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Elrond

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About Elrond

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    Male
  • Location
    Colombo

My Vehicle Details

  • Vehicle Make
    Mitsubishi
  • Vehicle Model
    Lancer CS3
  • Engine Type
    4G18
  • Future Plans
    Fog Lamps, Reverse Cam
  1. Elrond

    Lancer Cs1 Suspension

    Sure Trinity... Thanks for the input. Have a good one! Cheers!
  2. Elrond

    Lancer Cs1 Suspension

    Okay, finally got a chance to go to the AutoBox yesterday, and following is the quotation by them to fix the suspension system. Front Shock Absorbers = 22020 (after 25% off from 14680 x 2) Back Shock Absorbers = 16170 (after 25% off from 10780 x 2) Shock Mounts = 7500 (3750 x 2) Shock Boot = 3300 (1650 x 2) Lower Arm Bush = 3300 (1650 x 2) Rack End = 7400 (3700 x 2) Rack Adjustment = 300 Caliper Pin Repair = 4600 (1150 x 4) Break Pad Lockset = 5500 Bush Fitting Charge = 200 Labour Charge = 5850 Wheel Alignment = 1500 Total = 77640! I don't have a clue why a Caliper Pin repair (they said it need to be sent to a lathe shop) and a replacement of Break Pad Lockset (apparently these are available only at UniMo) are needed for a suspension repair. I forgot to inquire about that A mechanic did an inspection run, and he asked me whether break pads were replaced recently, probably because a squealing sound can be heard sometimes when breaking. Maybe that has something to do with the mentioned repairs in the breaking system? Anyway, I'm going to ask about that from them before doing the actual repair, if I'm to do it from them. (Reading on the breaking system right now ) One thing I'm really concerned about are their prices. The Shock Absorbers prices are way too high. For example, the front shocks will cost me 22020/= even after a 25% discount! When I inquired from TAAS couple of weeks back, they said they will give them for 17928 (including a 10% discount). Same story with the rear ones - only 15094/= at TAAS. These guys said they are also agents of TAAS, and their prices will be much lower than TAAS, which didn't turn out to be so. When I mentioned this, they said they might be able to give a further discount if the TAAS prices are actually lower than theirs. Also they said the prices from TAAS are probably for the Malaysian parts, not for the Japanese. I have to contact TAAS again to get that confirmed. Furthermore, when I offered to buy the stuff by myself, they said they don't accept items bought by the customers. Then I mentioned they have done that in the past (remembering what @Trinity has mentioned in a previous comment of this thread). To that they said: they were used to do that, but not anymore. Talking about the prices, they have also put 1500/= for wheel alignment. If I recall correctly, even Pit Stop's charges were lower than that. However, for @HashanJay AutoBox had charged 750/= only. Maybe the 1500/= for me includes the camber adjustment as noted in @Trinity's costs? They also charged me 1500/= for the inspection, and said they will refund it if I do the repair from them, which is somewhat fair enough. However, I did an inspection from Pit Stop before going to AutoBox, and they did it without charging anything! That was when I went there for a wheel alignment, to which they said it would be useless doing the alignment before fixing the suspension system. Their estimation for labour was 10000 - 15000/=. The main reason I wanted AutoBox's opinion was Pit Stop said I have to replace both Lower Arms. According to AutoBox only the bush needs to be replaced. I think they might probably give more discounts when I go for the actual repair, but after seeing the quotation (especially for the Shocks) I'm having second thoughts now. Seems I should better get another opinion from somewhere else, considering the total amount.
  3. Elrond

    Lancer Cs1 Suspension

    Thanks a lot Trinity for the prompt and helpful response. I will be visiting them soon. I'll have them inspect the car first, and then will try to buy the parts by myself. My car also does an annoying high-pitched whirring kinda sound when the wheels are fully turned! I first got to know this from an inspection place I took the vehicle to just before buying it. They mentioned replacing only the Power Steering Hose would not work - I have forgotten the actual part name they mentioned ... some kind of an "arm" or a "mount" (sounds very naive ) ... and it's costly according to them. Anyway, I'll be able to get that also checked from AutoBox. Thanks wolseley for the info! I think TAAS is associated with Namaratne, because in their website TAAS' website is given as a related site. Will give them a buzz and see.
  4. Elrond

    Lancer Cs1 Suspension

    I inquired the prices for KYB shocks for my CS3 today from TAAS. Front: 9960/=, Back: 8385/= each, and will get a 10% discount if paid by cash. The agent's price was 35000/= for a single front shock! (I don't remember whether it included the labour charges as well). @Trinity, do you still recommend AutoBox for a full suspension/steering repair (replacement of shocks + any other other worn out part), or is there a better place that I can go to? Appreciate your help.
  5. Elrond

    Sloshing/splashing Sound From The Fuel Tank

    Thanks Davy. That video was very helpful! Yes, I sanded and painted that metal bracket and all the visible/reachable rust on the door. I wonder why the manufacturer doesn't paint those metal parts. I'm sure once water gets inside the door that dried coating will get peeled-off and block the drain hole again. But, I can periodically check/clean those holes. At least now I know the doors are still in good condition
  6. Elrond

    Sloshing/splashing Sound From The Fuel Tank

    Removed the door panel today Some images attached. Seems the condition is not as bad as I imagined. There are some rust, but the bottom coating haven't completely given up yet, though it's started to peel off. And seems what's blocking the drain hole time-to-time is that dried-and-peeled-off coating + grease. I'm going to sand and apply anti-corrosive paint to the places I can.
  7. Elrond

    Sloshing/splashing Sound From The Fuel Tank

    Thanks Davy. I still couldn't get into that; will update the thread once I do it. Thanks for the advice Rumesh88! Apparently that door had been damaged by an accident (by a previous owner) and repaired. Maybe that has to do something with the clogging. Holes in the other 3 doors were very clean.
  8. Elrond

    Sloshing/splashing Sound From The Fuel Tank

    It would be great if you can provide those steps Davy. Thanks for all the help!
  9. Elrond

    Sloshing/splashing Sound From The Fuel Tank

    Today only I was able to attend this, and Yes, there was water inside the door as Davy has suggested! There was mud blocking the duct About 3 liters of water drained when I cleaned it! Thanks again Davy! Hope that door is not corroded from the inside.
  10. Elrond

    Sloshing/splashing Sound From The Fuel Tank

    Thanks Davy, I will try that. Considering the occasional heavy rainfall these days in SL, what you have mentioned is probably the reason behind the sound. It never occurred to me! Thanks. I've checked that already, but there's nothing that could cause such a sound in my car.
  11. Elrond

    Mitsubishi Lancer RalliArt

    Wow! That's a beauty! Congrats Davy!!
  12. Hi All, I've a 2003 Lancer CS3, and when braking and sometimes taking turns I'm hearing a sloshing/splashing sound which seems to be coming from the fuel tank. This first came when the tank was about half full and went away when it was full, and it didn't occur for some months after that, until I started to hear it again few days back. The fuel level was near empty by that time, and the sound didn't go away even after pumping full tank. Any idea on what might be causing this? Thanks.
  13. Hi All, There's lot of rust underneath the radiator in my Lancer CS3. Few weeks back I took the vehicle to the agents to get the timing belt replaced, and they said I should get the rust cleaned up as soon as possible, because it's somewhat in a bad state. I'm thinking of going to the Sisira guy mentioned by The Don. Does he undertake that kind of work? I live in Nawala and I've also heard about this Sampath guy in the Old Nawala Road mentioned by ThunderBolt. It would be pretty convenient for me to take the car there if he's a good/trusted technician. Please comment if anyone has worked with that guy. Appreciate it!
  14. Elrond

    2007 Cs3 - Current Market Value

    You can always post an ad and check the offers - nothing to lose (except your peace of mind ) Though 2007 GLX (I assume yours is a GLX) is usually priced around 2.3 - 2.5M on ads, I guess many will try to get it for 2.1 - 2.2, or even less. I personally would have hate to sell a Lancer, and that's also only after 20 months. Unless there's some really really really good reason Cheers!
  15. Elrond

    2007 Cs3 - Current Market Value

    My guess is 2.1 - 2.2M
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