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#593 of 639 Re: 08 Lancer Comments [lvhatchbk]
Jul 02, 2008 (4:18 pm)
I have a 2008 Lancer and I am very dissatified with the radio screen. I have talked to my dealer, and they say learn to live with it, and I have called Mitsubishi USA and talked to customer service rep, and he says that they are aware of the problem but no fix is in the works. He recommended that I fabricate some kind of hood to go over the screen. I told him that if that is what the answer is that Mitsubishi should design, fabricate and furnish the hoods to the owners. His reply was that it would be up to management. I do plan on pursuing the issue.
Otherwise the car looks good, rides and drives good, but have not made up my mind about the CVT, the other down side is poor mpg for a vehicle this size and weight. I feel that it should be getting 33mpg or better at interstate speed (75) and it is getting 30mpg.
#594 of 639 Re: Lancer RPMs [chip21]
Jul 02, 2008 (5:47 pm)
Chip, If you want better mileage, I would try the K&N air filter. I installed mine about 500 miles ago and am getting just short of 10% better mpg. I am up to 32 mpg in a city/hwy mix with a 5 speed and I cruise well above 3000 RPM at highway speeds.
Also how many miles do you have? I noticed that around 5k the motor started to finally break in get better mileage.
#595 of 639 Re: Lancer RPMs [milwcheapguy]
Jul 02, 2008 (6:40 pm)
Where did you get the air filter from and about how much does it cost? I just got my 09 Es-Sport over the weekend.
#596 of 639 Re: Lancer RPMs [milwcheapguy]
Jul 03, 2008 (4:11 am)
Have just over 6000, changed oil at 3000 and replaced with 5-20 Mobil 1 Synthetic, which I have used in my cars for many years, will change on 5k frequency. I tried a K&N filter on my Ford truck and afer a while I kept getting a check engine light. It got bad enough that I bought my own OBDII scanner. I finally traced the problem to the mass air flow sensor, which is located immediately behind the air filter. I cleaned it several times with electronic cleaner and the code would clear, but after a couple thousand it would come back. I finally came to the conclusion that a minute amount of oil from the filter was getting onto the sensor. I replaced the K&N with stock paper and have not had a repeat of the problem for 25k.
Never did replace the sensor, just cleaned.
So this sort of soured me on an oil type filter, but good luck with your application.
Thanks for the response
#597 of 639 Re: Lancer RPMs [woods77]
Jul 03, 2008 (4:33 am)
Got it online directly from K&N. It was $54 something with tax and S&H
#598 of 639 Re: Lancer RPMs [chip21]
Jul 03, 2008 (7:13 am)
Yeah, this is a possibility with oiled air filters. A number of mods include a cold air intake that extends the filter away from the sensor. The intake increases the amount of oxygen that the engine gets and reduces the chance of oil on the mass airflow sensor (MAF sensor). The oil problem is one they generally try to avoid by suggesting a "very light" oil coating. They strongly suggest no heavy coatings for just this reason. By the way, DON'T use carburateur cleaner. This can ruin a sensor. They make special cleaner readily available at parts stores to clean air intakes and is sensor safe. I know that for trucks there exist 100k mile high flow air paper air filters. I hope these start making their way to the Lancer.
#599 of 639 Mitsubishi Lancer Sway and Paints
Nov 17, 2008 (12:28 pm)
It is the highways and roads that makes the Lancer sway to the left. epsecially if the road was pave uneven.
I have no paint chippin g on my 2008 Lancer with 37,650 miles on it. No problems and paint chipping.
Steering wheel swaying to the left is caused by un even pavements on highways and roads.
try cruise control and your car will ran straight if the pavement is even.
You really have to learn how to drive the new Lancer.
#600 of 639 Re: psychogun... [iluvmysephia1]
Dec 02, 2008 (10:12 am)
I have had my GTS for over 1.5 years now and I have a little over 23K on the tires and I have to tell you despite numerous trips to the dealer not once have they been able to correct the pulling or excessive wear issue on the Dunlop tires. When I expressed my frustration with the problem I was told by the dealer "well you will have to call Dunlop about it nothing I can do for you." I am at wits end I am calling Dunlop and Mitsu b/c this is crap and I live in Chicago and the weather is never perfect but little to no traction in snow is one thing but when it is cold or raining too....pffft! The last trip to the dealer for and oil change and rotation at 22.5K miles they told me the tires were past the wear indicators and needed replacing. WTH! I hate this car at this point.
#601 of 639 Re: psychogun... [rob4115]
Dec 02, 2008 (11:04 am)
Maybe it is the GTS tires. I have an ES 5 speed with 10k miles don't have any drifting issues or tire wear.
As far as poor weather traction - I live in Milwaukee and have nothing to complain about. The wet traction is fine. I barely even notice a loss of traction compared to normal driving conditions. The snow - well it is snow. Driving down slushy roads isn't difficult. About the worse thing with the snow is getting out of my un-plowed alley in the morning. I have certainly had worse handing cars in winter - my 1985 Celica GTS comes to mind immediately.
But - one of the main reasons that I didn't go for the GTS was the wider tire. Wide tires will get significantly worse snow traction compared to narrower tires.
Dec 02, 2008 (1:07 pm)
sorry to hear of your '08 Lancer GTS tire troubles. I have had my tires rotated twice, and I have had two tires repaired, one of the tires has been fixed twice.
My Lancer GTS' tires and steering and handling are doing fine, I did have an all-wheel alignment done, too. All is well.
I will need to replace the tires within the next 3 or 4 months, though. I am currently at 29,865 miles on my Lancer GTS. I am not really happy with the Dunlop's, but they are driving straight-ahead and true.
I am looking at getting some Kumho Ecsta's at $149 a tire next, after I get the 30,000 service done. Coming right up, that it is. Then I'll get some new tires.
Maybe new tires would help you with your Lancer's pulling to the side problems.