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  2. JayZ

    Any Korando User???

    But what i also have heard is Ssangyong Kyron is giving lot of issues after passing 50K. and sensors start to fail quite frequently. Not sure, Kyron and Korendo uses common components, but after the Rexton, other models seem brittle, even the new Tivoli. The new Rexton is yet to be tested though.
  3. JayZ

    Any Korando User???

    On another note, have used the Ssangyong Rexton for almost 160K KMS from brand new. Only had to replace the speed sensor and running repairs. It was the 2008 permit model.
  4. gosiplanka

    gosiplanka

    Gossip Lanka News is a Sri Lankan online news website containing Sri Lankan and world news written in Sinhala. As of July 2015
  5. ajm

    Japanese Car News

    it looks like Honda is parting with the other JOEMs and going back to the retro designs from the 60s. Similar to their new EV concept. https://www.engadget.com/2019/09/10/honda-e-electric-car-pricing/?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAKCv-lUoc9gZpx0xpp0qsFUUsHnwLzdoGmSI9Ojiy2Au2bhbRrp7XV4wxAxBPUqcjOGKIg5cv-BLkisf-nsNBYngfyhBtUaS9JRZdN1JwVH7LRhK7816QHD3S6j9N_CzF-6G4tXZLcD-kBTo7aGxQoO-mVU6bWCmYi8kLcSjSnlH
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  7. matroska

    Japanese Car News

    Less 'aggressive' than the previous version - and still retaining the bubbly/friendly family hatch genes of the original Fit from the early 2000's
  8. peugeot407

    Servicing Audi A!

    You are absolutely correct. Some times I have received quotations from them which are significantly expensive than Senok. In many occasions they use counterfeit chinese spares at the price of genuine parts. Better to avoid them. Earlier they provided a good service but with the recent boom in VW vehicles there service has deteriorated and Lalana was one of the genuine technicians.
  9. Hi everyone, I feel a jerk when pressing the accelerator at low speeds in my axio 2008. This often happens when car is traveling at about 10 - 30 kmph and when i take the foot out of the accelerator and then start again to accelerate. Just when i start to accelerate car jumps a little. I also found a same thread with this problem here. http://autolanka.com/forums/topic/13402-toyota-axio-jerkingvibration-problem/ This is kind of exactly my problem too. But unfortunately i couldn't find an answer there. I took it to two mechanics and they couldn't say anything exactly and they suggests things like engine tune-up. Is there anyone who faced the same problem ? what could this be ?
  10. iRage

    Japanese Car News

    The New Honda FIT... Official release will be at the Tokyo Motorshow... I am a bit disappointed...I expected it to look a bit more edgier and sporty like in the past. Now it just looks cute and chubby.... Power train choices have not been revealed yet (I think) but obviously there is PHEV option. As for the grades..they have "5 grades with names like : “Basic”, “Home”, “Ness”, “Kloster” and “Luxe”.
  11. kush

    Oil viscosity 10w30 to 5w30 switch

    5w30 will be bit thinner than 10w30 at cold start, until engine gets warmed up to ideal temperature gaps between bore and pistons, valves will be bit more and it is possible to engine to burn little oil at a cold start. Keep an eye on oil level if it is not reducing I don't think you have anything to worry about.
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  13. Twin Turbo

    Oil viscosity 10w30 to 5w30 switch

    Keep a check on the oil level,/. The white smoke on cold mornings may be condensation.
  14. Seeing how vezels can be had for 3.6mil and xtrails for under 5 mil. I think it's safe to say modern cars are now glorified electronic appliances

     

    1. alpha17

      alpha17

      Well that's a question I'm unable to answer. The two cars selected are famous for some inherent issues and expensive replacements. Like I said, the gearbox issue of the X-Trail and early replacement of the dual clutch pack of the Vezel. And you should not forget fact that both of them are hybrids, which further accelerates the depreciation of value. Even the prices of Prius, Aqua and Axio Hybrid are gone down by significant amounts. 

      But I think what you are trying to say is that too many electronics are bringing out questionable reliability to modern vehicles. Yes, but no... We can't go any further in motoring without adding those electronics.

       

    2. matroska

      matroska

      Vezel 3.6 ? Really?  Must be a rather hacked specimen - usually vezel goes for around 4 and above unless it's a mess doesn't it?  No idea about the XTrail tho - one more thing we forget is the fact people are now used to buying b/new or unreg than used so anyway resale is not as easy as it was before. It's high time we accept that cars are no longer appreciating assets no one would buy a Vezel for around 5 Mill cos they will somehow try to stretch that budget and get a new Vitara or so. Even the rock solid 141's go for a little above 2.5 now despite being bullet proof. 

  15. ashan.de.alwis

    2018 Suzuki Swift Steering Squeeks & Rattles

    I see, in that case its mainly due to the road conditions especially potholes. Mine has done around 6500 KM's. And the noise started around 5000 Km's.
  16. I have two colleagues who got down 2 cars, both zero mileage, and they reside in jaffna, do a Colombo trip weekly thereby have done high miles on the car, nearing 50ks but haven't faced this issue, yom 2018
  17. tiv

    Oil viscosity 10w30 to 5w30 switch

    If mileage is genuine I don’t see a reason for it to be burning oil. Stick to 5w30 as you have synthetic oil options. Do a compression test Incase you feel it’s low on power, white smoke on cold start is not always due to low compression, also check the injector seals.
  18. ash225

    Servicing Audi A!

    Hi Everyone, Dont go to Vishwa Motors!!! Let me explain why?! for nearly two years my VW passat was serviced & maintained by them. Initially I didn't no much about the car & it was my best option at the time. *A month ago my passat needed replacement of its turbo. So I went to Vishwa to get the job done, the technician assigned was a trainee. While removing the defective turbo, he also had to pull out the rubber hose connected to it. He forcefully pulled out the hose (I thought it was normal to be pulled out like that) somehow the hose started tearing apart and became unusable. Due to technicians fault the hose cost me an additional 15k. *Then he started pulling out vacuum tubes & wire harnesses, instead of pulling the wires carefully from its clips the technician pulled the wires apart & broke it. I couldn't bear to watch what they were doing to my car & I questioned the technician, he said the wires were decayed and needed replacement. (But that wasn't the case, they carelessly broke it) After the turbo was fixed I asked them to attend to a small oil leak near the power steering pump. It was such a small leak, about 2 or 3 drops in a day. The guy took an instrument & tightened the hose connecting to the pump & asked me to start the car. When I got off the car to see if the leak had stopped, it was a nightmare. Oil was sprinkling all over the rubber belts & engine. Due to over tightening the threads of the power steering pump, had worn out. SOLUTION- A NEW POWER STEERING PUMP. Another 45k down the drain in a day! + additional charges for new wires and clips for which they broke. Total was around 95k. Left Vishwa motors around 10pm due to their negligence & faults.end of the day I was landed with a thumping bill which I had to pay anyways. The Latest which happened last week... Went to Vishwa to get a bearing replaced..since they were busy that day I handed over the keys to the senior gentleman in the office and asked them do a test run to rectify the faulty bearing and tookoff for lunch. When I came back, the gent himself had done the test ride and said that it was from the front left hand side.. They hoisted the car and technician (dilruk) inspected the same and confirmed that it was the front bearing.. So replaced front bearing that day. The bill 29000/= Released the car around 9pm. On my way home, I noticed the same sound was audible during my drive home..the repair didn't make any difference whatsoever.. At this point I was thoroughly disappointed with these guys. Went back to them next morning around 9am. Told them the situation.. Then Dilruk ( the guy who confirmed that it was the front bearing) took the car out for another test drive with me in it.. I insisted we went on the main road...and sound with a vibration was there.. Now there was no hoist available.. So patiently I had to wait until around 1pm and they put my car up for checking. It was only then they realized that the sound was coming from the left rear.. they never bothered to check the rear wheels the previous evening.. It was the rear left bearing. Cost of replacement 19000/= I was very upset of what had happened.. For the 1st time in 2years, I wanted to speak to the boss (Ruwan) to explain the unjust situation I was in. When I went up to him and told him what had happened, he said to speak to the person concerned.. So went back to the office to tell the gentleman who first drove the car on trial.. guess what... Ho throws the ball back at me.He tells me that its the technician who is responsible... I knew this isn't going in the right direction. So I tried to approach Ruwan ( the boss) .. I said chief, I have a problem which I'm not responsible for. He refused to even listen to what I had to say..he said he doesn't have time to listen to problems and that he has to go get his kid from school..( that's exactly what he said ) Now How professional is that.. I never knew that they were of this calibre....it used to be customer is king. Since we need to go to them, they feel like kings..they dont give a damn about the vehicles or customers. All they want is our money.. Dear friends I stand by what I say it's the absolute truth. * about 6 months ago went over due to miss in the car.. l told them to let me know the problem before they repair it. I left the car and came home since I am in the middle of a construction. An hour later they call me and say that the car is ready..I asked the what was the problem.happily went to get my car.. When I went, they hand me a bill of 22000/=. They didn't even let me know that they were doing the repair since I had requested a quote prior to the repair.. Instead of replacing the faulty plug, they replaced all 4, landing me a bill of 24k for 4 VW labelled spark plugs.. Same on Ebay was 50 dollars including shipping.. Dont go there and strengthen this company... Never leave your car there,unless it's a job that takes a couple of days..and you have no choice.. I Personally don't go there anymore since I found a pretty trustworthy place in Mt lavinia.. Also a brake away group has opened shop..heard their well equipped and some of best technicians have left Vishwa and joined them. Contact Lalan - 077 2531949 but a bit of distance to get there. ***For cheap VW/Audi Spares go to Taiyo in Mt Lavinia..owner is a humble gentleman..**** Also he can guide you to the Service centre in Mt.lavinia. Dont judge the book by its cover. Owner of this garage is well qualified and has a workshop in the UAE too. THEY TACKLE BMW- MERCEDIS BENZ-AUDI and VW. Even Japanese cars. Full service at Vishwa cost me 25k. Full service at mount 12k including oil. DONT BE A FOOL LIKE ME. I HAVE WASTED MY TIME AND MONEY AT VISHWA FOR A Long time. Paying almost double for maintenance of my car. I can go with many more stories but will stick to what's relevant to me. I will be opening a forum soon, so if any of you guys have similar experiences, they can be published there as well..please dont be lazy and silent.. Share your experience and let the management of Vishwa Motors know how we customers feel. They should know that "customer is king"and that no one is indispensable.. Cheers, Ash
  19. ashan.de.alwis

    2018 Suzuki Swift Steering Squeeks & Rattles

    Thank you i will look into it.
  20. ashan.de.alwis

    2018 Suzuki Swift Steering Squeeks & Rattles

    Thank you for the prompt reply, Just wanted to check whether anyone had both the squeeks and rattles at the same time and if they're related to eathother. I will have a look and if there are any developments i will update.
  21. JayZ

    GT Tyres

    What is the tyre size for Tucson? I am also looking to change my set of tires for Sorento. 255/55/R19 Hope it won't cost a fortune.
  22. pug306xsi

    GT Tyres

    What is the Tyre size? have you checked places from malay street?
  23. Hyaenidae

    2018 Suzuki Swift Steering Squeeks & Rattles

    http://autolanka.com/forums/topic/19300-suzuki-rs-2017-highbrid-steering-rack-noise-and-play/
  24. Magnum

    GT Tyres

    Try Kumho or Hankook or Sumitomo. i think Hyundai and Kia vehicles come with Hankook tyres from factory as well Sounds like they are all season tyres, I think SL weather requires summer tyres. I know someone who recently bought these tyres, will see how they will perform.
  25. Ekendraed

    GT Tyres

    Thank you everone for your respones. Much appreciated
  26. Dee Jay

    2018 Suzuki Swift Steering Squeeks & Rattles

    This seems to be a common issue for the new Swift and it has been discussed in the forum before along with a remedy for this by A*W. Better to search the forum and go through that thread
  27. Ekendraed

    GT Tyres

    Thanks...buying from Richard Pieris..new stocks arriving this week. Costing nearly 100k!!!
  28. pug306xsi

    GT Tyres

    Are you in Colombo? Try to get a place where the stocks move and check the manufacture date. stay away from silverstone same banana tyre wall started cracking after about a year. if your on a budget try fedaral.
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