Hello fellow Mirage owners,
I wanted to give something back to the forum for the help that I have received.
Mitsubishi recommends changing the CVT transmission oil at 30K and again at 50K.
I found a way to change out almost 3 quarts of the 7.4 quart capacity of the CVT very fast, and pretty cheap.
This method does not require removing the pan or putting the car on an incline.
Step one is getting a Hobbico Hand Crank Fuel Pump. These pumps are made to pump fuel for RC aircraft and cars.
You can find these pumps on eBay or Amazon for around $22 shipped.
Next, I went to Lowe's Hardware Store and bought about 6 feet of tubing that fit snugly into the In / Out ports of the pump.
Next, Put one end of Tube from the pump down into the transmission dipstick tube until it hits bottom, and then put the other tube from the pump into a measuring collection container.
Now, start slowly cranking the pump about one revolution every three seconds.
When fluid reaches the pump, the cranking resistance will go up, but the pump can handle it as long as you pump slowly.
It will take about two or three minutes to pump a quart. -- Not too bad.
When all fluid is pumped out of the CVT, (I was able to pump out almost 3 quarts, in fact 200ML shy of 3 quarts),
Then just start reversing the pumping, with the exact amount of good fluid going back into the CVT.
This pump works forward and reverse.
This entire process took about fifteen minutes, with no messes, and no getting under the car. YEE HAW !!!! -- I plan on doing this process every 20K miles from now on.
Hope this helps others.