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  1. Whatever they do it better still be the highest...

    Whatever they do it better still be the highest MPG non hybrid car and the least expensive or close to it. Otherwise they will leave their small niche.
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    Compression ratio is 11.5/1 as stated here...

    Compression ratio is 11.5/1 as stated here https://www.mitsubishi-motors.com/en/discoveries/motorshow/2012/pms2012/pdf/PMS_EnP_3A90.pdf

    I seem to recall that there are regional variations on that...
  3. 15352 I think you are missing a converter...

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    I think you are missing a converter seal#2 or 6 in the image. Not sure which one you need, I found both here for under 30 bucks, OEM.
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    I have taken the fabric off my seats and there...

    I have taken the fabric off my seats and there should not be a hole where your finger is. Foam is formed when a liquid filled with millions of very small bubbles becomes a spongy solid. Sometimes...
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    My advice would be to know that this car is a...

    My advice would be to know that this car is a niche vehicle separate from all other subcompact hatchbacks in the US. If you like the niche you will like the car. Thus far I really like the car and...
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    I ran a full tank of approximately E35 and saw a...

    I ran a full tank of approximately E35 and saw a max injector duty cycle of around 65% at wide open throttle near redline and O2 data showed the engine never went dangerously lean. My long and short...
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    Any updates on this old thread?

    Any updates on this old thread?
  8. Take the hubcaps off and listen. They can make...

    Take the hubcaps off and listen. They can make some funny noises sometimes.
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    How is it possible for a mechanic that drives an...

    How is it possible for a mechanic that drives an old beater Toyota to not see the virtue and niche appeal of the Mirage?
  10. It was a Scion Xa which shares bearings with the...

    It was a Scion Xa which shares bearings with the Toyota Yaris so the aftermarket is rich with affordable options. Local mechanic charged me 300 bucks and used aftermarket parts.

    Rotational...
  11. I have had a wheel bearing make that noise before...

    I have had a wheel bearing make that noise before and under the same circumstances. It made a rotational wa wa wa/minor grinding noise and only under light braking at slower speeds. Took a long...
  12. I just like knowing that I have keyless entry...

    I just like knowing that I have keyless entry when the base model Porsche Panamera doesn't.

    :p

    I really hope this car sells for a few more years relatively unchanged so we can get a good used...
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    Ok first, OP you need to look at this thread -...

    Ok first, OP you need to look at this thread - https://mirageforum.com/forum/showthread.php/1577-Recommended-Oil-Viscosities
    - Our engine does not ''need'' or ''require'' a 0w-20

    Does anyone have...
  14. Purely guessing but perhaps the fuze boxes are...

    Purely guessing but perhaps the fuze boxes are used in other vehicles (like our steering wheel), and those vehicles use the missing fuses?
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    To get more ground clearance you could try larger...

    To get more ground clearance you could try larger diameter tires - An extra inch or two can make a big difference.
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  16. Most reliable - 1986 BMW 325e. Nothing but...

    Most reliable - 1986 BMW 325e. Nothing but regular maintenance and it went about 325K miles, it was absolutely amazing. It was the transmission that finally died. If she burned oil I certainly...
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    Hey Steve, How often have you changed your...

    Hey Steve,

    How often have you changed your engine air filter and do you replace it with a quality one?
    Also, do you burn oil or have blowby issues?

    Sorry to thread jack. One thing that is as...
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    Sorry to bump an old thread. Alex, did you...

    Sorry to bump an old thread.

    Alex, did you ever run a full tank of E85?
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    I thought I felt a difference topping up with 3.5...

    I thought I felt a difference topping up with 3.5 gallons of E85. But as to how accurate my butt dyno is, is up for debate. It did seem slightly faster to me but I would not recommend the risk if...
  20. Maybe we actually have the safest car..........

    Maybe we actually have the safest car.......
    Sometimes I wonder which cars cause the least fatalities to others. Big SUVs are nice and safe.....if you are the driver. But in terms of overall safety...
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    Scotty used to have a video where he would get...

    Scotty used to have a video where he would get under a car that was supported solely by a jack (no jack stands). I called this out to him on youtube and he just got snarky. After that I lost...
  22. GL-5 is not a better or newer GL-4. The two...

    GL-5 is not a better or newer GL-4. The two raitings are for different applications. Gl-4 is for manual transmissions. Gl-5 is for, among other things, rear differentials etc. Some GL-5s claim to be...
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    175/80 R14 is the absolute largest tire that will...

    175/80 R14 is the absolute largest tire that will fit stock ride height. You can do the math to determine total outside tire diameter. Then estimate/take into consideration your drop. Not sure if...
  24. Thread: gear oil

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    At 20K miles (32,000km) on the fluid now, 80K...

    At 20K miles (32,000km) on the fluid now, 80K miles on the car, and it shifts very well when cold and when very hot.

    No objective data at this point, but subjectively everything is working very...
  25. Here is a 70w-80:...

    Here is a 70w-80: https://www.redlineoil.com/d4-atf

    Its marketed mostly as an ATF, but it's also GL4 rated (for manuals). I have been using it for 20K miles. Let's call it an experiment but so...
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