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Guys My Vehicle Was Saved From An Incompetent Nairaland Auto Guru Mayor2013 by Mrdigitech(m): 2:49am On Apr 23, 2018
MODIFIED! Due to popular demand and the Advanced Kazeem owning up in the comments below, his moniker is Mayor2013. A real autoguru saved me ooohhhhh!

WARNING!!!

Guys this is going to be a very long read. So brace up yourselves! There is a lot to learn from it.

I don't know where to start ooh, I remember last year May when I got my first car Camry 2001, it was all joy for me and everyone around me till It fell into hands of an incompetent mechanic who is also a well known member on this platform.

Although I wanted to get the EOD, I was scared because of the front leg and gear problems. At the last minute I settled for Camry 2001 as it had stellar reviews for easy maintenance and ruggedness from other owners on this platform.

I took it for its first scan and the following codes came up, Oxygen sensor bank 1 sensor 2, 3 EVAP codes and Exhaust Gas Recirculation Malfunction EGR.

I decided to upgrade the the cooling systems before working on the codes, since it was using direct fan and water in the radiator. The real auto guru pressure tested the systems and swapped the water for coolant. And the car never overheated till date.

The only challenge I had while working with this autoguru is distance, I had to travel for some kilometers through traffic to meet him. On his recommendation, I decide to visit another so-called auto guru on this platform. That was the beginning of my torture and auto misfortune. At first, I was impressed with his array of facilities and equipments, some of which I have never seen before.

First thing he did was to scan my Vehicle and we decided to resolve the issues one after the other. He successfully treated the O2 sensor replacement and cleared the code. Where he failed woefully was handling issues he had no experience tackling. EGR and charging system replacement. The alternator issue was a debacle. There was an internal fault that was busting up the alternator and causing a parasitic drain on the battery. This so-called guru, who is just a Kazeem with fancy gadgets suggested I changed the alternator that it will bring up my dashboard battery light, which stopped working, and charge properly bla bla blah...Ok I paid him for the alternator, and he replaced it. The battery check light still didn't come on.

He changed the alternator 3 times, thinking the fault was with the alternator but it wasn't. He concluded that the  problem was with my instrument cluster. That I should change it. I doubted his ability because of his approach and non resolution of the problem. I was angry that he made me buy an alternator for nothing, whereas my old alternator was working well which was confirmed by the real auto guru subsequently.

I asked to see the performance of the charging system he fixed but he told me I shouldn't worry that I should just go and continue my life, that the system he fixed for me was charging fine and that he will beat his chest any where that he was the one that fixed the system. I didn't know this guy fixed an overcharging alternator / system  and it was set up fry my car's electronics. The burst up we had over the charging system made him defer fixing my EGR issue till month end right from the middle of that month.

At first; I told the real auto guru that I wanted the Adanced Kazeem with fancy gadgets to fix the EGR. He warned me that not everyone can handle EGR problems in cars and that it's stubborn to deal with. I didn't listen and thought he just wanted me to patronise him. I decided to solve the EGR issue. The nairaland "advanced Kazeem" fixed a lexus VSV that was faulty and the EGR code came back after a few days. He told me to replace the EGR valve and Modulator, I paid him for that and yet the code came back. He became confused and started fiddling with parts of the EGR system, trying his luck here and there. Yet the code came back and the car started idling erratically and stalling on motion when coming to a stop. He couldn't figure out why the car did that. At this point I lost hope about his competence.

Now, the overcharging system the Advanced nairaland Kazeem fixed started to haunt the destiny of the vehicle. Dashboard and breaklight Bulbs, were getting burnt and the instrument cluster guage began reading erratically. My AC light was blinking, the temperature guage handle was getting to the red zone. But when I turn on the AC the handle came back to the middle.

I had studied this behaviour over a few days. This time the car was like a walking corpse,  plagued with erratic stalling, serious electrical issues, contributed mostly by the EGR and the overcharging alternator system. At a point while he was stubbornly trying to fix the the EGR code after several attempts, we drove out for a test drive and while on speed, he was using the horn and the horn went out. At this time I knew there was a deep fault in the electrical system.

Just before we got to his workshop the temperature guage was close to the top. We panicked that the car was overheating but we managed to reach his shop. The first thing he did once as we exited the car was boasting to his junior Kazeems how he drove the car and the car horn gave up. The car say Yeh!! Who dey drive me like this. Nah engineer dey drive you! He told his unfortunate Kazeem trainees.

At this point I kept quiet because I was annoyed by the incompetence I saw written all over him. We had a quarrelled about the EGR fix and now we had a potential overheating issue. I couldn't move the car out of his workshop out of fear, he had made up his mind that the car was overheating. I started regretting how and why I met him in the first place.

But I knew the car didn't show overheating signs when I used AC, but when the AC was turned off the cluster guages started misbehaving. I observed that when the vehicle's engine was loaded e.g using AC, the alternator voltage drops to a reasonable range e.g. below 14 volts, allowing the car electrical system recover temporarily, making the temperature gauge handle come down to the middle. This observation was noted while resolving the issue with the real auto guru. The Advanced nairaland Kazeem removed my thermostat and the problem persisted. He thought the fan came on late. We changed the temperature sensor yet the faulty temperature gauge reading persisted.

We left the car idling for over one hour to physically see if the car will over heat. No, it didn't. They were now thinking the cluster was giving faulty readings. I was mad that I spent my money for nothing and that the car never overheated in the first place. I observed that when the AC was on, temperature guage was always at the middle. I told them about it, they didn't believe me. Unknown to us,  the  alternator was sending out 17.5 volts while the car was at idle, who knows how much it sent out while it was in motion or at a higher RPM. Perhaps 30 volts or more into the cars electrical system.

We had a serious quarrel about the issue and people gathered. His wife came and was begging us to calm down. He warned his junior Kazeems that my Vehicle has been banned from his shop, and no one should attend to me again. He walked me out of his workshop. Even when i came back to his shop to pick up my old parts which he replaced, which I knew were mostly working, he asked what am I doing here? I told him I will write an unbiased review about his services and competence. He told me to go ahead and that he will tell other auto repair guys on nairaland to avoid me. I also told him I will report him to the real autoguru, and he didn't seem worried. At this point I had spent close to N150K in his workshop on parts, servicing and so-called repairs; with my car electrical and engine operation battered...

The first thing I did after leaving his workshop was to report him to the real auto guru, and he was shocked and disappointed. He told me I should have contacted him since . We started cleaning up his mess. I was concerned about fixing the EGR issue, when the real autoguru decided to check the charging system. It was then he alarmed that the system was over charging and that it will fry my computer and damage my battery. I was just about to travel with the car but I decided to solve the issue.

Since the real autoguru armed me with the knowledge of my charging system, I couldn't travel to meet him and I took the car to a nearby rewire with 17 years experience. He struggled to fix it which sent him to Ladipo several times. He finally did, based on the advise of an r experienced rewire he saw at Ladipo and the battery warning light came on for the first time in 8 months.

The rewire didn't use volt meter to test the system and gave me assurance that the system was working perfectly. I immediately saw positive results as the electrical faults created by the incompetent nairaland Kazeem ended. I didn't need to replace any bleeping instrument cluster. Guages read correctly, cluster and brake light bulbs stopped
burning out. Temperature guage started reading correctly and the car wasn't overheating.

I knew the Advanced nairaland Kazeem was really incompetent when he couldn't tell the coolant temperature of my car using his OBD scanner. In fact, he took out my thermostat and told me until I bought a new instrument cluster, he wouldn't fix it back, which was confirmed to be working perfectly subsequently. This quack didn't know I had worked with one of nairaland real autoguru and he uses the best practices by properly diagnosing a problem before proferring solutions. I have seen the real auto guru reading coolant temperature using his OBD scanner which is less bulky and complicated as that of the advanced Kazeem.

The real auto gyru checks the coolant temperature values are within the prescribed ranges using his OBD scanner. He didn't tell me to buy a new instrument cluster in other to accurately tell the vehicle's coolant temperature as suggested by the Advanced Kazeem. The real autoguru made me understand that the cluster doesn't always provide the current performance report of the car since they are mostly analog devices, but an OBD scanner can provide you real-time information. You can get the exact data on the Vehicle's RPM, coolant temperature and many more.

Finally the real autoguru fixed the vehicle's  EGR system and the vehicle came back to life and runs like a breeze. I thank God that the advanced Kazeem drove me out of his workshop for good. Because that moment became the turnaround in the life and operation of my vehicle. I no thief money buy the motor; why will he condemn my Car's fate to an arrogant, incompetent mechanic....

Guys it's advisable to travel long distances to get professional help from competent gurus. You won't need to buy parts needlessly and destroy your car in a bid to repair it. You'll only burn fuel...The nairaland advanced Kazeem needs at least 5 years of serious training to stand on his own. I only pity the poor folks he is mentoring. These folks will then go on to destroy other people's cars...


Please evidence of the overcharging system the incompetent nairaland advanced Kazeem, that uses mostly Bosch equipment, fixed for me is attached...

Re: Guys My Vehicle Was Saved From An Incompetent Nairaland Auto Guru Mayor2013 by Nobody: 3:50am On Apr 23, 2018
Why not just tell us his name so we don’t fall victims too.

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Re: Guys My Vehicle Was Saved From An Incompetent Nairaland Auto Guru Mayor2013 by J0hnTrevolt(m): 3:59am On Apr 23, 2018
All wat u hav written is TRASH since u failed to name the nairaland kazeem.
There's no big deal naming the said kazeem.
Name him now or forever remain quiet with ur fabricated write up.

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Re: Guys My Vehicle Was Saved From An Incompetent Nairaland Auto Guru Mayor2013 by mayor2013: 5:52am On Apr 23, 2018
There is no need to ask for the name. I remember him bringing his car to my workshop mid last year.
Re: Guys My Vehicle Was Saved From An Incompetent Nairaland Auto Guru Mayor2013 by Nobody: 5:54am On Apr 23, 2018
mayor2013:
There is no need to ask for the name. I remember him bringing his car to my workshop mid last year.


How true is the write up sir?
Re: Guys My Vehicle Was Saved From An Incompetent Nairaland Auto Guru Mayor2013 by mayor2013: 5:55am On Apr 23, 2018
How possible can I fix an alternator on a car that would give an output voltage of 16.83volts knowing fully well its a 12v system. I would respond to this soon.
Re: Guys My Vehicle Was Saved From An Incompetent Nairaland Auto Guru Mayor2013 by DUNKA(m): 6:00am On Apr 23, 2018
Mrdigitech:
WARNING!!!

Guys this is going to be a very long read. So brace up yourselves! There is a lot to learn from it.

I don't know where to start ooh, I remember last year May when I got my first car Camry 2001, it was all joy for me and everyone around me till It fell into hands of an incompetent mechanic who is also a well known member on this platform.

Although I wanted to get the EOD, i was scared because of the front leg and gear problems. At the last minute I settled for Camry 2001 as it had stellar reviews for easy maintenance and ruggedness from other owners on this platform.

I took it for its first scan and the following codes came up, Oxygen sensor malfunction, 3 EVAP codes and Exhaust Gas Recirculation Malfunction EGR.

I decided to upgrade the the cooling systems before working on the codes, since it was using direct fan and water in the radiator. Honmusa pressure tested the systems and swapped the water for coolant. And the car never overheated till date.

The only challenge I had while working with Honmusa is distance, I had to travel for some kilometers through traffic to meet him. On his recommendation, I decide to visit another So-called  auto guru on this platform. That was the beginning of my torture and auto misfortune. At first, I was impressed with his array of facilities and equipments. Some of which I have never seen before.

First thing he did was to scan my Vehicle and we decided to resolve the issues one after the other. He successfully treated the O2 sensor replacement and cleared the code. Where he failed woefully was handling issues he had no experience tackling. EGR and charging system replacement. The alternator issue was a debacle. There was an internal fault that was busting up the alternator and causing a parasitic drain on the battery. This so-called guru, who is just a Kazeem with fancy gadgets suggested I changed the alternator that it will bring up my dashboard battery light, which stopped working, and charge properly bla bla blah...Ok I paid him for the alternator, and he replaced it. The battery check light still didn't come up.

He changed the alternator 3 times, thinking it was the fault was with the alternator but it wasn't. He concluded that the  problem was with my instrument cluster. That I should change it. I doubted his ability because of his approach and non resolution of the problem. I was angry that he made me buy an alternator for nothing, whereas my old alternator was working well which was confirmed by Honmusa subsequently.

I asked to see the performance of the charging system he fixed but he told me I shouldn't worry that I should just go and continue my life, that the system he fixed for me was charging fine and that he will beat his chest any where that he was the one that fixed the system. I didn't know this guy fixed an overcharging alternator / system  and it was set up fry up my Car's electronics. The burst up we had over the charging made him defer fixing my EGR issue till month end right from the middle of that month.

At first; i told Honmusa that I wanted the Adanced Kazeem with fancy gadgets to fix the EGR. He warned me that not everyone can handle EGR problems in cars and that it's stubborn to deal with. I didn't listen and thought he just wanted me to patronise him. I decided to solve the EGR issue. The nairaland "advanced Kazeem" fixed a lexus VSV that was faulty and the EGR code came back after a few days. He told me to replace the EGR valve and Modulator, I paid him for that and yet the code came back. He became confused and started fiddling with parts of the EGR system, trying his luck here and there. Yet the code came back and the car started idling erratically and stalling on motion when coming to a stop. He couldn't figure out why the car did that. At this point I lost hope about his competence.

Now, the overcharging system the Advanced nairaland Kazeem fixed started to haunt the destiny of the vehicle. Dashboard and breaklight Bulbs, were getting burnt and the instrument cluster guage began reading erratically. My AC light was blinking, the temperature guage handle was getting to the red zone. But when I turn on the AC the handle came back to the middle.

I had studied this behaviour over a few days. This time the car was like a walking corpse,  plagued with erratic stalling, serious electrical issues, contributed mostly by the EGR and the overcharging alternator system. At a point while he was stubbornly trying to fix the the EGR code after several attempts, we drove out for a test drive and while on speed, he was using the horn and the horn went out. At this time I knew there was a deep fault in the electrical system.

Just before we got to his workshop the temperature guage was close to the top. We panicked that the car was overheating but we managed to reach his shop. The first thing he did once as we exited the car was boasting to his junior Kazeems how he drove the car and the car horn gave up. The car say Yeh!! Who dey drive me like this. Nah engineer dey drive you! He told his unfortunate Kazeem trainees.

At this point I kept quiet because I was annoyed by the incompetence I saw written all over him. We had a quarrelled  about the EGR fix and now we had a potential overheating issue. I couldn't move the car out of fear, he had made up his mind that the car was overheating. I started regretting how and why I met him in the first place.

But I knew the car didn't show overheating signs when I used AC, but when the AC was off the cluster guage started misbehaving. I observed that when the vehicle's engine was loaded e.g using AC, the alternator voltage drops to a reasonable range e.g. below 14 volts, allowing the car electrical system recover temporarily, making the temperature gauge handle come down to the middle. This observation was noted while resolving the issue with Honmusa. The Advanced nairaland Kazeem removed my thermostat and the problem persisted. He thought the fan came on late. We changed the temperature sensor yet the faulty temperature gauge reading persisted.

We left the car idling for over one hour to physically see if the car will over heat. No, it didn't. They were now thinking the cluster was giving a faulty reading. I was mad that I spent my money for nothing and that the car never overheated in the first place. I observed that when the AC was on, temperature guage was always at the middle. I told them about it, they didn't believe me. Unknown to us,  the  alternator was sending out 17.5 volts while the car was at idle, who knows how much it sent out while in the car was in motion or at a higher RPM. Perhaps 30 volts on the cars electrical system.

We had a serious quarrel about the issue and he people gathered. His wife came and was begging us to calm down. He  warned his junior Kazeems that my Vehicle has been banned from his shop, and no one should attend to me again. He walked me out of his walk. Even when i came back to his shop to pick up my old parts which he replaced, which I knew were mostly working. He asked what am I doing here? I told him I will write an unbiased review about his services and competence. He told me to go ahead. I also told him I will report him to Honmusa, and he didn't seemed worried. At this point I had spent close to N150K in his workshop on parts, servicing and so-called repairs; with my car electrical and engine operation battered...

The first thing after leaving his shop I did was to report him to Honmusa, and he was shocked and disappointed. He told me I should have contacted him since . We started cleaning up his mess. I was concerned about fixing the EGR issue, when Honmusa decided to check the charging system. It was then he alarmed that the system was over charging and that it will fry my computer and damage my battery. I was just about to travel with the car but I decided to solve the issue.

Since Honmusa armed me with the knowledge of my charging system, I couldn't travel to meet him and I took the car to an experienced rewire with 17 years experience. He struggled to fix it which sent him to Ladipo several times. He finally did, based on the advise of an r experienced rewire he saw at Ladipo and the battery warning light came on for the first time in 8 months.

The rewire didn't use volt meter to test the system and gave me assurance that the system is working perfectly. I immediately saw positive results as the electrical faults created by the incompetent nairaland Kazeem ended. I didn't need to replace any bleeping instrument cluster. Guage read correctly, cluster and brake light bulbs stopped
burning out. Temperature guage started reading correctly and the car wasn't overheating.

I knew the Advanced nairaland Kazeem was really incompetent when he couldn't tell the coolant temperature of my car using his OBD scanner. He in fact took out my thermostat and told me until I bought a new instrument cluster, he wouldn't fix my Thermostat back which was confirmed to be working. This quack didn't know I had worked with Honmusa and he uses the best practices by properly diagnosing a problem before proferring solutions. I have seen Honmusa reading coolant temperature using his OBD scanner which is less bulky and complicated as that of the advanced Kazeem.

Honmusa checks the coolant temperature values are within the prescribed ranges using his OBD scanner. He didn't tell me to buy a new instrument cluster in other to accurately tell the vehicle's coolant temperature as suggested by the Advanced Kazeem. Honmusa made me understand that the cluster doesn't always provide the current performance report of the car since they are mostly analog devices, but an OBD scanner can provide you real-time information. You can get the exact data on the Vehicle's RPM, coolant temperature and many more.

Finally Honmusa fixed the vehicle's  EGR system and the vehicle came back to life and runs like a breeze. I thank God that the advanced Kazeem drove me out of his workshop for good. Because that moment became the turnaround in the life and operation of my vehicle. I no thief money buy the motor; why will he condemn my Car's fate to an arrogant, incompetent mechanic....

Guys it's advisable to travel long distances to get professional help from competent gurus like Honmusa. You won't need to buy parts needlessly and destroy your car in a bid to repair it. You'll only burn fuel...The nairaland advanced Kazeem needs at least 5 years of serious training to stand on his own. I only pity the poor folks he is mentoring. These folks will then go on to destroy other people's cars...


Please evidence of the overcharging system the incompetent nairaland advanced Kazeem, that uses mostly Bosch equipment, fixed for me is attached...
Bros please mention the name. No need if hiding his identity

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Re: Guys My Vehicle Was Saved From An Incompetent Nairaland Auto Guru Mayor2013 by Originalsly: 6:05am On Apr 23, 2018
Bro...you must name the Kazeem....or this will be bad for Homusa. Why? I would want to believe Homusa wrote this...or got you to write this to promote his business. Or is it you are just a coward?...afraid the guy will get at you?

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Re: Guys My Vehicle Was Saved From An Incompetent Nairaland Auto Guru Mayor2013 by diportivo: 6:38am On Apr 23, 2018
Originalsly:
Bro...you must name the Kazeem....or this will be bad for Homusa. Why? I would want to believe Homusa wrote this...or got you to write this to promote his business. Or is it you are just a coward?...afraid the guy will get at you?


read the comments bro

the accused has showed up......and he remains innocent until proven guilty wink

op,how did u fix the egr problem?all I'm reading is how honmusa was disappointed and blah blah blah

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Re: Guys My Vehicle Was Saved From An Incompetent Nairaland Auto Guru Mayor2013 by Originalsly: 7:36am On Apr 23, 2018
diportivo:



read the comments bro

the accused has showed up......and he remains innocent until proven guilty wink

op,how did u fix the egr problem?all I'm reading is how honmusa was disappointed and blah blah blah
Noted. But his name should be mentioned by OP.
@ topic.... there is more to this story ... there is something shady about OP.... flags start flying when he didn't name the guy but can make other names for him. From the first doubt about the guy's competence. ..why didn't he contact Honmusa?...or return to Honmusa since Honmusa had warned him that the EGR is not an easy fix.....why keep flushing money down the drain with the Kazeem when he knows Honmusa?...is Op an idiot? Two more sides to go on this s tory.

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Re: Guys My Vehicle Was Saved From An Incompetent Nairaland Auto Guru Mayor2013 by kingreign(m): 7:46am On Apr 23, 2018
Does EGR have any connection to charging of alternator in cars?

Please epp me answer the question undecided
I am also learning too.

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Re: Guys My Vehicle Was Saved From An Incompetent Nairaland Auto Guru Mayor2013 by thebigkendo(m): 8:13am On Apr 23, 2018
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Re: Guys My Vehicle Was Saved From An Incompetent Nairaland Auto Guru Mayor2013 by thebigkendo(m): 8:25am On Apr 23, 2018
Mrdigitech:
WARNING!!!

Guys this is going to be a very long read. So brace up yourselves! There is a lot to learn from it.

I don't know where to start ooh, I remember last year May when I got my first car Camry 2001, it was all joy for me and everyone around me till It fell into hands of an incompetent mechanic who is also a well known member on this platform.

Although I wanted to get the EOD, i was scared because of the front leg and gear problems. At the last minute I settled for Camry 2001 as it had stellar reviews for easy maintenance and ruggedness from other owners on this platform.

I took it for its first scan and the following codes came up, Oxygen sensor malfunction, 3 EVAP codes and Exhaust Gas Recirculation Malfunction EGR.

I decided to upgrade the the cooling systems before working on the codes, since it was using direct fan and water in the radiator. Honmusa pressure tested the systems and swapped the water for coolant. And the car never overheated till date.

The only challenge I had while working with Honmusa is distance, I had to travel for some kilometers through traffic to meet him. On his recommendation, I decide to visit another So-called  auto guru on this platform. That was the beginning of my torture and auto misfortune. At first, I was impressed with his array of facilities and equipments. Some of which I have never seen before.

First thing he did was to scan my Vehicle and we decided to resolve the issues one after the other. He successfully treated the O2 sensor replacement and cleared the code. Where he failed woefully was handling issues he had no experience tackling. EGR and charging system replacement. The alternator issue was a debacle. There was an internal fault that was busting up the alternator and causing a parasitic drain on the battery. This so-called guru, who is just a Kazeem with fancy gadgets suggested I changed the alternator that it will bring up my dashboard battery light, which stopped working, and charge properly bla bla blah...Ok I paid him for the alternator, and he replaced it. The battery check light still didn't come up.

He changed the alternator 3 times, thinking it was the fault was with the alternator but it wasn't. He concluded that the  problem was with my instrument cluster. That I should change it. I doubted his ability because of his approach and non resolution of the problem. I was angry that he made me buy an alternator for nothing, whereas my old alternator was working well which was confirmed by Honmusa subsequently.

I asked to see the performance of the charging system he fixed but he told me I shouldn't worry that I should just go and continue my life, that the system he fixed for me was charging fine and that he will beat his chest any where that he was the one that fixed the system. I didn't know this guy fixed an overcharging alternator / system  and it was set up fry up my Car's electronics. The burst up we had over the charging made him defer fixing my EGR issue till month end right from the middle of that month.

At first; i told Honmusa that I wanted the Adanced Kazeem with fancy gadgets to fix the EGR. He warned me that not everyone can handle EGR problems in cars and that it's stubborn to deal with. I didn't listen and thought he just wanted me to patronise him. I decided to solve the EGR issue. The nairaland "advanced Kazeem" fixed a lexus VSV that was faulty and the EGR code came back after a few days. He told me to replace the EGR valve and Modulator, I paid him for that and yet the code came back. He became confused and started fiddling with parts of the EGR system, trying his luck here and there. Yet the code came back and the car started idling erratically and stalling on motion when coming to a stop. He couldn't figure out why the car did that. At this point I lost hope about his competence.

Now, the overcharging system the Advanced nairaland Kazeem fixed started to haunt the destiny of the vehicle. Dashboard and breaklight Bulbs, were getting burnt and the instrument cluster guage began reading erratically. My AC light was blinking, the temperature guage handle was getting to the red zone. But when I turn on the AC the handle came back to the middle.

I had studied this behaviour over a few days. This time the car was like a walking corpse,  plagued with erratic stalling, serious electrical issues, contributed mostly by the EGR and the overcharging alternator system. At a point while he was stubbornly trying to fix the the EGR code after several attempts, we drove out for a test drive and while on speed, he was using the horn and the horn went out. At this time I knew there was a deep fault in the electrical system.

Just before we got to his workshop the temperature guage was close to the top. We panicked that the car was overheating but we managed to reach his shop. The first thing he did once as we exited the car was boasting to his junior Kazeems how he drove the car and the car horn gave up. The car say Yeh!! Who dey drive me like this. Nah engineer dey drive you! He told his unfortunate Kazeem trainees.

At this point I kept quiet because I was annoyed by the incompetence I saw written all over him. We had a quarrelled  about the EGR fix and now we had a potential overheating issue. I couldn't move the car out of fear, he had made up his mind that the car was overheating. I started regretting how and why I met him in the first place.

But I knew the car didn't show overheating signs when I used AC, but when the AC was off the cluster guage started misbehaving. I observed that when the vehicle's engine was loaded e.g using AC, the alternator voltage drops to a reasonable range e.g. below 14 volts, allowing the car electrical system recover temporarily, making the temperature gauge handle come down to the middle. This observation was noted while resolving the issue with Honmusa. The Advanced nairaland Kazeem removed my thermostat and the problem persisted. He thought the fan came on late. We changed the temperature sensor yet the faulty temperature gauge reading persisted.

We left the car idling for over one hour to physically see if the car will over heat. No, it didn't. They were now thinking the cluster was giving a faulty reading. I was mad that I spent my money for nothing and that the car never overheated in the first place. I observed that when the AC was on, temperature guage was always at the middle. I told them about it, they didn't believe me. Unknown to us,  the  alternator was sending out 17.5 volts while the car was at idle, who knows how much it sent out while in the car was in motion or at a higher RPM. Perhaps 30 volts on the cars electrical system.

We had a serious quarrel about the issue and he people gathered. His wife came and was begging us to calm down. He  warned his junior Kazeems that my Vehicle has been banned from his shop, and no one should attend to me again. He walked me out of his walk. Even when i came back to his shop to pick up my old parts which he replaced, which I knew were mostly working. He asked what am I doing here? I told him I will write an unbiased review about his services and competence. He told me to go ahead. I also told him I will report him to Honmusa, and he didn't seemed worried. At this point I had spent close to N150K in his workshop on parts, servicing and so-called repairs; with my car electrical and engine operation battered...

The first thing after leaving his shop I did was to report him to Honmusa, and he was shocked and disappointed. He told me I should have contacted him since . We started cleaning up his mess. I was concerned about fixing the EGR issue, when Honmusa decided to check the charging system. It was then he alarmed that the system was over charging and that it will fry my computer and damage my battery. I was just about to travel with the car but I decided to solve the issue.

Since Honmusa armed me with the knowledge of my charging system, I couldn't travel to meet him and I took the car to an experienced rewire with 17 years experience. He struggled to fix it which sent him to Ladipo several times. He finally did, based on the advise of an r experienced rewire he saw at Ladipo and the battery warning light came on for the first time in 8 months.

The rewire didn't use volt meter to test the system and gave me assurance that the system is working perfectly. I immediately saw positive results as the electrical faults created by the incompetent nairaland Kazeem ended. I didn't need to replace any bleeping instrument cluster. Guage read correctly, cluster and brake light bulbs stopped
burning out. Temperature guage started reading correctly and the car wasn't overheating.

I knew the Advanced nairaland Kazeem was really incompetent when he couldn't tell the coolant temperature of my car using his OBD scanner. He in fact took out my thermostat and told me until I bought a new instrument cluster, he wouldn't fix my Thermostat back which was confirmed to be working. This quack didn't know I had worked with Honmusa and he uses the best practices by properly diagnosing a problem before proferring solutions. I have seen Honmusa reading coolant temperature using his OBD scanner which is less bulky and complicated as that of the advanced Kazeem.

Honmusa checks the coolant temperature values are within the prescribed ranges using his OBD scanner. He didn't tell me to buy a new instrument cluster in other to accurately tell the vehicle's coolant temperature as suggested by the Advanced Kazeem. Honmusa made me understand that the cluster doesn't always provide the current performance report of the car since they are mostly analog devices, but an OBD scanner can provide you real-time information. You can get the exact data on the Vehicle's RPM, coolant temperature and many more.

Finally Honmusa fixed the vehicle's  EGR system and the vehicle came back to life and runs like a breeze. I thank God that the advanced Kazeem drove me out of his workshop for good. Because that moment became the turnaround in the life and operation of my vehicle. I no thief money buy the motor; why will he condemn my Car's fate to an arrogant, incompetent mechanic....

Guys it's advisable to travel long distances to get professional help from competent gurus like Honmusa. You won't need to buy parts needlessly and destroy your car in a bid to repair it. You'll only burn fuel...The nairaland advanced Kazeem needs at least 5 years of serious training to stand on his own. I only pity the poor folks he is mentoring. These folks will then go on to destroy other people's cars...


Please evidence of the overcharging system the incompetent nairaland advanced Kazeem, that uses mostly Bosch equipment, fixed for me is attached...

This what happens when you buy an abused Naija used car. Previous owner probably celebrated on selling his problem to you.

OP you story no complete

You forgot to mention kazeem had worked on your alternator and why didn't Honmusa fix the alternator/instrument cluster problem after fixing your cooling system?

You kept jumping to different kazeems/Technicians,
I dey wait for the incompetent NL kazeem's response.
Hmmmm another interesting point.. Since you opened you NL account, all your post are praising Honmusa..

3 sides of a story.. Your side, Incompetent NL kazeems side and the truth


Mrdigitech:
Hello guys, I got a Toyota Camry recently and previous owner removed the thermostat because he was told it wasn't meant for Nigerian weather. The Vehicle was guzzling so much fuel like crazy. At first, I coped for the first few weeks. Latter, I started feeling the financial impact the vehicle's excessive fuel consumption had on my pocket. I decided to research online where I saw some threads about thermostat removal and its relation to fuel consumption. I decided go with the recommended guys ( not Kazeems ) on this forum. One said that he can replace the thermostat but I needed to verify from the previous owner if the Vehicle had overheating problems in the past. I did and the previous owner told me no. I didn't believe him though, but I decided to research a little more about a car's overheating problems till I came across Honmusa's tread. I decided to contact him and he explained what needed to be done. I discovered that he uses a cooling system test kit which presurizes the cooling system to expose leaks. So he was the right choice for me. He presurized my cooling system and a exposed a hidden leak on the pipes (thank God it wasn't Radiator) I sighed. We fixed it and pressurised it with his kit and it was peefect. However, a Kazeem (Toyeeb actually) worked on my alternator earlier in the day and didn't fix the wires properly. This disconnected my instrument cluster and power windows. All the guages were dead. I was wondering how I would be able to drive home without seeing the cluster guages. How do I know the car's temperature was rising beyond the accepted level? But Honmusa assured me that no overheating situation will happen. I took his word and entered heavy traffic. No overheating and I switched on my AC non stop and it didn't cause any problem. I drove 30km home and back to his workshop without issues. Guys! Honmusa is the REAL DEAL when it comes to vehicles. He has tools and kits for almost everything. The Kazeem (who worked on my alternator in the morning) I took to see Her Honmusa was just surprised. He cleaned up his mess and I went home happy. The Kazeem I took was very ignorant and boastful that he doesn't need to scan anything. That he has lots of experiences. That good guys don't need to scan anything them will just see the vehicle abd know. I looked at him and saved my breath. Guys, take your lovely ride to Honmusa and stay a 1000 miles away from Kazeems, Toyeebs, alfas and Kazeem's distant relatives, they'll wreck you...

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Re: Guys My Vehicle Was Saved From An Incompetent Nairaland Auto Guru Mayor2013 by bravolad(m): 8:35am On Apr 23, 2018
The only deduction that can be made here is a commissioned praise singing. Even the writing is a disjointed one.

You should have manned up to mention the name of the so called nairaland kazeem if you were sure of what u transpired.

There is also not much sense in the write up as honmusa should have been able to fix your car's other issues after fixing your cooling system. Why visit another mechanic when you have one steering at your face with the much needed competence as you pointed out?

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Re: Guys My Vehicle Was Saved From An Incompetent Nairaland Auto Guru Mayor2013 by thebigkendo(m): 8:41am On Apr 23, 2018
bravolad:
The only deduction that can be made here is a commissioned praise singing. Even the writing is a disjointed one.

You should have manned up to mention the name of the so called nairaland kazeem if you were sure of what u transpired.

There is also not much sense in the write up as honmusa should have been able to fix your car's other issues after fixing your cooling system. Why visit another mechanic when you have one steering at your face with the much needed competence as you pointed out?

My exact thoughts!!!!! and so many other kazeems worked on the said car

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Re: Guys My Vehicle Was Saved From An Incompetent Nairaland Auto Guru Mayor2013 by GAZZUZZ(m): 8:52am On Apr 23, 2018
I am investigating , my findings will be out in a moment.

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Re: Guys My Vehicle Was Saved From An Incompetent Nairaland Auto Guru Mayor2013 by hastane: 9:00am On Apr 23, 2018
op,you and honmusa and your egr valve or whatever,and your yeye Camry plus the unnamed car guguru are all mad angry

nonsense on a Monday morning.....tueh

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Re: Guys My Vehicle Was Saved From An Incompetent Nairaland Auto Guru Mayor2013 by GAZZUZZ(m): 9:07am On Apr 23, 2018
The OP is a honmusa praise singer.

He bought an abused vehicle, and sadly the technician was using standard practices to approach the problem.

Problems like Nigerian abuse require a lot of decazeemization to be approached the right way.
If you noticed at the end of the day, the charging fault was fixed by a kazeem grin

Have a good day.

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Re: Guys My Vehicle Was Saved From An Incompetent Nairaland Auto Guru Mayor2013 by Mrdigitech(m): 9:11am On Apr 23, 2018
Originalsly:

Noted. But his name should be mentioned by OP.
@ topic.... there is more to this story ... there is something shady about OP.... flags start flying when he didn't name the guy but can make other names for him. From the first doubt about the guy's competence. ..why didn't he contact Honmusa?...or return to Honmusa since Honmusa had warned him that the EGR is not an easy fix.....why keep flushing money down the drain with the Kazeem when he knows Honmusa?...is Op an idiot? Two more sides to go on this s tory.

Hello Bro, there is nothing shady about me. I'm just being conservative and not trying to ruin a person's business or reputation without giving them a chance to make amends. What you have there is nothing but the truth. No there is no need to hide any more since he showed up and owned up by him self. He is Mayor2013. Why I kept on visiting Mayor2013 is because at that point I was still thinking He could fix the issue. Distance has been a challenge for me while working with Honmusa...I don't take my Car to Kazeems bro for advanced electricals that involve solenoid replacement or scan ..They do minor jobs like suspension, tire, belt replacement, wheel balancing etc....
Re: Guys My Vehicle Was Saved From An Incompetent Nairaland Auto Guru Mayor2013 by Mrdigitech(m): 9:19am On Apr 23, 2018
GAZZUZZ:
The OP is a honmusa praise singer.

He bought an abused vehicle, and sadly the technician was using standard practices to approach the problem.

Problems like Nigerian abuse require a lot of decazeemization to be approached the right way.
If you noticed at the end of the day, the charging fault was fixed by a kazeem grin

Have a good day.

Hello Gazzuzz, I'm not just Honmusa praise singer. I'm a realist. And the Vehicle wasn't abused as the only challenge I had was the alternator becoming fault after two months of use. The car has always worked till date...Everything works in the Vehicle...I just wanted to perfect the operation of my car by Clearing the 3 codes that showed up as at the time I bought the Car...EGR, O2 sensor bank 1 sensor 2 and EVAP....The only real abuse was a direct fan and water in radiator...

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Re: Guys My Vehicle Was Saved From An Incompetent Nairaland Auto Guru Mayor2013 by Mrdigitech(m): 9:22am On Apr 23, 2018
hastane:
op,you and honmusa and your egr valve or whatever,and your yeye Camry plus the unnamed car guguru are all mad angry

nonsense on a Monday morning.....tueh

Lol....You are also mad man bro....There is love in distributing madness...lmao

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Re: Guys My Vehicle Was Saved From An Incompetent Nairaland Auto Guru Mayor2013 by Mrdigitech(m): 9:30am On Apr 23, 2018
thebigkendo:


My exact thoughts!!!!! and so many other kazeems worked on the said car

Bro...Mayor2013 is the culprit. And I dont take my car to just anyhow person broh..My Challenge of not working with Honmusa is just distance. The car is perfect condition as I speak. The only time I patronize Kazeems are for minor jobs like suspension, tire replacement, power steering belt and alternator belt replacement. Not advanced electrical or computer work for them...You can use them cheaply to fix basic, menial jobs in a car...
Re: Guys My Vehicle Was Saved From An Incompetent Nairaland Auto Guru Mayor2013 by bravolad(m): 9:43am On Apr 23, 2018
Mrdigitech:


Hello Bro, there is nothing shady about me. I'm just being conservative and not trying to ruin a person's business or reputation. What you have there is nothing but the truth. No there is no need to hide any more since he showed up and owned up by him self. He is Mayor2013. Why I kept on visiting Mayor2013 is because at that point I was still thinking He could fix the issue. Distance has been a challenge for me while working with Honmusa...I don't take my Car to Kazeems bro for advanced electricals that involve solenoid replacement or scan ..They do minor jobs like suspension, tire, belt replacement, wheel balancing etc....


Why are all your threads on nairaland skewed to praising Honmusa? Your writings leave much to be desired. How much are you paid for this campaign?

You come across as disgruntled individual.

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Re: Guys My Vehicle Was Saved From An Incompetent Nairaland Auto Guru Mayor2013 by thebigkendo(m): 9:46am On Apr 23, 2018
Mrdigitech:


Bro...Mayor2013 is the culprit. And I dont take my car to just anyhow person broh..My Challenge of not working with Honmusa is just distance. The car is perfect condition as I speak. The only time a patronize Kazeems are for minor jobs like suspension, tire replacement, power steering belt and alternator belt replacement. No advanced electrical or computer work for them...You can use them cheaply to fix basic, menial jobs in a car...

Since Honmusa armed me with the knowledge of my charging system, I couldn't travel to meet him and I took the car to an experienced rewire with 17 years experience. He struggled to fix it which sent him to Ladipo several times. He finally did, based on the advise of an r experienced rewire he saw at Ladipo and the battery warning light came on for the first time in 8 months.


Explain the bolded, That is not a Minor job you took to "Experienced rewire" that had to go to ladipo several times to fix your issue, Infact the experienced rewire did not even fixed it, another kazeem at lapido did..
Remember Toyeeb also worked on the alternator system

So do you see your contradiction?

The first thing after leaving his shop I did was to report him to Honmusa, and he was shocked and disappointed. He told me I should have contacted him since . We started cleaning up his mess. I was concerned about fixing the EGR issue, when Honmusa decided to check the charging system. It was then he alarmed that the system was over charging and that it will fry my computer and damage my battery. I was just about to travel with the car but I decided to solve the issue.

So why didn't Honmusa finish the job? I assume "we" means You & Honmusa.. He only measured Alternator voltage? You travelled the distance, for him to just measure the voltage? and them armed you with knowledge that is all over the internet or he could have "armed" you with the knowledge over the Phone..


OGA THIS YOUR STORY NEVER STIL COMPLETED

Still waiting for the other parties response..

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Re: Guys My Vehicle Was Saved From An Incompetent Nairaland Auto Guru Mayor2013 by Mrdigitech(m): 9:52am On Apr 23, 2018
thebigkendo:


This what happens when you buy an abused Naija used car. Previous owner probably celebrated on selling his problem to you.

OP you story no complete

You forgot to mention kazeem had worked on your alternator and why didn't Honmusa fix the alternator/instrument cluster problem after fixing your cooling system?

You kept jumping to different kazeems/Technicians,
I dey wait for the incompetent NL kazeem's response.
Hmmmm another interesting point.. Since you opened you NL account, all your post are praising Honmusa..

3 sides of a story.. Your side, Incompetent NL kazeems side and the truth



Hello Guys, No be everything I write for here oooh..If I put everything in writing, fit enter two pages broh. The only abuse in the vehicle as at the time I bought the car was Water in radiator and direct fan. Honmusa fixed that for me and it was working perfectly till date ooh. These three codes showed up as at the time of purchase O2 Sensor Bank 1 Sensor 2, EVAP and EGR malfunction...I didn't have issue with the car apart from the alternator going bad after two months of use and me trying to clear up my scan codes. The car has never broken down on me. It has never failed to start on the first attempt. I started having issues when I was trying to fix alternator and clear up codes in Mayor2013 hands, yet the car survived the abuse...

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Re: Guys My Vehicle Was Saved From An Incompetent Nairaland Auto Guru Mayor2013 by Mrdigitech(m): 10:01am On Apr 23, 2018
thebigkendo:


Since Honmusa armed me with the knowledge of my charging system, I couldn't travel to meet him and I took the car to an experienced rewire with 17 years experience. He struggled to fix it which sent him to Ladipo several times. He finally did, based on the advise of an r experienced rewire he saw at Ladipo and the battery warning light came on for the first time in 8 months.


Explain the bolded, That is not a Minor job you took to "Experienced rewire" that had to go to ladipo several times to fix your issue, Infact the experienced rewire did not even fixed it, another kazeem at lapido did..
Remember Toyeeb also worked on the alternator system

So do you see your contradiction?



So why didn't Honmusa finish the job? I assume "we" means You & Honmusa.. He only measured Alternator voltage? You travelled the distance, for him to just measure the voltage? and them armed you with knowledge that is all over the internet or he could have "armed" you with the knowledge over the Phone..


OGA THIS YOUR STORY NEVER STIL COMPLETED

Still waiting for the other parties response..



Bro, I decided to use the Kazeem to fix the alternator issue because of distance to Honmusa place and cost to fix the issue. There will be no need for the Kazeem rewire to start diagnosing the problem, and to solve the problem in a cheaper way...Guy Honmusa is good ooh, he studied electrical engineering unlike most auto guys on this platform. You need to see his work methodology...Reading vehicle's electrical charts and solving problems. The only drawback with him is that he is a bit expensive...In fact I was forced to ask him what he studied at the university when I saw him solving an electrical problem that saw power windows and guage in the instrument cluster failing to work middle of last year because of a partial contact in the wiring...
Re: Guys My Vehicle Was Saved From An Incompetent Nairaland Auto Guru Mayor2013 by Mrdigitech(m): 10:19am On Apr 23, 2018
bravolad:



Why are all your threads on nairaland skewed to praising Honmusa? Your writings leave much to be desired. How much are you paid for this campaign?

You come across as disgruntled individual.


Broh! won't you be unhappy if you spent over 50K NGN on certain parts of your vehicle maintenance and repairs and the workshop you paid failed to solve your issue or refund you? And you were sent out like a dog after spending close to N150K in total patronage. You gave them 5 months to apologise and renegotiate a refund and they didn't? I had to start spending all over again to clean up their mess...
Re: Guys My Vehicle Was Saved From An Incompetent Nairaland Auto Guru Mayor2013 by thebigkendo(m): 10:27am On Apr 23, 2018
Mrdigitech:


Hello Guys, No be everything I write for here oooh..If I put everything in writing, fit enter two pages broh. The only abuse in the vehicle as at the time I bought the car was Water in radiator and direct fan. Honmusa fixed that for me and it was working perfectly till date ooh. These three codes showed up as at the time of purchase O2 Sensor Bank 1 Sensor 2, EVAP and EGR malfunction...I didn't have issue with the car apart from the alternator going bad after two months of use and me trying to clear up my scan codes. The car has never broken down on me. It has never failed to start on the first attempt. I started having issues when I was trying to fix alternator and clear up codes in Mayor2013 hands, yet the car survived the abuse...

Water in radiator and direct fan were the only abuse you could see..
If your car is not abused, alternator fix on a Camry 2001 is fairly straight forward fix.. Toyeeb could have fixed it or Toyeeb could have been the genesis of your 150k spending, i am assuming he was the First to touch your charging system
My take!!!

NB what was the initial problem with your alternator?
Re: Guys My Vehicle Was Saved From An Incompetent Nairaland Auto Guru Mayor2013 by Mcmanuel(m): 10:29am On Apr 23, 2018
honmusa have a shop at gbagada

mayor have a shop at igando

u keep taking distance..u live in mars? angry angry

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Re: Guys My Vehicle Was Saved From An Incompetent Nairaland Auto Guru Mayor2013 by thebigkendo(m): 10:30am On Apr 23, 2018
At the end of your story, it was Kazeem at ladipo that fixed the issue.. so i don't understand the "Guys Honmusa saved me ooohhhhh"

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Re: Guys My Vehicle Was Saved From An Incompetent Nairaland Auto Guru Mayor2013 by Mrdigitech(m): 10:33am On Apr 23, 2018
Mcmanuel:
honmusa have a shop at gbagada
mayor have a shop at igando
u keep taking distance..u live in mars? angry angry
But I don't live at any of those areas broh...But I am closer to Igando...
Re: Guys My Vehicle Was Saved From An Incompetent Nairaland Auto Guru Mayor2013 by Mrdigitech(m): 10:46am On Apr 23, 2018
thebigkendo:
At the end of your story, it was Kazeem at ladipo that fixed the issue.. so i don't understand the "Guys Honmusa saved me ooohhhhh"

Bro Kazeems hardly detect overcharging systems broh...Their own is to disconnect one part of your battery terminal, if the vehicle failed to stall, they will conclude that the alternator is working. Can you imagine me travelling 500km non stop with the alternator giving close to 30 volts, the battery would have probably exploded due to non stop overcharging. A battery charger once told me of a story like that. In fact, I didn't take the vehicle for him to fix the charging system for me, I took it for EGR fix and he decided on his own to check the charging system. You needed to see how superbright my headlight was at night during the overcharging debacle, you will think my Car is those night crusade lights you see at camps...Superbright and intimidating....I was even happy thinking I was using a powerful alternator, not knowing the charging system was sending out harmful voltages...

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