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  1. 9 points
    DIY Glove boxes When I bought the car there were no original glove boxes. So decided to make by myself as a DIY task in the post corona period. Here are some images of it. Used a thin Aluminum sheet as the base metal. The size for one glove box is 36"x8".
  2. 9 points
    Update : Repairing the gearbox The second gear popped out several times while carrying the car to home. Also 1st gear had a bad noise. So decided to open the box and check. This is my first experience of repairing a gearbox. So went through the workshop manual few times before try it. But it was not that much complex as I thought . Above images are the initial status of gearbox. Firstly noticed that there was very low oil amount inside it while manual says its 1.3 liters. The speedometer cable & drive pinion was missing and that could be the reason to fill oil partially. These pictures shows casing, rare cover, second motion shaft, three shifter shafts & gear selectors. Replaced the first motion shaft razor RLS 8. All other parts was in good shape. But there was enough dirt inside the box. So cleaned everything and washed with kerosene oil. Finally could not find packing set even from S**ana motors, Panchikawatta. So had to prepare all packing myself.
  3. 5 points
    Here are some images after applying the top coat. Used Toyota white 058 as the color.
  4. 5 points
    First of all, Tarragon is a car sale guy. Obviously the review will be targeted at peddling overpriced pieces of sh*t like Premio and Allion. Like any car sale guy's review, it will not contain any technical depth or knowledge about the actual Japanese market (like irage pointed out). Buyers have much better options than Premios and Allions for 7.5 mn price range. So car sale guys are desperately looking for fools to sell the allions and premios.
  5. 5 points
    First of all, Sri Lanka is NOT the land of honking. If you think that's the case, you haven't been to India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Vietnam or any other Asian country, even Thailand for that matter. Honking is relatively less in Sri Lanka compared to most of our neighbours. I am not promoting honking at all. I don't want morons who sit in front of a computer to tell the whole world that we are worst at something when we are really not. Secondly, it is very unethical to blatantly copy-paste tonnes of text. I would say it's more unethical than honking at random.
  6. 4 points
    After sanding the primer, applied the filler coat. Gray color filler applied on the body shell. Later thought to use white color filler as the top coat will be white.
  7. 4 points
    Isn't it nice when you have some kind of AV system installed already when u r spending more than 7Mil? Its up to the user to get it changed or keep it as it is. its not something that car sellers has to decide, these are all marketing gimmicks made by car sellers. Good old days we got some really good AV systems like pioneer carrozzerias. BTW, this is not a forum like elakiri, people here knows and has some taste on good vehicles.
  8. 3 points
    Am an outdoor kinda person who likes to travel, this curfew was killing me so bad that I have been using the Samurai to go down to the the adjoining land. This helps the vehicle have a bit of running and for me to enjoy. So I thought of doing a video of it going through some obstacles. Sadly couldnt get more videos as I was relying on a cinnamon bush to hold the phone.
  9. 3 points
    So coming down from Bambarakanda I lost one of the headlamp lenses which put back driving for a coupe of weeks until the LED's came. The end product is as follows, From this, to this -
  10. 3 points
    You have posted your question in the wrong section sir. For second hand prices, search adsites and ask your nearest broker.
  11. 3 points
    Update Here are the rim painting tasks. After applying filler Final status
  12. 3 points
    Update : Brake system rebuilt with a master pump repair kit, wheel cylinder rubbers (washers) and new brake liners. All pipes cleaned, flushed and filled with new oil. Here are some images.
  13. 3 points
    Great to be back tho. Need to rescue this forum from the thel hingannas!
  14. 3 points
    Wow! These techs are like from out of this world. I can't recall these even existed in the past decade or will exist in the near future. Maybe that's why these cars are so expensive, even close to a brand new Audi A4 or a BMW 3 series. Keep it up your good work fellas. By the way it's too bad to hear that they dropped Premio G Superior package. As I heard there's no such grade for 1.5L version, but comes with1.8 L version. But Toyota Japan specially manufacture these 1.5L G Superior version for Sri Lankan millionaires( redi mudalalis) who are so concerned about saving some fuel on their daily 5km cruise to their business place a.K.a.redi kade.
  15. 2 points
    Wow! Came on AL after a long while and I'm not disappointed. This is absolutely brilliant. Keep it up @kusumsiri. What a legend!
  16. 2 points
    hi machan. as much as it looks lovely there, the paint wasn't right. had to get the black accents done later on the front and rear bumpers. she's pending a full paintjob anyways. apart from that the honda is more or less done. i'm toying about with an idea for a digital dash, but that's it for now. it just runs, and i'm happy with it doing just that. the datsun is finished too. just some final touches on it. i mean they never really finish do they? its getting a new clutch etc but the shipment is stuck with kapruka global shop and isn't looking pretty at the moment. meanwhile i have the don's cars to take care of as well, so hands are full of 510's these days. loving every moment of it. cheers man!
  17. 2 points
    Thank you for this! In a world with hideous so called hatchbacks posing as 4x4s And mpg crap, value for money, euros This Is like therapy, made my day!
  18. 2 points
    @Sir Lancerlot @Hyaenidae @AVANTE the yanks call burgers, Sandwiches. Its sometimes confused cos of that. Its actually a cheeseburger!
  19. 2 points
    Body filling was the next step. Unfortunately I have only few pictures of this step. Anyhow followed the above video instructions throughout the filling process. Additionally applied putty on top of filled areas and small scratches. After all preparation applied the primer coat. Below images are after sanding the primer coat.
  20. 2 points
    True - mine's SR too and really the interior is a dirt magnet plus the fabric on the seats are pretty abrasive. Yeah - I actually did that thanks to a post in the Civic FB group. I love the directions on the meter cluster too
  21. 2 points
    Nice write up 🙂 Mine crossed the 6K mark as well. All in all I'm happy with the buy considering the feature set for the price paid. in addition, some of the things I noticed Rapid de-acceleration from 70 to 0 triggers some type of collision preparation mode, the hazards came on automatically (allegedly the brake lights blink as well, this is according to a friend, could not verify as I was driving) A friend had the AC evaporator getting punctured after a cruise down the express way at 100. Apparently this is a design defect. Had the TPMS playing havoc a couple of times, but no issues after recalibration. My guess is, the TPMS works by measuring the rotations ( ABS sensor data) as the valves in the Civic look like the normal ones. The plain cloth interior (mine is an SR) needs a fair amount of TLC especially if you have kids who didn't financially contribute when you bought the car. Consumption ranges between 7-8.5 kmpl with Eco and Auto Off. The car is mainly used for the school run Had the first puncture, fixed it with the trusty Stop & Go Tire Repair kit. (Luckily I invested in a jack and a spare wheel) Updated the garmin maps a couple of time just for kicks, worked each time like a charm. Love the directions appearing in the center of the dashboard. Had a motor cyclist knock the right side mirror. The upper part of the cover came off but no clips were broken so it went back in with a little persuasion. Again, luckily, the paint protecting wrapping did it's job.
  22. 2 points
    @Magnum today I got a chance to drive a KDH205(correct me if the code is wrong) which is 3000cc and fully loaded with climate control ac. I'm really impressed how this babe perform as a van!! I never thought that I would love to drive a van. But my mind totally changed after driving it. I totally agree with every detail you provided in the review. Really comfortable in long journeys. It's not comfortable as a car, but there is a totally different way how a Hiace handles the potholes or bumps: It just gives a boat like feeling when hitting a pothole, softening the sudden impact. This is totally different from a Hilux. And man the engine is a devil on mountains. I did a few risky overtakes on a hilly road and this babe pulled like a demon. Really impressed how she performed as a van. Would really love to drive something like an Alphard.
  23. 2 points
    You can use a dashboard cover, I have one though I didn't have a problem with reflection - got it to cover the dashboard from direct sunlight
  24. 2 points
  25. 2 points
    Every time I see this interior, it makes my heart leap. There should be a picture of this dashboard in the Sinhala dictionary under the phrase "Budu Ammo!".
  26. 2 points
    the fact that you can take criticism (constructive or otherwise) hopefully is a sign that you (even if you are a car salesman) are sincerely trying to achieve something more than just peddling off cars. So I will continue to give you the benefit of the doubt.
  27. 2 points
    It is really impressive to see the interest within you for the content and thank you so much for these genuine, factful feedbacks and criticisms. This is a real push to figure out how the future work should be carried out. Our target is to make information available organized. There what we realized with these expert ideas is that the information should be related to different levels of justifications which would match all the levels of knowledge and expertise that the readers possess. This is just a beginning, meaning we can enhance but you are the drive force. Thanks again and keep in touch. Let's grow together...
  28. 2 points
    Not true...like I mentioned in my previous comment...please do your research when stating facts and figures (which apparently have disappeared again) if you want credibility from actual car enthusiasts. Toyota had the G Superior and G grades only for the 2.0L variant NOT even for the 1.8L variant as you have mentioned. With the current facelift I believe the 2.0L now comes with G and G Ex Package. I am not sure if you have noticed, but Toyota is trimming down the grade variation for the two models (in the Premio you will notice that 1.8L grades and 1.5L grades have overlap)...that is their typical strategy for phasing out the model (in lieu for a new model or a complete exit) As for the 1.5L G Superior... the Premio dealership line (Toyopet stores) did offer an official "G Superior" package as a dealer option package for the 1.5L variant. So whilst on paper the 1.5Ls were F grade you could get an official Toyota dealership G Superior accessories package on it. Granted these options were merely cosmetic and were far less than what you would get in the actual 2.0L G Superior and G grades. To be fair to your statement....yes true...there is a strong possibility that our devious and loving car sales people (and I am sure most of them did) just made up their own "G Superior" packages for the 1.5L.
  29. 2 points
    2 out of the 3 technologies mentioned in the articles are available in my Dash cam (although imperfect).
  30. 2 points
    Wow and apparently "The two models has come with significant design as well as technological improvements. " Redi mudalali's neighbours will surely be impressed.
  31. 1 point
    For me it's always sad to see a family car go. Hope your next ride will be as good, whenever it will come.
  32. 1 point
    You learn something new everyday 😇
  33. 1 point
  34. 1 point
    Nice review, this was one of my wifes first cars, bought one in 2017 after the kei boom Few suggestions, get some dust trap carpeting done, including the rear exposed metal areas, And mudflaps! Very rare but useful. Also installing fog lamps is a diy job, u can get em off ebay, Ours was a less blingy one but I'm sure it did 19 to 20kmpl given that we ran it inclines and slopes, Also the pulling power was decent for its size, manage about 2 100kg persons plug luggage when needed. Its size and economy made it very useful, so much we used it quite often, One such time we were badly harassed by a c*nt in a European suv, given the fact I owned and have owned a plethora of large suvs that was a moral turning point and we gave it away thereafter. And buy a spare wheel, dunlop enasaves have sidewall issues
  35. 1 point
    Suzuki's and heat love each other it seems. We had an every at one point and can confirm. Maybe that's why the drug dealers prefer them, cause they get hot and keep you warm when you are chilling high on some ice. Wonder how the new Suzuki K-series engines deal with heat. The buyer bought it as an upgrade from a 2016 Alto and he praised the car to the point I realize it's in good hands. Atleast they don't fall apart like an Alfa 😉
  36. 1 point
    The jeep model swift overheats the hell out. Ruined my vacation last time. Is it me or do most Suzuki's overheat? Even the evry is known to over heat. Good writeup bro. Im guessing you already sold the car? Cos the buyer gonna be looking at a jap manual now 😄
  37. 1 point
    This Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Black Edition looks badass
  38. 1 point
    Wow! That's a lot of work. Do you do your own tinkering? So once you cut out the chassis bar how do you prevent the roof from warping? The B pillar is not supported at the bottom, so doesn't the weight of the roof warp the structure?
  39. 1 point
    Wow this is brilliant - so much old world charm. Good luck with the project @kusumsiri - the car already looks nice so after you've finished we will probably see an absolute minter 🙂. Back in 2007 when i had just finished my AL's my dad and i bought a Morris Traveller to restore sadly neither of us had the time to spend on it so we sold it off - that car was in horrid shape compared to this ( It even had it's own in-house eco system of insects - ants spiders etc) it traveled more miles by being pushed than by it's own engine 😛 that picture of the engine brought back some memories
  40. 1 point
  41. 1 point
    @alpha17 good stuff mate! when writing blogs make sure to include at least one photo which relates to the blog. Then it will make your blog post more interesting to read. You can upload the main photo as Feature Photo which is located bottom of the edit view and if you have more photos you can just upload and drag and drop any place in your blog post. For this blog post I just added the same photo which you had in your AL blog home page. Feel free to replace it if you have a better pic. Also you may consider renaming this blog post as 'Toyota Corolla 121 Review' if you are planing to write several blog posts under your AL blog page and also rename the title of your main blog page. Cheers,
  42. 1 point
    Biased or unbiased, I just love reading ownership reviews... I've spent hours binge reading 'em over at the Indian equivalent of Autolanka forum, team-bhp.
  43. 1 point
    Haven't planned on selling it yet, even if I do sell, it will be in like 3-4 years or even more.People say if we maintain these right they will run past 300,000 Kms without any trouble I may sell it if Toyota comes with a new Hiace, that is the 300 series, but I wouldn't buy it immediately after the release. Toyota did release an update to the 200, that is GDH201 and GDH206 which comes with a 1GD-FTV engine mated to a 6 forward transmission. I don't have any idea of upgrading it to it.
  44. 1 point
    Komi, nice to finally see this machine in the flesh (in the metal?) Reading the threads and blogs over the years, part of me feels that I've been on this journey with you. Wishing you and the 'teg the very best of luck.
  45. 1 point
  46. 1 point
    Well done mate and truly deserved Glad to see one living the dream and may u win more to come... hopefully i can cheer you next time around.
  47. 1 point
    Yes, I also heard Premio does 0.0056km/L better than Allion. I guess it's because of the aerodynamic front grill of the Premio. If you're concerned about fuel consumption, it's better to buy the Premio.
  48. 1 point
    Yes factory releases the car in Japan without the AV system..unless its some sort of integrated system..but the brand new car which the Japanese customer gets has the AV system more often than not....so it is just that almost all cars that are brand new to SL come without one. Which unfortunately get fitted most of the time with crappy Chinese models. Not to sound rude, but to be honest it really doesn't sound like you check anything in your reviews or some comments (thus, the comment about the G Superior...any look at a catalog would show that G Superior was a 2.0L variant EDIT: Just saw the previous post about making a typo sorry....or the fact that the safety features are bundled as part of Toyota's Safety Sense package which is starting to get rolled out on the entire line up). Also, most packages (like the G Superior) that come out have separate fliers which gets changed quite frequently. So interesting to find out how freq you do get these flyers and catalogs. Like I said in my previous post...if you want car enthusiasts to take your reviews more seriously you need to be more professional in your journalism (which is what you are doing....but then again professional journalism in SL is a joke 90% of the time so really can't hold it against you) 1. Site references for your facts and figures properly....For example...how did you get your fuel figures in the review ? Manufacturer gives only combined cycle figures....but you have separate city and highway figures...how did you get it ? did you test it yourself ? or are you just repeating what owners or car sales people say ? (which is complete hog wash) 2. Show some substance in your deductions/analysis...You stated that the Allion has more ground clearance than the Premio. If both cars have the same tire/wheel size, same frame, same suspension and the Premio doesn't have any under hanging body kits...how is it that the Allion is higher than the Premio ? Is it the weight ? (if so would Allion and Premio have different fuel figures ?). 3. Also..if you did do the background checking you should know that this particular model is not the NZT frame. It is the T260 series frame. The same car with the 2.0L engine is ZRT261 (which I am sure you know since you look at the catalogs). Like some of the above comments show...right now the review is just some guy filming two cars saying the same flowery lines the car sales guys feed to the every day Joe... Anyway...kudos....hope the output gets refined in the future...there are quite a few scenic and quiet places for filming.
  49. 1 point
    For most cars the player is a DEALER OPTION so it is not part of the "production process" as it never gets done in the "production" by Toyota unless it is some sort of integrated vehicle monitoring/control/ thingies. Typically, Toyota dealerships have a range of AV devices officially assigned to their dealerships which buyers can select at time of ordering the car (you can check the available units if you go to the toyota website and configure a car) is not too much expensive than getting a similar unit outside at an AV shop or a place like AUTOBACS in Japan with installation...so there isn't that much of a HIGH premium. I think you meant "And thats why the player is not coming with brand new cars" to Sri Lanka.
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