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  1. Since I am bored of talking about Vezel mirrors not reflecting and Hybrids not doing fuel as much as the next door neighbors Axio, I thought of starting a thread solely dedicated to the discussion of great places to stop and eat on our roads.
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    Best gear to drive viva elite

    Why, putting to P while taking a fast turn makes you a Drift King
  3. Same here... classified would be the best way to go and I doubt that there are many iLs around.
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    Best gear to drive viva elite

    Ahhhh AL. Don't ever change...
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    Coolant leak fixing.

    Despite all this there is a leak according to the info, so it needs checking again. So get some competent mechanic to check all again.
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    Nissan Cefiro Uncovered

    I would imagine so
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    Nissan Cefiro Uncovered

    Lol... took you long enough
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    Coolant leak fixing.

    stay away from quick fix bottles. Find the root of the leak and fix it. Could be a loose hose clamp somewhere. But the leak test should have pointed out where the leak is. if done correctly. When you say leak test, did you pressure the system to operating pressure? and observe? The operating pressure is indicated on the cap. Is the radiator itself leaking? How about he heat matrix inside the dashboard? If oil cooler is leaking then there should be oil in the coolant.
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    Service Except Pres**

    Can do machang, not an issue. Workshop is in Thalapthpitya, off the Japura Hospital Road. Let me know if its a diesel or a petrol. We are a level 4 Prestige authorized repair center so if you like we can get you the Prestige parts installed for you. Or we can get it for you ourselves or if you like to, bring your own parts and we will fix for you with labour and other charges applicable. . Although for the latter no warranty will be given.
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    Service Except Pres**

    LOL... thanks machang. Who needs help?
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    Does anybody in SL that you know of do BMW coding?

    But doesn't mean I don't stalk the forums... looking for Them Hinganna threads... To the OP... yes we can Code your car. Send me a PM with your Chassis number and the upgrade details.... and your phone number
  12. During a recent trip to the hills, I noticed a few issues with the Forester. Notably black smoke, fume smell and more than usual fuel burn. Thinking that the drop in temp and the rise in altitude could be a factor I ignored it. Had a nagging feeling that the the engine was running rich, so went on to clear all the possible guilty parties. MAF, MAP, O2 Sensor, filters, etc. Had a diagnostic done and all were fine. Decided to pop the thermostat housing to see if the thermostat was there... SURPRISE... it wasn't... and there you have it. The thermostat is a crucial part in an engine. In fact, the life and health of the engine actually depends on it. Why our maka baases remove it is beyond me. Asked Senok if they are carrying the part and was surprised to find out that they don’t since no one buys it!!!! So I bought a similar thermostat and put it in, and things just sorted themselves out. No black smoke, no petrol smell. Nothing and the car actually responds slightly better (Could be the Placebo effect too). Ordered the original 78 degree unit and once it arrives will pop it in. What I am trying to say here is that, it is crucial that all of you INSIST that the thermostat is ins your cars. Don't let your mechanic or whoever tell you otherwise. The durability of your engine depends on it. The engine needs to run at a certain temperature. removing the thermostat forces the car to run cooler, which is NOT GOOD. If it gets blocked and you overheat, replace it. Don't let anyone throw it away.
  13. Dirty petrol supplier’s stocks continue to be distributed Probe on whether former ministry secretary misled Cabinet: Minister By ######## Sirimanne Contaminated fuel stocks that ruined more than 5,000 vehicles were only part of a major three-month long consignment that will be brought to Colombo until the end of this month, and will continue to be distributed to vehicle users, ongoing investigations have revealed. A probe on whether these controversial stocks were imported after the Petroleum Ministry’s then Secretary, Titus Jayawardena, allegedly misled the Cabinet is now under way, Minister Susil Premajayantha told the Sunday Times. He declined to elaborate. A three-month order for 240,000 metric tonnes of fuel has been placed with the Singapore branch of the Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC). Besides the contaminated 15,000 metric tonnes, Mr. Premajayantha said, “nearly 75 per cent has been received”. He claimed that other shipments “conform to standard specifications” of the CPC and sample tests had been carried out. Allegations of misleading the Cabinet, the Sunday Times learnt, arise from listing the fuel requirement for three months in metric tonnes. However, the cost has been given only in “per barrel” terms – technicalities which most unsuspecting Cabinet Ministers were not aware of. It has come to light that the three-month contract was for a total of 240,000 metric tonnes. This is while the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation’s average requirement for a month is 160,000 metric tonnes or 480,000 metric tonnes for three-months. What remained unanswered was from where the CPC hoped to obtain the balance 240,000 metric tonnes. The urgency for refined fuel imports had arisen in view of the closure of the Sapugaskanda refinery for maintenance and repairs. It has also come to light that the CPC had requested the Lanka-India Oil Company (LIOC) to supply 15,000 metric tonnes of petrol as an emergency requirement giving just six days for delivery to Colombo. “The time given was insufficient and we informed the CPC of this position,” LIOC Managing Director Suresh Kumar told the Sunday Times. Years earlier, the LIOC had obliged when a similar request was made by the CPC. However, sufficient time had been given to the company on that occasion. http://www.sundaytimes.lk/110724/News/nws_55.html
  14. Ok, call me biased. I have an Alfa 164 and I wanted to think my Alfa is reliable against all odds. Bought it in bits and pieces with almost all major systems failing or falling apart. Spent a good 2 months and this side of Rs. 300,000 putting all the bits and pieces back together. Even then the skeptics laughed and doubted almost all things about her. But then last Thursday all the way to this Tuesday I went about proving to myself above all else that the Alfa is as good as your random Japanese car that people in SL genuflect on a daily basis and sell their souls and their mothers to acquire. Total distance covered 1650Kms. Total gas pumped, almost 200Ltrs. Breakdowns 0 Doubts about performance 0 An Alfa 3.0 V6 engine at full throttle, it vibrates your whole body at a godforsaken frequency that causes your face to crack open with an ear to ear smile. I had the smile when the cops flagged me over, which ticked them off more... That my dear friends, is a feeling you will never get in your average Toyota/Honda/Nissan with PushStart and Scoop lights and HID Xenons... So, what I am saying is that get out of the box, do something different. Don't follow the herd. Live a little. Buy an Alfa, love it to bits, keep the faith, put it back together like its your own broken heart and she will not let you down.
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    Hybrid Engine Oil?????????????!

    Not necessary, Preference of auto over Manual is no longer a case of Masculinity Vs Femininity. Its the reality of our times with time spent hours stuck in traffic. I'd rather be stuck in an Auto car in morning traffic than in a manual.
  16. Insurance companies goes through docs with a fine tooth comb. there is no guarantee that they will pay you even after you registered the car as the day of registration and the day of the accident will raise questions, and if they dig they can easily say that the cover was given in good faith and you withheld crucial info. This is a write off, trust me, for write offs they go through EVERYTHING!!! If a comma is out of place they will find a reason not to pay.
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    Hybrid Engine Oil?????????????!

    You sound like a real KUNA... Typical Hybrid owner
  18. Didnt the GOSL tell you monkeys wait till the budget is over?
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    Hybrid Engine Oil?????????????!

    Machang, really, if you are not going to run that much you are better off with a cheap Jap run around.
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    Hybrid Engine Oil?????????????!

    Are you certain you used enough Question marks?
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    Fiat/italian/euro Community

    there is. we just don't let the Japanese and Indian car community join it. For the simple reason that many people buy Italian cause misguided assholes buy them cheap and complain about their idiosyncrasies and we don't like that. You don't buy an Italian cause you ran out of option in buying a car, you buy an Italian cause you have all options yet choose Italian Because of that yes, we don't allow fcking losers with Thel Hinganna and Full Option and Re sale value mentality to join.
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    Aqua Fuel Efficency

    Something is seriously wrong with your freaking car. Sell it and buy a normal car. For the money you spent on that hunk of junk, you should be getting your money's worth. Your are obviously not. There is NO WAY you can get 12 in he city and 24 in the Highway. Check your fux capacitor and see it if its giving out 500mV.
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    Need To Upgrade Car

    Tell the truth... your neighbor bought a new car, right?
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    Primera P11 Issues

    He does. Still there. Still works on mine.