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  2. alpha17

    Honda Insight 2019 vs Toyota Premio 2019

    From what I’ve seen, the vents for rear are available in the highest grade of the 1.5L Premio/Allion 2013 and above models for sure. Premio’s F-EX package(what they call g superior in SL) and Allion G Plus(It’s properly called atleast😅) are equipped. I checked two 2010-2012 F-L package cars(which is a grade below F-EX) and they didn’t have those. But both of them were rebadged as G Superior. Maybe the real F-EX packages might have those vents. I think your Allion is a middle tier edition(I can’t remember the names of the grades of 2007-2009 Allions). Best thing is to check whether your 3rd brake light(mounted on the rear parcel shelf) has 9 led lamps.Top tier versions had 9 leds instead of four.Also the leather stitched steering wheel is another fact for the top spec version. If yours not a one, the we can guess that the top version might have the option.Anyway it’s not much of a great deal, but does make it nicer for the rear passengers.
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  4. kusumsiri

    Project Moggie - Bodywork

    Yes. It dont have any relay. Your relay suggestion is good and seems practical. Deeply thinking about it. About flexi tubing : The hardware guys call them as flexible hose and I already planned to use those. I will update here once done. Regulator : Yep, thinking to attach some dummy wires to it. Now it have only 1 and seems isolated.
  5. kusumsiri

    Tools for DIY of Vehicles

    Like to add following to @tiv's list. Hammer(s) Set of Hex key (Allen Keys) Chisel A soldering iron - 60W or 100W Working table with metal top Old engine block or a piece thick H iron bar
  6. K.o.N.o.S

    Suzuki Hustler/wagon r Vs Demio

    Hands down Demio is a much better choice in every possible way. My first car was a 2009 Demio and I had sheer amount of fun driving that. Sad to let her go☹️..
  7. varotone

    Project Moggie - Bodywork

    It doesn't have a headlight relay right? And the rated power for headlights is 35/50W? Maybe the sealed beams are of a higher power. Might be the reason for blown fuse. I suggest you add a relay. Even the 35/50 would be brighter with the relay due to the decreased voltage drop. You can even upgrade to brighter lights later. When you repair the wire harness route the wires through flexi tubing. Electrical wiring shops have something called flexi / flexi tubing. A corrugated flexible PVC tube. Get some black color heavy-duty ones and run the wires through it. Added protection from rodents and elements. Looks neat too. Especially useful for exposed wires in the engine bay. I just finished repairing all the wires in my project car. Assembled everything as it would be on the car with all the switches, lights and motors, and made sure all worked. Used the flexi also. Unfortunately I don't have photos of the whole setup on my phone. Alternator is a worthy upgrade. Clean the gunk off the voltage regulator and attach some wires to keep the looks! Cheers Varotone
  8. tiv

    Suzuki Hustler/wagon r Vs Demio

    I own a Hustler The demio is better than the hustler in every way other than fuel economy. Reliability maybe equal
  9. tiv

    Tools for DIY of Vehicles

    Voltmeter + 12V Tester Long Screw Drivers Flat/Philips Short Screw Drivers Fat Philips Spark plug sockets Set of wrenches, open end, + ring spanners Torx Screw driver set Hose Crimp Pliers Hose Clamp Pliers Wire Stripper, wire crimper Hydraulic 2tonne - trolley jack Drill with Dremel , Extension Cord, bits, hole saws Angle Grinder Universal Filter Removal Tool. or to suit your car(s) Metric Socket set with ratchet and angle Vice Small Compressor with paint gun, with tyre attachment Plastic trim removal tools 12v light to hang into car Plastic funnel PLastic oil tray, Jerry Can
  10. ajm

    BMW e90 vs Audi A4 B8

    diesel: You would be looking at common rail engines in case of BMW. Audi introduces common rail only after 2008 models. Until then they had the pump injectors driven by cam shaft. Not many mechanics know how to work on these, and ask where is the diesel pump(which doesn't exist) both diesel and petrol:The afore mentioned BMW engine problems(timing chain tensioner issue and turbo vanes breaking and going to the intake) did not affect all engines and would have come up already and been fixed now if the car was affected . Second hand market is also better. But the rubber hoses(coolant, air) in the bmw engine would be developing cracks at this age. Audi is a VW inside, with cosmetic and other mods to make it more luxurious looking and feeling.
  11. Guys... I am thinking of collaborative effort to assemble a list of DIY tools for day to day vehicle maintenance.....Many thanks for your contribution..... 1. 1/2 in socket set -and ratchet Concerns: SAE or Metric? or both, what is the range of socket sizes, whether 3/8 socket set and the ratchet will be more useful? 2. Torque wrench (depending on the choice of 1) 3. Vehicle stands and a Jack 4. Breaker bar list to be completed....
  12. kusumsiri

    Project Moggie - Bodywork

    Most wires released from the clips, rolled and kept under the dashboard. But your suggestion seems better. Unfortunately tinkering work finished before your suggestion . Also the previous owner said head lamp fuse burning time to time. So willing to check complete wire harness by removing all insulation tapes and check each wire for damage in the rewiring process. Voltage regulator : A alternator (3 wire) fixed already and the dynamo removed. The alternator should have a built in regulator which I dont need to worry about charging. But willing to keep the regulator as it is to have vintage look. Some history : My father had a Austin lorry (a one like below) which had a dynamo. So I know the headache of charging. That is the lorry my father taught me driving. No serve brake, no power steering and the starter motor not functioning well because of that poor dynamo. Still remember that nice time period.🤠
  13. Can you help me to compare Suzuki Hustler vs Demio. 01. Acceleration I think demo is better. But is there so much noticeable difference when overtaking? 03. Fuel Consumption 04. Reliability 05. Comfort I read a lot about the demo in Autolanka. But there is less information about a hustler. I like to know from someone who has experience with both cars. Thank for your time.
  14. matroska

    Honda Insight 2019 vs Toyota Premio 2019

    To be perfectly honest this is a rather new car so no one really knows too much about it : having said that there was a bit of uncertainty when the new civic came out as well in 2017 - 2 years later it's a relatively popular car. All depends on your requirement and the type of person you are, what stage of life you're in etc. Last year I was out looking for a car and one of my relatives strongly recommended buying a Premio/Allion (used ~2013) I actually looked for a few just to see what the big deal was about - and it was an OK practical car but it jusn't wasn't my type of car maybe if i was 10 years older and hit my 40's with Kids and stuff I would have gone for it but I didn't . So the best thing is for you to figure out your priorities. If you want a reliable car that will get you A-B with minimal fuss then you might consider the Premio - if you are more of an enthusiast, a bit of a car guy and the whole process of driving a car powered by the latest technology excites you then the insight. Actually that will be a waste of permit - cos the 1.0 T engine has one of the lowest Taxes - the permit allows a maximum of 3.6 Mil tax free but the tax for a turbocharged 1 Litre engine is around 1.8 M so that's a loss for him
  15. dushanf

    Any Motorcycle Fans Here?

    Thank you so very much bro! This is excellent! I checked with a shop and they have Mobil Super Moto 20w 50.
  16. VidurangaB

    Steering multifunction suddenly not working

    Thanks Davy.. but only the left side buttons of the steering wheel not working.. right side buttons are perfectly working.. also suddenly yesterday car trunk stopped opening using smart key.. locking unlocking using smart key works fine and trunk opening using driver seat key & trunk button also working fine. I can’t understand what’s happening
  17. Looks like it came since 2013 as standard I think. My one doesn't have them either but owners manual show rear vents. Could be an option back then.
  18. BlueRaiden

    Honda Insight 2019 vs Toyota Premio 2019

    Can you explain about it more. Is it specific to 2013 and newer models? I have 2008 allion. It doesn't have passenger air vents. Only front vents for legs and face.
  19. iRage

    Honda Insight 2019 vs Toyota Premio 2019

    The G Superior came only in the 2L variant and that too was abolished a little bit before the facelift. So for a little while the 2L only came as G grade and now it has G and G EX Package. As for the 1.5L G Superior....there is a legitimate G Superior PACKAGE offered by the dealers. i.e. Toyota dealerships offered a dealer option package for the highest grade 1.5L variant. It basically included the cosmetic dealer options the dealers would put on the 2L G Superior grade. So there are somewhat legitimate 1.5l G Suprior packages but they go as F grade something, something. The G Superior package adds about 200,000yen (on average) to the standard 1.5L F grade. So when importing to SL with tax the package costs nearly 500,000yen more (~700,000LKR). So to make more money what the local car dealers did were they just got cheap chinese parts (or used parts from Japan) and then added them on themselves to 1.5L F grade vehicles and still sold them at a 700-1mil extra.
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  21. varotone

    Project Moggie - Bodywork

    May I suggest removing all the wires while tinkering is going on. If wires can't pass through the holes in the firewall because the connectors are larger than the holes, remove the connectors. Note how wires are connected and remove all of them. Once it is outside, you can thoroughly inspect the wires for damages and fix it. It's easier to fix the wiring when it's taken out. Regarding the damaged voltage regulator, how about upgrading to an electronic one? They stabilizer voltage better than the electromagnetic ones and don't need adjusting regularly. Just my two cents.
  22. sathyajithj99

    Honda Insight 2019 vs Toyota Premio 2019

    Here I'm comparing the highest grades of both vehicles we get in SL which are C-HR GT 1.2T Premio F L package 1.5L There are higher grades of Premio in Japan with 1.8L and 2L engines. They are the real G Superior grades. Not the fake rebadged ones we find in SL. No, we don't get side mirror heaters , seat heaters or puddle lamps in Premios in SL. Not even damn cruise control. Yes you can add accessories according to your taste but I'm talking about standard option you get in both vehicles. My point is it doesn't worth the price you pay.
  23. keizer

    BMW e90 vs Audi A4 B8

    Currently i am using a BMW e46 320d facelift and now considering an update. My budget is around 5-5.5 million and i have narrowed down choices to e90 and b8. I have went through most of the threads and everybody is recommending to go for a Diesel variants in Sri Lanka. I will be driving car most of the times weekends, hence i am thinking of going for a petrol. Please provide your opinion on that and also compare both e90 and b8 in terms of; Performance and driving pleasure Durability and build quality Reliability and maintenance I don't know lot about Audi engines, but in e90 heard that there are a lot of issues with n46 engine. In that case, is it better go for one manufactured around 2005 with n43 engine?
  24. alpha17

    Honda Insight 2019 vs Toyota Premio 2019

    @sathyajithj99 Premio has heated side mirrors and AFAIK seat heaters, side mirror puddle lamps, auto dimming rearview mirrors can be added as accessories. But I agree the fact that CHR has more bells and whistles than Premio. But when you compare among those 2 cars, the the Premio might be the best option if you prefer a comfortable, reliable(if maintained well) and easy selling car. On the other hand with Insight you’ll get more options, a sportier ride(might not be as comfortable as the Premio) and for surely more heads will turn as you pass by. Remember that Insight is still a new car and so you’ll have to take a little bit of risk when you take that decision. Both Civic and the Insight were built on the same platform and some components might be same underneath, but powertrains are totally different. From what I’ve seen and heard, the interior of the new hondas start to show more signs of usage around 60,000-70,000 kms(specially the steering wheel).If you really want to go for a Honda, you can get a Civic sedan with the 1.0T engine which might be safe. As for the Premio,( I’m currently owning a 2013 Allion) it’s a good family mover. I’m usually averaging around 14kmpl per one tank of fuel with one long distance trip. Comfort wise I think it will be better than the Insight. Also note that there are AC vents underneath the front seats for the legs of the rear passenger but most people doesn’t know about that.But remember that it is not a sporty ride with good handling and acceleration.Since it’s much heavier and when cruising down the road you’ll feel the weight, a bit like a more expensive car. As you are moving from an Avanza, both cars will be miles ahead from that.
  25. sathyajithj99

    Honda Insight 2019 vs Toyota Premio 2019

    As an owner of a C-HR GT 1.2T for almost a year and driven it for 13K km, and also driven and did some research on new Premio, I would like to answer the questions you have on the Premio. Yes, there's no much difference in a 2019 Premio from a 2008 one except for Toyota safety sense C, front and rear parking sensors and automatic engine start/stop system. Yes, even though the Premio and C-HR has the same price tag (in some cases Premio is expensive than C-HR), the Premio is not even close to a C-HR when it comes to "options" you get. Few of them are #Toyota Safety Sense P with Pedestrians detection #Automatic dual zone climate control #Blind spot monitoring and Rear Cross traffic allert #Front seat heaters #Radar cruise control with low speed follow #All LED lights with sequential turning lamps and day time running lights #C-HR logo projector #Auto dimming rear view mirror #Heated side mirrors What Premio has which C-HR is missing is electric driver's seat adjusters while C-HR has electric lumbar support only. Driving pleasure- No there's none , but very comfortable ride for driver and passengers.
  26. kusumsiri

    Project Moggie - Bodywork

    Thks @Davy for the advice. You are correct. They are not caring about other things when working. If happened something will say "ටේප් කෑල්ලක් ගැහුවම හරි". I know those type of answers. So tried to be with him possible every seconds and told the things in friendly manner some times in jokes too. But unfortunately he damaged the control box cover. See the small hole. Might be he try to open it in wrong manner.
  27. It's Permit Thread time again!!!! 😛 

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  28. https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/mercedes-benz/e-class/first-drives/mercedes-benz-e-class-e300de-2019-uk-review 2 L diesel hybrid tax covered by permit 0 luxury tax. Can be had for CIF price
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