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  1. What are the option to increase the ride height? Vehicle - FIT GP1

    Low ground clearance is a pain to travel in areas away from colombo.

    (please do not consider the tyre option or wheel option as all my tyres are pretty much new)

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    2. PerfMad

      PerfMad

      @matroska Yah im worried because i never had issues with ground clearances before :D 

      @Dee Jay front shocks are still fine. But this is not applicable, but I have shifted my whereabouts recently and the parking area has a slight hump which the owner have put in place to avoid rain water going towards the parking area. So everytime i park it  hits the front mud guards. So as a workaround i have removed the mud flaps. otherwise i will have to replace those if it breaks :D 

    3. matroska

      matroska

      oh and also avoid the pit-like park near SLECC that things a nightmare - i saw a mazda 6 scrape itself getting out of it. I have not dared put the civic there :D 

    4. PerfMad

      PerfMad

      @matroska thanks for the headsup mate :) appreciate it. hopefully one day these SUV prices will come down :D  is this 2000-2004 HRV any good?

  2. Went to my usual place to get the service done and witnessed 2 cars of Toyota Premio oil burning issue (seems like its an inherited issue in one engine variant) and corolla 141 (gearbox failure). Whats up with JAPANA?? Newer cars are not reliable at all. Looks like you can't always blame honda for its DCT failure where as Toyota normal trannys also failing :D  

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    2. PerfMad

      PerfMad

      Thanks @hrm. Now your daily is a sorento? It's well built compared to early kia models right? Love the diesel power output as well.

    3. hrm

      hrm

      @PerfMad Yep. Enjoying every bit of it and interiors are held up surprisingly well for a non-Jap. And yes the instant acceleration of the 197HP/430NM diesel is quite addictive.

    4. PerfMad

      PerfMad

      @hrm talk about it. That instant torque and power is quite impressive. 

  3. Ok I'm utterly confused now. My car (FIT GP1) gear oil is due. Checked with Stafford and they said they put CVTF. Checked with my other mechanic where I do my routine services and he recommended to put HMMF (he has the genuine oil as well). Even the oil stick has a label with HMMF. 

    Any idea whom I should believe here?

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    2. PerfMad

      PerfMad

      @iRage thanks for the information. Sometimes, i doubt what the agent says. Because these buggers just put whatever oil they get hold of for low price + higher profit margins. I used to go to them for services and then stopped. because they don't even have a specific engine oil. They put whatever they have in stock or get their hands on. And the prices have increased in each service interval :D 

    3. iRage

      iRage

      Sadly that is the case I beleive with most agents. The cost of having to stock all these different kinds of oils is too costly. Thus, they get kokatath thailya type stuff. This is also the downside of buying cars that are not intended for the market and having completely unregulated part imports. In most other countries, parts shops need to purchase authorized/genuine parts through the local agent. On one hand it ensures authenticity of parts, brings down service and maintenance costs at the agent and the agent is able to maintain proper stocks of popular models. But obviously, our mudalalis have no incentive to actually follow any structure.

    4. PerfMad

      PerfMad

      @iRage True that. That's why I'm sticking into a known garage and get the services and oil changes done with genuine recommended materials.

  4. I know it's stupid, but is there any chance of converting the GP1 auto with a manual tranny? There was one gp4(hybrid) with a manual tranny sometime back for sale.

    If its possible, what things would need to change? I prefer to have the hybrid system as it is. 

    Note: And going for a manual GP is not an option as its rare and with current prices its hard to find a good car with low miles as mine.

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    2. Gummybr

      Gummybr

      You hate the CVT gearbox dont you? Its kind of a sad story when you try to climb mountains with a load with all the noise. As Dee Jay says its better to look at the CRZ engine and gearbox.

    3. PerfMad

      PerfMad

      Thanks @Dee Jay i will look into that option. Only issue is CRZ parts are harder to source.

      @Gummybr lol its not the CVT but its the auto trannies I hate :D I had to opt to this as i couldn't find a manual car back in the day and wanted to car for my needs + car prices were increasing like crazy year ago. But knowing I hate auto trannies, i still regret of buying this with an auto tranny. i would have enjoyed it more, if this has a manual in it :D There is another friend of mine who is looking for the same option so, just wanted to see available options.

       

    4. Dee Jay

      Dee Jay

      @PerfMadtry sourcing directly from Japan.. this should be from the 1st generation CRZ as well... I don't think 2nd generation CRZ internals would fit a GP1 since it's mated to the next generation IMA hybrid system (as in 1.5 liter engine and Li-ion battery pack)

  5. Gotta admit that KOITO halogens provide better visibility compared to what I had previously..

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    2. Gummybr

      Gummybr

      I need 90/100W. Will check them out

    3. Ruslan

      Ruslan

      @PerfMad are these with Blue tint or without them?, looking for Bulbs for High beam without the Blue tint.. 

    4. PerfMad

      PerfMad

      @Ruslan no blue tint. its closer to white colour (not purely white though)
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  6. Anyone you know who is working at RMV werahera? 

  7. Any idea where I can source a set of KOITO H4 WHITEBEAM bulbs ?

  8. Wonder how much BHP celerio manual has... that's like a pocket rocket :D 

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    2. iRage

      iRage

      Dude....you got smoked by a Celerio :)

      The Celerio driver :

      IT DON'T MATTER IF YOU WIN BY AN INCH OR A MILE, WINNING'S WINNING!! - Dom  Fast and Furious | Meme Generator

       

       

    3. MaleCortana

      MaleCortana

      Its official PerfMad got smoked by a Celerio.

      "It's not the car its the driver" B)

       

    4. PerfMad

      PerfMad

      lol kinda. couldn't try harder as he was driving like a maniac all around the road cutting lanes and kolpitty area is crowded with police so had to be civilized. And ya officially i got smoked lol :D now i regret of not having a manual tranny so badly

  9. Regardless of having a CVT tranny, S mode gives you goose bumps :D  😍

    1. matroska

      matroska

      GP1 right? I have fond memories of the 'S' mode :D 

    2. PerfMad

      PerfMad

      @matroska yes. Very recently i tried the S mode with ECO off and damn it got some balls :D

    3. Dee Jay

      Dee Jay

      Yes, same case with the FD3 :D 

  10. Guys looking for Solar powered lights which will automatically switch on at night and switch off in the morning (not with motion detection). Any recommendations with a reasonable price?

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    2. Rajith Pathiraja

      Rajith Pathiraja

      At the moment sourcing is the issue . Try these guys https://lumens.lk/

    3. Dee Jay

      Dee Jay

      I got some lights via daraz (with motion sensors) but there were ones without motion sensors as well. And as I saw the ones I have two modes (haven't tried it out though) one of which is catering to your need. That was from a local seller so they delivered within a day or two.

    4. PerfMad

      PerfMad

      @Dee Jay could you pls DM me above mentioned links?

       

  11. Guys looking for a good set of tyres for my FIT. Any recommendations?

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    2. PerfMad

      PerfMad

      @matroska called couple of places. They seems to have tyres made in 20/21 planning to pay a visit. Since I replaced 2 front tyres with Japan dunlops, thought of doing the same with the rear once as well. Was running on original tyres and all are expired now.

      They quote me from 16500 -19000 . Only few shops had dunlops. others recommended to go with Hankook stating that even the new audis are told to replaced with Hankook :D i highly doubt it. It is made in korea right?

    3. matroska

      matroska

      Well Hankooks aren't bad - yeah they're Korean. But it seems the tire situation has improved somewhat albeit at a higher price- around a year ago it was pretty difficult to source tires at all. 

    4. PerfMad

      PerfMad

      Yeah. replaced tyres with Jap Dunlops. I guess im good to go for another 5 years (hopefully) until I sell the car :D 

  12. 2015 Tivoli a good vehicle for daily use?

  13. Any recommended vehicles to purchase below 3mil?

    Main requirements are;
    * Should be AUTO (and no 2 door vehicles please )
    * Prefer something beyond 2000 (YOM)
    * Preferably a english letter reg no
    * Fuel city 8+ is enough
    *Parts availability is a must

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    2. PerfMad

      PerfMad

      @MaleCortana i know the feeling. we owned a 4 door for almost 8 years. good car with low maintenance cost. Only issue was leg space and ground clearance issue. Now my brother has increased his budget upto 4.5mil :D 

    3. iRage

      iRage

      Well...in that case...

      You do get 

      - Lancer CS

      - Corolla (export variant)..yes..it is a Corolla...but the thing is the cheapos stayed away from it because it did not do 23.567 kmpl. 

      and both you might find one with a decent agent's service history.

      I beleive a Swift (Beetle model) might also be there...

      A somewhat newer option might be a Hustler if a kei car that is somewhat larger is on the table...

       

    4. PerfMad

      PerfMad

      @iRage thanks man. Unfortunately he sold his swift beetle like 2 years ago. that was in topping condition 1 owner low millage car. Now he doesn't want the same one. so looking for other options. Corrolla is also in his list. but most are hacked :( 

  14. Looking for a reasonable place to program a roller gate key ( except three singha) :D 

    1. mazdaspeed

      mazdaspeed

      I've had multiple issues with 3 lions whos service sucks like nothing I've seen before. Elcardo does all the work including programing of keys/remotes but may not be able to give the unit as it's not form them. Very good service, friendly staff, reasonable rates and a hotline. 0716844822.

    2. PerfMad

      PerfMad

      Thanks @mazdaspeed i checked with Elcardo. They don't program Three singha roller gate keys due to frequency issues

  15. Is it normal to reduce the KM/L after a tuneup?

    1. HaeylM

      HaeylM

      Sometimes the ECU will take some time to readjust to the new throttle body settings and airflow. Hopefully u get better or simillar fuel figures after doing around 30-40KM. 

    2. PerfMad

      PerfMad

      have done close to  5-6000 km still its little less. Could be due to my driving pattern has changed. Not driving very fuel efficiently as i used to be.

  16. Found a new Mercedes group (SL) and damn, I can't imagine where these gems were hiding all this time. Unfortunately non of them are selling their beauties.. But atleast starring at them bring a smile to my face ❤️

    1. walkernet

      walkernet

      Care to share the group with the rest 😁😁

    2. PerfMad

      PerfMad

      Mercedes Benz W124 Enthusiasts Club of sri lanka 🇱🇰...

  17. Sometimes feel like I made the right decision purchasing a hybrid. But there's a part of me who wants something else regardless of all the expenses :D 

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    2. PerfMad

      PerfMad

      @Dee Jay hopefully the next one gonna be either a fun hybrid or non-hybrid FUN model :D 

    3. Dee Jay

      Dee Jay

      Let's see what you will pick ;) 

    4. PerfMad

      PerfMad

      fingers crossed..

    • Honda FD1 manual 
    • SUBI B4 manual OR
    • Honda GP1 auto

    What is your choice and why?

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    2. MaleCortana

      MaleCortana

      @iRage yep yep that makes sense, what I meant was that our vios was higher specced in comparison to our 121. Obviously a luxel would be better specced than a vios.

      I still prefer leather over cloth seats, cloth seats tend to retain more dust in my experience and needs to be vaccumed out whereas leather can be wiped

       

       

    3. iRage

      iRage

      Both have pros and cons....the nice fabric feels a lot better than the fake leather than all the cars like Vios/Corolla/etc..come with as well...the only nice alcantara leather comes only in the high spec models like Harrier, Crown, etc... (even the Camry does not have any actual leather...it is mostly synthetic..especially those in the SEA market). But then, leather does heat up and cool a lot as well so it is difficult to keep it tempreture managed unless it comes with heated seats, etc...and leather needs to be treated as well. So where up keep is concerned I would say both are more or less the same in terms of effort. It is just that the effort has to be put in different ways.

    4. PerfMad

      PerfMad

      yeah im someone who always prefer fabric over leather. cz the fabric is more comfortable than the leather. However i like the leather seats which comes in W124s. those are genuine leather as i feel and its so comfortable and soft. 

  18. GP1 or FD1 manual ?? What are the issues I may encounter during the ownership of a manual FD1 assuming the millage is around 150k where my GP is in 70k range..

    Is it a good opinion to exchange or go for a FD? (only reason to go for FD is cz it got a MANUAL tranny ❤️ )

    #feelingconfused

  19. Guys my brother is looking for a Mazda Familia 323 or the same year wagon (AUTO transmission car). Any known issues or things I should be aware of while doing pre-inspections? and how about the spares availability? Anything I should know ? Never owned a Mazda in a our family :D 

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    2. PerfMad

      PerfMad

      @isuru003 yours is looking mint. best i've seen so far..

    3. PreseaLover

      PreseaLover

      @isuru003great congratz. Can I offer you a brand new gear indicator strip for your bj5? I do these spares. DM me if you want

      IMG_5480 (1).jpeg

    4. isuru003

      isuru003

      @PreseaLover Thanks for the offer but I already got one from Bjautoparts. Someone from walisara do this part in our 323/mazda fb club. I think he does that for several cars as well. Could it be you I wonder 😂   

  20. How can we identify which oil can do 10k.. for an example, given below is the oil I used .

    image.png.505da8fea96a8c6efb9ca94c43668022.png

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    2. PerfMad

      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 😬😬

    3. Kavvz

      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... 😆 )

    4. PerfMad

      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.

  21. 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

      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

      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?

       

  22. Aftermarket universal hand rest any good??

  23. 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.

  24. 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

      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

      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

      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...

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