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  1. Could you tell me right quick what would be a better motor for my Hiace, a Gallo 12 or a Gallo 24? 

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    2. tiv

      tiv

      Btw I saw this epic looking KDH, custom body kit, lowered / stanced really well, Pearl white with everything else smoked,

      on 19" or more rims, in KANDY! :DMade my day

    3. Magnum

      Magnum

      @tiv I think the van you are referring to is owned by one of my friend :D

    4. tiv

      tiv

      Give him a thumbs up for me

      It is very rare to see tastefully modified vehicles in the road now. Esp in Kandy 

      Adds variety than the Subaru or civic you see on the roads daily 

      Either it's stock or raped

  2. Assume there's two imaginary engines.

    One is a 2.0L engine producing 150bhp at 5500rpm and 200nm of torque at 4500rpm.

    The other engine is a 2.5L producing 150bhp at 3500rpm and 200nm of torque at 2500rpm

    Given the fact everything else is identical which engine would perform better in a race track scenario?

    I understand the 2.0L would perform better in day to day driving on normal roads.

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    2. MV-5

      MV-5

      if 2.5L engine produce  150 bhp  at 3500 RPM , so the torque at 3500 RPM is 305 Nm , 

      torque at 2500 = 200 Nm

      torque at 3500 = 305 Nm 

      So its max power is still somewhere beyond thew 4500 RPM , so 2.5L engine max power is far better than 2.0 L engine.

       

    3. MrCat

      MrCat

      That`s actually wrong.   200nm of torque at 2500rpm is the Maximum torque produced by the engine.  Torque against engine speed curve is never linear.  

    4. MV-5

      MV-5

      it is nearly impossible to teach "vector space" to a second grade school student.

  3. Thinking of getting a subwoofer down from Japan via the Ceylon shipping lines. Bad idea?

    1. tiv
    2. Magnum

      Magnum

      Yeah it's better to buy it in SL or bring it down alone with spare parts in a container

  4. Imagine the following situations:

    You come across another vehicle

    1.which has misaligned lights (HID/LED) and it's making you difficult to see the road.

    2. Which has one headlight on high beam at all times even when the other one is switched to low beam

    3. Which doesn't turn off the high beam.

    What would you do in these situations?

    A. Flash your high beam once and switch back to low beam immediately

    B. Turn on your high beams as well

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    2. tiv

      tiv

      A--> B ---> B + Lightbar

    3. terrabytetango

      terrabytetango

      @tiv how useful is a lightbar really? i mean the beam is concentrated on a narrow area is it not?

    4. tiv

      tiv

      I use a combo bar.

      The middle ones are spot and the sides are flood. Basically lens stuff

      Most people buy the spot bar as it shoots the furthest but in real world it is useless 

      This gives a very wide beam and covers the proximites as well

      Certainly not road legal I guess 

       

  5. You guys saw the posts on Facebook regarding the stickers and some other modifications on a bus being ordered to be removed? I feel kind of bad for the owner 

    1. matroska

      matroska

       as per the posts there were some good facilities  on board such as  chargers, cool box etc. ok maybe the stickers and the pink - neons were a bit too garish but still stuff like chargers refrigerator etc are welcome. 

    2. Magnum

      Magnum

      True that, I guess the cops still haven't figured what's safe and unsafe modifications. To be honest even the fancy paint job isn't a major issue, it's a common mod for commercial vehicles in most countries

    3. Crosswind

      Crosswind

      Its not really what cops figure out or not, is the question. The bottom line is, those modifications are illegal and the courts made the ruling according to the prevailing law. True that selective justice is the system that exists in the country but selective justice is still better than no justice at all.

  6.  How much is Adblue in SL?

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    2. ajm

      ajm

      no its added to a separate tank,and sprayed tiny amounts into the exhaust manifold by an injector. not a fuel additive which goes in the fuel tank.

    3. Magnum

      Magnum

      I see so it's no big deal. Btw the DPF issue seems to be more in the ones with DPF regeneration button than the ones with auto DPF regeneration. Atleast that's how it is in Hiace. From 2013 onwards Hiace came with a button for DPF regeneration and they seem to be getting clogged easily.

      Euro 6 also has DPF. Does the adblue reduce the chance of it getting clogged?

    4. ajm

      ajm

      sorry I meant the NOx storage catalyst is replaced by the SCR-adblue system. Particulates still need to be taken care of by DPF. It is the only way to fulfill Euro6 emissions norm.But you have an advantage that fewer or no Lambda sensors are needed(also a part which fails prematurely) More information can be found from wikipedia German article https://de.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Selektive_katalytische_Reduktion "By a selective catalytic reduction nitrogen oxides are removed from the exhaust gas with a high efficiency. In contrast to the diesel particulate filter (DPF), there is no additional fuel consumption. This advantage also applies to the alternative method of reducing nitrogen oxides by means of a NO x storage catalyst which, like the DPF, requires a temporary avoidance of optimum combustion conditions. The installation of an SCR NOx reduction system makes it possible to operate the engine at more fuel-efficient operating points. Consumption thus drops by between 3 and 8%, depending on the driving style."

  7.  You guys remember Californican?

    If he was around AL now he would be having a blast with all these hybrids and electric cars coming down to SL now

  8. I guess our tax people haven't yet realised yet that car manufacturers are downsizing the engines and turbo charging them. :D

    They seem to focusing on engine capacity based tax rates :D

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    2. Magnum

      Magnum

      I hope they don't do that :D

    3. terrabytetango

      terrabytetango

      they will. cos the new "must have" car will be the 1 litre Civic which is sold (and made) in the UK.

    4. Magnum

      Magnum

      Yeah that's what I'm afraid of. Everybody is eyeing the new 1L Civic. Soon they are going to notice this loop hole :D

  9. Sometimes on the road you would see vehicles which have one headlamp that stays on high beam at all times while the other one is in low beam.

    I heard this is done(not sure if intentionally or unintentionally) by using the wrong bulb type.

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    2. Magnum

      Magnum

      This should have been on that N16 thread lol

      You connect both high and low beam wire?

    3. The Stig

      The Stig

      yes but it will put strain on the wiring so they might melt.

      Also the bulb will produce excess heat and damage the housing.

    4. Magnum

      Magnum

      I guess these are the kind of vehicles which end up in flames on the highway

  10. Does IOC and Ceypetco share the same fuel? Or does IOC import separately from India?

    1. tiv

      tiv

      Separately  bought in, refined together, again separetely sold, experts pitch in please

    2. Magnum

      Magnum

      I see..so the fuel quality could be different?

    3. trish_auto

      trish_auto

      Import separately. But quality controlling and approvals are done through CPC .

      IOC is currently holding the permit for importing,distributing and selling only. 

  11. Have you guys tried the original Toyota air for tyres? Makes a massive difference in comfort and handling 

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    2. The Stig

      The Stig

      It also add 100+ Hp 200nm of torque

    3. VVTi

      VVTi

      Increased the lifetime of the rubbers by at least 23%

    4. Magnum

      Magnum

      Good thing you guys are also getting only genuine air for the tyres!

      Do get it only from the agents

  12. I remember someone here asking why new Toyota cars have a vertical raised up line on each side of the roof. I found out why, it's to do with aerodynamics 

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    2. Magnum
    3. tiv

      tiv

      Hehe I thought they made up for headroom!

    4. Magnum

      Magnum

      I can't remember where I read it but it's for breaking through wind easily for better fuel economy

  13. Do fog lamps come with a height/beam adjustment?

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    2. Magnum

      Magnum

      Will give it a try next time I'm in Sri Lanka 

      The low beam is auto adjusted and the high beam is fixed I guess.

    3. tiv

      tiv

      The deal is in a unlit pitch black road and Sri Lankan setting,

      Auto adjusting kind of makes a mess of things, especially pot holes messing the system alignment you end up losing usable low beam for a few km each time,

      To add to this if it has Auto dimming or built-in setup to lower the beam based on the oncoming lights,

      Then a local Mad max style mudalali express comes with all 24 lights on without a care in the world floats past you while singing his horn and all those sophisticated electronic bits leave you in low bim dipped to the max and you the human component partially blinded by there hideous glare! 

    4. Magnum

      Magnum

      I thought auto adjustment only adjusts the beams when the vehicle is loaded up at the back and the front becomes lifted up

      Yeah don't think auto high beam is practical in Sri Lanka

      There are some idiots who have 1 light as high beam all the time as well.

  14. Earlier models of BMW such as E36 and Mercedes such as W123/124 had anti glare side mirrors but newer models don't seem to have that. Any idea why? I'm not very familiar with European cars.

    1. terrabytetango

      terrabytetango

      No, but Mercedes W124 took side mirrors very seriously, with the larger passenger side one, and even base W124s having a power passenger mirror while the driver's one was manual.

    2. The Stig

      The Stig

      Newer higher end euros have electrochromatic  auto dimming mirrors even on the side mirrors. I think they are offered as options on base models but most people dont get them. And manufacturers dont sell the blue tint anti glare mirrors anymore cause they want customers to pay more.

       

       

    3. Magnum

      Magnum

      @The Stig that makes sense

      I guess it was standard back then which is why you could find most cars with them.

      I read somewhere once Lexus entered the markert it became quite difficult for BMW and Mercedes to put forward a price that matches with Lexus especially in the US. I assume to keep the price down they started turning standard features into extras and selling a base car with simple features at a lower price 

  15. Its about time admins check threads before they are posted. Someone had created multiple threads advertising fake stuff. On top of that some people open threads without searching, there were 2 new Hiace threads recently when there's already a thread with loads of discussion.

    1. vag2

      vag2

      anither idiot has just created a thread to brag about his Acqua fuel efficiency while going downhill 😂

    2. Davy

      Davy

      User accounts do have to be approved before they can be used to post content. If not for that, we would have seen much much worse spammer activity on the forum IMO. As soon as I saw those posts, I reported each one of them (and I think everyone else should use the "report" feature whenever they notice spamming, name calling (see above reply), advertising etc.).

      Mods and Admins can't really keep an eye on the forum 24/7 IMO (they too have lives). So as a community, it's our responsibility to help them keep it running smooth. :) 

      @vag2, If you look at the date on that thread, it was created a year ago. Also, I don't think you can call it idiotic. It's just ignorance.

  16. Michelin or Pirelli or Continental?

    Whats your pick?

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    2. Magnum

      Magnum

      @terrabytetango Makes sense, not sure how Maxxis are but according to consumer reports Toyo doesnt seem to be doing that well. :huh:
      Btw didnt your Axio come with Michelin?
      Inline_Tire_rating_Chart_12-16

    3. terrabytetango

      terrabytetango

      Nope, I think most JDM compact cars come with Toyo or Yokohama. Michelin is reserved for high performance tires offered by the euro brands.

    4. Magnum
  17. So, randomly people pop and try to say something bad about the Hiace :ph34r:

    and this specially comes from hybrid owners/lovers. :D

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    2. iRage

      iRage

      Note that asrock was tried to be run over....probably failed because his friend couldn't direct the thing in the proper direction because handling is so so so bad specially when it has to be quick.

    3. Magnum

      Magnum

      Someone is gonna get run over by a white Hace soon :D 

    4. iRage

      iRage

      So now we know the true story behind these so called "white vans" everyone was afraid of

  18. Some people are going bonkers with engine tune up and its become bit of a hype. How often should we do an engine tune up? or should it only be done if you notice something wrong?

  19. Guys! any idea how they come up with the fee for annual license fee?

    1. Crosswind

      Crosswind

      It's a highly complex formula that uses a discrete mathematical algorithm called fourier transforms, calculated by one Mr. Samaraweera at the parliament of Sri Lanka.

    2. Magnum

      Magnum

      I see, thanks!

  20. Toyata Lanka is selling a Hiace with 5L engine, I thought that engine went out of production long ago :huh:

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    2. Magnum

      Magnum

      Don't think the 5L model is allowed to be sold in Japan due to emission restrictions. Plus 200 series being heavier than the 100 series I can imagine how underpowered it would be

      @terrabytetango whats a ROW model?

    3. iRage

      iRage

      ROW = Rest Of the World

    4. iRage

      iRage

      no..has nothing to do with models you want to sing "Row row wor your baot"

  21. Why are government vehicles from Mitsubishi or used to be from Mitsubishi? 

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    2. Jor-el

      Jor-el

      It's still from Mitsubishi. Recently they bought a fleet of L200 sporteros for Municipal councils and other government offices. Police highway patrol divisions use Lancer EXs. CEB uses Mitsubishi fuso trucks

      Maybe an agreement between UNIMO and the government (They might have *cough* greased some wheels *cough*)

    3. iRage

      iRage

      Basically who ever wins the tender will supply the vehicles. I suppose Mitsubishi were able to meet the basic specifications and be price competitive.

    4. Magnum

      Magnum

      Interesting! Thanks guys!

  22. Mobil or Castrol or Toyota genuine engine oil for diesel? :huh:

    1. iRage

      iRage

      Further to our chat the other day...it would be interesting to find out what oil is actually branded as Toyota genuine engine oil in the region.

    2. Magnum

      Magnum

      I'm curious as well, I will try to find out

    3. tiv

      tiv

      I am also stuck with the same dilemma, To add to that Synthetic or Mineral?

  23. whats the regular ATF oil change for Toyota? 

  24. Anyone knows a solution for dried water droplet marks on glasses? I dont have this problem on my windshield but only on the other glasses. I tried glass cleaner but that didnt work.

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    2. Jor-el
    3. iRage

      iRage

      Don't use normal compound on the glass if you don't know how to do it properly. You will scratch it. There are water stain removers that you can buy (or get someone to mail it from Japan). Maguiars water spot removed used to be available in SL. It is a lot more user friendly and less prone to permanent scratching of the glass. Granted it will require more elbow grease than using compound.

       

    4. Magnum

      Magnum

      Thanks! will look for it or get one from eBay

  25. What has been done to that poor Primera? 

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