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Sampath Gunasekera

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Sampath Gunasekera last won the day on August 30 2019

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About Sampath Gunasekera

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    Newbie of The Year - 2012

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    Ganemulla / Kalutara North
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    Car catalogs

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    Lancer CS1 GLX (A/T)
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    To own a Morris Minor restored up to brand new condition

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  1. Sampath Gunasekera

    ######## 2020 Loading .... ########

    Wish all Autolankans a very happy new year 2020 !!!☺️
  2. Mr. Sampath Gunasekara,

    My belated reply to your post was due to few reasons. I do not log into AL much now days. I was down with a Stroke three years ago, did not effect my legs or arms. I lost about 50% of my right eye sight. Cannot correct that due to a block in the left side of my Brain. 

    Wishing all all AL members Compliments of the season.


    Sylvi wijesinghe.


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    2. Sylvi


       Dear Mr.Sampath,

      Your post I did read late, there were few members who wrote replies for my post. Many thanks for all. I am getting about with one other person to help me.

      I still do not want a walking aid, can walk very well to keep my balance, but on doctors advise I go with some one. In case I loose my balance to hold me. Cannot help, cant go for my private visits do not want to explain them elaborately.

      I turned 77 today 31st  December. Will hold my B treat to relatives and few close friends on 10th of January 2020, as today midnight most wants to stay in their houses.

      Sylvester Wijesinghe


    3. □AVANTE□


      Happy new year & a happy birthday mr.Sylvi! Must be a delightful one :)

    4. Sampath Gunasekera

      Sampath Gunasekera

      Thanks Mr.Sylvi and happy to hear that you are ok. Belated B'Day Wishes !!!

  3. Sampath Gunasekera

    MG_ZS - Requesting Users to Post their Experience

    Welcome back Mr.Sylvi !!!
  4. Sampath Gunasekera

    My New Ride : Mistubishi Lancer CS1 GLX (A/T) YOM 2007

    Front rubber beading under the bonnet was broken in to pieces due to rubber martial expired. Could not find an original unit and drove car without it for more than one month. It spoiled my air filter soon. There is a place close to my home which undertake windscreen jobs and the guy fixed a rubber beading , I guess comes for vehicle doors. But it works pretty fine.
  5. Sampath Gunasekera

    My New Ride : Mistubishi Lancer CS1 GLX (A/T) YOM 2007

    What denote by Lancer CS Model Code??? Recently I saw a very rare CS3 unit at Unit#d Mot#rs. It was a 2008 CS3 with Automatic Transmission BUT WITHOUT TIPTRONIC . This is the very first such CS3 unit I saw manufactured in 2007-2011. When I observe the model code of the car, I feel it is automatic transmission with CVT . I checked sales catalogs and checked few car numbers with RMV app. This is what I found /guess . (This is purely based on export models. Seems CS2 units have some other letters on same positions but I cannot find the meaning) Position : 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Example Model Code : C S 1 A S R J E R First two positions are CS in all CS models. If third position 1 --> 1300cc engine If third position 2 --> 1500cc engine If third position 3 --> 1600cc engine After that AS is common for 4th and 5th positions. After that 6th position ; If 6th position ‘N’ – Manual Transmission If 6th position “R” – Automatic Transmission (Including Tiptronic for 1600cc) If 6th position ‘T’ – Automatic Transmission with CVT If 7th Position is “J” – Trim Level is "GLX" If 7th Position is “D” - Trim Level is "GL" 8th Position is “E” is common. (I guess for exports, not sure) If 9th Position is "R" – Right hand driven If 9th Position is "L" – Left hand driven Between 8th position and L/R - If ‘Q’ present , Euro 2 / Step 2 Emission Regulations (Example : EQR) Between 8th position and L/R - If ‘B’ present , Leaded Models (Example: EBR) Special Note: All 'GL' units are equipped with 1300cc engines (All GL units are CS1). Trim Level "GL" is equipped with Automatic Transmission only for LHD markets. Guys , correct me if I am wrong.
  6. Sampath Gunasekera

    Lancer EX Running Repairs and Maintenance

    @trinityMany thanks for the update Machan. This is a pending job for me. 😑 Lucky I got this issue after 11 years in my CS. Same part number use for CS as well.
  7. Congratulations !!!
  8. Sampath Gunasekera

    ## Post Whoring - Part 3 ##

    Sorry, I captured this in last week, but could not post it here. 1957 Austin Cambridge (62 years old)..... Captured at Expressway Exit at Kadawatha. Hats off to the owner!!!👏👏👏 (According to toll gate officer, they mistakenly exit at Kadawatha and re-entered to expressway to leave for Kurundugahahathapma . Even there were free toll gates, I wanted to stay behind this old beauty 😀.)
  9. Sampath Gunasekera

    ABS of Viva Elite

    ABS equipped only with Viva Elite Premium model. Never equipped ABS with Viva Elite Standard model . At the beginning Air Bags equipped only with Viva Elite Premium. Later due to safety standards every new vehicle should equipped Air Bags. Hence later Air Bags were equipped with Viva Elite Standard too. https://paultan.org/2012/07/19/all-perodua-cars-to-come-with-dual-airbags-seat-belt-pretensioners-from-july-2012-no-price-increase/ As far as I remember Immobilizer Key were not equipped in the beginning with Viva Elite (Mine didn't have) . Later manufactured units are equipped with Immobilizer Key. Key head shape is different each other.
  10. Sampath Gunasekera

    Autolanka Funniest Moments

    Yes, that is Mitsubishi Tedia. I just gooled Tredia and what I found??? 😮 Never heard Mitsubsihi Manual Gear System with two levers. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitsubishi_Super_Shift_transmission
  11. Sampath Gunasekera

    My New Ride : Mistubishi Lancer CS1 GLX (A/T) YOM 2007

    Mileage is 127,000km now. Some repair work done at agents. (1) Brake Pads replaced. Mitsubishi Part No. MZ690563 , Rs.16,144/= (2) Brake Rotor Disks resurfaced for the first time. - Cost: Rs.2300 (3) Caliper rubber kit replaced for the first time after 11 .5 years. Mitsubishi Part No.: 4605B861 , Rs.2,184/= , Labour cost for (1) & (2) ; Rs.2,221/= (4) Radiator coolant replaced. Mitsubishi No.: MZ341015EX , 4 liter = Rs.3,284/= , I had to buy two 4L packs but ¾ remained. Labour cost: Rs.1150/= (5) Power Steering belt started to make noise. Power Steering belt is already done 81,000km and Alternator Belt already done 50,000km. Replaced both. Power Steering Belt –MD375935 ; Rs.9345 , Alternator Belt – 4451A098 : Rs.4928.00 Labout cost= Rs. 1,437/= (6) My number plates are almost new as they changed CP to WP in 2014. After cut and polished car appearance is almost new. Number plated holders were faded. Hence replaced both number plate holders. Now appearance is nice. One unit cost Rs.511/= and Rs.1,022/= for 2 units.
  12. Sampath Gunasekera

    Mahindra sets up car assembly plant in Sri Lanka

    I don’t know about this vehicle and I am not going to compare it with a quality Japanese vehicle. But I am always positive, if you manufacture or assemble something in Sri Lanka. It gives our country more employment opportunity, technology and it may save some US dollars within Sri Lanka. Let me tell you a story. Everyone can recognize above photo. This is a rear passenger side panel in Bajaj three wheeler. Previously these items were imported from India and quality was very poor, but price is cheaper than manufacturing it here. If something hit on this Indian part, it easily get whitening and get damaged. Later Sri Lankan government introduced a rule that certain percentage of parts of three wheeler should manufacture in Sri Lanka. So all rubber parts, plastics parts, vinyl parts were manufactured in Sri Lanka. I was the plastic raw material supplier for Polypropylene plastics for some items and I supplied a Polypropylene Co-polymer grade from Taiwan (which use for making car bumpers) to manufacturer above side panel. The Sri Lankan manufactured side panel with my Taiwanese material was so strong and much higher in quality and safety and even a person can stand on it and it will not damage or break.. (Photo shows side cover made by my material). Later government increased import tax on three wheeler and three wheeler prices were increased accordingly. Then government wanted to reduce impact on three wheeler prices increasing and government selected to withdraw of that rule with Sri Lankan made part percentage. Importing inferior quality Indian part is cheaper than manufacturing high quality Sri Lankan parts here. So simply Sri Lankan parts manufacturing stopped and now three wheeler comes with Indian manufactured side panel. Ok, I lost a business but I am a single person, but it became worst with various rubber and vinyl part manufacturers and their sub suppliers together with workers. In the past , I worked for AmSafe Bridport in Wathupitiwala EPZ for a short period , and they manufacture OEM cargo parts for Boeing and Airbus air planes. Proud to say that our Sri Lankan hands do a good job there. I am always positive if some product manufacture/assemble in Sri Lanka irrespective of the size and the value of the product, if the product is with reasonable quality. Otherwise only potato would be the product we double check and get confirm before buying it, that it is a Sri Lankan product. (Me Lankawe Alada ? 😃 )
  13. Sampath Gunasekera

    My New Ride : Mistubishi Lancer CS1 GLX (A/T) YOM 2007

    Ah , It is that cheap. I though it is a very expensive job. Thanks. Seems it is a nano technology. A group of Sri Lankan university students (USJ) were on such project and I could not check their results for a while. (Nano coating for shoes if I am not mistaking)
  14. Sampath Gunasekera

    My New Ride : Mistubishi Lancer CS1 GLX (A/T) YOM 2007

    I don't want to waste my all hard earned money on 12 years old car. 😉
  15. Sampath Gunasekera

    Quality of Sri Lankan Service Centers?

    I maintain my vehicles at Unit#d Mot#rs - Orugudawatta since 2011. I take vehicle there since they are not the best in service, but they know about the particular vehicle model than any other. And I always remain with the vehicle and never leave vehicle with them. Usually I take vehicle there on weekdays morning and then I can do all maintenance repair and service at same day. But I am warning you guys never take your vehicle to service on Saturday mornings to Unit#d Mot#rs - Orgodawatta. Service is too bad and no sufficient staff. Unfortunately I had to take my Lancer twice there on Saturdays including last service. Service is worst. They gave me a slip to sign that service is ok and I rejected. I showed them many mud patches remaining there and finally they had to taken vehicle for second time wash. Unit#d Mot#rs - Orugodawatta service center was very good in service, few years ago and now dropping the quality of the service tremendously. Believe me being agents for Mitsubishi they did not check ATF level at service until I forced them to do. The service adviser on Saturday 22 June 2019 was telling me it is not required. I made a complaint on bad service extended me and still no response from them. Shame on you Unit#d Mot#rs - Orugodawatta.