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Re: Maintenance Tips On Cars. by debeey87(m): 5:27pm On Jun 06
I opened my glove compartment and thought to check my AC filter and the attached was what I saw with rat faeces.

Any suggestion on how I can curb this menace cos I can't think of how this rat gets into the car.

I'll be replacing the filter though smiley

Thanks

Re: Maintenance Tips On Cars. by GAZZUZZ(m): 8:29pm On Jun 06
debeey87:
I opened my glove compartment and thought to check my AC filter and the attached was what I saw with rat faeces.

Any suggestion on how I can curb this menace cos I can't think of how this rat gets into the car.

I'll be replacing the filter though smiley

Thanks

Let me search the internet
Re: Maintenance Tips On Cars. by debeey87(m): 9:03pm On Jun 06
GAZZUZZ:


Let me search the internet

Chief Gazzuz wan check internet cheesy

Abeg is this outlet linked to the AC as well. I just spotted it under the front passenger seat

Re: Maintenance Tips On Cars. by GAZZUZZ(m): 9:06pm On Jun 06
debeey87:


Chief Gazzuz wan check internet cheesy

Abeg is this outlet linked to the AC as well. I just spotted it under the front passenger seat

poor pic angle .
Re: Maintenance Tips On Cars. by Peppermintflav: 9:19pm On Jun 06
debeey87:


Chief Gazzuz wan check internet cheesy

Abeg is this outlet linked to the AC as well. I just spotted it under the front passenger seat
grin grin you have been inhaling rat poo since, grin cheesy

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Re: Maintenance Tips On Cars. by molybdenum0012: 6:31am On Jun 07
Good morning,
Please I almost had a break failure yesterday. This is what happened. I took my car to car wash yesterday and the car wash guy re
parked the car and put it on handbrake. I don't usually use handbrake 'cos each time I use it the car usually get stuck. So, I stopped using it entirely.

Yesterday, unknown to me that the guy put it on handbrake, I started driving it like that. I started hearing some Strange sound as I drove, which I ignored. After some time, I sped and I decided to slow down by pressing the brake, but the brake pedal became so soft and the car was still moving. I was confused, then the handbrake came to my mind, so as I made to use the handbrake I saw that it had been applied already, then I quickly press it down and pressed the brake pedal again. The brake pedal started responding slowly until it back to normal.
Because of the fear that it may fail again, I manage to drive the car back home with a low speed while the hazards light on.

What could be wrong and what need to be examined and rectified?


The car is 2005 Toyota corolla.
Re: Maintenance Tips On Cars. by kingreign(m): 6:48am On Jun 07
molybdenum0012:
Good morning,
Please I almost had a break failure yesterday. This is what happened. I took my car to car wash yesterday and the car wash guy re
parked the car and put it on handbrake. I don't usually use handbrake 'cos each time I use it the car usually get stuck. So, I stopped using it entirely.

Yesterday, unknown to me that the guy put it on handbrake, I started driving it like that. I started hearing some Strange sound as I drove, which I ignored. After some time, I sped and I decided to slow down by pressing the brake, but the brake pedal became so soft and the car was still moving. I was confused, then the handbrake came to my mind, so as I made to use the handbrake I saw that it had been applied already, then I quickly press it down and pressed the brake pedal again. The brake pedal started responding slowly until it back to normal.
Because of the fear that it may fail again, I manage to drive the car back home with a low speed while the hazards light on.

What could be wrong and what need to be examined and rectified?


The car is 2005 Toyota corolla.


We can't tell you what the problem is with your brakes cos we haven't physically seen, tested and diagnosed it.
Better go fix that brake before it lands you in trouble.
Re: Maintenance Tips On Cars. by molybdenum0012: 6:57am On Jun 07
kingreign:

We can't tell you what the problem is with your brakes cos we haven't physically seen, tested and diagnosed it.
Better go fix that brake before it lands you in trouble.

Okay, I will have it checked this morning. Thanks.
Re: Maintenance Tips On Cars. by GAZZUZZ(m): 7:30am On Jun 07
molybdenum0012:
Good morning,
Please I almost had a break failure yesterday. This is what happened. I took my car to car wash yesterday and the car wash guy re
parked the car and put it on handbrake. I don't usually use handbrake 'cos each time I use it the car usually get stuck. So, I stopped using it entirely.

Yesterday, unknown to me that the guy put it on handbrake, I started driving it like that. I started hearing some Strange sound as I drove, which I ignored. After some time, I sped and I decided to slow down by pressing the brake, but the brake pedal became so soft and the car was still moving. I was confused, then the handbrake came to my mind, so as I made to use the handbrake I saw that it had been applied already, then I quickly press it down and pressed the brake pedal again. The brake pedal started responding slowly until it back to normal.
Because of the fear that it may fail again, I manage to drive the car back home with a low speed while the hazards light on.

What could be wrong and what need to be examined and rectified?


The car is 2005 Toyota corolla.



As long as you don't use your parking brake , brakes are fine. When brake pads or lining generate excessive heat, brakes fail, as at this morning brakes should be back to normal

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Re: Maintenance Tips On Cars. by molybdenum0012: 8:54am On Jun 07
GAZZUZZ:


As long as you don't use your parking brake , brakes are fine. When brake pads or lining generate excessive heat, brakes fail, as at this morning brakes should be back to normal


Yes, it's back to normal this morning. Thank you
Re: Maintenance Tips On Cars. by Etizz: 10:37am On Jun 07
GAZZUZZ:


usually the culprit.

It is not DIY


This is true, I have same issue with my car but I was unable to pull the steering out to get to the flex, now they said the steering is too hard so they have to cut it out....so I get a new one
Re: Maintenance Tips On Cars. by demborise: 9:33pm On Jun 07
I want to buy tokunbo jeep between highlander 2005 and Rx lexus 330? Which one i should buy?
Re: Maintenance Tips On Cars. by seanfer(m): 7:51am On Jun 08
demborise:
I want to buy tokunbo jeep between highlander 2005 and Rx lexus 330? Which one i should buy?

RX330.
Re: Maintenance Tips On Cars. by James909: 3:11pm On Jun 08
First of all, ensure that your oil level is in between the minimum and maximum mark on your car's dipstick. or maybe required car recovery services that tell you which kind of problems you are facing. If you’re low on oil, you risk breaking down or causing damage to your car’s engine. Too much oil can cause damage, too, so don’t just pour a whole bottle in.
Re: Maintenance Tips On Cars. by Etizz: 5:35pm On Jun 08
James909:
First of all, ensure that your oil level is in between the minimum and maximum mark on your car's dipstick. or maybe required car recovery services that tell you which kind of problems you are facing. If you’re low on oil, you risk breaking down or causing damage to your car’s engine. Too much oil can cause damage, too, so don’t just pour a whole bottle in.
please is this for engine oil or transmission oil? Cause my engine oil is a little bit above the maximum mark....guess its bad?
Re: Maintenance Tips On Cars. by drakeskull(m): 5:36pm On Jun 08
Who sells Infiniti parts here? I need G35/G37 fender and bonnet
Re: Maintenance Tips On Cars. by GAZZUZZ(m): 5:42pm On Jun 08
Etizz:
please is this for engine oil or transmission oil? Cause my engine oil is a little bit above the maximum mark....guess its bad?

It's a robot. Wants you to click the link

Re: Maintenance Tips On Cars. by Etizz: 6:13pm On Jun 08
GAZZUZZ:


It's a robot. Wants you to click the link

Thanks Sir....hope no damage on my 2AZ engine as d oil is a little bit above the maximum mark?
Re: Maintenance Tips On Cars. by Bizzyliss(m): 6:57pm On Jun 08
molybdenum0012:
Good morning,
Please I almost had a break failure yesterday. This is what happened. I took my car to car wash yesterday and the car wash guy re
parked the car and put it on handbrake. I don't usually use handbrake 'cos each time I use it the car usually get stuck. So, I stopped using it entirely.

Yesterday, unknown to me that the guy put it on handbrake, I started driving it like that. I started hearing some Strange sound as I drove, which I ignored. After some time, I sped and I decided to slow down by pressing the brake, but the brake pedal became so soft and the car was still moving. I was confused, then the handbrake came to my mind, so as I made to use the handbrake I saw that it had been applied already, then I quickly press it down and pressed the brake pedal again. The brake pedal started responding slowly until it back to normal.
Because of the fear that it may fail again, I manage to drive the car back home with a low speed while the hazards light on.

What could be wrong and what need to be examined and rectified?


The car is 2005 Toyota corolla.


once had an accident like this
Re: Maintenance Tips On Cars. by GAZZUZZ(m): 11:33pm On Jun 08
Etizz:


Thanks Sir....hope no damage on my 2AZ engine as d oil is a little bit above the maximum mark?

Nope you are fine
Re: Maintenance Tips On Cars. by Etizz: 11:58pm On Jun 08
GAZZUZZ:


Nope you are fine


Thanks a lot Sir.... I appreciate
Re: Maintenance Tips On Cars. by olenyi(m): 10:03am On Jun 09
debeey87:


Chief Gazzuz wan check internet cheesy

Abeg is this outlet linked to the AC as well. I just spotted it under the front passenger seat


If I am not mistaken, that should be the AC vent for the rear passengers.

Warm regards.

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Re: Maintenance Tips On Cars. by petrusevents(m): 3:37pm On Jun 09
i recently bought a Honda accord 99 model
while driving after I slow down the car while be dragging for some seconds then jerk once and pick up and then continue to move smoothly
I took it to a gear technician who say the gear is bad and will need a new one which is about 170k. please any suggestions as regards this issue and is there any way Honda gear can be repaired. guru in the house please come to my aid. Am based in Ibadan
Re: Maintenance Tips On Cars. by obidevine(m): 5:21pm On Jun 09
topsydee007:
Good evening everyone. Please I need your advice.

I recently bought engine for Mr Toyota Corolla LE 2003. The mechanic that fixed it for me recommend that I use VISCO 2000 engine oil which I did. Now I have made some research online and discover they VISCO 2000 isn't a good oil for the car. I have driven the car for about 2500 Odometer with the VISCO 2000 oil and no issues.

I want to change my engine oil to a very good oil,. I don't want oil that will damage the engine I borrowed money to buy at the long run.

Please if I change the oil will it affect the engine?

Kindly recommend a very good oil I can use that is relatively affordable.

Pardon me I discovered mobil 1 is good but very very expensive.

Is there any Other good oil out there that isn't too expensive?

Please your advice will be highly appreciated


Look for liqui moly engine oil (it's a German product) . Call Chinedu on 0 817 903 1578 for Liqui moly engine oil.
Re: Maintenance Tips On Cars. by adubam(m): 6:07pm On Jun 09
petrusevents:
i recently bought a Honda accord 99 model
while driving after I slow down the car while be dragging for some seconds then jerk once and pick up and then continue to move smoothly
I took it to a gear technician who say the gear is bad and will need a new one which is about 170k. please any suggestions as regards this issue and is there any way Honda gear can be repaired. guru in the house please come to my aid. Am based in Ibadan

That car is prone to leg pull and gear box issues forget about the beauty. I would rather drive a manual terrain of that car than auto. But 170k for a 1999 car gear box. I beg go to the market yourself and make findings. Even if you repair it, it will not last. Just count your loss and buy a new gearbox.

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Re: Maintenance Tips On Cars. by adubam(m): 6:10pm On Jun 09
obidevine:



Look for liqui moly engine oil (it's a German product) . Call Chinedu on 0 817 903 1578 for Liqui moly engine oil.

First what us the engine oil speciation for your car. Is it SAE 5w 30?
Re: Maintenance Tips On Cars. by obidevine(m): 8:40pm On Jun 09
adubam:


First what us the engine oil speciation for your car. Is it SAE 5w 30?

Liqui moly has all of the specifications
Re: Maintenance Tips On Cars. by yommytino(m): 8:48pm On Jun 09
My car AC stopped working 2 weeks ago and after we fixed the coil it picked up again, working perfectly. The guy that fixed it said it got burnt because the radiator is single cell and manipulate the fan to be working continuously.
My questions: will buying double cell radiator have any impact since it's single cell that came with the car?
Will there be any effect on the fan as a result of what he did?
Thanks...
Re: Maintenance Tips On Cars. by GAZZUZZ(m): 2:41am On Jun 10
yommytino:
My car AC stopped working 2 weeks ago and after we fixed the coil it picked up again, working perfectly. The guy that fixed it said it got burnt because the radiator is single cell and manipulate the fan to be working continuously.
My questions: will buying double cell radiator have any impact since it's single cell that came with the car?
Will there be any effect on the fan as a result of what he did?
Thanks...

There is no relationship between the compressor coil and the condenser unit

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Re: Maintenance Tips On Cars. by Philadelphia: 7:52am On Jun 10
GAZZUZZ:


There is no relationship between the compressor coil and the condenser unit

What if they had an affair in the past? grin wink

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Re: Maintenance Tips On Cars. by GAZZUZZ(m): 8:17am On Jun 10
Philadelphia:


What if they had an affair in the past? grin wink

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