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tiv last won the day on May 31

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About tiv

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    Drunk Ol' Mechanophiliac

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    Off roading, photography. anything to do with automobiles..

My Vehicle Details

  • Vehicle Make
    Mitsubishi/ Suzuki/Toyota
  • Vehicle Model
    Montero/MSport /Hustler/Vitz
  • Engine Type
    3.2 DiD / 2.5 DiD / K06A-T / 1KR
  • Mechanical Mods
    Poor Potential
  • Cosmetic Mods
    Too old for that
  • Future Plans
    Nah, getting old settled down. Downsizing
  • General Comments
    Spending money on 2 suvs thereby forced to drive a vitz I hate

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  1. tiv

    Hustler vs Alto JDM

    We have discussed the this on many posts, do a search Hustler would be better in every aspect compared with the standard alto, bit costlier too though
  2. 35Nmwas something we gained by losing an air filter back in the day off road!
  3. Knocking has very little to do with turbo wear, unless it’s some horrendous knock and there’s preignition in the turbo housing or reignition in the exhaust manifold / the afterburner effect Very less likely in such a small engine, it’s a tiny little turbo with very little lag, even if you put 92 to it, the ecu will not let the thing knock, will self adjust the ignition timing etc to keep things smooth In order to get the best performance and the engine probably has a higher compression ratio than the normal counterpart, so premium fuel is advised Do a search and note down the compression ratio and the Ron they require in factory. Most likely it’s 95 as most of the turbo Suzuki Keri’s were adviced to 5w30 oil and premium fuel normally they state anything below 89 as regular, and rest as premium , search the forum once irage commented very informatively I did test drive one of these and do not assume this is a comfortable kei for normal city driving / hauling suspension and seats are very stiff and is very rev happy, also not as economical as the normal one. Corners like it’s on rails Obviously all that power tweaking is going to end in compromise to longevity, so expect things when u attain higher mileages, but it’s a rewarding car, even small running repairs can turn into upgrades with performance parts etc Specific body Parts are VERY rare and expensive at the moment, so make sure u get full insurance and a very low mileage well sound example. Engine parts are also quite rare, A lovely little car in all, with something for the daily and many smiles for the weekend fun run.
  4. tiv

    ## Post Whoring - Part 3 ##

    You would have flipped when you saw this eh? Sleepless nights?😆
  5. tiv

    Suzuki Hustler Oxygen Sensor Malfunction

    Did you try cleaning it?
  6. tiv

    ISUZU Trooper

    Search the forum, lot of content used to be there from like 2007 to 2012
  7. Using used shock absorbers would be really senseless, there is a shelf life for the pressurized rubber parts, which may have been removed from a 2000km car, which flipped or got rear ended and been in a container yard with water ingress for 5,6 years unladen with no pressure. just get the KYB replacements from a reputed supplier, most parts TL serves are just over priced distributer sourced stuff. Cutting corners or going paranoid on bits like this make you end up doing the same repair twice with no peace of mind. Its not like doing some engine overhaul, shock absorbers are not all that costly, especially in a car. It’s a typical run of the mil jap car, whatever the bit you use there is a threshold of comfort that you can achieve, which is very low.
  8. tiv

    Good Tyre Brand....!

    I heard the Minerva brand is good
  9. tiv

    Iridium spark plugs

    The 660cc ones do 20kmpl, Toyota hybrids in their prime did latter 20s But with the repair bills one can buy a tuk
  10. tiv

    Vezel Hybrid 2014 DCT Issues

    Vezels have really plummeted in value, esp the 2014 model, is this due to this clutch issue??
  11. tiv

    Iridium spark plugs

    The hesitation and vibration is there, I guess that's native as its 3 cyl and 1000cc with CVT To be honest it does very well on fuel, I can't seem to finish the injector cleaner I poured in 2 weeks ago with 2000 bucks fuel Probably above 18kmpl
  12. tiv

    Mitsubishi L200 2007 And Toyota Hilux 2007

    8 to 10kmpl usually, with super diesel, if you are looking at common rail models it would be wise to use the above to avoid injector issues
  13. tiv

    Iridium spark plugs

    They say not to regap iridium plugs is that true? , anyway the standard gap is 1.1 mm and they are in that range yea even 2016 now is a while ago
  14. tiv

    Iridium spark plugs

    The plugs are really hard to find and Agents quote 4500 per plug which they have in stock somewhere NGK alternative plug ILFR5C11 is available for 5500 for all 3 plugs, Just finished registering the car, did the engine oil and CVT changes Just wondering which way to go and looking at internet pics, the plugs appear to be alright, really have no experience of iridium plugs. I doubt Toyota touched the plugs during the inspection, they were just vouching for a tune up which cost 22k which I dont think it needs I strongly disagree on their pricing route as they make this cheap little hatchback like running a full size petrol SUV, I paid only 15k for my montero tuneup and egr clean at Unit#d Mot#rs That was 3.2 l with massive pipes and egr unit, involving both manifold being apart and cleaned.
  15. tiv

    Iridium spark plugs

    Toyota approved it, in their checkup It was a personal import with verified auction documents, was a b***ch to transfer also As in they have no set method, they just look at the components and give a tentative readout. I'm not sure how they verified it though Do the plugs look run more than 33k? Could it be idling?