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  1. Davy

    Any experience with colonial motors

    As others have already said, I'd pick Mazna over Colonial any time based on experience with both of them.
  2. Hi Dinushka, welcome to the forum! The forum is not a place where automotive repair services are carried out. Members can only recommend you garages and workshops based on their past experience. Also, I'd highly advise against sharing your phone number on a public forum.
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    Good dash cam for the Car

    This is my go-to site for Dashcams: https://dashboardcamerareviews.com According to this site, the Viafo 1119 (now has a V2) seems to be the best value for money. It seems to be a copy of the Street Guardian cameras which are highly popular in Australia. I'm using a Mini0806 atm and been using it for 3.5 years now. I think they've addressed most of the issues in the 0806, but the battery issue is still a problem. I bought two of them and the battery failed within a year or so and both of them are now running on the second battery that I've purchased on eBay and replaced with. That too has issues sometimes (sounds the "low battery" alarm but keeps recording). So I've disconnected the speaker. They now have a Mini0906 which is a dual camera and is the cheapest dual dashcam out there (see link above). I believe this has caps instead of a battery. If you want a dual cam set up, this is worth looking into as well IMO. Agree. Totally worth it in warm climates like Sri Lanka. Especially if you have the car parked in the sun during the day. The SanDisk card I had would just crap out when the sun comes up and then I replaced it with a Samsung Evo card which was much better. That too gave issues on warm days and the camera forces to format the card before proceeding (I guess file system corrupt due to heat). It has been a smooth sail with the Transcend High Endurance card.
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    Honda Civic EK3 2000 - Cold Start Problem

    According to your other thread, you mentioned that you followed up a fuel consumption issue by getting a tune up done. So if your cold start issue came up after the tune, it could be because they cleaned the throttle body incorrectly, causing carbon deposits to get lodged inside the idle air control valve mechanism and thereby causing it to stick. If this is the issue, properly cleaning the idle control mechanism will fix it. In your other thread, you mentioned that the Check Engine indicator doesn't work. This is something you need to address as soon as possible. When the diagnostic scan was done, were any error codes retrieved?
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    Less than 1000cc car

    Hi Sanjeewa, welcome to the forum. It you want members to help, you're going to have to provide more details than that.
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    Toyota Vios 2003 Head Gasket Trouble

    A blown head gasket is no reason to replace the engine. Just buy the gasket overhaul kit, repair it and you're done. With a reconditioned engine, you never know what you are going to get. It might be worse than the engine on the car. How many kilometres on the car? Does it show signs of wear like smoke from the exhaust or burning oil?
  7. Hi MaheshK2, Welcome to the forum! That's just the way it is. The evaporator is inside the dashboard. Some mechanics make it seem like a job that will put their life at risk to make it look complicated and expensive. In reality, it's just removing dash trims, console, sometimes a bit of AC plumbing and motor chamber to access it - not the entire dashboard. Take it to another AC repair shop and get it leak tested again properly to make sure it isn't the plumbing in the engine bay that's leaking. Good luck!
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    Guess who bought a Lancer EX

    Oh this is @E L N I N O's EX. Maybe he can shed some light. The engine cover appears to be a different, larger version. Makes the engine look much bigger.
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    Daihatsu mira 2015/16

    Please search the forum.
  10. Just read this! Great writeup mate! And nice colour choice! 😍
  11. That is no reason to replace the ECU. Don't waste your money. Run away from that mechanic as fast as you can. The first thing you need to do is get a diagnostic scan done to make sure there are no error codes. The ignition signal in OBD2 systems works by sensing the Crank Position Sensor signal. So get your Crank Position Sensor checked out. It maybe as simple as a bad Crank Position Sensor. Don't blindly replace the ECU without checking simple things first.
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    Does anyone have this rubber piece and plastic?

    The white ring that caps the grommet into the headlight housing might be a bit difficult to find IMO as it's specific to the headlight design. If you're unable to find it and you have the other side, try 3D printing? Finding a matching grommet should be easy like tiv said.
  13. What's the issue with the ECU?
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    Guess who bought a Lancer EX

    From what I can tell, It doesn't touch the cylinder head when the cover is installed. There's a very slight gap. I'll check to make sure. Correct, the Evo and the RA share the same lightweight Aluminium bonnet. From memory, the Evo (if no sunroof is opted for) also has an Aluminium roof. The RA doesn't.
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    Guess who bought a Lancer EX

    The issue with the Lancer is that there's a rubber wheather strip on the top of the bumper directly in front of the intake, and that seals the bonnet with the bumper restricting airflow. Is it the same with the Montero as well? The Lancer CS also had the same design for the air intake, but it had plenty of space for air to reach the intake through the larger grille and unobstructed space between the radiator and grill. As for the turbo compensating for it, my observation is that Mitsubishi has opened up the air intake more on the RalliArt and the Evo X (and as seen on one of my previous posts, even cut out a vent on the bumper on the most powerful Evo X). So my opinion is that it becomes more important to have proper airflow for forced induction engines. This restriction of course doesn't play a major role in day to day driving. But from what I have read on Mitsubishi forums, NA Lancer owners claim to have experienced a slight increase in power after cutting out the plastic to channel more air into the intake. @Hyaenidae, as promised, here's the under side of the engine cover. I remember the sound deadening material being bigger than this, but it's rather small. 😐 Engine bay showing insulation on firewall and similar aluminium heat shields. Also note the bigger cutout for the air intake (barely in the photo). Oh and @Hyaenidae, note the yellowing of the power steering fluid reservoir. 😋 And the underside of the bonnet with insulation. Note the passenger side (left) air vent on the bonnet sits flush with the air intake and lets in more air. The aluminium part in the centre is the centre air vent that channels air for the turbo that sits at the back of the engine bay.
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    Guess who bought a Lancer EX

    I see. I thought it was just bare metal exposed. This is normal and what I expected to see. The soundproofing is under the carpet. I think they do it that way because the spongy soundproofing material isn't exposed to the elements. Also, I see that the exhaust manifold heat shield is also there, which reduces engine heat from being transferred to the firewall significantly. Yes, the wool like padding. And it isn't removed to increase cooling efficiency. Finally found that YouTube video I was talking about.
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    Guess who bought a Lancer EX

    I assume this is to keep the cost down unfortunately. These are all standard in other markets. This was seen on the CS series imported brand new as well where no bonnet heat sheild was available and no trunk lid lining provided. The lining on the firewall also acts as a heat sheild because the firewall separates the cabin from the engine. No lining means the AC has to work more to keep the cabin cool. I'm a bit surprised to hear that there is no soundproofing material under the engine cover. Fully sealed doesn't mean fully soundproof. Although detonation cannot be heard from outside at full strength, noise from the block is heard from outside as the space inside the block is accommodated by solids and air mostly which are great sound conductors. Engines have become quieter and smoother than before, but not "electric car level" quiet. Usually, covers are designed to channel sound into them from the bottom, so it absorbs a bit of mechanical noise from things outside the engine block as well. I remember seeing a great YouTube video on it. Will share if I find.
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    Guess who bought a Lancer EX

    1. Aesthetics. It improves the look of the engine bay 2. Protection. It prevents dust and debris accumulation on the engine cover and around the ignition coils, injectors and fuel rail. 3. Noise suppression. The engine cover has a thick spongy layer (the OEM one does at least) that absorbs much of the noise emitted from the valve body.
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    Guess who bought a Lancer EX

    Seeing all these engine bays reminds me of a common mod that Aussie guys do to their Lancers to get a bit more power. You see that grill just in front of the air intake snorkel? When the bonnet is closed, that's the only place that lets in air into the opening of the air intake. It's so damn restrictive because air comes in through the front grille, up into that small grille and then into the air intake. This means the car, in it's stock form suffocates a bit when you put the foot down as the airway is small. The mod is to (not for the purist) cut the plastic grille to make the opening a bit bigger. Some even swap it with a RalliArt snorkel. Others even do this. It's an aftermarket cut out for the bumper to allow proper airflow. The FQ400 Evo X comes with that cutout from the factory.
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    Exporting a vehicle out of Sri Lanka

    Hi! The following thread might help with some of your questions.
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    Guess who bought a Lancer EX

    Is it empty or do I see water or something in the bottom half? Nevertheless, that needs to be looked into @trinity.
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    NISSAN FB 15 - AIR BAG LIGHT

    When the diagnostic scan was done, it would have revealed one or more error codes. Do you know what the actual error is? The code would point to what is actually faulty. So find out what the error is before blindly replacing parts.
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    Toyota TownAce Chassis Number

    A quick Google search says 058 is white or warm white. It probably darkened in the engine bay due to dirt and grime and looks like beige. So the colour shown through the blue on the chassis number is the original colour of the vehicle. I'm not sure to be honest. But the points stated by iRage above makes a lot of sense.
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    Toyota TownAce Chassis Number

    Yeah it looks like the original colour of that Town Ace was beige and painted in blue. The unique part of the chassis number appears to have been masked during painting as Twin Turbo said. The chassis number should also be printed on the info sticker in the passenger side door jamb under "FRAME NO". You can check the original paint code from there as well.
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    Quick Trivia 3

    It's actually a Mark 2, but close enough. Floor is yours mate.
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