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ConnorMcLeod

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    Share Your Car Fuel Consumption

    Suzuki Grand Vitara 2.0L auto, 10km/l Corolla Altis 1.6L CVT 14km/l 80% highway / 20% city.
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    2014 Corolla Altis - Technical, Features & Use

    Any one knows with this tire promo at BM now, they have PS3 or else what brand they have to fit the 17" rim?
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    2014 Corolla Altis - Technical, Features & Use

    Anyone knows if the doors will auto lock if you parked the car n forgot to lock it with door handle or fob key ? I know if I unlock then a minute or so later it will lock. But dunno what happens after drive.
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    2014 Corolla Altis - Technical, Features & Use

    i tried VPower in MY last time too and was good. It worked out like SGD40 for almost a full tank iirc so worth trying it in MY.
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    All new Altis 2014

    Pic 1: Tyre with the thin groove Pic 2: Tyre wear until thin groove disappeared. No whinging noise when i depress accelerator with transmission is in Neutral . Noise is not RPM dependent, but km/hr dependent . The main threads are still deep therefore the thin groove unlikely contributes to the noise. Any clue?
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    All new Altis 2014

    For those on PS3. What is your mileage on it ? I did 40k km on my with tyre rotation every 10k km. Any unusual noise when near end of life ? There was some whinging noise that is speed dependent. Looked at the tyres n noticed 3 or 4 do not have the thin groove near the outermost deep "trench" i cannot find info on the wear indicator. I expect they can last 50k with my slow driving style n tyre rotation. But would check tyres first before going to BM to check mechanical stuff.
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    2014 Corolla Altis - Technical, Features & Use

    wondering if there is a way to display the google map from iphone on the HU LCD. I can do for andriod phone but somehow not my iphone. Still trying. btw when i connect my iphone with the lightning cable to the HU, i briefly saw a message about navigation. I cannot make the phone display this message again by unplug/plug the cable again. anyone know what it was telling me , and if something I need to do to enable navigation from phone and display on the HU with the lightning cable?
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    2014 Corolla Altis - Technical, Features & Use

    Hi All, for Elegance (means 17" rim), the original tire (Michelin PIlot 3) which is good from my perspective. What other tires fits this rim and has good grip in wet weather and quiet (if these are opposing criteria then good grip is priority). Thanks.
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    2014 Corolla Altis - Technical, Features & Use

    Good to know you solved the problem. Happy New Year! Side question. I only see marking like 5W40 and is there info on how much mileage or months the viscosity will be maintained?
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    2014 Corolla Altis - Technical, Features & Use

    I suppose anyhow you should not drive into the gantry , may it damage your car or not - you will end up paying for damaged gantry otherwise ;) so my lesson learnt is to choose colors that can hide scratches better like silver or white when I buy my next car , if by then car ownership still makes sense to me (retirement around that time liao). :) yes, I suppose is good within certain range of hardness-softness. Too soft means no crumple zone either. Too hard the occupants end up with internal injury.
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    2014 Corolla Altis - Technical, Features & Use

    I service at BM n never tried different grade engine oil. Others may able to comment. For me so far i can accept most "shortcomings" of this car (eg road noise) but i am annoyed by the paint work which is easy to damage. I drove my last vitara into a pole n the paint is still there when i clean the damaged panel with wax. On my Altis i see the shiny metal on a few panels already (my car is grey color n i suppose paint damages show easier)
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    2014 Corolla Altis - Technical, Features & Use

    Assume your baseline is with respect to your own car when it was new, i would try the following one at a time - air con off vs on - monitor the rpm when idling at D. Try to gently rev the engine to 800 to 1k rpm to see any diff For latter , somehow my car idling rpm was around 600 rpm initially when it felt like on the edge of stalling the engine when idling n some mild vibration was felt. After service they probably adjusted the idling rpm n less / no vibration. Mine has a faint "wee wee" sound when i turn the steering wheel quickly when reverse park or u turn. Normal turn at corner, no noise. Choice will change as price and supply of old n new technologies change.
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    2014 Corolla Altis - Technical, Features & Use

    Traffic condition is a thing you cannot control unless you run with cruise control on a track or 'treadmill' What if you next car is pure electric?
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    2014 Corolla Altis - Technical, Features & Use

    Indeed not good idea to run till empty tank. If you want to compare mileage of 98 vs 95 , i suppose you cam drive till furl light on the fill with diff fuel (repeat if you want) and should be accurate enough. Like you said road condition varies. So it is litres left but cannot guarantee km remains.
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    2014 Corolla Altis - Technical, Features & Use

    or do what this guy did. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nY1OpAyfqAw
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