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    Yesterday I added a full lower grill block, after picking up the upper grill block from Daox last week. Based on the weather we've had so far, it's going to be a cold, snowy winter. :'(


    I used an unfolded paper grocery bag to make a rough template.


    Then cut the coroplast and attached with zip ties. If I use it again next year, I'll paint it, but I think it's funny as it is right now so I'm gonna leave it. #recycling

    I use an UltraGauge in the car and I've got it monitoring engine temperature & intake temperature, but what intake temp is too hot? It gets rather warm when the car was up to temp, stopped for a little bit, and restarted, but it cools down reasonably once moving. I also wish there was a way to see how frequently the cooling fan runs to maintain the max temp with the grill blocked.


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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage DE 1.2 manual: 48.3 mpg (US) ... 20.5 km/L ... 4.9 L/100 km ... 57.9 mpg (Imp)


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    "Return with pride"? Nice.
    I also wish there was a way to see how frequently the cooling fan runs to maintain the max temp with the grill blocked.
    Can't you hear it? I cannot recall to ever have heard the cooling fan in my Space Star, but in my previous car (a Fiat Punto) it was easy to hear. So I assumed the cooling of my Space Star is just sufficient without fan.

    It's easy to check *if* it ever runs. Just mount a cotton thread to one of the blades, or something like that.

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2013 Space Star Cleartec Intense 1.0 manual: 54.8 mpg (US) ... 23.3 km/L ... 4.3 L/100 km ... 65.8 mpg (Imp)


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    In noticed when I was running my grill block in temperatures above 50℉ (10℃) that the coolant temperature would get higher than normal, then start to drop down about 15℉ or so, then go back up. I started paying attention and noticed the fan was doing its thing, though it was quiet.

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 49.7 mpg (US) ... 21.1 km/L ... 4.7 L/100 km ... 59.6 mpg (Imp)


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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2014 Mirage SE 1.2 manual: 58.7 mpg (US) ... 24.9 km/L ... 4.0 L/100 km ... 70.4 mpg (Imp)


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    put on the studded snow tires - she growls angry going down the road now
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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2014 Mirage 1.2 manual: 38.0 mpg (US) ... 16.1 km/L ... 6.2 L/100 km ... 45.6 mpg (Imp)


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    I replace two of the W5 lights in the headlight pods, 1 each side. I realized after the fact there is another W5W in the pods. Since I bought 20 W5W compatible CANBUS ready bulbs I can switch out all the W5Ws on both my cars and still have some spares.
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    Mirage owners look at the world differently than everyone else, but in a better way
    We're driving the Beetle of the 21st century, the greatest small car now available!

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2017 Mirage ES PLus 1.2 manual: 39.0 mpg (US) ... 16.6 km/L ... 6.0 L/100 km ... 46.8 mpg (Imp)


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    I installed some moog brand vw beetle springs Name:  20191217_165243.jpg
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    2017 mitsubishi mirage manual , redline mtl in the gearbox every 40k, mobil1 ep 0w20 along with fram ultra xg7317 every 15k

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    Replaced my front brake pads at 135,377 miles. They were previously done at 96,116 miles back in June of 2018, which means these pads lasted 39,261 miles.

    Not bad as far as pad life. They lasted about 30% longer than the OEM ones did, and actually had 3-4mm left on them when I took them off. I probably could have left them on for another 5,000-7,000 miles. These are the Raybestos EHT Hybrid brake pads, not the stock ones. I like these pads, and will continue to use them. In addition to lasting longer, they 'bite' better than stock pads.

    One thing I did notice was that all four of the 'squealer' clips were missing...for some reason. I am sure I installed them.

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    Nothing major at all, but the chrome emblems do not look that great on the white body (IMO), so I tried blacking one out.

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 42.5 mpg (US) ... 18.1 km/L ... 5.5 L/100 km ... 51.1 mpg (Imp)


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    Quote Originally Posted by precisionxt View Post
    Nothing major at all, but the chrome emblems do not look that great on the white body (IMO), so I tried blacking one out.
    That's interesting - some members removed them.


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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 49.7 mpg (US) ... 21.1 km/L ... 4.7 L/100 km ... 59.6 mpg (Imp)


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