V6FTO - Documenting, sharing and preserving the Japanese car of the year 1994

Welcome to the Interactive manual
of the Mitsubishi FTO

White Mitsubishi FTO
The FTO is an amazing little vehicle, It is capable of turning heads even today.
The down side is that all to many fail the MOT or have been crashed and dismantled.
With so few left I felt it important to do something about preserving this fun vehicle.
Inside this site you will find useful information that has been learned whilst my own
FTO goes through its process of being fixed and repaired. I will document as much as I
can as easy as possible. Enjoy...

How to Get the Diagnostics to Work on the FTO

How to Get the Diagnostics to Work on the FTO

Posted on September 3rd, 2017

The FTO suffers a harsh card with emissions. Many of these cars have been unfairly date registered because the registered date cannot be verified, meaning that they have stricter emissions tests are used. Two options are available to people with cars like this and wanting to keep the car. You can get the emissions down or get the DVLA to change the Date registered to a date before August 1995. I will be attempting both but having good emissions means a healthy engine so we can hook up to the On Board Diagnostics (a.k.k OBD) to find out whats happening inside the engine.

How to hook up the diagnostics on the FTO.

Fixing the Engine Cooling Fan

How To Fix the Engine Cooling Fan

Posted on September 3rd, 2017

A while ago the Fan failed to operate when the engine had reached the temperature and needed cooling. I advised to fit a switch in the engine bay so it can be turned on manually to get it past the MOT. Obviously this is not the ideal solution so this is how I got the fan functioning correctly how it was supposed to.

How we fixed the fan.