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  1. Hypothetically you had around 500k - 700k lying in the bank, what car would you buy and why?

    Other than the obvious Lancer Box Models and B211s

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    2. matroska

      matroska

      I've seen this video - he seems to be doing a decent resto.

      What I don't like about this Video (just the video) is how they market it using KMPL and as a replacement for a tuk -and not as a classic. This is the problem with  old car scene in SL  and the whole mess. People tend to think of a classic as a replacement for their Scooter, Bike or Tuk : not considering that they require a lot of TLC and is costly... they get the under the tree mechanic in the village to mess up the carb to get more KMPL and then with the messed carb, you have to do a bahirawa pooja each morning to get the damn thing to start. 

      Regarding land - well it might be a good idea to get it in an accessible place not too far off. My late uncle bought a significantly large plot  of land in the Badulla District  - somewhere around Hali-Ela area if I'm not mistaken. It was rather in accessible and after the excitement died down he kind of forgot all about it - many years later there was a massive landslide in the area and the land was not able to be located. The authorities requested him to visit Badulla to discuss the matter/ identify the land or something but as he was terminally ill  he never went and I think that was the end of that plot of land. 

    3. iRage

      iRage

      Yes...these things are rare....like unicorn rare...so anything of this vintage that is in any state that is road legal fetch massive prices. Then there is the maintenance cost....maintaining anything out of warranty in Japan is expensive but these older cars (even cars like E100 Corollas) get really pricey as there aren't parts easily available and not everyone (including the agents) are willing to work on them...so even with the agent one has to wait till a mechanic is assigned to your local dealer or take it to a specialist shop.

      So one's pockets need to be deeper and deeper as these cars get older...helps if one is able to do some basic one themselves.

    4. MaleCortana

      MaleCortana

      Hmmm interesting;

      I agree with Matrsoksa, I didnt pay much attention to the KMPL (The 2.4 Camry stands as a testament to that hehe), and yeah I dont think it is a good alternative to a tuk and scooter as well because of the TLC needed, I was just ogling at that pristine dash and the vinyl doorcards hehe.

      Hmmm yeah land also  I need to think about that.

      iRage I assumed B211s might be easy to maintain here for the sheer number of cars here, interesting..

       

  2. A couple of months ago I bought a 2004 Camry from them which their MD used. The car is a 2.4 Liter so you had to pay a luxury tax to the Sri Lankan RMV

    When I bought it, the Procurement Officer Mr Mahesh was not able to produce the receipts to the luxury taxes but said they had paid everything. Upon transferring the car, I was in a rude awakening because the RMV informed that a tax in the year 2005 was not paid and I had to pay 30k extra as taxes so that I can transfer the car to my name. This puts me into a desperate position. I had already paid for the car, so I decided to pay the tax else they would not transfer the car. Jagro insisted that they had paid it and it was the RMV’s fault (which I believed) and they said they’ll find the receipt so I can get my money back from the RMV. This was February. Today they tell me “we can’t produce the receipts, but we also can’t give you your money back”

    A couple of months ago I bought a 2004 Camry from them which their MD used. The car is a 2.4 Liter so you had to pay a luxury tax to the Sri Lankan RMV

    When I bought it, the Procurement Officer Mr Mahesh was not able to produce the receipts to the luxury taxes but said they had paid everything. Upon transferring the car, I was in a rude awakening because the RMV informed that a tax in the year 2005 was not paid and I had to pay 30k extra as taxes so that I can transfer the car to my name. This puts me into a desperate position. I had already paid for the car, so I decided to pay the tax else they would not transfer the car. J*gr0 insisted that they had paid it and it was the RMV’s fault (which I believed) and they said they’ll find the receipt so I can get my money back from the RMV. This was February. Today they tell me “we can’t produce the receipts, but we also can’t give you your money back”

    So basically I lost 30k because of this very shitty company. I have nothing to say wrong against their strawberries which are quite nice. Their corporate office though? Yeah not so much. Be vary when dealing with J*gr0 and their affiliated S1mpl3e Strawberries by J*gr0. 30k isn’t much to a big company like J*gr0 but it will be something I will be losing sleep over.

  3. There's a Volvo S40 1999 in mint condition for sale on ###### atm with a claimed mileage of 50,000 kms.

    It was owned by my friend since brand new until two years ago. Car had multiple engine rebuilds and did close to 600k kms until they gave away the car for free to their mechanic a while ago (mainly because it kept on having issues even after rebuilds). 

    I asked my friend about this and its still the same blue car with the sunroof but he says the interior and the body panels have completely changed (trim claddings) so its possibly a different Volvo with the same book or a complete restoration someone did. But beware regardless.

    1. Hashif Riyas

      Hashif Riyas

      Saw that car on ik... Is your friend so generous to give a car to a mechanic for free ? When giving away it was probably worth a considerable sum... 😐

    2. MaleCortana

      MaleCortana

      It was in a very shitty condition, (as a car with close to 600kms would be), after a couple of engine rebuilds the car was always living at the mechanics anyway because everytime they fixed something, another thing broke, making the car an expensive paperweight. It was too much of a hassle for them so I guess they gave it away to their mechanic?

    3. MaleCortana

      MaleCortana

      Got an update from my friend, same chassis, everything else from interior to body panels replaced. Engine and transmission was replaced from a car with 50k kms. So should be a good buy. They went and checked it out at the car sale lol

  4. Good place to get a full body paint? 

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    2. PreseaLover

      PreseaLover

      @DerpyDanteOne in kirillawala.. the other one is ragama... @matroskathere is one at ragama he quoted me 90-100k with warranty. Maybe cuz I know him well but actually he does a good job. This is only to paint the outsides, not the insides. 

    3. PerfMad

      PerfMad

      One of my friend got his CB1 painted (both interior and exterior) for 120k few months back from a place near Malabe. He seems to have booth painting as well (price may differ if you opt to this).

    4. DerpyDante

      DerpyDante

      Thank you for the response

  5. Gear Selector cable broke when I was shifting from Drive to Reverse, thank god it broke during the transition and when it was in Neutral, towed the car to mechanic, should be a small fix, ego hurt more than anything :( 

  6. Does anybody know how to search for 2002-2006 Toyota Camry OEM Carpets on YahooAuctions? When I type Carpets nothing shows up which is impossible, if someone can search and send me the search link that would be great!

    If its also not too much trouble also search for 2002-2006 Toyota Camry OEM Boot Carpet please.

     

    TIA

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    2. MaleCortana

      MaleCortana

      Hmm that is interesting I didn't think about that, looks like I'll have to find a guy who handles imports if I don't want to get rekt on import taxes

       

    3. iRage

      iRage

      By mats...I assumed he meant the carpets...like the fluffy kind with cute little logos and stuff.

      That...I EMS'd a set for my Mark X and customs didn't care too much....I just declared it as used and I hthey charged a few hundred rupees....only thing is...those things are heavy...so it simply was not worth the shipping cost which was like 8000yen at the time.

      But... @MaleCortana will have to find another party to bid and take delivery of the Yahoo auction items anyway as 98% of the sellers on Yahoo Auc Japan will not deal with anyone outside of Japan (issues with receiving payments, shipping, etc...). So you will have to go to Buyee or some other proxy service. 

      Also...when they mail it...beg them to NOT put the actual invoice with the items and NOT to declare the actual value. They will strongly suggest they declare the actual value for insurance reasons. Stand your ground and say NO...take the risk of having less insurance.

    4. MaleCortana

      MaleCortana

      Yep yep fluffy kind with the logos I usually use FromJapan as a proxy, but yeah I realized the cost of shipping because they are heavy, guess I'm waiting until one of my friends come from the middle east or japan :) 

  7. There has to be somebody in SL where his job description is "I'll tighten that one screw inside your dashboard for you"

    1. iRage

      iRage

      There is....but the full job description is "I''ll tighten that one screw inside your dashboard for you and break a few clips along the way".

      Jokes aside...sometimes its not just the screws..with heat it is only natural for dashboard components to warp..so even if you tighten a screw it might not seat properly, or the plastic clips will be ever so slighlty loose that it just causes that annoying chili chili noise...

    2. MaleCortana

      MaleCortana

      Hmm interesting day by day I'm coming to the realization that the car really is 17 years old and the odd rattle or two is to be expected. Not like any of them are constant rattles and happens when the car is going on perfectly smooth road anyway. I will look to getting other goodies for the car then :) 

  8. Something I noted is that car salesmen are really spineless fellows. 

    I remember confronting a car salesman on lying to me about 'having all records with him and can show' of a car and when I travelled 30km from my house to his car sale he pulled the 'I don't know where any of it is'. Man was almost in tears when I called him a "Kalakanni Moda Yaka", the car was in shitty condition as well, I can see how someone is desperate for a car would be like 'feck it' and be pressured into buying a car because of the journey. 

    They really should be a Customer Protection Services for Used Car Salesmen in this country.

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    2. Hashif Riyas

      Hashif Riyas

      If I were you, I'll be happy buying a 30 year old vehicle for a cheaper price reduced for fixing it up. If the  body is in good shape, I won't be  caring about " how the interior is vandalized and the paint is worn out."

      Sourcing a complete interior trim, a good paintjob and with some preferable tweaks will be making the vehicles stunning at a far less price. 

      Example A Pajero MK1 with pending works costs 2.3 - 2.8 Million. And a 'good condition' one is being priced from 3.5 - 4+ Millions. Even if it is In "Mint like Condition" you can still be lead to some work afterwards. 

       

      In my opinion reconditioned parts sourced from abroad are way better than lankan ones. You could resell the older parts for cheaper prices. 

    3. iRage

      iRage

      @Hashif Riyas...yes...but the point is....these guys lie to you to trvel all the way to look at the car with the hopes that the person travelling will buy the car because they travelled all the way there. Then on top of that...they just do some fake repairs to make it shiny....and 99% of the people just fall for it. Even if one does not care what the condition is and willing to put the time, effort and oney in to fixing it up...it does not change the fact that these people lie and cover up cars and then insist on asking for high prices (especially for popular ""market" cars....because they know that there will be some ignorant guy out there who will pay it). So even a clunker for restoration costs way too much than what it is worth...
      and still..you do get your time wasted.

    4. Hashif Riyas

      Hashif Riyas

      True... Last month, my dad was looking for a 2006 Nissan SK82V DX advertised in ryswn.

      The seller was friendly over the phone and told tales like '" Mage Wahane Cataloy gram siyyak thyanawanam Wahane nikan dennam. And all ". and called us repeatedly requesting to have a look at his vehicle and pay an advance. Finally when we went out there ( 150+ Km Ride) . At the first look itself we knew the van was used for hiring purposes and has been vandalized fully. ,Interior, Exterior, and the body have had minor damages and repaired improperly, even the engine sounded bad. The guy didn't talk the way he did over the phone.And was demanding 3.5 Million for that shotload, and was firm in 3.45 after negotiating. (We would have taken it if it was around 3.2 Million reduced for fixing it up) We assume that he was more of a scammer waiting to grab an advance and dissappear... We had to vehicleHunt for weeks.

      But, finally we found a 2007 SK82V VX (Highest Grade) for 3.4 Million.( Vehicles similar were advertised for 4 Million+) We had only minor mechanical issues which costed around 30K+ and 2 days and the engine sounds good, interior is okayish, paint is slightly faded but a detailing job would cover it up. 

      Had to suffer a bit. But it's worthwhile. Now we could spend 1-200K for restoring it like new (if we want to) and still profit if we decide to sell. 

      If car sellers are genuinely aware of their vehicles condition and price fairly.  There would be an awesome marketplace out there. 

      Even we are limited with time. But we know how awesome it is to build. 

       

       

  9. Has anybody tried the Ferentino tire brand? I'm all for supporting a local industry but tires are not something I want to f*** around with. How is grip and aquaplaning? Also can't seem to find the tires anywhere -_- my continentals only have a few thousand kms in them :) 

    1. PerfMad

      PerfMad

      hmmm good question.. Saw someone has posted good comments. If im not mistaken, he compared it with hangkook or gt radial. And was saying it has very less road noise and no sacrifice in level of comfort either.

    2. MaleCortana

      MaleCortana

      Yes I also saw good comments about road noise and comfort, but real question is grip and rain performance, too much inertia in my land boat  😢 

    3. PerfMad

      PerfMad

      hmmm.. It should be good if the tyres are having the same quality as exporting ones.

  10. Took someone for a ride and the person claimed his Premio was far comfier than my car (Camry), while I don't really want to compare which one of us can fall asleep faster in the car, this inevitable question popped in my head, where does the Allion and the Premio fit in, in Toyota's lineup in Sri Lanka?

     

    I can name a bit of the hierarchy, I'm assuming Pixis < Vitz < Corolla < Yaris/Belta/Vios (?, or are these worse off than the Corolla?) < Camry < Premio/Allion (?, smaller engines suggest the other way around) < Mark series < Crown ? I know some of these cars are not exactly all from the same time but where do you agree with this lineup?

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    2. GK_007

      GK_007

      @matroska what I have an Axela bro. Well, I hate to accept relatively I found Premio better in terms of comfort. 😕 I guess its partly due to my stiffer suspension and my seats.

      I guess along with many other factors, Seats contribute a lot for comfort. My seats are leather, they do not hug you. I hate my driving seat. May be its just me, I have found the seats on most Toyotas super nice. Not the high end autos. e.g. Prius, CHR even the seats on my GP1 was good.

      When it comes to seats its something relative as well, it would depend how big you are etc.

      As you said Premio is a good car with good level of comfort and 'relatively' one may find comfortable. Not 'THE' most comfortable car ever as the crowds claim.🙂

    3. iRage

      iRage

      @matroska...you do realize that 99% of the Premio crowd will be upgrading from something like Doctor Sunnies, E100 Corollas, Starlets, Vitzies, etc..and at most Carina/Corona type of stuff right ? So their basefor comparison and experience/exposure in the first place is rather limited/narrow. Only a very number of Audi, BMW, Merc owning permit holders would actually get rid of their Euro and go for a Premio (most will either horizontally or vertically upgrade their Euro..partly for badge value but also they subconsiously would relaise comfort is not just a soft ride). 

      Then after they buy the car, it is it all about finding justification to defend their purchase (after all they definitely are putting down a large portion of their income for the car and for most is the most vlauable thing they own and will ever own). There is also a bit of the whole "Emperor's new clothes" phenomena going on as well. If they spend so much money buying it..and so many of the people they see as successful in life are having it..that means it HAS to be good and most comfortable right ? How can it not be ?

      Then again...Comfort is such a relative term. Heck...I find the E100 Corolla more comfortable in most aspects than a Civic of the same generation...but find the B13 Sunny (non diesel) a lot more comfortable than anything else in its class for a city driven family sedan.  

    4. MaleCortana

      MaleCortana

      When I keyed out this status never did I think I'll get such strong opinions about the Premio from the AL members 😛 

  11. Unsure what price to sell a car? :(

    How much would an Audi A8 (Hybrid) 2013, with 48k kms, 1st owner sell for? Car is obviously in pristine condition. Any guesses on the ballpark? What might make the price increase or not?

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    2. MaleCortana

      MaleCortana

      bruh @iRage unfortunately no the car isn't upbadged 😛 

      No the thing is some people had sold for 110, others have sold for 170. Don't want to look back on this and think "damn should've priced higher" 

    3. iRage

      iRage

      For that...you will have to check what each car has and see what the condition of each is...so if the range is 110-170...do an educated guess as to where your car would stand depending on the specs available in the local market and the condition it is in.

    4. MaleCortana

      MaleCortana

      feck it 180 it is then :)

  12. Woke up in the morning to see multiple Presea's for sale around the 1.6 million ballpark. @PreseaLover you know what needs to be done ;)

     

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    2. PerfMad

      PerfMad

      Go for a Honda City (sx8) or a EK3

    3. PreseaLover

      PreseaLover

      I hate the looks of all honda cars. I wont even keep a honda car even if I was given one free, id sell it the very next day :D 

    4. PerfMad

      PerfMad

      lol im pretty sure ur going to end up with no cars but a tuk may be :D 

  13. Went to get the car transferred today, had to pay a luxury tax that hasn't been paid in a while -_- RMV refused to transfer it until it was settled. :( That's a sudden 30k I never imagined spending 😢 

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    2. Quiet

      Quiet

      Got my vehicle transferred under my name finally on Monday. You need to make an appointment and if you want to go in you need the original txt message sent by RMV or the stupid security guy wont let you in.

      Other than that is was a smooth process where i went in at 11.30 and came back and collected the CR sharp @ 2.0 Also no social distancing etc etc. so you need to be double masked/with gloves etc.

      Mine was a KL number

    3. PreseaLover

      PreseaLover

      Guys if all the luxury tax has been paid, still during the transfer does RMV ask for the luxury tax papers?

    4. PerfMad

      PerfMad

      Someone bought a new car eh ;) fedup with the carb presea ?

  14. I have yet to see a car with a 300k+ mileage for sale in Sri Lanka. Almost all the cars do 100k+ hit 200k and then reverse quite a bit it seems. :) Unless there's some weird reasoning, I'm going to safely assume a 20 year old car is close to 250k-300k.

  15. >*Be me*

    >Wakes up in the morning and checks out the car 

    >It's paint seems to have a metallic touch to it for afar

    >Excited.jpeg

    >Walk up close

    >f**k it's dust, but I just washed the car two days ago!?!

    >Realize keeping a black colour (well Black Onyx if we're being technical here) car is impossible

    >cry.gif

    1. PerfMad

      PerfMad

      Any dark colour car is difficult to maintain broo.. Even i go through the same shit though mine isn't black.. no matter what i only wash it on the weekend (if i don't have any special event to participate). Tops 2 days a week and thats it :D 

    2. MaleCortana

      MaleCortana

      Yeah quite sad, does waxing or anything help?

    3. PerfMad

      PerfMad

      Up to some extent in terms of cleaning. but dust will always be visible..

  16. There is a faint tiny rattle sound that shows up on uneven roads (doesn't show up in roads like the Baseline) and it is driving me crazy, I think it is coming from the passenger rear door, sounds like a nail rattling. Anyone know how I can deal with this/ Coping Mechanisms? (that is before I remove the entire car apart to find a loose nail/ gone washer?) 

    1. Hyaenidae

      Hyaenidae

      Eurobeat to the rescue

       

       

    2. MaleCortana

      MaleCortana

      @Hyaenidae I have an InitialD playlist that I bang out all the time, unfortunately the setup I have only supports CDs and Cassetts and I don't want to swap it out to a different setup because the car will never have that original feel.

      (Yes I reverse a Camry without Reverse Sensors or camera's, practically drowning in women atm).

       

      togetherrrrrrr................ foreveerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr............

      Dammit I'll be rewatching it all over again gee thanks -_- 

    3. MaleCortana
  17. I occasionally come across old threads on this forum (stuff about 8-9 years old) when I'm trying to find something, while there seems to have been quite a number of people active, they did come off as a bit rude and not very welcoming, glad the situation has changed 😛 

    {ples don bulli mi ayyala}

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    2. Kavvz

      Kavvz

      I remember those threads *evil laugh* Was much younger and then...

      Too old to fight now, or tell people off for ruining perfectly good OEM lights and replacing them with Chinese junk lights that only work in the daytime...😁It takes too much effort: So the younger buggers better step up and carry on those grand traditions! 

      @MaleCortana you've been reading the old threads and taking notes right? Okay, you can be the ring-leader. Right, now go find someone and start giving them hell !!

      lol !! I'm joking obviously 🙄 🙃

      I don't remember being mean, but I do remember being a bit disparaging about people who messed with their lights and added dumb cosmetic stuff to their cars, bought Chinese rims etc. Now that I've joined the live quietly, and mind your businesses club- Well, for what its worth: If I offended anyone or caused any of you any distress:  ̶S̶U̶C̶K̶ ̶I̶T̶ ̶U̶P̶ ̶a̶n̶d̶ ̶G̶E̶T̶ ̶O̶V̶E̶R̶ ̶I̶T̶!̶ ̶l̶o̶l̶.̶ No, what I mean to say is 'Sorry'. 

    3. MaleCortana

      MaleCortana

      @Hyaenidae Welcoming committee? Didn't meet them :) 

      @Kavvz don't get me wrong, next thing you know they'll be butchering cars and putting fiber kits on the car so some level of filter was probably required. But seems like some 'car clubs' started from here and after getting told off moved onto other places 

      (I saw a thread with the Viva Elite guy and the current Cefiro club guy being told off, (for good reason)

    4. Kavvz

      Kavvz

      All good- All good things, as everything happens for the best!!

      (I'm mildly embarrassed about some of my contributions to fueling fire on those threads...But you have to admit, some of those old threads are page upon page of darn GOOD READING !! Sorry-not-sorry! 😉!😄!  )

  18. Anybody used Partsouq or Amayama? What are your experiences with them?

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    2. IndulaC

      IndulaC

      I won't recommend ordering any part through amayama or partsouq during this time period because customs are doing an absolute shambles of a job. I think you know what i mean

    3. Hyaenidae

      Hyaenidae

      Everything I ordered from Amayama arrived to the doorstep w/o any tax, then again every one of those parcels weighed less than 500g

    4. Ruslan

      Ruslan

      I've been using both since i have owned Cars. quite reliable and reasonably priced as well. im making sure that items is shipped through EMS. if not DHL or Aramex would anyway will go through Customs and slap a hefty Tax. with EMS you can managed it (If you know what i mean) 😉. only once i got a hefty tax due to a A* hole custom officer. like above said, if the package is not weighing much, i don't think it will make any issues. recently got delivered Trim pieces for Vitara (Rear Seat Mount covers) got delivered within 2 weeks of time.

  19. I was looking at where to find my VIN number on Google and it says it should be on the driver side on the dashboard. But my VIN is on the passenger side?!? (Well it could be driver side if my car was left hand drive but it isn't) 😕

    1. iRage

      iRage

      Yes...for RHDs it will be on the passenger side. It is generally placed on the Left hand side of the car. So if you looked at a LHD market website/manual it will say drivers side.

      Usually there is also one under the driver's seat. This one is  fairly constant and is almost always under the driver's seat.

    2. MaleCortana

      MaleCortana

      ohh alright @iRage then why don't they just say left side of car as opposed to driver side or something -_- 

  20. Got me grubby hands on a Tenacity Mount and Deep Freeze has both recon and brand new compressors for my barge ❤️ Now the next question, my compressor is making some very little noise, should I just say feck it and replace with a new compressor? (Japan, Denso, costs 70k) how long do these compressors last for? Or shall I buy one and keep? *shudders when I remember how far I had walk around Wijerama hunting for a compressor*

    1. iRage

      iRage

      An actual Denso one for 70K is pretty cheap. As for the change...depends on what the noise is. If it is because the pully is slightly loose..then I would have forgotten about it...but then if the clutch is acting up or the lines are clogged and causing things to hiss...then it is probably on its way out.

       

    2. MaleCortana

      MaleCortana

      @iRage No I don't think the lines are clogged up, apparently the compressor was off for a while and it was low on oil. They told me not to buy a used compressor and keep because there's a chance it will get locked up since oil had run through it at one point. They were alright with buying a brand new one as that didn't have the risk but again said that they will have stock when I come back as well since a very low number of Camry's and RAV4s anyway come to their shop (with the 2.4L)

  21. In regards to an AC Compressor my mechanic says "Although it is recondition and old, Japanese is always best" and not to go for "Brand New Taiwan/Chinese units in comparison" can I have your opinion/input on this statement, do you swear by one? If so why? Have you used these "Brand New Chinese/Taiwans" without any issues?

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    2. iRage

      iRage

      Would I swear by the used Japanese part...no...would I swear by the Taiwanese one ? No.

      Also, there is no way to know if the part actually was manufactured in Japan just because it came out of a car that was in Japan.

    3. MaleCortana

      MaleCortana

      @iRage I need to rephrase, these aren't recondition they are used and just sent here. No reconditioning involved ripped out of a car and sent here. It really is like playing Russian Roullette

    4. iRage

      iRage

      ..and that is the thing...you don't know what the part came out of. It might have been a prestine car with just 20,000km on the clock or something that had done 200,000km and had a hard life. So nothing LIKE about it..it is playing russian roullette. 

  22. Anywhere to find a Camry 2AZ-FE AC Compressor and Engine Mounts? No The Toyota Dealer in SL doesn't have them nor does any shop in Wijerama area, kinda desperate right now :) 

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    2. iRage

      iRage

      Yeah...had an issue with the RAV4 and its compressor....my dad could not find a replacement at te agent and the parts shops did not have a used unit either (although they were all willing to ell one that could be fitted after some maka baas work (no idea what that was or how). Eventually he managed to source a compatible part that was Taiwanese....its been about 4 years now and no problems.

    3. MaleCortana

      MaleCortana

      @iRage Wait a minute, RAV4s came with 2AZs as well 0.o can I know the brand/place/price (this is not even that important at this point) you bought this part from? 4 years of usability is more than enough for me. I also was offered the option of getting a compatible one and to be 'adjusted' accordingly I don't like that idea that much, but if push comes to shove I will have to oblige.

    4. iRage

      iRage

      Sorry..I have no idea what the brand was....all I recall is that we took it to the AC fixing place at Stanley Thilekeratna mawatha and they replaced it and serviced the system and my dad checking around and stricking out. As for price I beleive it was about 30K ? Not sure..don't quote me on that...At the time the "Toyota labelled" part from the dealer here was like 80,000yen. A rebult one was about 50,000yen and the Taiwanese ne was about 30,000yen.

      Yes..the RAV came with the 2AZ-FE as well. The second generation (A20 series) got it in some markets because only some markets had a 2.4 variant. The 3rd generation 2.4L came with the 2AZ-FE. Albeit the later models got an updated 2AZ-FE than what is found on your car. 

  23. If my VIN Number starts with J that should mean it was built in Japan right?

  24. What's up with Kia Sorento drivers? Impatient bunch also honking or swerving around? Same stereotype applies to Wagon R and Spacia drivers always turning on their Headlights in the dark and Alto drivers hogging the right lane. Canter Drivers driving like they can respawn after death is also something I noticed.

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    2. MaleCortana

      MaleCortana

      Hybrid owners are honestly a mixed bunch, either the driver of the Prius drives it like he stole it or the driver does 20kmph

    3. Ruslan

      Ruslan

      i guess it's not the Vehicle, but the Moron / F**tard, sitting behind the wheel. just keep your cool & let these a** holes pass. not worth the hassle.

    4. MaleCortana

      MaleCortana

      @Ruslan definitely is :) 

  25. Ladies and Gentlemen we got em. (I finally bought another car), my ramblings will have ceased (for the time being) I will open up a thread and let you know later

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    2. MaleCortana
    3. fiat fan

      fiat fan

      Yo! our Homeboy here be taking on bigger assets, only second to fiumi Fansamali.

    4. GK_007

      GK_007

      Better luck this time ! :) Congrats mate.

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