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  1. tux

    Grace system warning

    This is a limitation of honda dual-clutch single-motor hybrid system. When vehicle creeping slowly, engine cannot spin motor-generator fast enough to charge the battery.
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    Is Honda Vezel has battery issues?

    Any rechargeable battery will lose capacity over time. So, hybrid battery will also need to replace after sometime. Lifetime of the hybrid battery will depend on many factors and worst-case lifetime seems around 5 years in LK conditions.
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    Japanese Car News

    1KR-VET engine (which is the same engine in Toyota Tank) is turbocharged but not direct injected. Hopefully, this engine will not have intake clogging which is a common drawback of direct-injected engines.
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    How to switch to 92 octane from 95

    As far as I remember, Alto only needs 89 octane. Car won't even know that you pumped 95. There is a huge misconception in LK that people believe "95 is cleaner than 92". Based on the sources which I "heard", 95 fuel = 92 + ethanol Octane number of ethanol is 113, so this is probable.
  5. AFIK brake disk is already damaged when you start noticing brake grinding noise.
  6. Hi all, I'm looking to upgrade my ride and with the current tax structure, all affordable cars (up to C-HR) come with Turbocharged direct injection engines. I have seen some articles on the internet that carbon buildup in intake valves is a common problem in GDI engines as there is no fuel in intake manifold to wash backside of valves. So, oil residue from crankcase ventilation will deposit in intake manifold which will cause issues. Also, carbon buildup in injectors is very common as injectors exposed to combustion chamber. Are these "real" concerns in current hot selling small turbo engines which require frequent expensive maintenance?
  7. Honda N-WGN only released to the Japanese domestic market. So, there is no English manual. You can try google translator to translate sections of Japanese manual to English.
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    Toyota Corolla Axio 2007 Maintenance

    Toyota hybrid transmissions do not have any friction based components (no clutches, belts). Nothing to heat up during operation, so degradation of transmission oil quality is very slow compared to a regular auto box. Do don't compare oil change intervals of regular CVT vs eCVT of hybrids.
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    2018 Budget - Vehicle import duty

    It looks like Toyota C-HR 1.2L turbo 4wd version might become popular. Based on tax formula, it will cost around 6.5mil.
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    Hybrid battery cell voltage drop Issue

    Not like Aslam86, most ppl will get an inspection report when buying a hybrid. So it will not be that easy to sell. Clearing code cannot hide a bad battery from scanner.
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    Hybrid battery cell voltage drop Issue

    Aqua tax gone up by 750,000. Just get your battery fixed and drive happily.
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    Hybrid battery cell voltage drop Issue

    Try Nishantha - 0777799953, his workshop is at Attidiya. He replaced a cell of my friend's prius. AFIR cost was around 20k.
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    Axio Hybrid Warning message

    Don't go to TL to get key fob battery replaced. They will probably charge 2000+ for the job. Battery is user replaceable and won't take more than 30 seconds for the job. Just search in youtube if you don't know how to open they key.
  14. In many car wash places, they just use a one cloth to scrub/wipe car from top to bottom (and even wheel arches and skirting). This will cause minor scratches by sand particles which got caught in cloth.
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    Vitz Cvt Issue

    Thanks Stig, so there is no additional wear in CVT due to heavy traffic? But I heard from a of Kangaroo driver that most of their 141 axios faced CVT issues after 100K kms.