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Thread: Speck :: 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage ES (Garage entry)

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    2015
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    Mirage ES
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    5 speed manual
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    Replaced damaged left side mirror with aftermarket part from Rock Auto.

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    Disabled automatic air conditioning, saving fuel and prolonging life of the compressor.

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    Fumoto F106SX oil drain valve for easy, simple oil changes.
    ZeroStart 3100111 Engine Block Heater
    2017-Oct-25: Added experimental warm air intake ducting from over exhaust manifold to air filter box inlet (Removed 2018-Jan-20)
    2018-Jan-30: Added grill block. Between the two, I think the grill block is more effective.

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    2018 Jun 14: Installed Daox Rear Sway Bar

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    Increased tire pressure for improved fuel economy.

    Summer Tires: 4 Dunlop Enasave (165/65R14) on Mitsubishi Mirage ES factory alloy rims (stock wheel set for the 2015 ES.)
    Winter Tires: 4 Dunlop Wintermaxx (165/65R14) mounted on Mitsubishi factory steel rims.
    I have an extra set of Enasaves from forum member Zero and monitor and note treadwear at oil changes.

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    But at least I know the fan works.


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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 50.1 mpg (US) ... 21.3 km/L ... 4.7 L/100 km ... 60.2 mpg (Imp)


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    Had a fair amount of snow on the ground this morning for my ride in to work. I must say, I rather like having the ASC off. Can't slide around with it on, it works too good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eggman View Post
    Had a fair amount of snow on the ground this morning for my ride in to work. I must say, I rather like having the ASC off. Can't slide around with it on, it works too good.
    That sounds like a really fun time.

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    Sunny & 60s - nice weather for an oil change.

    Odometer: 17601 - about 3,000 miles since my last oil change.
    Oil changed with Mobil 1 Extended Performance 5W-20 ($28.68 @ Walmart)
    Oil filter replaced with Mobil 1 Extended Performance M1-110A ($9.97 @ Walmart)
    Will apply for Mobil 1 $17 rebate, bringing total cost of oil & filter to $21.65.

    Swapped out Dunlop Wintermaxx snow tire set for the factory Enasaves. It's noteworthy that the Enasaves ride quieter & smoother.

    The lug nuts are thoroughly tarnished, but otherwise functional.

    My block heater quit working a couple weeks ago. Out of curiosity I pulled the wiring off the heater element but didn't notice anything out of order so I put it back together. Today I put my ohmmeter to the wall-plug end and found it reading 38Ω so I *think* re-seating the cable might have straightened out whatever kept it from working. I'll plug it in tomorrow morning and hopefully it'll work again.

    When I changed my oil back in November I changed the oil only and kept the filter. The reasons?
    1. Mobil 1 Extended Performance oil is rated for 15,000 miles and the filter is rated for 20,000 miles. I don't really approach those limits.
    2. The Mobil 1 M1-110A is larger than the factory stock filter, and I expect greater filtration capacity. It is also supposed to trap smaller particles, outperforming the factory filter again.
    3. Why throw out a filter that still has lots of useful life?
    4. I bought a 5-quart bottle of Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W-20. I used the rest of that 5-quart bottle for the refill. This keeps the 6-month oil change requirement.
    5. I will submit a sample of the drain to Blackstone Labs for analysis. I look forward to seeing how this maintenance regimen holds up.
    6. If the analysis is favorable, I'm looking at a good quality full synthetic oil change for about $11.

    I'm especially eager to see if there is any indication of engine wear due to cold winter temperatures that tend to make my 3A92 noisy & rattly on those cold starts (I didn't get that when I was able to use the block heater.)
    Last edited by Eggman; 05-01-2018 at 01:53 AM.

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    You need to get some better tires. The stockers are complete crap. Please get something with High grip.

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    Hey HitShane - nice to see you around. How's things and what are you driving these days?

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    My block heater is working fine. I think I tripped the GFCI on my garage outlet. No surprise as we've had some wet weather and I would expect a wet block heater plug would trip a GFCI.

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    This week I took off the grill block. With the warmer temperatures the cooling fan was running almost every time I used the car.

    Regarding the oil change I find the 5W-20 is making my startup valvetrain noise louder and last longer, contradicting what others here have reported. Go figure. It can't be the Mobil 1 oil filter because it is the same model that it replaced. Looks like I'll be using 0W-20 from now on.

    My Fumoto valve works great. It makes oil changes clean and easy. In fact, I used no tools for this oil change.

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 50.1 mpg (US) ... 21.3 km/L ... 4.7 L/100 km ... 60.2 mpg (Imp)


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    I enlarged the grille block opening on my car (2000 Metro) this weekend too. Temps here are in the 60's this weekend. And sunshine... so nice.

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2014 Mirage base ES 1.2 manual: 54.0 mpg (US) ... 23.0 km/L ... 4.4 L/100 km ... 64.9 mpg (Imp)


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    I like the grill block a lot. Not that I'm very imaginative but I would like to come up with a variable block, adjustable either manually or according to coolant temperature. Do you know any successful designs that would work?


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