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virajn last won the day on November 24 2018

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  1. 1. Do modern cars need timing chain replacement ? 2. If so, does any one know when to replace timing chain in Honda GP5 ? 3. As a user why should I care about interference engine or non - interference engine details ? What info would be valuable to us ? 3. Does any one know weather GP5 has interference engine or non - interference engine ?
  2. My Honda Gp5 coolent resovoir tank cap broken ( noticed today ). Is there a place I can buy it ? Worst case I would buy full tank . Can anyone recommend a place to search ?
  3. Is it a necessity to have it pasted on the windshield? Can police fine me for not having it? No. It's not a requirement. My sticker is on file not the windscreen. No issues. You need that sticker when you transfer ownership.
  4. virajn

    Grace system warning

    This is due to low hybrid battery i guess. It came to me once i climbed Navaloka Hospital car park ( tower ) in GP5. I think when you constantly running with very low speed battery will not get charge to required point. Its not a issue. Never came the again.
  5. I was wondering the same. What is this place ?
  6. Since we are talking about servicing can you guys recommended what should be done in a service ? I know oil change, oil filter change and wash are normally done. If one needs to keep the car out of troubles for 100,000km what should he/she focusing on service. I learned break oil moisture check in this forum. Any other checks i need to worry about ? 1. Power steering oil. Normally when should it changed ? 2. Any other mechanical parts which needs to be checked in a service ?
  7. Is there a tagging mechanism in autolanka forum ? It would be beneficial and searchable content easily if there is one. This is online forum having such tagging system. https://mechanics.stackexchange.com/
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    Some Concerns?

    Sometimes back Honda dealer here advertised this model ( Jazz non-hybrid with CVT box ) but now website don't have that car. Better to check with Honda dealer.
  9. virajn

    Some Concerns?

    That workaround doesn't work. Locking the transmission in 1st or 2nd gear doesn't stop the DCT from slipping when crawling forward - the only viable workaround is avoiding crawling as much as possible, specially when going uphill / when the car is loaded Agree to @Jason Bourne. There is good discussion on this issue in this forum. Only advantage in Hybrid with DCT is ( Honda GP5 and Hyundai Ioniq hybrid) is on EV-mode clutches disengage giving peace of mind for no clutch slippery happens.
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    Some Concerns?

    Honda GP5 or Vezel DCT issue comes mainly with driving style. Even the car maintained by agents, if the driver/owner don't know a thing about DCT then thereis fair risk in near future high repair cost in gear box. I think its better to go for a test drive in selected well maintained GP5 ( or Vezel ). Have them to drive through heavy traffic ( if available ) or upslope ( in a traffic). If the driver use accelerator to maintain car stationary in upslope or driver creeps through ( like below 5kmph ) when engine running ( not ev mode where engine turned off), then they don't know how to drive a DCT car. Don't buy it. Correct way is use break to hold the car in any given condition ( upslope or traffic ) and have good distance in traffic which enough to engage first gear ( in engine running mode where clutches start to engage ). Also if you listen carefully to car you can clearly heard slipping clutch. One more thing. Hybrids have start-stop engine feature ( insanely high in colombo traffic ) which means starting the engine causing fair bit of wear and tear. Therefore its crucial for hybrid to maintain recommended ( 5000km ) engine oil change. Check for that also. Also don't get discourage in DCT issue ( there is none such other than no knowledge to maintain it) since GP5 and Vezel are well build reliable car. GP5 is fun to drive Good luck on your New Car !
  11. Nice explanation ! Thanks !
  12. I think every component in car carefully designed and aligned with other components to work together in best optimized way. It is not wise to messed up with these configurations which set by manufacture after extensive testing and engineering. For example when you change tire profile, there are other compromises happens safety or handling. Best thing to use the car which has tested configurations. I know its little dull for vitz but that is the best configuration when considering safety and handling. Also second hand market value would be dropped after modifications.
  13. If it is a investment for 10 years than land is the best choice than vehicle.
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    Advice on changing break fluid

    Its Dual Clutch and i have changed the oil on 45k. Any way following thread answers lot of questions i have and don't know how i missed it According above posts i decided to go with Dot 3 oil. Only question is reliable place to do with ( some place works with genuine responsibility )
  15. I'm using Honda GP5 ( 2014 December ) and bought a nearly 2 year ago with ster.. warranty. I have been doing services from warranty company. In internet, i have found Honda recommend to do break oil change in every two years. But the service company never asked or mentioned on changing break oil change. Assuming Japan guys changed break oil in Japan ( for recondition cars ) i thought of doing break oil change now, for peace of mind. I have following questions on this, 1. Is using Dot 4 break oil waste of money ? ( I have found Dot 3 enough for normal driving, but is there any catch on this like climate in Sri Lanka effect badly ) 2. Where should i do it ? Can a person with experience recommend a place ( agent or any other service center ). I'm asking this since most of the Service centers filled with youngsters who don't take responsibility on anything. This is the break system therefore i'm extremely cautious on who works with internals. 3. Is there any other fluid i should be worried with time factor ? ( like steering fluid )