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Found 73 results

  1. chathurai

    Any experience with colonial motors

    Hi Guys , anyone have experience with colonial motors .i need to do engine replacement but they dont have used engines and parts for my car, but they said they can provide engine change for me if i can bring engine, i wanted to know how their quality of work.
  2. Is there any one can fix new powers shutter for my Mazda Familia (BHA3P) please contact me with a budget cost.
  3. Waru

    Mazda Bj5p Repair

    Hi Guys .... one year before I bought Mazda bj5p . after few months ago have some gear box issue (over drive button blink .) after i went to Nilwala moters, they fix the gear box issue . now gear shifting problem is OK, but i feel have some issue in the gear shifting . (have some delay and feel gear shifting ). I happened only some time. what can I do for this ?
  4. Lakshan Maduranga

    The Mazda Demio Thread

    Hello guys, I'm planing on buying my first car; a 2009 (December) Mazda Demio. I have some questions in my mind. If you have enough time; please be kind enough to answer them. I already searched many previous threads, but couldn't find the exact answers I'm looking for. They may seem like stupid questions; please don't get all mad at me; (I've seen that attitude in previous threads) I'm a total stranger to these vehicle related stuff! Your kind assistance is highly appreciated. 1) I'm having a hard time deciding on whether to buy a car from a local car sale (Got a good deal for 2.9 Mil from a reputed vehicle trading company) or directly import one under my name. What do you guys think? What will be the cheapest option? (I won't be needing any assistance from a finance company) And if your answer is to go for importing under my name; i.I read I can only import vehicles which are only two years old; what do they mean by two years old? Do they mean since the year of made (YOM) or the year of registration of the car? ii.What will be the duty (Some rough figure will be okay) I will have to bear? iii.I have contacts in both Japan and UK; (Not in for business, they are there for education). Will they be able to send me a car? Which will be the cheapest; UK or Japan? iv.Please suggest (PM me) any reputed/trustworthy vehicle importers you know. 2) If you had to choose between Mazda Demio and Toyota Vitz; what would you choose? and why? (Your personal opinion) 3) Please comment on second hand market of this car. 4) Please comment on fuel economy of this car. (Compared to vitz?) 5) Are there any known issues of this car? 6) Will I be able to find spare parts of this car easily? Who is the agent for Mazda cars in Sri Lanka? 7) Any general info you think I should know? Thank you very much!!!!!! (For at least reading the whole thing) Regards! Have a good day!
  5. K.o.N.o.S

    Brake system failure

    Hi members, yesterday when I was driving my Demio when drepressing suddenly brake pedal went all the way to the floor. Luckily I was near a garage & took the car for inspection right away..however after about 10min or so brake system came back to normal without having to do any repairs..I searched the forum/Net and found out that, 1- Could be a brake fluid leak- which was not the case & the mechanic did a through inspection 2- Error in the braking booster- highly unlikely according to mechanic’s advice 3- failure in braking master cylinder- which mechanic suggested that if the issue happens again he will do an inspection on the component.could be an internal issue he said. he advised me to drive the car normally for the moment and not to panic. I am skeptical and I need a second opinion on this and appreciate if you guys could shed some light. thank you.
  6. Hi, so I'm new here and loved reading some great explanations from many. I'm here to ask for similar help on a specific issue that I couldn't find a good answer to. I would like to buy a car and the budget is 1.8-2 million. I was scouring for options and first thing I came up was the Geely Mx7 Mark II. It's within budget and seems like I can get a 4-5 year old one with reasonable options. I also hear that while the interior is not very sturdy, the important parts like the drive train etc are based on a toyota corolla, and even fits corolla parts. (I know the corolla as a really reliable car since our family had AE100 and 121) I also thought about some 2-3 year old Altos which I got to know as reliable and good for hard use as well, and quite fuel efficient, but they are not in anyway safe or comfortable, and really cramped. So would like to avoid it unless there's really no better option. Other option is older Japanese cars. The one I set my sights is a Mazda Familia BJ5P, which actually looks really good, comfortable and spacious, while everyone says Mazdas are very reliable. I found several within budget eith YOM 2000-2002. I loved Hondas as well, especially Civics, but ones within budget are 1996 or so, so guess I'll avoid those. (Same with Toyotas) People say the Honda Citys are good as well, I'd like to know whether they are so actually, since they are assembled elsewhere than Japan. I found several with Vtec engines with YOM 1999-2001. Is it true that 20 year old Japanese cars are better than 2-5 year old Indian or Chinese cars? ? So could you help me out here. What I need is a spacious, reliable and a reasonably safe car. Fuel economy 10+ in city and 13+ outstations is fine. What I really would like to decide between is, Geely MX7 MARK II (2013-2014) MADZA FAMILIA BJ5P (2000-2002) HONDA CITY VTEC (1999-2001) Any good alternative suggestions are welcome as well. Thanks
  7. when cannot accelerate more than 60 kmph , some time it accelerate well and some time never when fuel light on It will never accelerate more than 40kmph when earlier days it were accelerate any speed when fuel light indicate pls help me i ma new fore hear 1. is this air sensor ? 2. petrol pump - ? 3. or gear box -?
  8. Guys, really appreciate your valuable inputs to help me make a decision. This is my dilemma. I have a 1995 honda civic ek3 VI manual. This is my first car and has been with me for the last 4 years. My and this car have had a good run so far. Needless to say, being a 23 year old car, there are episodic minor repairs which are getting a bit frequent, but nothing major. Within the next few months, I am to receive some cash, and I would be able to spend about 0.5 to 1 million for an upgrade, the lesser the cost, the better, obviously. I guess I could sell this one and go for a bit newer car. But as I said, me and this car have been through a lot together, and even the thought of parting with it is very difficult to handle. So here are my questions. 1. Would going for a performance upgrade for this car be a bad idea? I did some reading and seems a B16A2 swap is possible and that it would cost somewhere close to 5 laks (I am not sure about these values). I am a total noob at these stuff, and would like to know if this is worth the cost. 2. If such an upgrade is possible, what are my options? Are there better options than the B16A swap? What would be the cost? 3. If such an upgrade is not advisable, what would be a good replacement around 3mil? It needs to be a sedan and a manual transmission, and I would like to have a bit of power as well. The options I came up with were Honda civic ES3rs, lancer cs2/3, masda axela/3 and am having trouble deciding what would be better. Are there any other good options? So, I kindly request the help of the experts here, who have helped me in the past as well. Thanks in advance! Ps. Sorry if I am starting an unnecessary thread, couldn't find answers to some of my issues after going through several threads as well.
  9. Hi, need to get a car soon and the budget is less than 5m. Looking for a car that can be used for next 3n half years or so without having to spend in garages often. I seek all your advice as I know very little about cars. Thanks in advance!
  10. Hello friends, I need a technical advice for below mention issues regarding my Mazda Familia Butterfly 1998 car. Engine is b3. Auto gear transmission. BHALP model. I think these all related to one issue. 1. Car vibrates in D gear. It reduce when AC turned off. It disappear on Parking Gear or Neutral. 2. Car jerk when changing the gear from speed 10 to 20. 3. Sometime delay in changing the gear. Please help me on this.
  11. Chaveen Dissanayake

    Toyota IST 2004 vs Mazda Demio 2008

    What would be the best option between the IST 2004 & Demio 2008 ? (Performance & economy vise)
  12. MrCat

    Mazda Mx-5 (Jdm Eunos Roadster)

    Hello All, So I`ve been wanting to build a car for track use and to have some fun driving around over the weekend. Always had the idea in mind, but my ‘itch’ got worse after selling the Subaru BRZ I had before..! The eligibility criteria were: · Since this is purely for entertainment purposes, the car had to be cheap to buy and maintain. · I am a big fan of well-balanced light weight cars. They are great fun to drive within legal speed limits, and cheap to maintain after been thrashed around in a race track. · Manual transmission and RWD is a must. Other choices/contenders were: · BMW e30, preferably a 325i · Toyota Ae86/85/Sprinter Trueno · Westfied clubman/Lotus 7/Caterham 7 For various reasons, the MX-5 came up top in my list and picked this car up a couple of weeks ago. I hope to document my journey with the car here, as the little MX-5 evolves over time..! The following pics were taken on the day I bought her home Rear view - with soft-top on: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzuOqeXrghn8YWxEX0g4N1hZTWc/view Rear view - with hard-top on: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzuOqeXrghn8cGliX1JHaGE4Mjg Front view - look at those eyes, happy as F#*k..! https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzuOqeXrghn8SnlqdHJWTVBMSFk
  13. Chanakaj

    Buying a Mazda Demio

    Hi friends/ Experts, I am planning to buy Mazda Demio car (2010) and need to know few things from you guys. I have taken the decision considering my budget as well as the look of the car. Please feel free to share if you have any suggestions and answers/ explanations for below points. 1) What will be the fuel consumption (avg) in city limits and outstation? 2) Are there spare parts available for this model locally? Thanks.
  14. Hello guys. I am going to buy a mazda familia BG3P car. So I need some information from you. I will have to do following tasks after buying. Please let me know how much it will cost. (With/without labor cost) 1. Replacing front shocks. 2.Replacing CV joints. I want to know more about this. There is a tik tik sound when turning. Only cv joints or all the axle. 3. Renew the license for this year. 4. Engine tuneup. Some amount of smoke coming out when accelerating 5. Paint job. No corosions. But bubbles. 6. Small leakage of the silencer near the engine. Bad noise some times. Highly appreciate your comments and ideas.
  15. Roughly how much would be the cost for importing a mazda 3 hatchback or ford focus hatckback to Sri Lanka? made year 2016 upwards recondition would be fine. Also, how is the after market/service facilities for Ford cars in Sri Lanka? Thanks in advanced, Cheers
  16. Hi everyone, Happy New Year ! I am looking for some guidance to buy a used Mazda Demio 2008-2010 1300cc model. What are the pros and cons in this car? specific details to look for and fuel economy etc... Thanks in advance.
  17. MazdaJay

    Mazda Demio AC Compressor Noise

    I drive a Mazda Demio 2007 model and it gives a rattling noise when I turn on the AC. Is it a big issue or where can I get it fixed. I am fairly new to Mazda and your opinions on this are really valuable.
  18. The Stig

    Transmission slips/jerks when hot

    Im facing an issue in my BJ5P related to the transmission. About a month ago on the way to Kandy my transmission started giving trouble. I was driving a bit aggressive and whenever I wanted to accelerate the kick down didn’t take effect smoothly. There was a jerk when the kickdown came and on 2 occasions there was even wheelspin. When I was not hard accelerating still there was gear slip when going up gears, clearly there was a gap and a long engagement time. Also when braking/slowing down there was a noticeable jerk with a clunk sound when gears were downshifting and some wheel lock. After that I stopped to let the car cool down and the issue was gone so I went on my way. Again after another 30mins the problem came back. I was planning to go on 800km+ journey and didn’t want to risk it so came to Colombo stopping 5,6 times on the way. First thing I did was change atf (mazda m5) and it seemed that the issue was resolved upto now. I even went on the highway multiple times and there was no problem. However a week ago I was driving a bit aggressively within Colombo and the issue was back, but mainly slipping on upshifts. Today also the same thing happened in the morning with a bit of hard acceleration stints. The notable thing is that the issue comes only when there is some strain on the transmission and when it gets hot. There is no delay in engaging gears in the morning like most others have, N to D shift is almost immediate. Given that slipping when hot is usually a sign of bad ATF im a bit confused as to what to do. Do I change ATF again and fully clean the gearbox and replace filter ? or should I just give to nilwala for repair ? I am planning to take the car to nilwala but I want a little heads up on what to expect.
  19. Hello friends, I have been mulling on the idea of upgrading from my current car. I currently own a Honda Vezel hybrid 2015. As of now I have no serious issues with the car, just that I need more space for my family and our bags. Also since I live in the up country region, I feel the vezel is seriously underpowered when loaded on the hilly roads. My budget is upto a maximum of 14m and I'm looking for an SUV a class above Vezel. And strictly not a hybrid that would be reluctant to carry load around the hills. Thanks.
  20. bimalnp4me

    Engine Stop in the Traffic

    Hi Gents .... My car starts to stall when ever I'm driving in the Traffic. It's a Mazda demio 1998 - Manual ... No sign of Engine over heat .. any idea ?
  21. ThunderBolt

    MAZDA BL5P Axela OR Mazda 3

    Hi, Im having a mazda axela BK5P car and thinking of upgrading to the next model. would appreciate the feedback on BL5P model. only concern I have is in BL5P axela, display is in Japanese and there are some with 1.6 (mazda 3) and axela 1.5 engine capacity. please share your experience
  22. bimalnp4me

    Plastic Upholstery Repair

    Plastic Upholstery Repair... Guys, I'm using a Mazda Demio Dw3w 1999 car.. my Plastic Upholstery is look like c$%#.. (People say all the mazda are same) is there a place i can repair those.. it's very scratchy.. color also faded .... i check some one has paint it in his car and it didn't look good.. because this plastic has a pattern to get a leather look, and once we paint, all messed up... even if i can replace this interior panels it would be grate.. please HELP...
  23. all!on

    Mazda RX 8

    Any idea about Mazda RX8? Common problems What to look for when you're buying one? Possibility of using as the daily drive? Any other important information...
  24. Uandrado

    Need Mazda BG5P 1994 Meter hood

    please some one have this mazda bg5p 1994 or bg3p 1994 range meter hood? or some one knows any place to find it? see attached picture....
  25. Kaushalsnc

    Mazda 3 2008

    Hey there fellow users Is mazda 3 2008 good car (im not trying to compare with other cars) i am siply ask is it wort to buy tell me your expert ideas on this
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