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  1. PerfMad

    Nissan Presea

    There is a hook near that end.. may be you could check whether its properly being fitted.
  2. How can we identify which oil can do 10k.. for an example, given below is the oil I used .


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    2. PerfMad


      This is whats been used by agents and they always says it should be changed every 5k intervals. Well i mostly do highway runs and less city traffic driving. However, since mine is a hybrid cant control the idle stop times ūüė¨ūüė¨

    3. Kavvz


      I don't have a lot of experience with hybrids, but just going on logic: Having a hybrids probably means your ICE engine runs less and is under less stress (warms-start-stops aren't hard on the engine, as the oil is at temp etc¬†its the initial cold start that mostly causes wear)- So if you are doing a fair bit¬†of highway runs, I feel you can easily push past the 5k limit with fully synthetic oil such as this. I would shoot for a one year or¬†8500km oil change window, what ever comes first for this kind of oil....(And if you are anything like me that means it will be around 9k when you finally get around to taking the¬†car in for its oil change... ūüėÜ )

    4. PerfMad


      Thanks brooo.. I usually change the oil at correct intervals .. im kinda planning to change the service location as at agents  prices have gone up.

  3. PerfMad

    Honda gp1

    that may have adverse affects in highspeed cornering. if ur a slow driver it would be ok i guess.
  4. PerfMad

    Honda gp1

    depends on what you plan on doing to increase the height.. You can increase the tyre size diameter and see.. however there will be a significant reduction in fuel consumption
  5. I'm currently running on 0w-20 and planning to switch to 10k oil with same viscosity if available because i'm doing 5k every 3 months.. My question is, if I change from semi to fully synthetic, someday if I stop using car more often, can I switch back to semi-synthetic just by changing the oil? Or do i have to do some cleaning before switching ??

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    2. The Don

      The Don

      If you are switching between semi and full its probably a good idea to use some extra oil of the type you are switching to, to flush the system through. 

    3. iRage


      May I ask why you feel you should switch to semi-synthetic when the car is not being used often ? Cost of oil is not justified ?

    4. PerfMad


      @iRage sorry my mistake.. Im currently running on full synthetic oil. My question is, is it ok to swap to 10k oil from this? and if someday I stop using the car more often then i can switch back to 5k synthatic oil as before without any additional cost or cleaning?


  6. Aftermarket universal hand rest any good??

  7. you can't unless it's an export model which has the option to change the language via menu. Im also having a GP1 domestic model so it doesn't have that option. Only thing you can do is, use the mobile translator app and translate it real time.
  8. Merc project is officially off the hook. Car was sold last week. I hope the new owner will continue the restoration project and get it into running condition soon.

  9. what are your insights on purchasing a evo 4/5 or sti 4/5 probably a conversion? How about the durability of the parts and how difficult is it to source parts? Is it a good decision as im planning to use it as a daily and roughly do 1500km per month..

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    2. iRage


      Well...adjustable dampers are pretty good....so don't discount one with a TEIN or..damn..what is the brand assorciated with a lizard ?...upgrade. See if you can adjust the dampening levels and see what it feels like. I think the adjustable dampers would be more versatiley...you can set yourself a parent-friendly setting...kid friendly setting...friend friendly setting....I am all alone and want to go bonkers setting...just think of all the possibilities ! Typically 8-10 different adjustment levels !!! Lets not even get in to the damber and height adjustment possibilities and the # of permutations of setting that offers you ! OMG !!!

    3. PerfMad


      @iRage thanks for the explanation. Now the hardest part is to source a stock manual evo or sti. Most of them are heavily modified and i don't want stage 2 clutch on a daily :D 

    4. iRage


      Well..look on the bright side...you won't have to work on your glutes and quads at the gym :) 

      uhh...well...at least those on your left...

  10. Is it true that ECU remap with stage 1, will provide better fuel efficiency than stock mapping and increase in power throughout the rpm band ?

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    2. PerfMad


      hmmm i guess its better to stick to the stock mapping. Thanks for the valuable advices.. I'm kinda bored with the car now so thought of doing couple of mods to increase bit of pulling power or else to go back to a manual tranny with a turbo kit..

    3. tiv


      Start with less radical mods like intake

      Ie performance filter and and exhaust, even an injector cleaner helps 

      Turbo is expensive but the most rewarding yet it comes with an array of mods 

      Intake, exhaust perhaps 

      ECU upgrade, manifold, fmic so on. 

      Expect atleast 400k for a proper job 


    4. PerfMad


      @tiv are you familiar with i-tunedCh**ps ? was planning to get mine tuneup from them with a stage 1 not quite sure how much HP it will increase though.

  11. My vision of the Mercedes W124 after its full restoration.

    Paint job is exactly the same... with black fabric interior (without headlight wipers and sun roof)

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    2. PerfMad


      @Magnum yes because the last version, which was manufactured from 1995/1996 onwards were from India with fabric seats. They are cheap quality materials and most the parts are not what's used in cars which were made in germany. So the reliability and the resale value is low.

    3. Magnum


      Not only that, it also had an issue with the wiring harness. After sometime the wiring start degrading and crap out.

    4. PerfMad


      @Magnum true that. I don't think even the body structure is the same quality. 

  12. Seems like Merc project will come to an end. No time to spend on it to follow it up due to this covid situation and my availability. Someone has seen the car and it interested in it. Might sell it to him to continue with the remaining part of the project :( 

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    2. PerfMad


      @iRage yah. Father doesn't want to sell it as the paint job is so perfect. I personally selected the two tone colour since i was going to purchase it from him. But the restoration project took so long and i got fedup going there to see no improvement in the progress during 1st and 2nd covid season. And i wanted to purchase a hybrid as my monthly commute increased and wanted some way of keeping the fuel cost down.

      Someone has seen the car and has asked for it. So father has told his expected price. Let's see how its gonna end. To sad to see it leaving as its a 5 cylinder diesel :( 

    3. AVANTE


      Ado no. 

      But then again, I get what you mean. Projects can suck. Parts are no where to be found sometimes, lying buggers, scammers, mechanics are lethargic and can screw up the work, now Corona. 

      I respect your dedication. I'm here already fed up of my Hawk 250 and now I think I'm going to sell it. Have talked to a few interested parties. It has been plagued by the above mentioned issues too as most projects are. 

      Its been 7 months and it has only run 3 kms... Just 3. 

      Yesterday I was working on the brakes and I found a wooden block in place of the brake pad.. Wooden brake pad. The bike has been kept well on the outside, no leaks, chrome is well kept, wiring works, all the meters and dash worked, etc.impressive on a 36 year old motorbike.

      But on the inside, it seems to have been the playground of a bunch of Maka bases. 

      The calipers have been hand painted, wood brake pads, dirty air filter, broken chain adjusters, it had the wrong rocker arms, engine valves from a Bajaj pulsar, both carbs leaking from almost every orifice, main harness under the frame has been pecked...but being a Honda, it ran without complaint. 

      I managed to fix most of the above issues and am impressed myself as all the others I have met in the hawk club seem to be atleast 15-20 years older than me as these are the only people who know them or have run them in the past. 

      But end of the day, I'm young, I'm not ultra-rich, I'm no Freddie Alles or Jay Leno, I'm not an early-retirement case.. Resources and time are limited, have to use that time either learning or putting miles on the odometer. There's a certain point after which you get fed up and it just isn't worth it anymore.  

      So I guess, it's sad but alright to move on. Wanted to see your completed W124, a fan of them myself, which you already knew. 

      Hopefully, when the resources are in place, can get ourselves into one someday! One can never know, right? 

    4. PerfMad


      @AVANTE sad to hear your story broo.. Yah i feel you. I went through the same shit. Mostly it took time to find the windscreen clips. Had to order those from the company twice as they have ordered incorrect item so that only took good 3 months due to covid. And that hold the final paint job for quite a good bit.

      But last time i went it was all done. Paint was pretty sick + door molding set yet to be painted and buffers. One of the rear buffer had couple of spots to be addressed by a fiber worker, but that got dragged as well. Other than that everything else was in good shape as i saw and the AC blower unit restored as well. so there is lot of time and money put in to this to make it perfect. I don't no what else needs to be addressed during assembling though cz i needed it to be trouble free (mostly as brandnew).

      Hmm anyways i hope it will end up in a better home than mine. Cz only Merc lovers visit that shop and pretty sure someone who already having a car is interested on this.

      Yah one day i will either purchase a good condition one or restore one somehow.. #ONEDAY 

  13. I always had a soft spot for a car with a manual tranny. Every time I see a car, I like with a manual tranny for sale, feel like trading my FIT and go for it :D 

  14. If the car belongs to oil burning chassis range, i dont see a point in increasing the velocity as it is a temporary solution. Better get it rectified asap. May i know the current millage of ur car if you don't mind? Also i believe you car is registered in 2014, cz GP1 series stopped after 2013. from 2014 GP5 manufacturing started.
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