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Sampath Gunasekera

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Sampath Gunasekera last won the day on December 8 2021

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    Ganemulla / Kalutara North
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    Mitsubishi
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    Lancer CS1 GLX (A/T)
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    1300cc
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    To own a Morris Minor restored up to brand new condition

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  1. Maintenance Update: Mileage: 147,325km Recently I replaced tyres and wheel balancing with wheel alignment (front wheels only) done. Last Friday I observed an oil leakage and a broken boot. By December 2021, car has been used for 14 years and now I see mainly issues appear with rubber parts which under go natural weaken/decay due time factor irrespective of the mileage done. I always try to replace genuine rubber parts even they are costly but keep long last. Taken car to the agents and was lucky to do a list of repairs within the day. (1) Power steering oil hose replaced ( Part No.: MR510411) and power steering oil replaced (2) Replaced right side rack end boot (previously had after market one) – Part No: MR297971 (3) Replaced Rocker cover gasket (due to oil leakage) – Part No.: MD342281 (4) Replaced Air Filter – MR552951 (The recently installed VIC air filter was shorter in width and did not mount well and started to absorb air from the gap and two technicians pointed out it just by listening engine sound.) I used this VIC part number in the past and (slight dimension change was there) This time unit has a huge deviation in dimensions. (5) Wheel alignment done (all four wheels) (6) Normal service done (changed engine oil with oil filter , washing and interior cleaning) It was a costly and tired day , but was happy as I could done all jobs within one day. Photos: (1) Power steering oil hose replaced ( Part No.: MR510411) and power steering oil replaced (2) Replaced right side rack end boot (previously had after market one) – Part No: MR297971 (3) Replaced Rocker cover gasket (due to oil leakage) – Part No.: MD342281 (4) Replaced Air Filter – MR552951 (5) Wheel alignment done (all four wheels) (6) Normal service done (changed engine oil with oil filter , washing and interior cleaning)
  2. Thanks iRage. I too shocked when I see it. They used some chemical liquid to clean. After cleaning they used pressurized air to dry it. Before I collect the car I checked all the parts were working or not. Anyway they too instructed me to keep the car under sunshine next day and I followed it.
  3. 13 years, 143715km, fully interior clean-up done. Original seats were hidden in pristine condition under dirty seat covers. Stayed with the car until the job completed and highly satisfied with final result. Cost: Rs.7500/= Before cleaning
  4. Many thanks for the detail. When I check with agents in 2017 end, it was Rs.31,000/= Cleaning throttle body, pressuring injectors, replacing spark plugs with 'o' rings, if need replace air filter, emission test. I have updated my previous engine tune up with photos in this thread.
  5. Continued from previous post.. I really wanted to dismantle the old fuel filter and see the inside. It was made with a kind of tough plastic and was very difficult to break (or might be hardened due to fuel contact). After many times hammering on it, I could take out the filter membranes out.
  6. Maintenance Update : Replaced Fuel Filter and Engine Tune Up Done Date: 30 July 2020 at agents Mileage: 139,682km Mitsubishi part number for fuel filter: MR55781 Fuel filter price: Rs.29,793/= Even though Mitsubishi instructed to replace fuel filter in every 60,000km , nobody follows it here due to high cost. This time I replaced fuel filter at engine tune up. Original factory fitted fuel filter was a ‘Denso’. (However, Denso badge does not appear on replacement unit, but it is a genuine Mitsubishi part). Fuel Pump is inserted in to fuel filter. Fuel Pump has a mesh unit to catch large particle sized debris and it is cleaned and reinstalled. This is the first time I see the inside of the fuel tank. But it was clean and not that bad I expected. Continued to next post...
  7. Ah, sorry ,it should be 12+ .Sorry for my mistake and corrected the post. Anyway you are thinking on her age too much than I do .?
  8. Why not? When I sell my own previous two cars (purchased brand new) , both buyers set their minds to buy my cars, when I just show my maintenance records before they crank the engines. When I bought my Lancer CS1 in 2017, I had same feeling when previous owner handed over the maintenance records file to me. She clearly described every maintenance done and even an accident it faced (replaced front door panel at agents and invoice was in the file) . I cross checked her details with agents and she was 100% genuine. Still this previous owner family maintain very good relationship with me and even read my Autolanka thread on it. When I bought my lancer very first thing I did was, bought a box file to match my car colour (Matath pissu?) All records are filed in order. Since my car is 13 years old, I maintain a summery for quick reference. Car is maintained at the agents from day one. I filled all invoices in order and attach all labels found in spare part packing. I also maintain a photo gallery in my laptop. I had two previous owners belong to same family. They had filed even below sheet they received from the agent after importation. 'Reliability' made me to buy this vehicle and I will transfer same to next owner when I sell this car one day.
  9. For me, I don't feel any special sound. This aged Viva sound is as it is. I remember once starter motor cleaned before I sell mine at 82000km. Check your belts. If they are old & dry give some noise rubbing with pulley at cold start.
  10. (1) Sell your Vigo here. (2) Buy a brand new car from India. Look at prices in below Toyota India link. You can buy a Yaris there. https://www.toyotabharat.com/ (INR 1 = SLR 2.5)
  11. Agree with iRage. That is why in my Lancer, first engine belt replacement done at 45,000km, as it already passed 6 years. Recently I saw a Lancer CS (YOM 2011) at agents and done only 10,000km . Agents instructed owner to changed the timing belt due to time factor and she replaced timing belt. Another point is ,don't wait for exact 100,000km. In Colombo with heavy traffic Jams, engine keep running while odometer keep stationery. Need to consider this point as well according to the agents.
  12. That damage Black Prius belongs to one of my friends. His son attended for swimming lessons and he slept & relaxed for a while in the car. Luckily, before few minutes this happen, he dropped from the car and walked to gate to pick his son and this happened. Defender was passing them and hit on their car and totally damaged 3 vehicles according to him..
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