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    Sticky: I a thinking of getting one of these. I like to...

    I a thinking of getting one of these. I like to rev match when I downshift and the throttle doesn't respond correctly to allow this to be done!
    GOD Bless and Thanks,
    rich!
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    Sticky: 7Mile, . . . . That was on the ScanGauge. I was...

    7Mile,
    . . . . That was on the ScanGauge. I was indicating 117 on the speedometer! I am going to have Uhaul install a hitch for me. It is less than $300 with everything and installed. My...
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    I watched several of your videos including...

    I watched several of your videos including replacing the 800cc with the 1.2L Mirage Engine. How did that automatic ECU work! I got a big kick out of you getting lost. I assume that you got back OK!...
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    Sticky: Hello all, . . . . Sorry about being absent for...

    Hello all,
    . . . . Sorry about being absent for so long. My car is back in the shop. It has been there since the end of the third week of June. They finally got it into the shop yesterday. I don't...
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    Sticky: Hello all, . . . . I would change at 5K miles...

    Hello all,
    . . . . I would change at 5K miles for the first oil change and then at 7.5K miles there after! This is my professional opinion!
    GOD Bless and Thanks,
    rich!
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    Hello all, . . . . On my last drive which was...

    Hello all,
    . . . . On my last drive which was during the first three weeks of June I covered 13K miles in 21 days. I was in some really fast traffic going from Dallas to Houston. The speed limit...
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    Sticky: I forgot to write that once you get used to the...

    I forgot to write that once you get used to the roll a Mirage makes quite a CA Canyon Carver. I am able to take 25MPH rated curves at over 50. Lots of fun!
    GOD Bless and Thanks,
    rich!
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    Sticky: Well, I finally got my DOHC MiVEC decals...

    Well, I finally got my DOHC MiVEC decals installed after nine months. I have also repaired the damage to my front bumper that I did last fall when trying to put it on a dolly after the engine went...
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    Sticky: Mark, . . . . Would you please write me at:...

    Mark,
    . . . . Would you please write me at: mechanic_2@charter.net
    GOD Bless and Thanks,
    rich!
  10. No, NO, NO! When all of the lash is used up the...

    No, NO, NO! When all of the lash is used up the valves won't close and the engine won't start due to a lack of compression.
    rich!
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    I had a major engine failure at 72.5K miles. The compression was 180,0,10. I nursed it from 100 miles South of Tulsa, OK to Luck, WI. About 1.5K miles. The replacement engine has taken 30K miles to...
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    Sticky: Hello all, . . . . I got a big kick out of all...

    Hello all,
    . . . . I got a big kick out of all of the stuff that the Mirage was being used to haul even though a lot of it is oversized. Especially the Snowmobile! LOL! :)
    . . . . Well I talked...
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    Sticky: I appreciate your thoughts! There is nothing that...

    I appreciate your thoughts! There is nothing that I can do until Monday. I asked them to contact my Doctor but they don't think he will respond to any messages until Monday! Also it is possible that...
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    Sticky: Foama, . . . . I just got back from the...

    Foama,
    . . . . I just got back from the emergency room again. My vertigo won't go away and my blood pressure is on the high side. They want my primary care physician to treat my high blood...
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    Sticky: Mark and et al, . . . . I went up on Christmas...

    Mark and et al,
    . . . . I went up on Christmas day and spent the night there. I ended up in the emergency room in LaCrosse for four hours. I had another high blood pressure event. There is a good...
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    Sticky: Mark and et al, . . . . I can't go. There is a...

    Mark and et al,
    . . . . I can't go. There is a major snow storm moving in to the area and Luck is expected to get between 7 and 12 inches. If I had my car with my snow tires I would go but I'm not...
  17. Fummins, . . . . My RX-3 didn't have power...

    Fummins,
    . . . . My RX-3 didn't have power steering but my 323 and Protégé both came with it. Of course they were hydraulic.
    GOD Bless and Thanks, rich!
    Merry Christmas!
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    Sticky: Mark and et al, . . . . Sorry about being gone...

    Mark and et al,
    . . . . Sorry about being gone for so long. This is a tough time of the year for me and it is especially bad this year. I have no family left and I get very depressed because of the...
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    Sticky: Dspace, . . . . It was one of the things on my...

    Dspace,
    . . . . It was one of the things on my bucket list to do. I now have a picture with the Atlantic Ocean behind me and another with the Gulf behind me. Very cool indeed. Sounds like you had...
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    Sticky: Mark, . . . . I forgot to mention that I was...

    Mark,
    . . . . I forgot to mention that I was getting 100K miles on the rotary engines in my RX-3 and I was making 500 hp in a 1.3/2.6L engine at 11.5K RPM. Lots of power in a very small engine at...
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    Sticky: Mark, . . . . Yes, exactly the same. I have...

    Mark,
    . . . . Yes, exactly the same. I have never changed my driving habits. For the first 500 miles I keep the RPMs below 4K. After that I slowly build towards the redline. After 5K miles I go to...
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    Sticky: Dspace, . . . . You have to remember that I am...

    Dspace,
    . . . . You have to remember that I am a retired Master Auto Tech and a professional driver. I now have over 2.4 million miles under my belt. The Mirage doesn't have enough torque to go...
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    Sticky: Mark, . . . . I appreciate the thoughts. . ....

    Mark,
    . . . . I appreciate the thoughts.
    . . . . The ECO light is controlled by RPM, Vehicle speed, Throttle Position, and MAP. 4K RPM or higher and it goes off. 80 MPH or higher and it goes off....
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    Sticky: Fummins, . . . . So true. I suspect that the...

    Fummins,
    . . . . So true. I suspect that the guy that wrecked his car in NJ was probably high on drugs. I hope that it was his car and didn't belong to a friend or family member. I have never seen...
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    Sticky: Fummins, . . . . These people are an extreme...

    Fummins,
    . . . . These people are an extreme danger to themselves and everyone else on the road. I watched a guy near Trenton, NJ almost kill himself and three others. He was racing another driver...
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