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  1. Splat

    What is your ultimate dream car?

    That's nice ☘️
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    What is your ultimate dream car?

    I love to own a Land Rover Defender and a Ferguson TE-20 Tractor
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    Exhaust Gasket

    Greetings AL Fiends, Does anyone know where to buy Exhaust gaskets in the local market ? Usual solution would be to get a gasket cut and punched out by a packing cutting person at Panchikawatta, unfortunately the packing material they use are of bad quality. Is there a place to buy good quality gasket material to get one cut out ? ✂️ Thank you for your kind help.
  4. Greetings AL members, I am on the hunt to buy a “ Torque Wrench and a Dial Gauge Indicator” that I will be using for an engine rebuild. Is there anything I should be aware of, what type should I go for ? any place you may recommend??? To be honest I have never used any of these instruments before ….. Please be kind enough to share your info and experience. Thank you..
  5. Thank you for the info....much appreciated
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    Engine coolant - Toyota vios

    Please note - when draining your old radiator coolant from your cooling system remember to get your vehicle properly washed specially the undercarriage because old radiator coolant may be acidic and can cause corrosion to the chassis and frame....
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    Greetings AL friends,, Are the "Armadillo" buffers legal? and if not making a similar 4x4 looking buffer out of fiberglass be within the legal specification? Thank you in advance...
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    Good Tyre Brand....!

    Amilaart, you are correct. I went to the one at T.B Jaya Mawatha they too make things worse. they say it as done by a specialist when its just a normal person operating a computer. I too experienced what you say. Thank you for sharing the info..
  9. Dear Davy, contacting the deal site and canceling the ripoff offer and protecting others is very admirable of you. once again your help is much appreciated.
  10. At Davy, Thank you ever so much. Your kind help is much appreciated. Wish you well
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    Rust Repair On Chassis

    Dear AL Friends, There is a Toyota Hilux that has a 3”x 3” corrosive damage and a developing small crack on the chassis (Chassis location - at the center region straight line down from where the rear door hinges are mounted) does anyone know the technical procedure to get this job done? I figured out that MIG welding a plate would do (instead of ARC welding) but controlling and removing the rust is questionable. must I cut and remove the corroded region or must I just MIG weld the plate over the damaged surface???? Any ideas and advice would be very much of help. I would be also very grateful if someone would recommend a chassis specialist in Colombo who will be able to get the job done. Thank you very much and wish you all well.
  12. Hi Crosswind, unfortunately the post on Mr. Pant has been removed ?. http://forum.autolanka.com/topic/16661-painting-at-mr-paint/
  13. " cheap for a reason " Yes they do. I will check the norbar brand at ACP. Thank you...:)
  14. Thank you Crosswind i will try "New Lanka" Thank you for your kind reply...
  15. Does anyone know the chemical or detergent used at service stations, to remove greasy grime and mud under vehicles???? I see them spraying this wonder stuff and with a wash off its all clean.. I want to stay away from kerosene a secret ingredient used by most service stations. So I plan to wash my vehicle by myself. Thanks in advance
  16. Wonderful MrCat, elbow grease is the best way ..... and by using only water; its very economical to thank you for your kind post. your much appreciated.
  17. Thanks Fiat fan for your reply I will be ware of that now , I am not surprised withe the cheap fluff trick's our people come up with these days...he..he..he.... I am thank full to Auto Lanka forum for creating a platform for awareness so we can inform one another be a step ahead and be aware.
  18. Thank you TT I will sure consider that.... Have a wonderful day...:)
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    Lifespan of Radiator Hose

    Splendid, Rumesh88 and davy thanks for shearing your educational information. so "wire clamps" it is then.... Hey Twin Turbo.... make a DIY post on the new hose replacement..... Have a good day..
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    18W Spot Lights For Each Side

    Brilliant Nishan.dj that's a wonderful upgrade . Its good minds like you that make the world turn easier . Thanks for shearing and keep up the good work
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    Lifespan of Radiator Hose

    Yes Davy you are right... kerosene is the main killer for all rubber parts and packing's also oil seals. And our local car wash and service lads use kerosene openly or in secret, diluting it with the recommended chemical (I don't know what its called). Regarding the hose clamps there is a debating issue Screw band ( A ) or wire clamp ( B ). some say wire clamps cut the hose but originally Japanese vehicles come with wire clamps for the radiator hose???
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    Chain Blocks

    Wonderful Maersk, that was very informative. Yes the 2ton chain bloc is very bulky and heavy. The one ton (1 Ton) chain bock may be manageable. I hope to work on a Toyota 3L, Perkins 3A.125, Nisan LD20ii, engines tat are heavy ones... I got to know that a chain block can also be used to winch out vehicle in “stuck in the mud “situation… I wonder are the Made in China ones good? Thank you Maersk for our kind reply NOTE to other readers SWL means “Safe Working Load (SWL)”
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    Chain Blocks

    Greetings AL members, I am on the hunt to buy a “Chain block hoist” this hoist will sure be helpful to lift the engine I plan to rebuild. Is there anything I should consider any buying tip you could share? In the local market I came across Chinese chain blocks that are brand new; and Japanese ones that are used in Kurunegala (too far far away.....) I hope to go for a two ton (2T) chain hoist??? Any one experienced in using Chain Blocks ???? Please be kind enough to share info. May I know where about in Colombo I could buy one??? Thank you..