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    Nice find! Looks exactly like the original on my...

    Nice find! Looks exactly like the original on my car!

    I wonder if they have a "Mirage" badge?
  2. Thread: Coolant

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    Draining the engine block is rather easy, and the...

    Draining the engine block is rather easy, and the gasket probably can be reused.
    Its just that the drain plug is accessed from underneath. Difficult from above, and underneath is where gravity...
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    My A/C has never cooled much either, its just...

    My A/C has never cooled much either, its just pathetically weak and has always been so. It was looked at in the Mitsu place when new, and has been rechecked in two specialized A/C places since.

    At...
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    I don't have that problem. If it was turned off...

    I don't have that problem. If it was turned off (four seconds on the button) it stays off.

    The radio section of the owners manual takes up half of it, the other half is the entire rest. Modern...
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    They tell me in the Tundra they use the two-stick...

    They tell me in the Tundra they use the two-stick method that doesn't give them a chance to use paper.

    The first stick is for leaning on, the other is to fend off wolves, so they say.
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    My oil filter gets tightened by hand as it says...

    My oil filter gets tightened by hand as it says on the carton.
    That is just until the rubber gasket touches ever so lightly, and then exactly three quarters of a turn further.

    That way it doesn't...
  7. She never eats much and has always been very...

    She never eats much and has always been very slim, very seldom ate any meat, and nothing at all deep fried, no chips, sweets or other edible garbage, eats lots of fruit. Up to age 92 she got up at...
  8. My mother turned 99 a few days ago, and is in...

    My mother turned 99 a few days ago, and is in best health! She even may survive me too, who knows.
  9. Don't understand it either...

    Don't understand it either...
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    Sounds like you live in paradise! Here...

    Sounds like you live in paradise!

    Here electricity is around US$ 70 cents for ONE kWh.
    How much in the US or Canada?

    Fuel for the car was about US$ 3.- for one liter last week, or about $15...
  11. As a person who has been driving cars and trucks...

    As a person who has been driving cars and trucks for over fifty years, I have a different approach. Instead of double clutching a synchonized gearbox, I rather try to keep the gearbox and synchro...
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    I'll add to that: First apply undercoat, then...

    I'll add to that:
    First apply undercoat, then and a good metal paint on the front and rear axle bodies before they get rusty!
  13. I bought my Mirage because the "stripped naked"...

    I bought my Mirage because the "stripped naked" model was just barely within my financial reach. The price included calculated running costs as well as the sales price, and that doing all repairs...
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    203mm rear brakes after 120 000km

    Took off a rear brake drum to have a look at the state of wear. The car has about 120000km on it with all original rear brakes. The linings have about 70% of their original thickness.
    If I take the...
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    Only during braking via the handbrake lever does...

    Only during braking via the handbrake lever does the self-adjuster have any real force applied.
    Otherwise, the self-adjuster is what the shoes rest on when there is no braking happening at the...
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    Yeah, you are right! The Mirage has it that way...

    Yeah, you are right! The Mirage has it that way around. I confused it with another car's drum brakes repaired the day before.
  17. Thread: Airbox Mods

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    For mpg gains, you might want to look at...

    For mpg gains, you might want to look at ecomodder.com

    We have a how-to called

    https://mirageforum.com/forum/showthread.php/4165-ECO-Mod-Howto-reduce-level-of-enrichment-when-cold

    to...
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    The question is not silly at all. Correct, the...

    The question is not silly at all.
    Correct, the cable is attached to only one shoe, as with most other cars, but correct is also, both shoes are operational with a pulled handbrake.


    How is that?...
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    The stuff complies with the specs as mandated in...

    The stuff complies with the specs as mandated in the Mitsubishi Mirage FSM.
    Btw, it is an OAT coolant.



    FYI, the world's largest coolant maker advises most premium car makers as to what...
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    The cummins leaflet is a good read! As we have...

    The cummins leaflet is a good read!
    As we have found out, the heater cores in 2014-2015 Mirage often get clogged with silicate gel. Happened on mine too, although the OEM coolant is supposed to be...
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    Quote: 2026? That's 4 years away. That was...

    Quote: 2026? That's 4 years away.

    That was about time!

    Quote: I wonder what does this mean for the Mirage? Hopefully as an ongoing champion of the cheapest brand new car to buy by then.
    ...
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    Just my opinion: These cars were designed for...

    Just my opinion:

    These cars were designed for economy. A "chip tune" defeats its design goals and design principles.

    If you rather want a fast car, sell it or better don't buy it in the first...
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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K%C3%B6ppen_climate_...

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K%C3%B6ppen_climate_classification#/media/File:Koppen-Geiger_Map_Southern_Asia_present.svg
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    These engines don't need much maintenance, but...

    These engines don't need much maintenance, but they don't forgive neglect! An overheating problem must be adressed immediately, not in a few days or so.
    Without proper maintenance you are asking for...
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    AGM (VRLA) batteries are beneficial for cars with...

    AGM (VRLA) batteries are beneficial for cars with start/stop technology.

    The YUASA or Hitachi brand batteries of our cars are regular "flooded" lead-calcium batteries, but they have more liquid...
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