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    Quote Originally Posted by Dodge Aries K View Post
    Oooh those are some angry noises. What about bringing it in for free engine under service campaign? It's worth a shot?
    Thought about it. But I like doing things the hard way and throwing money away.
    Besides, its a great excuse to be in the garage. If something gets screwed up or forgotten I’ll only have myself to complain about.
    The biggest reason to do it myself is I really just want the few extra horse powers that the 17’+ engines have!


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    The roller cam setup in the 17+ engine is nice, too.
    -Karl B. No Mirages currently...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark View Post
    I thought you might jump @ the thought of putting a 6-cylinder in that Mirage of yours? If you only have $2,000 (plus you time/wisdom) in a Mirage that has less than 6,000 km on the powertrain, that would qualify as ultimate cheap, dependable transportation in my book! Don't know what book I am referring to, but you get my point I hope!
    I just realized my math was a little off....If I keep the cores it'll cost $1500 for the cvt and engine, I paid $1000 for the car. Whoops! Still, I'd rather dump a little money into this thing than something like a focus or a cavalier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fummins View Post
    I just realized my math was a little off....If I keep the cores it'll cost $1500 for the cvt and engine, I paid $1000 for the car. Whoops! Still, I'd rather dump a little money into this thing than something like a focus or a cavalier.
    $2,500 Canadian is $1979 USD today. I don't feel deceived at all!!!!

    $2,000-2,500 for a car with under 10,000 km on the powertrain would be amazing. If you have the ability to do that, I would go that route for sure!

    If you bought someone else's junk for that amount of money, you wouldn't be any happier I believe.

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    I think a 1,000 cc, parallel twin, 270 crank, turbo-diesel engine, with a 6-speed manual (o.d.) in a Mirage would be the baddest ass combo out there.

    1. The mpg would have to be mind blowing. Into the 60's or 70's.
    2. The torque should be ... sufficient, if not more than just sufficient. Probably better low end torque than we have now.
    3. The sound of a 270 crank is pretty badass.
    4. A parallel twin could be packaged very easily, leaving plenty of room for a turbo and associated plumbing.
    5. It would last forever, and hold its value much better than it does now (barring the chip-tastic crap going on).

    I know this valueless reply doesn't help your cause. But if you could find such a package, please install it, spare no expense for the custom mounting. Heck, we'll start a fund to pay for the mounting.

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    I've listened to more than a couple of Micra and Mirage videos from people who think their engines are making funny noises...

    That takes the cake!

    Not ambiguous.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fummins View Post
    It sounds way better now than it did yesterday! It’s still effered though.
    Worse before?! Yikes.

    I assume you're like my brother and you & the p.o. never change engine oil because you think you're changing it a little at a time by topping up what it burns/leaks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
    I've listened to more than a couple of Micra and Mirage videos from people who think their engines are making funny noises...

    That takes the cake!

    Not ambiguous.



    Worse yesterday?! Yikes.

    I assume you're like my brother and you & the p.o. never change engine oil because you think you're changing it a little at a time by topping up what it burns/leaks.
    It was way worse when driving home. It lost a lot of power and at idle would let a couple screeches out like it was gonna seize up. Then I started it up last night and it didn't sound nearly as bad!

    No, I don't think it would have lasted this long being if it was neglected like that. I changed the oil when I bought it back in February. I only put about 6000km on it since then. I was planning to change it again in the next week before this happened.

    I used to be pretty bad about oil changes on some vehicles that I never planned to keep for long, but those were usually free or $50 beaters that were rusted out basket cases that I plucked from the junkyard then sent them back when I was finished with them.

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2014 Mirage SE wussie cvt edition. 1.2 automatic: 37.7 mpg (US) ... 16.0 km/L ... 6.2 L/100 km ... 45.3 mpg (Imp)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Fummins View Post
    I was planning to change [the oil] again in the next week before this happened.
    Saved an oil change! There's your blessing in disguise. Every cloud has a silver lining.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
    Saved an oil change! There's your blessing in disguise. Every cloud has a silver lining.
    Chuckle chuckle. That's a good one!

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    Grabbing "new" engine and transmission tomorrow.
    Made some headway yesterday, got the airbox and battery off lol and axles popped out of the spindles.

    So far the only thing I'm dreading is disconnecting the connectors for the knock and oil pressure sensors. The crank sensor looks like a pita too but once the ac compressor is unbolted not so bad.

    Hopefully my new fancy fog lights show up sooner than later, they're easy to install with the bumper cover off.

    The other bonus about


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