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 #47577  by Tom Kizzie
 Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:18 pm
Back from Holiday:

So I went on holiday to austria..have driven about 3600km @ average of 7.3 l/100km (32.2 us mpg / about 38 uk mpg). The kizashi did a good job. Its dirty now so gonna clean the car @ daytime. 8-)

pic @ gurk austria after 3000km:
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 #47637  by Tom Kizzie
 Fri Aug 24, 2018 1:35 pm
Replaced the sparkplugs today with NGK-R irridium (SILFR6A11*5468*). The kizzie has 121000km on the odo and I dont know when/or they are done previously. These type irridiums are ment for 100000km as far as I know.
Also ordered some filters&oil but I am waiting for the oil. 8-)
 #48167  by Tom Kizzie
 Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:40 pm
Yesterday I replaced a "festoon" bulblight from the licence plate. It works fine now but its not in exact same spot as the one on the other side...normal????
I also orderd some festoonLEDs from the WWW but it takes to much time to receive these.
 #48168  by KuroNekko
 Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:33 pm
Tom Kizzie wrote:Yesterday I replaced a "festoon" bulblight from the licence plate. It works fine now but its not in exact same spot as the one on the other side...normal????
I also orderd some festoonLEDs from the WWW but it takes to much time to receive these.


Festoon bulbs come in a range of sizes. The holder in the housing works like a spring so it will hold a range of sizes if similar enough but is specified for a certain size. Perhaps this is why your bulb isn't positioned like the other one.
I've replaced both of mine to LEDs years ago with some I bought in Japan. They work great but are a little too bright for the purpose and illuminate the road behind the bumper. It's because the ones I got were intended for interior lighting.

One thing I can say from experience is that it pays to get name-brand quality LEDs. The cheap ones flicker and junk out over a short period of time. The name brand ones have consistent performance for years.
 #48184  by Tom Kizzie
 Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:54 pm
Thnx 4 your message. The bulb is the same size. It took 2 minutes to come to the bulb but 15minutes of impatience to replace so when the new bulb was 'stuck" and it worked i was satisfied but then i saw that the bulb on the other side was further back (when you look if trunk closed). When i stand @ the back of the car with lights on it isn"t really noticable so no problem i guess.
 #48202  by Tom Kizzie
 Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:17 pm
Today i"ve changed the engine oil and filter.
- open hood
- jack up the car (i used a hydraulic floorjack max 2500kg and then lay an old wheel under the car for security)
- take socket wrench with 10mm socket (6bolts on the plastic panel passenger side))
- place pan/bucket under car and take socket wrench with 14mm for drainplug (watch out you don"t lose the copper ring behind it)
- removed oil filter by hand (from above)
- place drainplug back and also new oil filter with a smal film of oil on the rubber gasket of the filter
- Fill up with. Run engine 2 minutes then stop and check oil level . Fill little xtra if needed.
- place back the plastic panel

*you can remove oil cap to drain 1% faster/better ...... i forgot

I used 5W40 oil because this was used last oil change by previous owner and offcourse also did my homework. Depending my experiences i will stay with it or go to 5W30. I will change once a year .. around 15k km / 9k miles