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    Learner drivers @ car wash garages

    I have a garden hose connected to a pressure washer and still use the two bucket method so the microfiber towel is free of dirt when I wash the car with it. 1 : Pressure wash the body 2 : Get the soap mixture (no grit guard), soak the wash towel, clean panel-by-panel from top to bottom (to ensure there are no swirl marks make sure to not to rub the wash towel in a circular motion, just a wipe in a straight line will do) 3. Depending on how dirty the car was, clean the wash towel using the second bucket with water and a grit guard (rub the wash towel against the grit guard) for every 2-3 panels
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    MICRO BAIC X25

    What's with the newbies with 1-2 posts and the X25? P.S. Oh, that's right. If they were members of this forum long enough they wouldn't have gone for a lemon like the BAIC X25
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    7.5 Km Per L Xtrail 2015 4x4 ?

    And the LC V8 2005 has fuel figures like 6-7kmpl if you drive it conservatively
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    7.5 Km Per L Xtrail 2015 4x4 ?

    Hybrids aren't meant to save fuel - they're meant to save the environment (by burning relatively less fuel that is) with their fancy EV modes, regen braking, CVTs, DCTs, etc, etc... And imo 9-10 kmpl for an SUV that size is pretty good - heck, old Corolla 141s returned that kind of fuel economy
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    7.5 Km Per L Xtrail 2015 4x4 ?

    I thought the Xtrail riding bunch doesn't care about the fuel economy - like, a tankful of premium gasoline costs them like 1/10 of their earnings between a full tank to full tank (in the worst case)
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    Lancer EX vs Civic FD4

    Quoted and deleted? you piqued my curiosity! what did your post say?
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    Lancer EX vs Civic FD4

    ha ha, enjoy
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    Lancer EX vs Civic FD4

    This I agree - the Lancers engine noise is very audible inside the cabin compared to the FD4. Road noise creeps in too. These vids will give you an idea - real experience is somewhat similar.
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    Lancer EX vs Civic FD4

    Like Davy said you'll be able to find many Lancer and Civic related threads in the forum Anyways looking at your requirements I'd say both cars fit the bill perfectly. I've driven both cars and neither of them is as comfortable as an Allion or a Premio - even a CS series Lancer feels comfier. But these are in their own league when it comes to handling and "oomph" If I were you Id' go for the Lancer - reasons OTOH are: Lancer: The better - looking one among the two (looks are subjective though) Many Lancer EXs are still with their first owners and are being serviced by the agent so you can verify the mileage via the agent -( you can find all information up to the last service done by the agent even if it's not being maintained by the agent anymore ) Better ground clearance (165mm vs 150mm) A rare sight on roads - Civic FD1, FD3, FD4 all looks the same and collectively there are many civics on the roads than the Lancers. Agent support, workshop network around the country FD4 : Not as rare as the EX so finding a one in good nick should be easier ( I mean, near your area. You won't have to travel a long way just to inspect the vehicle) Dashboard looks better (again, subjective) P.S. come to think of it, I'd buy the Lancer anyways. It's a Lancer after all.
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    Toyota axio 2007 ac cooling issue

    It's a common issue among newer Toyotas which comes with "clutchless" compressors... According to AC mechs almost every JDM Toyota clutchless compressor fail between 50k-150k kms (dunno if this claim is true). They replace it with a clutch compressor which came with older 121 and 240 models
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    My New Ride : Mistubishi Lancer CS1 GLX (A/T) YOM 2007

    What about the air filter and cabin air filter?
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    My New Ride : Mistubishi Lancer CS1 GLX (A/T) YOM 2007

    Customers often ask if they should change the filter as well as the fluid. In the past, automatic transmission fluid was changed by removing the pan, changing the filter and gasket and refilling with 1/3 the capacity of the transmission. This was the only method known to change the fluid so it was the acceptable method. When transmission flushing equipment was introduced to the market, people started to ask, “what about the filter?” “we used to change it, why don’t we have to change it now?” The answer to this is, it was changed before because we already had the pan off so “we might as well” plus the filter company’s packaged the gaskets with filters and encouraged this practice. An automatic transmission is a closed hydraulic device with no foreign matter being introduced. Therefore, if the filter on a transmission should ever become plugged, it is plugged with transmission parts! This means the transmission is past the point of needing a fluid change. An engine, on the other hand, is constantly exposed to foreign matter (air and fuel) which brings in contaminants as well as the combustion that creates many other byproducts. The engine oil filter is designed to filter these products out. Many transmission manufacturers use only a screen on the fluid pickup to filter out any casting flaws or debris that could be poured down the dipstick. Some manufacturers do not recommend changing the filter. The fluid will break down and needs to be changed, the filters do not plug up on a healthy transmission. http://www.fluidservicetech.com/resources/change-filter.html Not sure if this article is accurate though
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    My New Ride : Mistubishi Lancer CS1 GLX (A/T) YOM 2007

    How much was the oil filter (MD360935)? is it still 2,273/= ?
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    Reliable car around 4.5mil

    Like Irage said, go for a Lancer EX or a Civic FD4. Both got ol' school conv.auto transmissions and are rock solid - plus you'll get a newer one for the same amount.
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    Toyota corolla diagnostic

    Not sure if the chinese ELM27 has necessary protocols for your vehicle's ECU (they doesn't have the protocols for OBDII standard JDM vehicles either) But communication lights should turn on when you connect to ELM27 using your smartphone/tablet using bluetooth - then it'll say it can't scan your vehicle if it's not supported
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