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timing belt is what keeps the valve's opening and closing properly on right piston stroke...

it connects the crankshaft to valve-train and keeps them synchronized...

go to howstuffworks.com and checkout how a 4 cycle engine works...you'll get a better idea of things :)

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Hey Don,

It sounds great to hear about this non chemical cleaning process. Got any ideas of sum joints who does them ? :unsure: Btw whats the cost difference comparing to the traditional cleaning ?

Well when i purchased the car, the owner did a service for me & he had replaced the Air filter & recently when my mech did the tune-up i got the fuel filter replaced. I beta attend to the engine oil replacement soon.

machang whats the main role of the 'timing belt'? is it visible on the engine ?

What u said about the FUND management is so true & spot on sir :lol: But as u said it's definitely gonna save me huge bucks on the long run.

Tka bro

Cheers

Shaz

The timing belt is not visible Shaz but its under a small cover in the engine, not all engines have timing belts, some engines have timing chains and even timing wheels

the main purpose of the belt or chain or whatever as the name suggests is to keep different elements of the engine engine synchronized, for example the rate in which valves open and close, which should be in synchro with the movement of the pistons,

If the belt breaks, what will happen is when the pistons are going up, the valves might still be down, and the piston will hit the valve, destroying the piston, valve and possibly the cylinder head. This would be a major repair, and thus best avoided,

Regards,

The Don

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Machang,

Keep a record on all repairs,services,mods you do from day one...That will help you alot

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Hey Saturn,

Iam gathering many valuable info thru ur advices bro. In fact I don't think there are any other method for a newbie like me to gather this much of reliable theoritical & technical knowledge, THANKS BRO.

You most welcome!

just a note: by radiator flush i dont mean chemical flush, rather just tap water flush - this should remove most gunk without being dangerous - and you can also now add coolant after flush (use 50% water 50% coolant)

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Hey Saturn,

How often do you think we should do a engine flush? A friend who got a ford discovery in UAE told me he does it every 20,000kms. I thought a engine flush is needed when someone changes the engine oil from synthetic to normal or something. Is it a must?

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Hey Saturn,

How often do you think we should do a engine flush? A friend who got a ford discovery in UAE told me he does it every 20,000kms. I thought a engine flush is needed when someone changes the engine oil from synthetic to normal or something. Is it a must?

I would say if your oil isnt getting dirty and the engine is running nicely then no need.. Engine flush could react unfavorably with engine oil... (and leave residue)...?

Over to the experts..

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Hey Saturn,

Can a normal mech carry out a radiator flush? (I mean the non-chemical one with tap water) Or do i have to take it to a radiator specialist? Any good places ? :unsure:

Hey Hola,

yeah machang Iam having a track of all the repairs & additions on the car? Its pretty useful on the long run ah ....... Sorry machang I couldn't still post sum pics of my car, will do asap B)

Hi,

any normal mech will be able to do a radiator flush, especially of the type saturn mentions, even you can do it as long as you are careful the tap on the radiator is tightened properly after the procedure

I know Macro used to do the ultra sound or whatever type radiator cleaning, there much be others

D*MO and Radiator house also do radiator cleaning I think, there is no great art to it

As for oil treatment and engine flushes, I think they need to be used sparingly, and If you are switching from synthetic oil to semi synthetic it might be a useful thing to do, since the detergents in synthetic oil would have collected a lot of residue which might get left behind when you remove the synthetic oil and fill the engine up with mineral oil which do not have such detergents, at least thats what I have heard

But sharkster suggested to me, rather than using flush to use oil as a flush, and first take the synthetic oil out, fill it up with semi synthetic or mineral, run the engine for a while, take that out too, and then fill it up again with fresh oil, and logic dictates this should get rid of most of the residue anyway !

You can get all of this done including normal radiator flushing at Laughs quick lube stations, don't ask me how good they are though,

Regards,

The Don

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Hey Mivec..

I would recommend the 3M Tint from the 3M Centre in Borella as their tints really works and cools the car down on those hot sunny days.. it comes with a 5 year warranty and its best you clear up all your warranty doubts before actually purchasing it..

would cost you approximately 8k depending on the coverage area.. you could opt for the cheap tints from darley road but it would not do the job of the 3M tints.. you can tint the rear shutters dark black but the front shutters should have visibility and there can be no tint on the windscreen other than a small stripe on the top.. and that too should be of see through nature..

I cant advice you on the rest as I have not still got the chance to maintain the car i am riding individually... good luck!

Zz

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Hey guys,

Tks for all the previous advices which I will gradually lay my hands on step by step :lol:

Guys need bit more help ;)

1. How much should I pay for a tint work down darley rd ? Only the rear screen (mine's a hatchback), rear side shutters & a strip on the windscreen. I've heard that the front cannot be tinted? Is it true, I see many cars running fully tinted.

2. What are the concerns in using a spacer to expand the tires ? (I don't know the correct term though :unsure: ) Is it safe or not recommended? I need to know a place who can do this job for me .....

3. Usually whats the best way to find a good tinkering guy to carry out a complete tinkering & paint job ? For tinkering, are these guys clever enough to remove the engine & other stuff completely & re-fix the correct way ?

4. Any good places where I can get some custom made stickers done ;) Any advice on the type & quality of the stickers that are good ?

Tks in advance guys,

Cheers :violent-smiley-030:

Bro, on ur 4th point..Please keep the car classic. Try to get the original emblems/badge as possible

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Bro, on ur 4th point..Please keep the car classic. Try to get the original emblems/badge as possible

Man, why do u insist on forcing your point of view on everyone? If the man wants stickers, then let him get some. If the "Autolanka funniest moments" thread doesn't warn him against putting the wrong stickers, well we'll have something new for the thread.

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Hey guys,

Tks for all the previous advices which I will gradually lay my hands on step by step :lol:

Guys need bit more help ;)

1. How much should I pay for a tint work down darley rd ? Only the rear screen (mine's a hatchback), rear side shutters & a strip on the windscreen. I've heard that the front cannot be tinted? Is it true, I see many cars running fully tinted.

2. What are the concerns in using a spacer to expand the tires ? (I don't know the correct term though :unsure: ) Is it safe or not recommended? I need to know a place who can do this job for me .....

3. Usually whats the best way to find a good tinkering guy to carry out a complete tinkering & paint job ? For tinkering, are these guys clever enough to remove the engine & other stuff completely & re-fix the correct way ?

4. Any good places where I can get some custom made stickers done ;) Any advice on the type & quality of the stickers that are good ?

Tks in advance guys,

Cheers :violent-smiley-030:

I'm not absolutely sure but I will try to answer you as best I can.

1. I did this a while back I can't remember the exact amount but you should be able to do all the tinting (all 4 windows and back) for under a thousand total. At first they will quote you some insane amount tell them you got it done on your last car for 500 or something.

Try ajit motors, they are OK I think.

Re tint level - get lightest tint for front windows and a very dark one for rear and for windscreen you can get a silver tint.

Be careful with tinting front windiows if cops find they start to whine. you an get away with an almost transparent tint

2. by spacer do you mean extruding tyres outwards? I would recommend you not do this as it i not good for car, not manufacturer specs, and may affect handling.

3. Dont let a tinkering fellow remove engine. Don't let anyone remove engine!! unless absolutely necessary!

as for finding a good fellow, I sadly dont know any but im sure people here can help.

4. Are you sure you want stickers? They attract attention to your vehicle (especially from cops etc) plus you may you run risk of ending on autolanka funniest thread!

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Hey Hola / NeXGen, Tks loads guys ;)

Hay Saturn,

Tks for the great loada info re tint levels & methods.

Yes by 'Spacer' I meant "extruding tyres outwards". But tks to ur valuable advice, I shall stick to as it is. Can low profile tyres gimme that look I want B)

I shall take the sticker concept OUTA my mind :lol: with all these comments ;)

Usually when the car is sent for complete tinkering then who gets involved in removing the machine & refixing ? I have seen in these tinkering garages where only the vahicle body is attended to :unsure:

Where can i get a beat bar done ? Not to boost performance, but atleast to get the sounds only B)

What do you mean by a 'stock' car ? I have seen this term in many forums :unsure:

Cheers :violent-smiley-030:

As to whether low profile tyres will give you the look you want, you'll have to explain the look you want first mate... why not post some pics of your ride so we can see it?

this thread should inform you about exhaust mods (Beat Barrel)

A "stock" car is a car that remains in its orginal specifications, as it left the factory, with ABSOLUTELY no mods..

http://forum.autolanka.com/index.php?s...;hl=Beat+Barrel

Hopes this helped

Cheers

S_N

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Dont bust the tyres ought of the body bro... take my advice in rainy days it would be a hassle for the other drivers as the water is splashed backwards onto the windscreens of those coming behind you.. and in certain scenarios would be quite dangerous too..

If it would interest you, try getting a decent pair of alloys along with low profile tyres to suit your ride.. lower profile means less comfort but hell... if you got the bucks you could get yoru suspension adjusted too to improve the car handling or comfort..

As for the beat barrel, recommend you go for a branded muffler rather than a fabricated one.. else you could get it done via Tokimo or Elcardo..

Zz

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Hey Supra,

Tks bro.

Yeah machang I wuz on track with that 'muffler' thread since its beginning, but to be frank its too technical & advanced for me machang ;):unsure: I'm newbie to the scene ya B)

Well even Hola wntd to see sum pics bro, so shall post 'em very soon.

Basically i need the tires to be extruded outwards a bit, U knw justto get the sporty look B)

Tks & Cheers man :violent-smiley-030:

ah.. fit... well if you just want to get the sound... there are a cpl of places you can visit... mail me on [email protected] and i can give you some leads....

Dont bust the tyres ought of the body bro... take my advice in rainy days it would be a hassle for the other drivers as the water is splashed backwards onto the windscreens of those coming behind you.. and in certain scenarios would be quite dangerous too..

If it would interest you, try getting a decent pair of alloys along with low profile tyres to suit your ride.. lower profile means less comfort but hell... if you got the bucks you could get yoru suspension adjusted too to improve the car handling or comfort..

As for the beat barrel, recommend you go for a branded muffler rather than a fabricated one.. else you could get it done via Tokimo or Elcardo..

Zz

Nexgen mate, i think hes just after the sound n possibly the look... so i don't think theres much point him spending on a branded muffler innit? best get one fabricated..

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low profile tyres do have draw backs on cars that they were not intended for... cars with stock low profile tyres have their suspension designed to handle the extra work load... Others are not...

you won't have a smooth ride over rough terrain...

Like most people have already said...extruding wheels out is not a good idea buddy..

you'll screw up the balance and handing of the car...

you have to make a call whether you want mods for Pure "looks" or for Functionality...

I personally don't like no.1 aka ricing but heck it's a personal choice :D

good luck with your project

Hey Supra,

Tks bro.

Yeah machang I wuz on track with that 'muffler' thread since its beginning, but to be frank its too technical & advanced for me machang ;):unsure: I'm newbie to the scene ya B)

Well even Hola wntd to see sum pics bro, so shall post 'em very soon.

Basically i need the tires to be extruded outwards a bit, U knw justto get the sporty look B)

Tks & Cheers man :violent-smiley-030:

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S_N - well.. atleast there should be some positive gain along with the implementation of a beat barrel yeah :) every bhp would count lol.. i am still not sure of the quality of the work done by elcardo but have heard good stuff about tokimo.. n the branded ones has a nice look though it remains quite unseen at a distance.. i do agree though. cheaper to fabricate..

Zz

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Basically i need the tires to be extruded outwards a bit, U knw justto get the sporty look B)

Thats the off-road look man, not sporty.

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Hay Saturn,

Tks for the great loada info re tint levels & methods.

Yes by 'Spacer' I meant "extruding tyres outwards". But tks to ur valuable advice, I shall stick to as it is. Can low profile tyres gimme that look I want B)

I shall take the sticker concept OUTA my mind :lol: with all these comments ;)

Usually when the car is sent for complete tinkering then who gets involved in removing the machine & refixing ? I have seen in these tinkering garages where only the vahicle body is attended to :unsure:

Where can i get a beat bar done ? Not to boost performance, but atleast to get the sounds only B)

Hi!

For tint, when I said windscreen I meant the rear one. For that you can put a silver tint (to reflect sunlight and also let you see out when reversing).

For minor tinkering it isn't usually necessary to remove the engine. I would suggest you don't let anyone do that because no matter how carefull they are, they always forget some hose or wire or something when they fix it back.

Re: rear exhaust be careful not to make it too loud, (as it attracts cops attention).

For tyres: putting low profile rims and tyres are OK but low profile tyres are pretty expensive compared to normal ones, also not as comfortable (in my opinion) so I would say stick to normal tyres. Do you already have alloy wheels?

Generally, for performance I have a few simple suggestions:

- get a good quality air filter. K&N are a bit expensive but if you can find a clone version which is cloth/mesh type and allows lots of air thru (instead of the usual paper air filters) it will do wonders for your car.

- Switch to a good oil and change it regularly (havoline is OK)

- get the carb tuned up by an expert. (You have a carb model right)? Set the mixture to relatively lean and ensure that the engine is getting enough air.

One good way to know if things are good is look at the plugs - if they are a nice tan (light brownish) or slightly white then combustion is good.

- a freeflow exhaust can help by which i mean an exhaust with little/no resistence will reduce load on the engine when flushing out exhaust gas and give you a bit more power.

- remove anything heavy in the car you don't need (e.g. roof rack, stuff in boot, etc).

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