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#1 chubby_semi

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Posted 01 February 2006 - 04:33 PM

Guys & Gals,

Have some questions:

1. Would you consider repairing your own car? or mas comfortable kayo dalhin sa talyer ang auto nyo?
2. Hanggang saan ang kaya ninyo?
a. Flat tire
b. Kahit anong under the hood
c. Maglagay lang ng tubig sa radiator

3. naniniwala ba kayo dun sa mga nabibiling mga octane booster, whatever fix-it or pang improve sa auto?

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Posted 01 February 2006 - 05:08 PM

Most of the car radiators ngayon have plastic tops...nagkacrack pala ito..

Naexperience n'yo na ba mangyari ito sa inyo? Anong ginawa ninyo? Any repair tips na di nakakabutas bulsa?

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Posted 01 February 2006 - 10:25 PM

moving to appropriate section.. :mtc:

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Posted 02 February 2006 - 07:38 AM

palit na ng bago or surplus radiator....

ganyan din sa akin eh... nagpalit ako ... pwede mo pa repair kung may mahanap ka na pamalit sa plastic part coming from another radiator... i have spare for sentra series 2... pm me kung kailangan mo

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Posted 02 February 2006 - 07:50 AM

depends on what vehicle. go to your nearest denso dealer sometimes they can replace these plastic if they are available for your specific model. otherwise check for replacement parts or surplus

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Posted 02 February 2006 - 10:48 AM

^ Thanks. Magkano usually inaabot yung surplus or replacement radiator? Ballpark figure

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Posted 02 February 2006 - 09:18 PM

depende sa sasakyan kung magkano ang radiator

dati may sasakyan kaming ganyan, parang ni-repair lang (mukhang epoxy ginamit) nag-crack yung taas. di ako sigurado kung epoxy talaga, kasi andun na yun nung nabili namin ang sasakyan, ang punto ko lang ay puwedeng pa-repair kung walang budget :)

kung may budget, palitan mo na.

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Posted 02 February 2006 - 09:25 PM

ako minsan nagrerepair ng kotse ko, pero sa mga simpleng bagay lang tulad ng flat tire, palit ilaw, battery, clutch repair gamit ang kit, etc.

kung mahirap na, dinadala ko na sa talyer. pinapanuod ko yung naggagawa para kung sakali, ako na maggagawa. para sakin, sayang ang pa-talyer kung wala kang natutunan tungkol sa kotse mo, kahit konti. tsaka meron talagang mga serbisyo na hindi natin kayang gawin, tulad ng camber alignment, o kaya ECU diagnostics, etc. :lol:

yung mga additive nakakatulong din sa kotse, pero konti lang, wala paring tatalo sa alagang sasakyan :)

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Posted 02 February 2006 - 09:39 PM

yes better to replace your broken radiator than risk overheating your engine which could lead to over hauling your motor

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Posted 03 February 2006 - 07:26 AM

I've experienced that with my suzuki esteem ..... the only solution is to replace the radiator or the plastic top if available.

Tried using epoxy before but it doesn't hold .....

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Posted 03 February 2006 - 08:30 AM

depende kung mga minor mechanical and/or electrical repairs lang. o kaya mga dagdag ng accessories.

but i always change my oil by myself. pati filters.

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Posted 03 February 2006 - 10:01 AM

I've experienced that with my suzuki esteem ..... the only solution is to replace the radiator or the plastic top if available.

Tried using epoxy before but it doesn't hold .....

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^the epoxy you used is the High temperature, metal-filled varieties?

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Posted 03 February 2006 - 11:02 AM

Look for surplus radiators.

And go look for those 2 row radiators. :D

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Posted 03 February 2006 - 11:07 AM

Guys & Gals,

Have some questions: 

1.  Would you consider repairing your own car?  or mas comfortable kayo dalhin sa talyer ang auto nyo?
I'd say both. Repair my own car for minor stuffs and also to those of my knowledge.
Sa talyer if ever I need devices that I don't have for fixing my car.

2.  Hanggang saan ang kaya ninyo?
a.  Flat tire
This is easy. I also suggest that all car owners should know how to do this.

b.  Kahit anong under the hood
Tune-up and Change Oil
c.  Maglagay lang ng tubig sa radiator
Even my younger brother can do this

3.  naniniwala ba kayo dun sa mga nabibiling mga octane booster, whatever fix-it or pang improve sa auto?
No. My engine works perfectly fine without these crappy and expensive devices. Why should I go buy one?

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Posted 04 February 2006 - 01:45 AM

Yung minimal repairs lang. Pag malaki na I would go to the professionals. Hirap na baka masira

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Posted 04 February 2006 - 04:34 AM

i repair my own car...well, depende sa sira...depende sa tools na kailangan...minsan maxado nang technical or kung electronic na ung makina kasi may computers nang kasama doon...

depende rin sa mood...kapag sinipag at gustong madumihan...depende kung may oras...

but i maintain my own car (gotta have time for it) ...change oil, filter change(oil, fuel,air), belts, fuse, linis ng karborador...linis ng aircon, karga ng freon, bushings, bearings, breaks...pati setup ng sounds ako na rin...

dumarating din sa point na sumusuko ako...pinapasa ko na sa expert tapos pag alam ko na gawin next time ako na...

paano ako natuto? nung una pinapagawa ko nga muna...tapos todo observe at tanong...konting pang research...then ako na...

it saves me money...hindi ka na maloloko ng mapagsamantalang mekaniko kasi alam mo ung dapat nyang gawin at alam nya na may alam ka sa auto...most of all, iba ung feeling kapag ikaw mismo ang gumagawa...masaya!...tapos inuman na...

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Posted 04 February 2006 - 09:14 AM

^the epoxy you used is the High temperature, metal-filled varieties?

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Yup ... high temp metal filled ..... prep'd te plastic really well before applying a smooth even coat ..... ample drying/curing time too .... end point ... didn't hold that long and well ...... so I just bought a new one. sa casa P18t ... sa U.S. ko binili P5t lang ... dalang kc surplus na pang suzuki ... made rounds sa banawe before getting sa states.

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Posted 05 February 2006 - 03:17 PM

the better and cheper alternative is dalhin nyo sa mga radiator repair shops sa mga kanto. they change the plastic part into metal..copper ata or something....

ginawa ko na ito sa toyota ko and so far, wala naman problema. just make sure that you check the radiator fluid level every now and then and add radiator coolant to the fluid.

the cost....P1000.00 at P50.00 na merienda sa tabing tindahan..

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Posted 06 February 2006 - 12:07 AM

eow..tanong kow lang po about sa radiator..eh advisable ba na tubig lang ang ilagay sa radiator reserve tank or kailangan talaga ng coolant..kasi yung reserve tank ng radiator eh medyo mababa na...hmmm...can you all please help me naman what to do...what i mean is pwde ba tubig nalang or kailangan na may coolant na ilagay..what type of coolant ba...different models ba needs different coolant...what if di ko alam kung what brand yung nilagay nila before...pwede ko ba haluan ito ng ibang brand....saka tuwing kailan dapat ipalinis yung radiator nio...? sorry for my ignorance...pls do help...give me some advise and tips on maintaining my radiator...im using honda city model 2000..type z..lxi..thnks..

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Posted 10 February 2006 - 12:20 AM

before yes! now no! digital age na! meron na silang ECU (on bord computer which monitors engine functions)

I can troubleshot any engine problems and marunong akong mag fix.

Well there are some additives that really works like metal treatment pero yong additive sa oil, enough na yong nasa oil mismo.

Tip lang! kung magpa change oil kayo wag na kayong bumili ng flushing oil believe me KEROSENE lang po ang laman non! kaya bili na lang kayo ng kerosene and yon and ihalo nyo sa engine and let it idle for a minute DON'T REV it! turned off the engine and drain the oil! tnx!




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