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    Can you post the exact Optima yellow top model...

    Can you post the exact Optima yellow top model number that you got for your Mirage? Did it fit right in the plastic battery cover?

    -Charlie-
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    Thankss for sharing! I'm using Mobil1 EP too!...

    Thankss for sharing! I'm using Mobil1 EP too! What was the time interval for you to get to 15K miles?

    -Charlie-
  3. I was definitely looking into getting those...

    I was definitely looking into getting those things for when my tires needed changing! Alas, my car getting totaled before 30K miles changed this.

    Apparently, dynamic balancing such that is done...
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    Thanks for the update! Yea, I hear ya - I was...

    Thanks for the update! Yea, I hear ya - I was leaning more towards getting the factory stuff too. Man, I'm really curious to see someone use aftermarket stuff so we can get a report on how well it...
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    Hopefully it's not totaled. I don't know why...

    Hopefully it's not totaled. I don't know why people were telling me that I'd be driving a 'much better car' after getting insurance settlement. If you are granted a total loss check from the...
  6. It was on my 2014 Mirage that got wrecked...

    It was on my 2014 Mirage that got wrecked recently. Battery at the time of change was 2 years old, outside all the time in FL, never really under shade. Battery still tested fine at the time, but I...
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    Sorry to hear about the crash, but yea, join the...

    Sorry to hear about the crash, but yea, join the club! My experience was no fun at all. Did the other party in the crash deny responsibility?

    -Charlie-
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    -Nice! What fluid did you wind up using?...

    -Nice! What fluid did you wind up using? Mitsubishi CVT Fluid or aftermarket. If aftermarket, which did you use? I was looking at an Amsoil version.

    -I just want to know if there's a filter we...
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    Dang dude, sorry to see you go! Don't know why...

    Dang dude, sorry to see you go! Don't know why it's gotta be like that, but dealerships can have a way of ruining anything.

    -Charlie-
  10. Good advice. Not sure I would have kept using...

    Good advice. Not sure I would have kept using that filter though after cleaning it. Was that some sort of mold I saw growing on it?? If so, toss it for sure.

    -Charlie-
  11. Thread: Engine wash

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    For my mental assurance, I'd at least cover up...

    For my mental assurance, I'd at least cover up the air intake and the alternator before washing the engine bay.

    -Charlie-
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    YES! Get that dash cam..like yesterday! I...

    YES! Get that dash cam..like yesterday! I installed a really cool one that mounts on your rearview mirror and replaces the rearview mirror since it is a mirror itself..hope that made sense lol. ...
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    @dale - dang, that's crazy! Pretty annoying...

    @dale - dang, that's crazy! Pretty annoying right? Our cars totally destroyed, their's can be fixed in an afternoon lol.

    -Charlie-
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    Dude, awesome write up man. I honestly don't...

    Dude, awesome write up man. I honestly don't understanding the pricing scheme for OEM components even for simple things like this! They would undoubtedly have more units sold if the price was not...
  15. BTW, for anyone looking for new OEM Mitsu...

    BTW, for anyone looking for new OEM Mitsu components:

    http://www.mitsubishipartssource.com/

    Beware though, as might be expected, OEM costs a LOT!

    -Charlie-
  16. @ MightyMirage - ah I see, that makes more sense....

    @ MightyMirage - ah I see, that makes more sense. I was under the impression that you were saying $800 for all of those NEW. Those are all used, but who cares, saves you a bunch in the end and it's...
  17. Nice to hear that there are actually people that...

    Nice to hear that there are actually people that take responsibility!

    IF they are replacing completely with OEM components, then yes, that cost is consistent with the damage. Only place I've come...
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    Well, bright spot I guess is that I at least had...

    Well, bright spot I guess is that I at least had 25k miles on it before getting it wrecked by someone.

    My left ear actually WAS ringing right after the accident. However, after 6 hours most of...
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    Yea, you can get into a pretty bad accident and...

    Yea, you can get into a pretty bad accident and come out in one piece alright, but you know the really messed up part??

    The other car was able to drive home with what looked to be only minor...
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    @ Top Fuel - no idea how much the damage was, but...

    @ Top Fuel - no idea how much the damage was, but obviously considerable since the insurance company deemed it more economical to issue a total loss check for the vehicle rather than to attempt to...
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    Demise of my 2014 Mirage!

    Hey guys, just wanted to share the end of my story with my 2014 Mirage. Was driving straight through a green light last month on a Thursday night, but for some reason the other driver (BMW) made a...
  22. @ Eggman - I used hairdryer to heat everything up...

    @ Eggman - I used hairdryer to heat everything up which helped me remove the emblems with the waxed dental floss. However..the sticky, rubbery junk left afterwards did not want to get off. Maybe I...
  23. Thanks to the helpful info on this forum, I went...

    Thanks to the helpful info on this forum, I went ahead and removed not only the tri-star mitsu emblem from the back, but also the ones saying 'Mitsubishi' and 'Mirage'.

    I used waxed dental floss,...
  24. Thanks for the info man! -Charlie-

    Thanks for the info man!

    -Charlie-
  25. Debadging Mitsubishi Tri-Star Emblem from back hatch?

    I have a 2015 Mirage hatchback.

    Was looking into removing the Mitsubishi Tri-Star Emblem on the back door hatch, but before doing that, was wondering if anyone has done this already?

    Is the...
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