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    Lug nut lock nut on audi a6

    Don’t try to drill it, the drill will jump and damage / score / scuff your wheel and the stud threads as well, go to a reputed lathe or a garage, they ll tack weld a small bit of metal and use that to rotate the nut, simple job most lathes know as its a very common mishap when importing euros
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    Tools for DIY of Vehicles

    Spoken by someone who literally taught the words DIY to this forum, nice to see you back mate!
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    Tire air drops

    Basic car ownership check the valves, stems check the tyre bead, pull it off and set the bead again check the expiry date for the tyre, expired Tyres leak a bit lastly swap the tyre to another wheel and see if the rim has a leak.
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    Tire air drops

    Basic car ownership check the valves, stems check the tyre bead, pull it off and set the bead again check the expiry date for the tyre, expired Tyres leak a bit lastly swap the tyre to another wheel and see if the rim has a leak.
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    Suzuki Hustler/wagon r Vs Demio

    I own a Hustler The demio is better than the hustler in every way other than fuel economy. Reliability maybe equal
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    Tools for DIY of Vehicles

    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
  7. The truth is this mate, cars at mileages below 10000 ranging to 30-40000km go for much higher prices at auctions, just take a look at listings in some Japanese sites, you yourself add the duty and the cif/ handling values, you ll see that the cost of the car in the island will be higher than what you can buy locally, thereby implying they buy lower grade cars for lesser cost, fix it up and send em, sell em and auction documents are forged. truth is most real low mileage cars are r grade cars, and the rest are all tampered mileages locally and in Japan itself. Few personal import vendors are good in that aspect though, but really rare. the fact is an average Japanese car can easily run about 200000km now even with very little care, and being japs most do take minimal care at least, and being Japan the service tech and materials are far better and running conditions are far better. bottom line a 120000km jdm car run in Japan will most likely be in better nick than a 45000km car in Sri Lanka
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    Toyota Passo 2016

    We only handle the temperatures in the green scored area, thereby why the concern in an engine like this, synthetic or mineral is another story. In 660 cc start stop engines the thinnest oil is preferred to reduce friction as they have little power and are coupled with hybrid assist or start stop systems, 0w-20 base is almost always synthetic as they are difficult to manufacture and meet grades otherwise using synthetics allow one to run a higher mileage over a short period of time ie; 10000km under 6 months, also from experience I’ve seen synthetic oils keep the engine cleaner, probably they don’t darken much either. Even in the 660 engines, the turbo models always recommend 5w-30 doesn’t that imply they are more concerned about heat tolerance than oil flow, esp considering they need oil to the turbo ASAP. A while back I too blindly poured in thinner synthetic oils to other cars, but after much study I don’t believe it’s a prerequisite for these 1kr engines, Comments guys?
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    Toyota Passo 2016

    Do you think this will be that significant in the local context? Given that everything that Toyota Lanka sells and services has been flooded with 10w-30 and its not an idle stop car with an engine as small as 660cc? Unit#d Mot#rs on the other hand sells the Axia with the same engine (variant) but use 0w-20. Pretty much a divided opinion which I am yet to test myself, given that the w figure is the cold temperature performance and the 20/30/ value indicates the thickness at 100c Also I have attached a bit off the jdm Vitz manual where they state all the oil values, please use google translator
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    Momtero Sport 2012 and Kia Sorontor 2012

    Prices are going up and due to the new tax structure anything even close to an suv will be over 20mil unreg, also newer euros need extensive maintenance which the average SriLankan joe boycotts and lead to hefty repair bills, and selling them when they near the service / mileage interval. Thereby causing a mild demand, unreg vitz and fits go to the prices of what suvs used to go and a majority of sensible individuals know what will last in the long run in terms of value and longevity, ignoring maintenance costs this is what was told by a friend who runs one of the oldest car sales in Kandy, even 2000s pajero iO s and rav4s are being sought after, 2003 xtrails heavily restored as well, but no market for Jimnys though
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    Momtero Sport 2012 and Kia Sorontor 2012

    Take a look at the depreciation figures You ll get the summary Search the forum, you ll get the facts
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    Montero Sport 2008

    Plenty for normal use, don’t expect it to pull like a 1kz 1kd prado or a 4m41 montero, or even the 2012 montero sports, or the UK double cabs that came in. It pulls more or less like a old pajero or a 2000s van, once the turbo spools up there is a minor pickup. Most suvs that came in to this country feel underpowered, even the petrol ones, other than the LC V8, 12ht LC troopies , Porsche’s and Nissan Patrols with gasoline engines, also partly due to the size and boat like lumbering feel, which these newer ones don’t have. another contribution is people now drive nippy cvt kei cars which are very rev happy and shoot off the line till like 40kmph, their front wheel drivetrain and small size make the larger conventional cars seem slower. Since they are all manual and parts are cheap, you can restore an engine to near new state and being manual you can rev the nuts off it. Just drive one and you ll realize, hard to explain , i’d say go for it, there’s no way you can go wrong other than having a lower resale market. But once the newer toys start breaking off older conventional suvs will pickup in value, it’s happening all over the world
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    Montero Sport 2008

    It’s a very hardy vehicle, look for something around 150000km, nothing further the low market is because they are manual, they don’t have the super select system and not that comfortable, rear brakes are disks in comparison to the newer model, with drums. Bit cramped inside for a SUV and mind you these are also modeled after the 2006 era L200 Trojan, front seating and dashboard feels just like a 90s double cab. My in-laws have one from new and the only repairs they’ve done is replaced turbo at 40000km, premature why, no clue why Timing belt, suspension is badly worn on theirs so Need a complete replacement. Looking at around 45000 for shocks 30000 for coils and bushes. They are slow, but very hardy lumps and quite good off road. You ll easily find a good one as plenty in Colombo that have never seen mud, Corrosion’s are common behind the rear wheel arches so look into that. body panels are extremely rare, so avoid ones with poor body condition mechanicals and running gear - ample in spares stocks at stores and agents. It’s powered with a mechanical pump 4d56t so needs no super diesel. Interior plastics are poorly made so expect gauge clusters to have crazing and cracks, yellowish plastics etc. speaker grills are also poorly made, shatter very easy cloth seats with very 90s styling, expect them to be worn out so u may need to refinish them. all in all very good choice in comparison to the oversized hatchbacks and wannabe suvs in the current day and age. An awesome vehicle to modify and has a good road presence. Your only problem will be it being slow. Cheers!
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  15. Has anyone soundproofed their car in Sri Lanka? Are there any products here? Or by DIY means? Using some local foam or ?

  16. So true this, the new one just has too many wrinkles on the face! Lol so today I have this senior colleague of mine, pug collector pulling in to the car park in a 203 minter, gracefully; some old number, and my CBG 2016 Toyota had more body shudder and was louder than that vintage car. It was like Marilyn Monroe and weird al
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    ## Post Whoring - Part 3 ##

    Pay the right people inside and you can change the model to Isuzu Alice as well
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    ## Post Whoring - Part 3 ##

    As if they need another variant of this lol! And to ruin such a pedigree - glanza
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    ## Post Whoring - Part 3 ##

    Behind many troopers in this island, lies ‘innards’ of a long lost Gemini
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    Turbo charging a primeo

    Doesn’t sport mode help a bit? It’s a heavy car though for a 1NZ
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    Turbo charging a primeo

    Look up for the following pages on fb Tuned I Chips rev tech tuners wickedep racing platinum auto spa youll get your answers and the path to choose
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    What does gear 'B' do?

    Lol yea, the Mira and the Hustler both have hill assist, so they don’t roll back, but whereas the vitz and monteros roll back in D making it a bit interesting. I used to drive a defender with that heavy clutch, good times the clutch and the gearbox was so difficult to engage that it sometimes rolled back and rested on nearby trees and walls lol this was when they were a handful and V*P wannabes hadn’t screwed them up. Crude was the word
  23. You really have to learn to search the forum. Performance - there is none, slow noisy lump Faults- nothing major so far, safety system has shown faults sometimes but nothing major, we all gonna need engine mounts soon though, 2nd hand market- only thing this car has the colour you have chosen is one of the cheaper ones, white and orange being the costlier, so don’t let them overcharge you, it’s a nice colour though, has a good demand do not even have a slight hope of the mileage being 20000 to 30000 or lesser, as taught by some of my friends here and after extensive research 95% cars have done over 60000km to 80000km and have been clocked back. It’s nothing to worry though as cars in Japan have been looked after and the wear is way less. The other 5% being hand to hand personal imports and damaged cars repaired and sent. Find a good car and finish it off soon as the budget may do wonders with the prices soon enough
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    What does gear 'B' do?

    B simulates engine braking, locks the cvt in a simulated position equal to 1st gear in a manual car so that the engine can slow / hold the car when negotiating a slope. B is meant to work In really bad slopes, like 5-10kmph not your average downhill route where you go like at 40kmph by accelerating in B the outcome would be the same as driving a manual car in 1st gear for a long time, will drink fuel, and if you revved hard could wear / overheat engine, but I think the rev cut is at 6500rpm, so nothing major. also B can be used to climb large inclines, not like Kadugannawa, somewhere you would climb at 10kmph or so, typical Kandy driveway sorta thing. I would suggest to read the owners manual via google translator or to download the Yaris manual as it is similar and read it up before you make a novice mistake somewhere (except engine). I guess you used the B gear like a manual quite often and the ecu and gearbox controls learnt it and is now running that way. Best thing reset the learnt stuff in the ecu by removing the battery and turning on a light or something to drain all the caps, reconnect and drive normally. Don’t use B unless you really need it. I live up a 30-40 degree incline and I haven’t used B Mode once in any car I’ve got up / down that. It is less likely you did any permanent damage. cheers
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    Toyota Passo 2016

    Engine , gearbox most running gear are shared With the vitz etc, body panels may become rare. The model has a poor second hand market for now. Pls search the forum, it was discussed
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