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Old 15-02-2020, 10:05 AM   #7561
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Definitely the industrial practice is to fill with water if just a bit. No workshop will open new bottle of coolant just to refill a bit and left it on the shelf for dunnowhodunnowhenwillneedtorefillagain
Seconded on this.

If coolant level too low, which is very unusual. Workshop will start to check on leakage area with coolant marks.
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Old 17-02-2020, 08:08 AM   #7562
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Anyone know any place to do a good fumigation to remove insect from car?
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Old 17-02-2020, 12:25 PM   #7563
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Strange. Too new to have issues assuming you kept it stock.

You say Cat is dirty. Should be running rich (not lean) if dirty. (Correct me if wrong anyone). Possible case of vacumm leak causing rich running?

I think do the vacumm leak test first. Then check O2 sensors. Vacumm leak test (i.e smoke test) doesn’t require change of parts and thus should be cheaper.

If no vacumm leak, consider changing O2 sensors and MAF sensor (do it one at a time to isolate the issue).
Yes, I suspect sensors but currently no error code. But earlier others advice sensor could be spoilt without error codes.

I notice my lower gears very heavy instant fuel consumption reading.

Higher gears seems ok. Don’t know if it’s the gear box issue
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Old 17-02-2020, 02:18 PM   #7564
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23, Jalan Permas 9/9 Bandar Permas Jaya, 81750 Masai, Johor.
Look for the boss Ah Chen@ +6012- 794 2588

I usually will buy parts nearby and go fix at the shop.
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Hup Heng Auto Parts (Automotive Spare Parts)
No. 9, Jalan Permas 4/4, Taman Permas Jaya, 81750 Masai, Johor, Malaysia.
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forget this shop
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Old 17-02-2020, 03:18 PM   #7565
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Yes, I suspect sensors but currently no error code. But earlier others advice sensor could be spoilt without error codes.

I notice my lower gears very heavy instant fuel consumption reading.

Higher gears seems ok. Donít know if itís the gear box issue
i think you should go log a reading of your fuel trim and see what the value. gearbox if no error code dont think need do anything. maybe do a change of gearbox oil will help?

i think sensors code only come out when the sensor really uplorry. intermittent i think maybe wont come out
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Old 17-02-2020, 03:40 PM   #7566
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forget this shop
Could be busy. Move on to next workshop then.

Visited this shop b4 cny
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Old 18-02-2020, 12:30 AM   #7567
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i think you should go log a reading of your fuel trim and see what the value. gearbox if no error code dont think need do anything. maybe do a change of gearbox oil will help?

i think sensors code only come out when the sensor really uplorry. intermittent i think maybe wont come out
Ok, maybe I try replacing the sensors 1 by 1
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Old 18-02-2020, 12:38 PM   #7568
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i think you should go log a reading of your fuel trim and see what the value. gearbox if no error code dont think need do anything. maybe do a change of gearbox oil will help?

i think sensors code only come out when the sensor really uplorry. intermittent i think maybe wont come out
Contrary to what people believe, error code only appears at the last stage. A lot of parts may not be good but still can be used and keep the car moving but just fall short of optimum performance. Gearbox and engine are big ticket items which will require at least one major overhaul inside 15 years. Gearbox itself is a complexed part. It requires the right pressure inside for it to work properly. Around 30% of ATF change produces unwanted/undesirable symptoms like jerking and funny noises. This is due to the overall harmonious balance is upsetted. All things inside kinda found its way to form a balance synergically and the new oil disturb it. Sometimes it will take a while to recover, sometimes more major reconditioning needed. Typically ATF change doesnt include filter change if you did not specifically ask for it. So next time if you are doing a ATF change, ask for the filter to be changed too.
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Old 19-02-2020, 03:32 PM   #7569
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My engine has a whizzing sound when it's in neutral. It is gone when I clutch in. I Google and seems like my transmission input shaft bearing is causing the problem. I asked ah yuan and he told me to change the gearbox.

Would like to ask for advices. Normally such bearing cannot change by its own?
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Old 19-02-2020, 04:46 PM   #7570
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My engine has a whizzing sound when it's in neutral. It is gone when I clutch in. I Google and seems like my transmission input shaft bearing is causing the problem. I asked ah yuan and he told me to change the gearbox.

Would like to ask for advices. Normally such bearing cannot change by its own?
get second opinion, nowadays i don trust his judgement anymore as he like to solve issues by using those overhaul methods. maybe is more straight forward and easier job and earn more for him.
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Old 19-02-2020, 05:20 PM   #7571
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My engine has a whizzing sound when it's in neutral. It is gone when I clutch in. I Google and seems like my transmission input shaft bearing is causing the problem. I asked ah yuan and he told me to change the gearbox.

Would like to ask for advices. Normally such bearing cannot change by its own?
That is reconditioning gearbox. Coe how long more? If still can use...just use until coe expire. If still many yrs to go and u r particular....it will cost $2000++ to recon...and about $1500 for half cut from Japan. Half cut means taken off a scrapped car. No guarantee. Recon means they open up the gearbox and replace all the bearings and seals....with warranty. This i will recommend go JB to do...will save 50%.
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Old 19-02-2020, 05:22 PM   #7572
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get second opinion, nowadays i don trust his judgement anymore as he like to solve issues by using those overhaul methods. maybe is more straight forward and easier job and earn more for him.
Gearbox is pretty straight forward. No workshop will open up to troubleshoot and change one bearing for you and charge you $50. Nobody ever troubleshoot gearbox issue...it is just not worth the time. Same as aircon compressor.
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Old 19-02-2020, 05:43 PM   #7573
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It's a coe car.left 3 years+ thou. I think I am not willing to spend so much to change the whole gearbox. Might as well just scrap it when the gearbox fails..

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Old 19-02-2020, 05:51 PM   #7574
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get second opinion, nowadays i don trust his judgement anymore as he like to solve issues by using those overhaul methods. maybe is more straight forward and easier job and earn more for him.
This sunday will let him have a look and see how it goes. Maybe will pop by sg workshop and seek second opinion after that.
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Old 19-02-2020, 10:03 PM   #7575
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$8k for package to change rubber parts for COE corolla? Is that popular? Sounds a tad expensive to me especially for an old car. If I were to renew, I’d just live with the decreased comfort.

Usually those things spoil then change one. Coz those things do not affect comfort of car...and to be honest we wouldnt want to touch anything if nothing is wrong in the engine bay. The pipes have hardened and can easily break. It can lead to a hose of things needing to change.

At most i would suggest to car owners is change radiator if leaks can be observed ..especially if he goes malaysia often. Leaks can still be used for a long time but most inconvenient is burst in the middle of nowhere or on a weekend.

In the ballpack of $8K including parts for normal sedan like Corolla. All original Toyota parts. 2 things I recommend only use Toyota parts. One is rubber related parts like eg bushes..stoppers..mounts. Two is anything related to brake system. Be it disc or pad etc. Reason being non Toyota parts will have a lot of funny noises due to poor quality.
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