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  1. 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.

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

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. Carrozzeria Tweeters + Crossovers. Amazing treble!

    https://ibb.co/iVrQE8

    20180611_072201.jpg

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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.

  11. 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

  12. 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 

       

  13. 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.

  14.  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."

  15.  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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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. 

  19. 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

  20. 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

  21. 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.

  22. 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 

  23. 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.

  24. 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
  25. 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

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