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    Servicing Audi A!

    yep new workshop is being put up at Wattala facing Negombo road
  3. This is just an idea after reading the thread. If you are ok with a crossover, you can consider nissan qashqai. I saw an advertisement from the Nissan agent for nissan qashqai, as I remember permit price was arounf 5.8M with 3 year warranty. This is a brand new car. The risk is minimum than the Axio or Corolla 1.2T, since Axio and Corolla are grey imports
  4. hrm

    Lancer EX Running Repairs and Maintenance

    Isn't AC cooler located near passenger foot well in EX? When I replaced cooler in my car they just removed the glove box and some bits surrounding it and replaced the cooler.
  5. trinity

    Lancer EX Running Repairs and Maintenance

    Actually no machang, At the time the AC repair was done, they said the filter was ok. I too checked it and saw that its in good condition. After the AC Repair, I had all windows tinted with 3M except for the front windshield. So cabin doesn't get much heated through windows. The cooling inside is ok but CS had a better cooling than the EX. This doesn't mean that EX is having a bad AC system, but that CS was like a freezer. Anyways im happy with present AC performance. But I'll get the filter changed soon as I feel like its high time now for that as well.
  6. trinity

    Lancer EX Running Repairs and Maintenance

    Continue from the last post.. Tuneup. The injectors were removed and throughy cleaned, Throttle body cleaned and MAP sensor was also cleaned. Here are few photos of the injectors before and half way through cleaning. The bottom one is an uncleaned one. The O Rings were burnt to crisp as last time they have not been replaced (Surprising as the last tuneup had been done at the agent). Below is a new O ring. Don't have any photos of the oil change. After the tuneup car responds better and does bit more fuel as well.
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  8. trinity

    Lancer EX Running Repairs and Maintenance

    3. Gear Oil Change and Tuneup (December 2019) So by first week of December 2019, the car had reached the mileage of 134,000kms. Which means it was the time for me to change the gear oil and get the tuneup done. The recommended interval for the tuneup is every 20k kms however. Though company records I got to know that the petrol filter of the car had not been changed until now. So I had to change it as well. The recommended interval to change the filter is every 60k kms. I bought the parts and oil from Unit#d Mot#rs and got the job done at my trusted mechanics place as doing this at the company going to cost me my both nuts. Parts alone cost me just over 42k. Following are the details of the parts and Prices. Filter kit Part No - 1770A270 Price - Rs.28,552.17 Injector O rings (8Nos) Part Numbers - 1465A308 & 1465A094 (4 from each) Total Price - Rs4,646.96 ATF - Mitsubishi Diaqueen ATF SP3 5L Price Rs.8,252.15 The prices above are excluding the VAT. New patrol filter unit The filter consists of two filtering units. One is cylindrical part which you can seen in the first photo above and the second one is somewhat looks like a weird shaped tea bag. You can see it in the second photo. That's the bottom of the fuel filter. You can see the dirt which the 95 Octane petrol carry. Thats above is the secondary filter which I referred as the tea bag. This is the removed cylindrical filter unit.
  9. Hyaenidae

    Lancer EX Running Repairs and Maintenance

    Nice one, T! About the AC, did you try replacing the cabin filter? UNIMO guys often overlook replacing it. I haven't even set the AC on the lowest setting because it gets too cold (I have clear tint (CR70 I think) on the windscreen and normal tint on others, not sure if that helps)
  10. mazdaspeed

    Automatic gearbox problem

    What about other gears such as moving forward ? Is the issue only when it comes to a reverse gear ? Best would be to take it to a gear box specialist - If the gear oil was not changed least every 40,000Km, then best would be to do a change and see if it gets solved as suggested by Twin Turbo. If not then it's a repair - difficult to share a cost but my box costed me around Rs. 30K + and that was a few years back and a Mazda. there are 2 main Guys I can recommend- drop me a PM and I shall share the names ( If it's OK to share on the forum can do so )
  11. trinity

    Lancer EX Running Repairs and Maintenance

    Anyhow, after all that trouble and a full day got it fixed. The issue was the cooler which had a small leak. Replaced it with again a Taiwanese one. Total Cost for the repair was Rs.25,000/- 15k for the part and 10 k for the gas and labour. After this, cooling got improved drastically but I must say CS was better..
  12. mazdaspeed

    Servicing Audi A!

    So the Rats love the new Audi's as well. The new showroom is coming up in Nawala and was told the workshop too will be shifted too a new location which is in the process of been set up but in the same vicinity.
  13. trinity

    Lancer EX Running Repairs and Maintenance

    WTF can't even remove the last photo.. feels like a f**king amateur.
  14. trinity

    Lancer EX Running Repairs and Maintenance

    2.AC Cooler Replacement. (June 2019) I'm a huge AC addict. My CS Lancer was having super cool AC and in fact I've rarely seen a car that support that much cool. You just can't run it with dial turned to the lowest temp for more than 10 minutes as you would freeze to death inside the car. Ever since I bought the EX I had this lack of cooling inside the car which was bugging me a lot. It took time to cool the cabin to a decent extent and I was partly blaming the faded tint for it. One day it was jut blowing hot air and it happened in a bit of a troublesome time as my mom was hospitalised at that time. So I went to my trusted AC workshop (Himara Engineering - Panadura) and re-gassed and drove away happily. Ran the car like that for couple of moths and I noticed the lack of cool again. So during a drive by, I stopped at the AC Workshop and asked them to do a refill again. Having known me for a long time the owner of the shop refused to do that and blamed me for running with an AC gas leak. He further stressed that with gas, the oil also leaks from the compressor eventually causing a busted compressor as well. So that was enough for me to realise to cost that I'm gonna have to incur if I was to continue to drive like that. So on the next weekend I went to the workshop to get this checked. Actually first I was in two minds as to where I was gonna get this done as I knew that entire interior required to be removed to check the cooler. Not that Himara Engineering was bad but this was my new car. But having seen the vehicles they do repairs and knowing the workers standards I went there finally. So as anticipated they started removing the interior bits one by one, at the end it was like a gutted animal carcass. Here are few phots for you to see how it was.. (Im having trouble getting these phots correctly oriented, could some admin please correct these)
  15. trinity

    Lancer EX Running Repairs and Maintenance

    1.Front CV Axle boot replacement. (January 2019) So this was the first thing I had to do as a repair. I noticed CV boot is leaking during a regular service and immediately arranged to have it replaced. Unfortunately I've deleted the photos of the leaking boot which I've taken back then. Anyways, I wanted to get it replaced at the agent but to my surprise they didn't have the part with them. Asked me to wait about 3 weeks if I wanted it imported from Japan. Since waiting that long could cause serious issues to the CV joint (as the car is a daily runner) I Opted to go for a Taiwanese import boot. Got the repair done at Auto Box union place. Cost for the boot - Rs.1,850/- Labour - 1,100/- Wheel Alignment 2,250/- Got all done within an hour as they were quick bringing down the part and they did the alignment in-house as well. That was an easy fix .
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    Servicing Audi A!

    Just an update. Did my service at Drive one. Staff was very helpful and they did allow me to stay close to my vehicle while service is done. Cost 70K (I think they charge a registration fee for gray imports.) Overall it was far better than my experiences at Bosch and Vishwa Motors. I told them I had few rat attacks in the past and they gave me a rat repellant spray free of charge. Apparently its a common occurrence in new Audi's.
  17. Hi Everyone, Thought to start this topic to keep a record on maintenance and repairs if any. The car referred here is my Lancer EX (for those who don't know) and the details of it could be found here. I bought the car just about an year ago with a mileage of 108000kms on it clock. Car had all following things done at 94000kms when I bought it. 1.Replaced all four shocks and dampers. 2.Engine Tuneup plus new plug set. 3.Alternator Belt replaced. 4.New tires installed. 5.New Battery installed. 6.Fron RHD bearing replaced. 7.Auto Gear Oil Changed. All the above except for the battery had been done at the agent (Unit#d Mot#rs). When I bought the car, I didn't have anything to do actually. Feel lucky about this and thankful to the previous owner. (Maybe a merit of selling my previous car in the same condition) Anyways, I'll list down the repairs/maintenance the car underwent during my ownership along with the details of pricing and all. All you guys of the Lancer EX Auto Lanka fraternity, please feel free to use this thread to share details of repairs & running maintenance of your cars as well.
  18. The difference of 2.1 million is the price they pay for a permit in the black market.
  19. I would endorse what everyone has said here- go with the mazda3. I agree with iRage that the Civic 1.0 is a compromised variant - but then again so is the Mazda3 which we get here to a certain extent. Remember the standard car comes with the 2.0 Sky-activ and you get the Sky-active X variants. What you are getting here is the previous generation 1.5 Sky-active which powers the Mazda2. Its not the most engaging engine. Also you will be missing a few options on the 3 like the I- Activesense, leather, sunroof. push button start, Bose stereo if those are important for you. Go check the car out the agents-I believe they have a got a new shipment recently. Saw one on the road recently and it looks stunning especially from the front.
  20. matroska

    Why Honda?

    It's an interesting observation you made about the huge disproportion of threads. Here are a few guesses... [1] Demographics - Probably the crowd that take time to talk cars on an online forum may co-incide with a preference for Honda : For example I work in a software company and the car park has a really large number of Hondas from CRV's to Fits and insights. [2] Most of the time people opt for conservative cars like say a Premio in a stage in their life where they don't have time to spend too much time on a car - just get a car the closest garage/service station and maintain and get it over with cos they just want to get A-B, haul kids to school, go and see how many coconuts are there in their pol-watta etc. They will not have time to spend on forums. [3] Honda's always had a presence in SL from the 80's (see the number of 13 sri civics that came b/new) but in the last 10 years with the hybrid rush and Nissan going to the dogs and Mitsubishi presence diminishing they have become popular - they are however a little more complicated than the Toyotas and hence spawned a few questions for users. [4] The Vezel/GP5 s had a fair share of issues and due to reason [1] this spawned a lot of debate in the last couple of years. And the most recommended - I have recommended Lances at least a dozen times on this forum. Mostly for people with a sub 3 Mil budget to always go for CS3 - yet they never do.... This has plagued the older EG8's and EK3's - so if anyone want's to buy a used Civic specially it's good to start from the ES series onward the EG8's and EK3's are already pimped out beyond recognition. On a side note :Hondas are also becoming a little too mainstream for my liking.... and for some reason now I can't get scotty Kilmers voice out of my head shouting 'Haaan-Da' and 'Ta-yooota'
  21. Are you sure that I can get the full value of permit for 1.2 L cars? I saw in an importer website listed New Toyota Corolla 1.2 L for 4.7 million for permit holders and 6.8 million for non permit. So the difference is 2.1 million for the permit? And the tax was also increased to 4.16 million, right?
  22. Thank you for the review and explanation. It helps a lot. 😊😊
  23. With a 1.2 you get the full value for your permit as the tax is 3.85 million and the permit is only 3.6 million. If you go for a 1.5 gasoline Axio the tax will be very high and not worth it. There was a 1.3 gasoline Axio but it is not as good to drive, not that economical and probably has a lower 2nd hand market.
  24. Well..how much your Axio will be at auction will depend on the car you are looking at itself.... But...the new Corolla sedan is a much nicer car to drive and has much nicer features. Also, the seats and such a much nicer to sit in. Only think I do not like is that in the rear it was a bit dark and felt a bit claustrophobic. The old Axio with its boxy top half "feels" more roomier..
  25. Any updates on the ABS matter??
  26. Yes. The other option is either Honda or Premio/Allion (which exceeds my budget). So I'll consider 1.2 L options. 😊😊 Thank you to both of you. But the problem is Toyota Corolla 1.2L permit price is around 5 million (because I don't get the total 3.6 million advantage of permit). And also I can buy a low mileage Toyota Axio from the auction for the same price. Are my calculations right? 😊
  27. Uhh..based on CNX's reply don't you think the 1.2L option is actually pretty good ? You would have used the full value of your permit and out of pocket you have to put only 250,000LKR. For a 1.5L car you would have to put the permit plus a lot more money towards the tax. With the 1.2 you can have more money for the car. The 1.5L engine is getting phased out by many manufacturers. In fact in the class of vehicle you are looking at, the only manufacturer who has a 1.5L engine is Honda. The other options are look for a Premio/Allion at auction ?
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