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  1. Davy

    rpm problem

    Agree. If this started happening immediately after battery replacement, it's probably because the ECU was reset. Driving a few kms in mixed conditions (with AC on) should allow time for the ECU to re learn.
  2. Can you please explain the current law and how its different from what's explained in that discussion? Would be interesting to know.
  3. Hi, welcome to the forum. The "current scenario" is exactly what the OP of the quoted thread has asked. Old discussion or not, the law is the law. The advice given in that thread still applies. @Crosswind, since you are one of the first to respond in the thread, can you please confirm this is correct?
  4. Davy

    Order Brand New Car

  5. The Potenza is a performance tyre. So softer compound = better grip + relatively faster wear. But like I've said in my RalliArt thread, they're the best tyres I've ever used. Then again my car is mostly a weekender and I prefer the handling and grip over service life. If your car is daily driven, you might want to settle for something for comfort and economy. However, it's your personal preference. The Potenzas will be significantly expensive. Especially if you're talking about RE003.
  6. Davy

    WHICH octane for VITZ?

    Threads merged. Thanks @matroska for pointing out.
  7. Davy

    Temperature indicator (blue)

    Your engine has a Coolant Temperature Sensor. It's basically a resistor that changes it's value based on the temperature of the coolant. The sensor is mounted somewhere on the engine in such a way that it's tip touches the actual coolant that's flowing around in the engine. So as the coolant becomes warm as a result of the engine running, the resistance changes. This signal is interpreted by the ECU. When it reaches a certain value (the operating temperature), the blue light turns off. It depends on the car, if it's petrol or diesel, type of engine and so on. Coolant is under pressure, so it can take more heat than when the liquid is under atmospheric pressure. A general range under normal operating temperature would be something between 90C and just above 100C.
  8. Davy

    Riding With Learners Permit

    Scroll up and read the post by CJ5.
  9. Davy

    Requires a higher rpm to shift gears

    Hi @Jitha000, welcome to the forum! If the cold start RPM isn't stable, it could be due to carbon deposits in your throttle body and idle control mechanism. This explains why the car lacks power as well. When did you last do a fuel system clean up (tune up)? If you haven't got one done, suggest you do that first. Clean the throttle body, spark plugs, injectors and replace the air filter if you haven't done so in a while. Also get a diagnostic scan done while you are at it.
  10. Davy

    Riding With Learners Permit

    @Arzath, welcome to the forum. Your question has been discussed before. Read this thread. I have merged it with your question. For more information, search the forum.
  11. What he meant was that the car turned into a bad old one quickly. Not that the car was fast. 🙄
  12. Davy

    Toyota Vitz 2016

    Three threads merged. Thanks @matroska for pointing out. @Praveen_Auto, please stop opening a new thread for each new question you have about a car.
  13. Davy

    Suzuki StingRay Seat Heaters

    Why do you have to switch them on in the first place? Seat warmers are meant to be used during winter or very cold weather when the seats are uncomfortably cold to sit on or if you feel really cold. Your Suzuki Stingray is a car made for the Japanese Domestic Market. A country where it gets extremely cold in winter. In Sri Lanka, seat warmers are useless.
  14. I understand what you mean. The blogs section feels like it lacks engagement between the original poster and responses as it's a separate section from the forums. Thanks for the feedback. @MADZ what can we do about this? Maybe the Forums home page can have a blogs section alongside "General Automotive", "DIY" etc?
  15. @[email protected], Please stop spamming the forum by creating duplicate threads. You have three threads with "what is the best option???" as the title and members have been kind enough to respond to you each time you created a new thread. Ask your questions about your car purchase on this thread. Three threads merged.
  16. Davy

    Experts Need your help

    @Deshanbro, you already have opened a thread asking for assistance with your car purchase. A new thread is not required to re-iterate about the same thing. Advise you stick to this thread and ask all your questions here. Thanks! Threads merged.
  17. So much energy here in Melbourne as the F1 2019 season kicks off! Botas you beauty. What a lead!

    1. MADZ


      Yeah Bottas had a good race and what a disappointing start for Ricciardo!

    2. Davy


      Yeah, his first race with the new team as well. Was disappointing indeed. :( Hope he picks himself up at Bahrain in two weeks. 

    3. pug306xsi


      and Hope ferrari picks up the pace... all that winter testing was a too much of a tease...

  18. The cars that you have asked questions about (Vezel, Allion etc.) have already been extensively discussed in multiple threads. Did you try searching the forum first? The "free knowledge" you're talking about is already available, you just need to search a bit. Vezel Search Results | Allion Search Results As for SEO, they work by looking mainly at tags and thread title. All search tags on this thread (defined by you) speak nothing of the actual model. It's "3 million car", "4 million suv" and so on, but your original post is about Honda Vezel. While I appreciate you making the effort to create search tags (some members don't even bother to do so), the tags you've created don't really help anyone searching for Vezel. Also, I'm not sure if you noticed, but I left your thread about Lexus RX 300 alone, because I searched and couldn't find sufficient information or an existing thread. Your threads have little to do with the actual models in question... it's about your inability to decide which one to buy for your 4 million budget. So the best course of action is to create one thread so that members can give their ideas about the cars that you are considering to help you make a decision. It's done to help you. Finally, there are new threads created every single day and if every member creates a new thread for each vehicle that comes into their minds, regular members here will have no other work than type the same thing over and over again. So you as a newbie should first try to search and try to find information on your own. So please continue your discussion here.
  19. @hustlehard, For the couple of weeks you've been a member of the forum, you have opened 5 (redundant) threads. Stop creating new topics for each new vehicle that pops up into your mind. If you keep doing this, the moderator team will be forced to add you to the moderated members list where you will not be able to post without approval. Consider this an informal warning. Three other similar threads merged into this. @Hyaenidae, thanks for pointing out. I really don't follow these "which vehicle can I buy for X amount of rupees" threads, so threads like this are missed.
  20. Davy

    Suzuki StingRay Seat Heaters

    Technically, all cars with seat warmers have seat cooling. It just starts working as soon as you turn the seat warmers off.
  21. Davy

    Electric water pump

    No, that's not right either. Water pumps last a really long time, especially if you have coolant in your system instead of tap water. What happens usually with water pumps is that the bearing gives way or the seal starts leaking. It doesn't need to be replaced so early unless there's an issue. Ask him to show you the original water pump that he took off the car. Snap a photo of it and share here. While you have it in your hand, try spinning the propeller to feel if it spins smoothly. Also check if the propeller has excessive free play (try to move it laterally). As for a good garage, I'm afraid another member will have to help you out as I'm out of the country and I've lost touch about good workshops. The only place I can recommend is the agent.
  22. I've scuffed up mine so bad that there's more black plastic visible than white under there. The area I live has a lot of speed bumps and I manage to catch at least one of them even after slowing down to a snail's pace. 😣 Been talking to a few others and everyone suggested a front splitter.
  23. http://www.motortraffic.gov.lk/web/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=111&Itemid=122&lang=en
  24. The front wheel gap on these cars are truly hideous. It was the same on mine. Yep, you just compromise on a bit of comfort to get more stability. If it's too stiff, you can try and play around with the damper setting knobs on the coilover to make the ride a bit softer on rough roads. I have mine set to about 60% hard after trying 50% and 75%. 50 is too soft for my liking (very close to stock shocks, so if you dial it down a bit, you can get the stock feel. But where's the fun in that? 😁 ).
  25. Davy

    Electric water pump

    It certainly sounds like your mechanic is taking you for a ride. First of all, I'm pretty sure that the cooling fan in the engine bay can be taken out without having to take out the radiator in the Axio. So your mechanic would have simply had to swap out the fan without touching the coolant or anything else. 1. Maybe he disassembled the radiator to get to the fan and reassembled everything, which would mean he drained the coolant. After refilling, the cooling system needs to be bled to remove air bubbles trapped in the system. He may have not done that, causing the excess coolant in the reservoir to be pulled into the radiator. This can cause the expansion tank to lose coolant. 2. Bullshit. Pardon my language, but I can't believe mechanics actually say all sorts of fairy tales like this to fool customers. 3. It sure looks like that to me. Take your car to a different, good, garage or the agent and get the coolant topped up, bled out and monitor for a few days.