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shadow79

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  1. Buy a new car just roll out the dealer and try to sell it even without putting on the plates and see what you get for it...buy a Tercel 99 for 2 to 3.5 depending on condition and after using it for 3 or 4 years try to sell it and see for yourself how much you loose when selling...
  2. I had bought parts from there 2 months ago recently no idea...
  3. Could be a sticky caliper I had a customer come in with a 12 explorer he had changed the rear pads like 2 months ago and again I was saying him that you need the rear pads upon good examination the right ones were full new but because of sticking the left ones had finished so instead of fixing the issue he went and brought another pair of pads but changed only the ones which were affected...not my circus not my monkeys...
  4. It's not always change there is repair also here in the market but it always depends on the durability and customers budget... diagnosis is not limited to hooking up a scan tools and retrieving codes there are wirings to be checked, live data to be viewed and many other aspects only after that it's decided what to do about it...you have to make time and drop the car for a good old check-up...
  5. Insurance costs have lately been on the low side especially for tpl
  6. Recently we changed atf oil and 2 filters on a Jeep 4.7 grand it was working good after the oil change smooth shifts then I gave the car to customer then drove the car to Sharjah next day it was fine till he decided to return back it started to jump like a stallion and reached home like that after pulling the codes and checking the car we decided that the gearbox has gone cucu we had to put engine and gear together because the engine also was drinking some water...
  7. The weather has changed drastically the it seems like 7 in evening at 3 pm when it's almost bright daylight
  8. Not only that but sometimes you can get half of the bits from one brand and the other half from some other brand...
  9. Here its national rate mean all the gas stations sell at the same price
  10. Let me check with a friend he restores classics...
  11. Hello can you send me the chassis number might not be safe to share on a public domain...
  12. Sure I will be happy to assist and lend the tools infact there are 2 person I know who come to my shop and do their own car work one only does oil and filter change which we thought him how to do. the other guy it depends on his mood sometimes he comes in a kandora and won't touch a thing and other times he will come in a short and banyan and be pulling out the engine or opening up the head he is a good technician
  13. There is a website who sells BJ's and fjs old model's original and with basic upgrades like ac and power steering and auto trans too but it's pricey you might have to pay them with your eyes hands and balls too while you at it...😂😎
  14. Ac Delco which is available here in UAE usually comes from a factory in Saudi Arabia they don't have much quality the one from us are really good they last 4 to 5 years but they don't have them here another good brand here which lasts but is limited to some sizes is amron and they age pretty well here even heard the company has raised the warranty period too but the shops here are still stuck with 6 month to a year warranty... For tires if comfort is not much in your book only thinking of cheap then go for Chinese I have been using harmony for last 3 years and most of my movement is on the dirt roads of industrial areas
  15. Lately Don't see Kia and Hyundai with as it was before they have considerably climbed up the ladder by their work they are more reliable and not to mention their looks have a friend with a Sportage I am surprised his odo is reaching 700k it seems like milestone to me...😀
  16. And always appreciate the marshals and crew efforts . They work and think tirelessly on how to make it worth our while in the same time keeping safety and well-being of everyone involved in the convoy. I know a blank thank you just won't cut it but still thank you for keeping up with our f ups... especially mines they are usually unique...😎
  17. wouldn't it be better to make a Carnity off road rescue box and put in it all the essentials in it which would be with the one who is really regular in the drives and contribution should be from all members who join the drives that way it won't be heavy on one guy and we all can enjoy the benefits...
  18. Smiling people haven't seen them yet arguing might change when I really see them arguing....
  19. Unless you got a tool box and diving head first in it you won't find anything suspicious there have been cases where a major impacted car is done in hurry only to have a light hit somewhere else on the body so the value comes up and unsuspecting people getting trapped...
  20. I heard there is a drill machine which they developed for 40 million and only to used in outer space...
  21. I had unfortunate few hours on the day of Eid for running hot the water jacket on the block leaked spilling all the water mixed with Lil bit of coolent while on my way back from AUD as it reached the red mark I would just switch off the engine and be coasting until the speed dropped real low the start it again and acclerate back up to 100 or 120 all the while keeping and eye on the heat gauge and once in awhile parking to refill water up...was a crazy day
  22. I remember those hot summer vacation days when I used to go with my father to the workshop where I would get him the tools which he would ask me to bring while he would be working his magic under the car to make that car back in working order sometimes the light wouldn't be working or sometimes the battery wouldn't be charging and other times it wouldn't even start I used to see people of all walks some in kandora some in pant shirt and others in kamis salwar but all had one thing in common they had some sort of problem with their cars I used to see how people would be happy when they used to come and collect their cars when it was done It was one of my fondest memories that my father would call the hotel guys to bring Pepsi or Coke and tea for him and we used to sit and enjoy that while he sweet talked to me about which car I liked and loved to drive when I grow up Seeing back I understand that my father is a man of steel tirelessly working sometimes late into the night while I would be home sound asleep providing us with everything we needed Now that we have grown up and I can really see that I can never take his place yet all I can do is try...
  23. Just keep your pockets open as you will be over haul your transmission time and again....
  24. Forget it if you in for resale value better go with Japanese tech...
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