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  1. Hey fellow fuel heads, So I drive a Honda CIvic ES1 auto transmission. The car is in really good condition because every 5k kms the car has been put to service at Stafford like a prayer. So today after collecting my vehicle from Stafford post service, these were the remarks. 1. Can someone please tell me if these are major repairs and give me an estimate of how much this will cost? 2. There's this issue in my vehicle where when I completely hault at a signal light and then accelerate, there's a slight stutter at the initial acceleration. Do you guys think that could be the spark plugs needing replacement? Your great input will be much appreciated. Thanks in advance.
  2. Hi folks, Recently got down a Toyota Vitz 1.0 2017, and am looking to make it a bit more exciting to drive Can't do anything about the engine of course, but I have heard that you can do suspension & wheels upgrade which can make it far more interesting. I searched the autolanka forums but could not find enough information. So, has anyone done this? What exactly are the benefits of doing it? How much would be the cost and where to get it done? Thanks in advance!
  3. Hi guys, I've been feeling an odd ride in my 2007 Axio 141 for some time now and the replacement of various parts and multiple inspections have not really helped. The feeling I get is of that, that the car is not stable at high speeds (60+). It gives a feeling that the car is not 'planted' to the road and you do not have confidence in making sharp turns. Car has done 160k, genuine mileage. It's on its second set of shocks - having replaced the originals with KYBs at 90k mileage. However, many inspections revealed no issues. Tires are Michelin Energy Saver (UK) with plenty of tread left and all suspension components are within their life limits. I've most recently replaced my lower arm bushings, which did not resolve the issue. Tried several different alignment places to no avail. And multiple checks by technicians have confirmed no play in the rack and pinion steering. This has driven my focus to whether this could be a shocks related issue - which gives the feeling or sensation that the car is 'floating' whilst it actually is tracking fine. I've come to realise that the driver's side of the car (particularly when no passengers other than the driver is on board) tends to feel lower particularly when overtaking another vehicle (ie - on the side of the road which is sloping down). A crude check of ground height -when not under load - revealed that the front right wheel base height is approximately one inch lower than the other three. I've tried to get the issue checked at multiple places - but they all suggest that I remove the shocks for inspection whilst prepared for replacement. While I'm ok to do so - I feel it's better to have another opinion as I've found that most places will try to 'sell' you new shocks. Does this sound like a worn shocks issue? Or could it actually be the springs? I do not want to replace the shocks if it is something else - like the springs - as the new shocks will 'mask' the real issue for some time before it crops up again. Your opinion is highly appreciated.
  4. Hi all, My Japanese alto gave a slight clicking sound when turning the steering wheel (to the left) and accelerating. This sound was diagnosed as a CV joint failure by my mechanic. Therefore, we replaced the entire left side shaft along with the inner and outer CV joints. Brand new CV joints were not available and had to settle with second hand Japanese parts from Delkanda. However the sound was not sorted out. After another trip to the garage, the right shaft , joints and rack boots were replaced. This also resulted with no improvement of the sound. Now the odd part is that the mechanic is now suspecting a bush of the AT gear box as the cause. He is saying that I have to replace the entire gearbox in the worst-case-scenario. Have you guys experienced this type of an issue? If so, how do you diagnose this?
  5. Hi Experts I'm currently having a Honda City 2001 vtec model car, and like month ago i went to do my wheel alignment to Car ***e and found out rear left shock had 0 gas on it, so they asked me to replace mine and come back for the alignment. Therefore I went and bought 2 Tokico shocks and replaced em. However, before shock replacement I had a daga daga noise whenever i go through a shitty road.. Initially i thought this was due to bad shocks, but even after replacing my shocks i was keep getting that same noise from same side. Then i though this could be due to back spare wheel plywood board, and tried removing everything. But noise was there.. So last saturday i went to my garage and asked my mech to check it, then he went down and checked and he said links are weak so need to replace (because it was making some noise after shaking), then i replaced both sides with genuine items which were bought from Tec motors, and even after that i was getting the same noise.. Then he went under the car and asked me to "car eka podak padanna" i did it couple of times so that he can identify the root cause.. But he wasnt able to.. I took the car as i wanted to go somewhere and needed the car so badly. I told i will bring it back on friday. He said needs to remove left shockabsober again and see.. What do you guys think could be the root cause for this sound? Is there workaround to verify the root cause before replacing anything else further ? Hoping to hear from all of you, since i don't wanna replace anything even though its worn out, unless that is what making the noise.. Cheers PerfMad
  6. Dear all, looking for some clue from experienced or from experts Car : Lancer box Brake pads & liners replaced 6 months ago, at the same time overhauled the complete brake system. Overhaul includes; polishing caliper pistons flushing brake oil line replaced new caliper washer replaced all washers (including oil seal) replaced most of the 'factory fitted' tiny winy parts also new master pump with servo (heavier) finally filled with fresh 'lockheed' oil at the end did the air bleeding also. Braking improved drastically, better than compared to my 2003 kia. But one thing is persisted since then. when I apply brake car pulls to right. If I apply brake suddenly steering pulls to right heavily. So again visited the mechanic. As he suggested to replace the bearings, I've replaced the all 4 bearing in the front. still problem didn't solved at all. Again took the car to the mechanic last week and replaced the caliper pistons with brand new one both side. Now the wheels can be spinned freely by hand (both wheels spins freely-almost same stoppage time) But still steering pulls to the right heavily when applying brake. Now I'm clueless. Please shed some experience and knowledge
  7. Hi,, Does anyone know any good place to check all the suspension parts and repair those in Kandy area ? A reliable mechanic with good knowledge ? Thanks
  8. Hi Friends, Considering a Mitsubishi 4DR5 jeep's suspension system (Leaf Spring + Shock absorber) , What kind of Shock absorbers to worth having. Because I will need to replace them sooner and currently it has normal black color oil ones which could cost 1500-2000 each. To enhance the comfort a bit, I was thinking of getting a bit better shock may be Gas ones. So I visited m*t*rcade and that guy said, there is a rancho shock which cost around 8000 each that suits for the jeep. Its mixed with oil and gas and auto adjusted for the road condition as said. Will it worth to have them and will I get any considerable change in comfort and may be handling by having those? Or are there any brands or types of shocks that I can consider? I don't go for very expensive stuff but in between basic and most advanced is ok for me. Please reply. Thanks a lot in advance.
  9. Dear Experts I'm going to change the suspension of my Alfa 159 due to some rattles coming from front right and rear. Issues only lies with the front arms and the 4 top mounts. However, after a discussion with ITMC, I decided to change the dampers also to ensure the new parts will not suffer by old parts (the mounts are quite expensive). The choices I have for dampers are as follows; 1. Koni yellow sport adjustable 2. Koni FSD 3. Bilstein B4 4. Bilstein B6 I have been using Koni yellow adjustables in my Alfa 156 and they were quite good. But they were a bit stiffer for the comfort needed for a daily drive. Bilstein B4 is the OEM replacement but it is twin tube whereas others are mono tube. Now it's not everyday we drive like maniacs and only once a year we have a track day. So day to day comfort is also an important factor. Can you enlighten me with your experience with above choices? Thanks a lot in advance
  10. I've got Nissan n16. This is 2003 made new model. 1.6cc Singapore one.. Now it is giving some noises from front & showed to several places & they can't found any problem with it. Noises are coming from the suspension system & like clink & duk noises when going on rough roads. I am in kandy & I want a place where I can fix the issues with it.
  11. sahanlak

    Improving Suspension

    Guys, My vehicle is a toyota aqua, while it's comfortable in fine roads, I'm not happy with it's suspensions on country roads. I spoke to another prius owner and he said it's about same for most of the toyota vehicle, not sure if it's true. I was wondering, if it's a good idea to replace suspension with some better ones, ultimately my idea is to get the same feeling as in a SUV Any thoughts?
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