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    Lightbulb Aux Fan makes Rad cooler ("pusher" fan for improved A/C performance)

    Hi there, not sure if this was posted before. The picture was not mine but someone shared this from a different group of mirage users here in PH.

    The idea was to use an Aux fan with the RAD and spins the same time as the OEM fan. Push Pull Setup

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    That's interesting. I'm curious to know why something like this is needed - are Mirages overheating there?

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    @Eggman
    Im not sure as well but others complains that the AC is not that cold.
    -My solution from this was to install an insulator from the roof and it helped to lessen the heat since the mirage has no insulation for the roof.

    Maybe its because we're in a tropical country and its better to have an aux fan installed to help the orig fan to cool down the Rad.

    Maybe @Mitz have done this or seen this.

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    I am considering that as a future mod.. w/ the difference that it will have an adjustable temperature controller unlike the ones they've installed... a Flex-a-lite controller will be nice.

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    BTW, when do we have to change the rad collant? im not talking bout the reserve. Is there a certain km prior changing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mitsumi View Post
    BTW, when do we have to change the rad collant? im not talking bout the reserve. Is there a certain km prior changing?
    Here's what the US Market Warranty manual has to say about changing the coolant:

    Quote Originally Posted by 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage Warranty Manual
    Change engine coolant: First change at 120,000 miles (192,000 km) or at 96 months, thereafter every 90,000 miles (144,000 km) or 72 months
    I'm not sure if this would be different for the Philippine market though. Have you checked your Owner's or Warranty manuals?

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    Interesting - it is different for the Philippine market.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mitsumi View Post
    Maybe its because we're in a tropical country and its better to have an aux fan installed to help the orig fan to cool down the Rad.
    Makes sense.

    Whereas I deleted the A/C from my junky Miata. AND... when its original rad blew up (because of age), I replaced it with a smaller one with half the cooling area. And the car is perfectly happy with the set-up.

    Different climate!


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