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  1. 🇯🇵 Toyota Raize. 🇱🇰 Jeep 🤦‍♂️
  2. Start by filling the overflow bottle to the correct level when the engine is cold. Start by checking for visible leaks. Radiator core, tanks, overflow tank, coolant lines when the engine is warmed up to operating temperature and thermostat is open. Is there oil in the radiator? Is the radiator cap good? Correct specs? Loss of compression? Water in the engine oil sump? A bit of foam is normally created due to the circulation of coolant. Excessive frothing or bubbling with oil can be due to a blown head gasket. It will also make a lot of white smoke. Steam to be more specific.
  3. https://www.motor1.com/news/464212/david-hasselhoff-kitt-car-auction/

    Fully functional KITT up for auction 🤩 it will be delivered by David Hasselhoff himself

  4. Tourers are rare I presume. They tend to rust to the ground quicker than the regular ones. Most available for sale are regular cars after chop jobs with shady papers. A good example would fetch around 1mil afaik. 2.5mil, leasing can be arranged... A typical quick site advertisement. May be the guy thought that someone will buy at this insane price to export
  5. I need this in my life! How cool would it look when the imposing lights emerge from a dark void! 


    1. AVANTE


      Coolest thing since ice. But Vantablack won't work in lanka would it? :(

    2. Hyaenidae


      "How cool would it look when the imposing lights emerge from a dark void! "

      It would look like this:


  6. Sponge Bob passed his driver's test wearing long pants. So, wearing long pants might help. @DineshKalu it's not necessary to be able to ride a bicycle or a motorcycle to be able to drive a car. Good riders aren't necessarily good drivers and vice versa. There's no shame in diving around with L boards till you get the hang of the vehicle. Find an experienced diver who can help you get accustomed for a couple of days. Going around road cones in a ground is not sufficient. Get out on the road preferably very early in the morning. Always be patient on the road. Take yo
  7. Congratulations on your purchase and best of luck with the mods! Nice write-up @matroskaI had several bouts of breathless laughter while reading this. Level of dedication needed to maintain the uno, color scheme of riced up Nilkamal civics... ?Oh man! Where can I read more of this stuff? I read Komisiripala's book only recently and I wasn't disappointed ?
  8. Apparently, this one was among the best condition celeste in the island. And the fire was not easy to put out. A couple of months back the Lotus Espirit burnt to the ground?
  9. Welcome to the forum! Galant would be a good choice if you managed to find a good specimen. It has a reputation for being little thirsty and being engine swapped. Have you considered Mazda 323, Lancer C11, CK1? They were little more popular, hence the chance of finding a good specimen is little higher. If you are looking for a car with good build quality, take in to account that these cars are older than the maruti 800 and may have deteriorated due to poor upkeep. Still they age better. Are you looking for a daily driver?
  10. Distributor rebuild I wanted to do some preemptive maintenance on the distributor even if it was working fine. Just to check and adjust the contacts gap, check the capacitor, and lubricate the shaft. I ended up removing the distributor and dissembling it. These were the problems 1.contact gap was too small 2. Contact electrodes are pitted and covered in carbon 3. Screws holding the contacts had stripped heads. Doesn't tight enough. 4. Capacitor was good. 5. Vacuum advance canister had a damaged diaphragm. Doesn't work anymore. (Initially the vacuum lin
  11. Spare parts prices are on a whole new level! Do shop around. I was quoted Rs. 800 for a rotor. A few weeks later I bought it from the same shop for Rs. 350. How was the technician at Kaduwela? @The Don shared contact details of a carb mech. in Piliyandala. Thankfully I didn't need to go to him.
  12. 1. I bought it from [email protected]@ motors, Panchikawatta. 2. The brand that I bought is "Keyster". There were a few other brands also. They didn't have the other brands fitting my carb. This was my very first attempt at rebuilding a carb. So, I don't have any baseline to say how good or bad the kit is. Thankfully everything fit well. gaskets and all. (Also I bought this kit amidst the COVID lockdown. Didn't even bother to shop around or look at other brands. I just grabbed the first kit that fits my carb and hoped for the best) 3. Carb kits are readily available. I had to go to a few place
  13. I beg to differ. While most "popular" models are inflated at present, decent, fun (little old) cars go for reasonably low prices. I don't see a problem with someone buying a second/unnecessary car when prices are low and some are in dire need for cash. Actually, IF I had a premio/alion I would sell it with a fat profit and buy a couple of fun cars, mod them and even have more cash to spare. I get to keep a couple of fun cars, some spare cash and would help a cash strapped petrolhead desperate to sell off his ride.
  14. The video had me laughing for quite some time. Presenter : let it warm up @Hoonigan: I drove it here. It's already warm. P: I mean me! H: ... P: How do you drive this comfortably? H: You don't ... P: your side mirrors are kinda useless H: they are completely useless. I love this unapologetic attitude.
  15. Rust remover that I used is called "Rust remover 125" from Akzo Nobel. You have to sand the surface first, apply rust remover and scrub with a wire brush. Wash it off with water and apply primer as soon as it dries before corrosion starts again. Good for getting rust out of nooks and crannies. Multilac has a rust converter which doesn't need to be washed off afterwards. Little hard to come by.
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