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Re: Mechanic Roundtable by Tunesh(m): 4:42am On Mar 17
Blackbishop:
Car cooling system contains
Radiator & radiator cap
Coolant Reservoir
Radiator hose
Thermostat
Cooling fan
Coolant (50% anti freeze and 50% water)
Water pump
Temperature guage


This is the most ridiculous cause of car break down in Nigeria.
How will you feel if your cars start jerking and goes off?
Smoke coming out of the hood, burning smell.
This kind of issue happens on a daily, and it is something we ignore.

The first thing to check is your coolant level before you drive out everyday.
If there is low coolant, check for leakages.
To new car owners never let any road side mechanic remove your thermostat for any reason.
And if there is no leakages, probably you are having an overheating issues that tend tends to deteriorate over time.

Now the water pump is what forces the coolant through passages in the engine to absorb heat. The pump is driven by a belt that needs replacement from time to time. And the water pump will eventually wear out and need to be replaced. Spending some cash on replacing the belts and water pump is much less than the cost of repairing the extremely expensive damage that can be done when an engine seizes.

Radiator cap needs to be change also from time to time


Good Day Boss, In this coolant issue please kindly assist. I can exactly say If its thermostat or Radiator or Heat/temp Guage that is Faulty


My Temperature guage always Go Up when am on Speed and drop backs to Normal when I slow down or enta Traffic. THE most recent one I was in Traffic for about two hours the Temp guage rose up and was even scared but no Sign of overheating



The car is a 2006 Toyota Corolla
Re: Mechanic Roundtable by nonhuman(m): 7:09am On Mar 17
Is 2005 Volkswagen Bora a good car to use in Nigeria
Re: Mechanic Roundtable by Blackbishop(m): 9:25am On Mar 17
Tunesh:



Good Day Boss, In this coolant issue please kindly assist. I can exactly say If its thermostat or Radiator or Heat/temp Guage that is Faulty


My Temperature guage always Go Up when am on Speed and drop backs to Normal when I slow down or enta Traffic. THE most recent one I was in Traffic for about two hours the Temp guage rose up and was even scared but no Sign of overheating



The car is a 2006 Toyota Corolla

Is the fan working normlly
Re: Mechanic Roundtable by Blackbishop(m): 9:26am On Mar 17
nonhuman:
Is 2005 Volkswagen Bora a good car to use in Nigeria

Short Answer NO
Re: Mechanic Roundtable by nonhuman(m): 9:56am On Mar 17
What low budget car should I get for my daily routine
Re: Mechanic Roundtable by ugreat(m): 11:39am On Mar 17
yolkman20:
Good day,

Please, I need una help. It's my first car and I'm not really experienced about cars...I discovered that my corolla 03 power goes off on motion, then the steering becomes strong, I couldn't change gear and many more.

Off it and tried kicking it, but it'll only show light on the dashboard but won't kick. I later discovered that the battery light doesn't show once I ignite. I got a rewire guy around and he did something to the fuse under the steering side, it only moved for some time and situation persists.

Please, I'd love to hear a permanent solution to this as it's just parked in the house. I hope to hear from someone soon.


Thanks

This is just the exact problem of my 99 CRV. It just goes off in motion, after some minutes it starts again. I have scanned the car, it has O2 sensor code which it has alws had when it was functioning normal. I can't pinpoint what was done last before this issue started
Re: Mechanic Roundtable by Tunesh(m): 3:28pm On Mar 17
Blackbishop:


Is the fan working normlly

Yes the Fan is working
Re: Mechanic Roundtable by Blackbishop(m): 4:42pm On Mar 17
Tunesh:


Yes the Fan is working

Boss until I see it I can't run a remote diagnosis on this
Re: Mechanic Roundtable by Peppermintflav: 5:18pm On Mar 17
Tunesh:



Good Day Boss, In this coolant issue please kindly assist. I can exactly say If its thermostat or Radiator or Heat/temp Guage that is Faulty


My Temperature guage always Go Up when am on Speed and drop backs to Normal when I slow down or enta Traffic. THE most recent one I was in Traffic for about two hours the Temp guage rose up and was even scared but no Sign of overheating



The car is a 2006 Toyota Corolla
Sounds like a dirty radiator.
Re: Mechanic Roundtable by Blackbishop(m): 8:42pm On Mar 17
nonhuman:
What low budget car should I get for my daily routine

What are your daily routine sir/ma
Re: Mechanic Roundtable by Blackbishop(m): 8:44pm On Mar 17
ugreat:


This is just the exact problem of my 99 CRV. It just goes off in motion, after some minutes it starts again. I have scanned the car, it has O2 sensor code which it has alws had when it was functioning normal. I can't pinpoint what was done last before this issue started

Boss its prolly your Crankshaft position sensor
Re: Mechanic Roundtable by ugreat(m): 9:27am On Mar 18
ugreat:


This is just the exact problem of my 99 CRV. It just goes off in motion, after some minutes it starts again. I have scanned the car, it has O2 sensor code which it has alws had when it was functioning normal. I can't pinpoint what was done last before this issue started

I took it to a mechanic who placed a call to his electrician, the electrician boldly said it's my fuel pump. To my shock, this is the last place I expected to check cos it's not up to two months since I replaced the fuel pump. But I don't have an option, so I allowed them to check the fuel pump, though mine was working but it's nowhere close to the one the mechanic brought out. The 'spinning' and 'power' were far better than mine. Mine looked weak. I requested mine to be replaced with theirs and the car fired well. I drove from Isolo to Lekki this morning with a smooth drive. Formerly, whenever i remove my leg from the accelerator, the car draws back with much power/sluggish but no such occurrence happened today. Still testing it sha. So far no hard starting, no drags and we're still monitoring.

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Re: Mechanic Roundtable by ericmor: 10:55am On Mar 18
Good morning all, pls I am having an issue fixing my peugeot 307 2002 old model.

I was using the car before it just refused to start and since then at has refused to start. I called my mechanic to check and he said is a rewire work and I got a rewire that worked on it and made me wasted money bcs the car still didnt start.
I went in search of a peugeot expert in ladipo and he came and ran a scan on it and told me it was the brain box that got issue but I was unable to replace the brain box then.
After 4yrs that the car has been left packed in my compound and went back to the peugeot rewire expert that we should get a brain box and fix the car which we did but the car still refused to start and the rewire is telling me is a mechanic work that light has gotten to everywhere it suppose to get to, I called my mechanic he said the plug is not shocking and there is no light in the wire self.
I called my peugeot rewire again and he told me he doesn't know wat he was saying and I asked him to come and check with the mechanic but refused to, so I had to get another rewire to help and check, same thing the new rewire said but he was able to check and realized some fused has cut and fix it back and light got back to the plug wire but the plug still not shocking and he checked all wire if rat has not eating any of it and he said all wire are ok.
Now I dont know what to do again, need help if anyone can help
Thanks
Re: Mechanic Roundtable by ugreat(m): 11:47am On Mar 18
ericmor:
Good morning all, pls I am having an issue fixing my peugeot 307 2002 old model.

I was using the car before it just refused to start and since then at has refused to start. I called my mechanic to check and he said is a rewire work and I got a rewire that worked on it and made me wasted money bcs the car still didnt start.
I went in search of a peugeot expert in ladipo and he came and ran a scan on it and told me it was the brain box that got issue but I was unable to replace the brain box then.
After 4yrs that the car has been left packed in my compound and went back to the peugeot rewire expert that we should get a brain box and fix the car which we did but the car still refused to start and the rewire is telling me is a mechanic work that light has gotten to everywhere it suppose to get to, I called my mechanic he said the plug is not shocking and there is no light in the wire self.
I called my peugeot rewire again and he told me he doesn't know wat he was saying and I asked him to come and check with the mechanic but refused to, so I had to get another rewire to help and check, same thing the new rewire said but he was able to check and realized some fused has cut and fix it back and light got back to the plug wire but the plug still not shocking and he checked all wire if rat has not eating any of it and he said all wire are ok.
Now I dont know what to do again, need help if anyone can help
Thanks

Where's your location in Lagos?
Re: Mechanic Roundtable by ericmor: 4:53pm On Mar 18
ugreat:


Where's your location in Lagos?

Shomolu
Re: Mechanic Roundtable by Blackbishop(m): 6:49am On Mar 19
ericmor:
Good morning all, pls I am having an issue fixing my peugeot 307 2002 old model.

I was using the car before it just refused to start and since then at has refused to start. I called my mechanic to check and he said is a rewire work and I got a rewire that worked on it and made me wasted money bcs the car still didnt start.
I went in search of a peugeot expert in ladipo and he came and ran a scan on it and told me it was the brain box that got issue but I was unable to replace the brain box then.
After 4yrs that the car has been left packed in my compound and went back to the peugeot rewire expert that we should get a brain box and fix the car which we did but the car still refused to start and the rewire is telling me is a mechanic work that light has gotten to everywhere it suppose to get to, I called my mechanic he said the plug is not shocking and there is no light in the wire self.
I called my peugeot rewire again and he told me he doesn't know wat he was saying and I asked him to come and check with the mechanic but refused to, so I had to get another rewire to help and check, same thing the new rewire said but he was able to check and realized some fused has cut and fix it back and light got back to the plug wire but the plug still not shocking and he checked all wire if rat has not eating any of it and he said all wire are ok.
Now I dont know what to do again, need help if anyone can help
Thanks

When I hear this from my experience just find the Crankshaft position sensor or shock sensor and replace simple
Re: Mechanic Roundtable by ericmor: 9:20pm On Mar 19
Blackbishop:


When I hear this from my experience just find the Crankshaft position sensor or shock sensor and replace simple

But the rewire said there is nothing wrong with it
Re: Mechanic Roundtable by Blackbishop(m): 9:35pm On Mar 19
ericmor:


But the rewire said there is nothing wrong with it

Then bro if it's not I will like to run my own diagnosis before I can give more insight
Re: Mechanic Roundtable by ericmor: 4:11pm On Mar 20
Blackbishop:


Then bro if it's not I will like to run my own diagnosis before I can give more insight

Where are u located?
Re: Mechanic Roundtable by ericmor: 4:13pm On Mar 20
ugreat:


Where's your location in Lagos?

Are you a rewire? Do you know about peugeot?

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Re: Mechanic Roundtable by Blackbishop(m): 11:25pm On Mar 20
ericmor:


Where are u located?

Oshodi, Lagos
Re: Mechanic Roundtable by ericmor: 7:25am On Mar 21
Blackbishop:


Oshodi, Lagos

That is not far. So what does it takes to diagnose the car? Do you really know about peugeot?
Re: Mechanic Roundtable by ericmor: 10:22am On Mar 22
Blackbishop:


Oshodi, Lagos

Morning, still waiting to hear from you or drop your digit and let me call you.
Thanks
Re: Mechanic Roundtable by Blackbishop(m): 10:45am On Mar 22
ericmor:


Morning, still waiting to hear from you or drop your digit and let me call you.
Thanks

Sorry sir. 08055347947
Re: Mechanic Roundtable by ericmor: 11:46am On Mar 22
Blackbishop:


Sorry sir. 08055347947

Ok
Re: Mechanic Roundtable by dav1002(m): 7:47pm On Mar 22
@blackbishop please do you know the cost of Hyundai elantra 2008 engine?

And how much will it cost for you to replace it
Re: Mechanic Roundtable by Blackbishop(m): 7:54pm On Mar 22
dav1002:
@blackbishop please do you know the cost of Hyundai elantra 2008 engine?

And how much will it cost for you to replace it

We have 2 types of the car engine?
Just chat me up. My digits are in my signature
Re: Mechanic Roundtable by kennycos2002(m): 4:01pm On Mar 25
Greetings to engineer in the house,
Kindly permit me to explain my experience and seek for an advice.
I just bought a Ford Escape XLS 2005 model from the USA. The car was in it's perfect condition from the states before it arrived Lagos port for delivery. Unfortunately, the clearing agent/driver that brought the car out towed the vehicle which was manhandled. As at when the car was delivered to me, the car was giving a knocking sound after which I spent over 50k to fix the to cylinder. 2 weeks after the car was fixed I began to notice another sound from the engine whenever it's on gear 1, the car drives smoothly once it manages to leave gear 1.
I have contacted my mechanic, he said it's a piston issue, which he advised I change the engine rather than spending unnecessary money on it second time.

Please, has anyone experienced this?

Is it advisable I work on the piston?

Suggestions and advice would be greatly appreciated.
Re: Mechanic Roundtable by Blackbishop(m): 12:57am On Mar 27
kennycos2002:
Greetings to engineer in the house,
Kindly permit me to explain my experience and seek for an advice.
I just bought a Ford Escape XLS 2005 model from the USA. The car was in it's perfect condition from the states before it arrived Lagos port for delivery. Unfortunately, the clearing agent/driver that brought the car out towed the vehicle which was manhandled. As at when the car was delivered to me, the car was giving a knocking sound after which I spent over 50k to fix the to cylinder. 2 weeks after the car was fixed I began to notice another sound from the engine whenever it's on gear 1, the car drives smoothly once it manages to leave gear 1.
I have contacted my mechanic, he said it's a piston issue, which he advised I change the engine rather than spending unnecessary money on it second time.

Please, has anyone experienced this?

Is it advisable I work on the piston?

Suggestions and advice would be greatly appreciated.

If you dont want to enter depression just change the engine or else mechanic will build boys quarter ontop your head

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Re: Mechanic Roundtable by nonhuman(m): 10:20pm On Mar 29
Good morning car gurus, I want to get a Benz A clas for my wife to use for schools and other daily runs, I don't see much other that car on the road. Apart from its fuel economy which is the main reason am going for it what other things is good about the car, are parts available and will the cost of maintenance break my pocket, please I need urgent answers from everyone
Re: Mechanic Roundtable by Blackbishop(m): 11:51am On Mar 30
nonhuman:
Good morning car gurus, I want to get a Benz A clas for my wife to use for schools and other daily runs, I don't see much other that car on the road. Apart from its fuel economy which is the main reason am going for it what other things is good about the car, are parts available and will the cost of maintenance break my pocket, please I need urgent answers from everyone

Oga boss you didn't specify the Trim you re buying so I'll generalize my answer. When it comes to benz you need a specialist to handle all technicalities and also part are scarce and quite expensive.
Re: Mechanic Roundtable by nonhuman(m): 1:01pm On Apr 03
Oga blackbishop please help. My friend bought a Nigerian use 03 rav4, but I noticed the out of the 4 oxygen sensor bellow the manifold only 1 is connected, the rest are just there with their wires looking at me without a sucket, and when I checked underneath there is no hole for oxygen sensor on the on the catalyst, he have not really driven the car to know the rate of fuel consumption, please is this proper? If not, what can be done?

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