Saleem

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Saleem last won the day on September 25 2016

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About Saleem

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  • Birthday 04/18/1977

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  1. With a professional engineering you can reach even better efficiency than factory: Air filters, Spark plugs, tires type and size, battery type and size, coolant and mechanical condition. I managed to drive a 2008 Ford focus 1.6 L 6.6L per 100 Km and 2011 VW Golf 1.4TSI 5.8L per 100 Km A fine tuning and good driving habits make a huge fuel saving.
  2. I'm not sure about this model dealer availability or parts but I think it's hard to tell as it was never launched in UAE so I guess it's US or Canada imported! and you still need to name your car price and list it online as classified car Ads.
  3. and with windows closed and AC off and mostly below 20 C climate and with winter tires (higher wall size offering longer distance per tire rotation and slime road touching surface offering lower fraction to the road surface and less power needed for speed and finally a lab certified fuel grade which is not available as fuel quality varies due to countries laws and availability and varies due to climate.
  4. In Canada the say FORD for Fix Or Repair Daily LOL
  5. I do agree with @gautam however we can make a try to check the ATF condition first if it looks fine we can replace transmission filter and top-up oil level and run it on D on the workshop lift for 15 min. then make a test drive and see the issue is GM design depends much on oil pressure if we lose the pressure for bad torque converter or bad filter or low level oil we start to get indications if recover early we may avoid extra costs of replacing valve body and internal parts.
  6. Hi William did you check Audi website and you need a clarification about it? as Audi used to provide a high quality sound system the offer a higher grades on S-Line models including sync to mobile ohones and voice command and AUX and Audi Nav system and instrumentation on main screen for drive system and tire pressure and air conditioning system and view cams and park sensors all around. please let us know what you need to know about.
  7. check the coolant age as it\f it's more than 3 or 4 years you need to replace it Check the coolant pump pressure as the coolant is not circulating efficiently it would over heat faster than usual check coolant thermostat (the therm-mechanical) as if it's not opening on specified temperature or opening partially it would over heat and finally (worst case scenario) use a towel to squeeze water hose during over heat if it's sold and not flexible to be closed by hand pressure so you have a gas leak from cylinders heads to cooling jacket that would require replacing heads gaskets and some time surfacing the heads.
  8. We can't ignore Diesel prices Vs Petrol or mileage efficiency!! Check Isuzu D-MAX and MU-X which is simply a 2.5 L 4 cylinder turbo diesel engine a re-marked Chevrolet Blazer and Savanna Pick up truck which torque you think that you can get from this engine if you learn that it produce 136 HP only at 3,300 rpm? I think you can pull a plain if you have the good gears! also you can check Sang young Actyon pick up with Mercedes engine and transmission used earlier in 3 door G class (and still option to register it as a private car as dealer promised due to closed loading compartment) but still cheap and ugly option! and the new ford ranger v6 engine (limited with automatic transmission) and VW Amarok still outside the competition as 4 cylinder manual transmission with AWD option but Nissan Navara V6 can be registered as a private car.
  9. New discovery or Evoque a Volvo V40 or Ford Escape and finally a Mazda CX5 they are all the same and sharing the same engine with Ford Focus RS and Volvo C30
  10. You can check this link: https://www.dm.gov.ae/wps/portal/!ut/p/a1/nZLBT4MwGMX_lXngyFoobOCN7eAkJosuZqMXU-Cj1EDLaDfUv17QXUwccza99MuvL-99eYiiHaKSHQVnRijJquFNZy_OfeA5izWO14_Ex5E7X_rL1RPBsdsDSQ_gMyfCo__vfLRFFNFMmsaUKMnrTEkDw-WV0KWFS1WDhdODFhK0tjDIo2iVrHtmwmQ-yRTTRg8aTSZylPhpUQR5Ruzcg8z2HObYIXZCm3jguoUDYUj8k-cRUxcyb0B--x5TcU_AyGpiRHml0q81J5FMScARbaGAFtrpoe3HpTGNvrWwhbuum3KleAVTBr_xpdIG7X5iSR90ftbiYoY2V27ugiC5WjD-Q7_E635Po74lQzfe-pD_rklTP9cBebfj1ccDbG2WBpj4Fb_5BKPQ_QI!/?1dmy&current=true&urile=wcm%3apath%3a%2Fdmcontentenglish%2Fhome%2Fbusiness%2Fenvironment%2Band%2Bcoasts%2Ftechnicalguidelines and you still able to make some old tricks!
  11. as coolant grades coded by colors (green,blue & red) the content and percentage of glycogen and minerals varies and used coolant contain lead and aluminum and other low percentage of heavy minerals in addition to engine oil traces which considered toxic to human, animals and plants so as per environmental standards and shall not be drained or spilled on soil. so the process is very complicated comparing to sewerage water treatment however it's expected to be standard in Dubai , Abu Dhabi and Sharjah shortly as Dubai started early 2016 to enforce environmental protecting rules as collecting used lubricants and lubricants polluted fabrics and tissues and panning of using wood mushes on cleaning process at car workshops. @barry can tell you more about extra costs for these polices.
  12. as coolant grades coded by colors (green,blue & red) the content and percentage of glycogen and minerals varies and used coolant contain lead and aluminum and other low percentage of heavy minerals in addition to engine oil traces which considered toxic to human, animals and plants so as per environmental standards and shall not be drained or spilled on soil. so the process is very complicated comparing to sewerage water treatment however it's expected to be standard in Dubai , Abu Dhabi and Sharjah shortly as Dubai started early 2016 to enforce environmental protecting rules as collecting used lubricants and lubricants polluted fabrics and tissues and panning of using wood mushes on cleaning process at car workshops. @barry can tell you more about extra costs for these polices.
  13. and some spices with herbs and some green vegetables and we have a healthy green salad and next step to trade our oil burners with green hybrid cars LOL...... Good Luck with the green life...........Don't count on me I'm out burning oil and spiting fire!! a piston head to the grave!!
  14. hi @chutz the tire sound basically from trade so go for tiny tread like Yokohama dB or similar soft tread.
  15. As @Barry said ABS and non ABS but it will work fine even smoother and softer than the original as it would contain a larger mass of engine pressure Just be sure to check EGR valve fitted on the air pressure hose from engine it may give the same shortage in performance while the servo is OK!