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Old 14-11-2017, 08:27 AM   #1081
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anyone tried FK Massimo Freshing 5W30? is this oil really made in japan?
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Old 14-11-2017, 11:50 AM   #1082
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Actually can also. Other than shell, should I get other brands like motul or Pennzoil, where you guys usually get these from? I only know mxtrading.

Side track a bit, other than relying on Wi-Fi, I don't have data plan in msia. Usually how you guys access to data? Buy a SIM card there? My frequency to msia is only once every 3 weeks nia so usage is really low that's why never think of uber to aeon from LCH

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Just bring your passport to buy a sim card from Digi. Cheap cheap, RM1 for 1 day, one time reload RM30 can last 30 days. Still cheaper SGD$10 a day from Singtel.

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Old 14-11-2017, 01:03 PM   #1083
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Just bring your passport to buy a sim card from Digi. Cheap cheap, RM1 for 1 day, one time reload RM30 can last 30 days. Still cheaper SGD$10 a day from Singtel.
Kk roger. Tks for advice

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Old 14-11-2017, 05:08 PM   #1084
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Donít think reliability is an issue for JB car workshops in my opinion.
I've heard a few horror stories though I'm sure most of the properly established shops are fine. There will definitely be those half past six types that will do anything just to get the car going.

Worst I heard was a friend's friend sent his car to fix his suspension bushings cos worn out. He didn't monitor how they did the job and when he took the car back it seemed ok. After a few days started giving problems so he brought to a shop here, they opened it up and found one of the sides instead of the proper rubber bushing, they stuffed in cloth and some crap. Pretty messed up.

I'd personally never send to a shop in JB that I didn't know myself or wasn't recommended by the bros here. We have little to no recourse if they mess our car up.
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Old 14-11-2017, 05:36 PM   #1085
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This thread has been most useful to me and I thanked all all for your contribution and recommendation. So far I have tried

1. BTS spray for spray of bumper (affordable and good workmanship)
2. TT sports for only bumper clip and samurai lip (hard to assess since most ws can do the job)
3. LCH for alignment and tyre change (affordable and my impression of them is good)
4. Joo fatt for key duplicarion including remote and immobilizer (man I saved a hefty sum of money)

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Old 14-11-2017, 05:51 PM   #1086
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Actually can also. Other than shell, should I get other brands like motul or Pennzoil, where you guys usually get these from? I only know mxtrading.

Side track a bit, other than relying on Wi-Fi, I don't have data plan in msia. Usually how you guys access to data? Buy a SIM card there? My frequency to msia is only once every 3 weeks nia so usage is really low that's why never think of uber to aeon from LCH

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Motul and Pennzoil can be quite pricey but I've heard they're good. Castrol Edge or Mobil 1 is another one worth considering if you don't mind spending a bit more on EO.

I'm still looking for stockists in SG/MY, one I've found that has good pricing is Lynlex located at Joo Seng Warehouse but they have limited products. The ones they stock are cheap though, like the Castrol Edge 5W40 is S$58 for 4L.

There are a few prepaid options for MY, I've also heard they have long validity ones from XOX Mobile etc but I haven't looked into those much myself because I go in quite often.
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Old 14-11-2017, 08:21 PM   #1087
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Motul and Pennzoil can be quite pricey but I've heard they're good. Castrol Edge or Mobil 1 is another one worth considering if you don't mind spending a bit more on EO.

I'm still looking for stockists in SG/MY, one I've found that has good pricing is Lynlex located at Joo Seng Warehouse but they have limited products. The ones they stock are cheap though, like the Castrol Edge 5W40 is S$58 for 4L.

There are a few prepaid options for MY, I've also heard they have long validity ones from XOX Mobile etc but I haven't looked into those much myself because I go in quite often.
Kk. Many tks for the info. Yes I also came across lynlex in Carousell . may settle for castrol edge. For the data sim, when I'm in msia, will look for one that suits my usage (once every 3 weeks in msia)

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Old 14-11-2017, 10:48 PM   #1088
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This thread has been most useful to me and I thanked all all for your contribution and recommendation. So far I have tried

1. BTS spray for spray of bumper (affordable and good workmanship)
2. TT sports for only bumper clip and samurai lip (hard to assess since most ws can do the job)
3. LCH for alignment and tyre change (affordable and my impression of them is good)
4. Joo fatt for key duplicarion including remote and immobilizer (man I saved a hefty sum of money)

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Try Sheng Auto for accessories next time and you will be wow by their prices.

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Old 15-11-2017, 06:57 AM   #1089
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Hello otai-otai n kings,can i ask where to service coilover at jb? Roughly around how much? Compared to singapore.
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Old 15-11-2017, 07:34 AM   #1090
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Try Sheng Auto for accessories next time and you will be wow by their prices.
by any chance would u know how much they charge to install an android head unit?

edit: planning to buy a hu online. just need someone to install it.

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Old 15-11-2017, 09:26 AM   #1091
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by any chance would u know how much they charge to install an android head unit?

edit: planning to buy a hu online. just need someone to install it.
Should be less than RM100.
Or even much lesser.

Their pricing can be up to 50% less than chop carrot KSL.

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Old 15-11-2017, 10:02 AM   #1092
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Should be less than RM100.
Or even much lesser.

Their pricing can be up to 50% less than chop carrot KSL.
wah.. the price ok lei... going to shen auto now!

was quoted between 80 to120sgd from local shops to freelance installer. there was a shop that kept pestering me to buy the hu from them...

thanks snip
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Old 15-11-2017, 10:19 AM   #1093
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Try Sheng Auto for accessories next time and you will be wow by their prices.
can i tell them im recommended by snipfer or do you go by another name?
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Old 15-11-2017, 10:26 AM   #1094
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wah.. the price ok lei... going to shen auto now!

was quoted between 80 to120sgd from local shops to freelance installer. there was a shop that kept pestering me to buy the hu from them...

thanks snip
It's basically a HU. those who quoted you SGD80-120 is really chop carrot.

Btw I just WhatsApp him, RM75 installation charge for android player.

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Old 15-11-2017, 10:28 AM   #1095
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can i tell them im recommended by snipfer or do you go by another name?
One thing good about them is you don't need to mention any name, price is standard.

But if you scare, you can mention it's the big MPV from sg (who loves lightings ) who recommended

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