Almost looks like those fins got hit by a pressure washer.
Damn that engine got really mad. Those bearings are toast!
-Karl B. No Mirages currently...
View my fuel log 2018 Mirage GT 1.2 automatic: 38.0 mpg (US) ... 16.1 km/L ... 6.2 L/100 km ... 45.6 mpg (Imp)
So far I didn't notice any obvious differences. Yet... Unless someones tried it already we don't know?
I know sometimes mfg's would change part numbers every year for no known reason even though they would interchange across various years.
IIRC the cvt cooler for the early 2014 is different from the late 2014 and later. I haven't gotten the "new" one yet but I'll take a close look and compare the two before bolting it all together. Might even change the cartridge filter because I have one.
I don't see any problems. I'm using a 2017 engine and 2017 transmission. They'll bolt together and fit in the car fine. As long as all the sensors have the same plugs and the pinout on the big round plug for the valve body is wired the same as mine I think it'll be fine. I didn't check if axles and starters were the same from early 14 to 2017...It'll be fine.
I'll start taking donations for this worthy cause that can possibly help ten's of people that may consider scrapping their rare(=$$valuable$$) early production cvt(urd) Mirages.
I looked again at a Mitsu parts site. Found some more part# differences between early 14' and late 14 and newer. Both the cartridge filter and metal strainer filter in the pan have different part numbers. 2014 and 2015(and later) have different oil pan part numbers but they use the same pan gasket. Weird..
Early Cartridge: 2921A011 Late: 2921A007
Early Pan filter: 2824A017 Late: 2824A021
2014 Oil Pan: 2705A036 2015-20':2705A051
Early cvt cooler: 2920A500 Late 2920A501
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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)
That said, every single part number change had a very good reason for it. But the less a customer could distinguish the change, the better. Now that was Toyota. Hyundai-Kia on the other hand, just fired off change after change after change, until they felt it was good, or good enough. But again, every part number change had something behind it. I wouldn't know how Mitsubishi would do it, but I suspect it to be more like Toyota, due to their Japanese brains, than being more like Hyundai-Kia.
Your posts are very inspiring. I'm sitting on the edge of my chair in anticipation of the end result, and I hope it is a complete success.
View my fuel log 2020 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 42.4 mpg (US) ... 18.0 km/L ... 5.5 L/100 km ... 50.9 mpg (Imp)