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  1. HaeylM

    ECU issue in Toyota Vitz

    I do my regular full car service there so i since i know them i asked them to scan it for me. They work on Prados and Other toyotas on a daily basis so i really didn't mind taking mine since i got used to this place when i had my Sunny. Eitherway is there any recommended places if any of you have prior experience on doing an OBD scan at a reputable place?
  2. HaeylM

    ECU issue in Toyota Vitz

    These forums are to help people and not mock them. If you were a Toyota owner you would know what happens at Toyota Lanka and why many owners don't go there. I honestly don't talk big about my daily ride or defend it cuz its just an asset that supports my day trip up and down to work. Forums are where People with prior experiences can share a deet or two to help each other rather wasting time and money by looking out for each other as motorists and citizens of this country. If you have no suggestion or knowledge in this topic please let other kind hearted experts support. Be a man and help people without making lame jokes pl. Thnx
  3. HaeylM

    ECU issue in Toyota Vitz

    Yup Check engine light was up. No other warnings or indicators were on.
  4. As a general rule keep in mind to never run on lower fuel levels or an empty tank. Its better to spend an extra 1500 bucks to fill up more juice than to replace your fuel pump in a while. The reason behind it is due to the lower fuel quality in the local market. This has many impurities and when you run on an empty tank the fuel pump will keep pulling out this crap to the system and thus busting your pump over time while your engine will also clog up the junk along the long run to give you a lesser fuel efficiency. Another good rule is to listen for the buzz of the fuel pump starting up when your key is in the On position/ push start 1 press. This helps the fuel pump start up and supply a good flow as you start up the engine for your run. And its always a good idea to tone your driving pattern, Since you are using a CVT it will keep shifting to higher gears as you speed up. and if you suddenly start slowing down/braking and accelerating again, The CVT will keep shifting to a lower gear and then back to a higher gear or at times depending on the load it might stay at a higher gear than required. This change in gears usually causes a jerk/knocking sensation and is quite normal for an averagely older petrol car. When i was overseas i left my nissan sunny i used to have unattended for nearly 5 months and it worked fine so leaving a car without using is not the case but the general maintenance and running cycle along with your driving pattern. If you havent done a tuneup in a while, Try getting one done and it might boost up your engine performance along with a better fuel economy and better gear changes as your engine will not run too lean or too rich. PS- I'm no expert so anyone feel free to correct any discrepancies in my advise!
  5. HaeylM

    ECU issue in Toyota Vitz

    This might be a little of a noob question but any support will be appreciated! a few weeks back my car started dropping in the fuel economy and within city traffic at times it used to get stuck on higher gears for some reason so it felt like it was on LIMP mode as i could not get past 35KMH even with the foot fully down. So i went to A*W to get it checked by them. They tried an OBD scan several times and failed to diagnose it for some reason as none of the OBD scanners they had could read the ECU. they did some manual testing like racing the engine and the typical garage bass diagnostic and told me that there is some lock in the ECU and only toyota company will be able to read the ECU with their OBD equipment and that standard OBD2 scanners garages have dont work. I have a Toyota DBA-KGC30 with the 1NR-FE engine (M600 Second Gen) with ISO CAN 11bit ID ECU 2 protocol. They told me Allion, Axio, Vitz and all have an older ECU model and so they have done scans in them. Apparently as toyota has used a more complicated ECU for post 2013 Cars. Can anyone tell me if the whole A*W story is complete BS so that they could get away with their inefficiency or is it worth for me to try buying an ELM327 off Alie*press to diagnose the problem by myself at home? Toyota charges a hefty bill since they take 25K just to service the KDH201, so im sure i can buy 10 scanners off Ebay and give them away rather spending an hour there with a big bill to get a report on my hatch. Any expert advise on what i could do is appreciated. Also if you know what may cause such a LIMP mode in a toyota?
  6. A recent variant of the Yaris has emerged as Toyota Ativ and currently goes for around 6.5M brand new. Although its not a JDM model and is not assembled in japan, Is it worth the price rather buying a reconditioned Axio Hybrid (2016+) or Civic EX (2017-18 model) in terms of 1) Comfort 2) Reliability( Specially for continuous long distance driving) 3) Fuel efficiency 4) Acceleration, Ride comfort and Maintenance 5) Market Depreciation( since i run over 50K on each car i use, I don't look for profits but am concerned about the overall depreciation over time) Any expert advise would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
  7. HaeylM

    Best car option for 2.7mn

    Choose a vehicle depending on your requirement (whether it is for Colombo daily office driving, Normal home use or to commute to longer distances) I haven't used a Lancer but as for the Civic, I've used the Facelift model Es1 Leather trim (2004 Model / 2008 Registered) , The 1.6 Liter engine is actually not very economical for city driving considering it rarely makes over 8-9 KMPL tbh( 5 years back) so since this is a car over a decade old now, You will need to find one with a good maintenance record with a relatively low mileage if you are planning to beat more than 12 KMPL in Colombo. Outstation driving( 60+ KMH driving at a stretch) will give you a decent 14-17 KMPL even though im not sure of my accuracy of this as i have measured it by dividing distance over fuel used, and is not accurate as a fuel efficiency meter in newer cars) In terms of pickup, I guess the I-Vtec is not that bad as it was plentiful for a daily driver and never faced an under-power situation unless you are traveling with over 5 passengers and a boot full of stuff In terms of comfort, It sure is top notch as it is very spacious and comfortable for longer rides considering its price point. The rear window visibility is not that great considering the taller and boxy design so ur gonna need a reverse camera if you're in for tight parking in a daily basis. Back when i bought it its market value was 3.2 Million (face-lift leather trim one) so i guess this car does have a depreciation in the market as there is plenty available now for just over 2.6 Mil ( so be mindful if you are planning to use it for a while) Ultimately its a great car if you take good care of it with regular service intervals if you are really in for it. But my ultimate advise would be for you to select a newer and much more fuel efficient car if you are in for daily office travelling as it can save you a lot in maintenance and fuel costs along with depreciation value when you sell it ( its hard to sell a car with higher milage specially if you use it daily as you eventually pass the 100K point in just over 2 years) I am no expert on how good Wagon R's or suzuki S-ENE/Hybrid cars are in terms of reliability. But i am currently using a Passo KGC-30 Model and it sure is way better in fuel efficiency and is cheaper in overall maintenance specially with regular services done at a good place ( A*W P*tst*p). It isnt hybrid but has idle stop and was just over 2.9 Mil reconditioned auction Grade 4.5. But you can grab a Fit GP1 hybrid for about 3 Mil these days so if you can push for a little more, Its a great car for that price point!
  8. Haha.. No worries of what you think but i've never sold a car without it being my capital upto date.. Since i joined ive only just given my opinion upon the experience from my past cars n cars ive used.. I myt drop on some info but at the end of the day its just another rupee to the till.
  9. HaeylM

    I would like to buy a car but?

    The Grace shares the same DCT as of the Fit GP5 and also the vezel as of some people's opinion. There was a recall in 2013 and production ceased till it was rectified but the recall was only for vezel and fit. Not Grace or City. Still once again after the Software update and some adjustments all these cars are still in production which means they must have rectified the issue.. Also to mention up to date the Fit and Vezel are among a few of the most popular cars running around in LK and if it had a serious problem no one would keep on buying the same... And a few scrapped rotten eggs in the basket doesn't mean the whole basket of eggs are rotten..
  10. HaeylM

    2004 Honda Civic Es8 / Es5??

    Bro massive values.. Had the 1.6 VTI Es-5 never did more than 11-12 and on the way to arugam bay even with speeds between 80-100 at an average dint do more than 13-14??... U towed it or something to get those hybrid car figures?
  11. HaeylM

    I would like to buy a car but?

    Well either of them are new members but the axio has been for a while and showed some reliability comparatively. In terms of comfort and options grace will take the lead but overall its more of a tie. All of these cars depreciate but toyota has a better track record of a good second hand value so it might get you there... 2015 Axio 161 does around 15 in the city so not very sure of the 17 model but they both share alot in common so itll work around that amount. Spare parts will be ample for the axio and for the grace too i think it wont be a prob. But in terms of the cost of parts hondas tend to be more expensive for parts to replace. But this is also very subjective to the item and car type n year. You get 3 years Sterling or Kobe for both the cars from most dealers so wont be a big headache if you are planning to sell in 3 yrs time.. But if you are personally importing then better consult someone to find a proper car to import to make things smooth. Have regular service patterns and spend some time and give it a wash atleast 2-3 times a month. Check ur fluids and get a checkup at kleen park or sterling every 6 months... Wont be big maintanence in the long run.
  12. HaeylM

    Buying First Car

    Yes did some research on google.. Its Thai... Thnx for the info bro.... And shocked to know the Grace is also Thai... Yeah I get your point... Is there any way to identify the country of manufacture from the car itself before I buy from a dealer.. Thnx
  13. HaeylM

    Buying First Car

    Yes i totally agree on you about the possibility of the city being thai but the fit aria gave me Jaai and even the auction sheet and other bits i checked on the car prooved it to be JDM than an assembled one... Well the Es5, 4 years back itself i sold for 2.9 so its out of reach for this budget and even the aria 2008 was like 2.7, 2 yrs back but have seen the 2003 model of this for 2.5 thts y i suggested it.. And the Es 8 n Ek3 s also go much in his budget...
  14. HaeylM

    Buying First Car

    Bro its advisable to go through earlier threads before opening a new one for a deeper idea on this topic. Anyway as of for your budget its actually a good choice to go for a Japanese car considering its resale value and low repair costs. Well these are my opinions on the cars u requested Honda Civic ES/EK models- Good Resale value and Easy direct bolt on upgrades with super stealth, Fuel economy worked like 8-10 when i used an Es-5 Facelift model. Repair and maintenance is not that cheap compared to Toyotas and Nissans but doesn't require constant attention. Engine pickup is fair with the 1.6 I-Vtec and comfort wise its a real achiever. As a whole its a good daily driver Lancer CK2/CS - never used one but from my friends car it works around 9-12 according to him. Acceleration was fair enough and the overall maintenence seems to be fine. Easy modifications are available direct bolt on. Honda City - Once again havent owned one but know many people who use them- There are 2 models the Japanese one that shares the same design of the Fit Aria and another variant from Thailand. The 2001-2 model Variant is the Thailand model and well i cant comment on this as i have never driven this model The 2003 - 2008 model is the Japanese Variant with a much more spacious and modern design. Its 1300 cc model Lags acceleration most of the time but does well in fuel averaging about 10-12. While the 1500 CC model does well in terms of acceleration much better but as the general logic it drops economy by 9-10. The interior is all plastic but well built and is much elegant. The seats are much wider and comfortable while offering All power shutters and mirrors and many more tech luxuries including Aux jacks for the factory stereo. Trims and parts available around the country and isnt much expensive comparatively. The 7 Speed CVT Gearbox is pretty much on the durability depending on the way you use it but offers quite smooth gear changes. But you can easily Blow this CVT so do be careful when looking for this car. Overall all what matters is what satisfies you most. Spend some time and inspect many options and go for one which suits you best. I personally recommend going for a Honda in terms of reliability and Comfort but it all depends on the way you maintain the car. Hope I helped. Please feel free to contact me if you need any further support!. And well theres many experts here so you myt be able to get a clear vision on this topic.. Thnx
  15. Yeah Totally Agree with that .... But they do find you a more attractive price for common cars than those people who demand big for their home used cars on classifieds. Well at the end of the day no matter how much of a cut the broker gets if we are able to find a car that satisfies our mind for a cheaper rate than the market then we've all won . Most of the car sale people you go to check with buy cars directly from brokers to save up a mass than the I**an.*l and other classified advertisers. so its just an opinion to get a wider view of the market.. well if you are able to find a good car thats satisfying enough even from a private seller then go for it... at the end of the day what really matters is your value to what you purchased. thnx