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    4DR5 Jeep Trailer & Winch

    Hi Friends, Could anyone has a good condition reconditioned electric winch , a registered jeep trailer to sell for a reasonable amount? If you have or know somewhere that has, please PM or reply. Thank you. Nishan
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    Vitara vs MG

    Go for vitara indeed. But you are mistaken with the word "SUV" since you cant do much offroading with any of those.
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    4DR5 JEEP එකට AMARON බැටරි දෙකක් දැම්ම (24V , 12V*2). එකක් දැම්මෙ 2018 අගෝස්තු. අනික 2019 අගොස්තු. පරතරය අවුරුද්දයි. දෙකේම WARRANTY තියනව. මම JEEP එකේ VOLT METER‍ 2ක් හයිකරල තියනව BATTERY VOLTAGE බලාගන්න. වෙන වෙනම. අනිත් SYSTEM එක ඔක්කොම 24V. එකක්වත් 12V (තනි බැටරියකින් අරන් නෑ) ඔන්න අලුත් බැටරිය දාල හෝටන් තැන්න, උඩවලව වගේ දුර ගමන් කීපයක් ගියා. බැටරි දෙකේ VOLTAGE DIFFERENCE එක ගොඩක් වැඩි. පරණ එක 15.8V වගේ යනව. අලුත් එක 12.5V. ඒ කියන්නෙ චාජ් වෙන්නෙ නෑ. ඒත් CURRENT එක අඩුත් නෑ. මගෙ ලඟ තියන බැටරි SCANNER එකෙන් SCAN කරා. INTERNAL RESISTANCE, CCA වගේ ඒව ඔක්කොම හොඳයි. දැන් මොකද කරන්නෙ. මම ගියා ELECTRICIAN හම්බෙන්න. ගිහින් ALTERNATOR එක SERVICE කරගත්ත. ලෙඩක් තිබ්බෙ නෑ. ඒත් කමක් නෑ. ඊට පස්සෙ මගෙ ලඟ තියන BATTERY CHARGER (TOTAL BRAND) එකෙන් බැටරි දෙකම චාජ් කරා. එහෙම කරල වාහනේට හයි කරල මාතලේ වගේ දුර ගිහින් ආව. ඒ එනකොට FULL LOAD (DUAL AC, HEAD LIGHT) දාල තියද්දි අලුත් බැටරිය 12.0V වලට අඩු වෙනව. පරන එක 15.5V යනව. ඒ කියන්නෙ ALTERNATOR එකෙන් 28V OUT වෙනව. ඒත් බැටරි BALANCE වෙන්නෙ නෑ. මොකක් හරි ප්‍රශ්නයක්. පස්සෙ මම බැටරි ගන්න BATTERY CITY - KESBEWA ශොප් එකට අරන් ගියා. ඒ මහත්මයාට කතාව තේරුම් කරල දුන්න. එයා ලඟ තියනව PROFESSION BATTERY SCANNER එකක්. මිල ලක්ශ 2කට වැඩි මම හිතන්නෙ. ඒකෙන් SCAN කරල REPORT 2ක් ගත්ත. BATTERY 2ම හොඳයි. දැන් මොකද කරන්නෙ. මම හරි අපහසුතාවයකට පත් උනේ. බැටරිය චාජ් වෙන්නෙත් නෑ. SCAN කරාට ලෙඩකුත් නෑ. වෙන තැනකනම් මට විශ්වාසයි වෙන බැටරියක් මට ගන්න වෙනව. පස්සෙ ඒ මහත්මය කීව අපි බැටරි මාරු කර කර බලමු කියල. අලුත් බැටරිය ගලවල පරන AMARON එකක් දැම්ම. මෙන්න නියමේට චාජ් වෙනව. 14V දෙකම. ඊට පස්සෙ පරණ බැටරිය ගලව අලුත්ම බැටරියක් දැම්ම. ඒකත් චාජ් වෙනව. 13.9V යනව දෙකම. ඊට පස්සෙ අලුත් බැටරිය දැම්ම. මෙන්න ඒක 12.2V අනිත් එක 15.5V. දැන් ඔප්පු උනා මොකක් හරි බැටරියෙ වැරැද්දක් තියනව කියල. ඉතින් ඒ මහත්මය AMARON SALES කරන කෙනාට කතා කරල ඒ වෙලාවෙම කීව කතාව. එයත් පිලිගත්ත බැටරියෙ මොකක් හරි INTERNAL CASE එකක් කියල. පස්සෙ මට පරන AMARON බැටරියක් දුන්න. අලුත් එක WARRANTY CLAIM කරල දෙන්නම් කියල. මේක වෙලා දවස් 2යි. දැන් මම බලාගෙන ඉන්නෙ AMARON එකෙන් අලුත් බැටරියක් එවනකන්. KESBEWA BATTERY CITY එකේ මහත්මය මට ලොකු උදව්වක් කරා තත්වය තේරුම් අරන්. අපි බලමු AMARON COMPANY එකෙන් WARRANTY එකට එවන බැටරිය කොහොම එකක් වෙයිද කියලත්. කාට හරි මේක ප්‍රයෝජනවත් වෙයි කියලයි ලීවෙ. ඒ වගේම AMARON බැටරියෙ CCA එක වැඩි නිසා තමයි අපි ඒක ගන්නෙ. ඉතින් එයාලගෙ CUSTOMER CARE එකත් මේකෙන් බලාගන්න පුලුවන්. අපි බලමු. නැවත ලිපියකින්. ස්තුතියි.
  4. Meaning of sound is touching 2 metal together. AFAIK, it should be replaced on the spot. Else you will have to paste the discs.
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    GP1 AC issue

    Next time, ask the man to fill nitrogen and use some shampoo for joints to find any leaks. If it's not clear, AFAIK you might need to check the condenser, evaporator and the compressor. Technically full system.
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    Maruti Alto Temperature Guage

    Hi friends, Could you help me with how to fix a digital (or at least analog) temperature gauge for a Maruti Alto LXI 2018 Model. It comes with a heat indicator which is a bulb and I need an additional meter to fix. A digital gauge is much better but if it's not practically possible, at least an analog one is Ok. This is to know the engine temperature in real time without being overheated and get notified at last. Thanks for helping.
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    Complex Cash flow issue hybrid vs Vitz

    Someone just give me a knife to stab myself.
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    Complex Cash flow issue hybrid vs Vitz

    Seems like your option 2 is what I choose if I have to go through your situation. You know what, I ended up buying a Suzuki Alto for daily Colombo driving. The reasons I went for that were 1. Because it was brand new (I know from experience, ODOs on 99.9% of cars are changed and even service records are redone to fool the buyers. Happened to gave up few vehicles and 4 days later the same was on Ik*an with a 60% reduction of ODO reading and altered maintenance records which a normal buyer can't detect. ) 2. Ease of maintenance. (The cost of maintenance not only the fuel but other stuff like spares and services are very low. ) I never though of resale value because at the time I needed a solution for one problem. I hope it won't be too bad later if I will sell it but who cares, it serves for the need at the moment. Since you don't need to maintain your personality over an expensive car or not need to pretend to show your girlfriend that you are a rich bastard, go for the option 2. (One reason I said because I really don't like hybrids and forgive me for that. ) Hope this helps at least a little to you.
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    iridium plugs

    Friends, Just a quick question about iridium plugs. Has anybody used it instead of copper ones? If so, what pros and cons you can share with us? Thanks so much
  10. General question here is that does Aqua has break pads? What if they are worn out? @Twin Turbo
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    PickMe or Uber Rental

    @tilvin @dantoddd Don't get discourages with my stats. You have different options to hire. 1. You can pay a monthly salary to a driver and you can employ him. (Question is, he may stay offline and do hires as he likes because a static monthly salary he gets. Just like some government employees. lol ) 2. You can go for a commission based package with a driver. For instance 25% to driver and 75% to you. In this case, you should fuel the car. ( The driver may do offline hires and you won't be able to track it. - In this case, moment tracking system is helpful which I am going to install very soon once a day is cleared with the driver) 3. You can rent out the car for a taxi driver on monthly payment basis. ( In this case, you won't see the car until he returns it, Some set a monthly mileage restriction and beyond that, additional fee is charged per km. But ODO can easily tempered. I know a guy who owns 2 WagonR and every two months he sets the mileage to avoid being tracked from insurance claims and service records. He has actually run more than 150000kms on his first WagonR and the ODO says it's 48000Kms. So, as him, service records and insurance records are showing the tempered mileage and only he knows the mileage. (I was so upset about this but can't help.) This same person told me to run at least 8kms a day if you own a WagonR to avoid malfunction of the hybrid battery. and he stopped the engine auto stop function and said, it destroys the engine than saving fuel) Hope this helps further to support your decision.
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    PickMe or Uber Rental

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    PickMe or Uber Rental

    Talk to them. You can get details. The operator is very helpful.
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    PickMe or Uber Rental

    Depends on the category I think. AFAIK, should not be older than 5 years and should have a hiring insurance coverage.
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    PickMe or Uber Rental

    Yes. Everyday it starts from Piliyandala and runs around Colombo. The driver employed is very keen to understand the Apps (He said he hasn't used a single app before. That lead me to send him to PickMe as they provide driver training too). Still his learning curve is progressing and it's not that much profitable to run a car for a taxi with a driver. But I can't say it directly because I lack at least 2 months data to analyze. I noticed, during the morning, evening and night are the times it has more hires. During lunch time, the car is idle. So if you are around piliyandala and need a taxi, do let me know. (LOL) I got to know that, PickMe register avarage 60 vehicles a day (All types) and 16000 active drivers are in operation. So you can imagine the possibility to get a hire during the day. However, driver has a major role to play here. He needs to understand the app first and then to see the busy areas and also he must concern the best driving practices to optimize fuel consumption. For past 4 days, The total milage per day to hiring milage ration is around 50%. (Which means if he runs 100Kms he gets 50kms as hiring.) Sometimes, during traffic, it takes too much time to reach to the passenger to pick up. Finally, when you get the loss, it's not entirely the driver's fault. You have to train him and provide him necessary equipments to learn and grow. (I hope younger drivers are better in this case.) These are the some facts I mentioned you to go for a vehicle that is cheap to buy and cheap to maintain. WagonR is good as long as it doesn't give problems. But once it does, the expenses are higher. Yesterday I called A*W to ask for another car to buy (Imagination ) and an area manager told me that they have stopped importing Alto car due to the price increased and last 60 cars in at the showroom and after that, no Altos. If you currently own a kei car, try Uber yourself and see. Go for 2-3 days full time and learn it. That will tell you how you do it. Look at some graphs below. Hope you get more idea about this. The only pleasure I have if I continue this way is if it does not improve is that, 1. I have created one job for a person and I feed 1 family. 2. The driver is helpful for the personal commitment that I will have from next year onward to come to Colombo every day in the morning. If I continue to loss, I will have to make a decision of course but I take these two facts into consideration. In your case, it's different. Hope this reply helps you and not bothering others to read a story.