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    Went to Banawe last Sat to help my bro-in-law get a half block for his Civic (posted his problem sa Workshop board) sa Nankai. While we were waiting for them to get the pulley from their other branch, we decided to walk around.

    I saw the Rick Lim shop (which is recommended by quite a few sa NissanBayan for parts of Nissan) and I wanted to ask how much their knock sensor for a SR20 is.

    Went in, saw a lot of Nissan stuff around and saw a dark skinned guy sitting on a block with a thin guy sitting beside him.

    They asked: "Ano pyesa boss?"

    I answered: "Magtatanong lang, may knock sensor kayo para sa SR20 na pang local na Altima?"

    The dark guy answered: "Knock sensor? Para san???"

    I repeated: "Sa SR20 na local, yung sa Altima"

    From this point on, he NEVER looks at you when talking...

    He said: "Wala namang knock sensor SR20 ah!" (Masungit na sya)

    I didn't mind, ganun naman usually magsalita mga tindero sa Banawe...

    I said: "Ah ganun? Kasi pinacheck ko sa casa yun ang lumabas na problem"

    He said: "Wala! Walang knock sensor ang SR20, tignan mo kahit mga galing japan wala."

    All the while, his little skinny side kick just keeps repeating what he's saying...

    Then he followed: "Pano mo nasabi na knock sensor?"

    I said: "Chineck sa CONSULT sa casa yun ang error lumabas"

    The said (while shaking his head and smirking): "Sus, anong casa yan?" I said: "Mantrade, sa Pasong Tamo"

    He said (smirking again): "Wala mga alam mga yan, wala namang silbi yang Consult consult na yan. Ano ba nangyayari sa oto mo? Malaro idling?"

    I said yes.

    Then he started his monologue speech: "Madalas kami magayos nyan, dami na nagpapatono samin dahil sa ganyan, di namin kailangan yang consult na yan, utak ginagamit namin (while pointing his finger to his temple)...

    While I do believe that they have the solution since Mantrade never found the problem nor offered any solutions after 3 visits. I wanted to know what will be done.

    Then I said: "Ah ganun ba, ano usually problema since madaming cases na pala?"

    He starts his sales pitch... repeating the same monologue as above then said "P2500 ang singil namin sa trouble shooting maliban sa pyesa kung may sira, pag walang pyesa sira yun lang, walang dagdag. Kung di naayos di ka magbabayad..." then repeats his self praising skills as his sidekick echoes whatever he says.

    He added: "Pag kami nagtutuneup, di namin ginagalaw mga sparkplug, walang alam mga nasa casa kung nagtuneup, puros computer computer."

    I repeated my question: "So ano usually chinecheck nyo para alam ko naman kung ano yung affected..."

    He didn't answer that question and insisted that I must bring the car for trouble shooting for them to find out what's wrong...

    So I said: "Ah ganun, ayus, kayo ba si Rick Lim?" He said: "Hindi, nasa taas sya, kapatid ko sya.."

    Then I left....

    Grabe sa yabang at sungit. I think 2500 is highway robbery for a tuneup na walang pyesa involved. Especially kung "lagi kami gumagawa nyan" and yet he doesn't even give you a clue as to what may be wrong.

    Pano na kung may leak lang pala isang vac hose, P2500 na yun, what if may tornilyo lang kulang or whatever, P2500 na yun...

    OK lang yung price, pero bastusan ang yabang.

    I crossed Kitanlad and asked Yen if they have the knock sensor and the kind old guy couldn't find the part and gave me their parts manual and wala nga dun.

    Looks like wala ngang knock sensor ang local SR20?

    In that case, there'll be Rant #3 against a casa hehe.

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    Tsk tsk... regular pa naman ako kay Rick Lim (kay Rick Lim mismo).

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    P2500 for a checkup?

    Langya - talo pa ang mga casa! :bwahaha:

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    :bwahaha: mas marami siyang alam kesa sa nissan diagnostics ha...and he knows this even without seeing the car!

    theveed, palamig ka muna ng ulo sa fnba trade waters, hehe

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    you got him monologing..... he..he (sorry can't resist from the incredibles eh)
    baka naman magaling sila lam mo naman kapag magaling minsan nagiging mayabang...
    but 2500 is too much dapat nasa 500 lang or 750 kung magaling talaga sila.

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    Naisip ko agad "kaano ano kaya ni Planas to?"

    Good mood ako nun eh, so di ako bad trip hehe bayaw ko asar na asar.

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    david,
    it's entirely possible na wala nga knock sensor. yung mga early-90s na cars being sold here (including the 626, which i can speak of..) dapat may knock sensor (US model) pero wala. wala nga siyang EGR eh hehehehe.. so the guy probably was correct, and also correct in stating na walang alam yung mga nasa casa. mayabang lang talaga siya...

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    inaabangan kong uminit ulo mo sa 1st post mo and bastusan na hehe

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    The knock sensor finding I dont have a problem with, as I mentioned, even Yen hasnt heard of a local altima having a knock sensor (yari Mantrade kung totoo)...

    BB: Medyo malamig ulo ko last week hehe

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    Napansin ko ganyan talaga sa mga shops sa Banawe, medyo mayabang mga tindero.

    I wonder why? Malakas kasi negosyo kaya they can afford to be rude?

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Rant #2 Mayabang sobra na tindero sa Rick Lim Surplus Shop in Banawe