I've painstakingly compiled all of this information, and I'd like to share it with you, but please don't copy information without giving due credit, or a link to this thread. Thank you.
Ever since I've purchased my Mira e : S (2012, DBA-LA300S-GBPF, ~30,000km on clock), I've been scouring the internet and calling Daihatsu Service Centers in Japan for information that would help me understand my car better.
I translated the Quick Start Guide from Japanese, and since I haven't been able to find a manual for the car through both official channels and the internet, I thought I'd compile a knowledgebase that I could refer to for information on my car, when I need it ? helping the community out in the process.
Feel free to contribute any information you find, or share your experience regarding the cars, to help make someone else's life easier. I'll update this thread accordingly.
I'll link facts that end up here to the author of the post highlighting that information.
OEM: ダイハツ (da-i-ha-tsu)
Model: ミラ (mi-rah)
Variants: Toyota Pixis Epoch, Subaro Pleo Plus
Vehicle Assembly: Osaka, Japan
Type: 5-door hatchback
Engine: Daihatsu KF-VE3 658cc I3 (DOHC 12-valve, D-VVT, naturally aspirated)
Bore x Stroke: 63.0 x 70.4 mm
Maximum power output: 52 ps / 51.3 bhp / 38.25 kW @ 6800rpm
Maximum torque output: 5.8 kgm / 41.95 lb-ft / 56.88 Nm @ 5200rpm
Compression ratio: 11.3
Transmission: Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), 1-speed belt driven + creeper ratio
Dimensions (l x w x h): 3,395mm x 1,475mm x 1,500mm
Curb weight (unloaded, dry): 730kg
Rear suspension: McPherson Strut
Front suspension: Torsion Beam
Fuel tank capacity: 30L (2WD), 34L (4WD)
Windshield washer tank capacity: 1.5L
## --- SERVICE INFORMATION --- ##
NGK SILKR6D10G (Iridium)
Brake pedal play:
M-42 High Performance Eco-Idle Battery (e.g. Panasonic Circla Kei Blue)
Daihatsu AMMIX SAE 0W-20 (factory installed) or 5W-30 (API SM or more)
Every six months, or every 10,000km (5,000km in severe conditions), whichever is earlier
2.7L exchange, 2.9L with oil filter
Oil filter replacement interval:
Every 10,000km (5,000km in severe conditions)
Daihatsu AMMIX CVT Fluid DFE (recommended) / DC
(Daihatsu insists that you only use this particular fluid. Take risks as you may.)
~2.4L drained, ~5.7L full capacity.
Transfer case oil:
Daihatsu AMMIX Hypoid Gear Oil SAE 80W-90 (API GL-5)
Daihatsu AMMIX (or DOT-3 equivalent)
Air cleaner element replacement interval:
Every 40,000km (20,000km in severe conditions)
Daihatsu AMMIX Long Life Coolant (pink) at 30% concentration (50% for cold areas)
First time every three, then every two years.
Severe replacement conditions:
Mileage of 20,000km/year or more
Frequent short-distance (<8km) trips
155/65 R14 (155mm width, 65 aspect ratio, radial construction, 14" diameter)
(it's generally a good idea to not mess with these specs, because it'll upset the mileage of the car)
Tire pressure (all wheels, all speeds, unloaded maximum):
260kPa, 37.7 PSI
Tire tread depth:
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UPDATE 2016-10-06: I've just found out a potential reason for my eco-idle not working. There's a very specific battery type made for "idling stop" cars that is required by my Mira. My Hankook isn't going to cut it. More testing required.
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