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  1. How do some members in the forum figure whether vehicle requires 92 or 95 octane based on the compression ratio?

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    2. Hyaenidae

      Hyaenidae

      Find a user manual of a car that shares the same engine

    3. iRage

      iRage

      For most JDM cars the required fuel type is stuck on the door cap...

    4. tiv

      tiv

      usually high compression ratio engines and turbo cars are recommended Premium fuel as per the JDM Manuals

      Premium being 98-100 and Regular being 88-92, they don't mention the RON, just the above terms

  2. Used our car for couple of days, now I totally understand why people use those heat shield tints on car windscreens. There's much more heat and light entering into cars than it does in vans :unsure:

  3. I recently came across an electrician meddling with a vehicle's side mirrors

    When the mirrors were retracted, it failed to stop at the normal position, instead the left side mirror kept moving towards the front of the vehicle. 

    The electrician mentioned that the mirrors have 'gone out of timing'

    Apparently this happens if the mirrors get knocked or bumped into. He folded/unfolded the mirror which had the problem using his hands couple of times and the issue was sorted out  

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    2. Magnum

      Magnum

      @iRage what's RFP?

      In this case the electronic system had got confused or something as it was going forward smoothly without a fuss but when you operate the mirror with your hands you can hear the locking mechanism working

       

    3. iRage

      iRage

      Sorry..FRP....not the same composition as the bonnets and hood scoops and stuff but not the plain on plastic either.

      But....in most cars, especially the older ones. with auto retract.you can hear the wheels go click click click when you open and close with your hand can't you ?

    4. Magnum

      Magnum

      @iRage Yes you can, but what I meant was that this specific mirror I have mentioned in the status had got knocked somehow and when unfolded with the switch it behaved as if there wasn't any lock. When retracted it went all the way front smoothly but when the mirror was folded with hands the lock made a clicking noise at the normal stopping position.
      The electrician explained that circuit had got confused where the normal stopping position hence it had unfolded all the way towards the front.

      Considering his explanation, I assume when a mirror normally unfolds, the locks are unlocked until the mirror is unfolded to the correct position where it stops and the locking mechanism locks it there in place. 

  4. I don't I'll be going back to Mag City again for service. ..

  5. Came across a Daihatsu Copen, got into it and checked it out. I absolutely love it!

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    2. Magnum

      Magnum

      Yep its pretty dope! You sit very low in it and the passenger side door is only an arms length away, although I didnt drive it, I could tell it would be fun to drive.

      The one I checked out had a price of around 4 million which is a fair bit of investment when there are other alternatives which offer more.

      Practicality wise, the boot isn't that small, I was told that we could use the space where the roof goes into if we leave the roof closed, but everything will have to go in the boot as you don't have much space upfront if you got a passenger.

      I didnt check it out with the idea of buying it, rather I just came across it but yes it's very tempting

    3. tiv

      tiv

      4 mil is too much unless it's a 2017 unit as they are rarely sold, car sale fellas are desperate to get rid of em despite their Lamborghini like appraisals lol. There are cars unreg even at 3.5 and used ones may go as low as 3 mil. But even at 4 mil it's like a miniature SLK!

    4. Magnum

      Magnum

      I think this was a fairly new one and 4mil is quite a lot of money when you know it's going to drop in value quickly after you register it

  6. Guys my wipers create a mist like layer every time they wipe. They are original Toyota wipers which I got from Japan about a year and half ago. The blades dont seem like they are worn out.

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    2. matroska

      matroska

      @terrabytetango got this from Laugfs in 2017.

    3. iRage

      iRage

      What on earth are original wiper blades from Japan ? Japan Toyota does not sell wiper blades..they have an OEM brand and they put a Toyota sticker on it...so most of the time you get better after market ones than what you get at the Toyota dealer.

      Could be that the wipers got some kind of stuff on it ? Like an oily cleaner or something you might have wiped it with ? Also sometimes the wiper rubber has some protective fluid on it which needs sometime to wear off.

      How clean is your windshield ? Some glass cleaners the service stations use leave a sucky residue.

      Could be some kind of water repellent that you put on the windshield as well. When you spray water on the windshield does the water bead like a waxed car body ?

    4. Magnum

      Magnum

      @iRage bought it from Toyota dealer.

      I added some windscreen washer fluid and gave the wipers a good clean up. I think the issue is sorted now. Havent yet had an opportunity to drive it in heavy rain.

  7. So I see Defenders advertised as 2012, 2014, 2015 and so on but they carry old registration numbers such as 32- or 65-.

    How is that possible? 

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    2. matroska

      matroska

      Defenders,minis and other old school SUVs are insanely overpriced and really they're abused to bits but fetch stupid prices due to the show-off factor.

    3. tiv

      tiv

      Unless done up well, nightmares on wheels in terms of reliability. 

    4. Magnum

      Magnum

      Funny thing about those dodgy Classic Minis is that most them are with complete mishmash of parts from different generations.

  8. Took the Suzuki Every to a drive down to matale, it's properly economical. Did 12.1km/l ?

  9. Experienced the perks of having Conti tyres during emergency braking ?

    1. sathyajithj99

      sathyajithj99

      Why? What happened??

    2. Magnum

      Magnum

      a Viva Elite and a Premio decided to stop for fuel all of a sudden along a bend

  10. Why do some people overstate the fuel economy figures when advertising a car?

    Some figures are so off to the extent you start doubting whether it would be a safe purchase.

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    2. sathyajithj99

      sathyajithj99

      When I took my CHR to the hospital for the first time, almost all the doctors were asking "malli, oke thel keeyak karanawada?"

      Nobody bothered to ask "how is the handling? how is the power, comfort? What are the new features?"

      Typical Sri Lankan mentality. It's almost like the number of kilometers per litre a vehicle does decides its market value.

    3. Magnum

      Magnum

      @sathyajithj99 There was a poll on FB regarding the most important feature when purchasing a vehicle, the highest vote was for fuel economy

    4. iRage

      iRage

      I wrote this on one of the threads as well..fuel economy is so high in importance in SL because 90% of the people buy cars that they cannot afford. So when they spend a lot of their income on paying the lease..they hardly have any money left for living life. Even if the companies give a vehicle allowance the fact still applies. So they want to spend as little as possible on fuel and maintenance

      Then the another dimension is that we Sri Lankans LOVE a bargain. At a bargain we would even buy a heap of dog $h**. So exaggerated fuel figures are away of showing off what a bargain you are getting. In the same line....we measure human by the what we have rather than who we are. As such we always yearn to have the shinier, larger, newer car than what you always have. When you can't afford to get that....then exaggerated fuel figures become the justification for them to why they are using the car they already have.

  11. Drove a Suzuki Every after long time, 
    Holy molly! It's a blast to drive it around around city limits! :D 

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    2. tiv

      tiv

      Let's call it a little keep on the side !

    3. terrabytetango

      terrabytetango

      They're not CVT yet, that's probably why you found it fun.

    4. Magnum

      Magnum

      @terrabytetango It has tiptronic and the gearbox is very responsive to accelerator inputs

  12. Not sure if I should stick to original Toyota oil filter or go for VIC oil filter. 

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    2. Uditha88

      Uditha88

      both same as after market toyota filter not jap. still vic is japan.

    3. iRage

      iRage

      Well...if you were in Japan...there is no such thing called a Toyota oil filter....they put OEM ones :D The box will have a Toyota part sticker on it :) I believe a genuine VIC filter would be as good as the "Genuine Toyota" oil filters in SL, which 99% of the time come from Thailand, Indonesia, etc..anyway....There have been cases where people had cut off the VIC filters and they have ended up being far better than the "Genuine Toyota Filter"...

      Just don't go for the fake Chinese crap that has boxes and logos that look exactly like the actual VIC...or fake VICs.

    4. Magnum

      Magnum

      I came across that comparison between VIC and Toyota filter( thanks to Hyaenidae).

      I used VIC last time, I'm gonna stick with VIC.

  13. Carrozzeria Tweeters + Crossovers. Amazing treble!

    https://ibb.co/iVrQE8

    20180611_072201.jpg

  14. I love the influx of kei vehicles!

     

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    2. Magnum

      Magnum

      @tiv Ah yep the Every Wagons make me drool :D 

      I also love the Spacia Custom and N-Box Custom, they seem to be loaded with goodies

    3. tiv

      tiv

      I myself am having a ball in the hustler 

      So easy to park , manoeuvre and I was shocked to see it easily take on the hills on the climb from dambulla to kandy.

    4. Magnum

      Magnum

      Yep kei vehicles dont seem to be having an issue with pulling, I guess they got some wicked gearbox

  15. 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

  16. 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.

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

    1. tiv

      tiv

      Very 

    2. Magnum

      Magnum

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

  18. 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 

       

  19. 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.

  20.  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."

  21.  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

  22. 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

  23. 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

  24. 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. 

  25. 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

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