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    Swarthy
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    1/18 - Coroplast grill block

    12/17 - Scangauge II

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eggman View Post
    That's weird. I wonder what happened there?

    Have you checked the vehicle for contraband?
    Haha. Well, I'll have to take the console apart to fix it I think. So, we'll see whats in there!


    Quote Originally Posted by Eggman View Post
    Is there any value in measuring outlet temperature and velocity, or is a check with your calibrated hand enough?
    Hand check is more than enough to feel that there is a huge temperature difference.


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    I'd also just like it here for record, but this is an early 2014. It does not have any of the mid-2014 updates done to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daox View Post
    I'd also just like it here for record, but this is an early 2014. It does not have any of the mid-2014 updates done to it.
    That means it should fall under the early-production quality control standards.

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    Two things.

    Yesterday for giggles I used my laser thermometer to check the temp of the heated air from Shelby.

    Back in the middle vent the temp was 198f! Back in the driver side vent was 165f. Kind of shocked me.

    Also, I missed a Mirage with 133,000 for <$3k. I didn't know the engines were so tough so I passed on it. It was a loaded SE 5mt. Not next time. I'll scoop it up and have a great second car. Will be kicking myself for awhile, I'm sure
    Zero, my 2014 ES Plus gone but not forgotten. We're driving the Beetle of the 21st century

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    Just got in from the first night of working on Swarthy. It was pretty productive.

    First thing I did was check out that cabin filter. Should have done it at the dealer! Oh well. I've seen worse. I cleaned it out for now and put it back in.

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    Next up, new shoes. I had these Sport Edition D5 wheels with Fuzion HRI tires laying around for another car I have. They'll suffice until a deal rolls around on some RE92s or Enasaves for the stock steelies. They aren't quite the right size, but they're pretty close. The tire is a 185/55/R14. I'll have to get some better pictures in the daylight, and clean up the tires. They've been sitting a while...

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    Last, but not least. Here are the tires that came off the car. I examined them to see the wear pattern. Both the fronts and rears show signs of toe in. They don't appear horrible, but could be improved upon. Of course I have no idea how often the other owner rotated his tires, so it has to be taken with a grain of salt.

    Here are the fronts.

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    Here are the rears. It looks like the driver's side tire has more tread, but it really doesn't. It was just the angle of the light.

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    Looking good!

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage ES 1.2 automatic: 40.5 mpg (US) ... 17.2 km/L ... 5.8 L/100 km ... 48.7 mpg (Imp)


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    Quote Originally Posted by inuvik View Post
    Looking good!
    Yep! There's lots of forum members who would love to have those alloy rims.

    So, did cleaning the cabin air filter change your heater problem?

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    Here is a daytime shot of the new wheels on the car. I agree, they do look nice.

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    Unfortunately, they do also rub! I can't turn too sharp or I get rubbing on the wheel well. For now I'll live with it and be careful until I get new OEM sized tires.

    Edit: The rub has been fixed! It was a protruding wheel well plastic panel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eggman View Post
    So, did cleaning the cabin air filter change your heater problem?
    Sadly, no it did not. I also wasn't really able to try and vacuum out the chamber where the cabin filter goes either. It was on the edge of getting dark and I couldn't see anything. I'll have to start digging through it some day when I have more time and light. I looked through the service manual and it doesn't really go into the inner workings of the heater core and ventilation system as far as I could see. Looks like I'll probably have to find out the hard way! Of course you'll get lots of pics as I discover whats going on.

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    Maybe that's why the shifter boot was askew.


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