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    Electric water pump

    Hi Davy, Thank you for your input. The mechanic claims that he did not disassemble the radiator or any part thereof. He claims that only the A/C fan motor was replaced. Further, he says, usually the engine water pump in any car needs replacement after about 100,000km. I am unable to car from him, since I towed it and left it at his garage and he has already disassembled the pump. Would you be kind enough to suggest some expert to help me on this regard? Thank you
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    Electric water pump

    Hi Jason, The car has done about 116000 now. Thank you
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    Electric water pump

    Hi, I own a Toyota Corolla Axio NKE 165 (2014). I have some query regarding the cooling system. Your kind advise and input would be highly appreciated. On Friday, 8/March, when I started the car in the afternoon it was making some unusual noise and I had my mechanic come over and see the car. He claimed that the A/C motor was the cause and advised that I replace it. Also, the front shock absorbers were worn out, so the A/C fan with the shock absorbers were replaced and the car was handed to me on Saturday (next day). After which, I went for a short drive and everything seemed normal. On Sunday, 10/March, I took the car and set off down the Katunayake highway towards Kandy, when I noticed an error message on the dashboard that read “check engine water / coolant level”. This error message popped up near the exit toll gate, so I drove to the nearest fuel station, about 1 to 2 km away, and checked my engine (the Coolant reservoir tank, not by opening the radiator cap). I was shocked to see that there was no coolant in the reservoir tank at all. Later, I handed over the car to the mechanic and he is claiming that it is an issue with the “engine water pump” and that it needs replacement. My query is; 1. How can all the coolant be lost suddenly? (note - there are no visible leaks including in the engine) 2. According to the mechanic, he claims that if the engine water pump stops working, then the coolant will overflow from the radiator/reservoir tank and it will be lost (his explanation for an empty coolant reservoir tank). Is this true? Can this happen? 3. Could all of this be due to some fault/error made by the mechanic during replacement of the A/C fan motor (as this fan also plays a vital role in the cooling process, according to somethings I read)? Please note, there has been never an instance, before this, when the coolant level has been low. All this issue started after the replacement of the A/C fan motor. Your kind advise would be a great help. Thank You, Best Regards.
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    Japanese Cars Under 1.8 Million

    How is the petrol consumption in Nissan March 12?
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    Japanese Cars Under 1.8 Million

    Sorry, it was supposed to be 2003 & not 2008.
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    Japanese Cars Under 1.8 Million

    Hmm... I am quite aware of it, Thank you. I want a recent make, maybe in the year 2008 or above that would be economical in terms of mileage as it is for a day to day usage. I have following in my mind: Suzuki Swift Nissan March Toyota Vitz or Passo Honda City Daihatsu Terios, etc Which would you recommend?
  7. Hi, What would be your suggestions for cars in the range of upto 1.8 Million? Would it be possible to get a low mileage, Japanese car, preferably registered recently within that range? Thank You.