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emo BUYERS GUIDE: Daihatsu Avanzato

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20 Feb 2011 21:09 #7955

What a EXCELLENT article! i've only just stumbled across it!  :thumb:



oil and filter change *16/01/10 *27/08/10 *06/11/10 *16/04/11 *17/12/11 *17/03/12
Timing belt and tensioner and Alternator belt change 11/06/11

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20 Feb 2011 22:40 #7956

What a EXCELLENT article! i've only just stumbled across it!  :thumb:

Thanks Russ :smile: i did put a post up in general discussion saying i had made it but i guess it got over looked when new topics were made. I hope it answers the questions we get from newbies, it would be nice to get a couple to read through it and post comments. Im glad you like it though.

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21 Feb 2011 16:50 #7959

Nice work. :thumb:

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21 Feb 2011 19:23 #7962

a great in depth review ,well done  :thumb:

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20 Apr 2011 23:15 #8994

Sorry to ask this. I'm not quite understand with the statement about the downside/de-cat. If used on MIRA, does it still going to pass the MOT for the emission ?

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21 Apr 2011 13:10 #9015

Sorry to ask this. I'm not quite understand with the statement about the downside/de-cat. If used on MIRA, does it still going to pass the MOT for the emission ?

This is quite a difficult area. As our cars are quite rare, often MOT centres will test the car as a low volume import which reduces the emissions criteria that a cars emissions has to be under. Some MOT centres will test the car as a standard UK car meaning the tighter emissions criteria.

With some cars, it is the case that with no cat, the car will still pass. GRUSS's L200 Mira is like this, he has had no cat on his since he got it and his easily passes the emissions test.

There is only one way to find out really and that is to try without a cat, if it passes then carry on, if it fails then you can re-test with the cat back in place.

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21 Apr 2011 13:55 #9017

Thanks for the explanation.

to test with & without cat is a bit tough I guess. For me its better to decat when having a bigger turbo rather than custom made base on standard rhf3. anyway, thanks again. I'll try to speak with starlet owner as they got lots of header & decat/downpipe on the market & will share their info. The only problems was, they are not fall undetermined low volume imports category. Hmmm

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29 May 2011 18:55 #9717

Great write up. Answered so many questions I had. Just curious if there is any way to recognize if there is any damage to the turbo or timing chain when viewing a car. Thanks.

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29 May 2011 19:09 #9718

make sure there is a service history with the car ie regular oil changes (every 3000 miles approx)no unusal noise from the turbo when spooling up,or excessive smoke when putting your foot down,timing chain needs reg oil changes as well.a good sign the car has been looked after is a turbo timer fitted that lets the engine  run on after turning off to help keep the turbo lubricated,hope that helps and welcome to the forum  :smile:

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29 May 2011 19:24 #9719

Hmmm, the one i'm looking at has zero service history, was thinking i should walk away. The lad does claim small millage though, about 40000 miles. Might be worth a look anyway.
He also said it was hiss missus first car, so hopefully that might mean the turbo never got a chance to spool up.  :smile: 

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