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  1. ramishkad

    MG ZS 2018 DCT issues and Petrol types

    It is clearly mentioned in the service manual and depending on the vehicle it would be displayed inside the fuel tank cap as well. But not all 1000cc would need 95. Most Euros would. Mine (Euro) clearly says 95.
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    Let's play "spot the difference"!

    1st row - right side is the game. I flags on the building are less detailed. 2nd row- right side. Picture of some construction equipment visible on the building on the left image.
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    Servicing Audi A!

    That's what I was thinking too. From which place did you get it done for your cars? Any specifics? Thanks.
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    Servicing Audi A!

    Where do you guys go to do wheel alignment and how often? Audi agent told me wheel alignment is not necessary and hence they don't do it. That goes against everything I've learnt so far about cars so I want to do it elsewhere.
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    Volkswagen Agent in Sri Lanka

    In the case of Audi and DriveOne, they would service grey imports. But they do charge a hefty initial service fee - 58k for 1000cc or below models and 70k for 1400cc or below. IMO worth the premium. But as you said they would likely not honor recalls or warranty for grey imports.
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    Any Tips for Leather care?

    I use 3M leather and vinyl restorer which is available in local supermarkets and some care care establishments. A spray can would cost around 2500 and would last for more than 6 months on moderate use. My vehicles seats are not fully leather but a mix of fabric + leather (there is a fancy term for this which I cannot remember). So far this seems to have worked well but I've only been using the car for 8 months so durability remains to be seen.
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    Honda Gp1 Hybrid battery health check

    AFAIK only the Scanner can fully reset the IMA. Disconnecting the battery terminals would clear out any error codes (DTC) and force a re calibration of the BCM.
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    Honda Gp1 Hybrid battery health check

    Value controlled by the battery control module is called the State of Charge (SoC). It's a value that moves between 0-100% regardless of the usable capacity. I forgot to mention earlier that BCM will reset the 'usable capacity' when the system is reset. But it will always normalize to the actual value once you run 100-200km or more. So when getting the report, always ensure that it is not taken immediately after a system reset (this can be figured out in the same report as it shows the mileage since last reset).
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    Honda Gp1 Hybrid battery health check

    It can be checked accurately. The parameter to check is "Hybrid battery usable capacity". In Honda Ni-MH batteries the max capacity is 75%. If the usable capacity is 35%, that means the battery has 35/75% of its original capacity.
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    Accident Repair - Honda Civic 2018

    I' don't know about your family dynamics and it's not my place to advise you, but I can tell you that arguing with a partner over an accident is not worth it. Cars, no matter how precious they are to us, are replaceable. People that are close to you may not be. Just my two cents. Did you by any chance check if VTEC had changed the cars number plate covers to those that have their branding? They did this to me without asking (both front and back and the existing ones were perfectly fine) and I wasn't fond of it. I only noticed it after a couple of days after taking the car home. One disadvantage of having these plates is that VTEC motors brand is somewhat associated with accident repairs. So people might assume your car went through a massive accident even when it didn't.
  11. ramishkad

    Advice on First Car for 6M Budget

    Out of these vehicles the Audi A1 would not be comfortable for 5 people on long trips. The back seat is relatively small. As for the safety features such as auto break, in a country like SL where road discipline ins almost non existent, you'd want to have complete control when driving. So I wouldn't put much weight on software features and would rather focus on physical safety features i.e. number of airbags.
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    Servicing Audi A!

    Good to hear. Close to vehicle as in inside the service area?
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    Help: C# is killing me

    Well C# is not really my area of expertise but is the server running at all? Can you go to the event viewer and see if there are any startup errors for the MSSQL service or any related services?
  14. Of all the games you could have picked, why Most Wanted? Only thing that game will make her want to do is to try near misses in real life to get the points. Try GRID 2 or Forza Mortorsports titles if you are serious about this. Even so, I doubt it's a good way of achieving the said goal.
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    FD1 Vs GP1

    I can vouch for the FD3 as well. I used a 2011 model car for 6 years and 125000km and it gave very little trouble other than regular maintenance (hybrid battery was replaced under warranty when it was imported. Replacement battery was still good after 100000km on it by the time I sold the car). Between FD3 and GP1, the FD3 has better handling, driving experience and comfort. GP1 has better fuel economy and reduced hybrid battery wear. I would actually put the FD3 above the FD1 and FD4 when it comes to initial acceleration thanks to the electric motor and the instantly available torque. However, the FD3 would be a viable investment only if the OP runs 1500+km per month. As mentioned it's not built for saving fuel as Aquas and Priuses do. It is also not a good vehicle to have parked around which is a primary cause for its hybrid battery issues. @op If you run high miles per month, seriously consider the FD3.