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  3. MrCat


    Vietnam did quite well managing Covid isnt it? Cant remember seeing any big numbers from over there during the 1st wave or after.. The E30 wasnt getting used much being a 3rd/project car.. So the plan is to get something i can daily drive whilst having a bit of fun.. Would really like to exexperience a V8 before ICE engines are gone for good.. The only reasonably priced sporty V8 offering here is the Mustang GT.. Hoping to get one towards the end of the year...
  4. My ex girlfriend had a Pajero iO Fun little RWD crossover. Had a proper 4WD system. Did not have much problems except for the fact that the coil pack needed replacement. This was in East Timor with poor petrol and being a GDI variant it had some wierd knocks every once in a while but they would dissapear and still kept on running. Had to change the fuel filter a few times and it was a pain to replace because of its location. I beleive these GDI engines had some issues with fuel in Sri Lanka and most Mitsubishi engines with the early GDI engines were messed around by maka baases and got screwed
  5. iRage


  6. iRage


    Wow..lucky. We felt really safe in Vietnam...everyone from the government to the people were very careful (even though the government published names and addresses,close contacts, including peope they slept with, of infected people). Coming to Japan, things felt a bit dicey. You sold the E30 ? What's next ?
  7. matroska


    This is quite true - all this is circumstantial and based on that individual. For some it works out, few people I know returned cos it never worked out for them. For some life really sucked here - and things got better once abroad. For some it's a chance to carve out their own path than being overburdened by very demanding families/relatives. For some it's the promise of pursuing their dream career. For many people I know it's a fresh start. There was one guy who moved to avoid clashes with the in laws And for many people I know the sole reason is providing their kids a good environment to gr
  8. @Rushneli Samanthika, Welcome to the forum. It would be helpful to members if you can add in some detail to about what you are after exactly.
  9. Well..I suggest you keep one unregistered. That way you dont have to pay he rev. li. fee....actually if you write a nice letter to customs saying that one is just a parts car and never be regisered you wouldn't even have to pay import duty for one. When your registered RR breaks down...just use your Premio for a day and your personal team of mechanics can fix it. Now..don't get me wrong..., the Premio is the best option for you if those are your priorities/requirements. ....the Premio is a 13 year old platform. even in 2019 you get 2004-2007 mechanical and platform tech (which is why Sr
  10. A very good idea. Only downside is in case of accident or repair, parts are not readily available in the SL market. But there is a nice solution. We have to buy two of them instead of one. Then, if RR 1 is in the garage, we can leisurely use RR 2 until spares for RR 1comes and the get the repair done. (I prefer RR over Bentley). However annual revenue license cost etc will be double.
  11. In regards to an AC Compressor my mechanic says "Although it is recondition and old, Japanese is always best" and not to go for "Brand New Taiwan/Chinese units in comparison" can I have your opinion/input on this statement, do you swear by one? If so why? Have you used these "Brand New Chinese/Taiwans" without any issues?

    1. iRage


      Yes..dad's RAV4 with a 2AF-FE engine. Taiwanese one which he went for as a temporary fix as the agents did not have one and the shops in delkanda/panchi did not have even a used part (ironically there were none on Yahoo auction Japan as well apart from a few compatible new ones also from Taiwan and China). He visited VN at the time and saly VN being LHD could not get the exact part as it was slighlty different. So..ironically his temporary fix unti he got a Toyota part has been there for nearly 4 or 5 years now :)

      Now..the question is how do you know if it is actually reconditioned ? In Japan you get rebuilt compressors that come with a warranty for a year or so and they do a good job in restoring it and they have been pretty good. Are you sure that these parts are reconditioned ? and not just a used part as is cleaned up ? 

      Being Japanese is no a guarantee that it is going to work properly for X years (in any used part). Sometimes the failure is simply because of the design. Just as the inherent design of these compressors (all Toyotas of the era and those that have the component of the time period) are prone to it breaking. Not that common but not that uncommon either. You do not know what the status of the used one from so it might last for a year or last for 10...so i is almost like the luck of the draw.

    2. iRage


      Would I swear by the used Japanese part...no...would I swear by the Taiwanese one ? No.

      Also, there is no way to know if the part actually was manufactured in Japan just because it came out of a car that was in Japan.

    3. MaleCortana


      @iRage I need to rephrase, these aren't recondition they are used and just sent here. No reconditioning involved ripped out of a car and sent here. It really is like playing Russian Roullette

  12. Dear Friends Thanks for your valuable comments.
  13. Dear All, kindly inform where to Buy Rear wheel stud (nut & bolt) for Kia Picanto car (2016) around Nugegoda, papiliana , borelasgamuwa, maharagama areas if possible.
  14. Honda crv knock sensor 2000 model
  15. It is exactly where you think it is from You could say the Zenith of Starlet Status in Sri Lanka
  16. Anywhere to find a Camry 2AZ-FE AC Compressor and Engine Mounts? No The Toyota Dealer in SL doesn't have them nor does any shop in Wijerama area, kinda desperate right now :) 

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    2. PerfMad


      Oh is that so. You're welcome. Hope you'll be able to source parts soon.

    3. iRage


      Yeah...had an issue with the RAV4 and its compressor....my dad could not find a replacement at te agent and the parts shops did not have a used unit either (although they were all willing to ell one that could be fitted after some maka baas work (no idea what that was or how). Eventually he managed to source a compatible part that was Taiwanese....its been about 4 years now and no problems.

    4. MaleCortana


      @iRage Wait a minute, RAV4s came with 2AZs as well 0.o can I know the brand/place/price (this is not even that important at this point) you bought this part from? 4 years of usability is more than enough for me. I also was offered the option of getting a compatible one and to be 'adjusted' accordingly I don't like that idea that much, but if push comes to shove I will have to oblige.

  17. Please let me know if anybody have first hand experience with Mitsubishi IO i think its kind of cute and muscular at the same time and fits my budget
  18. Thank you irage and ruslan for your kind suggestions i am looking for a good vehicle according to your guidelines and the previous discussions i will be aware about the mechanics but as you know most car enthusiastic people live in the southern half of Sri Lanka therefore most good mechanics are also around them. That is a little bit of issue but i will manage it. If there is a good mechanic available in any corner i will go for him, after i buy the vehicle i will ask suggestion from you for good mechanic. Please give your kind suggestion then, and before buying one vehicle i will check with
  19. Magnum


    I'm pretty sure MCM had more to do with the E30 than Covid boom
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  21. I suggest you go with a Rolls Royce or Bentley. Will give you points 1 and 2 :)
  22. MrCat


    Hmmmm.. We are one of the few extremely lucky cities when it comes to Covid.. Fulltime working from home lasted only a month from mid March to mid June.. Things slowly opened up after and been normal since like August.. People even shake hands now.. Massive kudo`s to the government for excellent planning and execution (state and federal both) and also to the general public for behaving themselves.. Plus, I have a feeling that being the most remote city of more than a million people in the whole freaking earth may have helped a bit.. The number of deaths from the flu season actually dr
  23. Drove a friend’s Audi A6, it’s super nice to drive but lacks a lot in terms of comfort and interior quality 

  24. Slightly rare model locally - Since it was based on the Vitz mechanical parts should ideally not be a problem.
  25. Congratulations on what looks to be a car that's been really well maintained. Due to local mentality - you can find really good 'Barge's for a reasonable price. With a 2400 CC engine I'd guess it gives about 160 horses - that my friend is sweet! Agreed. Nothing wrong at all in a well maintained specimen. say sorry for going OT... Katana and Starlet... Large house, large garden with coconut trees? Did you pick up the starlet from who I think you picked it up from?
  26. Ha ha ha...that was my reaction when I saw the invoice Thanks....yes....the design is quite distinctive..and menacing in a cute sort of way (apparently)
  27. Nice,Waking up to see this. It looks like Toyota has nailed "The Design" Congratulations mate!!
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