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Davy last won the day on October 7

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About Davy

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    Melbourne (current) and Colombo (home)

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    2011 Lancer RalliArt
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    2.0L DOHC MIVEC Turbo (4B11T)
  • Mechanical Mods
    BC Racing BR Coilovers
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    Evo X BBS wheels
  • Future Plans
    Blow off valve, OEM Projector headlamps

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  1. I desperately am. 😞 My car being a 2011 RalliArt, doesn't have the factory wiring for the automatic headlight levelling system (projector headlamps were not offered on the Australian RalliArt after 2010. Neither was the sunroof). So I can't install the OEM projectors unless I do some serious wiring mods which I am not too keen on doing. I've had a look into replica "OEM" projector headlamps as well, but didn't bite the bullet yet. My advice for you would be to keep the original projector headlights and take care of them as if though they're your own eyes. 🙂 True, there are pretty cool looking aftermarket headlights with daytime running LEDs built in and so on, but from what I gather from local communities, the OEM projectors are damn good. So what most people end up doing is custom mods on the OEM lights where they open up the housing, black out the inside and install angel eyes, DRLs and so on. There are even aftermarket inserts that go in the OEM housing (see video below). Lights from companies like MARS are apparently very weak at night with poor light output. There are good ones out there though. Ones with sequential turn signals which really makes the car look unique. Talking about sequential turn signals, this is the one of the nicest aftermarket tail light I've seen for the car. 😍
  2. SAB

    Hi @Davy

    I think you would not mind if I share an advert and expect your advice.

    I test drove this   https://######.lk/en/ad/mazda-demio-2010-for-sale-gampaha-17 . 

    Exterior Body and  Interior were ok according to my basic knowledge. But as per your instructions, I drove it on a rough road. I'm not confident enough regarding the rack sounds. I'm not sure  weather it's a minor repair or not. 

    Is it possible to check this in a normal garage? I hope to check this by a technician in kandy (which I usually do my repairs). As we come from Kandy, we hope to check this issue (by raising and checking underside )from a garage around kelaniya.

    what's your idea? Can we check this by Carmart or any specialised location around Kelaniya.

    Your advice is highly appreciated.

    1. Davy


      Sorry for the late response. Was away from the forum for a few days as I was attending to some personal matters. 

      The car looks good on paper. If you don't mind spending a couple of thousand bucks, take it to CarCheks and get a full inspection done. Their reports are pretty thorough and they even check for evidence of mileage tampering as well. 70K on a car of this age is a bit suspicious. 

  3. Just seeing this. 32K for an ABS sensor is ridiculous. I too think eBay (or Amayama or Partsouq) would be your best bet. As for Mahinda, specifically ask him if he has brand new ones. He imports used parts, so the one you get might have the inherent issue. But then again, if you get the sensor for a good price, then just go for it and pray that it isn't a lemon.
  4. Davy

    How do you remove tar spots?

    I use ArmourAll Bug and Tar Remover. Works pretty well. Not sure if it's available in Sri Lanka. https://www.armorall.com.au/products/bug-tar-remover/
  5. Davy

    Mazda Demio 2008

    Go through the thread below: Good luck!
  6. Davy

    [URGENT] Coolant hose leak

    Yeah that's gone by the looks. You can get one fabricated quite easily for cheap. Back when I was restoring my Lancer A72, I had all my hard coolant lines fabricated in Chrome. Never rusted after that and looked awesome!
  7. Davy

    Mazda Demio 2008

    Depends on how the car was used and what sort of roads it was frequently driven on. It's true that the DE series Demio can develop power steering rack issues quite easily compared to other cars. The rack on my father's Demio was repaired twice, and it has been holding up quite well for a few years since it was properly repaired by Mazna. The trick is to repair it as soon as there is the slightest rattle or vibration in the steering. While the wear is minor, the rack can be repaired, which is not an expensive job. But if left unattended, the rack will need replacement, which is a bit of an expensive repair. So... pay close attention to rattles and vibrations in the steering wheel while you are test driving the car. Take it on a rough road, and that will cause the rattle if the rack is worn. You will feel it through the steering if the wear is bad. Depending on how bad it is, work out a price with the seller and have it repaired. Maintain proper tyre pressure, drive on properly paved roads as much as possible and you should be fine. The Demio is a great car in my experience. It has good power comparing to a 1000cc Vitz, and the fully loaded one comes with CVT, automatic AC (climate control), projector HIDs and so on. Good luck!
  8. Davy

    [URGENT] Coolant hose leak

    These clamps are the best in my experience. To me it looks like the hose is deteriorated, or the metal coolant line has rusted at the end, causing a small gap between the rubber and metal hoses. Take the hose off the metal coolant line and inspect the end. There should be a small lip on the metal line which may have rusted. Post a pic if you can. Do you have water in the system and not coolant? If yes, that explains the rust.
  9. Davy

    Project Moggie - Painting

    The air compressor could be a separate DIY project on it's own! Well done! Do you think it will hold consistent pressure as you are painting? Or do you think you will have to take it in batches? I'm sure it will be able to handle all the prep work like primer and maybe even the initial base/guide coat.
  10. Davy

    ABS of Viva Elite

    No, this is just a random photo off the Internet. The ABS module should look quite similar.
  11. Davy

    ABS of Viva Elite

    Open the bonnet and look for the ABS module/pump. Cars with ABS should have an ABS module. The best way to do this is to first locate your brake oil reservoir. There should be two or three hard lines connected to the master pump (that's the metal unit underneath the brake oil reservoir). Trace those brake lines and if they are routed under the car, then your car doesn't have ABS. If they end up in a box-like unit with a lot of brake lines connected to it (this is your ABS module), then your car has ABS. The ABS module should look like this: Did you see this in the fuse box? If yes, it's normal for to find provisions for optional components such as ABS, Fog lamps and even airbags because manufacturers typically use the same parts for the whole series and install the optional components based on the individual car.
  12. Get a diagnostic scan done and observe the values of the steering position sensor and torque sensor(s). It might be a faulty sensor that acts up when warm. Take it to the agent as they will use their proprietary scan tools and will be able to tell if readings are off.
  13. Davy

    Experience on Honda freed

    Threads merged. Thanks @matroska.
  14. Threads merged. Thanks mate.
  15. Davy

    Autolanka Funniest Moments

    Pretty sure I saw that post and responded as well. He's basically gone with alloys that have a much lower offset than they should. I gave up finally, because no one knew what the heck offset was and why it mattered. The closest they knew was that "boku allow weels" cause this. 🙄 I hope whoever replied with this photo was being sarcastic. Won't be surprised if it wasn't though. As for the photo, I think I've seen this years ago and I'm pretty sure this is not something local.