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    Japanese Car News

    Could be a blessing in disguise
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    Japanese Car News

    It may be the end of an era for Sri Lankan motoring. Unless they offer a 1.2 CVT later or the present tax structure changes, the new version of the corolla which dominated the Sri Lankan market for over 30 years will end up being more expensive than a BMW 3 series, mercedes C class or an Audi A4!
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    AWD definitely better but will have a lower 2nd hand market and slightly reduced fuel efficiency.
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    Service Interval 5000 miles or kms?

    Depends on the conditions the vehicle is used in. In Sri Lanka most agents recommend a 5000km or 6 months interval which is fair enough given the traffic, dust, hot and humid conditions. If you do a lot of long outstation runs you may be able to stretch that a bit. In Europe, it is common to have service intervals in excess of 10000 miles. However the traffic and environmental conditions there are totally different and even after 10000 miles the air filter for example looks brand-new accumulating less dust than running 5000km in Sri Lanka.
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    Engine Braking

    I can't see any benefits of engine breaking. Besides being costly to repair, it can potentially kill you when traveling downhill or on slopes due to loss of steering & brake power and will be a real hassle if happens in heavy traffic.
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    Budget 2019

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    Toyota vitz 2016 safety

    Depends on how you drive. If you are gentle on the throttle, it delivers excellent fuel economy. However, if you are a heavy footed driver who wants it to perform like a 1500cc car, it will give worse fuel figures than a 1500cc car.
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    bus import

    To work part-time as a conductor
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    Vitz Ksp90- Whistling Sound From Silencer

    I had the same problem. It turned out to be due to deterioration of a rubber pack where two springs are attached to two screws fastening the silencer tube to the muffler just to the front of the right rear wheel. The noise disappeared after applying some grease and has not reappeared for more than a year.
  10. You mean like Volkswagen and Audi diesels?
  11. <blockquote class='ipsBlockquote'data-author="sasika" data-cid="284385" data-time="1444526783"><p> I think you should study more on this aspect. Diesel is both cleaner and economical than petrol. At least Euro Diesel engines</p></blockquote>
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    Toyota Vitz Service Requirement

    You have to change CVT oil every 40,000 km. Make sure you use original Toyota super CVT oil. It costs around Rs. 12,000 to get this done at the agents.
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    Topping Up Coolant

    It is essential to use the proper coolant. For example, Toyota super long life pink coolant, which is factory filled in new vehicles, need not be changed for 10 years or 120,000 km. Therefore, better not mix and contaminate it.
  14. Confirm whether correct plugs were used. Denso iridium tipped ones are the original equipment. ECU has to be reset to clear error codes after plug replacement and throttle body cleaning.
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    Na**ka Wheel Alignment

    It is now run by Toyota Lanka for their Pirelli tire business.
  16. It has EBD, VSC & TRC as standard equipment on all models.
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    No More High Speed Charges, Again!

    So now we have unlimited speed roads for the super cars and motorcycles!
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    Engine Replacement

    The best option would be to follow crosswinds advice. There are places at Panchikawatta that do it. No hassle with the RMV. Its illegal though, so be discreet with your enquiry.
  19. SLIC and Toyota Lanka has a special arrangement. Got some work done without any hassle at all. They approve it on site and directly pay the company in full.
  20. 90's Corollas are solid cars and their engines and transmissions can last a long time without major issues. However as they are at least 15 years old they are in that precarious period where the rubber parts begin to perish. The result will be frequent niggles such as small oil leaks, suspension noise etc requiring frequent visits to the mechanic. Nothing serious though and not very expensive to fix provided you have access to a good mechanic and don't mind the hassle.
  21. What I posted was verbatim off the manual. May be the Toyota guys should change their wording based on your expert opinion.
  22. According to the Toyota owners manual you should not use oil or grease on the nut or bolt.
  23. Most probably someone forgot to tighten the nuts properly. When installing aluminum wheels, check that the wheel nuts are tight after driving your vehicle the first 1600km (1000 miles). If you have rotated, repaired, or changed your tires, check that the wheel nuts are still tight after driving 1600 km (1000 miles). Never use oil or grease on the bolts or nuts. The nuts may loosen and the wheels may fall off.
  24. The G grade has AC with climate control, RPM, a more informative LCD display, multi function steering, leather wrapped steering and gear knob and a few chrome inserts as standard. You can add some of these to the X grade for a premium, hence the confusion. Just check the Toyota Japan web site for more details and pics.