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#328 of 639 I wanted either the Electric Blue or
Aug 20, 2007 (12:23 pm)
the Rally Red and ended up with the Rally Red. That makes me a happy camper!
Congratulations krynsky! Is that Arizona desert or California desert or Nevada desert or Utah desert or Idaho desert or New Mexico desert? Nice blue, it looks great.
My '08 Lancer GTS is going in for it's 2nd L-O-F tomorrow morning early. I will ask them to look at the front passenger door hinge because it's creaking and appears to be loose. Needs a good old-fashioned dealer service tech. tightening and WD-40'ing, I would think. We took it on a road trip yesterday up to Show Low, AZ. Longer trip than we thought it was gonna be. We got home around 1:30 this morning. Once again, the Lancer GTS took the mountain twisties with fun and glee. We saw some bull elk, deer and a momma mountain goat and baby near the Morenci Phelps-Dodge mine. That is one huge mining operation at Morenci, AZ. Huge open pits all over that go from way up hillsides to way down below.
The 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer drove us in comfort and ease and returned 31.2mpg for the trip. Just what I bought the beautiful sedan for.
Aug 21, 2007 (3:54 am)
Does anyone know how to change the service interval that shows up on the display screen between the speedometer, and the tach? It comes from the factory with a 7500 mile, 5 month service interval pre-programmed. I am going to probably run full synthetic, and have my car serviced in 5,000 mile intervals instead. Anyone know how to change that diplay to reflect 5,000 mile intervals, instead of 7,500?
Secondly, I took the car in for my dealer to install a custom rear spoiler yesterday. When I picked the car up, and first started it, I pressed that "Info" button on the dash to toggle between the screens (again, referring to the screen between the speeedometer and the tach). Well, when I pressed the button, it got stuck. The service manager looked at it and said he has seen this happen to a couple of Lancers. They pulled it into a service bay, and 20 minutes later, it was all fixed.
#330 of 639 5000 With Synthetic
Aug 21, 2007 (9:42 am)
I would think it would just be the opposite...7500 miles with a synthetic oil seems very reasonable and 5000 miles on regular dino juice would also be fine. Or better yet, why not let the oil minder do it's job, as it's based on the particular driving style of the owner. I've got an oil minder on my Civic and I'm also thinking of going to synthetic once my freebie oil changes expire, and am wondering if it can be programmed for 7.5k intervals. Will have to inquire at the dealer this Friday when I go for my 2nd oil change.
#331 of 639 Re: 5000 With Synthetic [sandman46]
Aug 21, 2007 (9:51 am)
"I would think it would just be the opposite...7500 miles with a synthetic oil seems very reasonable and 5000 miles on regular dino juice would also be fine"
Maybe, but oil changes are cheap insurance.
"Or better yet, why not let the oil minder do it's job, as it's based on the particular driving style of the owner"
It's not an oil minder. It is simply a "clock" so to speak that counts down 5 months, or 7500 mile increments.
Aug 23, 2007 (8:59 am)
I heard that the new Lancer comes with the new "World Engine" which is built by Hyundai, Chrysler, and Mitsu. Is this correct??
#333 of 639 Re: World Engine [aviboy97]
Aug 23, 2007 (9:03 am)
Correct, but there are a few differences. For instance, and I will have to find a source to refer to for this, but I think Mitsubishi uses a different head on the engine for the Lancer than Hyundai uses in the Elantra - which is why the Lancer is rated at a higher horsepower than the Elantra.
#334 of 639 To address a few things...
Aug 23, 2007 (2:34 pm)
no, I have not had my information center get stuck. I'm glad they fixed yours quickly, 1racefan.
Question: I have not yet had my information center display an oil change reminder and I'm at 7,600. I just got my 2nd oil change Tuesday the 21st. Perhaps my service interval reminder is not turned on by the dealer or something? It's not a big deal because I keep very close track of service interval information on my own, constantly.
Anyhow, all's well as my Lancer GTS passed Ideal Mitsubishi's 27-point service inspection with it's 2nd L-O-F and they fixed the loose nut/bolt on the front passenger door hinge.
#335 of 639 Re: World Engine [aviboy97]
Aug 23, 2007 (6:04 pm)
Yes, the engine is the "world engine" developed between Mitsu, Hyundai, and Chrysler. However, as it has been said, each manufacturer adjusts it for their cars. What is similar is primarily the block, which is the foundation of any engine, is the same through out each model developed. Because the block is the same, this ultimately affects your displacement, size of headers, etc. This is where the engines begin to differ form one another. Each automaker then takes the block and puts on different varying headers, engine management systems, ECU, etc. to make the engine brand unique.
Hope this answers your question.
#336 of 639 Lancer name change????
Aug 23, 2007 (6:33 pm)
Is that true that Mitsubishi will change the Lancer name to Galant Fortis? Also here in the USA??? I hope NOT!!!
#337 of 639 Re: Lancer name change???? [mirde98]
Aug 23, 2007 (9:04 pm)
More than likely not because there is already an established model line with the public under the Galant name. It would cause too much confusion to the public for the automaker to have a Galant line and a completely different car called the Galant Fortis. The only chance of this happening is if the Galant line was dropped. However, the Lancer market is known is the U.S. because of its bigger brother the Evo. You take away the Lancer and it would cause massive confusion for the Evo and under tuner markets. With the slow recovery that Mitsu North America is trying to pull off right now, they can not and will not afford a name change and confusion that would inevitably lead to loss of sales. They simply can not afford to do it.