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About Supra_Natural

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    Colombo
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    Music, A Book or two, and Obviously, Cars and Driving..

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    Toyota/Mazda
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    Hilux LN106/2, 6 & Roadster
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    2.8 D I4 / 1.5 I4, 2.0 I4 & 1.5 I4
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  1. Precisely why you should consider doing that particular project.
  2. Based on what I've heard, even TL themselves are no longer quite as good as they used to be. Mostly because the people actually turning wrenches are usually just there to get their 2/3 years of experience on the CV and then jump abroad.
  3. Still no reason to resurrect a thread that last had a response 14 years ago.
  4. If you want a left field option, I would suggest taking a look at a registered Mazda 2 sedan or hatch. It will be MUCH better on the winding roads than any of the cars you've mentioned above, has decent ground clearance, and you should be able to pick one up within your budget. Have had one for 4 years now and it is really a very good car.
  5. Supra_Natural

    BMW E30 Mechanic

    Kanishka is the head technician there, yes. He knows the older cars quite well.
  6. Why are you responding to a question posed 14 years ago?
  7. Supra_Natural

    BMW E30 Mechanic

    Go to Ultimate Motor Works, they are pretty good with the older BMs.
  8. Why would you do that though?
  9. It was new about 5 years ago
  10. Congrats on the purchase, i really do hope you got it inspected before you bought it.
  11. Ado, good to see the story, wanted to ask you about it after seeing your IG posts. It's a nice ride, you're a braver man that I would be for sticking to that interior though, I just wouldn't be able to live with it. You mentioned that the guy you got it from is a Jimny/Samurai enthusiast, I assume he has parts contacts etc? I've also got a JB33 (the 2000s model) Jimny in the stable now, and want to establish maintenance/parts contacts to keep it on the road.
  12. If it's your first car, a 30 year old highly complex BMW would not be the ideal call. If you have your heart set on a BM, then an E34 5 Series may be a better bet as they are very solidly built and have a good support network worldwide and in SL. If you want something completely trouble free though, look for something newer, and preferably Japanese (Or even certain Koreans). Man I cannot believe I just typed that... Age catching up, I guess. Then again, if you don't mind some garage time and want to actively be involved in the running and maintenance of your car on a molecular level, by all means, go Euro.
  13. Greetings all, sorry have not been as active on the form for awhile, will try and remedy that this year. Have had a Mazda 2 Sedan since March of 2016 and can confirm what people have mentioned above that it is a very very good car all round. @iRage I didn't actually get rid of it after the dump truck incident (which is what I assume you meant). Thankfully it's a pretty tough built car! It's clocked up just over 50k now and other than a few niggles, so far has been pretty reliable overall. Had the front suspension bump stop issue within a month of buying the car, they were replaced under warranty, also had an AC condenser leak that was sorted under warranty in the first year. Finally, had a AC blower issue in 2019 that took a bit of diagnosing to figure out. Other than that, all good. The car has plenty of power thanks to light weight and the skyactiv engine, while the 6 speed auto is a gem, super smooth and quick shifting. Handling is also pretty fun for a fairly basic car, I upgraded the smallish, low rolling resistance 185/65/16 tyres to 205/55/16s Toyos early on and they made a difference. Just changed front and rear brake pads at the last service too, for the first time. Service at Colonial was relatively all right, but I've switched to Mazna motors in Attidiya because they seem rather more knowledgeable and passionate about the brand, honestly. Overall, wouldn't hesitate to say go for it, as long as the car is in decent shape. Remember all skyactiv Mazdas are happiest on 95 octane though.
  14. Try out Ultimate Motor Works. They recently absorbed another smaller company (Bavarian Auto Services), which had a fair bit of experience with older BMWs. A couple of old AL members are directors of the new company too, can confirm that they know what they are doing.
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