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  1. Better than quickly rusting away under my butt! ...

    Better than quickly rusting away under my butt!

    Seriously, it is not very much effort on a new car. If its already rusty, its going to be so much more work and effort.
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    Maybe you would like to look at our Belt...

    Maybe you would like to look at our Belt Tensioner How To

    https://mirageforum.com/forum/showthread.php/4028
  3. I was concerned too! Had a car that rusted away...

    I was concerned too! Had a car that rusted away under my butt in no time, and didn't want to see that again.
    Those boxed sections were thoroughly waxed with rattle can cavity spray when it was new...
  4. The car below is from 2014, driven in the rust...

    The car below is from 2014, driven in the rust belt of Europe. See for yourself:


    21095





    At age two the underside was thoroughly steam cleaned, all rust completely sanded away,...
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    Certainly not from the factory! Probably the...

    Certainly not from the factory! Probably the previous owner knows nothing about it. Maybe a rattle can of cavity spray leaked?
    I would remove the stuff from around the perimeter for protecting it...
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    Update! Hope this helps. You could get a...

    Update! Hope this helps.

    You could get a CV-joint for both wheel side and gearbox side from:

    Maker FEBEST part number 0410-A13 (CVT, wheel side) = OEM MITSUBISHI 3815A423, 3815A424 (€105.66)
    ...
  7. These bi-annual safety and emission tests take...

    These bi-annual safety and emission tests take about 90 minutes for a quick engineer to complete. Everything that is different from the original manufacturers type approval gets the car off the road,...
  8. Dunno about in the States, but in these parts a...

    Dunno about in the States, but in these parts a missing insulating battery terminal cover will make you fail the regular mandatory safety and emission test. Without a valid test the car is off the...
  9. I have exactly same key as pictured in post 7 and...

    I have exactly same key as pictured in post 7 and it features a built-in transponder just as post 7 says.
    It is certainly not blank, but fully functional.
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    Just ask you local radio&TV technician for a 10...

    Just ask you local radio&TV technician for a 10 Amp diode. This diode must be able to power the full current of the high beams. A 1N4xxx is far too weak. Usually there is a ring printed around one...
  11. Good it works again! The sort of keys you got...

    Good it works again!
    The sort of keys you got are the sort where the chip easily gets lost. If for example the key is in your pocket while carrying a big heavy box, it will break apart easily...
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    On many tyre makers web pages, they actually...

    On many tyre makers web pages, they actually state tread depth.
    On practically every tyre, the new tread is 7.6mm. (No idea how much that is in mediaval measures)

    Some tyres have a treadwear...
  13. My car is also a 2014. The key with push buttons...

    My car is also a 2014. The key with push buttons is exactly like yours.
    In your photo the chip would be seated in the recess within the yellow circle. My other key has no push buttons, exactly like...
  14. @vatorres: See the first post of this thread!...

    @vatorres:
    See the first post of this thread! The chip is glued in place, and has a red circle around it. Read the text of post1 to understand.

    Sorry for you mate, you've lost the bloody chip! If...
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    Good to hear its OK now. Another method to check...

    Good to hear its OK now.
    Another method to check front bearings:
    You could jack it up in front on both sides and support each side on stands with something like wooden blocks, so both front wheels...
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    I've never done that before. I think the hub (and...

    I've never done that before. I think the hub (and wheel bearing) needs to come out first before the front brake shield "dust cover" can be replaced.
    If it looks rusted, maybe you could remove the...
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    How about these? Thats where I got mine from, and...

    How about these? Thats where I got mine from, and they weren't expensive either, including customs and freight to Europe from the other side of the globe.


    See:...
  18. Understood! The white stuff might be residue...

    Understood!

    The white stuff might be residue from some sort of radiator repair sealant. If coolant were very low, the stuff would form on exposed surfaces. Could also explain why the engine went...
  19. There is a separate thread on that! Summarized: ...

    There is a separate thread on that!
    Summarized:
    With mostly 2014/2015 cars, heater core and coolant react to produce a gummy, sticky goo that clogs the core.
    Prevention is to thoroughly flush the...
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    FYI: Shocks and struts are available from more...

    FYI: Shocks and struts are available from more than one maker. These are top of the hitlist:

    KYB-Asia
    Front: 3320014 (OEM 4060A379; 4060A345))
    Rear: 348083 (for practically all rear OEM sorts,...
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    Assuming you did it right, the mechanism...

    Assuming you did it right, the mechanism installed correctly, the drum and lining fit, (for checking, place the new shoes into the removed drum, and the lining should mate the drum surface all way...
  22. Your belt is a 6PK895 (6 ribs 895mm length) but...

    Your belt is a 6PK895 (6 ribs 895mm length) but the correct belt is 6PK906 with 906mm length.
    The same belt is OEM for Mirage without A/C.
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    Swoop03, welcome here! Sounds like you don't...

    Swoop03, welcome here!
    Sounds like you don't have money to waste on others working for you, and do all maintenance and repairs yourself. Same here! I was raised in a workshop and rebuilt engines,...
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    See thread: Belt Tension, How To ...

    See thread:

    Belt Tension, How To

    https://mirageforum.com/forum/showthread.php/4028



    The correct belt for Mirage with A/C has 6 ribs and a length of 1240mm.
    Some makers offer a length of...
  25. Dave, sorry to hear about that, and thanks for...

    Dave, sorry to hear about that, and thanks for posting pix. Presumably you have the FSM?

    My 2014 has about 100 000km (60 000m) on it and thankfully no such problems at all.

    I wonder if the...
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