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    1.5L or 1.8L? Help!!! 2001 Mitsubishi Mirage sedan ES

    I have Had a 2001 Mitsubishi Mirage ES 4-door sedan for almost two years now. My sister was previous owner, and my first cousin owned it prior to that. For the two years Iíve owned this car Iíve had issues determining whether it had a 1.5 or 1.8 L engine. This has caused much trouble and confusion as far as spark plugs, oil and other things that are specific to needing to know which one.

    Recently I discovered why I was having such confusion. The reason was The sticker underneath the hood clearly states it is a 1.5. However, I have the original sticker from the lot stating it is a 1.8. I called my local auto store to see if they could help. He said he could look it up by the Vin number and when he did stated that both 1.5 and 1.8 were listed.

    It was his opinion, as well as mine, that the sticker underneath the hood would/should be more likely to be the accurate one. Based on everything I found online, Iím not sure that the ES models come in a 1.5 because every single one Iíve seen is only ever a 1.8.

    Can anyone please help me in figuring this out? It would be much appreciated.



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    Take a look under your hood. The exhaust manifold seems to be an easy way to differentiate them.

    Now, these were just pulled from a google image search. I'm no 2001 Mirage expert. We mainly deal with the 2013+ here.

    It seems the 1.5L looks like this.

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    The 1.8L looks like this.

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    Further help needed

    Quote Originally Posted by Daox View Post
    Take a look under your hood. The exhaust manifold seems to be an easy way to differentiate them.

    Now, these were just pulled from a google image search. I'm no 2001 Mirage expert. We mainly deal with the 2013+ here.

    It seems the 1.5L looks like this.

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    The 1.8L looks like this.

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    Sexism aside I will let you know that I am a female with only general/basic knowledge of mechanic related things. I am aware of what the manifold is and where. But cannot tell The difference of the two from looking at your pics.

    Here is a pic of what mine looks like. Can you tell me from looking at the pic?
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    That looks like a 1.8 to me.
    Custom Mirage products: Cruise control kit, Glove box light, MAF sensor housing
    Current project: Developing a rear sway bar alternative

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage DE 1.2 manual: 41.7 mpg (US) ... 17.7 km/L ... 5.6 L/100 km ... 50.0 mpg (Imp)


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    One of these things is not like the other
    1.8l Name:  1.8l exhaust manifold.....jpg
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    1.5L: Name:  1.5l manifold.JPG
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    The 8th digit in the vin usually will tell you what engine you have.
    http://tech.mirage-performance.com/mirageVIN.html
    Last edited by Fummins; 01-30-2018 at 04:55 PM.

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    Looks like spark plugs are in a different location to.

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    Thank you

    Thank all of you so much for your help.



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