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    Melbourne (current) and Colombo (home)

My Vehicle Details

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    Mitsubishi
  • Vehicle Model
    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
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    Blow off valve, OEM Projector headlamps

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  1. Davy

    Nissan Tiida

    Hi @Dhanushka Raj, welcome to the forum. Please refrain from opening multiple threads about the same topic. Also, please search the forum before posting new topics. The Nissan Tiida has been discussed extensively. For search results Click Here. Threads merged.
  2. What exactly do you mean by overflow? Doesn't the car have a coolant expansion tank? If not, is it possible that the expansion tank was damaged and discarded following the accident? It's normal for coolant to overflow into the expansion tank (it's actually an overflow tank as pressure relief happens at the radiator cap in most cars) as the pressure inside the system increases. When the pressure goes back down as a result of the engine cooling down, the vacuum created results in the coolant in the expansion tank being sucked back in. For this to work properly, the radiator cap needs to have the proper pressure rating. Also, by wiring the cooling fan to direct power, whoever did that job was basically addressing the symptom rather than the problem itself. Your car is meant to work at a set operating temperature. Too cool is as bad as too hot.
  3. Davy

    Nissan Tiida

    Threads merged. Thanks @AVANTE. @Randy777, Please search the forum before opening new threads. Click here for search results.
  4. Wait what? That's you?? Oh it is frowned upon in all corners of the Internet. Do you remember what happened tk the last guy who was using multiple profiles? @MADZ, what are our options here? Can we deactivate @Sir Lancerlot and rename @Hyaenidae to be @Sir Lancerlot? Ane manda bung... You and your fancy names. At least now I don't have to look at your username every time I mention you to make sure I've spelt it correctly.
  5. Threads merged. @JohnJohn, Please search the forum before posting new questions. Thanks!
  6. @Sylvi, please be mindful when posting new content. You had made your most recent post in an unrelated thread opened in 2006. I have hence moved your post and responses here. Thanks!
  7. Thought it was strange because I have't heard of the issue on the EX from others who've had early model cars which are now more than 10 years old. Knew that @Hyaenidae's car is a later model (2014 from memory), so this prompted more questions. My car, although it has different, stiffer suspension, is a 2011 model and the boots and stuff looked brand new when I swapped them out to switch to coilovers in 2018. Yes Melbourne is a lot less humid than Sri Lanka and the car's undercarriage has never been washed (I do use my pressure washer to wash the wheel wells thoroughly when washing the car), but I believe shock boots last several years before giving way. Just looking at the photo of the boot again, it looks like your shock is already leaking @Hyaenidae.The inside of the coilspring is darker and has gunk stuck onto the spring due to oil being squirted from the oil seal of the strut. Maybe it's water that's not dried up, but better run your finger around the oil seal to see if there's a leak.
  8. Strange. I wouldn't rule out other things like service stations using harsh chemicals (like kerosene) to wash the undercarriage and wheel wells. Or if you or your regular car wash place use a chemical that degrades rubber.
  9. Maybe it was badly adjusted? If it was an issue in the quality of rubber, I would expect all boots to have similar kind of wear. Is this the left side?
  10. Disconnecting the battery on a car with an EFI engine causes the ECU to be reset. This throws the fuel trims and stuff which contributes to the rough idle. The ECU takes a while to re-learn and let the engine run smoothly. If the car has a factory fitted navigation unit, the map data might be cached in the unit's memory which is volatile. If this is the case, disconnecting the battery without a backup erases the memory which will cause the unit to show the "Insert Correct Map Disc" error. Other obvious things that get wiped are your fuel consumption stats, mileages, radio stations, and other settings depending on options in the car. So no, it's not just hybrids.
  11. Hi Christy, welcome to the forum. You did the right thing by running a scan before determining the issue. Do you still have the Check Engine light on after the repair? If yes, there is still an issue that the ECU is detecting and preventing your car from idling and accelerating. If the Check Engine light does not indicate anymore, then it could be due to the ECU not being reset after the new Oxygen sensor was installed. You'll have to keep the battery disconnected for a while to allow it to reset. If that also doesn't solve it, get your ignition system checked out.
  12. Davy

    Suzuki swift 2008

    Not sure if the excessive cooling fan noise is normal, but they emit quite a bit of noise at high speed. It can get worse if the sound absorption material under the bonnet, or if the plastic engine undertrays are missing. As for #2, if the temperature gauge is showing normal, then you don't have to worry about it. You can't really tell that an engine is too hot simply by "feeling" the temperature. Since it's a second hand car that's over 10 years old, I suggest doing some preventive maintenance like changing all fluids, getting a fuel system clean-up (tune up) done. Especially if there's no verified maintenance history.
  13. Meanwhile... SUVs in Sri Lanka in their natural habitat
  14. Looks amazing! Good to see them in their natural habitat!
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