Well, thanks to Gramps do we have an answer to the Ignition System question?
If you check out the pics on the last page of the closed Plastic Engine Cover thread here:
can you draw any conclusions.
Unfortunately there are not shots down at the top of the valve cover, so there is no direct view of the ignition components.
HOWEVER, unless I'm missing something I can't find hide nor hair of a distributor cap. And that really shouldn't surprise me, as I would guess the number of vehicles with distributor caps has dwindled to a handful these days. So it would make perfect sense that this new world-motor would be Direct Ignition.
Anyone pull their cover off and want to confirm.
On a related note last night my daughter was sick (poor little girl was throwing up every 20-30 minutes for about 6 hours
) and so I had time to kill. So I tried looking for more information on this motor.
Didn't actually succeed, but I noticed something interesting at the Mitsubishi site.
Previously I had speculated as to whether or not this motor had been around prior to the Compass or if it was ALL NEW. I had visited the Mitsu website and noticed a 2.4L in both the Outlander and the Lancer.
Gramps had wondered if that was a new for 07 Outlander and I didn't have the answer at the time. But with the new updated Mistu website it appears that I can no confirm that it WAS NOT the new Outlander, as the new model now on their website is V6 only.
It doesn't answer whether this 2.4L motor is ALL new or based on a previous generation motor for sure, but it does keep the door open for that possibility.