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    A.K.A Tuks, Tuk_Tuk.... and now kav. (Didn't realize I burned through so many usernames: Wow!)

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  1. I agree the Alto 800 is what I would buy if I was forced into that market. Its has a decent interior, doesn't feel overly cheap and has nice manual gearbox...As good as it gets for that price! Shocking how expensive it is in Sri Lanka though! In India the Alto 800 costs only .4 -.5 million Indian Rupees or so right?
  2. Wow impressive stats! I've never ridden one but I have heard of Aprilia (and their balance / handling prowess). This one looks dead cool I must say and all that from a 50cc? Perfect for the SL market then! Do we have an agent here?)
  3. As soon as I saw the question I thought: Hmm...A nice bike! But I see you've beaten me to it. Okay but seriously, what's up with the facination people have with the Royal Enfield? I mean I understand its big in India, but isn't that just because its dead cheap? I'm not a bike person and I've only ridden an Enfield once for like 20 minutes but it was terrible! Old design, badly built, uncomfortable and over priced. The only way I'd own one was if I had any sentimental value attached to it, or if I was given it for free! Yeah I said it! There are so many other bikes that are waaay nicer and you've mentioned one of them the KTM Duke 390. If you gave me the choice of the three (Duke, CB and the Enfield) the Royal Enfield would come dead last on my list...Am I missing something here?
  4. I think it's to provide a bit of ridigity so the pleats don't move or deform when the engine is under load ( there's quite a bit of suction at full throttle). (I remember some time ago I was changing filters and fluids on an older car I had bought, and when I pulled the filter out it was clear it hadn't been changed in a while as the airfilter was so clogged it had bent / warped towards the direction of the airflow. The silicone strip / glue strip helps prevent this I believe)
  5. I would jump on the : Don't use it anymore it's probably a poorly made counterfeit bandwagon as well. Primarily because I wouldn’t want any of the glue clumps or microscopic particles getting sucked into the engine via the intake air past the MAS where it might gunk things up. The MAS is going to be a lot harder to clean / replace than simply changing the filter.
  6. I've had filters with a glue strip in the middle over the pleats too. I think it's part of a newer (cheaper to manufacture) design as I don't recall it being the case before. (Before I remember the filter had a thick silicone strip around the exterior of the paper pleats and through in the middle holding everything in place and the last set of filters I bought just had a strip of a clear glue / silicone on the middle of the pleats as pictured above, to hold everything in place. The new design looks flimsier but as the airbox supports the filter anyway I guess it gets the job done, and if the same job can be done with less material, then it's a win for the environment so: I figure it's all good! But anyways since the change to the new design, I've never had a problem with the glue stip (it looks more like its a form of resin or silicone rather than glue) coming off or melting. So unfortunately I would say this filter was not upto standard and probably fake....🤨
  7. Golly! Well knock me down and call me stupid- I believe you're right! Good catch @Devinda_Z Man, that last 'bot' / spam post had me in completely as the link was accurate as was the approach: Wow! The 'bots' are getting smarter these days...( Or am I loosing brain cells? - Very possible too 😄 )
  8. Wow. Crazy story....unfortunately, as far as I know, there's is no easy way to tell once the mileage gets turned back. Some start-stop info does get logged on the ECU but if they are rolling mileage back on brands like Mercedes and BMW which are known to be tough to thwart, then I guess they are more than capable of squaring that end up as well... I can see how giving a car out to a car rental company or a taxi company for a year can easily rack up the mileage pretty quick. And it's disgusting that such cars can then quite easily be flipped to clueless consumers under the methodology above...It's pretty crazy. This also makes me wonder whether there is a likelyhood of this being done in Japan too before it hits the used car auctions? I mean if our buggers are capable of such scams, I assume it can be done in Japan too? And will auction inspectors be looking at Japanese annual mileage records on cars that come into auction for discrepancies? Or do they just inspect the car as it stands in front of them and note their findings?
  9. Its disgusting now cheap and prevalent it is. Especially as the authorities ( and other professional bodies governing / unifiying the industry- if that can be called that) seem powerless to stop it. For x10 less than the cost of a service you can just roll the mileage back and no one is the wiser...plus if all the big importers are doing it; all the smaller fry will most likely follow to stay competative. Question is how do we thart this / stop this / nullify practice? For cars being imported into Sri Lanka and bought from importers, the only soluation is to always check the original auction documents showing the condition of the car and mileage for a small fee or via blogs as above. If everyone did this it would help weed out the dishonest dealers and importers may hesitate to roll back the mileage. (For already imported cars that have been registered and used in Sri Lanka: Go read on how to check used cars carefully for damage / inconsistencies as discussed previously.)
  10. Okay usually I chop down quoted material for brevity but in this case I won't / don't want to: Because honestly this is the best post I've seen since I logged back into Autolanka-Kudos @Devinda_Z If THE POST ABOVE doesn't convince you to buy a Subaru / Subaru Forester I don't know what what will !!
  11. lol !! Welcome! We could use some comic relief amongst all the talk of buying 141's and what not... As for your question: I'm pretty lazy and have always taken my car in for transmission fluid changes (when required) so I can't really help you out other than to say: It looks pretty easy. I can also direct you to the video below, which is more helpful. (I watched a video of the same dude change a brake caliper that was pretty good too...I think the key thing is to get the right replacement fluid and the right quantity of fluid back in. Anyways I digress here's the video) :
  12. I'll be honest: I am a bit disappointed. Your application seemed a shoo-in for the Forester but oh well: I guess the 'Hills won't be alive to the sound of (boxster) music just yet... (At least not in Gampola.) Gasp! Did this thread actually switch from discussing the potential of a Forester XT to buying a 141...?!! 🤔
  13. No kidding? I always did wonder what competitive advantage that big 'trader' from Kandy had, that made them so successful. I always thought it was due to their location giving them prime access to the central and northern province consumers. Its Sad. Quite sad that they were one of first to adopt this scam...No wonder they did so well as buyers from those areas wouldn't be as savvy either. 😔
  14. What no way! My experience and research is a couple of years old so I'm pretty out of touch with the newer technology that these crooks are using; but I thought newer Mercs and Beemers were pretty much tamper-proof?! 😳 Gosh! Wow...I guess I need to hit-up the web and update myself. Crazy times! I guess "You learn something every day!"
  15. Wow, I'm pretty shocked at how widespread this seems to be in the industry: I always distrusted smaller car sales that sold mostly older cars and kind of expect a bit of shady stuff from them; but based on the above it looks like even larger importers are being deceitful as well! Its eye-opening. (My belief was that since larger businesses have more to lose if their reputation is sullied, they generally tend to be honest; but I guess this goes to reinforce the belief that one should not trust any of these car dealers!) I suppose this makes careful inspection and verifying information via the original auction documents even more important when buying from 3rd party importers...
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