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Offline Lee2

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Older vehicles in the Philippines
« on: May 24, 2018, 07:19:49 PM »
In the past I had been told by a few people that the Philippines would not allow the renewal of registration of older vehicles, is that still the situation and is there a way around it?
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Offline suzukig1

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Re: Older vehicles in the Philippines
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2018, 07:57:24 PM »
The subject comes up every so often because of air pollution.  There was a proposal a while back to ban cars 15 years and older but nothing ever came of it.

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Re: Older vehicles in the Philippines
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2018, 10:50:17 PM »
Many 5 year old Jeepneys produce more pollution than many of the much older cars.  This is the Philippines being the Philippines. 
Industries pushing fumes into the air along with all the Jeepneys, and they want to take a bite out of car owners?  Cut back on the industrial pollution and the jeepneys and show the people you really mean business.
I know there was new laws passed on the Jeepneys needing to be upgraded and all...but I just do not see it happening the way it was wrote.  That law will probably be used for political purposes...but not for an across the board enforcement of cleaning up the Jeepney industry.  And the industrial business lines too many pockets of government workers.  Don't see them going in direction.
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Re: Older vehicles in the Philippines
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2018, 01:01:24 AM »
I just recently renewed my reg for my 25 yr old car. BTW: The emissions on my car is almost equal to a car 3-4 yrs old. My body is rotting out but the engine is sound. Using synthetic oil helps.

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Re: Older vehicles in the Philippines
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2018, 01:22:36 AM »
I just recently renewed my reg for my 25 yr old car. BTW: The emissions on my car is almost equal to a car 3-4 yrs old. My body is rotting out but the engine is sound. Using synthetic oil helps.

I use the Shell HX7 synthetic blend but since I don't even drive half of what I used to in US yearly (about 20k then), I can't justify the cost of using the full synthetic.  My oil just doesn't take the abuse where I would need the full.  As it is, I get it changed at an interval before it's life expectancy gives out.  Then again, my car only has a couple of years on it but I never keep them longer than several anyway.
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Re: Older vehicles in the Philippines
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2018, 01:25:09 AM »
I just recently renewed my reg for my 25 yr old car. BTW: The emissions on my car is almost equal to a car 3-4 yrs old. My body is rotting out but the engine is sound. Using synthetic oil helps.
If I remember correctly they were giving you a hard time one year in the past when you wanted to register it, glad things smoothed out.
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Re: Older vehicles in the Philippines
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2018, 06:08:58 AM »
If I remember correctly they were giving you a hard time one year in the past when you wanted to register it, glad things smoothed out.
Yes it was when all older vehicles were required to have the air cons converted from R12 to 134. Had it done. Cost P3300. Never worked as good since.

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Re: Older vehicles in the Philippines
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2018, 09:09:59 AM »
Ever since I worked out all the bugs out over the years from both of our vehicles, a '79 Corolla and 2006 Innova, they've been pretty much low maintenance.
Even though my '79 Corolla will be 40 yrs old next year and will be registered under LTO's 'Vintage Law' (driven weekends/holidays only), it's OK by me since it's only a weekend and holiday driver where as our 2006 Innova is driven 2 to 3 times a week on the average only around town. I don't do any out of town driving, we rent a vehicle with driver for that.
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Re: Older vehicles in the Philippines
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2018, 10:18:21 PM »
Okay, thanks for clearing that up Art well it sounds like I might have to get rid of my 1989 Mitsubishi Lancer they started giving me a hard time last year and I had to have someone else other than the LTO crew (fixer helped) get my car serial numbers but these guys still work for the LTO.  My engine it burns no oil but the car is in sad looking shape for sure, well I can't afford another car so once they say no more I'll sell it and get used to public transportation until I turn 62 and get Social Security, I have no extra income for a brand new car.
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Re: Older vehicles in the Philippines
« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2018, 05:58:02 PM »
In the past I had been told by a few people that the Philippines would not allow the renewal of registration of older vehicles, is that still the situation and is there a way around it?

I have heard of a Vintage registration, but don't have any hard facts.
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