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amsandun last won the day on September 14 2019

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  1. amsandun

    Advise: 5W30 and 10W30

    Hi, It's a Vitz 2016, I don't have a manual. I only hope this won't be a problem in the future.
  2. amsandun

    Advise: 5W30 and 10W30

    Hi all, I put my car to service today at Sterling Kadawatha and it's my first time there. When the supervisor asked me what oil was used earlier, I told Toyota 10W30 as that's what had in my mind. Mileage is 29K. He said it should be 5w30 according to the mileage and since 10w30 has been used earlier it is not possible to put 5w30 now. So they went ahead with 10w30. Only a while ago I called the previous place where I serviced and asked what they used. To my horror, he said he put Toyota 5W30. I called back the Sterling and informed but they have already finished the oil change. He said that won't be a much of a problem though. So nothing to worry. My question is, Is it ok to put 10w30 at this mileage? Can I or Is it wise to change to 5w30 in the next change? Through posts here in AL, I have realized that in SL, 5 or 10 will not matter so much. But due to my fault, I am concerned. Please share your opinions.
  3. amsandun

    Help: C# is killing me

    which version of visual studio are you using? can you post your current connection string here? Maybe the connection string is wrong or contains invalid parameters and values.
  4. amsandun

    Shifting to N while the engine is running

    So what is the procedure for short time stops like at a traffic light? Since no need to engage Parking Brake there, would it be advisable to do the following? SB -> Shift to "N" -> engage Parking Brake -> Slowly release SB
  5. amsandun

    What is the best vehicle for the 4mil budget??

    Members may need to know your purpose, intended use and your preference before giving their ideas. Have you considered anything so far? You need to consider whether Hybrids/Gasoline cars, Car(Sedan,Hatch)/SUV/Crossovers, No. of people travel by your car etc. And how often you use/drive it..(daily runner/weekender etc)
  6. All were received within 4 weeks max, except that one item of course, which I never received.. 😂
  7. Yes almost all of my orders (95%) from AliEx came within 3 weeks max (mostly within 2.5 weeks) using standard shipping. Only exception is this 11.11 sale and festival season coming up where packages may get delayed big time. Not sure about eBay as I haven't ordered anything from eBay ever since I got to know about Ali Express.
  8. For a permit import, yes. For non permit, tax for double cab is 5 million.
  9. for town/traffic driving above values are correct. I get 15-17 kmpl for outstation driving. (I drive kandy-colombo)
  10. like @tiv and @iRage mentioned there are very good Chinese models that does the job so well. When I installed a setup for my car, also installed a reverse cam which was branded as Kenwood (I knew it's not original). Camera was good but less range of vision and less quality at night. Later I bought a setup and a reverse cam for father's car from a pettah shop. That camera was perfect with fish eye view and good in quality than mine. The view was so broad and clear in both day and night. So no point of looking for Branded ones where certain Chinese products has a good value.
  11. Hope his use of cars are not as bad as phrases he use (calling Japanese cars as junks). I am a fan of Bimmers too but shouldn't discredit others this way. Also wondering what he called a 'Beast', The car or the previous owner? 🙄😜


    1. □AVANTE□


      I don't know about beasts..but thanks to you sir, today I learned about the existence of a dangerous german feline species called 'gascat'.

      What's with these weird ad description by these bimmer guys anyways..saw an E90 3-series for sale a while back with the description: "No major accidents, not even a squirrel".

      Also, the description is missing 'changed blinker fluid recently'

    2. iRage


      These are not TRUE/REAL beemer enthusiasts. These are wanna bes who bought a BMW for the flash of it and they saw cool youtube videos of BMWs doing cool s**t. They either bought old ones...usually the permit hacked ones as the good ones rarely change hands in public...or used their mommies and daddies permits to buy one (technically using mom and dad's car). Check the forum...a few years ago some of us commented how the old Civic rice boys are getting in to BMWs 

  12. amsandun

    Repair Tyre Punch

    I also had a tire puncture about a month ago and repaired it at a shop in Maradana. The guy who did the job said "let's do a double" for the repair. I didn't quite understand what it meant. But the cost was just Rs. 360/-.
  13. Oh now only I grasped what you meant.. 😅 I got it all wrong before.
  14. Hmm. since they got a good machine and very close to where I am, I am thinking about going to them this time. Let's hope for the best and I will stay cautious about the matters you mentioned. I called and inquired. They sounded professional and said it can be completed within an hour.
  15. thanks iRage. Is suspension change really necessary? I would love to upgrade the ride but I'm afraid it has to wait with all other family matters around.