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  1. Hyaenidae

    Toyota axio 2008 jerks when pressing accelerator

    Jerks are kinda normal on CVT boxes, you tend to notice them more if you're coming from a 4AT... but if this is a recent development it's cause for concern. Could you post a video clip like @iRage asked?
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    2018 Suzuki Swift Steering Squeeks & Rattles

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    Buying a mazda axela 2007

    Search the forum, the CS series Lancer is easily the most discussed car of the forum... @Davy owned one for quite some time so you can direct any specific questions you might have to him
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    Buying a mazda axela 2007

    IDK about mazda agents in Kurunegala but there was a real nice looking CS3 2011 for 2.7mil on the quick site, posted 3 days ago, if you're still open to consider another car go check it out. Its authorized agent UNIMO has workshops islandwide including Kurunegala.
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    Autolanka Funniest Moments

    Not sure if this is in SL but it was shared in a Sri Lankan automotive group on facebook, a guy had posted a problem with his aqua, his new alloy wheels were making the wheels rub with the wheel arch, this was suggested as a solution
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    Shifting to N while the engine is running

    Ok so I'm going to sound like a total noob for asking this question but... Have you guys ever heard of an automatic transmission (conventional automatic, not CVT or DCT) wearing off when it's in Neutral while idling the engine and the vehicle is stationary? I came across this post in an automotive forum that said shifting to N while stopped at stoplights/traffic could induce more wear and tear to the transmission clutches (not linkages and other stuff that gets used when using the shifter but the clutch plates themselves) than leaving it in gear and using the brake to keep the vehicle stationary. (I'll try and link the post, I was reading it on my mobile) I myself was in the opinion that the wear caused by either method is similar and negligible, but I just wanted to ask: have you guys ever heard of such a phenomenon?
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    Car Insurance 2019/2020

    Their charges seem very reasonable, I have a 4-year NCB with c******o, yours is cheaper even then
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    Shifting to N while the engine is running

    The Belta is a CVT innit? Since it made an audible sound which went away when following this procedure I think this is applicable for CVTs as well
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    Why does this happen to mirrors?

    Did you try wiping it off with a tissue?
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    Car Insurance 2019/2020

    I paid 74k for a 3.5mil cover by c******o V*P this year! Damned extortionists
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    Shifting to N while the engine is running

    This should be corrected as SB >> Shift to N >> Engage PB >> Release SB >> Engage SB >> Shift to P >> Release SB Releasing the SB while the gear is in N without engaging the PB would make the car roll neh, that would be quite dangerous on an incline. You should release the SB only after the PB is engaged, to make sure that the PB is firmly applied and it is holding the car completely still. After you made sure that the PB is holding the car, you can engage the SB again and shift the car to P. When I was using the 2nd method my Belta used to make the thud sound, that went away when using the 1st method. Haven't tried the 2nd method on the EX yet, been using the 1st method since it was brand new. When reversing, Reverse to place>> Engage SB>> Shift from R to N >> Engage PB >> Release SB >> Engage SB >> Shift to P >> Release SB
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    Car Insurance 2019/2020

    68k? What's the valuation?
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    Honda grace ex yom 2014/12

    Probably the DCT is acting up
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    Regarding oil burning issue of Honda gP 1

    What they do is just a cleanup AFAIK. The issue will return. Get the pistons and piston rings replaced with redesigned ones from Stafford Lanka or a trusted 3rd party workshop
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    Honda grace ex yom 2014/12

    Let that grace go, not worth it IMO
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    Battery problem on cold mornings!

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    Battery problem on cold mornings!

    Sounds like the battery cannot hold the charge
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    Shifting to N while the engine is running

    @trinity You see, when you put the gear into P, you engage the parking pawl. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parking_pawl When you engage the parking pawl before applying the parking brake, the car is being held by the parking pawl instead of the parking brake. So, when I shift the car to N and apply the parking brake, (Steps 2 and 3) the car is being held by the parking brake instead of the parking pawl. Steps 4 and 5 are to ensure that the parking brake is firmly engaged. My previous car, a Belta, used to make an audible "thud" every time I shifted from P to D, just like @iRage said - When I tried this method for the first time there was no sound at all! I've been parking every auto car this way ever since.
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    ## Post Whoring - Part 3 ##

    Talking about gas... have you guys ever come across this little gem of a story?
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    DFSK 580

    Yeah, I... wouldn't let anyone mess with the electrical system of the car, especially when it's a new model which I'm sure the monkeys of the Sun Lanka haven't laid their hands on, like, ever. They actually tried to cut the wire harness of my car just to install a 2DIN player because the original connector didn't fit the 2DIN player they had, instead of using an adapter. Luckily I was there watching the whole thing, too bad for the people who left their cars there and left - trusting them to do a good job of installing accessories. tl;dr: You're better off without a blind spot monitoring system, keep the electrical system as it is rather than getting it butchered by local "electricians"
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    Shifting to N while the engine is running

    For me it's 1. Get the vehicle to a complete stop. 2. Put the gear to "N" while applying the service brake 3. Apply the Hand brake. 4. Foot off the service brake 5. Apply the service brake again 6. Shift the Gear to "P", foot off the service brake and then stop the engine.
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    Shifting to N while the engine is running

    But our owners manual says: "For short waiting periods, such as at traffic lights, the vehicle can be left in gear and held stationary with the service brake. For longer waiting periods with the engine running, the selector lever should be placed in the “N” (NEUTRAL) position."
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    Shifting to N while the engine is running

    So is this true? Does idling while the transmission is in Neutral cause excessive wear?
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    Shifting to N while the engine is running

    Found the post I was referring to: Link: https://mechanics.stackexchange.com/a/18561