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Re: Guys My Vehicle Was Saved From An Incompetent Nairaland Auto Guru Mayor2013 by Nobody: 3:14pm On Apr 25, 2018
AutoElectNG:


I agree with you.

I haven't seen my friend rebuild engines, I have watched him diagnose and resolve issues, if he follows such steps in rebuilding engines, following manufacturer information, using manufacturer tools and data, adding that to his residual mechanical/technical acumen, then there is no reason why he should not be a success. That was the basis of my conclusion.

The reason for #4 of my list is there is proper formal/technical/professional education on engine rebuilding for any who is interested in the States, and a very vibrant community of engine re-builders for sharing best-practices, to the best of my knowledge and belief these do not exist in Nigeria - that is certainly a reason for the lack of rebuilding expertise in Nigeria.

That and #7 (lack of the proper tools) and #9 (following a engine rebuild manual) may have caused him to fail though which takes us back to #4. Kashif who recently rebuild his transmission can attest to this, I can recall he had to undergo some training which was not sourced locally.

4, 7 AND 9 LISTED FOR REFERENCE

4. Doing so is both a science and an art, not everyone is a master at both, and we don't feel the need to specialize or become master engine re-builders, we don't believe that is where the money in this business lies and what is more, we have not invested in the education to make us great at this task


7. It is an exacting job that is unforgiving of mistakes, most of us are not that methodical and painstaking, we would suck at it, and we know it and so we had better not even try


9. our mates who do, do that without consulting documentation, and as a result such engines are not rebuilt to specification, and when they fail, we use those stories as warning to our clients that we don't want to do the same to your engine (but without the background that the job was not done properly and so it was bound to fail anywhere whereas were it done properly, it would be as good as a new engine)



I used to rebuild my engines in Ibadan in the 80s.

There was a machine shop at old Dugbe.

Most of the work of rebuilding an engine is actually done by the machine shops. A mechanic only has to assemble some of the parts while using basic hand tools. A torque wrench, ring tool and timing tool are about the only non standard tools.

We need to bring back trade schools to Nigeria.

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Re: Guys My Vehicle Was Saved From An Incompetent Nairaland Auto Guru Mayor2013 by dru23(m): 3:43pm On Apr 25, 2018
GAZZUZZ:


Small boi, can you compete with 13,500 for 5liters? cheesy

grin grin grin grin let's keep in mind the source it's coming from.. This is not Abia made oil , my own na from the USA, Castrol full synethic oil and same for Mobil 1 .. This is not purple crown oil o.. 13,500 for 5quarts, what brand of oil now ? Abi na your own brand Gazzuz mobil grin abi na palm oil ... grin grin grin

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Re: Guys My Vehicle Was Saved From An Incompetent Nairaland Auto Guru Mayor2013 by GAZZUZZ(m): 3:59pm On Apr 25, 2018
sooperrescue:

make una start the oil war. irag and Iran. i dey watch

no worry the mobil 1 USA go reach ur side, no mind this small boi in Yankee thinking he can outshine his father. grin

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Re: Guys My Vehicle Was Saved From An Incompetent Nairaland Auto Guru Mayor2013 by dru23(m): 4:27pm On Apr 25, 2018
sooperrescue:

make una start the oil war. irag and Iran. i dey watch

Lol
Re: Guys My Vehicle Was Saved From An Incompetent Nairaland Auto Guru Mayor2013 by dru23(m): 4:29pm On Apr 25, 2018
GAZZUZZ:


no worry the mobil 1 USA go reach ur side, no mind this small boi in Yankee thinking he can outshine his father. grin


In Donald trump voice ....will see ... will see I don't know , but will see

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Re: Guys My Vehicle Was Saved From An Incompetent Nairaland Auto Guru Mayor2013 by Nobody: 5:53pm On Apr 25, 2018
wane01:

mtchew I even wanted to price it to 60k maybe I can consider them .. buh the yeye child just cut me short and said "Sir our charges are fixed and non negotiable"

My kind of company.

Price and value tinzs grin
Re: Guys My Vehicle Was Saved From An Incompetent Nairaland Auto Guru Mayor2013 by 3kay945(m): 5:54pm On Apr 25, 2018
aieromon:


Is this the robust response we have been waiting for? undecided

grin
Re: Guys My Vehicle Was Saved From An Incompetent Nairaland Auto Guru Mayor2013 by Nobody: 6:06pm On Apr 25, 2018
GAZZUZZ:


Small boi, can you compete with 13,500 for 5liters? cheesy

Chineke Odinma shocked

5 US quart is tentatively N20,000 but includes tax and ecological waste fee.

But coupon code Azikwe will get you 10% store wide.

These una cheap prices, make una fear god o.

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Re: Guys My Vehicle Was Saved From An Incompetent Nairaland Auto Guru Mayor2013 by king406(m): 2:16am On Apr 26, 2018
Is there any difference between made in USA Mobil 1 and Nigerian made?

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Re: Guys My Vehicle Was Saved From An Incompetent Nairaland Auto Guru Mayor2013 by sooperrescue(m): 4:23am On Apr 26, 2018
EgunMogaji:


Chineke Odinma shocked

5 US quart is tentatively N20,000 but includes tax and ecological waste fee.

But coupon code Azikwe will get you 10% store wide.

These una cheap prices, make una fear god o.

On Amazon, it is 28$ and that is N10000 plus. The big question is why is Mobil dumping useless oils to us and selling it above the price of the better oils. Mobil 1 5w30 Extended performance is cheaper than Mobil 1 5w30 esp and 0w40 sold here and the quality are miles apart. If the oil is sold at Amazon at that amount, imagine if Mobil ships it directly the way they bring their 0w40 from Egypt, we would have been better off with it.
The Mobil oils in the US and the one sold locally are not the same category. We have 2 choices of oil for our cars using Mobil products. 5w30 and 0w40. Which modern cars request for these oils today? Is it Honda or Toyota of 2010?
Re: Guys My Vehicle Was Saved From An Incompetent Nairaland Auto Guru Mayor2013 by davejackpo: 10:29am On Apr 27, 2018
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Re: Guys My Vehicle Was Saved From An Incompetent Nairaland Auto Guru Mayor2013 by Nobody: 11:48am On Apr 27, 2018
sooperrescue:


On Amazon, it is 28$ and that is N10000 plus. The big question is why is Mobil dumping useless oils to us and selling it above the price of the better oils. Mobil 1 5w30 Extended performance is cheaper than Mobil 1 5w30 esp and 0w40 sold here and the quality are miles apart. If the oil is sold at Amazon at that amount, imagine if Mobil ships it directly the way they bring their 0w40 from Egypt, we would have been better off with it.
The Mobil oils in the US and the one sold locally are not the same category. We have 2 choices of oil for our cars using Mobil products. 5w30 and 0w40. Which modern cars request for these oils today? Is it Honda or Toyota of 2010?

The demographics that I intend to curt do not go about shopping for oil on Amazon. They want their 2nd most valuable purchase to be pampered and loved.

I have access to all the oil weights from Mobil 1 and I’m also an AMSOil dealer, for the most discerning of all Autoists.

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Re: Guys My Vehicle Was Saved From An Incompetent Nairaland Auto Guru Mayor2013 by alfa0: 5:21pm On Apr 27, 2018
aieromon:


Mechanics with no sound knowledge should not accept jobs they do not understand.

A digital Kazeem that cannot fix a 20year old car,is that one a Kazeem?

Why did you even come back? grin

Godbless you for standing tall in times like this.

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Re: Guys My Vehicle Was Saved From An Incompetent Nairaland Auto Guru Mayor2013 by diportivo: 6:37am On Apr 28, 2018
king406:
Is there any difference between made in USA Mobil 1 and Nigerian made?


yes na

one has Yankee passport the ods one doesn't even have passport to start with grin
Re: Guys My Vehicle Was Saved From An Incompetent Nairaland Auto Guru Mayor2013 by GAZZUZZ(m): 6:52am On Apr 28, 2018
diportivo:



yes na

one has Yankee passport the ods one doesn't even have passport to start with grin

See the passport on this one

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Re: Guys My Vehicle Was Saved From An Incompetent Nairaland Auto Guru Mayor2013 by thebigkendo(m): 7:53pm On Apr 28, 2018
Mr Paul Mrdigitech you neva come back from village? angry angry

We are still waiting for your "excel sheet"
Re: Guys My Vehicle Was Saved From An Incompetent Nairaland Auto Guru Mayor2013 by king406(m): 8:41pm On Apr 28, 2018
diportivo:



yes na

one has Yankee passport the ods one doesn't even have passport to start with grin
oboy, so u are saying I could be using substandard Mobil 1. Any idea on where to get the one with Yankee passport in Abuja?
Re: Guys My Vehicle Was Saved From An Incompetent Nairaland Auto Guru Mayor2013 by GAZZUZZ(m): 8:52pm On Apr 28, 2018
king406:
oboy, so u are saying I could be using substandard Mobil 1. Any idea on where to get the one with Yankee passport in Abuja?

open market for me nah.....
You go only pay waybil 2k via abc Transport join am
Re: Guys My Vehicle Was Saved From An Incompetent Nairaland Auto Guru Mayor2013 by king406(m): 1:39am On Apr 29, 2018
GAZZUZZ:


open market for me nah.....
You go only pay waybil 2k via abc Transport join am
if you'll do that then I will contact u when my next service is due. I will need two gallons, do u also sell oil filter for 2011 E350?
Re: Guys My Vehicle Was Saved From An Incompetent Nairaland Auto Guru Mayor2013 by Mrdigitech(m): 6:17am On Apr 29, 2018
thebigkendo:
Mr Paul Mrdigitech you neva come back from village? angry angry

We are still waiting for your "excel sheet"

Bros, Thanks for checking up on me. I never forget ooh...But as I said I should be back this week. As soon as I'm back I will check my Excel sheet to accurately specify the services he offered and upload some of the receipts in my possession with the names edited...

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Re: Guys My Vehicle Was Saved From An Incompetent Nairaland Auto Guru Mayor2013 by sooperrescue(m): 8:19am On Apr 29, 2018
Mrdigitech:


Bros, Thanks for checking up on me. I never forget ooh...But as I said I should be back this week. As soon as I'm back I will check my Excel sheet to accurately specify the services he offered and upload some of the receipts in my possession with the names edited...
Instead of enjoying yourself over there, you still dey plan update. Leave matter and bring bobozi come for me and some other guys here wey shame nor let them ask.

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Re: Guys My Vehicle Was Saved From An Incompetent Nairaland Auto Guru Mayor2013 by GAZZUZZ(m): 12:41pm On Apr 29, 2018
king406:
if you'll do that then I will contact u when my next service is due. I will need two gallons, do u also sell oil filter for 2011 E350?

can be arranged.
Re: Guys My Vehicle Was Saved From An Incompetent Nairaland Auto Guru Mayor2013 by Mrdigitech(m): 6:28am On Apr 30, 2018
sooperrescue:

Instead of enjoying yourself over there, you still dey plan update. Leave matter and bring bobozi come for me and some other guys here wey shame nor let them ask.

sooperrescue, No be small enjoyment oooh...lmao, We no dey chop bobozi for my place oooh...Nah Edo people get that one ooh...

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Re: Guys My Vehicle Was Saved From An Incompetent Nairaland Auto Guru Mayor2013 by Mrdigitech(m): 5:38pm On May 02, 2018
thebigkendo:
Mr Paul Mrdigitech you neva come back from village? angry angry

We are still waiting for your "excel sheet"

Hello thebigkendo, I'm back. I have gone through my Excel sheet and will list the services performed without receipt issuance and their dates.

16-May-2017 Vehicle Scanning service N6000 (Home Service)

18-May-2017 Oxygen Sensor Bank 1 Sensor 2 Replacement N10000 (service fee inclusive)

14-Nov-2017 Parasitic Battery Drain Diagnosis N12000 (Parasitic drain continued)

4-Dec-2017 Overheating Diagnosis N7000 (Affected by the charging system he fixed)

The above does not include some small amount I provided as tips for return jobs (As a little compensation for their time) which I didn't track...

Attached are the receipts in my possession

Re: Guys My Vehicle Was Saved From An Incompetent Nairaland Auto Guru Mayor2013 by J0hnTrevolt(m): 6:26pm On May 02, 2018
I guess u hav put mayor2013 out of business on NL cry
Re: Guys My Vehicle Was Saved From An Incompetent Nairaland Auto Guru Mayor2013 by scarplanet(m): 7:05pm On May 02, 2018
Chai mayor2013 after charging such ridiculous hefty fee, you still rendered the car almost useless! It's obvious that op has been truthful after all. You couldn't even disprove all the accusations

Some advanced kazeems are just wincked quack mechanics in disguise!

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Re: Guys My Vehicle Was Saved From An Incompetent Nairaland Auto Guru Mayor2013 by semid4lyfe(m): 8:55pm On May 02, 2018
No be na wa, na real wa
Re: Guys My Vehicle Was Saved From An Incompetent Nairaland Auto Guru Mayor2013 by TRYGO(m): 9:10pm On May 02, 2018
First and foremost, let's all not jump to conclusions on what the OP has opined over here.

I'd suggest, we await the responses from the other party @mayor, to hear his own side of the story.
Re: Guys My Vehicle Was Saved From An Incompetent Nairaland Auto Guru Mayor2013 by sooperrescue(m): 9:18pm On May 02, 2018
Why una still dey this matter. Is it not a safetrip he just had with the car? This issue is a clarion call to all those who misuse their cars to change their style and maintain their vehicles properly so that the next buyer will not cry over the wahala wey he buy

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Re: Guys My Vehicle Was Saved From An Incompetent Nairaland Auto Guru Mayor2013 by Dantedasz: 12:05pm On May 03, 2018
sooperrescue:
Why una still dey this matter. Is it not a safetrip he just had with the car? This issue is a clarion call to all those who misuse their cars to change their style and maintain their vehicles properly so that the next buyer will not cry over the wahala wey he buy

It is important, because if what Mrdigitech is saying Is true then it serves as a warning so other members do not fall into the same trap.

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Re: Guys My Vehicle Was Saved From An Incompetent Nairaland Auto Guru Mayor2013 by Dantedasz: 12:06pm On May 03, 2018
Opps.
Re: Guys My Vehicle Was Saved From An Incompetent Nairaland Auto Guru Mayor2013 by Dantedasz: 12:08pm On May 03, 2018
Mrdigitech:


Hello thebigkendo, I'm back. I have gone through my Excel sheet and will list the services performed without receipt issuance and their dates.

16-May-2017 Vehicle Scanning service N6000 (Home Service)

18-May-2017 Oxygen Sensor Bank 1 Sensor 2 Replacement N10000 (service fee inclusive)

14-Nov-2017 Parasitic Battery Drain Diagnosis N12000 (Parasitic drain continued)

4-Dec-2017 Overheating Diagnosis N7000 (Affected by the charging system he fixed)

The above does not include some small amount I provided as tips for return jobs (As a little compensation for their time) which I didn't track...

Attached are the receipts in my possession




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