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Old 28-01-2019, 01:47 PM   #5701
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My Vios always got idling issues but so far never idle until engine die off kind. I went to Ah Yuan, he say its normal for Vios.

Then when i start after maybe 24 hours never start, will have 1 sharp screeching sound. I ask Ah Yuan, he say its normal also, no need to do anything.

But i got see people in VOGS asking about this start got sharp screeching sound, people say what alternator and starter thingy.
It's normal for old Vios. The screeching sound will go off after 5 mins, if it didn't then go and change/tighten belt

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Old 28-01-2019, 01:49 PM   #5702
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Yes, must remove from the engine for max effectiveness. Else, could be half pass 6 standard.... lolz

I seen most freelance/ SG workshop did throttle cleaning without removing it from car... cmi!!
Yup that's why I post the pics taken 2 yrs ago. The dirt accumulated is scary.

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Old 28-01-2019, 02:39 PM   #5703
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It's normal for old Vios. The screeching sound will go off after 5 mins, if it didn't then go and change/tighten belt

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Is only if park more like 8 hours or so, when start time will have that sharp screeching sound. Once start no more liao. Ah Yuan tell me normal, don't need waste money do anything.
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Old 28-01-2019, 03:18 PM   #5704
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This is obviously weird.... This is normal and that is normal.... To me obviously is abnormal sia... Period lah he.....

"The start got sharp screeching sound" This one i agreed is belting problem.
Singaporean's culture is any slight wear and tear must change. Everything must be in tip top/brand new condition.


Malaysian's culture is if have problems but still can drive, is ok and normal
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Old 28-01-2019, 03:33 PM   #5705
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Singaporean's culture is any slight wear and tear must change. Everything must be in tip top/brand new condition.


Malaysian's culture is if have problems but still can drive, is ok and normal

Personally, i will accept if with logically explanation, then let owner decide what to change it or not. Not just simply said is normal lor, this is obviously not a Malaysian's culture.
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Old 28-01-2019, 05:07 PM   #5706
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As with all old belts, it is slightly stretched resulting in a little slippage during start. This produces the sound which goes away once the rpm is constant.

Msia mindset is: what for tighten an old belt just to get rid of the sound, when it will risk reducing the lifespan of the belt (tighter = more strain on the belt). And it is a waste of $$$ to change belt when the old one can still be used.

I don't think the workshop is wrong in that sense, maybe they did not explain the rationale properly.

You have to be specific in Msia, if you want them to tighten or change a new belt, make sure you say so.
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Old 29-01-2019, 01:04 AM   #5707
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Throttle body cheapest I did in SG was like only $25 or so..shop in Woodlands I think but a few years back..will try to find the address. They remove and clean properly. JB workshop once they clean for me without removing but rough idle issue still persisted then next time I drop by they remove and clean again much more thoroughly at no extra charge.

Dropped by Super Power Car Accessories And Tint Shop
49,49-01,, Jalan Dataran Larkin 1, Taman Dataran Larkin, 80350 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
today to check it out. A lot of random accessories from steering wheels and gear knobs to tissue box covers and some quite cute nitrous oxide tank shaped pillows. Should have taken a photo lol from online photos looks like these two from the left-


They have 3 shops facing one another, one is wrapping, prices around RM2900 depending on the film used, the condition of the car body etc. Their job looks proper and good, had a few just completed or almost completed cars there. The second shop is the tint shop which I didn't go into and the third is the random accessories shop which is quite messy so have to have the patience to go through it.

Went by LCH Batteries and Tyres. Friendly guy there with the specs attended to me even though they quite busy and close to closing time by the time they cleared their jobs. Good impression of the shop. Some of the workers..or is it the infamous tyre man? face a bit grumpy but all doing their work quite efficiently.
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Old 29-01-2019, 08:33 AM   #5708
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Throttle body cheapest I did in SG was like only $25 or so..shop in Woodlands I think but a few years back..will try to find the address. They remove and clean properly. JB workshop once they clean for me without removing but rough idle issue still persisted then next time I drop by they remove and clean again much more thoroughly at no extra charge.

Dropped by Super Power Car Accessories And Tint Shop
49,49-01,, Jalan Dataran Larkin 1, Taman Dataran Larkin, 80350 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
today to check it out. A lot of random accessories from steering wheels and gear knobs to tissue box covers and some quite cute nitrous oxide tank shaped pillows. Should have taken a photo lol from online photos looks like these two from the left-


They have 3 shops facing one another, one is wrapping, prices around RM2900 depending on the film used, the condition of the car body etc. Their job looks proper and good, had a few just completed or almost completed cars there. The second shop is the tint shop which I didn't go into and the third is the random accessories shop which is quite messy so have to have the patience to go through it.

Went by LCH Batteries and Tyres. Friendly guy there with the specs attended to me even though they quite busy and close to closing time by the time they cleared their jobs. Good impression of the shop. Some of the workers..or is it the infamous tyre man? face a bit grumpy but all doing their work quite efficiently.
Go read the reviews , still worth a visit

Super Power Car Accessories And Tint Shop
49,49-01,, Jalan Dataran Larkin 1, Taman Dataran Larkin, 80350 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
+60 19-731 3132
https://maps.app.goo.gl/pCE2Z

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Old 29-01-2019, 09:07 AM   #5709
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Go read the reviews , still worth a visit

Super Power Car Accessories And Tint Shop
49,49-01,, Jalan Dataran Larkin 1, Taman Dataran Larkin, 80350 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
+60 19-731 3132
https://maps.app.goo.gl/pCE2Z

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Aiyo... I dreamt that my roof wrap was full of air bubbles last night

I went a few times, this workshop is always busy and there's always cars to work with. Workmanship wise, pls monitor closely.

e.g. I did door soundproofing, asked them to check if there's any loose parts causing a vibration sound in the door... not done. Personally went to check and picked the debris myself before the guy seal up the door with soundproofing material

Hands-on workers seems overwhelmed, overheard worker ranting to boss when boss ask him to work on another car after finishing what he is doing. Hesitated a few times when I wanted to install some gauges there due to this and eventually didn't do my installation there.

Wrap is cheap and fast. So far no issues. I did a roof wrap - RM120 and bonnet - RM88. HOWEVER, they sprayed some liquid while performing the wrap and my grill's paint sort of faded. Aiyo..... I think I will never go back there again.
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Old 29-01-2019, 09:12 AM   #5710
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Go there buy some plush toys should be ok lah LOL

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Old 29-01-2019, 11:36 AM   #5711
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Wah super detailed review 👍🏻

Aiyo... I dreamt that my roof wrap was full of air bubbles last night

I went a few times, this workshop is always busy and there's always cars to work with. Workmanship wise, pls monitor closely.

e.g. I did door soundproofing, asked them to check if there's any loose parts causing a vibration sound in the door... not done. Personally went to check and picked the debris myself before the guy seal up the door with soundproofing material

Hands-on workers seems overwhelmed, overheard worker ranting to boss when boss ask him to work on another car after finishing what he is doing. Hesitated a few times when I wanted to install some gauges there due to this and eventually didn't do my installation there.

Wrap is cheap and fast. So far no issues. I did a roof wrap - RM120 and bonnet - RM88. HOWEVER, they sprayed some liquid while performing the wrap and my grill's paint sort of faded. Aiyo..... I think I will never go back there again.
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Old 29-01-2019, 11:37 AM   #5712
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Yeah I went there to buy some accessories that’s self installed kind. Seems ok

Go there buy some plush toys should be ok lah LOL

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Old 29-01-2019, 11:42 AM   #5713
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Throttle body cheapest I did in SG was like only $25 or so..shop in Woodlands I think but a few years back..will try to find the address. They remove and clean properly. JB workshop once they clean for me without removing but rough idle issue still persisted then next time I drop by they remove and clean again much more thoroughly at no extra charge.

Dropped by Super Power Car Accessories And Tint Shop
49,49-01,, Jalan Dataran Larkin 1, Taman Dataran Larkin, 80350 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
today to check it out. A lot of random accessories from steering wheels and gear knobs to tissue box covers and some quite cute nitrous oxide tank shaped pillows. Should have taken a photo lol from online photos looks like these two from the left-


They have 3 shops facing one another, one is wrapping, prices around RM2900 depending on the film used, the condition of the car body etc. Their job looks proper and good, had a few just completed or almost completed cars there. The second shop is the tint shop which I didn't go into and the third is the random accessories shop which is quite messy so have to have the patience to go through it.

Went by LCH Batteries and Tyres. Friendly guy there with the specs attended to me even though they quite busy and close to closing time by the time they cleared their jobs. Good impression of the shop. Some of the workers..or is it the infamous tyre man? face a bit grumpy but all doing their work quite efficiently.
Super power car ws I saw their works on Facebook but never visit them cos like very messy. Their promo item mostly like from Taobao one.

LCH bros , the tireman still same pattern with that look?
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Old 29-01-2019, 11:42 AM   #5714
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Aiyo... I dreamt that my roof wrap was full of air bubbles last night

I went a few times, this workshop is always busy and there's always cars to work with. Workmanship wise, pls monitor closely.

e.g. I did door soundproofing, asked them to check if there's any loose parts causing a vibration sound in the door... not done. Personally went to check and picked the debris myself before the guy seal up the door with soundproofing material

Hands-on workers seems overwhelmed, overheard worker ranting to boss when boss ask him to work on another car after finishing what he is doing. Hesitated a few times when I wanted to install some gauges there due to this and eventually didn't do my installation there.

Wrap is cheap and fast. So far no issues. I did a roof wrap - RM120 and bonnet - RM88. HOWEVER, they sprayed some liquid while performing the wrap and my grill's paint sort of faded. Aiyo..... I think I will never go back there again.
Wow.... super duper cheap sia.... Gonna think twice sia....
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Old 29-01-2019, 04:12 PM   #5715
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Hihi. So you bought all the items "EO, filter, air filter, spark plugs, cvt fluid, cvt filer, rear shock pair, brake fluid, coolant" all in sg then went there to replace? Where did you get all those items from?

Went to CarClick yesterday. Due to miscomm with Singapore stockist, I got to run around in Singapore a bit before departing for JB. Reached CarClick at 2 plus. Car handed over to Ah Hong and he started work on my car right away. There were a few Malaysian cars that were being worked on, probably waiting for parts.

Work done: replace EO, EO filter, air filter, spark plugs, CVT fluid, CVT filter, rear shocks pair, brake fluid, coolant. Also did alignment. Labour fee total rm235. Parts some i bring some they source oem parts which I'm ok with. All in took 3.5 hours.

They spotted the CVT fluid I brought was wrong spec. Turned out there are 2 Toyota CVT fluid with very similar packaging. He sourced the correct fluid for me. It is slightly more expensive than getting direct from stockist but not exorbitantly so. Acceptable mark up.

Very good experience overall.
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