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  1. 11 points
    Thanks alot iRage! Wholesome stuff, This brought out the inner kid in me...gonna try it out😁 Also here's a 1:12 scale diorama I made a while back, needs a few more improvements and additions, spider webs & dust maintained for special effects😉:
  2. 8 points
    As we all go through some sort of lockdown and are being directed to stay at home and practice social distancing, car manufacturers are coming up with ideas to keep the motor heads home bound....here are some selections from the Japanese manufacturers... TIP : You will need 120gsm+ paper. If you do not have access to that (or your printer cannot handle it...just print it on normal 80 or 100 paper and paste it on thin/handycraft cardboard. Part 1: Something for my petrol head friends....here is something to help you get through lockdown ..for those with car loving kids and the kid at ❤️ PAPER CRAFT CARS ! MAZDA https://www.mazda.com/ja/csr/social/kids/papercraft/ MISC. https://creativepark.canon/…/categ…/CAT-ST01-0091/index.html SUBARU http://www.e-saa.co.jp/special/download/ TOYOTA https://www.c-himeji.jp/naradeha/paper-craft… https://gazoo.com/…/ar…/salespoint/120201_13/86_color_r1.pdf https://gazoo.com/…/a…/salespoint/120201_13/86_manual_r1.pdf NISSAN http://www.nissan.co.jp/EVENT/PAPERCRAFT/ MISC. https://www.honda.co.jp/hondafan/papercraft/
  3. 8 points
    My most noteworthy motoring milestone of the last decade; Leaving the wagon R facebook group!
  4. 6 points
    Why not ask your wife to wear a seat belt and get your kid a child seat? Then they won’t slide around, you can keep the car you like and you will be a responsible motorist.
  5. 6 points
    Howdy fellas?
  6. 6 points
    Hello Guys, It's been a while from my last update. 😁 So I decided to share some photos of my ride with you. So far, I didn't do any modifications to her. But I'm hoping to install a new body kit for her. Will update the thread after the modifications. 😜 Until then enjoy the pictures. 😷
  7. 6 points
    Yes the brand name is called "Chanda" and the first model to be launched is called "gundu" And the factory will be built slightly past Kuliyapitiya this time. On a serious note, there's no business case for this country to create an automotive industry. Our domestic market is too small. Our labour is expensive and lazy. Electricity is prohibitively pricey, There's nothing we can source locally for making cars. Everything needs to be imported. And penetrating the international market is impossible without a multi-billion dollar marketing budget, which no one can afford. There was no business case during Upali Wijewardene's time and there's no business case now. We can blame politicians and people, but the real reason for the automotive industry not taking off, is the lack of business justification. We need to specialize in a few industries that we are good at. For a small country like Sri Lanka, that's more than enough. We are not India or China. Only Premadasa understood that and built a garment manufacturing specialism in this country. Sri Lankan clothing industry professionals are highly sought after, all over the world, even today. We can certainly build components to vehicles like what Rohan Pallewatta is doing. But that's it. End of rant!
  8. 6 points
    Why not? When I sell my own previous two cars (purchased brand new) , both buyers set their minds to buy my cars, when I just show my maintenance records before they crank the engines. When I bought my Lancer CS1 in 2017, I had same feeling when previous owner handed over the maintenance records file to me. She clearly described every maintenance done and even an accident it faced (replaced front door panel at agents and invoice was in the file) . I cross checked her details with agents and she was 100% genuine. Still this previous owner family maintain very good relationship with me and even read my Autolanka thread on it. When I bought my lancer very first thing I did was, bought a box file to match my car colour (Matath pissu😀) All records are filed in order. Since my car is 13 years old, I maintain a summery for quick reference. Car is maintained at the agents from day one. I filled all invoices in order and attach all labels found in spare part packing. I also maintain a photo gallery in my laptop. I had two previous owners belong to same family. They had filed even below sheet they received from the agent after importation. 'Reliability' made me to buy this vehicle and I will transfer same to next owner when I sell this car one day.
  9. 5 points
    Atleast the owners think so
  10. 5 points
  11. 5 points
    Did some shooting of few of my models out of boredom. Just phone captures so please mind the lightning and white background. The actual models look much better, dont think im doing justice here.
  12. 5 points
  13. 4 points
    Hi All, I know there is a bunch of electronic maniacs in the forum. I thought of starting a thread encouraging to share your experiences on self repairing electronic devices. It would save all of ours plenty of time, money and ultimately will bring a joy of DIY job. Let me start with the first project This is a repair of an appliance.. Appliance: Electronically controlled (remote) wall Fan. Of cause its a cheap Chinese fan branded by one of electronic appliance dealers. Problem: The fan refuses to start. Standby mode is okay, but when tried to switch on it get switched off it self. Cure: Micro controller of the fan is driven by a capacitor driven power supply. The main capacitor (Polymer capacitor 105 400V (i.e. 1 Uf) get busted to some other reason. Replace it... Cost: 20 Rupees
  14. 4 points
    Did this 1:24 scale Modulo NSX Super GT 2017 Race car that's used by Epson Nakajima Racing. Papercraft sure is a crazy cool hobby!
  15. 4 points
    America: Let's LS swap everything! Sri Lanka: Let's 2C swap everything!
  16. 4 points
    Annnnnnd the winner for 2020 goes to, this guy! GTA Inspired FAIL. Like I always say, most of our buggers have more money than brains! The crawl control would have been able to dig it out itself, but it seemed to be getting worse because of rising tide. Had a video of over 200 people watching closeby. In the video the vehicle is covered halfway in water. Pure aiyoo salli moment!
  17. 4 points
    Nice car man! Makes me miss mine. Such a good car. The amount of features and the quality for a 2006 and up jap car is amazing.
  18. 4 points
    Well said - someone added me to the numerous Groups on Facebook where they promote local goods and I tried to explain to them that not everything the neighbor does is feasible but this is too much for their thick skulls to process. In the end I just accepted that we live among a herd of cattle and moved on. P.S : There really should be an IQ test before people are given internet access IMHO....
  19. 4 points
  20. 4 points
    well that's good to hear - are you part of the collectors groups on social media? I'm a small-scale collector myself I have about a 100 1/64's , half a dozen 1/24's and about 20-30 1:43 and 1:32;s I'm too lazy and too clumsy to be making dioramas and customizing hot-wheels. But I do enjoy taking pics of them mostly in the open. 'These days I've been staying home and snapping my die casts 🙂 here's a few: ok the S2000 is pre-lock down
  21. 4 points
    Carburetor rebuilding Before dismantling Work in progress Clean venturi New power piston Float adjustment New primary jets New accelerator pump After rebuild Lessons learnt Read the manual fully before beginning. Don't read one step, do that step, read the next, do the next. Some important information is at the end. Most Aisan carbs are similar. Therefore, these lessons are valid for a wide range of carbs. Remove the carb from the manifold, take it to a place with good ventilation, turn it over to drain any petrol in the float chamber. Do the rebuild in a well-lit, well ventilated place. Lay an old towel on a large table in a place without clutter. Some tiny bit will certainly fall out. An indoor location without clutter helps in this situation. You don't want to crawl under beds with a light hoping to find a 3mm spring that flew away! an old towel or thick cloth prevents the tendency of stuff bumping and rolling on the table. Plenty of small containers, labels, pen and paper, small bags Phone. Video every step of disassembly. Narrate stuff as you go on. Like "this nut has one copper washer. This one is little larger than the second and has a spring washer. Take couple of photos from different angles in tricky places. Video the assembly as well. when you missed one bit during reassembly you can pinpoint at what point things went wrong instead of going crazy. In addition to the usual tools have a 9mm deep skinny socket, long needle nose pliers. Proceed dismantling stepwise. Video everything, label and bag stuff then and there, take notes/narrate. Preserve every bit that you find. After completely dismantling, start cleaning. first remove the gasket residue. Don't use metal bristles to unclog small pores. Use carb cleaner and nylon bristle or compressed air. Check all the mating surfaces for flatness. I wanted mine to be 0.05 mm or flatter. Carb is a delicate piece held together by small screws. It won't hold much torque like bolts. So, ensure all the surfaces are quite flat to begin with. Mine had 0.5mm unevenness on the float bowl mating surface but didn't give any issues. Intake manifold had 0.6mm and gave issues- made me do this rebuild. Wash out everything with liquid soap and copious amounts of warm water. Don't use power detergents or soap. The particles can clog up small passages and nozzles. I used the pressure washer carefully. Make sure every passage is opened up with pressured air or carb cleaner. Again, don't use metal bristles. Buy the rebuild kit. Some gasket making paper, fresh vacuum tubes. Check what parts you have got in the kit. Have the exploded view of the carb printed. Pay the disassembly videos on the computer; last one first. Get the video rolling on the phone and go back to putting back the carb. Replace everything you got new in the kit. Make sure throttle plates move freely, pistons move freely, screws and bolts are tight enough. Mine doesn't have a sight glass. The only method to make sure your float chamber is filled up to the spec is adjust the clearances as per specks. Needle to float is 0.9mm. Float to brim is 7.5mm. Triple check because if it is wrong, there's no other way to check the level without taking apart the whole thing and measure the clearances. Adjust the accelerator pump travel to speck. Adjust throttle opening angles of the both primary and secondary and choke to speck. To set secondary throttle opening angles, you have to open it by applying vacuum from outside (by sucking in air). I don’t have a throttle plate angle measurement gauge. I have devised a mathematical method of measuring (calculating) throttle angle with several measurements using a caliper. Here is the calculation. First measure dimensions a to e with the throttle fully closed. To set the throttle to some given angle, calculate x and set the depth x measured using the caliper. It should work as well or even better than the angle gauge. When bending the tabs to set angles don’t bend them back and forth like crazy with a pair of pliers. Instead use a small G clamp. Bend by slowly closing the clamp and check. If it needs to be bent some more, close the clamps by another turn. Repeat till you hit the specs. Check al the vacuum tubes are snug. Temporarily plug those that you are not using currently. Lubricate the springs, levers, shafts and the whole moving sliding mechanism. Make sure all open and close all the way before putting it in the car. Fix the carb, put back what you removed, fire her up, tune the idle, throttle, and AC idle up. Enjoy the happy purring! Because the throttle response could be changed, take a test drive. I had a crappy secondary throttle before. I didn’t realize it till I took apart everything. Now that everything is working as intended, the throttle is more responsive. When this pandemic situation eases I'll take a test drive. Perhaps burn a few donuts!
  22. 3 points
    @everyf4 your initial qualms are somewhat valid but i do need to set the record straight about some of the comments above. I do concede that a Forester might not work for your application if you need to be conservative in your choice when focusing purely on re-sale. However it is a glaring error to claim that Sri Lanka doesn't have proper agent - what would possess you to make such a claim?🤔 Senok (Grandpass) have held the agency for Subaru for nearly 30 years in Sri Lanka! They have, in my personal opinion one of the best after sales and service divisions amongst the plethora of car companies represented in Sri Lanka. Sure they don't have a network of islandwide workshops like Toyota Lanka or a fancy workshop like D*MO 800 has for Mercedes/Jeep but they have an excellent team who actually take time effort and pride in their work. At the risk of sounding like a commercial for Senok's Subaru division I should point out that the workshop itself in Grandpass was upgraded last year. I've owned 4 Subaru's and have dealt with them for over a decade so i'm not talking based on a one off experience. Aside from the agent Senok, there a number of others who provide technical expertise when dealing with boxer flat fours which got @Kavvz excited. Nilanka in Kottawa has been fixing, servicing, converting & even tuning race cars for years. Then there are others like Platinum Auto Spa led by Sabry Abdul Salam who handle their share of Subaru performance cars from the racing circles as well. On the subject of parts, again this is a market misconception. Please don't think this is being directed at you @everyf4 - i mean no offense. I only wish to clear the air on this subject. The agents themselves carry parts for the newer models and for the variants they imported brand new (which is the same as all other agents) In addition common service parts are a non issue. 90's-2000's Subaru's (like some other Japanese cars as well) also occasionally shared parts with other Japanese manufacturers so there are occasionally bits like brake components, sensors etc that match more commons Nissans etc. Personally I have opted to get down things I need from the following sites : www.rockauto.com www.rhdjapan.com www.partsouq.com They all deliver here with little to no drama. If you want used parts, then off the top of my head the following usually carry stock - Body parts, lights, etc: Izumi, Taiyo, PowerAutoLamps/Mirai in Delkanda Mechanical parts / performance parts : Pleasure Racing Nawinna Service parts : Supreme Motorhouse Highlevel Road Full conversion kits/ performance parts : Top Level Performance Kotte, Jayasinghe Enterprises Belanwila In addition there are a number of smaller vendors who hand carry parts and maintain stock who can be found on Facebook etc. There are 2 main owners clubs that are very active (Flat4orce/Subaru Owners Club Sri Lanka) & the Forester Owners Club The clubs offer support by way of advice, support with sourcing and in the case of the Forester club which I know even have annual events which have even included trips, off road track days, meet ups etc. So i'm sure by now @everyf4 it is clear that Subaru in Sri Lanka has far more support than you give it credit for. I will admit that I can't offer you first hand advice about repair assistance up in the hill country but perhaps someone like @AVANTE may have insights. I know there a few owners up in the hill country and one party who does Forester conversions and upgrades up there as well (Ruwan). Most who have owned a Subaru, especially a turbo Subaru rarely stray from the brand (at least not for long!) and many of us have or have had, multiple models over the years. I can go on and on, but I won't I'm not suggesting you get one because as @iRage rightly said, they aren't easy to sell in that it doesn't have the mainstream appeal that other cars have simply because they were a special proposition and not many were willing to live with the high fuel consumption of the turbo+All wheel drive combination, but those in the know come looking for them and will even pay a premium to get their hands on these kinds of cars that have often been cared for by owners who are more enthusiasts rather than people buying travel appliances.
  23. 3 points
    My budget was 7 to 7.5, I was trying to purchase it while keeping my old one, I could scrape up enough, for 3.8l As for the 3l, couldn't find a good example I even tried looking for the petrol 1st gen montero sport, Devindaz even guided me onto a few, never found one good enough, I'm not picky but atleast 50% reasonable condition is a must This one, 3.8l v6 with massaging seats, theres a handful here , it's got Rockford sounds as well. I've seen black and grey ones Those are JDM, distinctive 18 matte wheels and got a few extras. You ll turn the key again while the engine is running. It's that silent. And in tune so well, spurting water off the exhaust. Just ask unimo, they know The one I went to see was owned by a well off businessman, he was quoting 8.5 and was not bothered to even discuss a deal, well off budget. I'm not sure if it's worth the number. Mileage was 115k ish The 3l v6 ones go for 6.5 to 7mil, I guess the ideal no would be 8mil. It was like it rolled off the factory yesterday, that good, was sold within the week.
  24. 3 points
    Well..considering the economic losses the country is taking and is going to be taking over the next few months...we will be lucky if it is only for 1 year. But, if it really does help the country and help with the valuing of the LKR..is it not worth the sacrifice in the long run ? If the ban does go through, I hope the government will take advantage of the pause and implement strong guidelines and regulations before the market is open again and all kinds of crap start flooding in.
  25. 3 points
    welcome to the forum. Your heart seems to be in the right place 🙂 overall the CS1 is more car than the perodua ever will be despite being older. When it comes to cars being logical is good but at the same time it HAS to give you some pleasure otherwise you're going to get sick of it soon. I'd go for the CS1 if I were you - as long as you put in a bit of effort to finding a good unit.
  26. 3 points
    Good idea and a correct logic. Though most people asking code for their own cars. That`s why I shared the decoder. (Unfortunately the link removed by hosting provider). Not only me @Hyaenidae also providing this service freely from long time. Here Carworld seems honest because mentioned the real situation. Anyway how much are you charging for this service from a customer ? 😝 (Just kidding you. Dont expecting the answer) Cant you do it as a free service ? If so I can provide code via this forum. That`s my thought.
  27. 3 points
    This is like the ultimate හපොයි.. situation for you @tilvin !! You'll have climb to the roof of your house, stand on the roof top and yell හපොයි...🤪 at the top of your voice for at least 5 mins straight today buddy....
  28. 3 points
  29. 3 points
    Nature is healing! AL is healing! Teg project has an update! The Dattos have reproduced to make a fleet of them! What a time to be alive!
  30. 3 points
    I want an episode where they discuss all the interesting quirks and features and give a Doug score for the Bajaj Qute. Not to mention, trying to get into the back seat.
  31. 3 points
    Greetings gentlemen, I just serviced the distributor of my project A72 and wanted to check and adjust the ignition advance curve. At minimum I needed a timing light and a dwell angle meter. As expected, decent tools are expensive. So, here I am looking for a cost effective solution to buying a bunch of speciality tools. Since Arduinos are (relatively) cheap, have sufficient processing power, and has a lot of sensors, I'm trying to make some car diagnostic kit based on Arduino. Disclaimer- With global supply chains down, it will be some time before there is any significant progress in making this. For the time being I'm using this as a note to self and thinking out loud with the hope that experienced AL members would help me realize this project. Intended use I'm building it to use on my 1970's Lancer project car. The goal is to make a cost effective, easy to build, and reliable (for personal use) toolkit for cars of the era with similar technology. This will include most petrol cars with distributor driven ignition system. Once this takes off, I will make everything free and open source for anyone to replicate. Requirements 1. Timing light 2. Tachometer 3. Dwell angle meter 4. Vacuum gauge 5. Exhaust gas analyzer a la emissions test 6. Lambda sensor 7. Compression tester Construction Using Arduino as the brains of the toolkit, peripherals like led light, induction clamp, pressure sensors and gas sensors will be hooked up to it depending on the scenario. It will be connected to a computer over serial where all the input can be displayed. Real time data will be displayed with options to record, analyze, manipulate and share data with Matlab. 1. Timing light A ferrite core with a few windings is placed on the first high tension lead. After monitoring the behavior of the induced voltage with the serial plotter, mathematically determine when to fire the LED to give accurate timing. Consider any delays in the setup and hard code the lines to fire the LED at the correct time. Problems- High induced voltage can fry the arduino. How to control a high wattage LED to give the correct strobe frequency? How fast can the arduino respond? How to address any delays? 2. Tachometer Use the same input as for the timing light. Find the frequency high tension lead is fired. RPM is twice that. Problems- same as above. How to cancel noise from other HT leads? 3. Dwell angle meter A crocodile clip on the contact points with a large resistor in series could pickup the duration the contacts closes. Together with RPM the duty cycle can be calculated. Mathematically determine the dwell angle from the duty cycle. Problems- Will the capacitor mess with it? Protection from any voltage spikes during opening and closing? 4. Vacuum gauge Sensors are pretty cheap. Adapt it to plug in to a vacuum hose. Problems- Range, accuracy and sensitivity? will it respond quickly as analog ones to give real time data? 5. Exhaust gas analyzer Carbon monoxide and hydrocarbon sensors are available. SL emissions tests look only for those two. Temperature and nitrous oxide testing can be added. Problems- Range, accuracy and sensitivity? (will not give real time data because of the design of these sensors. That's alright.) 6. Lambda sensor These wideband oxygen sensors are available off the shelf. problems- Cost. Reliability, accuracy and range. 7. Compression tester Tiny pressure transducers are cheaply available. Can drill out old spark plugs, mount the transducer and seal it. Can make 4 and run simultaneous compression tests on all 4 cylinders. problems- Range, accuracy and precision. Will data be real time? at least all four in sync with time?
  32. 3 points
  33. 3 points
    Of course bro...👍. Because OP has thought that we all are sellers of used Japanese spare parts....🤪.
  34. 3 points
    The car they shipped to the Geneva motorshow didn't have the capacity to do 0-100 in 3 sec nor did it have the claimed range. It was as you mention: Not production ready. Appaprently the production version will (they are still sorting out the battery apparently). While I hope its all true, I can't help but wonder if it isn't all smoke and mirrors...I mean the performance claims the Vega makes put it in contention with the Tesla Roadster. (I believe the claimed range and claimed sub 3secs to 0-100kmph makes it just as fast but with more range than the Tesla Roadster?) Granted Tesla Roadsters are a bit controversial as well, but its the only bench mark I can think of, and I'm suprised the Vega claims to be just as good. (I think the Tesla Roadster is a bit iffy, as I still don't understand how the Roadster handles all the heat from multiple sub 3sec 0-100 pulls or how its able to maintain range and dependability even after multiple back-to-back runs when both the Model 3 and Model S can barely pull off two back-to-back 0-100kmph pulls without going into limp mode. But that's just me, and it could be just an issue of simply being thickheaded ) Plus, if Vega have the know-how to pull off such Tesla Roadster style feats, why don't they start with a range of more practical vehicles as proof of concept, as well as test mules to refine things further? For example some long-range electric Tuks or game-park type vehicles for the tourism industry? Even if electric buses, delivery vehicles and stuff, are a bit of a stretch due to cost effectiveness; electric sightseeing Tuk-Tuks for Colombo and some zero-pollution, low-noise vehicles for Yala, Pinnawala and our other wildlife sanctuaries would make a lot of sense wouldn't it?
  35. 3 points
    The Vega's story is very simple. That car is a prototype. That's it. Whether it's a fully functional prototype or not... I've no idea. I've completely ignored its marketing material but has anyone seen it reaching its supposedly top speed of 240km/h? I've seen one blurry video taken in the night, with no lighting at all, from one camera with the claim that the car reached 100km/h in 3 seconds or something and another video of a guy taking a joyride around tripoli yard. Niche car manufacturers usually present their prototypes in motor shows around the world with the hope of getting some orders or to test the market. Whether its Koenigsegg or Lotus, they bank a lot on their reputation. Put yourself on a buyer's shoes. Would you pay a deposit on a $250,000 car made in Tanzania, of which only one has been built and has never been crash tested, from a company that has never built cars previously, and from a country that has never manufactured a motorbike, let alone a car. Now replace 'Tanzania' with "Sri Lanka" and you understand the problem. Of course people in the motor show will go "wow", "nice", "I didn't know Sri Lanka could do this" and so on. Some guy may do a test drive and says its spectacular. But will anyone pull out their wallets? Again, this comes to the question of business case. The time and cost expended to build that reputation is simply prohibitive. And just one prototype is not very helpful for it either. Again, if these guys have developed a new way of creating a component, equipment or software, that's what they can sell. And if you read Rohan Pallewatta's story about his first seat belt sensor. You would know how difficult it is to convince a buyer to buy even a small component.
  36. 3 points
  37. 3 points
    Anyone else a fan of 3Dbotmaker?
  38. 3 points
    No men ! Prius TRD Pro ....
  39. 3 points
    Thinking about the revenue license information in the RMV database. Guess when a DS office issuing a revenue license, they check it with the RMV. If more than one license issued for same CR (same chassis number), that should be display. But not sure whether they have allowed one-to-many relationship in their Database which should not.
  40. 2 points
    Hi guys, I have Mitsubishi C62A (known as ASP Model 1991). It has 4G15 engine and very powerful. But I'm not happy with the fuel efficiency of this car. And there is a black smoke as well. I just surf the new and found this car does 14km/1ltr (average). But my one is doing nearly 8km/1ltr (without AC). I was searching a solution through net since I'm really really tired with garages. I took my vehicle to a lot of place to solve this issue. But so far no good result. I found some instructions from a forum. This is about tuning the engine (4G15). Please check this and let me know your feedback since I'm going to try this on Saturday . 1) Warm up engine first(run 5-10 mins) 2)Shut off engine 3) Back out on the idle speed screw until it justt doesn't touch the throttle linkage. Then screw it in back about 11 turns (what this does mean actually?) 4) Screw in the A/F mixture screw until it stops(do not force tighten) 5) Screw out the A/F mixture screw 2 full turns 6) Start the damn car. It will run like its choking. As long as it's running it's ok. 7) Now turn in the A/F screw until engine dies. If this happens, turn out the A.F screw half turn at a time to bring it back. (try to start the car of coz) (what this does mean?) 8)Continue to turn out the A/F screw at half turns every 3 seconds. Engine will pick up speed. Continue to screw out until the point engine runs worse. When that happens screw back in half turn every 3 secs to the point engine runs smoothest.(do this by ear or watch engine vibration) (what this does mean?) 9) Now set the idle speed. Go on the air conditioner. Watch the tachometer. Turn in the idle speed screw until rpm is around 900 to 1000 rpm. 10) Now it's ready to rumble.. black smoke also caused by KO piston ring (what this does mean?).. check the compression Guys, please let me know your feedback, is it ok if I follow this to tune my engine? Only problem is my AC is not working. So will it be a problem for me to follow these steps since it says that I need AC to be on during the process. Please advise. Will this help to get a good fuel efficiency and stop black smoke?
  41. 2 points
    It was the larger ones who stated this in the first place way back in the 80s. In 1987ish my dad wanted to buy a car and all he could find were not very good cars...coincidentally mom went to Japan during that time on a work trip and dad went specifically to buy a car (got an EE80 for 280,000LKR after taxes). There after he started importing cars for a few of his friends and acquaintances. At that time it was mainly the big car dealers...famous one from Kandy/Mahagastota, then another one who had a showroom next to a girls'school in Bamba...plus one or two more. The smaller homegrown sellers were the more honest ones. In fact some of these large car salesmen were caught out in Japan when a famous exporter over here was caught welding up cars together as part of their reconditioning process. This is why the whole "recondition" certification was stopped back in the mid/late 80s.
  42. 2 points
    Hi I just wanted to educate people to get rid of such trouble, I also had an experience of it, I bought a car with very low mileage however after short running I realized that car engine was too exhaust & much oil consumed. thus I want to prevent such trouble to other people Rgds
  43. 2 points
    Its my sole mission to get one of these for my future project car. This is a must have item in my life.
  44. 2 points
  45. 2 points
    ....or the right to procreate 🤣
  46. 2 points
    Thanks bro. Still miss her. Much better drive than the newer Honda's. Hated the Grace we replaced it with. Get a mugen bodykit on her. A good intake and a Custom exhaust. Bit more power to suit the kit and sounds muvh better.
  47. 2 points
    Lancer ? I am not recommending cars like Allions, Premios and Axios because...they are over priced and over used and has had a hard life. So for your budget you are only going to get a rather old vehicle (with time suspended mileages because they never do more than 75,000kms after the 10 year mark) that has been shined up to be sold off. The Lancer EX...you have a much higher chance of finding a really good car which has been bought brand new and maintained by the agent from the beginning. The owners are not the typical "budget conscious" cheapo types. SO cars will be in better condition (relatively). You will find a newer car than the Toyota offerings for the same price or even cheaper. No matter what the car salesmen and the neighbor's daughter's boyfriend's colleague's uncle says....cars other than Toyotas do sell well. Any car will sell as long as it is honest. The people who come to buy a Lancer from you will usually be the type who appreciates the car and will not try to cheat you off by putting the car down and offering you dirt cheap prices. You might want to check the Mazda 3/Axela as well....
  48. 2 points
    Hahah lol. Let's say some of them women are still my friends! They go from 100 to 250 dollars. Quite a few in ok condition actually. Would buy one again when budget permits! Thats encouraging 😁 I had a 3310, to be honest not a fan. I missed the buttons on both sides. Fun story with a 3310: When you call somebody on a 3310,it just says calling. Even when they pick up,the minutes dont count. So you had no way to know if they picked up, unless you held it in your ear(no speakerphone). So one day soon after being given the 3310, called my pops with my friends nearby(dumb yes). I didn't put it in me ear and was waiting for the screen to change. Turns out pops had picked up right away and he was listening to the boys taking about "box breaking, small mishaps with dasuni in the ladies room, hand tractors thinking of a milf" and so on!!! My left buttock is still swollen!
  49. 2 points
  50. 2 points
    So what do you guys collect ? I am in to - die cast cars - car catalogues - had a coin collection but stopped long time ago - old operating systems Quarantine has gotten me in to model cars and papercraft Now coloring
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