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  1. When downforce is life, and drag is just a myth...
  2. When your neighbourhood "3 wheel malli" makes it to the ESPN F1 Facebook page. 😂 https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10157829471453759&id=172976613758
  3. I was checking out an Evo X on the classifieds the other day, and it looked very similar to this one. Same Enkei RPF1 wheels, same front lip. I thought it was the same car! Looks clean indeed!
  4. @Naved, welcome to the forum. This question has been asked before, so I've merged your question with an existing thread. Please search before creating new topics. Thanks! The Premio is a Japan only model although imported to Sri Lanka. So you are unlikely to find an English Manual Check t he links above and you might be able to get your hands on a Japanese manual and translate it using Google Translate.
  5. Not sure. trinity works in banking. I work in IT. By the way, there's another member on the forum who owned a CS1, then a CS3 (new owner of my one) and recently an owner of a EX GLS. I saw photos of the car and she is a beauty. I've asked him to share photos here. @s.madura, it has been a few months now... time to share photos and experience.
  6. Never touch the idle adjustment screw. The screw is preset at the factory to work with the ECU. If the IACV was cleaned by spraying throttle body cleaner directly onto it, that would have washed all the carbon into the motor chamber causing it to get stuck. There are two coils inside IACV housing, and they are easily damaged due to wrong cleaning methods. The proper way is to spray throttle body cleaner onto a clean rag and wipe the plunger of the IACV carefully, let it dry and install. Give it a few more kilometres and observe the RPM. The ECU might still be learning. The fluctuation with AC and steering is not something you should worry about unless the RPM drops low enough to cause an engine stall. If the problem still exists after 20km or so, then take the car to the agent and ask them to have a look - they will carry out an inspection free of charge. I say again... do not touch the idle adjustment screw. You will be opening a whole new can of worms if you do.
  7. I have a similar story to @K.o.N.o.S. About 10 years ago when I had my CS3, I was travelling to my grandparents place in Mathugama. This was before the expressway, so I was heading south on Galle Road. At Katukurunda, we decided to to stop at a Cargills supermarket to pick up some stuff. As I was slowing down with my left indicator on, I saw a white CS heading in the opposite direction. The driver and I made eye contact and I knew at that moment that I may know the dude because the car had a GI number - just like mine. I was parked on the side of the road, still in the car and just about to get out when the white car had made a U Turn, and parked in parallel to my car. I put my window down and the passenger of the white car put their window down. He goes "Davy?" This guy is none other than @trinity. 😁 Someone I hadn't even seen in person or had a personal conversation with prior to this. He had made a U Turn just to come and say hi. A few years later, we're visiting each other, working on the other person's car and taking photos of the ladies together. 🙂
  8. 6th April 2019 - At the movies 21st September 2019 - In front of an Auto Spares Shop Gotta love the plates of both the cars. I spoke to the owner of the white one too.
  9. Davy

    Quick Trivia 3

    I think I know this one, but I'll let someone else answer. 🙂
  10. Davy

    Quick Trivia 3

    Thank you! Sorry for the delay. Busy weekend. The floor is open to anyone. 🙂
  11. Davy

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    The first Citroen C3?
  12. If the battery was disconnected during the tune up, the higher RPM could be due to the ECU being reset. Driving a few dozen kilometres should cause the RPM to settle. It's normal for the RPM to fluctuate slightly when load on the engine changes (i.e AC compressor or steering activity). 200 is above what I would call normal, but this too could be due to the ECU re-learning. Just out of curiosity, what was done as part of the tune up? Was the Idle Air Control Valve cleaned?
  13. The MARS branded Audi style headlights look good, but from what I've heard from owners who have installed them, they're horrible when it comes to light output. The OEM projectors are apparently the best. It's a pity Mitsubishi didn't offer projector headlamps as standard. Even the Evo X didn't get them after 2010 or so. None of the Final Editions I've seen has them. They totally change the look of the car. I was contemplating on getting a pair of used Evo X ones for my car and later discovered that 2011 onwards models don't have the self levelling wire harness pre-installed. Early model EXs have them, so the projector lamps is just plug and play. So if I were to install them, the self-levelling wouldn't work and I'd actually have to manually level the headlamps after installing.
  14. Now that's a good looking EX. Says all history is available from first rego as well. Should be good. Much newer car than OP's 2008 one (no ABS sensor issue) and a GLS too. That last photo with the Evo spoiler... 😍 You had to share this instead of a normal photo didn't you?
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    Thanks. Someone please take my turn.
  16. I highly doubt it's to do with ball joints or tie rod ends since the vibration is at idle. @GayanR , Since you say that the vibration stops when you press the brake pedal, it might be that there's a vacuum leak. The mechanic may have forgotten to connect a vacuum line or left one of them improperly connected. You should be able to do a visual inspection around the throttle body and observe each vacuum line. Pay extra attention to the one that goes from the brake booster to the intake manifold. If all the vacuum lines are okay, it might be the ECU still re-learning as Gayanath said. If the job was done with the battery disconnected, this would cause the ECU to reset.
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    Honda Logo GA3
  18. From my experience and from what I've observed with other owners, the slave cylinder on the CS Lancer usually lasts for around 60,000km before starting to give trouble. During my ownership, I've replaced the clutch plate once, but the slave cylinder twice. So it might be this. Note that the slave cylinder is sealed and integrated to the clutch fork which is also connected to the release bearing. The entire unit needs replacement, and cannot be serviced. As for the issue being intermittent, yes it's quite possible to to either of the cylinders failing. As the engine and transmission warm up, the bore of the cylinder expands, and if the hydraulic oil seals inside are old and brittle, it can cause fluid to leak within the unit causing the pedal to not engage/disengage the clutch properly. As first point of the diagnosis, take out the transmission oil filler bolt and check if the oil level is low. The oil level should be just below the filler bolt and a little bit of oil coming out when the bolt is taken out means the oil level is spot on. If the oil level is low, this would explain difficulty in shifting (especially when warm). Next, drain the oil observe the colour and if the oil has any metal shavings. The colour should be a nice and golden with a hint of green/grey. Top up with new oil and take the car for a good drive. This will be a good point to start before taking apart the transmission. I had trouble downshifting to second gear after I bought my car and I did a transmission oil change which sorted it out. People rarely think about manual transmission oil changes, but it does matter although oil changes are not needed as frequently as with automatic transmissions.
  19. I haven't come across the same problem, but it sounds like an issue with the clutch cylinders (most probably the slave/release cylinder inside the transmission). Did you feel a difference in the pedal travel or firmness when this happened? Also, do you know how many kilometers the current clutch has done? If this happens again, try pumping the clutch (depress fully and let go, repeat 3 times) before pressing the clutch and shifting gears. if you could shift normally when you do this, then it's definitely a faulty cylinder - again, most probably the release cylinder.
  20. Your IACV sounds to be OK. If the problem only happens after the engine warms up (you never mentioned that before), and according to the symptoms described, it could be a faulty ignition coil. Do you get a Check Engine light when the engine stalls?
  21. Was that a yes to the morning RPM behaviour? Please check my previous post and answer my first question. If aerosol was sprayed directly onto the IACV, there's a possibility that the carb cleaner could have damaged the coils inside the IACV. From memory the QG15 engine has a plunger type IACV that needs to be cleaned with care. The correct way to clean it is to spray carb cleaner to a clean rag and wipe the IACV clean. If your car doesn't behave the way I've mentioned in my previous post, the IACV is likely to be faulty. I think you should first check the IACV and then the Throttle Position Sensor before thinking of replacing the throttle body.
  22. It is worth noting that the built-in hydrometer only shows the status of one cell. So there's the possibility that the cell that the indicator is installed on is either better or worse than the rest. There's also the possibility that electrolyte on the area of the indicator is of a different consistency than the rest of the battery. A gentle shake of the battery should cause the electrolyte to evenly distribute across all cells. This is the most likely cause in OP's case. In any case as others have mentioned above, the voltage of the battery is a better measure than the built-in hydrometer.
  23. When you start the car in the morning, does the RPM rise to around 1500 initially and gradually reduce to normal (i.e. around 700) as the engine reaches operating temperature? Also, how did you clean the IACV? Did you spray a cleaning aerosol directly onto the valve?
  24. When you run out of face masks and DIY is life. The successor to the N95 mask... The K&N95! 😂
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