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  1. Ok Gentlemen. Here's my restored Bluebird ARX Only thing left is now to find a star shaped alloy and il be done.
    6 points
  2. I was curious who was complaining about good fuel figures - well I'm not surprised. Anyways I can think of two things 1. What Gummy mentioned : Calibration issues with the meter .Try comparing the ODO with a known distance /or with google maps/ check with someone else. 2. There's actually nothing wrong : 1.8 Is the perfect size engine for the car. Enough power to pull it without getting stressed out. Despite people fearing larger engines - I have ample experience where underpowered small engines end up being gas guzzlers. My dad's B14 which we used for decades never did anything above 8KMPL having a tiny 1.3 engine and dragging a lump of a car around. The fact that I floored it more often than not did not help
    3 points
  3. Dad bought a first owner Presea R11. That lady who owned it before almost never drove it, it still had the same air filter that came from japan. I think we will keep this car for the rest of our lives. Funny thing is now we both own Nissans and both own G numbers and both has cars with frameless windows and both cars are manufactured in 1995.
    2 points
  4. Personally I'd pick the FD3. I know hybrids are scary for some but cars like the FD3, GP1 etc have matured now. Nothing wrong with the G11 - it's a lumbering but comfy car. FD3 is more bang for the buck, much more fun to drive , looks better (entirely personal). I see @Dee Jay has chipped in with his FD3 wisdom. So you have a lot of info about the FD3. Good luck with your purchase.
    2 points
  5. This is an issue with the Insurance companies, they are trying to increase the premium even on vehicles that the insurance was done recently. My suggestion is to get an independent value from a vehicle valuer and give that to the insurance and also ask them in case the value comes down if they will reduce the premium from your next insurance.
    2 points
  6. The new Sylphy e-Power....no idea whether it will be introduced in Japan and this has, in some markets, been the Sunny. Looks nice...
    2 points
  7. Toyota Tundra Commercial with all the rough tough Toyota's of yesteryear.
    2 points
  8. Members, This is the first time that M/s, TASS had given wrong according to my knowledge. That Establishment was established by two friends, do not know they are still there. They had a good reputation in the past years. I pass that way at least two times a week, must drop in there and find out for the reason they give wrong shocks. One partner is well known to me. Will find out what had happened. Sylvester Wijesinghe Sylvi.
    2 points
  9. Honda teases a 6 speed MT for the new Integra ❤️ RSX Type S carpet ?
    1 point
  10. Good for you with the great fuel millage as it will be very critical in the coming few weeks with a hike in prices around the corner. You had shared some good advice or me with my N16 - well we broke off 🙂 .... 5 years with her, and I had it .. not my type ..... Got back to a Mazda again..... with a Axela - Hatchback ...... feeling 8 yeas younger already......
    1 point
  11. Car is a bluebird eu13 Auto Petrol 1800cc engine. Measured it twice after driving 100km's each and first time it gave 11km per litre and second time 10.1km per litre in city traffic. This is unbelievable. None of the 4 Nissan cars I have driven gave more than 7km's per litre in city limits and this is giving over 10... Sooo.. is something wrong with the car? How can this happen?
    1 point
  12. Matroska is correct. The engine should capable enough to pull the load without stress to gain fuel economy. My RAV4 does 8kmpl in city with 2.4 engine. So be happy with your fuel figures
    1 point
  13. If you are planning on long journeys then indeed hybrid would be value adding especially with the petrol prices these days.. The real world fuel consumption would depend on the car's condition and how you drive.. I get around 20kmpl (-/+ 2kmpl) in long journeys varying based on the time of day (as in if you are running in the mid day scorching heat it could reduce to 18kmpl at times and be 22kmpl if its early morning or evening). In Colombo city traffic I have experienced efficiency levels ranging from 9kmpl to 15kmpl plus depending on the traffic condition. I haven't done any hybrid battery related repair for the last 5 years so my battery is not in the best health. Car's with newly repaired batteries seem to get better efficiency in long journeys and in city traffic than mine.
    1 point
  14. Actually what I meant was that the Odometer must be having a calibration issue (car shows a higher mileage than what it actually is) could happen due to wheel sizes being changed or with wear and tear. My old Samurai had the same kind of issue it used to show 28kms on my way to work whereas it should have been around 23kms and even the speedo used to show a higher speed than the actual, I never got around to fixing it (supposedly a DIY thing where you take off the speedo and adjust).
    1 point
  15. Well its a nice car, since you have had experience with an Audi you may not feel its very expensive to maintain like others may say. Common issues - I would say you got pay a bit of attention to the interior as the plastic surfaces may become sticky and you will see a lot of small small parts missing and specially the power shutter and power mirror switches would be faded. There was an issue with the ABS system which was common to the W211. Check on Supercharger. Be ready do some seat covers. Spares - D*MO will have most parts as Mercedes still manufacture parts, if you want OEM you maybe able to get from the other specialist MB shops around Colombo. Check Up - I would recommend D*MO to do a thorough check up and you can also get an estimate for the work that needs to be done which would be beneficial. Other places will also be able to give a report but you wont be able to get an estimate. Its a nice car, but I would prefer the E200 over the E240, drove one to Jaffna and back, must say its very comfortable and was a good drive. Fuel economy I got round 10kmpl on that trip and it was a 240 if I remember correct. Some came loaded (Panoramic sunroof with solar panels to keep the interior cool, both side memory, Rear Seat Entertainment, Push Button Start on the gear lever, CD Changer etc). These were much quieter than the later generation cars with the Turbo engines when in idle. Cons - Dont expect it to be sporty. It has that majestic Pappa look so depends on how you look at it. Hope this helps.
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  16. Thanks a lot. It's worked...❤️❤️❤️
    1 point
  17. @Piyumal Welcome to the forum. Try this 1F965604
    1 point
  18. Not sure when you did the first AC repair, if they truly refilled with 1234yf refrigerant. Or if they had done a shoddy job with filling with r134a instead and haven’t changed the compressor oil to match r134a refrigerant, then it’ll badly hit on the compressor. as I read, the system can run on either 1234yf or r134a, BUT compressor oil needs to be changed accordingly as well. Else it’ll fry the compressor sooner or later.
    1 point
  19. Adaptive front lights should work based on the load of the car just like a gyro sensor sought of thing (IMO), I am pretty sure you can adjust the range and spread manually by turning a screw in the headlights like in the good old days. European vehicles came with auto range and spread adjustability based on camera's (I think radar cams if no mistaken was used on the MB Multibeam headlights and they could not be adjusted manually by a layman).
    1 point
  20. Hi Mr Sylvi. Thank you for your response despite your ill-health: I hope you feel better. And yes the De Soyza building has unfortunately been completely demolished. Its too bad, but as it was located on premium Colombo real estate I guess that was to be expected. Hopefully the the majority of the money from the sale of the land goes towards something fruitful that is beneficial and not into the pockets of our greedy politicians... Roar media did a pretty informative piece on it which I shall attach below incase you are interested:
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  21. Mr. kavvs. My long delay in reply was I was not feeling in good health, I used to log in to A/L on and of not regularly. Yesterday I came to know that building is completely demolished and I was unable to get any more information about same. Sylvester Wijesinghe Sylvi.
    1 point
  22. No..it won't be the end of the world and your car will not explode, but it also depends on your car. If you remove your existing battery without looping in an extra 12v battery the settings of your car will get reset. In most average cars this resetting will be as simple as the clock losing its time or the radio losing its programmed radio stations. However in some, mostly modern and some high end older, cars; it may lose settings for things like its security system/immobilizer and even various control systems if the battery is left disconnected long enough. This will make the car unusable and require it to be taken to the agent/specialist-garage on a carrier or have them come to you to reset and reinitialize everything.
    1 point
  23. Go with the Lancer, Japanese reliability. Kia agents says put 95 octane !! and all repairs are expensive with specialist garages same is for the ford. Dont know why you decided to do for car now. there are rental once. Good luck with the search.
    1 point
  24. මේ තියෙන්නෙ මට උන සිද්දිය. 2019 දෙසැම්බර් 28 Taas Agencies (Pvt) Ltd. එකෙන් වාහනේට shock absorbers 4 දැම්මා (KYB shock absorbers ලංකාවට ගෙන්වන්නේ මේ සමාගමෙන්). වාහනේ මොඩ්ල් එකයි අවුරුද්දයි කිව්වම මට බඩු දුන්න, invoice එකේ වෙන model එකක් තියෙන්නෙ මොකද ඇහුවම, ඒකම තමයි insight එකට එන්නෙ කිව්වා, එතනම තැනකින් දාලම දෙන්නම් කියල මට shocks මාරු කරල දුන්න. මම ගොඩක් වෙලාවට තනියම වාහනේ යන්නෙ, ඉතාමත් හදිස්සියෙන් පිටිපස්සෙ දෙන්නෙක් යන්නෙ. ලඟදි පිටිපස්සෙ දෙන්නෙක් එක්ක යද්දි පොඩි බම්ප් එකක් උනත් ටයර් එක ඇතුල් පැත්තෙ ගෑවෙන සද්දයක් එන්න ගත්ත. නිකමට සැක හිතිල invoice එකේ තියෙන KYB part numbers, KYB online catalogue එකෙන් check කලාම වෙන model එකකට එන parts මට දීල තියෙන්නෙ, ඒවයි දිග වෙනස්. පහත තියෙනවා සම්පූර්ණ විස්තරේ, මම මේක ඉහත company එකට Email කරා, දවස් 05ක් යනකල් සද්දයක් නැහැ, අද call කරල කිව්වම mail එක ආවේ නෑ කිව්වා, පස්සෙ මම ආයෙත් පරණ mail එක forward කරා call එකේ ඉන්න ගමන්, ඒ පාර ලැබුන කිව්වා, උන් ඒක බලල විනාඩි 10කින් call කරල කිව්ව අපි insight එකට ගෙන්නන්නෙ මේක තමයි, හරි එක ගෙන්නන්න ගියොත් සෑහෙන්න ගානක් යනවා, සර්ගෙ ටයර් සයිස් ලොකු ඇති ඇතුලේ වදින්නෙ කිව්ව. මම කිව්වා KYB catalogue එකේ පැහැදිලිව තියෙනවා, එතකොට ඒක බොරුද කියල.. ඒකෙ එහෙම තිබුනට අපේ බොස් ගෙන්නන්නෙ මේක කිව්වා. ඔතනින් බඩු ගන්නවානම් shock absorber එකේ කොටලා තියෙන part numbers බලල online catalogue එකේ check කරල ගන්න. මලාට වැරැද්ද පිලිගන්නේවත්, නැවත හරි එක දෙන්නේවත් නැහැ.
    1 point
  25. Regardless of having a CVT tranny, S mode gives you goose bumps 😍
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  26. Great project dude! I planned to integrate an Arduino in my lancer wagon. Keep the Arduino hidden with the ability to track the car, warn about speed, door not locked, battery, oil, temper and stuff. Efi conversion is interesting. I'd like to do the same. Keep us posted. Good luck with your project 👍
    1 point
  27. Actually the last set of shocks I got from T**S were for my parents 141 Corolla they were perfect fit. Bought over the counter with only vehicle model and year.
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  28. That is not normal...it is hard to hear the exact type of sound form inside the cabin...that could be somethinglike the air ducts leaking or if it a sireny whistle then there is something wrong on the compressor side of the turbo charger..could be that the bearign has gone and the blades are having too much play and or unbalanced or even a bent blade. You say the car is under warranty....does that mean that you cannot have anyone else worked on it (without voiding the warranty) ? There are 4x4 and Turbo specialists lke BN who could tell you exactly what is wrong with it...
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  29. Nice ! Old steering wheels have plenty of character to the way it looks and feels. Newer sterring wheels with all the modern material does feel nice to the hand (good ones) but looks like a computer game controller 😕
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  30. Hi guyz, recently i bought a MANUAL TRANSMISSION Nissan Wingroad. the YOM is 2001. But it does only about 7.5 kmpl within the colombo city limits during rush hour with a/c. i use to keep the RPM level within 2500. i did an engine tune up & changed the filters as well. but still thats the figure i get. is it a good figure for a nissan wingroad?
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  31. I'll agree on the Xiaomi/Redmi stuff. Used a Note 4, liked to enough that when I got a new one I went to the Note 7, and seeing how they are priced I'm likely to stick with the range. tho the Note 7 is still good enough for me. Still plays Real Racing 3 very smoothly, battery is still generally good enough to last the day, so unless there is a drastic upset with the company policy, I will stay with this range. (Or I win the lottery, which means I will promptly go for a Pixel.) For history reference, I've had an LG (can't remember the model, Android Slider keyboard), Xperia Pro (have a thing for physical keyboard phones. just comforting), Google Nexus 4, One+1. and the Redmi Note 4 (Which I only replaced coz I dropped it, it was a decent phone even when I got the replacement)
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  32. As Gummy mentioned...you need to get approval from RMV prior to changing the original design/sturcture of the car. 1. 2JZ engine....Not possible legally. You can only go up by 500ccc from your original engine. 4U engine is 2L. 2JZ is 3L...well above your 500cc limit. You will have to go for a 1JZ. Then you will barely make it. Not sure if you have done any technical look in to it..but putting a 2JZ in the GT86 is not the easiest of tasks. Requires a whole lot of mods and fabrications. Kits are there which are pricey but even without it its going ot be pricey. 2. Suspension kit : Does not need approval as long as it is a stock replacement (or be able for the car to be seen at stock stance). You mess around with camber and stance then cops can pull you over. 3. Body kits/spoilers....If it is not a stock body kit or if it is not a kit that keeps the vehicle within the vehicles original dimensions then it is a no. Again...kids get away with cosmetic mods and sometimes the cops have a party with them. Something like a Rocket Bunny kit is going to attract too much attension. 4. Neon lights...as long as its not turned on when travelling it is okay 5. Exhaust. No...there are no proper legal limits so cops catch you depending on their hearing ability. 6. Sound system, tires, etc....go to christmas with it....RMV does not care. That brings me to the transmission....I do not know you and I am sure you can be a nice guy...but some of your responses to the others sort of confirmed what my gut instinct about you was the minute I saw the neon lights and the DSG transmission. Actual drifters and drift enthusiasts would have far better laid out plans than what you have up there. You want to drift..with a 2JZ-GTE but you want an automatic transmission ? This together with the neon lights sound like you took the list out of the script of Fast and Furios (the first one). The car seems to be focussed more towards show than function. As for drifters....yes in Japan they do go drifting on public roads (touge runs still happen in many parts of Japan). But they do it with a strict code of conduct. Always a lead car ahead to warn of on coming traffic...always looking out...always giving way to normal traffic. They definitely do not say "b**ls**t" to public roads not being drift courses.
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  33. I no more use HIDs. Switched to all LEDs.
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  34. 18-20L/100km is definitely something needs checking. As mentioned before start with Air filter. Once I found out Kia agent didn't replace the Air filter at the service but charged for it. So until you open up the box and check for ur self don't take the bill as proof. I haven't done any tune ups yet, only regular maintenance. And mine is the 2WD version. Not the AWD. So it may save a bit too on fuel, but not by a huge margin. There is a famous place in Pannipitiya - Malabe road who does Korean and Euro services, specially Land Rovers. Used to take my previous Rexton there, service is not bad. They do Kia Services too.
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  35. Hi Rohi, Sorry I missed your post dude. Open the inner part and clean using a good contact cleaner and fix. If not go to Hyb*** H*b. They charge Rs.9,000.00 for the whole job. PM me if you need more info and contact number.
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  36. Hi Kermit, Same thing happened to my friends Vezel 2014 and he replaced with a cost of Rs.28,000.00. Later we cleaned the old push start button by one of our electronic technician and fixed to another Vezel which indicated the same issue and it still running without any issue. now almost 10 months. I am using a GRACE 2014 and me too had the same issue and I fixed the Push start button which replaced from the 2nd Vezel after cleaning. My error indicator disappeared. cost me only fixing and scanning charge. We are now keeping one cleaned Push start button in our pool as stand by. LOL Try cleaning the contacts of your Push start button and fix. I am sure it will work as before.
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  37. Im bumping this thread up due to the plethora of new members who have joined autolanka to look for 1000cc options. Please note that if you are seeking what car to buy advice, please let us know your requirements. An example for a good question is: I am looking to buy a 1000cc hatchback car which can carry 5 family members and I normally drive 500km per month. I prefer good fuel economy but can compromise on comfort. Examples for poor questions are: 1. Should I buy a 1000cc Vitz or Baleno? - no requirements given 2. I need a car that is powerful, good fuel economy, comfortable, cheap to maintain and has good resale value - you cant have everything from one car 3. Should I buy BMW 520D or 318M Sport? - not an apples to apples comparison Also please don't ask us to choose a car for you. You wouldn't ask your friends to choose your life partner. Expect us to give advise to help you choose. At the end, it's your decision. Oh... if you seek our advise, you cant compare that with what car sale guys say. This is like going to a kattadiya to seek treatment for arthritis. If you wish to take kattadiya's treatment, don't come to us.
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  38. Your cars headlights are designed for 55/60w, this whole story of 90/100w bulbs producing less heat is just crap. They probably had a lot of higher wattage bulbs that they wanted to get off their hands (yes mazna has a history of doing this sort of thing). The heat produced from the higher wattage bulb will not melt your headlight plastic, but it will deteriorate the reflector surface which will only make your low visibility problem worse. Also higher wattage will draw more current meaning it will damage your wiring and relays. As for the visibility problem this is a design flaw in the cars headlights, not just in your case (search online) . The reflector have a tendency to scatter light and is not focused which is the reason why you feel they have less light. The alternative is to use a pair of fog lamps and use something like osram night breakers for the mains.
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  39. If you have Prius Japanese model, you can't change language. You may find some guys out there who convert Japanese display to English. I think it is bit risky. I don't know, its up to you. You can download English version Prius Gen. II Manual here http://john1701a.com/prius/prius-userguide_iconic.htm Some functions may little bit vary on your edition (S,S touring, Anniversary edition etc..) But, you can use this to identify and familiar with Japanese multifunction display. If you get familiar with it, it isn't hard to living with your original Japanese display. GPS not available here (even you converted your display), Audio system is partially English, so won't hard to manage it. A/C screen almost in English. Only thing is Phone and bluetooth connection. Let me show you how to connect Bluetooth phone. Please note that, this is 2008, 10th Anniversary edition. Your screen may be different than here. 1. Go to Phone screen. Press phone button on your steering or follow these steps, Press Info/G-Book button on the left hand side. Then, Tap phone icon on the screen. 2. On this screen, tap "setting" button on the left bottom Once you connect your phone, you can see it here (See top left corner) It also shows you phone battery level ,signal level and Bluetooth connection's strength (BT icon turns to red if signal level is low) Again, these info may depend on your phone model. 3. You'll get phone setting screen. From here, you can manage your phone book, switch between two or more phones/profiles, lock down phone functions blah blah blah... Just tap Bluetooth icon to connect your phone. 4. You'll see Bluetooth setting screen below. Tap on "connect" button. Make sure you turn ON Bluetooth on your phone before proceed. 5. Bluetooth connection screen appear and it is trying to connect with your phone. Your phone will prompt you to enter pass-phase at this time. Enter pass-phase displaying on the screen. If nothing happened within 10-15 seconds, search new Bluetooth devices on your phone. Once it found "HANDS FREE: (the device name displaying on the screen), connect it. you'll be prompted to enter pass-phase. 6.Once it connected, you'll get Bluetooth settings screen again. The button next to "Register" is for setup connection mode. There are two options, default is "Always connect" When you turn on your car next time, it will automatically connect with your phone. no need to follow above steps again.
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  40. I've been running a 2000 YOM Y11 Manual for the last 6+ years and I get 8.5 to 9.5 km/l in Traffic. However I run on 95 Octane fuel. This figure goes down if I run on 90
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  41. You seem to have misunderstood the concept of rush hour traffic with the air conditioning on..... 7.5 Km/l is an acceptable figure under those circumstances.
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  42. My Fb14 does around 8 to 9 and its an auto one, still i feel that it can do more but facts such as, 1. I have to reverse in a 10 feet wide road to park the car so it takes more fuel 2. Once in a while aggressive driving to be on time and you may be having some unique facts as such so identify those and try to minimize things!
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  43. it's a roomy car and it's heavy... IMHO i doubt you would be able to get any better figures than that... after a proper tune up with new plugs, filters etc etc you might get a marginal increase but that would be it... anyways...that's just what i think cheers R
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  44. actually its pretty heavier than other cars.....anyway thanks for your help guys... cheers
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  45. I think the wingroad is a heavier car than a typical sedan that's powered by a 1.5litre motor... so if you wingroad has a 1.5l motor you really shouldn't compare fuel figures with lighter sedan... One of my uncles hag a WR and that too didn't do to great on fuel despite being bone stock and driven very conservatively... Nissan Wingroad 1190 kg http://www.carfolio.com/specifications/models/car/?car=22264 Toyota Corolla AE110 1040 Kg http://www.cars-directory.net/specs/toyota...la/1998_4/2261/ I dont think you can be "speed driving" in low RPM But keeping revs low and being on high gear to maintain speed with low taxing on gas will always give you better mileage. Just that in some instances might not be able to keep your revs, speed and gearing in optimal levels to give you better efficiency...
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  46. Hi JAFF If it is Manual Transmission , it is not enough doing 7-8 at least it should do 10, as mistaken_ID said you may consider the tyre size and profile ,if you are not using them as factory manual specs it might not do better in fuel,as well as very low rpm and speed driving does not give you any improvement in fuel rather than wasting them , so you should always drive it in middle rpm and speed Thanks Regards sumith
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  47. MY BAD, DIDNT SEE THAT MANUAL TRANSMISSION THING, SORRY ABT IT!
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  48. well if its an auto gear thats not bad! Properly inflating the tyres would help you increasing your mileage per litre!
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