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  1. 3 points
    MITSUBISHI RE 72826 A THERMO RELAY Finally figured out the wiring for this. I've hastily drawn the wiring diagram on MS paint. This thermo-relay uses a Mitsubishi M51202 IC OPamp as a voltage comparator to compare the potential difference between the NTC resistor used as a sensor and a rheostat used to set the temperature. If the potential difference across the NTC resistor is higher than the potential difference across the rheostat, the AC relay is energized by the output voltage. Here are the wiring diagrams, pinouts, and schematics for the IC. In my case, the unit was faulty due to a blown Zenner. Replacing it solved the issue. Looks like Mitsu L200 and L300 has the same unit.
  2. 2 points
    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
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    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
  4. 2 points
    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.
  5. 1 point
    Took the car for the colour change process to werahera at 2.30pm and the head mofo said cant take in now as he has to go at 4.15 and told to come another day at 8am. i begged him for 10 minutes and he scolded me, so i scolded him back and told him to kiss the fattest part of my big ass. So instead of going to werahera again i can do the process at Gampaha kachcheri too right? anyone know an inside connection who works at gampaha kachcheri?
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    1. SAE or metric depending on your vehicle. Isn't it? 1/2 would be the best in my opinion. 2. Doesn't it depend on the torque range you need? There are digital torque meters with a range from 8-500Nm. Looks versatile. I don't have one to test the accuracy. Also, is there any place that hires torque wrench? I'm planning to invest on one. A set of quality torque wrench costs a fortune.
  8. 1 point
    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.
  9. 1 point
    Bodywork started after disassembling almost all parts. Remain only the outer shell of the car with wiring harness which can not pullout easily. Gauge 14 & 18 zinc coated metal sheets used for most places. Firstly cut the right side of the chassis and welded new bar. Then the left side and floor board plates one by one. All door bottoms, front and back wings repaired. Mean time door hinge pins refilled at a lathe workshop. Finally attached all doors and wings again to check the aligning. Carbide 9kg and a oxygen cylinder consumed for this works.
  10. 1 point
    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.
  11. 1 point
    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.
  12. 1 point
    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.
  13. 1 point
    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.
  14. 1 point
    @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.
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    Persistence does pay off. Well done @varotone!
  16. 1 point
    Check for a blown fuse first. If that's fine, take it to a good electrician. If you are up for it, you can do a continuity check by using a multimeter. This will tell you if the clockspring inside the steering column is faulty. To do this, you will have to remove the steering column trims near the pedals, locate the wire harness coming down from the steering, use the multimeter terminals on the common pin and each remaining pin while pressing each button momentarily on the steering wheel.
  17. 1 point
    Tissot belongs to Swatch group. So does Omega, Blancpain, Longines, Rado and Breguet. On top of it, the largest Swiss watch movement manufacturer, ETA is also part of Swatch group. So don't be surprised if you open a Tissot and an Omega and find the same movement inside! Having said that, the movement is only part of the watch. ETA's battery-operated movements are so-so. Older ones are better, but their newer quartz movements (such as the notorious G10, found in Tissot chronographs) are a hit or miss. Longines and Rado shared movements are far as 40 years back, even before they became part of Swatch group. My Rado Voyager has a Longines movement inside (signed Rado). Tag belongs to LVMH group (Louis Vuitton), along wth Bvlgari, Hublot and Zenith. Some Tags use cheap Ronda movements, since ETA has stopped supplying movements to companies outside of the Swatch group. My personal view is that Hattori (Seiko group) makes the most durable and reliable mechanical movements and are superior to many Swiss movements, when it comes to quality. Hattori VD53 is possibly the most reliable quartz chronograph movement around. They are the Toyotas of the watch world, while the Swiss are the Mercs and the Bimmers. Fortunately or unfortunately, when it comes to digital quartz watches, Casio rules!
  18. 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?
  19. 1 point
    Please go though the autolanka forum and there are plenty answered on this topic and this specific car. Either way, A 2004 ES8 is going to be a 14 year old car so be prepared to spend time in a garage from time to time as most of these have done well over 150K mileage. In general the ES8 has a pretty comfortable ride but be sure to check the axel boots, engine timing belt replacement and any visible oil leaks as these could easily put back 50K on repairs. ( Remember that honda repairs are a bit more trickier so it costs a bit more than repairing a more common toyota). Check for rust specially at the boot, fenders, wheel arch, door hinges as these are a clear sign that the car has had a hard time outside. Check if the car is sitting unusually low as not many srilankans use coilovers or lowered suspensions, and this can mean that the shocks and springs are on its way out. Finally ask for a maintenance record if available, Listen and feel the throttle of the car and check with a mechaninc before you buy. One downside to an ES8 is the fuel economy and resale value if you are concerned. (Talking about the ES5 facelift by experience, It barely does 7-8 in the city and around 12 outstation with its 1.6L engine. And when it comes to moving on to another car dont expect to make profit as you will probably end up with some money out on depreciation and maintenance. As a summary, It is an excellent car as long as you give it that attention it needs when it comes to regular servicing and maintenance! Other good options in the same price point can be a Lancer CS(2003-2007), Peugeot 406, Nissan Sunny FB15 and N16, Suzuki Swift 2004, Nissan Wingroad and Toyota Sprinter Enjoy your new ride!
  20. 1 point
    I have driven an X-Trail T30 ...if Hodor from Game of thrones became a car he would be the Xtrail ...it was that dimwitted
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  22. 1 point
    It's been a while since the last entry where I rambled on about the minor details but now for the all important part how does this actually drive. I've done over 5000 Km's now and I guess spend enough time with the car to give my honest feedback on how it handles etc. I'm not going to dwell on the statistics and figures since that is readily available on the internet - but for formalities sake the Civic comes with the P10A2 engine - Honda's 3 cylinder turbo charged engine which has somewhere between 125-130 BHP. So the overall driving experience ? Well it's adequate and after the break-in period it seems the car is actually quite eager than it was initially. There is a bit of turbo lag and coupled with the torque at low revs you feel a bit like driving a diesel ....no complaints though. A question I usually get from some people is whether this model comes with the much maligned DCT - well surprise surprise it does not. Honda have mated the P10A2 with a CVT. Of course there is always the manual and that is actually supposed to be great as per reviews from the UK - but considering I use this car to drive daily to and from work in the colombo traffic I had to be a masochist to opt for a manual (which I'm not - and god bless future me when I try to sell a manual in Sri Lanka ) . Those who have driven the GP5's and Graces know that the Dual clutch set up is actually a blast to drive - which is not the case with the CVT. My previous car also had a CVT gear box and frankly I'm not a fan of them at all. But then given how DCT's fared locally I guess having a rubbery CVT over a DCT setup is not a huge deal. All grades of the FK6 comes with paddle-shifters - now I know it's a bit funny to see paddle shifters and CVT in the same sentence but what the setup actually does is have more of a simulated shifting mechanism going when you use them. When you're in normal 'Drive' mode you can use the shifters to change gears but the car is too eager to override you and kind of spoils the fun. However if you change your gear to 'S' then the HUD will display an 'M' indicating that the car is ready to receive manual input and a blinking indicator also indicates when the time is right to shift up. Of course if you don't shift at the right moment the car will give you some time and after a while will override you. S mode, and the 7-Speed CVT with the shifters is a little fun time to time but I think it's there more as a gimmick to be perfectly honest. I will upload a video on this later on and update the entry. There is an ECO mode which can be enabled/disabled by a switch on the gear shifter console. Turning off the Eco mode will give you a more fun driving experience as the car is much more peppier. For more fun on an open road shift to S and use the shifters. I use the E03 expressway daily and that's where this car really feels home at. I mentioned the low end torque - around 2250 RPM there is a sweet spot and you can feel that pull. Due to it's dynamics the car feels very well planted and very stable at high speeds. You just feel the car hugging the road and hurtling forward - which is a really nice feeling. The handling is quite good -the steering is a little lifeless but adequately sharp and the ride is very controlled. I drive an SR which does not have the adaptive damper system found on the EX. The ride is generally smooth even with some potholes - though I cannot give any feedback about the rear since I've never actually traveled in the back seat. Road noise is something I've always associated with Honda's and once again this is no exception though the road noise insulation is comparatively better than that of smaller cars like the Fit. But it does a good job of cutting out the racket from that noisy 3 pot engine - which believe me is quite loud and rough when you actually open the hood and take a look. But inside the car it's generally quiet. To sum it up ... Cars with downsized engines for the sake of reducing emissions and improving gas-mileage are not meant to be fast performance cars in the first place. But Honda have tried to give the driver a bit of feel-good factor with the fake air vents and the paddle shifters and the overall 'sporty' feel. I wish it didn't have the CVT gear box and the steering was a little less lighter. But the noisy little 3 pot engine pulls really well given it's size and the weight of the car. The 1L Turbo Civic is no Type R but for a bird with clipped wings it flies pretty well. And now for the FAQ Section ---------------------------------------------------- [1] "Nice car bro how does it do on fuel ? " : I drive in generally bad traffic I wouldn't claim it to be the worst since I don't travel to areas like Rajagiriya/Dehiwala etc. And the car returns around 7-8 KMPL. On general I get about 10 KMPL in a 50-50 City/Suburban drive. On the Expressway I get around 6L/100Km which means about 16.6 KMPL. On the average long distance drive on non expressways depending on the time of the day the car will do between 12-16 KMPL. [2] "The car is a bit low isn't it? " : One fear I had earlier about the car before purchase is it's low ground clearance - somehow I have found it to be ok so far. I recently traveled on one of the most horrible roads I have seen in the western province - it was a tiny impossibly narrow dirt road with immense pot holes and pieces of rock jutting out leading to an almost forgotten home for the senior citizens where we had to give dinner. It was a hellish drive in pitch darkness but somehow i got through without a single scrape. For a better understanding I will try to upload some daytime pics of the said road. [3] "Aren't the back seats a bit cramped?" Leg-space wise no. There's quite a lot of leg space . The thing is due to the curved shape of the roof some may feel that head-space is a bit lacking. The only person to complain so far was my 6'3" /125Kg cousin. So unless you're some behemoth you are OK. Having said that I must say the Civic is a little too driver oriented with a lot of care given to the driver and lesser focus to the passengers: for instance the seat height adjustment is not available for the front passenger. It's a little darker in the back too.
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    Thought of sharing this valuable information.. specially will be useful for users of old cars... So during my restoration process a part that I had to fix was the gear selector glass as it was broken.. I had two choices, either to replace the entire gear shifter panel which costs around 7k or to find a way to fix the broken glass.. then I found out this place infront of mount lavinia courts, where they completely make a new glass of the gear selector as per the original way, so i gave it a try and they made it exactly as how it was. They do it for any vehicles so if any of you need to fix your gear selector glass, you can get it done from this place. But you need to take the broken sample with you, so they would know the dimensions before making. They only took Rs. 1800 for the job and did it in 2 days. Here is the new one. No one could even figure out this is not the original one right?
  24. 1 point
    Do not accelerate fast especially at traffic lights, get a pair of ear plugs so that you will not get disturbed by honking of people behind who are in desperate need to get to places. Always use the center lane so you don't get distracted from fast moving traffic On highway stick to 60-70 kmph this is the range Allion/ Premio is most economical, you should be able to get over 20 kmpl alternatively get in to a bus or train which is more economical or a sell the car and get a Wagon R which has more leg space, has all the bells and whistles and will be 10-12 in the city 16-18 highway even if you beat the s**t our of the car.
  25. 1 point
    Ah! You snuck in a picture of your new girlfriend huh? Well: Congrats man! All the best to both of you....
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