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vishkid last won the day on July 22 2017

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About vishkid

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    Rugby & F1, Movies, Loud Music and quiet books.

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    I4 Gasoline 2.4 / 192 HP
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    Something euro, something nice!
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    Previous: Mazda Axela 2004 ZY-VE 1498cc/114bhp, Nissan March K11 2001 1000CC

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  1. vishkid

    KIA sportage Transmission oil change

    KIA SL has recommended ATF oil changes at a wide range from 40k to 75k in the past for Sportage, to people I know. Makes me think they are pulling these numbers from air.
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    Formula 1 - 2018

    Alonso retires from F1 ? Having started watching F1 in 2004 and continuing to watch mostly for him, I find it inconsolable, even though it's been a struggle for the last 10!
  3. vishkid

    Remove spray paint on car

    It's a melamine sponge right? Better not use it on paint as it's almost like very fine sandpaper - unless you're prepared to polish and seal later.
  4. vishkid

    Good dash cam for the Car

    I've tried a few dashcams in mine and family vehicles. My personal favorite is the xiaomi yi dashcam which records in FHD with absolutely great clarity both day and night. Has been on my daily driver which is parked outside during daytime for 3 years now - no issues at all. Snagged in for $40 from amazon during a black friday sale. The only negative about this is that it's not stealth (i.e. you wont be able to hide it easily) The one that came a distant second in the ones I've tried was pruveeo f5, which is again on a daily driver. Anyway, having a dashcam would be super useful now and more so in the future
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    Express-Way Updates

    Slightly OT but still .. they've cleared the above ground area from Colpetty station to behind St. Thomas Prep. I guess the plan is to go underground from somewhere around there. They have to go over or under the railway track at this point anyway.
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    Express-Way Updates

    That'll be an interesting junction near port city entrance (near Kingsbury). What with the Marine drive tunnel coming up from under the Galle Face as well.
  7. Got it. I've seen quite a large number of bikes on the road with (sub-legal) handmade or printed plates. Probably due to this issue. OP may try his luck but a cop can always crack down on it, when they feel like enforcing the law
  8. Legally, no - you cannot ride/drive anything without proper plates. But how long does it take to get the plates? When I brought a brand new vehicle, I got my vehicle with plates within 5-6 hours of finalizing the documents.
  9. I've never seen a deduction on a paint job from (from a couple of different insurers, on my 2004 Mazda). They may negotiate with the garage on the per panel cost and that's it. Parts are a different story for the older vehicles, never paint.
  10. vishkid

    KIA SORENTO 2010-12

    Spare part availability is ok, but not great (relative to some Japanese makes), but it's improving. Of course KIA Lanka will have most, if not all the spares you require for these models - but at a premium. Ajantha, Aruna motors in Panchikawatte, Korean auto mart in darley road, korean auto land in malabe, and a few other places in the suburbs stock many of the common parts and you can always get stuff off ebay from a great bunch of Korean OEM shops. In my first hand experience, 2012 petrol does 6kmpl in city and the 2012 diesel does 10kmpl. Despite the diesel having more torque, I have had no problem extracting power out of the petrol on normal road conditions. Acceleration and driving at speed (with just the driver in) is much better in the petrol IMO. Off-road on hilly terrain, there is a bit of an advantage to the diesel but these are not off-road vehicles in general.
  11. vishkid

    ## Post Whoring - Part 3 ##

    KIA came joint 1st in the UK rankings for 2017 (along with Volvo). Even in Sri Lanka, KIA 2012+ models can be taken as fairly solid with very low maintenance costs. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/cars/gallery/the-20-best-car-brands-listed/kia0/
  12. vishkid

    Formula 1 - 2017

    Ha ha, both Kimi and Fernando had good starts and got screwed. Fernando was P3 for a split second before his race was effectively ended for him
  13. vishkid

    Engine Stop in the Traffic

    I had the same problem in my axela 2004 (auto), usually happened mid-turn in traffic as tbt noted above. But it was very occasional (maybe 3 times over 6 months) and it actually went away after a while - I attributed this to an EGR valve/sensor clean up I did, but not sure.
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    Autolanka Funniest Moments

    Edit: wrong thread! oops
  15. vishkid

    KIA sportage Transmission oil change

    There is a slight (!) difference; 60k miles is 96k kilometers. And then, KIA Motors SL has been quoting random values between 40k km to 75k km for the severe ATF change interval, so I can see how this is all confusing. There was a thread that discussed a similar question on Kia and although the question of when to change is fundamentally different to your question of why is this costing this much, it also makes for interesting reading. In conclusion, you will decide what is good for your vehicle and whether the ATF change is timely and worth it. A typical ATF change in SL costs anywhere between 10k to 30k depending on the model and the oil used so indeed it's a question what KIA is proposing to change for 80k. Even in the US, with the inflated labor rates the ATF change for Sorento was quoted to me at $220.