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  1. Join Date
    Sep 2006
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    #1
    Hi Guys,

    I need inputs in solving the following problems:

    1. Check Engine Indicator - Nung nasa NLEX kami kahapon travelling at aroung 90kph biglang umilaw ung "Check Engine" nag stay syang naka-ilaw for about 5 minutes tapos nawala na din.. Nung nasa EDSA na kami umilaw ulit for about 2 minutes tapos nawala din..

    Question: Ano po kaya and possible cause at umilaw ung check engine light? I understand pag lagay ko ng key tapos on ko umiilaw ung check engine for around 3 secs and nawawala din agad, parang diagnostics.. pero pag umaandar na dapat di na iilaw un?? tama po ba?

    2. Decreasing Oil Level - Unti-unti nababawasan ung oil kahit walang leak (sa garage wala namang sign na may tumutulong oil). Pero dun sa ibabaw nung engine, parang kumakatas...

    Question: Sealant po ba ang kailangan para dun??

    3. Increase in Temp while on traffic - Na-experience po namin recently na pag bagong start nung car, normal ung temp (less than half).. Pag tumatakbo na kami ng matagal normal pa din ung temp tapos pag nag-stop kami or sa traffic, biglang tataas ung temp, lagpas ng half pero pag nag go na ulit at medyo mabilis na bumababa na ulit ung temp (less than half). Bagong palit po ung head gasket and di naman po nababawasan ung coolant and yung sa radiator...

    Need inputs po to solve my problems..

    Car is 96 Galant

    Thanks!

  2. Join Date
    Jul 2006
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    #2
    Check that the valve cover gasket is sealed properly, and your underbody does not show signs of oil flowing backwards when you drive.

    Kung bagong palit ang headgasket, kelan ito pinalitan? Bakit pinalitan? Warped head? Did you drive it na overheated for a long time?

  3. Join Date
    Sep 2005
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    #3
    hello sprex

    Nangyari na rin sa akin yan one time nung umakyat ako ng marcos hiway to baguio. Umilaw din check engine pero nawala din after a minute. Sabi ng mechanic ko alagaan ko daw ng dagdag ng langis, wag papa-abutin sa minimum. So far hindi na ulit nangyari. Parang nangyayari yata yung check engine pag sobrang init ng engine oil. BTW my car is an 89 galant.

    Regarding decreasing oil level, its either nagpapawis yung oil sa engine mo or mausok na ba? Ganyan din kasi engine ko ngayon nagpapawis yung valve cover. Twice na ko nagpalit ng gasket (replacement lang) pero ganun pa rin. Next palit ko bibili na ko ng mitsu orig para sure na.

    Yung temp increase marami factors. Pwedeng water pump, mahina na ang fan, or may kinlalaman din sa oil mo baka malapot na.

  4. Join Date
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    #4
    Quote Originally Posted by mbeige View Post
    Check that the valve cover gasket is sealed properly, and your underbody does not show signs of oil flowing backwards when you drive.

    Kung bagong palit ang headgasket, kelan ito pinalitan? Bakit pinalitan? Warped head? Did you drive it na overheated for a long time?
    thanks mbeige,

    Cge il check ung underbody..

    a month ago napalitan ung headgasket, pinalitan kasi tumataas ung temp and nauubos ung coolant. First thing nung tumataas ung temp, pina check na namin agad and ung headgasket nga ang prob and pinapalitan na namin.

  5. Join Date
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    #5
    Quote Originally Posted by smalltimer View Post
    hello sprex

    Nangyari na rin sa akin yan one time nung umakyat ako ng marcos hiway to baguio. Umilaw din check engine pero nawala din after a minute. Sabi ng mechanic ko alagaan ko daw ng dagdag ng langis, wag papa-abutin sa minimum. So far hindi na ulit nangyari. Parang nangyayari yata yung check engine pag sobrang init ng engine oil. BTW my car is an 89 galant.

    Regarding decreasing oil level, its either nagpapawis yung oil sa engine mo or mausok na ba? Ganyan din kasi engine ko ngayon nagpapawis yung valve cover. Twice na ko nagpalit ng gasket (replacement lang) pero ganun pa rin. Next palit ko bibili na ko ng mitsu orig para sure na.

    Yung temp increase marami factors. Pwedeng water pump, mahina na ang fan, or may kinlalaman din sa oil mo baka malapot na.
    Thanks Smalltimer!

    parang ganun nga ang nangyari, nababawasan nga yung oil tapos nung paalis kami from nueva ecija, check ko ung oil, halos nandun na sa minimum ang ginawa ko bumili ako ng 1 liter na castrol oil tapos nilagay ko. napansin ko din nung nilagay ko ung oil pag bukas ko medyo may usok ung loob. Nag papawis nga ung sa bandang ibabaw, valve cover ba un?? d b pwede i sealant yun? D naman mausok ung car...

  6. Join Date
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    #6
    check engine light has nothing to do with the oil temp.

    have someone with a scanner do a once over to see if there are any codes stored sa box.

    you may want to see kung barado na yung radiator mo or not.

    replace the valvecover... do not just add sealant.

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