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    Sticky: Hello all, . . . . I traded my Mirage in on a...

    Hello all,
    . . . . I traded my Mirage in on a 2019 Accord with 29K miles on it. Much nicer car. Sorry folks for leaving the Mitsu scene! I am enjoying my job at NAPA. It is hard but I am doing it!...
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    Sticky: Hello all, . . . . Is the rear sway bar still...

    Hello all,
    . . . . Is the rear sway bar still available?
    GOD Bless and Thanks,
    rich!
  3. Mark, . . . . I am hoping and praying for the...

    Mark,
    . . . . I am hoping and praying for the same thing. Yes, getting old is a real pain in the rear end. Hyundai in Brookshire which is about 35 miles away was looking for a parts driver but they...
  4. Mark and et al, . . . . After my first day at...

    Mark and et al,
    . . . . After my first day at work in 21 years I am beat and in a whole lot of pain. My right knee is bothering me. I will have to move slower tomorrow. I pushed too hard today. I...
  5. Hello all, . . . . My brakes and wheel bearings...

    Hello all,
    . . . . My brakes and wheel bearings have 140K miles on them. Working fine!
    GOD Bless and Thanks,\
    rich!
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    Atomic, . . . . Well I am debating whether or...

    Atomic,
    . . . . Well I am debating whether or not to keep my Mirage. If I keep it I am going to improve the suspension, cooling, add Oil Pressur, oil temp, voltmeter, Amp meter, and manifold...
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    Inuvik, Seven, . . . . You don't want to do...

    Inuvik, Seven,
    . . . . You don't want to do this. A cooler thermostat will not lower the maximum temp if the thermostat is working correctly. Seven you are correct in your assumption that it will...
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    Seven, . . . . Me too! :)! Very very close...

    Seven,
    . . . . Me too! :)! Very very close call. If I had been a third of a second closer I would have hit the car in front of me. If my response time had been 0.5 seconds instead of 0.2 seconds I...
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    Seven, . . . . I made sure that there were no...

    Seven,
    . . . . I made sure that there were no other vehicles around, that I was on a straight flat piece of very long road, and that there was no wind at all. I have good eyesight and I pay very...
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    Seven, . . . . I was born in Texas City. I have...

    Seven,
    . . . . I was born in Texas City. I have cousins all over the area but I don't know who they are. You are correct it gets very hot down here and humid. I plan on installing two hood vents on...
  11. Mark, . . . . Thanks! I start in the morning. I...

    Mark,
    . . . . Thanks! I start in the morning. I have a lunch date with my girl in 1.5 hours. How are you doing? I have 140K on Mirage. Have you seen these?...
  12. Fummins, . . . . Your first assumption is...

    Fummins,
    . . . . Your first assumption is correct. When the oil pressure is above a certain value the switch will be open and the light is off. Below that value, the switch closes, and the light...
  13. mohammad, . . . . That is an oil pressure...

    mohammad,
    . . . . That is an oil pressure switch. It is strictly binary. No pressure and the light is on and the engine is fried. An oil pressure sensor with an oil temperature reading can be very...
  14. Atomic, . . . . That is possible. Since these...

    Atomic,
    . . . . That is possible. Since these engines don't have an oil pressure or oil temperature sensor on them there is no way to tell without adding some gauges.
    GOD Bless and Thanks,
    rich!
  15. Dirt, . . . . I know what you mean. I have...

    Dirt,
    . . . . I know what you mean. I have blown up a few rotaries in my day. What turbo do you use?
    GOD Bless and Thanks,
    rich!
  16. Dirt, . . . . 1 thousand is on the tight side...

    Dirt,
    . . . . 1 thousand is on the tight side and it is especially troublesome with no oil groove. My 323 and Protégé both have 1.5 thousands on the bearings and they run with oil grooves. But my...
  17. Dirt, . . . . Because all of my education,...

    Dirt,
    . . . . Because all of my education, training, and experience tell me that a 50 weight oil at 200F provides better bearing protection than a 20 weight oil at 200F. There is a lot of...
  18. The Castrol Syntech of today is not the same as...

    The Castrol Syntech of today is not the same as the Syntech of 30 years ago. It is better and it was very good 30 years ago. I have been using Castrol for almost 50 years. I used Castrol GTX 10-40...
  19. Dirt, . . . . This where a lot of people get...

    Dirt,
    . . . . This where a lot of people get confused about how multi-viscosity oils work. Remember the first number is what applies when the oil is cold. So when it is cold it pours like a 5...
  20. Inuvik, . . . . There are several other...

    Inuvik,
    . . . . There are several other factors. I sleep in my car for 6 to 8 hours and I leave it running. I don't think that anyone else does that. I drive at 75 to 85 mph for hour after hour....
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    Hello all, . . . . Yes, I have completed my...

    Hello all,
    . . . . Yes, I have completed my move to TX. I live in Columbus which is about 70 miles West of Houston. I am still unpacking things. My computer didn't like the move. I lost several...
  22. Inuvik, . . . . Possible but I don't think so....

    Inuvik,
    . . . . Possible but I don't think so. Remember that at 200F 50 weight oil pours like water. When I tow I change the oil every 3K miles. When I change the oil at 7.5K miles the oil is just...
  23. Crossbolt, . . . . Exactly! They do not have...

    Crossbolt,
    . . . . Exactly! They do not have cast iron sleeves. Like I said I lost one at 72.5K miles and I believe that this engine at 66K is going away. It peaked at 210,210, 205. It is now down...
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    Sticky: I also replaced the factory horn with a louder...

    I also replaced the factory horn with a louder after market horn!
    GOD Bless and Thanks,
    rich!
  25. Dave, . . . . Did you complete the engine...

    Dave,
    . . . . Did you complete the engine rebuild? I am concerned about the damage to the cylinder walls. Since the surface hardening is very thin any damage gets into the underlying aluminum which...
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