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Old 22-03-2019, 09:46 AM   #6166
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Kumsia boss.
I changed at ahpiaw wtm shell last 3 yrs ago due to CNY period
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Old 22-03-2019, 09:47 AM   #6167
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hi guys,

any recommendation for tyres? 205/55/16. both myself and friend looking to change. current on Yokohama bluearth. newbie on tires, looking for similar.

in addition, not sure why, my front run out much faster then rear. my rear still got a good 50-60%. front almost finish, can feel the min. thread marker. balancing/rotation issue?
That's normal. You've to rotate the tyres (front move to back and back to the front) so you'll get equal wear. My workshop check for me at every servicing and they will rotate if necessary.

What you can do now is to change two tyres only if you want to save money.
I usually like to change all 4 at the same time.
Do a quick check on how old the rear tyres are - if they are more 4 to 5 years old (from manufacturing), change them because the rubber material will deteriorate.
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Old 22-03-2019, 09:55 AM   #6168
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Only LCH and trye world accept credit card the rest pay by cash.

Usually I put old tyres at the back then new pair in front
So that the front new will wear our faster to the same as rear old tyres.

Then u can rotate next time and prolong the old tyres lifespan.

When buy from them try to ask free balancing and alignment
Usually is free balancing only, alignment free when u buy 4pcs.
Depends where i visiting, did mine frequently on the following shops:-

1. Syarikat Lim Chin Hin
Jalan Pingai Taman Pelangi
80400 Johor Bahru, Johor.

2. BC Tyres & Rim. (Find them on FB)

Usullay, i goes to the first shop if am/ around custom area. After shop, wash car pump petrol and return.

For the 2nd shop, if i have time and craving for laska. Is a distance away.

Personally, i changed front set tires once at 2nd shop months back. Comes with free balance and only discounted alignment (sighzz).
Buy 4 tires, free alignment and balancing.
Recently, returned for usual wheel alignment/ rotation/ balance. The shop boss suggest dun need rotate, next round then rotate with the rear set as rear is old set. I think he suggest that to keep all 4 tires worn evenly down then next time change all fours tgt... Business mind.... lolz
Thanks guys, really useful. Will check prices before going next week. This week jam like mad.
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Old 22-03-2019, 09:58 AM   #6169
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That's normal. You've to rotate the tyres (front move to back and back to the front) so you'll get equal wear. My workshop check for me at every servicing and they will rotate if necessary.

What you can do now is to change two tyres only if you want to save money.
I usually like to change all 4 at the same time.
Do a quick check on how old the rear tyres are - if they are more 4 to 5 years old (from manufacturing), change them because the rubber material will deteriorate.
Thanks. From visual, back still good. But will seek advices from the experts. After all, tires are the only contact between the car and the roads. My usual servicing donít have the equipment, maybe time to change to others.
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Old 22-03-2019, 10:28 AM   #6170
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Thanks. From visual, back still good. But will seek advices from the experts. After all, tires are the only contact between the car and the roads. My usual servicing donít have the equipment, maybe time to change to others.
My usual servicing is AD that's why lol. Part of the package. Rotate and balance.
It's good because they're forced to have a close look at the tyres. That was when they noticed a nail and charged me $10 to patch the tyre.
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Old 22-03-2019, 11:06 AM   #6171
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Hi guys i suspect my car has some parasite battery drain as my battery is only 8 months old. Got 1 day my car voltage goes down to 9v and unable to start. 2 weeks later today my car voltage was at 11.8v. I drive every day though.
So I suspect got parasite drain or simply battery unable to hold charge.

Car voltage is 13.8-14v while engine is running.

Sheng auto able to help check this and my alternator condition? Or I shld go find ah yuan?

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Old 22-03-2019, 11:16 AM   #6172
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Actually for this, you can consider visiting a workshop called De Sheng Trading in Ubi. They specialise in recon'ing alternators, and should be able to check your alternator first. Not sure about pricing, this was recommended to me by a tow truck driver previously so I've kept it in my records.
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Old 22-03-2019, 11:31 AM   #6173
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Hi guys i suspect my car has some parasite battery drain as my battery is only 8 months old. Got 1 day my car voltage goes down to 9v and unable to start. 2 weeks later today my car voltage was at 11.8v. I drive every day though.
So I suspect got parasite drain or simply battery unable to hold charge.

Car voltage is 13.8-14v while engine is running.

Sheng auto able to help check this and my alternator condition? Or I shld go find ah yuan?
1. Check battery pos connectors
2. Check external amplifier and all other addons that consume electricity.
3. Change battery

Electrical stuffs go to Sheng auto.
It might be the battery is dying.

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Old 22-03-2019, 12:09 PM   #6174
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1. Check battery pos connectors
2. Check external amplifier and all other addons that consume electricity.
3. Change battery

Electrical stuffs go to Sheng auto.
It might be the battery is dying.

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Ok I will head to sheng auto but they won't be able to check my alternator right?
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Old 22-03-2019, 12:09 PM   #6175
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Actually for this, you can consider visiting a workshop called De Sheng Trading in Ubi. They specialise in recon'ing alternators, and should be able to check your alternator first. Not sure about pricing, this was recommended to me by a tow truck driver previously so I've kept it in my records.
Need to take out the alternator?
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Old 22-03-2019, 12:09 PM   #6176
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Hi guys i suspect my car has some parasite battery drain as my battery is only 8 months old. Got 1 day my car voltage goes down to 9v and unable to start. 2 weeks later today my car voltage was at 11.8v. I drive every day though.
So I suspect got parasite drain or simply battery unable to hold charge.

Car voltage is 13.8-14v while engine is running.

Sheng auto able to help check this and my alternator condition? Or I shld go find ah yuan?
i suggest you get it checked locally.
It can be battery or alternator.
Personally, i wont take the risk... Imagine your car dies while otw to JB.
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Old 22-03-2019, 12:15 PM   #6177
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Need to take out the alternator?
Depends on the complexity and the alternator installed in the car. Some easy got space. Some have to take out.

Last time workshop mechanics jump start my car, let it idling for a while. Then check battery terminal voltage to determine got charging or not. Suay suay no charging to the battery.... Replace alternator.
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Old 22-03-2019, 03:11 PM   #6178
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Ok I will head to sheng auto but they won't be able to check my alternator right?
Jap car? If jap alternator very low chance of kaputz
Can go to Guan lee @ kaki Bukit, ask the boss to check. If battery kaputz can change right away

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Old 22-03-2019, 03:14 PM   #6179
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Need to take out the alternator?
I wouldn't know, just drive there and ask for a quick appraisal bah. Did you try disconnecting everything that is connected to your cigarette socket?
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Old 22-03-2019, 03:57 PM   #6180
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Hi guys i suspect my car has some parasite battery drain as my battery is only 8 months old. Got 1 day my car voltage goes down to 9v and unable to start. 2 weeks later today my car voltage was at 11.8v. I drive every day though.
So I suspect got parasite drain or simply battery unable to hold charge.

Car voltage is 13.8-14v while engine is running.

Sheng auto able to help check this and my alternator condition? Or I shld go find ah yuan?
were your interior lights on throughout the night when u discovered it was 9v the following day?

could be a problematic batt. u bought the new batt sometime sept last year? 8 months old should be under warranty?

what's the manufacturing date code of the batt? its usually found on the box and tag. if you did not keep the tab, the code is also heat stamped on the side of the battery lid. look out for a string of 5-8 chars.

when getting new batts, avoid those that were manufactured > 2 years ago.

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