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  1. How about the United Nations? Some ghostdrivers...

    How about the United Nations?
    Some ghostdrivers don't believe in universally valid international agreements and regulations and think they have the liberty to write their own opposing "standards"....
  2. To summarize, mandatory compliance to both the ...

    To summarize, mandatory compliance to both the

    1.) "World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations" recommendation 39
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    2.) the identical UNECE R39

    mandates the speed to be...
  3. Good luck, and don't forget a reserve canister!...

    Good luck, and don't forget a reserve canister! You don't want to run out of fuel half way between Ipswich and Toowoomba.
  4. Mine has only one exterior lock for the entire...

    Mine has only one exterior lock for the entire car, and a lever near the driver seat inside for the trunk. Nothing else.
  5. Was the fillerpiping changed? My 2014 has a...

    Was the fillerpiping changed? My 2014 has a simpler assy. It has neither the sausage shaped thing beneath the filler cap, nor the cover "filler neck protector".

    No matter if metric or medieval...
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    I remember a thread in TeamSwift around 2004... ...

    I remember a thread in TeamSwift around 2004...

    Anyway, nowadays we have some excellent PAO and Ester based fully synthetic oils with fantastic Viscosity Indexes (VI) we didn't dare dreaming of...
  7. Thread: Spring clamps

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    How about a set of Eibach springs? The rear sways...

    How about a set of Eibach springs? The rear sways less, and they don't need anything to correct a misfit because they fit perfectly.
  8. WRONG OIL! Problem solved. The FSM and the...

    WRONG OIL! Problem solved.



    The FSM and the owners manuals for the original Suzuki-made Swifts call for 75W90 GL3/GL4, but the OEM filling is different! Probably was 75W85 mineral-based GL3/4....
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    Great news! If it were mine, I would try to get...

    Great news!
    If it were mine, I would try to get some 75W80 GL4 and change it in spring.

    Edit:

    @MetroMPG:

    So it had the wrong stuff in it, problem solved. Just think of the poor former owner...
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    @Metro You said it hardly ran out when drained...

    @Metro
    You said it hardly ran out when drained at 5C 41F. Thats not normal at all.
    If what came out is thicker than the 75W85 you already have, you can rejoice and party, because the synchro rings...
  11. Sorry I can't help further. I would just in case...

    Sorry I can't help further.
    I would just in case look at the wiring. Maybe something torn, broken? Include the connectors behind the grey panel to the left of your left foot, and take a very close...
  12. Congratulations on your findings! The next step...

    Congratulations on your findings!
    The next step would be to check the mechanical adjustment of the switch assy.
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    Its a f***ing shame and so unnecessary. Some are...

    Its a f***ing shame and so unnecessary. Some are so stupid, they ruin manual gearboxes because of straw in their head instead of brains!

    In these parts, some driving schools teach those that don't...
  14. I have neither an AS&G nor an automatic, but I...

    I have neither an AS&G nor an automatic, but I would do this:

    Check the brake switch again, it should actually be two switches in one case. One for the brake light, another one for the ECU (ECM)...
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    @ MetroMPG: An alternative could be to use...

    @ MetroMPG: An alternative could be to use straight 75W/GL4, which is usually thinner in the cold than 75W/80. Lacking even that if its all that bad, remove about 0,5L gearbox oil and top up with...
  16. No need to question your sanity! Mitsubishi's...

    No need to question your sanity! Mitsubishi's sanity is in question for grossly overpricing parts.
    Your trusted mechanic probably just looked up Mitsubishi as a parts source, but there are tons of...
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    The battery voltage on our cars is just the same...

    The battery voltage on our cars is just the same as on every 12V car. During regeneration while decelerating above maybe 2750rpm or so, the alternator puts out its maximum possible current to the...
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    The brake regeneration on our cars is no way as...

    The brake regeneration on our cars is no way as effective as on a hybrid! They do have regeneration none the less.

    On our cars it is just the alternator putting a full load (=full charge) when...
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    The OEM Hitachi batteries are built for...

    The OEM Hitachi batteries are built for regenerative braking.

    With the foot off the gas and the engine reving, the generator "brakes" the engine a bit and charges the battery regardless of any...
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    I would rather shove a hay fork into my foot than...

    I would rather shove a hay fork into my foot than pay $1000 for exchanging a starter! I would have deserved it if I were that stupid!

    There are plenty of cheap aftermarket new and rebuilt...
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    As a reminder we have a Belt Tensioner How To: ...

    As a reminder we have a Belt Tensioner How To:

    https://mirageforum.com/forum/showthread.php/4028-Belt-Tension-Howto
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    1) It is not in the steering column. It is...

    1) It is not in the steering column. It is pushing on the pinion behind the rack of the steering gear, being an integral part of it, and the steering gear assembly is mounted on the front axle body....
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    Yup! Mandated by law in all of Europe. Because...

    Yup! Mandated by law in all of Europe.
    Because you asked, the reason behind is, some ass without a drivers license could steel the car and run over somebody else. Doing something to get people...
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    @ soulhound: Yes, the issue of that thread was...

    @ soulhound:
    Yes, the issue of that thread was self-centering. I bought a used steering gear for examining the issue, which lead to various findings. That Noise is positively the little die-cast...
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    Confirmed. Don't worry. There is a thread about...

    Confirmed. Don't worry.
    There is a thread about the "sticking" non self-centering steering and what can be done about it. It is a bit difficult to read because of plenty of off-topic and...
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