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    I vote for the angle grinder solution.With a...

    I vote for the angle grinder solution.With a spray bottle of water to put out any sparks that get out of hand....
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    I get the reason why manufacturers like unibody...

    I get the reason why manufacturers like unibody construction but IMHO anything that doesn't have a body on frame shouldn't be called a truck. Honda has one of these already and I just think of it as...
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    My battery is the original (2015) which is...

    My battery is the original (2015) which is excellent considering the winter temps up here.
    I should think about replacing it this fall...
    My last battery was for my lawn tractor from Walmart so I...
  4. I've activated the CC on a 2015 CVT. I found that...

    I've activated the CC on a 2015 CVT. I found that my car had the wiring already, I had to buy the keypad to fit the steering wheel online.
    I contacted Mitsubishi about buying the keypad from them...
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    Very nice, I'm thinking of converting my...

    Very nice, I'm thinking of converting my woodsplitter to 240 vac 4 hp or so, as I never take it out anymore.
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    I use an old garden tractor to cut an acre of...

    I use an old garden tractor to cut an acre of grass with a 42" snowblower attachment on it for the snow, driveway's deep & wide.Bought them used and rigged a power lift for the blower using a cheap...
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    Spring In Alberta!Looks like you could've used my...

    Spring In Alberta!Looks like you could've used my Argo that day....
  8. I have installed the factory Cruise Control using...

    I have installed the factory Cruise Control using the steering wheel buttons, and like you took the car in to the dealer so the function could be activated in ETACS.(my car is the 1.2 with the CVT...
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    I owned a Chevette back in the day that wouldn't...

    I owned a Chevette back in the day that wouldn't engage 1st while moving (with the clutch depressed) I was arguing with a relative that "sure, it'll go into first while rolling!" ....turned out it...
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    I finally found the meme that fit.... 20791

    I finally found the meme that fit....
    20791
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    It turns out my 'valve noise' was in fact loose...

    It turns out my 'valve noise' was in fact loose heat shields. Corroded fasteners. The dealer replaced them with stainless steel, on my way in 2 hours,that included some tsb work on the electrical...
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    Your ford deal sounds like mine. A used escort...

    Your ford deal sounds like mine. A used escort bought from the ford dealer in the 80's, I saw the valve seals were hard and blowing smoke at startup....fixed under warranty. A year later a TSB that I...
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    Mine sounds like that, in fact when parked next...

    Mine sounds like that, in fact when parked next to my brother's car with both engines running my brother (who has the mechanical aptitude of a gnat)noticed the ticking.
    Geez, I would have expected...
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    Talked with the service desk and they will look...

    Talked with the service desk and they will look at it Wednesday.
    They mentioned valve noise too, I always plug mine in before starting when it drops below -5C but this is a "new sound".
    No worries.
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    I have noticed a rattling noise in my otherwise...

    I have noticed a rattling noise in my otherwise smooth quiet engine....started about 2 weeks ago.
    I almost posted about it but thought it might be a loose heat shield, but the noise really doesn't...
  16. It's in the relay box located in the engine...

    It's in the relay box located in the engine compartment. There was a label in the lid/cover on my Mirage shouldn't be difficult to locate. Sorry, I don't have a picture, but there is one in post #52...
  17. "Able to See the Ground"? What sort of glue does...

    "Able to See the Ground"? What sort of glue does this guy sniff? What's next? "Oh well....the tires are too round & the wipers go back & forth, Terrible, awful "
  18. Like Fummins I've reused the pan gasket but I'd...

    Like Fummins I've reused the pan gasket but I'd get a new ORing for the cartridge filter, it's easily damaged.
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    I had the diesel version of the 3a92 in my Smart...

    I had the diesel version of the 3a92 in my Smart fortwo, might be worth a look.
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    I agree, this engine was the diesel version for the Smart fortwo, the reason I bought the Mirage after selling the fortwo. i googled "3a9"
  21. Thread: Wow!

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    D'oh....

    D'oh....
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    Wow!

    https://www.autoblog.com/2020/12/01/414k-mile-mitsubishi-mirage/
    414,000 miles on a 2014 mirage....
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    Yes there is a on/off setting for the Eco gauge,...

    Yes there is a on/off setting for the Eco gauge, it "bugged" me so I deactivated it....
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    No, I've decided to not open up the gauge cluster...

    No, I've decided to not open up the gauge cluster to do any more work because the C control works as does the improved T signal leds.
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    Sticky: I changed my oil/filter as well as the spark...

    I changed my oil/filter as well as the spark plugs at 70thousand km. Not strictly necessary as they are rated for 160thousand km but at $6 plug for the ngk iridiums it's cheap insurance. The idle...
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