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  2. shadow79

    some very important gauges

    Let me share something the so called scale gauges that already linger in many cars are also not so accurate they just give a vague idea of whats going on sometimes very late to notify about the inevitable....
  3. desertdude

    some very important gauges

    In an effort to me more sleek and stylish.
  4. treks

    some very important gauges

    I agree that it is really, really stupid to replace critical instruments with just warning light that may or may not work. What are these designers and accountants thinking of- are simple heat gauges really that expensive on the scale that say, Toyota is producing cars?
  5. desertdude

    some very important gauges

    Like the stupid base model Jeep XJ which only has a light which comes on after you have overheated by that time is already too late. Also a lot of modern car specially BMW for example in order to keep emissions low run at such high temperatures they are already on the verge of overheating, the thermostat opens at 105 or 10 where most cars are already overheating at that temp. 120 is normal operating temp and at 125 the engine is considered cooked. Normal engine oil turns to grease so always have to use fully synthetic. Plus so much heat from the engine and the climate here turns all rubber and plastic component and fittings under the into dust
  6. there are some information which if known by the driver in the correct time can avoid catastrophic damages specially if the car is being used in extreme driving conditions and as many of us have cars and they already have somewhat things covered but not everything is covered in all the cars like the echo and yaris and tiida versa and lately many new cars are just having only 2 lights which show if the car is cold or hot and now people will argue that they are not used for extreme but i have had customers come in with blown gaskets at the workshop only because they hadn't noticed the light or took note when it was already late the extreme use is already a loud music and sync of fire 'explosions and never tiring run of gears and all of it is balanced on a knife edge of power and catastrophe and if we have a few things in handy sight we can know the music we hearing is of it doing the work right or the last that we will hear from it before it dies the heavy intended use of automotive's like race and off road applications where must have these things in plain sight are the coolant temperature ,engine oil pressure , boost (if super charged or turbocharged) 'exhaust gas temperature' transmission temperature and if known and understood can avert many things if raised or lower then normal levels... will shed some more light and love if anyone's in doubt or needs help in understanding those gauges which are there to help us use the machinery the way its meant to be....
  7. @Barry that seems like penny wise and pound foolish typical example in your bolt vs washers experience. lol @shadow79 that's nothing new as many car owners don't even know that their car needs so many other types of lubes than the engine oil what they frequently change, let alone keeping a track of lifetime of gear oil, diff oil, brake oil, coolant etc.
  8. As much as mechanic hates it, careful owners pay more attention to these early signs. I know it's pain for mechanics to find it, but once you isolate the interior or exterior then half the battle is won. I remember when my rear tire end rod bush was worn out every little uneven surface produced trn trn noise from rear of the vehicle. I and Saleem spend days to figure out and we couldn't find out. The noise was like the coin is bouncing on some metal. Went to ENOC petrol station to Auto pro guys and explain what I am facing, that Filipino mechanic was genius, he jumped in the car and took me for short drive behind ENOC and we hit 3 speed bumps at slow speed for him to identify the noise and noise region. After coming back he lifted the car and in less than 5 minutes he spotted the worn out bush whose washers was making trn trn noise with the bush assembly rod as whole rubber was missing.
  9. there are some enlightened people who bring the cheapest oil with them to my shop for changing their engine oils and transmission they don't bother to change...
  10. Sounds very eerie sounds...
  11. Just like oil is cheaper than engines and transmissions.
  12. I’d love to hear some patching instead of solving stories. Mine, I used to work for a guy who had a Mercedes van with the 220 CDi engine. It was forever blowing out the copper injector seals. Every time I had to spend half a day cleaning black funk off the engine then ream the injector seats flat manually. This went on for 2 years. As any diesel mechanic knows, the bolts for securing the injectors down in a Diesel Mercedes engine are stretch bolts. But this guys logic was it’s cheaper to buy copper washers every time than buy a set of bolts. He never figured my labour cost into it. Bu the time I left that job, he could have saved £3,000 (15k dhs) just by buying a set of bolts. But no, washers are cheaper than bolts.
  13. Following on from a conversation with Saleem bhai, I hate trying to find where a noise is coming from. Especially when a customer says it’s going grr grr tick brr. You ask where is coming from, they say I don’t know. Then you spend half a day or more trying to distinguish grr grr tick brr from brr brrr grr brr. My pet hate is dashboard rattles. Especially when it only happens on a speed bump. There are only so many opportunities to find it without heading to BMW road in Sharjah and trying to hit every pothole along to way to replicate it.
  14. creative thinking there...
  15. I've been doing the same thing since I can remember, but with thick wheel bearing grease instead of bread. Beats a puller every time.
  16. @Barry can you teach that 50 nas trick and what parts it needs...
  17. that engine was a running one we started that half cut before buying it...and the important things like the seals and timing belt must be changed as its been a sitting thing for who know how long but about things like the turbo pipes and other switches which are original and working but are being changed for no apparent reason...
  18. I meant smart owner to replace as many parts, seals and rubber component of a scrap engine as oppose to your advice to plonk it as it is.
  19. its not about smart or not its about waiting for parts which is a roll of dice if it fits or not (he ordered a blowby valve which took 15 days to reach and in the end was not for his car)he also ordered a big ass radiator which was so big and had brackets different than the ones which was in both cars so it means that the radiator was also for a different car
  20. A smart owner, finally he managed to do what he really want to do than just listening.
  21. We did this conversion before but it was 2JZ with 50 shot Nas
  22. whatever he brought we fixed the valve cover seals, main seal, ck pulley seal, cam seals, timing belt, aluminium cam sprockets,converter seals and output shaft seal but some parts he was going to get custom built but couldn't get them (turbo piping) so i convinced him to fix what we have at hand and use the car while those parts last and while the car is in use he can put things according to his taste and later upgrade it...its better have a running car then one stopped in workshop waiting for parts...
  23. Sounds pretty sweet, well done. So finally who win the owner or you? In changing all rubbers and seals before plonking the engine?
  24. as some of you have seen it at the workshop i had taken a work of converting a sc300 2jzge to a 1jzgte turbo from a toyota soarer work turned out to be longer then expected because of some customer intervention but in the end has almost been complete here is the video of it fired up VID-20180426-WA0016.mp4
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