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tiv last won the day on January 3

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About tiv

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    Drunk Ol' Mechanophiliac

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    DIY, Off roading, racing ,photography. anything to do with automobiles...
    Building old Diesel engines,

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    Too many projects to mention
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    Too many projects to mention
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    From 660cc to 3200cc
  • Mechanical Mods
    I need many sets of tyres
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    Too old for that
  • Future Plans
    Building my own hearse
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    Automotive hobbies, keeping you broke for decades

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  1. As you mentioned these were a hit in the middle east, my dad too had one. Used to do easy 1000km a day. When they put it away it had closed over 400 000km with the stock engine and transmission. The front end was totally sand blasted though. I dont recall what the engine was but they have a very high end trim there.
  2. Is this car J*-**** V*P single digit no. I might have seen it today in katana?
  3. It's either the rich boys terrorizing the innocent road driver or policitions showing off their power with a range rover. 

    So called parts big shot importers trying to establish cults and RIP off innocent petrolheads.

    Average users destroying hybrids and wagon rs then shedding them for more money.

    Good drivers cars being paraded at insane prices 

    Old sodden suvs going almost higher than newer counterparts

    At the rate people are doing this buying and selling scam, soon their wont be customers, just buy and sell con men!

    But why bother? Even the big companies are doing the same under a brand name.

    Sad to see what motoring in this country has come to.

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    2. tiv


      @iRage thank you, I have a bigger one at home and they aren't this cute when they grow up. Mine put a hole in my nose once, I had 3 nostrils for a month!


      With time and covid my travelling habits have been badly cut down. I was out and about in the Colombo side and the roads on the demise of my grandfather.

      Suddenly it hit me as to how treacherous the roads have become.

      And I've been doing some work on the copen. Sourcing parts from the so called performance part import moguls is really cumbersome. Except for a few encouraging souls, most are just here for the quick money. No love for motoring. It's not the pricing, it's the attitude.

      In that aspect the 4x4 guys are gods here. Been working with them over 2 decades 

      So now onwards its straight from japan, with much love from ebay yahoo auctions. I might have to pay the amount of another copen but atleast I get the real deal, bolt on genuine parts will less commotion, low profile and drama. Just want a small build not the Facebook youtube hoo haa

      The Customs have already wiped my life savings clean.

    3. Ruslan


      Yes, Same here, Sourcing parts from Japan, mostly from Yahoo auction, Partsouq or Amayama. pretty reliable i must say. and worth the wait rather than get your blood boil after talking to parts dealers. Since started working from home from Last Year and due to the prevailing situ, never had the opportunity to step outside with the family.

    4. iRage


      @tiv...oh...got one at my parent's place (actually she is my son's but had to have my parents adopt her because of our movements). so know all about it. I have sofas, carpets and boots all destroyed...worst yet....she crept under the Trueno and chewed up the steering rack....the metal has tooth marks on it to remind me of it for etertinity. How she got under that narrow place only lord knows...

      But they are so cute when they are small :) 

  4. You will have to go to center in the relevant province
  5. The document goes to the previous owners address on the CR
  6. Subtle suggestion Since u love 90s cars so much, do taste something larger with more power like a Mark2 or something, life will never be the same again. Cheers
  7. Pernit Import that was transferred with transfer tax paid.
  8. That an atrocious amount for a used hilux but given the times it's fair. Main issue is injectors, make sure they've been taken care of, regular cleaning and used super diesel etc Also based on the mileage check if the preventive maintenance has been done, Timing belt, tensioner, ATF oil changes Also periodic lubrication of all universal joints. If any of the above have not been done you may end up replacing bits so keep a budget if atleast 200k lkr for those If it's a UK pickup check the chassis for rust and the front end for heaps of corrosion. Also check the AC c
  9. Due to the exhaustion of performance parts, I'm literally begging people for a genuine blow off valve,

    Does anyone know If a gen 2 HKS SSQV used is worth for 35k, also do these udef valves fail easy? 

    I'm desperate!

  10. Sadly the enthusiast in me nods to the mini being the best choice to OP But Sri Lanka being well versed in cheating with minis, 1.5mil is likely to fetch you a con. My neighbour apparently used to have a mini parked in front his house, well done up, wide wheels etc Despite both us being car fanatics he was very shady when he came to talking about the car. It was on the curb for ages, a faily runner which he supposedly borrowed from a kingpin businessman in Kandy. Well it was all an alibi for the car had some dodgy paperwork and after about 2 years he finally got copp
  11. Why dont you do a custom build for all of the following. You ll get better power gains as well with more durable parts. Viscous fan - use an electric fan, or a pair with a nice race spec radiator, also will come with the expansion tank The fan shroud problem is also eliminated Turbo hoses, you can find silicone hoses in all shapes and sizes. They dont deform much and withstand heat much better Air filter housing, use an after market filter assembly, branded of course, K&n cone etc Unless you are planning to sell or flip the vehicle the above replacements are upgr
  12. Almost every econobox on the road wants to go racing with my little copen! Be it Corollas, passos, rice civics, 80s 90s sticker raped cars and the latest one a wagon r with this V I P 2000buck light.

    he was trying to race behind me for like 20miles, I wasn't even trying. 

    I guess the lack of travel and covid lockdowns have driven road buffs to insanity.

    1. Kavvz


      Oh you got one? Hey good for you man! Congratulations! 

    2. Magnum


      Fully send it yo

    3. fiat fan

      fiat fan

      Small PP syndrome on their part. 

      Women drivers get this daily. My wife had a pug 407 black with red interior.

      Buggers be risking their kids lives to overtake her in their puny ecoboxes. 

      Other women drivers in their fits/aquas & what-not be glaring at her and cursing her existence. 

  13. My wifes dinged up our one, not a panel without a scratch, it's an Led ver, with all that noobs are offering un the 5 mil range now lol. Its not even for sale
  14. Research all the content on the Vitz, you ll find enough data to use that car for a million miles, 5w- 30 is ideal as its turbo
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