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The Misdiagnosed & The Weird At Milex/Carquest/Rad Auto Works by radautoworks: 5:10pm On Oct 22, 2018
This thread is dedicated to sights and scenes at Rad Auto Works. We will post misdiagnosed, unusual and intriguing things we have come across.

Re: The Misdiagnosed & The Weird At Milex/Carquest/Rad Auto Works by radautoworks: 5:18pm On Oct 22, 2018
Most recent is these brake pads off a 2009 Ford Explorer. Please do not let your brakes look like this before you replace them. You love Jesus but you can wait to visit him at home.

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Re: The Misdiagnosed & The Weird At Milex/Carquest/Rad Auto Works by CityNGR: 5:22pm On Oct 22, 2018
Is it compulsory to vacuum AC before refill?



Let me book front row seat
Re: The Misdiagnosed & The Weird At Milex/Carquest/Rad Auto Works by radautoworks: 5:36pm On Oct 22, 2018
By now you've probably seen this one elsewhere on Nairaland. Was previously quoted 300k for an engine replacement on a Toyota Highlander. Turned out part of the problem was someone had put TOOLS in the engine (pic 1) and used poor quality gaskets (pic 2 & 3) as part of a previous repair!

Was repaired by us with a 6 month warranty on parts and labor for 113k.

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Re: The Misdiagnosed & The Weird At Milex/Carquest/Rad Auto Works by radautoworks: 5:44pm On Oct 22, 2018
2010 BMW 325i brought in not running with expectation of engine replacement. Teardown revealed just a broken camshaft bolt in engine head. No engine replacement required.

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Re: The Misdiagnosed & The Weird At Milex/Carquest/Rad Auto Works by radautoworks: 5:45pm On Oct 22, 2018
CityNGR:
Is it compulsory to vacuum AC before refill?



Let me book front row seat

Not compulsory but recommended. AC may not be as cold as it could have been. Best practice.

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Re: The Misdiagnosed & The Weird At Milex/Carquest/Rad Auto Works by CityNGR: 5:46pm On Oct 22, 2018
radautoworks:


Not compulsory but recommended. AC may not be as cold as it could have been. Best practice.
Thanks.

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Re: The Misdiagnosed & The Weird At Milex/Carquest/Rad Auto Works by radautoworks: 5:48pm On Oct 22, 2018
2014 Hyundai Santa Fe.

Engine had been torn apart twice and customer told needed replacement. Turns out only needed spark plugs and an oil change. embarassed
Pretty ridiculous.

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Re: The Misdiagnosed & The Weird At Milex/Carquest/Rad Auto Works by radautoworks: 6:03pm On Oct 22, 2018
Don't want to replace your rotors? We might be able to machine them for you and save you a replacement.

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Re: The Misdiagnosed & The Weird At Milex/Carquest/Rad Auto Works by ZIMDRILL(m): 7:01pm On Oct 22, 2018
radautoworks:
Don't want to replace your rotors? We might be able to machine them for you and save you a replacement.

thats a dangerous thing to do to skim a worn our disc especially the one on the photo, the outer side of the disc is completely gone, there is no life left in it

the moment you machine a worn out disc your weakning its structure allready worn out by general wear which happens when breaking, there is nothing to skim on the disc it will too thin you are actaully putting your life at risky

a thin disc will heat up quickly and the disc will warp and it wont be effective at breaking and will damage your break pads, worse scenario it will break apart
Re: The Misdiagnosed & The Weird At Milex/Carquest/Rad Auto Works by uboma(m): 7:06pm On Oct 22, 2018
radautoworks:
By now you've probably seen this one elsewhere on Nairaland. Was previously quoted 300k for an engine replacement on a Toyota Highlander. Turned out part of the problem was someone had put TOOLS in the engine (pic 1) and used poor quality gaskets (pic 2 & 3) as part of a previous repair!

Was repaired by us with a 6 month warranty on parts and labor for 113k.



Just imagine how you saved the day. You are truly God sent. When are you opening a work centre in Abuja?

May God continue to save us from these roadside Kazeems.



****modified****

See a supposedly auto repair workshop below.

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Re: The Misdiagnosed & The Weird At Milex/Carquest/Rad Auto Works by sultaan(m): 9:27pm On Oct 22, 2018
ZIMDRILL:


thats a dangerous thing to do to skim a worn our disc especially the one on the photo, the outer side of the disc is completely gone, there is no life left in it

the moment you machine a worn out disc your weakning its structure allready worn out by general wear which happens when breaking, there is nothing to skim on the disc it will too thin you are actaully putting your life at risky

a thin disc will heat up quickly and the disc will warp and it wont be effective at breaking and will damage your break pads, worse scenario it will break apart



If it is still within the acceptable thick it is perfectly legal in the industry those limits about the minimum thickness of the rotors have been tested by the industry. If something else was causing the rotors to warp in the first place that is a different issue. When you replace brake pads you want to remove contaminants by turning to get to a new surface. If your cheap brakes only last 2 years you don't want to be changing rotors every 2 years

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Re: The Misdiagnosed & The Weird At Milex/Carquest/Rad Auto Works by Readonee35L(m): 9:36pm On Oct 22, 2018
radautoworks:
Don't want to replace your rotors? We might be able to machine them for you and save you a replacement.
How much do you resurface rotors.
Re: The Misdiagnosed & The Weird At Milex/Carquest/Rad Auto Works by ZIMDRILL(m): 9:39pm On Oct 22, 2018
sultaan:



If it is still within the acceptable thick it is perfectly legal in the industry those limits about the minimum thickness of the rotors have been tested by the industry. If something else was causing the rotors to warp in the first place that is a different issue. When you replace brake pads you want to remove contaminants by turning to get to a new surface. If your cheap brakes only last 2 years you don't want to be changing rotors every 2 years

yes your are correct thats the reason i said worn out disc, contaminants happen due to lying idle for a long time, then uneven happens when the pads are completely worn out to the mental plate

but did look at the one in the picture
Re: The Misdiagnosed & The Weird At Milex/Carquest/Rad Auto Works by radautoworks: 9:51pm On Oct 22, 2018
ZIMDRILL:


thats a dangerous thing to do to skim a worn our disc especially the one on the photo, the outer side of the disc is completely gone, there is no life left in it

the moment you machine a worn out disc your weakning its structure allready worn out by general wear which happens when breaking, there is nothing to skim on the disc it will too thin you are actaully putting your life at risky

a thin disc will heat up quickly and the disc will warp and it wont be effective at breaking and will damage your break pads, worse scenario it will break apart


The one we machined was within spec to be eligible for machining or we wouldn't have done it. There was a brake job done at the same time.

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Re: The Misdiagnosed & The Weird At Milex/Carquest/Rad Auto Works by radautoworks: 9:52pm On Oct 22, 2018
uboma:




Just imagine how you saved the day. You are truly God sent. When are you opening a work centre in Abuja?

May God continue to save us from these roadside Kazeems.

Getting there hopefully in a year-year and a half

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Re: The Misdiagnosed & The Weird At Milex/Carquest/Rad Auto Works by radautoworks: 9:53pm On Oct 22, 2018
sultaan:



If it is still within the acceptable thick it is perfectly legal in the industry those limits about the minimum thickness of the rotors have been tested by the industry
. If something else was causing the rotors to warp in the first place that is a different issue. When you replace brake pads you want to remove contaminants by turning to get to a new surface. If your cheap brakes only last 2 years you don't want to be changing rotors every 2 years

Exactly

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Re: The Misdiagnosed & The Weird At Milex/Carquest/Rad Auto Works by radautoworks: 9:55pm On Oct 22, 2018
Readonee35L:

How much do you resurface rotors.

N4,000 each if within specs.

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Re: The Misdiagnosed & The Weird At Milex/Carquest/Rad Auto Works by Nefo: 1:18pm On Oct 23, 2018
Been hearing about this Rad Auto works. Please can I have your office address. I need to bring in a car for Air-condition repairs.
Re: The Misdiagnosed & The Weird At Milex/Carquest/Rad Auto Works by Nefo: 1:21pm On Oct 23, 2018
Is possible to convert a car with air ride suspension to springs without compromising on other factory specs. Car is a 2005 BMW 7 series. Thanks and reply.
Re: The Misdiagnosed & The Weird At Milex/Carquest/Rad Auto Works by Inception(m): 2:39pm On Oct 23, 2018
radautoworks:
2014 Hyundai Santa Fe.

Engine had been torn apart twice and customer told needed replacement. Turns out only needed spark plugs and an oil change. embarassed
Pretty ridiculous.

Why was it torn apart? misfire?
Re: The Misdiagnosed & The Weird At Milex/Carquest/Rad Auto Works by radautoworks: 7:10pm On Oct 23, 2018
Inception:


Why was it torn apart? misfire?

No idea. It wasn't even running. Customer just told us it had been torn apart twice but didn't understand the tech jargon given to justify it. We didn't tear it apart. It was pretty obvious what the problem was.

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Re: The Misdiagnosed & The Weird At Milex/Carquest/Rad Auto Works by radautoworks: 7:12pm On Oct 23, 2018
Nefo:
Been hearing about this Rad Auto works. Please can I have your office address. I need to bring in a car for Air-condition repairs.


Glad to hear that.

https://www.nairaland.com/4501821/milex-carquest-2nd-largest-usa

Or

https://www.mrtransmissionmilexnigeria.com/appointments
Re: The Misdiagnosed & The Weird At Milex/Carquest/Rad Auto Works by radautoworks: 7:12pm On Oct 23, 2018
Nefo:
Is possible to convert a car with air ride suspension to springs without compromising on other factory specs. Car is a 2005 BMW 7 series. Thanks and reply.

What gave you the idea to do that
Re: The Misdiagnosed & The Weird At Milex/Carquest/Rad Auto Works by thebigkendo(m): 7:18pm On Oct 23, 2018
Nefo:
Is possible to convert a car with air ride suspension to springs without compromising on other factory specs. Car is a 2005 BMW 7 series. Thanks and reply.
radautoworks:


What gave you the idea to do that

Bank account balance grin grin grin

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Re: The Misdiagnosed & The Weird At Milex/Carquest/Rad Auto Works by Nefo: 7:35pm On Oct 23, 2018
radautoworks:


What gave you the idea to do that

Lol...Its all these Kazeem's in the industry. But thankfully I didn't fall for it because I know air ride systems are way more comfortable. I just wish the car had a better ground clearance.

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Re: The Misdiagnosed & The Weird At Milex/Carquest/Rad Auto Works by Nefo: 7:46pm On Oct 23, 2018
thebigkendo:




Bank account balance grin grin grin

Not really. Just looking for a way to make the car have a good ground clearance. It's a good car...Powerful one too but our roads are bad mehn!!!!

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Re: The Misdiagnosed & The Weird At Milex/Carquest/Rad Auto Works by dasphinx1(m): 8:13pm On Oct 23, 2018
radautoworks:


Getting there hopefully in a year-year and a half

I am sooooo looking forward to this moment..... Hope the Jamaican Cuisine is coming as well? PLEASE aunty Radu make it happen o!!!!!

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Re: The Misdiagnosed & The Weird At Milex/Carquest/Rad Auto Works by radautoworks: 2:46am On Oct 24, 2018
dasphinx1:


I am sooooo looking forward to this moment..... Hope the Jamaican Cuisine is coming as well? PLEASE aunty Radu make it happen o!!!!!

embarassed smiley
Re: The Misdiagnosed & The Weird At Milex/Carquest/Rad Auto Works by radautoworks: 2:48am On Oct 24, 2018
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Re: The Misdiagnosed & The Weird At Milex/Carquest/Rad Auto Works by radautoworks: 2:49am On Oct 24, 2018
Nefo:


Lol...Its all these Kazeem's in the industry. But thankfully I didn't fall for it because I know air ride systems are way more comfortable. I just wish the car had a better ground clearance.

Yeah.... No. Please keep what you have. Even with the roads, if you replace with good quality ones, you should be good for years.

Clearance should be okay in a 7 series. Was it dropped?
Re: The Misdiagnosed & The Weird At Milex/Carquest/Rad Auto Works by radautoworks: 1:13pm On Oct 24, 2018
This is why you should drive defensively. These are all that were bringing this van to a stop.

As time goes on and people get more educated about the importance of maintenance, I hope we don't see things this bad any more.

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