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#281 of 585 overdrive
Mar 05, 2005 (10:22 pm)
All outlanders, any automatic in the last many years has overdrive, if you notice how many shifts it makes untill overdrive, as My 2004 Galant has this drag to, and has always, Im sure this is normal, but before it does this i know it is in overdrive by the upshifts. Maybe it is an emisssions thing also, since it effects RPM's, It feels like brake assist built into the transmission? Maybe Mitsubishi pioneered this! Sean
#282 of 585 Re: 2.4 maintnance
Mar 05, 2005 (10:48 pm)
since i put quite a few miles on my Galant 2.4 mivec, when it hit about 10K miles I had Jiffy lube pull
the transmission fluid plug and get about 4qts of fresh fluid in, there is a nice size magnet built in the end of the plug,it had quite a bit of dirty fluid on it, though it looked clean on the dipstick, so about 8K miles later I had them do it again, and the magnet was clean as a whistle, I think the tranny "breaking in" like the engine does leave normal sediment in the tranny fluid, Thre really is no Transmission service outlined in the manual on '04 Galant untill 100K, but the magnet did pick up enough to where i did not want it in there for 80K longer, maybe im paranoid, but I seem to have a history of tranny failure on my past vehicles. I am sure the outlander has a simple drain plug on it also, clean fluid will keep the tranny cooler and longer lasting. Do not put any kind of dexron fluid in it, Either Genuine Mitsu Diamond spIII, Or ATF+3 which is approved for Chryler,mitsu,hyndai. Just my 2cents..Sean
#283 of 585 Luggage on roof?
Mar 12, 2005 (9:55 am)
My outlander has the two thick bars running along the length of the car....are these functional as is or do I need to purchase additional equipment to be able to carry luggage on top of the car? Is it ok to place a bag or two on top of the roof directly an d strap them to those two bars? Thanks in advance.
#284 of 585 Re: Luggage on roof? [mmendoza]
Mar 13, 2005 (8:22 am)
It's my understanding that the bars running the length of the Outlander are not enough in themselves to carry anything on the roof. It is not a good idea at all to carry anything on the roof without some kind of "crossmembers" that would lift whatever you are carrying up off the actual roof surface. I know that there are a few different companies that make kits to install cross bars, but I don't know which would be the best and yet reasonably priced. I am hoping that someone reading this will be able to help us out. Sears has a 20cf luggage roof carrier for $164 that does not include any cross bars , but it seems like a decent price for the carrier itself.Thanks.
Mar 13, 2005 (1:37 pm)
Yakima makes the oem kit for Mitsu. You need the late model Lowrider towers and the crossbars. They can be found for about $165 new if you work at it. Better to watch eBay with patience and get some with low hours. Much cheaper! Personally I would be uncomfortable using the rails without some crossbars. I would fear denting the roof. That would be unpleasant!
#286 of 585 Storage compartments.
Mar 20, 2005 (8:36 pm)
I was looking through the owners handbook and it shows a storage compartment that sits on top of the spare tyre. My xls was built in august 04 and has a full size steel spare but no storage except for the compartments on each side of the spare. I remember looking at other outlanders in the showroom and they didn't have it either. Does anybody else have the storage compartments?Is it only fitted with a space saver wheel?
Also, my passenger seat has a storage pocket on the back but the drivers seat doesn't, is this right 'cause I thought the zf model was supposed to have map pockets for both seats.
#287 of 585 Re: Storage compartments. [kavanagh]
Mar 22, 2005 (6:25 am)
Mine ('04 XLS) has a very shallow storage area when you lift up the rear floor. It's not deep enough to hold grocery bags and stuff, but I can keep plenty of smaller stuff in there (a folded tarp, mini air compressor, bungee cords, towel, flares, etc). Under that is the spare, which I believe is full sized. Also I have just the one map pocket.
Mar 22, 2005 (1:45 pm)
My LS has the storage but does not have the full sized spare. Maybe the full size is one of the XLS perks?
#289 of 585 My '03 LS AWD
Mar 23, 2005 (4:54 am)
has the storage, but a space saver spare as well. I am currently at 23K miles. The only problems to date have been the TSB for the noisy exhaust system (which I mentioned in an earlier post), and when I recently went in for an oil change (my dealer does $12 oil changes), the service advisor said he didn't like the way the CV boot fit around the CV joint, so he replaced it as a warranty item. It wasn't torn or anything, he just said he didn't like the way it looked. The service department at my dealer has been outstanding so far.
#290 of 585 HID on Outlander 05?
Apr 22, 2005 (6:31 pm)
I wonder if anyone has replaced his stock
halogen H1 low light with HID units?
My '05 model has daylight driving lights
using the same low beams (probably using a lower voltage on this mode).
My concern is if I go and replace the halogen bulbs with the HID system, the ballasts may have problems when fed by the low voltage mode.
I appreciate any feedback