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  1. Quote: the top reason to buy Mirage was fuel...

    Quote: the top reason to buy Mirage was fuel efficiency, which is almost 30 percent higher than the segment average.


    I don't understand.
    Is he saying it uses 30% more fuel than segment...
  2. Thread: Oddball antenna

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    My 2014 still has the original short antenna on...

    My 2014 still has the original short antenna on the rear of the roof, and in the Alps I can listen to BBC Radio 4 on long wave (198kHz).
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    The picture below shows the profile it needs to...

    The picture below shows the profile it needs to be. That sort of profile is rather common, but take the original rubber blade or the photo to the store for comparison. Do not buy one with the wrong...
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    I removed the rear wiper and took it apart. Then...

    I removed the rear wiper and took it apart. Then with the rubber strip in hand, went to the local auto parts store to get some other elcheapo wiper with a similar rubber blade. Took the new one apart...
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    Calcium chloride solution?!!! My deepest...

    Calcium chloride solution?!!!

    My deepest sympathy!
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    Here there is plenty of salt on the roads in...

    Here there is plenty of salt on the roads in winter, and sometimes they add crushed little stones on top of the ice.
    My car gets sprayed underneath with water several times a year, and the oil pan...
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    Firstly, the carpet is not impervious to water...

    Firstly, the carpet is not impervious to water as for example on Suzuki's, it is not coated with a thick layer of plastic sheeting on the back. Water from boots can go all the way through easily,...
  8. You don't really need this, because the stock...

    You don't really need this, because the stock ignition system is well designed!

    If you really do want a stronger spark and like lowering high frequency interference in one go, you could do this...
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    I agree the two worst things about this car is...

    I agree the two worst things about this car is the blasted steering and the most uncomfortable, unergonomically shaped shallow-foam seats.

    I modified the steering so it doesn't stick any more. It...
  10. Well said! Here in Europe we have many cars the...

    Well said!
    Here in Europe we have many cars the size of, and also many smaller and much smaller than the Mirage. There are plenty of Renaults here, also many Nissans, those more recently with...
  11. That sucks! In Europe we try keeping our...

    That sucks!

    In Europe we try keeping our carbon footprint as low as possible, therefore we have LRR tyres like the
    Continental ContiEcoContact5
    and
    Maxxis Mecotra3
    which both have even...
  12. Thread: Merry Christmas!

    by foama
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    Merry Christmas or Seasons Greetings to all!

    Merry Christmas or Seasons Greetings to all!
  13. Refering to the report featured in post 1: ...

    Refering to the report featured in post 1: Blatant nonsense!

    It merely tells me something unflattering about who published that trash.
    I work in the media myself, and copying/pasting other...
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    True, reading instructions is always OK, though...

    True, reading instructions is always OK, though sometimes they seem to be written for three year olds by eight-graders...

    The small envelopes of mineral oil based grease supplied with sets of...
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    That grease may have been for the backing of the...

    That grease may have been for the backing of the pads. Some folks use special grease for reducing noise. If the pads are properly mounted on our cars, no grease for the backings are needed.

    The...
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    Once the initial overtightened OEM filter has...

    Once the initial overtightened OEM filter has been replaced, it should be no problem to easily remove and replace the filter by hand!
    If you want to do it the super luxurious way, get a filter cap...
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    If the inner pad wears quicker than the outer, it...

    If the inner pad wears quicker than the outer, it could be the rubber bushing on the lower lock pin has become swollen and thus is preventing the caliper from moving on the lock pins!
    If the the...
  18. The Barum is a popular tyre brand in the...

    The Barum is a popular tyre brand in the mid-price segment in Europe. It is a good buy by the stricter European standards.


    Looking at the pix of Dirk's tyres, I would think they would last a lot...
  19. The cubby is held by four screws, and there is a...

    The cubby is held by four screws, and there is a left hand drive (LHD) and a right hand drive version.

    A Photo of the cubby/shelf part number 800A439ZZ


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  20. An excellent paper, good find! It explains a lot....

    An excellent paper, good find! It explains a lot.
    Remember our engine blocks are made by high-pressure aluminium casting. That method was pioneered in Kölleda while Mitsubishi and Daimler (Benz)...
  21. Agreed! What we need is evidence, and means the...

    Agreed! What we need is evidence, and means the clogging substance needs to be analyzed.
    Furthermore, if residues of "auxillary substances in manufacture" were left inside the cooling system, they...
  22. If we had a sample of the mystery blocking...

    If we had a sample of the mystery blocking substance, it could be sent to BASF or a random different coolant maker for analysis. As far as I know this has not been done yet. Maybe that explains why...
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    Agreed! FYI: Here one quart of Redline...

    Agreed!


    FYI:

    Here one quart of Redline 75W90 GL4 costs €35 with shipping.

    Two Liters of ROWE 75W90 GL4 costs €28.- with shipping.

    Two Liters of Ravenol 75W90 GL4 costs €19.95 with...
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    Redline may be cheap on the American continent,...

    Redline may be cheap on the American continent, but unfortunately not so here.

    In Europe we have a large selection of excellent fully synthetic 75W/80 GL4 oils at affordable prices, the best...
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    No problem with incompatabilities, snoopware,...

    No problem with incompatabilities, snoopware, license fees, and so on since I switched my own stuff and in fact the entire company to FOSS more than ten years ago.
    FOSS = Free Open Source Software...
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