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Davy last won the day on September 2

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About Davy

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    Melbourne (current) and Colombo (home)

My Vehicle Details

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

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  1. Davy

    New Defender Design??

    You need to stop spamming all the threads with comments like this. Gosh. I'm tired of cleaning useless posts this morning.
  2. Davy

    Kia Repair Place

    Please stop spamming the forum with the same post. If you have a problem with the said agent, why don't you make a complaint at the Consumer Affairs Authority? Not saying that your issue will be resolved by doing so, but it's certainly better than posting vague statements on the Internet. Also, maybe you can start by explaining what happened so that members can get a clearer picture of the situation.
  3. Davy

    Project A72V

    I could remove and reconnect them with my eyes closed back in the day. But my memory has failed me after all these years. May I suggest getting help from a fellow A72 owner and checking how they're connected on their car? Hoping to see photos of the finished paint job! 🙂
  4. Davy

    Nissan Presea

    The Presea has been discussed so many times on the forum. Go through this thread. Also search the forum. Threads merged.
  5. Davy

    Mazda Demio Door Visors.

    Yep, Mazna would be your best bet if you want OEM Mazda 2/Demio visors. They import brand new parts, so if they don't have, they should be able to import for you. Ask Mr. Lalith and see.
  6. Davy

    Vacuum leak

    You're right. From memory, the EP82 has an in-line check valve instead of one built into the booster. So should be easily replaceable if proven faulty. Getting the valve tested should be easy. Most mechanics blow from both ends to see if air flows only in one direction. 🙂 The proper way is to hook up a pressure gauge and apply mild pressure onto the opposite side. Then flip the valve and repeat. Pressure should hold in one direction while it shouldn't in the other direction. If the valve is good, then the booster needs to be checked as it could be leaking which explains why the RPM drops when the brake is depressed.
  7. Davy

    Vacuum leak

    He is. Has helped quite a few of my friends too although I've not met him personally (yet). A valuable member of the forum as well.
  8. Davy

    Vacuum leak

    Pretty much any good garage should be able to check this for you. According to the symptoms you've described, the vacuum leak is either on the vacuum line connecting the brake booster and the intake manifold, or in the brake booster itself. You can check the brake booster yourself by following the steps listed in the post below: You can also follow the vacuum line between the booster and intake manifold to make sure there are no cracks or pinholes, and to make sure the hose is tightly secured at both ends.
  9. Davy

    GP1 AC issue

    Threads merged.
  10. Davy

    GP1 AC issue

    It's Not OK to top up AC gas every 45 days. That's ridiculous. Go to a proper AC workshop and get it pressure tested. Some places do a UV dye test and the best way to identify small leaks.
  11. Relative, next door neighbour, doctor, professional, lady... whoever it is you brought your car from, it's a used car. You never know how they drove it. Being a genuine person doesn't necessarily make them a good car owner or driver. So you need to do fluid changes as soon as you buy a used car. So do a CVT oil change and make sure you use the correct CVT oil. For pretty much any automatic transmission issue, changing the oil is first step. I'm surprised TL didn't do it. Having said that, delays and slight jerks are pretty normal on CVTs, especially when shifting to R when cold. This is quite apparent in Subarus and Hondas. Since yours got worse progressively and as you say, if it transmits a severe shock across the car, it certainly isn't normal.
  12. First, get the automatic transmission fluid level checked. It maybe under-filled causing low fluid pressure. Was the fluid change done by taking off the oil pan, cleaning it and replacing the filter or was it just a drain and refill?
  13. Davy

    Project Moggie - Mechanical Work

    Well done @kusumsiri. Having a workshop manual sure opens lots of interesting avenues doesn't it. Even if you have it, you need to be brave enough to take a transmission apart and put it back together. So again, kudos!
  14. Davy

    ## Post Whoring - Part 3 ##

    Again... Scotty's so called "valuable knowledge" is questionable and has sparked controversy on many occasions. While most of what he talks about is common sense, you have to take his advise with a bit of caution because sometimes he talks utter BS and that unfortunately is the truth. I guess with whatever you watch on YouTube, you have to exercise caution so as to not be influenced by people who are popular for the wrong reasons. But hey, if entertainment is what you're after, then who am I to stop ya. 😄 As for the friction between Scotty and ChrisFix, it does matter to viewers. Especially to people who actually attempt to DIY after being inspired by their videos. Also to people who believe Chris to be a credible source of information. If you followed the time when Scotty went after Chris about his DIY headlight restoration video, you'll see what I mean. Here's a summary: This is just one of many instances.
  15. Davy

    ## Post Whoring - Part 3 ##

    As I've said many times, although he has his "50 years of experience", he just has controversial opinions. If you give a 10mm spanner to a monkey and ask it to tighten and loosen a bolt for a couple of years non stop, the monkey will eventually become very good at it, and even find more efficient ways to do it. That's basically Scotty. At least in my opinion. So whatever he says needs to be taken with a grain of salt. Also, if he isn't mature enough to understand that not everyone's dream car is a Celica (or a Toyota), then I guess there is no point in even questioning about the guy's credibility. As for ChrisFix, he has got to be one of my most admired YouTubers among Jason Fenske from Engineering Explained and of course the Aussie duo Marty (he's my favourite) and Moog from Mighty Car Mods. Some of the other channels I follow are: Bad Obsession Motorsport where Nik and Richard - two blokes from the UK have been building a classic Mini Cooper (Project Binky) and those guys are probably the couple of the most talented guys I've seen with broad knowledge on everything about cars. If you follow Project Binky, you'll get what I mean. If I want to be mezmarised about classic car restoration photo montages, I always turn to Hand Built Cars and Low Mileage. Wasabi Cars for all JDM classics, auctions etc., Donut Media if you need a quick history lesson on a particular car (see their "Everything You need to know" videos), Rich Rebuilds for interesting videos about putting together written off Teslas. These are a few from the top of my mind. If I remember more, I will share. 🙂