Zero, 2014 ES Plus 5MT, written off but not forgotten.
Zero II, 2014 SE, 5MT, climate She's HOME now!
Shelby AKA "Cute", 2017 ES 5MT, A/C.
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!
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)
Had to get the wrench because dealer put last one on too tight.
I prefer to take it off from the top with a wrench. You are correct about leverage. I would rather stand on my feet and remove an oil filter from above verses being on my back underneath it.
If you prefer doing it from the bottom by hand, there is surely nothing wrong with that. If I had a lift, I may even do it that way. I find standing in front & removing it from the top so much easier. You are correct about leverage, however. I can't grab it well enough to crank it on or off. A simple oil filter socket and stubby racket changes all that. I have the tools, & I am going to use them. I would have never gotten the factory one off by hand either.
If you do it front the top, I agree an oil socket wrench may be necessary. If you don't have that, you can surely crawl under your car & take it off from underneath. I love cars that allow me to remove an oil filter from the top. As far as I am concerned the Mirage is one of those cars.
Took it out to the car wash; just in time to get rain tomorrow and snow the day after.
Put some stickers on too.
Can't wait for warm weather to do everything else on the Todo list
Finally got my private plates back after some Dick Head dealer bollicksed up the transfer. Cost me another quarter (£250) to get it back.
Do I want to spank him? Yes I fcuking do.
I bottomed out the front suspension on a bad frost heave on the highway yesterday, left front. Does that count as doing something? That's a first for this car.
I also hit those frost heaves to fast at times. I've hit a few recently myself Thus, I understand what Chad is referring, too! When the front bottoms out, it sounds/feels horrible.
Yup - there's going to be more where that one came from. It's that time of year around here when the roads come apart.
The suspension discussion would be similar to a low profile vs high profile tire discussion. One driving characteristic gets traded for another. I wouldn't mind a slightly stiffer suspension on a Mirage, but I don't care enough to change anything.
Another thing I like about the soft suspension is it lets me run a higher tire pressure comfortably. LRRrrrrrrrrrr.
I'm going to be in for a surprise when I get into the Miata this summer.