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    Engine Block Heater for 2014 Mirage?

    Has anyone installed a block heater yet? I wonder if there is a freeze plug location, or else I'll try a stick on pad style. I've noticed the CTV doesn't upshift very far until the coolant reaches at least 120F, and doesn't turn the gas off coasting until about 180F. It warms up faster with the passenger compartment heater turned off.

    UPDATE: Mitsu block heater part number & details posted in post #19



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    I was wondering about this too. Did you check with the dealer if they have a part number?

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    Hmmm ... reminds me back in time with diesel engines that needs warming up prior to starting hahahahaha ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewellja View Post
    Has anyone installed a block heater yet? I wonder if there is a freeze plug location, or else I'll try a stick on pad style. I've noticed the CTV doesn't upshift very far until the coolant reaches at least 120F, and doesn't turn the gas off coasting until about 180F. It warms up faster with the passenger compartment heater turned off.
    coasting and the ice shutsdown???
    did not know this was possible ? the start stop system would only work when you come to a standstill was my understanding

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    coasting and the ice shutsdown???
    I think sewellja is referring to DFCO (deceleration fuel cut-off), where fuel injectors shut off when you release the accelerator (above a certain engine RPM).

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    Also, I had a look at the Mitsu Canada web site, and there's no block heater listed as either standard or optional equipment.

    I checked the Canadian web sites for the Chevy Spark and Nissan Versa base, and they both come with a block heater as standard equipment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
    I think sewellja is referring to DFCO (deceleration fuel cut-off), where fuel injectors shut off when you release the accelerator (above a certain engine RPM).

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    Also, I had a look at the Mitsu Canada web site, and there's no block heater listed as either standard or optional equipment.

    I checked the Canadian web sites for the Chevy Spark and Nissan Versa base, and they both come with a block heater as standard equipment.
    Looks like an oversight on Mitsubishi's part to not offer this. Every car sold in Winnipeg comes with one (though most add it as an "option" and charge an extra $200 or so). I once spent a long time looking for the plug on a car I bought in the States - not realizing that it wasn't something standard on every car!

    When it gets really cold, a block heater is essential to get the car running. At -40, nothing starts, the oil is thick and the battery is weak. With a block heater the car will start, warm up faster, and it is easier on the engine, I am told, and it saves fuel as the engine wastes a bunch when it is cold (you can smell it in the frosty air most mornings around here).

    Should be a simple thing to retrofit, though. I'd be interested in knowing which works best/is easy to install (I once used a dipstick heater which worked ok but was a huge hassle).

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    I'd be pretty surprised if Mitsu didn't have a block heater as an optional part... even if its not listed.

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    Hi, ive purchased a new Mirage today, and ive talked to the dealer about the block heater, he says that Mitsu has not build a block heater for this engine yet but as soon as they become available they will call me and install it at no extra cost!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewellja View Post
    Has anyone installed a block heater yet? I wonder if there is a freeze plug location, or else I'll try a stick on pad style. I've noticed the CTV doesn't upshift very far until the coolant reaches at least 120F, and doesn't turn the gas off coasting until about 180F. It warms up faster with the passenger compartment heater turned off.
    At what temperature outside does your CVT not shift up?

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    Hi Edlupp...

    Please keep us posted on your block heater. Hopefully they get you one before winter runs out!

    Welcome to the forum.


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