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  1. 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.
  2. 4 points
    Here are some images after applying the top coat. Used Toyota white 058 as the color.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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 -
  6. 3 points
    You have posted your question in the wrong section sir. For second hand prices, search adsites and ask your nearest broker.
  7. 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.
  8. 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!
  9. 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!
  10. 2 points
    @Sir Lancerlot @Hyaenidae @AVANTE the yanks call burgers, Sandwiches. Its sometimes confused cos of that. Its actually a cheeseburger!
  11. 2 points
    Update Here are the rim painting tasks. After applying filler Final status
  12. 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.
  13. 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
  14. 2 points
    Nice write up πŸ™‚ 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 1 point
    Even if a certain colour develops a tinge, a good cut/polish will restore original hue. No paintjob job drastically changes colour unless due to sub-par prep work, incorrect mixing or the clear coat gone bad. Mr/Doctor Siripala, If only there was someone who tried to warn you about the sh*tty paintjob you were getting...Oh wait!
  17. 1 point
    You want updates on his ladies you need to follow him on FB.
  18. 1 point
    @varotone Confused? lol. No worries I'll explain- Was reading through some of my favorite resto-threads here on Autolanka to cut through the boredom. And decided to see if there were any updates on any of Komisiripala's builds as I could see that @matroska and @Komisiripala had logged into comment on some girl hitting them up on AL...Take a look (at the other car threads, not the girls hitting him up...) He's got another thread on a car he built up: A Datsun 510. It'll be right up your alley, based on your current project. Lots of good reading either way...
  19. 1 point
    Ah! True. My apologies...To each his own. Conversion therapy practitioners are pretty much fraudsters anyways!
  20. 1 point
    Long time no see Konos! How's life? I hope to do so as always :)!
  21. 1 point
    Good one bro!! Glad to see she’s with right hands. Do share about your next one when that time comes.cheerz..
  22. 1 point
    Got an audi a4 b5 bro. Only got pictures as of now. But its in my home now. My Bestfriend got it for me.
  23. 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.
  24. 1 point
    Good post! How is the back seat space compared to other Japanese hatchbacks ? Whats the comparison between this & K12 equipped swift in terms of driving experience?
  25. 1 point
    See? Destiny... Bro I was gonna have an Alfa in kandy, BMW should be a breeze compared. Get the FD1. The FD4 has 2kmpl less and literary no options what so ever. The whole point in buying an FD1 is the value for money and looks. You get these only on fd1 sunroof pedal shifters Cruise control(fd4 can be done aftermarket) Leather(most) Double din panel included(99%)(aftermarket ok) Climate control ac with the small screen was standard. Im getting old, I cant remember the rest. So yes. Get the FD1, get a mugen bodykit, coilovers, straight pipe, cold air intake and a hard on! Imagine going to kcc in ur raybans and honking at ol class chicks πŸ˜‰. Possible convo - wowww patta wandiya ayyee. Ayya beat ekkuth tyla nee!Race karandako. Shaaaa patta saddai nee. Mawath daan yannako watayak. Oyata kenek innawada ayye? See? Buy it bro Vtec kicked in yo!! Actually iVtec kicked in yo!!!
  26. 1 point
    You learn something new everyday πŸ˜‡
  27. 1 point
    This is straight out of Mr. Krabs' mouth Episode - Mr. Krabs takes a vacation SpongeBob: Uh, Mr. Krabs? Everyone is starting at us. [Shakes Mr. Krabs] Sir, get a hold of yourself! It's just paper! Mr. Krabs: Just paper? That's like saying the ocean is just water! Or, or the Krabby Patty's just a... a... a sandwich!
  28. 1 point
  29. 1 point
    I swear I was checking out some FD4s on the adsites when I heard the notification bell. I'd love a Euro Sedan any day (406, Jetta MK5, E46, W124, you name it). It's just that maintaining one from our area is a bit of an exercise. For now, we have to stick to japs, not like that's a bad thing. Also, I'd say any econobox is in vain for us Kanda uda guys. 1.15 hours and that too without a fine? I'm seriously impressed. FD1s seem like a bargain now, maybe because of the 1.8 that disappoints the Thel worshippers. For now I'll stick to jangis. Easier to get away trouble-free & complaint free. Not like I can attract lankets in a honda anyway.
  30. 1 point
    Bro anything other than a BMW is in vain for us kandu uda guys. Maybe even a honda if you want reliable. Wbt a tasty honda FD1? Mmmm nice...I used to have one fully loaded, did kandy col run in 1.15 hours at night. No jokes(not reccomended anymore) PS. The Red FD1 got the jangis down or lankets,if ur into that too. Im not judging πŸ˜…
  31. 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
  32. 1 point
    A very comprehensive and descriptive review. Really explained ups and downs of the vehicle. Also I found the fuel economy comparison really informative. Plus this review changed my view on this vehicle completely. Thanks for this. Hope that ppl may find this informative.
  33. 1 point
    Nice write up about the Swift! Hope another fun car will replace it in your garage
  34. 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 πŸ˜‰
  35. 1 point
    An apt good-bye note. Thanks for sharing!
  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 πŸ˜„
  37. 1 point
    This Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Black Edition looks badass
  38. 1 point
    One previous owner converted the wiring to negative earth and an alternator also fixed. It is a 3 wire alternator having inbuilt regulator. But the control box fixed as a dummy.
  39. 1 point
    Update : Because we already discussed about electrical works in this thread added the relevant images here. To suit it changed the thread name from "Project Moggie - Bodywork" to "Project Moggie - Body & Electrical work". First two images shows the control box and fuse box in the way they were. This is how the viper motor and flasher were there. Below images are the present status of wiring. The hole on the control box cover was repaired and added some dummy wires to it for better look. Thank you @varotone for suggestion about flexi tubing. Original status and present status
  40. 1 point
    This might work on the CRV too... this is where to download Garmin Express: https://www.garmin.com/en-US/software/express And these are the links provided by Gayan Wijayarathne Instructions : https://drive.google.com/file/d/1qP1dAP4oXD2Ofkm_JqSzJH0TLgQ9eA0l/edit Map Image : https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/194OgVx30-sRuywYyf4oNzRNgY8cjPuDI
  41. 1 point
    This is definitely pro level DIY my friend, hats off to you for the homemade air compressor. I've used the same setup for a vacuum pump. Can't wait to see the end result. Good luck with the paintwork. πŸ™‚
  42. 1 point
    The fuel consumption figures are not that bad given the size of the vehicle and the fact that it handles Oct 92 fuel. In moderate traffic in Kandy (morning school trip ), I am getting 11 -12.5 km/l figures (under careful driving). I always deactivate the auto-Stop-go function as I feel it is a nuisance. I could not check out the consumption on long trips. But comparing fuel consumption figures under crazy heavy traffic is meaningless. I really agree about the note on the sound quality. It produces really good quality sound with the pioneer AVH-ZL5150 which I fixed to mine. The G grade did not come with a reverse camera but with reverse sensors. I do not dare to fix a reverse camera by damaging vehicle wiring.
  43. 1 point
    Nice Review! 6-7 KMPL (and that too on 92 ain't bad actually) - we have forgotten the days of Primeras, Cefiros and Gallants and compare fuel economy with the Priuses/Aquas and Fit's. Honestly I'm surprised to see less people embracing the Eclipse as opposed to the vezel craze of 2014-15....but maybe the higher price put people off,and I guess people are a little hesitant to commit for a newer model - an uncle I know did a lot of research about this talked a lot about it and finally bought a premio with his permit πŸ™‚
  44. 1 point
    Thanks for the nice review. Being a user of EC G AWD (for a year now) I endorse your write up....
  45. 1 point
    Oh, that sucks for the swift. Such a handsome car with loads of options & tuning potential/reliability. Wish to see a review on your corolla! Also I think you meant 'clock'
  46. 1 point
    The Civic and the Corolla Sport are pretty equal...however the CIvic does feel more engaging and more responsive..with the Corolla Sportt you feel the lower power but I feel the Corolla Sport is a easier and softer car for long runs and just sitting around in Traffic (which goes back to what these two cars were way back in the past).As for the steering well....I wold not say it is not direct...it is pretty responsive and the TNGA frame is nimble and turns in quite well....but there is a certain weird "what the heck is going on" feeling to it as it doesn't have the linearity you would expect when you are steering.
  47. 1 point
    8-9 in city is pretty much ok I guess for an ICE car....I had a GP1 which managed about 12 under the same conditions despite being a hybrid.... I guess they have given a lot of thought about locking in someone inside the car - if you hold down the unlock button on the remote for a bit all 4 windows will open slightly allowing air to circulate
  48. 1 point
    Read this chapter, clicked like I will never forget my first experience with the Axio hybrid owing to how the steering felt. Imagine my mindf*ck when I got off a Hydraulic power steering Lancer and took this puppy for a spin! I was like "what's wrong with this steering wheel, it doesn't do anything!" Great review as usual, @alpha17! Thanks for your hard work!
  49. 1 point
    Very clean! This is how it should be done! Great stuff @kusumsiri.
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