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  1. tiv

    ## Post Whoring - Part 3 ##

    You would have flipped when you saw this eh? Sleepless nights?😆
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    Suzuki Hustler Oxygen Sensor Malfunction

    Did you try cleaning it?
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    ISUZU Trooper

    Search the forum, lot of content used to be there from like 2007 to 2012
  4. 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.
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    Good Tyre Brand....!

    I heard the Minerva brand is good
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    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
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    Vezel Hybrid 2014 DCT Issues

    Vezels have really plummeted in value, esp the 2014 model, is this due to this clutch issue??
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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.
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    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?
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    Iridium spark plugs

    Hi there, on the subject kindly comment if the attached pic spark plugs need replacement Off a Vitz 2016, Denso Iridium factory ones Around 33000km done, SC16HR11 Car had the usual vibration so decided to take a look, they say can run 100,000km on these but I'm not sure,
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    I’ve had sidewall failure issues in Dunlop in 3 cars and 3 different profiles No problems with maxxis except road noise
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    Buying a used BMW X1 E84 diesel

    Brakes, they have a history of excessive wear on the brakes, the rotors etc costly stuff, plenty less cumbersome vehicles in your budget range, also if you look hard enough and be patient you can find something in the less than 60,000 or to 80,000 km range or you ll have some miles left to regain sufficient finances to do the timely repairs on them
  16. The overhaul kit is not that costly for a 2C, take the head off inspect the wear, most probably the bore will have a bit of scoring and a bit of a lip, rings are sure to be worn, check the bearings change the above, run in a bit with a fine oil and you ll be good for another 100,000km and you ll have piece of mind
  17. What is the mileage I don't think u need a complete overhaul Just change the ring set
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    car setup

    There are kenwood models, if you already have a setup and the wiring then it can be done. If you just have the camera with no setup installed very less likely the car has steering input for the camera, in that case if you really want the guide lines, you can install a camera that already has the lines which automatically move at angles to work like moving guidelines do not expect the guidelines in ANY system to be accurate as even a 10 degree slope or incline throws them off by about a foot, check the mirrors a 2019 Vitz bumper cost around 80k and the tailgate included around 400k
  19. Would a newer petrol prado 2.7l TRJ150 be a wise swap to a 3.2 diesel Montero 2013 v98, can it be called an upgrade? 


    1. fiat fan

      fiat fan

      Options and Prestige wise,Prado it is.

      But 2.7 is hella underpowered. The 4 liter V6 is awesome,but rare to find. But the suspension is soft. Hard bends make it swing like a boat. The monty is much better to drive. Off road would be bit more capable on the 2014 onwards 150 more than the monty(took them out recently after asking for your advice).


      Also the prado has amathi thuma status. So u can hoon in traffic a bit more than the monty. 

    2. tiv


      UI don’t daily drive the montero, and it does 4 kmpl in traffic, touched around 75k km, but tight as a drum, my dad drives it mostly really don’t care about the amathi status as I mostly drive around in a kei or the vitz lol, I get looked down upon daily by my colleagues and subordinates who show off,  off road though is a big point. Was wondering since prices have come down, still it’s s hefty sum to go for a petrol prado, just wondering if it will be worth it, the 2.7 vvti is the budget and sensible one

      and the prado is the only petrol suv that won’t depreciate a lot. 

    3. alpha17


      Better to get a fully loaded one mate. A fully loaded one comes with almost all the options available with the Land Cruiser 200(what we call sahara). As for the swinging issue at bends, getting a one equipped with KDSS(Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System) can fix the issue by a considerable amount as it helps to stay the body flat during cornering by a fluid mechanism. Don’t expect good fuel economy but expect less maintenance and low resale value.As for me getting a Prado seems a good upgrade over the monty.

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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