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    Quote Originally Posted by ice15 View Post
    I didn't recommend that as he mentioned that he had a bad experience with a "specialist" before.

    Pero when I was younger, we changed bushings and shocks of our cars on the 10th year
    (I've read from SG, Thai and MY sites that they try to have theirs changed on the 5th year)

    So basically, kalas then bring all the old parts you need sa trusted auto-supply and my favorite question... "meron kayo nito?"
    well,
    having someone else do the greasy stuff can have its positive and negative notes.
    "happy is he who finds his good and honest mekaniko."
    that's why i drive 'way across town to have my car fixed.
    we can't crawl under the car now, like we used to.
    the tummy gets in the way, and bifocals just won't cut it.
    heh heh.
    Last edited by dr. d; September 30th, 2020 at 11:41 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dr. d View Post
    well,
    having someone else do the greasy stuff can have its positive and negative notes.
    "happy is he who finds his good and honest mekaniko."
    that's why i drive 'way across town to have my car fixed.
    we can't crawl under the car now, like we used to.
    the tummy gets in the way, and bifocals just won't cut it.
    heh heh.
    Agree. gone are the days when I can stay under the car for the whole day...

    I can still remember my first reaction when I found out na 500 lang pala labor ng change oil sa nearby gas station (early 2000s).

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    Quote Originally Posted by ice15 View Post
    Agree. gone are the days when I can stay under the car for the whole day...

    I can still remember my first reaction when I found out na 500 lang pala labor ng change oil sa nearby gas station (early 2000s).
    my most memorable exercise.
    servicing our VW's steering box.
    open front hood.. un-screw and remove gas tank.. wrestle with the steering box.. then it starts raining.. two hours.. no dice.
    i gave up and put the car together, and drove slowly to VW row a few blocks away.
    in 15 minutes, the mechanic accomplished what i could not do in 2 hours.

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    Thanks for all the input guys!

    Was able to buy all the parts from a nearby auto supply and brought it to a wheel/tire shop that does underchassis repair on the side.
    The car rides so much better now after replacing all those suspension parts

    A bit out of topic:
    My bad experience with "underchassis specialists" especially with those that i encountered from banawe is they always try to overcharge me when they sense that I am not very knowledgeable and experienced with cars. I know I can haggle but I am offended that they tried to charge me 3k for a shock absorber and 4k for an upper control arm lol.

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    #15
    Quote Originally Posted by ice15 View Post
    Agree. gone are the days when I can stay under the car for the whole day...

    I can still remember my first reaction when I found out na 500 lang pala labor ng change oil sa nearby gas station (early 2000s).
    i save 500 pesos every oil change.. hehe.. i changed our kia carnival front shock absorber using alambre as spring compressor.. took me half day for the job.. saved me labor to buy proper tools

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    Quote Originally Posted by yapoy86 View Post
    i save 500 pesos every oil change.. hehe.. i changed our kia carnival front shock absorber using alambre as spring compressor.. took me half day for the job.. saved me labor to buy proper tools
    my dad always, learning how to do things (fix the car & house stuff) doesn't mean na ikaw ang gagawa... pero it means na hindi ka pwedeng lokohin ng ibang tao later on.

    so personally, I'm thankful now na naituro sa akin yung mga bagay na di tinuro sa T.H.E. (pero it was a pain during my HS / early college days)

    we still have all the required tools at home (which unbelievably incl 2 types of welders) - pero di na kaya ng hands ko yung work. konting rust lang dumudugo na hands ko

    my wife freaks out when I turn on the Acetylene welding... and mainit pala yung sparks ng grinder. (things you learn 20+ years later)

    ***
    nice the hear that TS' suspension is now fixed.

    IMO, first few months driving that car (with the new suspension) will feel so good.

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