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    2. Hyaenidae

      Hyaenidae

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      The Lance Evo on the other hand has always been a halo car that showcased all that Mitsubishi can do.

      Well, unfortunately, MMC is all about SUVs these days, they might as well choose an SUV as their "halo car" and leave the legendary evolution name as it is, a remnant of the glory days of MMC

    3. □AVANTE□

      □AVANTE□

      Well be optimistic everyone, in a time of ever increasing EVs, bland econoboxes, crossovers & so on, the Evo & supra have returned! I don't care about sacrilege because as long as there are beautiful, fun to drive cars (especially with iconic JDM nameplates) I'm happy. Now let's wait for a revived MR2, RX car & S2000

    4. Davy

      Davy

      I'll reserve my comments for when it's actually here. 🤐

       

  1. So much energy here in Melbourne as the F1 2019 season kicks off! Botas you beauty. What a lead!
     

    1. MADZ

      MADZ

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

    2. Davy

      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

      pug306xsi

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

  2. It's a sad day for DIYers and petrolheads who know the value of this man's work. I must have been around ten years old when I first peered in awe through the pages of a Haynes manual. It was one for a Renault 12 that belonged to my grandfather. That manual is probably one of the reasons for why I don't mind some grease under my fingernails, and what inspired me to get one for almost every car I've owned. 

    Rest in peace Mr Haynes.

    https://www.topgear.com/car-news/founder-haynes-manual-john-haynes-has-died

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    2. Davy

      Davy

      Factory Workshop Manuals, as the name suggests are for the use by authorised dealers and service centres and they're supplied by the manufacturer and circulated among these parties only. This is because the manufacturer usually gets a cut from vehicle services through dealers and agents after their cars are sold (spares mainly). So although we're able to find workshop manuals online, they're technically copyrighted and cannot be circulated publicly. I believe the manufacturer supplies special tools and diagnostic equipment to these dealers as the manuals usually indicate tools required. 

      Haynes is a third party company that print their own versions of manuals and they're available to be purchased and used by anyone. I believe some of the content (torque specifications, capacities and tolerances) are obtained from the respective manufacturers. The manuals are usually assuming that special tools (only available with the authorised dealers) are not available and are written with the regular person in mind. Some of the manuals even cover common issues and things to look out for in certain cars - content that's not available in Factory Workshop Manuals 

      Hope this makes sense. 

    3. GK_007

      GK_007

      I did not know of this guy. So did a search. guess what, he was actually born in Sri Lanka. 

      https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bbc.com/news/amp/uk-england-47

    4. Hyaenidae

      Hyaenidae

      Thanks @Davy. Found an ETCG video explaining the difference 

       

  3. Permit threads permit threads everywhere. ?

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    2. fiat fan

      fiat fan

      @iRage i had the same feeling. But the S4s in UK are harima ganan ?

       

      So Im forced to wait!

    3. nisala4423

      nisala4423

      if someone can make a post including the prices of vehicles for permit that would be great :( im lost here so many different importers and so many different prices.. one import honda civic for 3m one for 5m :3 

    4. matroska

      matroska

      well that's almost impossible - i mean there are 1000's of importers and various models. Best option is for individuals to check prices with a few importers then go to the numerous Japanese auction sites get a rough idea about prices and factor in the tax etc. As a potential buyer one has to do their research/homework than expect others to do it for them. for example you go to a UK used car site and find out that the Civic 1L goes for about 20,000 GBP and add the 17.5 Mill tax for 1000 cc and get a rough price (also keep in mind the costs for insurance and freights.) 

  4. Any retro gaming enthusiasts on the forum? Nintendo, Atari, Famicom, C64? :)

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    2. matroska

      matroska

      Got a Gameboy Play-it-loud (transparent) version on 12-1-1998 it was one of the last revisions of the gameboy. I loved it so much i think i still have the bill/warranty  somewhere(I still remember the shop name was LaOx and the city was Akihabara)  -sadly the thing packed up about 7 years later :(:( i also had one of em mandatory Chinese NES Knockoffs with contra, mario etc... used to trade cartridges and lost many of them and some were confiscated at school. There used to be a tuk-tuk driver near our home who used to be an avid gamer and Once the second set of game-pads went bust and I was hooked onto PC gaming gave it away to him no idea what happened afterwards cos i got to know he was in jail :D 

      I've been emulating everything from Gameboy ,NES,N64 to PS2 during the last few years.... thanks for reminding me of this i think it's time to download some roms and emulators :D 

    3. asrock

      asrock

      I also had a Chinese knock-off of the Atari 2600 I think (or at least the housing was the same), that my mom bought for me because I had completed all the games for the Game Boy and we couldn't find any new game cartridges in Kandy. I think I played it for 6 months or so and ripped it open when the joy stick cracked :D I remember that the middle part where you pop in the cartridge was not even wired. All the games were embedded, had like 100 shitty games.  @matroska I also emulated a game or two but I soon lost interest because you can't get the actual feeling of playing on an hand held or console.

    4. Davy

      Davy

      Nice! 

      The earliest memories I have of my childhood is of me playing Grand Prix on an Atari 2600 that belonged to my father. I may have been 4 or 5. Back then, there were no other games or consoles to compare it against, so it was the best thing that ever happened to me. :D I remember spending hours on that console and my father even got a second joystick so that I can play with him. 

      Then when I was about 7 or 8, I got a Chinese knock-off NES with all of the games I cherish to this day (I believe it's the same on that @matroska had, because mine had Mario, Contra, Gradius, Battle City (Tank 1990), Road Fighter, F1 Race, Galaga and many more in built games. The good thing about the console was that it had a functional NES cartridge slot. I was gifted many genuine Nintendo cartridges and I still have them.

      As for the consoles, we moved house in 2009 or so and my mother has thought the consoles are worthless and has "donated" them to some kid in the old neighbourhood. I discovered only a couple of years ago that they are gone. :( Those classic consoles are worth a lot these days and complete sets go for over Rs. 50,000 now.

      I too have been emulating my favourite games for a while now. However, there are Bluetooth wireless controllers now and I got a pair a few weeks ago. I must say that they've been the best thing I've purchased in a while. I can now run the game on a tablet or phone and cast it on the TV and it's just like the good old days again! :) The 8bitdo ones are the best IMO (the controls feel and behave like the real deal. And no input lag although it's wireless), but there are many cheap Chinese ones out there too. 

      I'm also thinking of getting the classic editions that Nintendo have been releasing, just for authenticity's sake. There's a NES, SNES, Atari and even a C64 mini edition that were released by the actual companies a few years ago. 

      NES Classic:

      https://www.nintendo.com/nes-classic/

       

      SNES Classic (this is the UK/Australia version):

      https://www.nintendo.com.au/snes-classic/

       

      Google "Atari Flashback" for the Atari 2600 and "C64 mini" for the Commodore 64 mini. 

       

  5. Drama at the F1 race today in Melbourne. Looks like it'll be another win for Vettel if he doesn't do anything crazy. With half the race remaining, you never know. But damn... what a race so far!

    1. Magnum

      Magnum

      Yep! A good start for Ferrari

  6. On the way home from the airport on the Katunayake expressway in a new Nissan Caravan. The driver has no regard for the speed limit, lane rules or other vehicles. I'm holding on to a bar (and my dear life) inside the van, both feet pressed against the floor. Yes, it has no seat belts. I'm asking myself "obata sathutui da dan?"

    1. matroska

      matroska

      it's his way of welcoming you back to the miracle of asia :D 

  7. Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas! 

    1. iRage

      iRage

      Merry Christmas Davy !

  8. Looks like PhotoBucket.com updated their image hosting policy. You can't use your photos on third party websites using a free account anymore, so all image links on the forum pointing to PhotoBucket are now broken. Time to maintain all photos within the forum itself.

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    2. asrock

      asrock

      The last image I tried to upload was 4.3MB or something, the progress bar reaches 100% but I got an error message. But some times I'm able to upload without a problem, maybe something with my internet connection.

    3. Davy

      Davy

      Maybe you can resize the images before uploading so that the file size is lower. I always make sure the max width of the images I upload here are about 1280px and the file size is a few hundred kilobytes. For a forum, I think this works well. 

    4. asrock

      asrock

      Yeah next time I'll try that. Thanks.

  9. Back home in Sri Lanka! :)

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    2. The Don

      The Don

      I think in SL one must be glad to own any car at all these days :)

    3. Davy

      Davy

      @MADZ, oh yeah. Happened last year as well. :) 

       

    4. Magnum
  10. Now that's how you bring a Celica back to life. Wow! Just Wow!!

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    Photo credit: Octane Heads

  11. Happiness is watching the reaction on wife's face as she drives the Mitsi for the first time. :)

    1. MADZ

      MADZ

      so all this time you did not let her drive your Mitsi? :)

    2. Davy

      Davy

      She only got her probationary licence recently, and there are certain restrictions on learners driving turbocharged vehicles. I offered, but being the law abiding citizen she is, she wanted to wait. :) 

  12. That moment when the previous owner of your car, pulls up next to you at a red light and says "Hey mate, how's the car?"

    1. PreseaLover

      PreseaLover

      I meet my previous owner two three times a month at Breeze bar :D we talk about the presea everytime we meet and now he regrets selling it to me he says...

  13. Driving on Sri Lankan roads after two years. Feels like the number of retards has grown exponentially.

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    2. matroska

      matroska

      I can imagine. I was away for a few months and when i got back last year i felt like it had gotten a lot crazier. It took me 3 months to get used to it. The collective moronity in our roads is overwhelming

    3. Magnum

      Magnum

      Are you like gone there forever?

    4. Davy

      Davy

      @matroska: Yeah. I honestly didn't think just two years of driving abroad could cause me to have to get used to driving here. I guess I got too comfortable with driving in Australia. :)

      @Magnum: Nope, I will be coming back.

  14. Dreams do come true... sometimes with 237 horsepower. ;)

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    2. asrock

      asrock

      congratz dude! very nice car.

    3. s.madura

      s.madura

      when are you starting the new thread. waiting for mor info & pics

    4. Davy

      Davy

      Thank you @isam, @fiat fan & @asrock.

      @s.madura, will start it as soon as I find some free time to write all the info. This weekend most probably. Stay tuned! :)

  15. Anyone on the forum who can comment on the Mitsubishi TC-SST transmission? Been reading/hearing mixed comments about it. Thanks!

  16. Goodbye CS3... Thank you for not letting me down for the past six years. :')

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    2. LashNeo

      LashNeo

      @Davy: machan, About what workplace these guys are talking about? is it where we used to work together? I would love to see the good old CS3 around again. You see, the office car park is nothing but an eyesore filled with Vesels and GP5's these days... We need some cool cars from the past.

    3. Davy

      Davy

      @LashNeo: It's where I used to work before working together with you machan.

      I had a couple of photos of the car park. One taken in 2010 when it was filled with good cars like that stunning BMW E34. The other taken just last year when about 4 -5 Prius's can be seen parked in a row. Sigh.

    4. LashNeo

      LashNeo

      Haiyyo!! I was hoping to see s.madura flaunting the CS3 at our car park.. too bad.

  17. Is it just me or isn't the "Quote" button working on IE 11? :S

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    2. asrock

      asrock

      I like firefox :)

    3. Davy

      Davy

      Although I have nothing against Chrome, I have been using IE mainly because the work I do has lead me to work much closer with IE than any other browser, therefore I use IE.

      Plus, as The Don said, IE 11 has actually given hope for IE because it's much faster. Chrome spawns a separate process for each tab you open which is heavy on the CPU whereas IE runs them in separate threads.

    4. kushan

      kushan

      ic.. haven't check IE 11 yet, but memories are cheaper these days,so why bother with it. You need to burn some gas to gain the speed :)

  18. 2.0L V4 Capri MK1 on the classifieds! Son of a.... WoW!

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    2. trinity

      trinity

      Davy, you got my mail rite?

    3. Hoonigan

      Hoonigan

      The dicussion on the car on CCS page escalated real fast :D

    4. Davy

      Davy

      @trinity: Got your mail. Replied. :)

  19. Looks like we'll all have to sell our cars & buy Axios. Apparently that's the best sedan out there.

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    2. Uditha88

      Uditha88

      The problem I see here is, social & economical status of us has pushed us to cheat to our soul when it comes to buy a car for personal use. we bother economy, maintenance cost & resale value than anything though our subconscious mind loves to particular make/model. Isn't that the noble truth?

    3. Hoonigan

      Hoonigan

      No Machan, for some, a car is just a utility. For example, I could not care less about what brand of watch I wear. But there's bunch of people who collect them as a hobby. What's stupid is for me to go on a collectors' forum and tell them to sell their Rados cos my Casio tells the time perfectly.

    4. Crosswind

      Crosswind

      True. non-quartz rados run at 28800bph and quartz casios oscillate at 32768 Hz. Theoretically, casios can give 4000 times accuracy than rado :) so let's tell Jaliya to throw all his rados away (preferably in my direction) :)

  20. Tesla Model S, BMW i8 a possibility as per H!tAd today. Hmmm...

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    2. Crosswind

      Crosswind

      U know whats funny... these monkeys will start driving electric cars without using indicator lights and headlights to save on battery and will end up being a hazard to all of us on the road. After all, we live in a country of thel hingannas who drive downhill on neutral gear.

    3. Crosswind

      Crosswind

      My second fear is this electric shit catches up, it will put a tremendous strain on our electricity grid. Even with norochchoalai fully operational, we still have a power crisis. So these people will be a nuisqnce to the whole country. Do remember that we generate power thru highly polluting sources like coal, furnace oil and high sulfur diesel. So it will be much worse for our environent. Hope our idiot politicians undertand this.

    4. Gummybr

      Gummybr

      @The Don; whats the point machang, I have done my job of informing the customer what he believes is upto him and if he does make that mistake he will remember me and think back to what a fool he was.

  21. Guys, anyone know of a place from where I can buy gasket material (sheets)? Thanks!

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    2. Davy

      Davy

      :P On time hopefully... Will keep u posted!
    3. MkX

      MkX

      It available in Panchikawatta. But not sure about the exact place.

    4. Davy

      Davy

      @MkX, Thanks! I managed to find a genuine part from the agents. :)

  22. After 5 years of flawless running, I had forgotten what if feels like when the car suddenly stalls in the middle of the road... Got a good reminder yesterday, and I'll remember this for quite some time.

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    2. Davy

      Davy

      @NRX, Camshaft position sensor error was returned when a diagnosis was done.

    3. NRX

      NRX

      I thought the garage was closed :D

    4. Davy

      Davy

      :P Well it's like this... I went to the garage early morning because the car stalled twice the previous day. Kept it slow with AC off and I reached the garage without stalling at all. Did the scan, got the error and I was stupid enough to come back to colombo in the car itself to get the new sensor. Bad decision... Car stalled at several places (for 30 mins sometimes). Managed to reach the garage somehow after a few stalls, but they've closed for the day. :D
  23. Ah... That feeling when you drive the car for the first time after a suspension repair. :)

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    2. Magnum

      Magnum

      how much did it cost you for the parts?

    3. Davy

      Davy

      About 29K for the front shocks, 22K for the 2 busted engine mounts. 12K for the bearings + axel oil seal and a small amount for other parts + re-setting wheel alignment etc. Parts were bought from the agents except for the shocks (KYB bought from [email protected]@S). Set me back about 70K in total with labour. :S

    4. Magnum

      Magnum

      because gasoline car :P

      for me it would have cost much more than that

  24. Damn, exceeded my 25 gig download limit and now running on 64kbps. Sucks! :-S

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    2. Davy

      Davy

      I see... So there's a 10 hour window of 8mbps even after hitting the limit. That's over 30 gigs! :D Not bad. Thanks terra!

    3. Magnum

      Magnum

      unlimited internet :D

    4. Davy

      Davy

      Made use of the trick last night, kept the router on for 10 hours and downloaded a truckload of stuff! :D 0mb deducted from February! :D

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