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HaeylM last won the day on August 1 2019

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  1. @iRage @kush @JayZ thanks for the Adv! the slight opened box trick helped get through easier. They taxed 15% of CIF value through fedex but it was worth it as I saved close to 70K off the local market price of a similar model.
  2. I am in the market for a laptop and one of my friends volunteered to ship it for me through fedex. I am wondering if anyone has experience importing a personal laptop to sri lanka and clearing it from customs?
  3. interesting... Is it like a drivetrain transplant from a compatible car or a custom build?
  4. Who is the mastermind behind this marvel 😂
  5. cant trust the ODO on cars bro.. We sold our family nissan sunny years ago at 141K and it was advertised at 160K 4 years later... so you really cant say the exact condition of the engine. But, in general the oil levels do go down little by little specially if you keep your car in a hot climate area like puttlam, jaffna or trinco and used a thinner viscosity oil like full synthetic 0W-20 or 5W-30 . But if its considerably a large drop then you might be burning small amounts of engine oil, it wont show up on silencer smoke. To overhaul the entire engine including valve seals will be very costly and to cleanup a worn engine would bring in more problems sometimes. Better consult a good garage (not TL, they will convince you to a ridiculously expensive repair) and get an estimate to narrow down your choices on the repair.
  6. if you are in the market for tenders, look at embassy websites for their tenders too. You can get a decently maintained good car for a relatively low price and the tenders are not as competitive as for leasing company or govt tender cars. Just the only compromise would be having to run the car with a blue number plate.
  7. Firstly, Suzuki every is a KEI van which means its a N/A 660 CC engine. Passo and Vitz are not kei cars, they are wider, bigger than an every and have 1000-1300 CC engines. And therefore the car doesnt need to rev at very high rpm to maintain speeds unlike a suzuki every therefore it will do better on fuel ( At high RPM the car does really bad on fuel) .. this is why even cars with 2L engines do well on fuel on open roads because the engine is barely under stress. (axio did 16 KPL outstation on 1NZ 1.5L engine fyi). Meanwhile an every would be redlining easily at 100KPH. Secondly, these cars are much more advanced in their engineering to make them more aerodynamic along with sophisticated fuel saving systems (specifically the eco driving mode, auto engine stop etc.. ) Thirdly, it once again depends on driving pattern of the person driving, there is no such thing as an "experienced driver" who would do magical fuel figures, anyone who knows to drive can learn to master a light foot for better efficiency. As a side note i would like to say that its not a good idea to never empty your tank. The fuel quality in sri lanka is bad and there are plenty of contaminants in the fuel that will gunk up on your fuel tank overtime if the old fuel is left there for a while. better empty the tank once in a while and let the car have some fresh fuel.
  8. HaeylM

    Changing single tyre?

    It would just be a waste of money cause you will eventually wear up the new tyre even more comparatively (the thread difference even minute, would cause the tyres to grip the road unevenly at average speeds and braking. Best option would be to replace as a pair always, its safer for you as the tyres would grip better and also wear less because of even contact. Dont get chinese ones like Hifly, go for Taiwanese or better.
  9. for me, for my passo DBA-KGC30, there was a specific driving and maintenance pattern to get good fuel figures. Keep the idle stop on and always keep more than 3 bars of fuel on tank... I did regular maintenance at company with castrol fully synthetic 5w-30 oil, original filters and general care... ii used to never neutral on traffic and mostly keep on D, even in hills the car had the hill anti roll feature so no need to keep brakes on in hill traffic. Acceleration wise i always had a pretty light foot and had the eco light on all the time. Outstation not as light on acceleration when overtaking but generally i try to maintain between 60-100 with not a lot of vigorous acceleration unnecessarily. My honest figures: Colombo hard traffic 9-11 KMPL Suburban traffic like boralesgamuwa etc.. 13KMPL Airport drive from colombo : 14-16 KMPL on normal road in mild traffic, highway is around 16KMPL Outstation the highest ive hit is 21KMPL and once it said 25.7 KMPL but my journey calculation was more or less 21-22 KMPL. averagely it always does around 17-19 KMPL for outstation. That being said.. if your car's engine etc. are worn out (as in a car with reversed mileage) it might not be as efficient as you would expect it. Hope it helps!
  10. Go to delkanda, there are plenty of recon dealers who brought doctor sunny parts long time back from half cuts to even gearboxes. Hunt around and you can get a good deal on a recon part.
  11. If you are looking to swap cars every now and then, it wont be as viable due to the tough resale market. but, for personal use most cars rebadged by micro stand up well with good maintenance.
  12. Its gonna take more than a year for covid to get back to normal all over the world. Given the policies in our country its gonna be a while. But who can say for sure, things are unpredictable. When Will Covid Pandemic End? Vaccine Calculator Shows 7 Years at Current Rate - Bloomberg
  13. @iRageI guess because there are way few EX-s in good condition, the prices have gone up for the ones in market? I saw a 2010 one a while back but the interior was hacked up with ralli art badges and fake carbon trim stickers 😂
  14. Firstly, you can never predict the future of a car but generally, If you want fuel economy and relatively low maintenance then go for a newer and popular toyota hatchback like Passo or Yaris/Vitz. Aqua is a little more expensive and older but more economical on petrol, repairs are expensive tho. If this was a year back then id say Axio 161 but now prices are skyrocketed so a much better sedan would be Honda FD civics, Lancer EX-s and Mazda 3. Axio 141 is not worth 4.8 mil if you are buying a secondhand prius or any hybrid, keep money in hand for battery replacements and battery health checkups. For a SUV: Vezel has a DCT issue so Honda CRV 2008-ish would be in your budget after 2006-ish RAv4's.
  15. these are aftermarket installs so you can start by checking if the +12V from the battery is working (the power line to the controller), then check the ground connection of the welcome lights to the door switch. Finally if both these are fine then it could be a burnt out LED in which you need to buy a new light set for it.
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