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    #71
    Quote Originally Posted by uls View Post
    mga mekaniko kasi akala nila walang alam mga customer sa kotse

    kaya you need to make it known to them may alam ka para di ka bolahin

    recently i helped a friend whose car had a coolant leak

    a mechanic quickly concluded kailangan palitan ng water pump even without checking thoroughly

    sabi ko silipin niya mabuti coz the leak isn't coming from the pulley side of the engine

    ayun the leak was coming from this (encircled):

    the thermostat gasket? cheap fix.
    heh heh.

    i once had this sentra with mysterious chronic loss of coolant. (different story from my aux fans.).
    it was a young mekaniko, who finally traced it to a leaking finger-size length of rubber hose. it was hiding under the intake manifold.
    had the engine been installed in the classic manner of olde RWD and not FWD-style, that hose would have been very visible.
    heh heh.

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    #72
    Quote Originally Posted by dr. d View Post
    the thermostat gasket? cheap fix.
    heh heh.

    i once had this sentra with mysterious chronic loss of coolant. (different story from my aux fans.).
    it was a young mekaniko, who finally traced it to a leaking finger-size length of rubber hose. it was hiding under the intake manifold.
    had the engine been installed in the classic manner of olde RWD and not FWD-style, that hose would have been very visible.
    heh heh.
    this part:

    it's made of plastic

    meron crack


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    #73
    Quote Originally Posted by uls View Post
    this part:

    it's made of plastic

    meron crack

    because it's plastic,
    is it safe to assume,
    it's cheap?

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    #74
    matapos palitan ung part, nag ilaw ang check engine

    the mechanic said "kusa mawawala yan"

    wtf

    sabi ko no, i-trace niya lahat ng ginawa niya

    baka meron siya nagalaw na socket ng sensor

    ayun meron isang socket di nasaksak

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    #75
    Quote Originally Posted by dr. d View Post
    because it's plastic,
    is it safe to assume,
    it's cheap?
    yup mura lang compared to the price of a new water pump

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    #76
    Quote Originally Posted by uls View Post
    matapos palitan ung part, nag ilaw ang check engine

    the mechanic said "kusa mawawala yan"

    wtf

    sabi ko no, i-trace niya lahat ng ginawa niya

    baka meron siya nagalaw na socket ng sensor

    ayun meron isang socket di nasaksak
    my pet peeve,
    "bakit kulang nang turnilyo ito?"

    sa tyre shop,
    whenever i ask for a plastic valve cover, they always readily give me one.
    obviously, that cover comes from somewhere... old pitos?
    heh heh.

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    #77
    anyway. so far, ok naman ako sa Honda Makati. my only complain is that naka tutok sa driver yung vents ko tapos full blast yung AC when its time to pick-up the car.

    funny story (last July lang) I remembered when I saw the tire rotation story...

    I told the SA to replace 1 rear mags, na-gutter kasi ni misis. then I asked them to just leave the old mags (yung may gasgas sa trunk)

    Tech 1 - rotated my tires
    Tech 2 - replaced the mags sa likod as per the job order

    3pm tumawag si SA na ready na car ko for pick-up
    3:10pm tumawag ulit si SA. he was checking the job done and asked me kung bakit ko daw pinapalitan yung rear mags. kasi yung nasa harap ung puro gasgas. I told him, iisa mags ko na may gasgas! so malamang sila naka sira nung front mags ko.

    then he checked the trunk...
    pinalitan nila is yung maayos na mags

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    #78
    Sabi ng mekaniko d daw pwde ung oil ko kasi pang diesel. Sabi ko API SN yan. Sabi niya ayan o diesel engine oil. Buti nag buttin ung may-ayi sabi pwde yan. Naging maayos naman ang lahat at babalik pa rin ako sa shop nila.img20221207111832.jpg

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    #79
    Quote Originally Posted by ice15 View Post
    anyway. so far, ok naman ako sa Honda Makati. my only complain is that naka tutok sa driver yung vents ko tapos full blast yung AC when its time to pick-up the car.

    funny story (last July lang) I remembered when I saw the tire rotation story...

    I told the SA to replace 1 rear mags, na-gutter kasi ni misis. then I asked them to just leave the old mags (yung may gasgas sa trunk)

    Tech 1 - rotated my tires
    Tech 2 - replaced the mags sa likod as per the job order

    3pm tumawag si SA na ready na car ko for pick-up
    3:10pm tumawag ulit si SA. he was checking the job done and asked me kung bakit ko daw pinapalitan yung rear mags. kasi yung nasa harap ung puro gasgas. I told him, iisa mags ko na may gasgas! so malamang sila naka sira nung front mags ko. then he checked the trunk...
    pinalitan nila is yung maayos na mags
    i wonder,
    instead of verbally giving instructions,
    would it help if we gave them a piece of paper on which is written in very clear letters, exactly what we want done?
    with ordered numbers, even?
    heh heh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mask Rider Blac View Post
    Sabi ng mekaniko d daw pwde ung oil ko kasi pang diesel. Sabi ko API SN yan. Sabi niya ayan o diesel engine oil. Buti nag buttin ung may-ayi sabi pwde yan. Naging maayos naman ang lahat at babalik pa rin ako sa shop nila.img20221207111832.jpg

    Sent from my CPH1911 using Tsikot Forums mobile app
    back in the day,
    we used to experiment with our traditional non-electronic engines, using diesel oil with appropriate characteristics naman, in lieu of gasoline engine oil.
    ok naman.
    but we tired of it, and eventually just followed the crowd.

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