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  1. this is from my own topic in 2017 regarding buying a Prius 2nd gen. hope you may get some information about hybrid issues to look out for. Currently i am also driving a 2016 Vitz.
  2. amsandun

    How are motor bikes taxed in Sri-Lanka ?

    what is the engine capacity (cc) you are looking at and how old would it be?( Is it brand new or used?) http://www.customs.gov.lk/public/files/tariff/ExciseDuty Budget 2018 .pdf go to this link and scroll down until you find 87.11 HS category which is for Motorcycles. There you will see lot of categories how motorcycles are taxed.(according to engine capacity and age)
  3. No I didn't want to wash the engine either. It raised a concern bcz service center guy did that way. So now I get it. I will stick with not to water wash engine and look into other methods if it becomes necessary to clean it a bit (not regularly though). Thanks brother...
  4. Thanks everybody for your inputs. I had my doubts that's why I posted here. from next time on I will instruct not to wash engine bay area. Is it necessary to clean the engine bay during the service or after a certain time interval. Then what are the options I got? can I do it myself? @kmeeg thank you. your video link was helpful. in tip#7, he put de-greasing agent while the engine is on. In the comments section, I saw many people commented against that.after everything he washed the engine with normal water without pressure. Kind of confusing to me. 😮
  5. Hi all, I just did the 2nd service of my car couple of days ago and I noticed that after washing the undercarriage, they washed engine bay area with high pressure water and also dried it up with high pressurized air. Is this normal practice or not recommended at all? I remember I read somewhere in AL that engine washing is not a wise practice or something. Anyway no any problems occurred after that. Engine bay looked very clean as well. 😏 Can you guys give me some clarification on this so I can be vigilant next time. I hope they know what they are doing. TIA
  6. amsandun

    Income Tax Problems

    I don't have personal experience in this regard. But yes, one of my friends mentioned about a letter (or a summon) from IRD. Once you submit a letter with your salary slip, an acknowledgement receipt will be issued to you and it'll all be fine he said. The rumor is everyone who imported vehicles since 2015 are summoned. (don't know for sure as I didn't get such letter yet. :D)
  7. amsandun

    Kenwood or Pioneer

    yes it can be. pettah is a source of almost everything and also a mix of everything. there will be original,good products and also unworthy fake stuff. so you have to be vigilant. I don't know how I verify the genuineness even if I buy it from somewhere else. Most of the importations of goods to Sri Lanka are done by importers and wholesale shops in pettah. So it is possible that many of other shops also get their products through Pettah isn't it?
  8. amsandun

    Kenwood or Pioneer

    well I can't say I am sure about the quality..they may or may not be original. I also got to know this place from an old post about kenwood/pioneer setups and places to buy in this forum. A place called Favourite Super Market. Read the following threads and you can get an idea. Most of members had good view and comments about buying electronic stuff in pettah.
  9. amsandun

    Kenwood or Pioneer

    I haven't used it and I am also looking for a setup for my Vitz 2016. AVH-XL5750BT is a Toyota direct fit model which is about 57k in Pettah. It doesn't have Apple car play or Android Auto. Shop owner in pettah said it is a very good setup anyway.
  10. amsandun

    cant change the gear in Aqua

    Maybe a problem with the shift lock system. you can try by pressing the shift lock override button. The shift lever can be shifted while the button is pressed. Yet you will have to get it checked by a service agent.
  11. amsandun

    Good dash cam for the Car

    When the dash cam comes with the normal reverse camera. does it record from the back all the time? Isn't it only used for reversing?
  12. amsandun

    Vitz 2016 KSP 130 non fog light model

    So that's what it is for? never thought it that way.. thanks for the details @iRage. ?
  13. amsandun

    Vitz 2016 KSP 130 non fog light model

    Having the same in mind. mine is also a 2016 Vitz with the same front. I think it's almost impossible to fit a fog light at yellow marked place. If a fog light is to be fitted there, it would come with the hole and we won't have to mess up trying something. Anyway, I am too wondering if there's anyway of making use of red marked place. ?
  14. amsandun

    Toyota Vitz Transmission Fluid Changing

    maybe this can help you find some information