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Engine swap for a 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander 

Engine swap for a 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander

I’m getting poor mileage of about 5-7kpl in the city and the pick-up is not so sporty. Is there any way I can swap the engine with any of
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Engine oil for Honda Dio 

Engine oil for Honda Dio

Suggest an alternative to the genuine Honda engine oil for a Honda Dio.
Monday 13 February 2017
Motorcycle for family use 

Motorcycle for family use

I would like to purchase a new bike to travel around with my wife and seven-year-old son.
Monday 6 February 2017
Modifying 2011 Tata Manza 

Modifying 2011 Tata Manza

I am looking to update the interior interior (leather upholstery, dashboard) and exterior (spoilers, LEDs).
Tuesday 31 January 2017
Upsizing tyres on a 2013 Honda Amaze diesel 

Upsizing tyres on a 2013 Honda Amaze diesel

Which sizes do you recommend for the Amaze diesel? Also, will the upsize have any impact on the car’s ABS/EBD calibration and suspension?
Wednesday 25 January 2017
Maintaining a bike's drive chain 

Maintaining a bike's drive chain

Could you please provide instructions on how one should lubricate the drive chain of the bike manually?
Saturday 21 January 2017
Maintaining a Honda Activa 

Maintaining a Honda Activa

What precautions to take to prevent the engine from overheating during summer?
Tuesday 17 January 2017
Converting a manual Tata Indigo into an automatic 

Converting a manual Tata Indigo into an automatic

Can I turn my 2005 Tata Indigo into an automatic by taking it to a specialised workshop?
Friday 13 January 2017
Buying a Toyota Innova Crysta automatic 

Buying a Toyota Innova Crysta automatic

Does the Innova GX automatic have the problem of ‘rubberband’ effect?
Monday 9 January 2017
Exhaust for Harley-Davidson Fat Boy 

Exhaust for Harley-Davidson Fat Boy

Should I buy the Screaming Eagle or Vance and Hines?
Friday 6 January 2017
Replace speedometer on Vespa VX 

Replace speedometer on Vespa VX

Is it possible to fit the new Vespa VXL’s digital speedometer in place of the analogue speedometer on my Vespa VX?
Monday 19 December 2016
Correct pressure for upgraded tyres on Maruti Ritz 

Correct pressure for upgraded tyres on Maruti Ritz

I have recently upgraded my 2009 Ritz ZXi tyres from 185/65/14 to 205/60/14
Thursday 15 December 2016
Maruti Vitara Brezza or Maruti Baleno 

Maruti Vitara Brezza or Maruti Baleno

I want to buy a family car priced between Rs 5-8 lakh. Which is the better pick?
Tuesday 13 December 2016
Height requirement for a Suzuki Gixxer SF 

Height requirement for a Suzuki Gixxer SF

Does the Gixxer SF only suit short riders?
Wednesday 7 December 2016
Aftermarket exhaust for Royal Enfield 

Aftermarket exhaust for Royal Enfield

I would really like your opinion on selecting an after-market exhaust that produces good thump and doesn't reduce significantly affect fuel economy.
Wednesday 30 November 2016
Mercedes GLE or Porsche Macan 

Mercedes GLE or Porsche Macan

Choosing between a new Mercedes GLE 350 d and a fully-loaded second-hand 2014 Porsche Macan diesel.
Wednesday 23 November 2016
Looking for a spacious and comfortable compact SUV 

Looking for a spacious and comfortable compact SUV

I’m looking for a car that will be comfortable for long drives with passengers as well. My budget is around Rs 8 lakh.
Monday 21 November 2016
Value for money motorcycle 

Value for money motorcycle

I was planning on buying the Suzuki Gixxer and wanted to know if it offers good value for money.
Tuesday 15 November 2016
Royal Enfield Classic 350 or Bajaj Pulsar RS200 

Royal Enfield Classic 350 or Bajaj Pulsar RS200

I’m confused between Royal Enfield’s Classic 350 and the Bajaj Pulsar RS 200.
Thursday 10 November 2016
Highway driving in a new car 

Highway driving in a new car

Is it okay if I take my one-day-old car for a 1,000km ride?
Friday 4 November 2016
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