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    I have posted this in another thread but I'll...

    I have posted this in another thread but I'll toss it in again here...


    How hot does the CVT fluid in a Mirage have to get before the driver gets an overheating warning?

    Answer: 137 C (279...
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    Nice write-up and pictures. Thanks for posting...

    Nice write-up and pictures. Thanks for posting it. I don't have a CVT but I'm still interested in the process.

    I'm still waiting for someone to send in a sample of used Mirage CVT fluid for an...
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    This (https://brimsimports.biz/) salvage yard in...

    This salvage yard in Ohio says it has a silver front bumper assembly for a 2018...and it's only $200...


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    Here's the answer when I asked them if this tool...

    Here's the answer when I asked them if this tool will work on a 2014-2020 Mirage...



    At least they are are being up front when they say it won't work on a Mirage...yet.




    The Mirage is...
  5. You can check out Blackstone Labs...

    You can check out Blackstone Labs. A standard oil analysis is $30.

    You can check out this thread where I have posted some oil analysis reports from my own Mirage.
  6. An oil analysis would be interesting on the...

    An oil analysis would be interesting on the failed engine (wear metals, fuel dilution, etc.). But I can't blame you for kicking it into a dumpster and not worrying about it at this point. ;)
  7. Thanks for reporting back. Hopefully we can...

    Thanks for reporting back. Hopefully we can learn something from your experience.

    Just out of curiosity...what do you mean by no compression? Are we talking like 3 PSI on every cylinder? How...
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    That's meant as an inside joke (I guess?) to...

    That's meant as an inside joke (I guess?) to people familiar with their products. That device she is holding when the video starts is the original TPMS tool Ateq introduced several years ago.

    I...
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    New TPMS Tool: Ateq Quickset X

    UPDATE: See post #4. As of October 2020, this tool will not work on a Mirage. :(


    Ateq has a new $300 TPMS tool called the Quickset X that will supposedly do an "OBD relearn" on most vehicles....
  10. Thread: My new toy

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    A Crown Vic with 3 pedals...that's pretty...

    A Crown Vic with 3 pedals...that's pretty frigging cool! :cool: It looks really well done, too. Even the license plate. ;)

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    I owned 2 Crown Vics and a Grand Marquis. I spent a lot of...
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    Thanks for the Bartec heads-up! I also had to...

    Thanks for the Bartec heads-up! I also had to jump through some hoops to get my Tech400SD "assigned" to me in their system.

    For $150, I will probably bite the bullet and update mine, too.

    I...
  12. Good luck and keep us posted. Catastrophic...

    Good luck and keep us posted.

    Catastrophic engine failures are extremely rare in these cars, so it will be interesting to see what you find.
  13. If it still won't fire with new spark plugs, try...

    If it still won't fire with new spark plugs, try a quick shot of starting fluid in the throttle body just to see if you can get it to turn over. That might help narrow down whether you have a fuel...
  14. No. I have a late build 2015 (December 2015) and...

    No. I have a late build 2015 (December 2015) and my car has never had this TSB done.

    Check this post: TSB Rich Air Fuel Ratio at Cold Ambient Temperatures

    AFFECTED VEHICLES: Certain 2014 -...
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    I've jacked around with my sensors so much, it's...

    I've jacked around with my sensors so much, it's hard to remember if I had an OEM one fail. But I think I did have an OEM one die...and I also had an aftermarket replacement sensor die.

    I'm not...
  16. Thread: Weed!

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    I guess Dirk was absent the day they showed Refer...

    I guess Dirk was absent the day they showed Refer Madness in high school health class?!? :p

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    I don't care what you smoke...but how do you get hired anywhere? Is there any employer who...
  17. Thanks Mark...I always forget about that yellow...

    Thanks Mark...I always forget about that yellow fuse thingy being a problem! :)
  18. Here's the fuse layout if you don't have your...

    Here's the fuse layout if you don't have your Owner's Manual handy...

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    I have a standard 6.2" Kenwood head unit......

    I have a standard 6.2" Kenwood head unit...
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    It fits the dash well, has lots of features, and didn't break the bank. I'm not sure what benefit I would get from a larger display. Do you...
  20. Do we need to add this one to the "What to do...

    Do we need to add this one to the "What to do when you have a problem that makes no sense" list? ;)

    1) Remove any bluetooth device from the OBDII port if you are using one
    2) If you have changed...
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    I've always wondered about the operating...

    I've always wondered about the operating temperature range of CVT fluid.

    If normal CVT fluid temps are expected to be close to engine coolant temperatures, then why is the CVT overheating...
  22. Not sure what that's all about...but you aren't...

    Not sure what that's all about...but you aren't clearing OBD codes without a tool.

    This one on Amazon will do what you need and it's only $23. Yeah...I know...it's not free. But you'll need it...
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    Do they give you a gas analyzer printout (CO, HC,...

    Do they give you a gas analyzer printout (CO, HC, CO2, O2, NOx) when it fails? Here in the US, the guys working at the emissions testing centers usually don't necessarily know a lot. So blindly...
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    I think MirageRally was experiencing some sort of...

    I think MirageRally was experiencing some sort of temporary glitch in the operation of his TPMS system. For some reason, his TPMS computer simply wasn't getting valid pressure readings from each...
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    Sticky: Any chance you have alignment printouts from...

    Any chance you have alignment printouts from before and after installing the wheels and sway bar? :confused:
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