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Jor-el last won the day on January 27 2018

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  1. Yeah, I too am pretty much decided on switching to 92 at this point. Apparently Harry pumped 90 and had no issues back then
  2. @K.o.N.o.S you've been running on 92 right? any noticeable issues?
  3. So, 95 octane broke the 200LKR barrier... anyone else contemplating going for 92 octane?
  4. I have a garden hose connected to a pressure washer and still use the two bucket method so the microfiber towel is free of dirt when I wash the car with it. 1 : Pressure wash the body 2 : Get the soap mixture (no grit guard), soak the wash towel, clean panel-by-panel from top to bottom (to ensure there are no swirl marks make sure to not to rub the wash towel in a circular motion, just a wipe in a straight line will do) 3. Depending on how dirty the car was, clean the wash towel using the second bucket with water and a grit guard (rub the wash towel against the grit guard) for every 2-3 panels
  5. What's with the newbies with 1-2 posts and the X25? P.S. Oh, that's right. If they were members of this forum long enough they wouldn't have gone for a lemon like the BAIC X25
  6. And the LC V8 2005 has fuel figures like 6-7kmpl if you drive it conservatively
  7. Hybrids aren't meant to save fuel - they're meant to save the environment (by burning relatively less fuel that is) with their fancy EV modes, regen braking, CVTs, DCTs, etc, etc... And imo 9-10 kmpl for an SUV that size is pretty good - heck, old Corolla 141s returned that kind of fuel economy
  8. I thought the Xtrail riding bunch doesn't care about the fuel economy - like, a tankful of premium gasoline costs them like 1/10 of their earnings between a full tank to full tank (in the worst case)
  9. Quoted and deleted? you piqued my curiosity! what did your post say?
  10. This I agree - the Lancers engine noise is very audible inside the cabin compared to the FD4. Road noise creeps in too. These vids will give you an idea - real experience is somewhat similar.
  11. Like Davy said you'll be able to find many Lancer and Civic related threads in the forum Anyways looking at your requirements I'd say both cars fit the bill perfectly. I've driven both cars and neither of them is as comfortable as an Allion or a Premio - even a CS series Lancer feels comfier. But these are in their own league when it comes to handling and "oomph" If I were you Id' go for the Lancer - reasons OTOH are: Lancer: The better - looking one among the two (looks are subjective though) Many Lancer EXs are still with their first owners and are being serviced by the agent so you can verify the mileage via the agent -( you can find all information up to the last service done by the agent even if it's not being maintained by the agent anymore ) Better ground clearance (165mm vs 150mm) A rare sight on roads - Civic FD1, FD3, FD4 all looks the same and collectively there are many civics on the roads than the Lancers. Agent support, workshop network around the country FD4 : Not as rare as the EX so finding a one in good nick should be easier ( I mean, near your area. You won't have to travel a long way just to inspect the vehicle) Dashboard looks better (again, subjective) P.S. come to think of it, I'd buy the Lancer anyways. It's a Lancer after all.
  12. It's a common issue among newer Toyotas which comes with "clutchless" compressors... According to AC mechs almost every JDM Toyota clutchless compressor fail between 50k-150k kms (dunno if this claim is true). They replace it with a clutch compressor which came with older 121 and 240 models
  13. Customers often ask if they should change the filter as well as the fluid. In the past, automatic transmission fluid was changed by removing the pan, changing the filter and gasket and refilling with 1/3 the capacity of the transmission. This was the only method known to change the fluid so it was the acceptable method. When transmission flushing equipment was introduced to the market, people started to ask, “what about the filter?” “we used to change it, why don’t we have to change it now?” The answer to this is, it was changed before because we already had the pan off so “we might as well” plus the filter company’s packaged the gaskets with filters and encouraged this practice. An automatic transmission is a closed hydraulic device with no foreign matter being introduced. Therefore, if the filter on a transmission should ever become plugged, it is plugged with transmission parts! This means the transmission is past the point of needing a fluid change. An engine, on the other hand, is constantly exposed to foreign matter (air and fuel) which brings in contaminants as well as the combustion that creates many other byproducts. The engine oil filter is designed to filter these products out. Many transmission manufacturers use only a screen on the fluid pickup to filter out any casting flaws or debris that could be poured down the dipstick. Some manufacturers do not recommend changing the filter. The fluid will break down and needs to be changed, the filters do not plug up on a healthy transmission. http://www.fluidservicetech.com/resources/change-filter.html Not sure if this article is accurate though
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