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    Honda CR-V 2018

    I assume the VTi-S model from Australia does not come with a sunroof. The sunroof comes for the 7 seater L and LX models I believe. del1972: Did you purchase the vehicle through a local dealer/importer? Was it brand new? How does it work with the buying process? I assume there's no auction/bidding process like in Japan involved. So just curios to know how one would know/see the real condition of the vehicle prior to purchasing.
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    Audi Service centers

    Had the same question. This thread might help.
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    Tropicalisation - German Brands

    Thanks. Will issues that could occur due to fuel quality and things like upholstery cracking still apply even if it is purchased brand new from the local agents?
  4. Hi I've noticed that there are more Mercs, BMWs and Audis up for sale in most car sales these days than the number of Japanese vehicles they have. I assume these are reconditioned imports from UK. I'm thinking of getting down a recon one through an importer instead of sticking with the local agents for a brand new (of course due to the price difference, which is about 2 million less + specs/variants that are not available with the agent). However, I have a concern that these recon vehicles from UK may not be tropicalised for our weather + road conditions as opposed to the ones purchased brand new through local agent. I assume this is not a problem with recon Japanese vehicles though. Please share your thoughts. Cheers!
  5. That's very useful to know. Thanks guys Quiet and ajm
  6. Hi Guys, Does the local agents for German brands like Audi and BMW provide repair/maintenance services for vehicles which are not bought brand new through them but personally imported reconditioned? I'm considering to import one through an agent but first wanted to make sure that I can go to the agents in case any maintenance/repair work is required in the long run. Thanks.
  7. Then there's this question whether there's a quality difference based on the country of origin of the same brand, same spec...Bridgestone Indonesia vs Japan. Dunlop Japan, Thailand, Indonesia. For example, isn't it that the Indonesian Ecopia 200 is less expensive than the same from Japan? Wonder why there is a quality difference for the same brand based on the plant where it is manufactured.
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    Camera Lens Fungus Cleaning

    Hi Guys, The lens of my camera (Canon SX40) has build up some fungus from the inside in a small spot. Does anyone have experience with a reliable place from where I could get the camera dissembled and the lens cleaned? Thanks!
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    Cvt Gear Box

    Thanks Rumesh. Explains why I could not find that information in the service manuals of cars with CVT boxes.
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    Cvt Gear Box

    Regarding the CVT oil change interval, similar to engine oil change interval (4000km or 6 months which ever comes first), is there also a time period involved? Say like 40,000km or 5 years?
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    Clay Bar Kit

    Plan to use it for a pre-wax surface preparation. I've heard the wax results gives a more smooth and a deep reflective finish when clayed first and also removes overspray (rough) paint areas on the surface. Just wanted to give it a try.
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    Clay Bar Kit

    I think the kit comes with a detailer liquid/lubricant or can we use water for that purpose?
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    Clay Bar Kit

    Hi Guys, Does anyone know from where I can purchase a clay bar kit locally? Cheers!
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    Chip In Tire

    Thanks guys...I've attached a picture - http://imageshack.com/a/img837/5369/zadx.jpg Yes, I have moved the tire to the rear and have been using it for a while and it doesn't seem to have spread although I recently noticed there are small developments on either side of the main area as you could see in the image.
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    Chip In Tire

    Hi Guys, One of the tires in my car has a slight chip of around 1cm in its side wall. The tires have done only 7000KM and are the stock ones that came fitted to the car when I imported it. The chip was not noted in the auction sheet possibly because it looks superficial and doesn't look deep. No cords are showing up either. If I'm to replace this tire with a new one, should I look for a stock tire that has done close to the same mileage or will fitting a brand new one of the same or a different make have a slight impact since the other 3 tires have already done around 7000KM, thus comparatively worn out. Thanks!
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