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  1. Some general advise....when the indicator/warning lights start blinking abnormally or throws out a warning light....go get a diagnostic scan done. This should be the first thing you do rather than try to speculate what it can be. If it came out momentarily, then you might want to wait to see it becomes frequent..but if it keeps coming up then..go get a scan done. If hte light turns red (as opposed to green) there might be something wrong with the system...so there would be a error code recorded. Go get it checked out. Once that is determined I am sure we can all talk discuss any problems you may have with rectifying the matter.
  2. I am pretty sure Oppo is he parent company and OnePlus is a subsidiary. In which case it does make sense that although Oppo (products) are licensed to be sold in SL OnePlus isn't as it technically is a different company. Licensing regulations such that even if the same product with a different badge on it would also require a different license (granted if the original product is already licensed the paper work and testing required for licensing maybe less).
  3. Hmm...intersting I haven't heard much good things about A*W's tech inspections. However there are other options. You could first take it to Car Checks and get a inspection done and see if they find any structural issues (albeit this should have been done BEFORE you bought the car). They do a multi point inspection whilst their mechanical inspection is not extremely indepth their structural check is probably one of the best. They would do a ECU scan as well and if any errorss with the idle stop system props up it shold show it. Depending on the report you can choose to further look in to mechanical issues they have identified. Typically I would tell people to change the timing belt no matter what the mileage is in a car you buy in SL (registered or unregistered). This includes changing things like the tensioner. Also, you may want to look in to replacing things like the crank oil seal whilst you have the thng removed. Then look in to the brake components...if the pads are anything less than 50% or the disks show any signs of chafing..then polish out the disks and change the pads. This whole notion of engine tune up is a complete con in SL and the baases till push things that were relevant for carburated engines for EFI engines and change 100x more. Anyway...along with the timing belt and brakes...you would want to: - Do a diagnosic scan (if not done during the car inspection) and get those things resolved. - Change the air filter (if it is dark brown and is beyond the point of cleaning) - Check the spark plugs and change if needed. I believe they come with iridium plugs and those are good for a very high mileage. It will be up t you to decide if you still want to change it. - Check the suspension components. If any bushes are cracked and dried out..then it would be best to replace them. Same applies to engine and transmission mounts - Check the status of the battery and the alternator. - 2017 tires...usually the life span of tires are 5 to 6 years. SInce your tires are 50-60% worn out anyway...you should plan to change your times in the near future. - Check the body work for signs of filler/putty. If there are any areas where there is too much filler/putty this can lead to corrosion issues in the near future. Cars have accidents. Fixing cars are perfectly fine as long as a fixable accident has been fixed properly. So do not disspair just because you see some possible accident damage. But your concern is justified as well as sadly in SL; cars that should have been scrapped after an accident gets repaired very poorly.
  4. Welcome to the forum. As you can see I made some changes to the thread topic To answer your question...yes..you can convert it...you will need to change the electronics (including adding a few sensors) and the control panel. I beleive the easiest would be to get the entire system from a G grade car and fix it on to your's. No idea how much it would cost but probably a lot.
  5. Not necessarily...it can go either way...a proper conversion (one where they acually strip the car down to the bone..do the reenforcements, etc..) takes a lot of labor which costs a lot. Then there is the cost of the donor car....these special cars have gone significantly up in price...then there is also the parts you will have to replace (i.e. those that cannot be used from the donor or what you want to upgrade). Also, now days anytype of conversion (Tourer Vs, Glanzas, Evo, WRXs, etc...) are going to be far more costlier than before. On one hand it is because the ruppe has crashed but also because these cars have significantly gone up in price due to the high demand from countries like the US. Right now even a crappy, "well used" Chaser Tourer V goes for nearly ~20,000USD (a prestine one or one in original form nearly 30-35K...automatics will be a bit cheaper) a crashed one about 15K....back in the day a Tourer V could be picked up for about half that price and converted car could be picked up for anything from 4-5mil LKR.
  6. Only suggestion is take it to a reputable service centre and get a diagnostic read-out done....
  7. It is wihin the manufacturer's tolerances. This is so that they do not have to raise service issues because a worn out engine is burning oil. Yes...an engine can burn up to that much oil abut that doesn't mean it should unless it has one of the issues I mentioned before.... go get it checked out....
  8. Nissan unveiled the Fairlady Z Proto Spec limited edition model. Only 240 units will be made at a price of 6.9mil yen (~61,000USD). The orange one with the custom body kit does look nice...
  9. We also see the official reveal of the Civic Type R production prototype we have been seeing for a few months...
  10. Ralliart was revived in SEA a few years ago with the statement that is merely cosmetic and modest mechanical upgrade parts...well Rallart is back in Japan....have they changed their stance and moved in to tuning and building actual performance models ? We yet have to see... Well..here is the Vision Ralliart concept...(yes the Vision was the concept base for the new Outlander)
  11. In other news....Toyota unveiled the much anticipated GR GT3 concept. Many people were speculating that it might be the one of those things Toyota is working with Mazda because the earlier silouhette teaser images made the car look like the Mazda Vision concept. Is it ? This is supposed to be the base for their GT3 racer. Toyota's claim is that like the GR Yaris, this will be a car desgined for sports that will be adopted for street use. They are also showcasing the Toyota bZ4X GR Sport Concept
  12. Toyota offerings at the Tokyo Auto Salon (no..I did not make it out there because of the pandemic situation here...so all pics are from friends and internet) GRMN Yaris After much hype...it is a bit of a let down for existing owners of the car. The GRMN is offered in 3 variants; Standard, Circuit Pack and Rally Spec GRMN Yaris. There is no power upgrade over the GR Yaris (JPN spec) except for a bit of torque increase. So where does the extra performance come from ? Well..they have reduced the weight of the car by turning it in to a 2-seater. Plus additional carbon body panels. But the biggest contributor would be the short-ration gearbox. interestingly fact most of the upgrades to the GRMN have been available as upgrades to the GR Yaris but made standard for the GRMN variant. The prices range from 7mil to 8.2 mil yen, which is 4-5mil over the rally spec GR Yaris RC grade and about 2-3 mil over the high spec GR Yaris RZ High Performance edition. the centiment amongst many is that this caters more to the performance enthusiasts who are seeking nothing but JDM exclusivity. Exclusivity ? Well only 500 will be made for the Japanese market and 50 of them will come in the exclusive grey color. The car will be sold by lottery. The grey car is the Circuit Package and the red one the Rally Spec. I do like the different cluster. The normal one doesn't have that red line and the circular black recess lines that it encapsulates or that carbon weave pattern.
  13. Then last year, end of November; Suzuki out of the blue released the next gen Alto. The sporty variants are not in the line up right now but might be introduced later on. Delivery started around mid December and by ealy January it already gota recall for airbags or seatbelts or something. But since then it seems to be doing okay. Nothing new...Hybrid claims something like 27kmpl and the ene-charge something like 25kmpl...then there is TECT and Heartect...prety much their weight reducing structural rigidity enhancing method. Suzuki claims that these methods plus improvements in the suspension, etc..has made the car significantly more comfortable than the previous one. For now all the variants seem to be CVT.
  14. The new Noah and Voxy....and their GR and Modellista kits. Maybe I am old but I do like the Noah's looks better. Seems to have gotten pricey...gasoline variants seem to hover around 2.9mil yen withthe Hybrids going up to 3.9ish (so nearly 4mil on road price).
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