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    The rubbery "piston ring" in a disc brake assy...

    The rubbery "piston ring" in a disc brake assy does the job of a return spring. Under pressure it seals real tight and is deformed a little outward by the piston going outward. At pressure release,...
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    Quote: " i just assumed all slave cylinders...

    Quote:
    " i just assumed all slave cylinders received the same amount of brake fluid pressure."

    Yes, they usually do before ABS sets in, unless they have a pressure-aleviation-valve which our cars...
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    First point. Here fuel contains either 5% or 10%...

    First point. Here fuel contains either 5% or 10% ethanol, depending on what you buy. The 10% is sold a bit cheaper, but you get maybe 2 to 3 % worse mpg.

    Braking: A few makers have the rear brakes...
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    Copied from thread:

    https://mirageforum.com/forum/showthread.php/4930-How-to-remove-and-replace-belt/page2?highlight=1340A146






    The correct belt for Mirage with A/C has 6 ribs and a...
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    The rear brakes engage at about 20% force as the...

    The rear brakes engage at about 20% force as the front. That said, the difference between front and back is dynamic and somewhat more complex, and the ABS controls the wheels from stopping rotation...
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    It certainly pays $$$ to periodically look at the...

    It certainly pays $$$ to periodically look at the linings of the brake shoes!

    Worn-out linings ruin drums in no time. Brake shoes are cheap and easy to replace, but if the drum assemblies are...
  7. Thread: Resonator Delete

    by foama
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    Bumping an old thread, what did you call...

    Bumping an old thread, what did you call "resonator"? The part circled above in post #19?
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    A pity the OEM parts are thrown away. Since mine...

    A pity the OEM parts are thrown away. Since mine is a European car, I'll just step back and leave it to a US owner to answer.
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    Sorry for you if some IQ wielding braniac threw...

    Sorry for you if some IQ wielding braniac threw it away!!!
    The drum is not just a drum, but a rear wheel hub assembly. Thankfully we can read the FSM.
    See part number 5 in the drawing of the US...
  10. What a terrible story! You live in Absurdistan?

    What a terrible story! You live in Absurdistan?
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    Look at the drum you have taken off. The magnetic...

    Look at the drum you have taken off. The magnetic ABS ring is around the innermost part of the hub, the hub being an integral part of the drum, the ring is a redish-brown plasticy looking thing. It...
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    Our Belt-Tension How To: ...

    Our Belt-Tension How To:


    https://mirageforum.com/forum/showthread.php/4028-Belt-Tension-Howto
  13. This car war treated with cavity wax in every...

    This car war treated with cavity wax in every cavity when it was new in 2014, and five years later again.

    With help of an endoscope I checked the wheel-arch cavities today, and found them clean,...
  14. The Punto as the Ypsilon has a rear axle hub as a...

    The Punto as the Ypsilon has a rear axle hub as a part in itself, and the brake drum is simply mounted on it. The torque for the Punto hub nut ( and Panda, and Cinquecento and many others...) is...
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    The K11 is a good bit smaller than the Mirage,...

    The K11 is a good bit smaller than the Mirage, but has a much more intelligently designed and boxier-shaped body. The seats are very much more comfortable too. While you can fit a regular-sized...
  16. Thread: A Pillar Clip

    by foama
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    On WeePay the sell plenty of different clip...

    On WeePay the sell plenty of different clip assortments for little $. You may want to look there.
    Since they are so cheap, its not really worth the extra trip to the dealer.
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    I don't see any corrosion either! The underbody...

    I don't see any corrosion either! The underbody gets hosed off a few times every year, and that helps. This car is driven in the rustbelt of Europe.
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    rear brakes after 7 years and 100 000km

    The OEM rear brakes on this 2014 European MT model are with 203mm drums.
    Some may be thinking of upgrading front rotors, but it might be worth the effort looking into upgrading the rear brakes to...
  19. No funny remarks about a Mirage around here! In...

    No funny remarks about a Mirage around here!
    In these parts a Mirage is a normal-sized car, some call it a family car. No wonder at fuel prices around the equivalent of US $10.- per gallon.

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    To replace coolant you need to drain the radiator...

    To replace coolant you need to drain the radiator and the engine block. The engine drain plug is located on the lower area of the block, the side towards the firewall, an allen key is needed. There...
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    Just take your time and do it as in post 2. Its...

    Just take your time and do it as in post 2. Its not difficult.
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    The forum's search function is very beneficial,...

    The forum's search function is very beneficial, but some seem to forget...

    If a belt is overtightened, the bearings in water pump, alternator and AC compressor are bound to disintegrate. Doing it...
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    Firstly, you do not need to take off the caliper...

    Firstly, you do not need to take off the caliper mounting bracket (6 in the FSM) to change pins and their boots, or to change pads. If you undo the caliper bracket for the lug studs, a bit of blue...
  24. No Problem! No point in discussing the obvious...

    No Problem! No point in discussing the obvious...
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    There are two little bolts mounted at the rear of...

    There are two little bolts mounted at the rear of the caliper, one on top, one on bottom. (Not the bolts holding the caliper-braket) If you remove them (the pins) you see the two pins and one tiny...
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