Where's the MIVEC?
Pics rotated .. better view.
That is much simpler than what I expected. There's no 'swing cam' complication as shown in this video:
Now I wonder what's in that there little can...
Also it looks to me like the cams are pressed on.
I'm wondering if the cold Canadian winters are having an effect on the CVT's long term. There is this warning in the owners manual. Even though temps may not be -20C, they may be cold enough consistently enough to create some excessive wear due to lubrication issues.
Startability of continuously variable transmission(CVT) vehicles with an ambienttemperature of -4 °F (-20 °C) or lowerWhen the ambient temperature is -4 °F (-20°C) or lower, it may not be possible to startfrom a standstill even with the selector leverin the “D” (DRIVE) or “R” (REVERSE)position.This phenomenon occurs because the transaxlehas not warmed up sufficiently; it doesnot indicate a problem. If this occurs, placethe selector lever in the “P” (PARK) positionand let the engine idle for at least 10 minutes.The transaxle will warm up, and you will beable to start normally.Do not leave the vehicle during warm-upoperation.
View my fuel log 2015 Mirage ES 1.2 automatic: 40.6 mpg (US) ... 17.2 km/L ... 5.8 L/100 km ... 48.7 mpg (Imp)