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  1. Dad bought a first owner Presea R11. That lady who owned it before almost never drove it, it still had the same air filter that came from japan. I think we will keep this car for the rest of our lives. Funny thing is now we both own Nissans and both own G numbers and both has cars with frameless windows and both cars are manufactured in 1995. 

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    2. Hyaenidae

      Hyaenidae

      1 air filter for 26 years? must be a world record. What was the mileage at the time of purchase? 

    3. MaleCortana

      MaleCortana

      Damn you really did find an actual "lady driven, low mileage" car XD!, enjoy the purchase and pics please :) 

    4. PreseaLover

      PreseaLover

      137k in the ODO with mileage records since the day the emission tests started in SL. so its genuine. 

  2. Restoring the ARX these days :D 

  3. Tuned the ARX like mad. Now the performance is heavenly

  4. Thinking of changing the username to BirdLover... hmmmmm

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    2. matroska

      matroska

      :D since I have half a dozen contacts with your name your name has presea within brackets. 

    3. kusumsiri

      kusumsiri

      @matroska I was wondering if it was like Presea too. So it's really MkvLover. :D

    4. kusumsiri

      kusumsiri

      @matroska I was wondering if it was like Presea too. So it's really MkvLover. :D

  5. Finally after searching for over an year, bought a U13 ARX Auto Petrol Bluebird with an english Number :D Just after driving 5km's someone stopped the car and asked if I'm selling :D I should say, though this has a 1.8litre engine this has the same pickup and speed as the Cefiro. 

    1. matroska

      matroska

      Huzzah! re the acceleration the bluebird is around 100 Kg lighter than the cefiro and while the SR18 produces fewer horses than VQ20 the weight difference would probably even things out. 

  6. Need a fog light and driver door inner handle for Bluebird ARX. Anyone has any spares?

    1. iRage

      iRage

      So you found yourselfa nil kirilli ?

    2. PreseaLover

      PreseaLover

      YES. JUST BOUGHT IT TODAY :D 

  7. Looking for a Bluebird U13 auto, petrol car once again. Anyone?

    1. matroska

      matroska

      Your quest for cars are like the DC universe - keeps getting rebooted time and time again. 

  8. This is not SL automotive related but since few of you guys are already in the US, I'd like to know what are the 90's frameless window automatic cars I can buy in the US for on or below 5000$ ? I would like a convertible, but it needs to be an automatic. I'm ok with 80's or 90's, its just I will need something that has spare parts. 

    1. Gummybr

      Gummybr

      Moving to 'MERICA? God help those poor car sales lots 😜 They probably have a wide range for you to choose from.

    2. matroska

      matroska

      God Bless 'Murica!

    3. iRage

      iRage

      He will make America great again...one frameless window a time. I picture you driving a black Firebird/TransAm with a red LED light going left and right...better get that leather jacket in SL...much cheaper. 

      If you want to go Japanese...you should be able to find a granny spec 1st gen Impreza or a Lexus ES or even a Celica. Also, the 1st gen Dodge Neon also had frameless windows....

  9. Is RMV open now?

    1. matroska

      matroska

      I think so - just double check with a call maybe? Your papers didn't arrive yet is it?

    2. PreseaLover

      PreseaLover

      @matroska yeah stildidnt arrive bung

  10. When car groups on FB bans you what do you do? you make your own car group 

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    2. PreseaLover

      PreseaLover

      @PerfMadflooding kiyanneth salli thamai bro :D 

    3. matroska

      matroska

      When I joined the vios page had just you and me as members machan - I felt kinda sad so i added a friend too 😛 

    4. PreseaLover

      PreseaLover

      @matroskapatta aathal oi hahahaha. I created a fake FB profile and added that too 

  11. Restored the car. I got bored with the car again now. 

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    2. MaleCortana

      MaleCortana

      ayyo 😢 

    3. iRage

      iRage

      So....this explains your ramblings on rumored U2 tours....the next phase would be you selling the car to sart saving for the tour because you need the U2 tour more than the car....then back to a car...then back to tour money...and the cycle goes on.

    4. PreseaLover

      PreseaLover

      @iRagealready planned to sell the car to save money for the tour. Waiting till I receive the CR back from RMV :D 

  12. Restoration almost has come to an end. Need to find a pair of sun visors and a seat belt and im done! 

    1. amsandun

      amsandun

      by any chance, is your new presea has the number G*-4**5 ?

    2. PreseaLover

      PreseaLover

      @amsandunno this is a 19- 

  13. Actually without even my knowing I've been restoring the Presea I bought.

  14. When driving. there is this kiri kiri rattling noise coming from inside the rear speakers. Without putting the setup on. Anything to do about it? The normal kiri kiri noise that comes in old cars

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    2. PreseaLover

      PreseaLover

      @vartone yes il do that, thanks for the input :) 

    3. Magnum

      Magnum

      Is it from the front or rear speakers? Sounds like the speaker is loose, which happen easily on those parcel shelf mounted speakers

    4. PreseaLover

      PreseaLover

      @Magnumrear speakers.. i opened the dickey and tried to see if the speaker is lose.. but looks to be tight.. 

  15. The Upholstery handles in my car looks like the previous owners cleaned their Asses with it. Honestly I've neven seen something that dirty. Also the sunvisors.. I really need to find some upholstery handles guys. 

    1. PerfMad

      PerfMad

      This is why paying some additional amount gives you PEACE of mind :D .. In my case i will always go for clean and well cared interior than exterior. Cz i like the mint condition feeling regardless the age of the car :D 

    2. PreseaLover

      PreseaLover

      @PerfMadextra amount cars looks shittier than that :D this was the most decent good condition one i found :D 

  16. Anyone using covers for the dashboard to protect them from cracking? I need to know a good place that customizes dashboard covers

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    2. iRage

      iRage

      1. Not effecting the airbag I would say is dependant on the car. Some cars have the airbag being deployed from the top (the top has a hatch) and in some the hatch for the airbag goes from the front to the back.

      2. Hmm...interesting. Never used a cover but my dashboards ahve been factory fresh too...albeit I do use cleaning products on it (which even if the cover is there I suppose would need).

      3. Looks...that is subjective :D

    3. iRage

      iRage

      How does it stay on ? Is the back made out of non slip material or is it clipped on ?

    4. Hyaenidae

      Hyaenidae

      @iRage Non-slip material

      Yes, cleaning is necessary despite the cover. I just clean it with a damp cloth, let it dry and spray some matt dash finish and wipe

  17. While carrying a Nightbreaker bulb in my hand my hand knocked my hip and the nightbreaker fell into the water.. I dried the nightbreaker in the sun.. Will it work now? 

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    2. tiv

      tiv

      Bits would gradually corrode and give away, night breakers are pretty much overclocked or tuned bulbs that run a bit brighter than standard bulbs, they normally last like 2 years with standard usage 

      Now they are kind of phased out during to the led influx.

      I had a them in my hilux and defender 

      Usually after wading, the fog light bulbs which were night breakers used to give away in a month or two, those days the bulbs were like 2500lkr which was a decent buck, a pair so I did give attention to cleaning them and drying them out if I saw water ingress in the lights.

      They never lasted, while the Headlight bulbs managed atleast 2 years.

      This was the early 2000s and the led fest had not begun. 

      Now I have light bars which get soaked regularly, nothing happens!

    3. tiv

      tiv

      Go for LEDs off a good brand, they have the color you like and the lumens to light up the road properly. And batteries last longer as their draw is  drastically reduced. You save on the long run, 

      Newer models light up the chamber just like the halogen bulb so there are no issues with light scattering 

    4. PreseaLover

      PreseaLover

      ah ok thanks.. These night breakers I have been using for 5 years. I removed from my previous 2 cars before selling :) 

  18. I dont want to replace shocks in my car because I love the bouncy feeling in the car like those cars in Snoop Dog Music videos.. 

    1. iRage

      iRage

      Okay...fair enough...

      But you do realise that this is going to

      - effect the braking efficiency of the car (because of the weight transfer), subsequently brake pads are going to wear out faster because of this as well.

      - effect handling (because of the weight transfer)

      - reduce the life span of your tires...(because the geometry of your suspension is pretty much off). 

      - going to transfer more road vibration etc..which can cause interior panels etc to start vibrating

      - subsequently cause damage to suspension components and require much more than just shock replacement  

      If you like the soft bouncyness....there are other ways to go about it.

    2. PreseaLover

      PreseaLover

      @iRagenow I realize what causes the rattling noise from the rear speaker or door or something which is annoying :( 

  19. any of you guys have done hydrography to your cars panels?

    1. HaeylM

      HaeylM

      U mean this?  It looks nice from far away but honestly doesn't even come close to a car that came with a proper teak interior.  This panel work came with the car when my dad got his so no idea how its done or how much it costs. 

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    2. PreseaLover

      PreseaLover

      yes that red colour one is ugly.. there is a dark brown one i did it for my previous presea.. it came ok.. 

  20. My existing car meter cluster is having Parkinsons. Wonder if I should keep it as it is or do something about it. 

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    2. PreseaLover

      PreseaLover

      @MaleCortanano idea. the speedometer goes up and down and going up instead of just going up straight away

    3. PerfMad

      PerfMad

      probably faulty speedo cable ??

    4. MaleCortana

      MaleCortana

      Hmm my Starlet had the same issue where it's almost like shivering itself up. The meter was tampered with.

      But check out the speedo cable and see if the rims are the same OEM size they came with

       

  21. Bought a 93 presea. Need an original single din cassette player or a single din used mp3 player and sun visors that match beige interior. Anyone? 

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    2. iRage

      iRage

      Just as we thought we could get some rest and quietness on the forums....

      Congrads on the new purchase...glad to see another Presea will get resurrected to its former glory.

    3. PerfMad

      PerfMad

      Congratz bro..

    4. matroska

      matroska

      Autolankans all over the world breathed a collective sigh of releif. I think the collective sigh was even recorded by the US geological survey. 

  22. Here's a trick if you want a car to be bought for your price regardless of the advertised price: Take an empty bag when going to inspect the car. Lie to the owner saying you have cash right now to make the deal if they sell it for your asking price. When they say no, get up and say bye. Then they definitely say OK to your price. pay and advance and go home and tell them to prepare the documents. Thats what I did. 

  23. Finally advanced a 93 Presea R10 model. Got one for my wanted price. Waiting for a week now until the owner gets the documents signed by JP 

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    2. matroska

      matroska

      psst... I know the cars number ... will put it here shape eke 😛 

    3. PreseaLover
    4. iRage

      iRage

      @matroska..why would you say you will shape eke put it on here ? Black mail the bugger !

  24. Decided.. im not going to buy a car. I aint gonna pay ridiculous prices for 20+ years old rubbish. I'm going to use the hassle free uber option until prices go down. If it doesn't go down, i will never use a car again woot woot! 

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    2. PreseaLover

      PreseaLover

      even if imports are allowed im only looking at cars below 20 laks as I dont believe in paying more than 20laks for a car even if its brand new. 

    3. matroska

      matroska

      Try a Euro?..they don't have ridiculous prices... YET!

    4. PerfMad

      PerfMad

      @matroska the E46 which were around 2.5-3.2 have gone upto 3.7-3.9 :D except for Peugeot and VW older models i guess 

  25. If someone is looking for an engine head and block and sump, does that mean the whole engine is gone and need to be overhauled or replaced? asking cuz I was going to buy that car and came across a post where the owner had posted this in a car group few days back. 

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    2. PreseaLover

      PreseaLover

      @iRageah thats a normal thing noh in SL. 99% of the car owners do that so its not a surprise :) 

    3. iRage

      iRage

      Yes it is...but we Lankans are at such a high level we don't even TRY to hide the fact :) <or just outright stupid that we just don't know how to cover up our tracks :D >

    4. PreseaLover

      PreseaLover

      they dont bother to cover the tracks because they know we know :D once i went to a car sale and the car sale dude itself admitted that the odometer has been tampered :D 

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