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Thread: Speck :: 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage ES (Garage entry)

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    Speck
    2015
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    Mirage ES
    Sapphire Blue
    5 speed manual
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    Disabled automatic air conditioning, saving fuel and prolonging life of the compressor.

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    Fumoto F106SX oil drain valve for easy, simple oil changes.
    ZeroStart 3100111 Engine Block Heater

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    Increased tire pressure for improved fuel economy.

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    Another fuel log entry. For kicks, I added up my fuel consumption & cost for the first year of ownership.

    180.385 gallons
    $405.12 at an average price of $2.245 per gallon.

    I still really enjoy driving this car.


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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 49.6 mpg (US) ... 21.1 km/L ... 4.7 L/100 km ... 59.6 mpg (Imp)


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    Just arrived


    I got it for logging data. Should be fun.

    Any requests on what to track? What are the favorite apps?

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 49.6 mpg (US) ... 21.1 km/L ... 4.7 L/100 km ... 59.6 mpg (Imp)


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    Can you do a little write up on that thing once your a little more framiliar? How far did you travel on the yearly totaled 180 gallons?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MightyMirageMpg View Post
    Can you do a little write up on that thing once your a little more framiliar?
    Sure! I look forward to using this to learn more about my car.
    Quote Originally Posted by MightyMirageMpg View Post
    How far did you travel on the yearly totaled 180 gallons?
    I added up my entries from my forum fuel log. The odometer read 9236 at my last fill-up - so that minus the 60 miles on the car upon purchase.

    I don't think this accounts for the dealer fill-up.

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    That's great for an overal year average

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    Using the OBDLink software with the bluetooth adapter, I've been watching my instant fuel economy as well as a few other displays. I have to be careful to not get too distracted by it. I have used it to soften my acceleration and see right away improvement in fuel usage.

    I've also noticed my fuel consumption does better coasting in neutral instead of in gear using deceleration fuel cut-off, as I learned here on the forum. I figured I would get better numbers coasting in gear. Any ideas as to why? Has anyone else noticed this?

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    A true dfco scenario you receive infinite mpg!

    Is there any info on (fuel cut) specific to the mirage? (Beyond General knowledge and speculation)

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    Finally - my first oil change

    9990 miles. I haven't even hit 10,000 miles yet. The dealer changed out the factory fill at 5043 miles.

    I was surprised at how dirty the old oil looked. I should have taken a picture of it. It didn't look that dirty on the dipstick when I would check it. Go figure.

    Used Mobil1 EP (Extended Protection) 0W-20 oil and filter and installed the new Fumoto F106SX valve. I got the oil from WalMart and the Fumoto valve & accessories online through Fumoto.

    Fumoto F106SX: New Generation Valve with 14mm-1.5 Threads
    Hose Kit for S and SX-type Valves with 3/8" Short Nipples





























    For proper drainage, the Fumoto valve has to be angled down and thus will protrude below the oil pan. Judging by this last picture, it doesn't appear to be lower than the crossmember, so that's good.

    The amount of rust forming on the crossmember is disappointing. It's been a tough year for road salt here. The body looks fine so far.

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    Adjusting the MID Maintenance Reminder Interval

    After studying the instructions found in the post by ahausheer titled How to reset maintenance reminder and/or change service interval I was able to successfully do both. I've noted my findings and will document them below. I'm still not sure what exactly they mean. Hopefully someone else can comment on and fill in the details.

    I explored this feature with 10,007 U.S. miles on my odometer. I found that when I initially chose a setting, it gave one reading for months - not all settings read mileage. All settings gave a different reading after I cleared the Maintenance Reminder. I don't understand this completely, but I think it is described in the service manual and I included a comment on it in the notes section below.

    Instructions for canceling the service reminder warning (Clear) and setting the schedule can be found in the service manual at page 54A-60. The various schedules are not described.


    Display Best Guess at
    Schedule Description
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    Miles
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    Months
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    nor Normal 20,000 5 27,500 11 (3)
    Seu Severe 16,300 2 20,000 5
    OFF Off
    JPn_10 Japan #10 5 17
    JPn_11 Japan #11 5 11
    JPn_20 Japan #20 5 11
    JPn_30 Japan #30 5 17
    JPn_31 Japan #31 5 11
    JPn_40 Japan #40 2 5
    9cc_10 ? 14,000 5 20,000 11
    AuS Australia 10,000 5 20,000 17
    nAS_10 North America #10 20,000 5 27,500 11 (4)
    nAS_11 North America #11 16,300 2 20,000 5 (5)
    nAS_20 North America #20 15,000 6 (1)
    nAS_21 North America #21 12,500 5
    Eu_10 European Union #10 8,000 5 17,000 17
    Eu_11 European Union #11 15,000 5 27,500 17
    Eu_20 European Union #20 8,000 5 12,500 11
    9cc_20 ? 2,000 5 5,000 11

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    1. I selected nAS_20 for six-month reminders. I'll revisit this with usage to see how the reminder behaves, but want to avoid changing the schedule and performing another Clear to reset the counter. For my use, I'm sure the Normal schedule would work just fine.
    2. Page 54A-55 of the service manual describes using a MUT-III scan tool to change the reminder settings, and discuss a Periodic Reminder schedule and a Extra Reminder. I initially thought this describes what happens when I performed a Clear after selecting a schedule - although I think what I did was Clear the next reminder, as described below.
    3. This was the schedule set from the factory for my Mirage.
    4. Same as Normal?
    5. Same as Severe?
    6. The service manual has this Caution about canceling the Service Reminder Warning using the 'Meter Information Switch':
      1. Be careful not to execute the service reminder warning cancellation by operating the switch again after erasing the service reminder warning indicator which is currently output, because the next warning period will be cancelled.
      2. If the next warning period is cancelled by mistake, the cancelled warning period can be restored by setting a schedule different from the current one once, and then returning it to the previous schedule.

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    Not much going on, really.

    I updated my fuel log. Kinda late too. I last filled up on May 24 and am maybe halfway through this fill-up. I've dusted off my bicycle and have been commuting by bike. Lovely weather too. Glad I'm back to riding again as I'm able. Schedules will change over the summer and I won't always be able to ride, so I want to take advantage of it while I can. I get great fuel economy that way.

    It's funny getting behind the wheel and driving Speck when I have to. I've been riding to work, my daughter's swim practice, and the occasional recreational ride and I really haven't driven much. This tank ought to last a while.

    Cheers!


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