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One Week Old Tokumbo Car With Engine Problem Please Help by Doslop: 2:28pm On Sep 12, 2020
I saw a Hyundai Sonata 2012 online and I liked the car so I called the seller and arranged for someone I know who is a driver he drives from Warri where I reside to Lagos every day so I told him to help me check out the car, since he’s a driver he should know about cars. So he got there checked the car and told me it is a perfect car that I should pay so I paid and he brought it to me.
When the car got home I started it and immediately I told him I don’t like the sound of the engine that it is too loud and he said it is fine I shouldn’t worry that’s how the car is.
When I drove it I discovered all the bearings on four legs were bad so I changed them the next day, and did lots of maintenance on it.
Fast forward exactly one week later which is yesterday I started hearing a metallic sound from the engine while I was driving so I quickly rushed to park the car. On calling a mechanic this morning he said the it is crankshaft and connecting rod noise that they have to dismantle the engine and change them or he’ll advise me to buy a new engine that if they repair the one on it it wouldn’t last at all.
I am here regretting my life who sent me to buy this car!

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Re: One Week Old Tokumbo Car With Engine Problem Please Help by Doslop: 2:33pm On Sep 12, 2020
Here is the car

Re: One Week Old Tokumbo Car With Engine Problem Please Help by mejai(m): 2:35pm On Sep 12, 2020
Las Las na to buy the engine. Unless u wan sell with a bad engine. Still at loss.
Buying a car is a school on its own


Chai!! Fine car like this. D more u look the less u see.

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Re: One Week Old Tokumbo Car With Engine Problem Please Help by Nobody: 2:35pm On Sep 12, 2020
Doslop:
I saw a Hyundai Sonata 2012 online and I liked the car so I called the seller and arranged for someone I know who is a driver he drives from Warri where I reside to Lagos every day so I told him to help me check out the car, since he’s a driver he should know about cars. So he got there checked the car and told me it is a perfect car that I should pay so I paid and he brought it to me.
When the car got home I started it and immediately I told him I don’t like the sound of the engine that it is too loud and he said it is fine I shouldn’t worry that’s how the car is.
When I drove it I discovered all the bearings on four legs were bad so I changed them the next day, and did lots of maintenance on it.
Fast forward exactly one week later which is yesterday I started hearing a metallic sound from the engine while I was driving so I quickly rushed to park the car. On calling a mechanic this morning he said the it is crankshaft and connecting rod noise that they have to dismantle the engine and change them or he’ll advise me to buy a new engine that if they repair the one on it it wouldn’t last at all.
I am here regretting my life who sent me to buy this car!
Why did u buy a tokunbo car, don't you know where they sell the new one? I wonder when u people will stop patronising tokunbo/fairly used stuff.

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Re: One Week Old Tokumbo Car With Engine Problem Please Help by mejai(m): 2:37pm On Sep 12, 2020
ArewaOduduwaBia:

Why did u buy a tokunbo car, don't you know where they sell the new one? I wonder when u people will stop patronising tokunbo/fairly used stuff.
Haaa

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Re: One Week Old Tokumbo Car With Engine Problem Please Help by aieromon(m): 2:48pm On Sep 12, 2020
Doslop:

Fast forward exactly one week later which is yesterday I started hearing a metallic sound from the engine while I was driving so I quickly rushed to park the car. On calling a mechanic this morning he said the it is crankshaft and connecting rod noise that they have to dismantle the engine and change them or he’ll advise me to buy a new engine that if they repair the one on it it wouldn’t last at all.

The engine is notorious for sudden failures at 100,000 miles. Do not bother with repairs. Get a replacement and please get one verified as low mileage using VIN service history providers.

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Re: One Week Old Tokumbo Car With Engine Problem Please Help by Lexusgs430: 2:49pm On Sep 12, 2020
It's that Toyota's battery that protested, hence scattering all the scatterables........ grin

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Re: One Week Old Tokumbo Car With Engine Problem Please Help by Doslop: 2:54pm On Sep 12, 2020
aieromon:


The engine is notorious for sudden failures at 100,000 miles. Do not bother with repairs. Get a replacement and please get one verified with low mileage.
how do I verify it’s less than 100,000miles do they write mileage on engines sold in Nigeria?

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Re: One Week Old Tokumbo Car With Engine Problem Please Help by PMoTheGreat: 3:24pm On Sep 12, 2020
Doslop:
how do I verify it’s less than 100,000miles do they write mileage on engines sold in Nigeria?

The VIN is on the engine.

You can also sell the car as is... What's your price?
Re: One Week Old Tokumbo Car With Engine Problem Please Help by 9icetoo(m): 3:27pm On Sep 12, 2020
Doslop:
how do I verify it’s less than 100,000miles do they write mileage on engines sold in Nigeria?
Contact Gazzuzz, he may be able to help you source for a low mileage engine.
Re: One Week Old Tokumbo Car With Engine Problem Please Help by aieromon(m): 3:28pm On Sep 12, 2020
Doslop:
how do I verify it’s less than 100,000miles do they write mileage on engines sold in Nigeria?

The engine block should have the VIN tag. The service history will show the last reported mileage. Even though it's a wild shot in the park, it's better than buying another faulty GDI engine.

I suggest you engage a professional to get a good replacement.
Re: One Week Old Tokumbo Car With Engine Problem Please Help by asamwababy: 3:48pm On Sep 12, 2020
Contact Gazzuz,he has a thing for the Hyundai and Kia brand.

He will sort you out with a proper engine
Re: One Week Old Tokumbo Car With Engine Problem Please Help by GAZZUZZ(m): 5:02pm On Sep 12, 2020
450k plus loading....


Cc inception

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Re: One Week Old Tokumbo Car With Engine Problem Please Help by Nobody: 5:23pm On Sep 12, 2020
Doslop:
I saw a Hyundai Sonata 2012 online and I liked the car so I called the seller and arranged for someone I know who is a driver he drives from Warri where I reside to Lagos every day so I told him to help me check out the car, since he’s a driver he should know about cars. So he got there checked the car and told me it is a perfect car that I should pay so I paid and he brought it to me.
When the car got home I started it and immediately I told him I don’t like the sound of the engine that it is too loud and he said it is fine I shouldn’t worry that’s how the car is.
When I drove it I discovered all the bearings on four legs were bad so I changed them the next day, and did lots of maintenance on it.
Fast forward exactly one week later which is yesterday I started hearing a metallic sound from the engine while I was driving so I quickly rushed to park the car. On calling a mechanic this morning he said the it is crankshaft and connecting rod noise that they have to dismantle the engine and change them or he’ll advise me to buy a new engine that if they repair the one on it it wouldn’t last at all.
I am here regretting my life who sent me to buy this car!

The engine issues of this car have been so documented that I wonder how you managed to miss it.

As many others have said, count your losses and get a "new" engine. To ease the pain, add the cost of the engine to whatever you paid for the vehicle and keep telling yourself the total is the actual amount you paid for the vehicle. smiley

E.g vehicle cost N300,000 and engine N10,000. You start telling yourself you bought the vehicle at N310,000. Kind of helps

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Re: One Week Old Tokumbo Car With Engine Problem Please Help by promotervickky(m): 5:47pm On Sep 12, 2020
This is what happens to you when you fail to run a VINCheck.
Re: One Week Old Tokumbo Car With Engine Problem Please Help by dfos2k(m): 5:50pm On Sep 12, 2020
Uncle you've been a member of this section of Nairaland and you bought a foreign used car in this manner? CarguideNG and computer Global would have charged less than 10k for a proper vin check. Sorry we all make mistakes, I've also made a fair share in car purchases. Please follow what Gazzus etal would advise.

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Re: One Week Old Tokumbo Car With Engine Problem Please Help by GAZZUZZ(m): 6:31pm On Sep 12, 2020
GAZZUZZ:
450k plus loading....


Cc inception

It has turbo.... ₦800,000k plus

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Re: One Week Old Tokumbo Car With Engine Problem Please Help by Kingdemu: 6:37pm On Sep 12, 2020
GAZZUZZ:


It has turbo.... ₦800,000k plus
cry

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Re: One Week Old Tokumbo Car With Engine Problem Please Help by sauceEEP(m): 6:39pm On Sep 12, 2020
GAZZUZZ:


It has turbo.... ₦800,000k plus
shocked shocked

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Re: One Week Old Tokumbo Car With Engine Problem Please Help by Themandalorian: 6:42pm On Sep 12, 2020
GAZZUZZ:


It has turbo.... ₦800,000k plus
What is they keep their turbo and they use his own?
Re: One Week Old Tokumbo Car With Engine Problem Please Help by mejai(m): 7:40pm On Sep 12, 2020
GAZZUZZ:


It has turbo.... ₦800,000k plus
Kai! And plus dey with am, plus dollar rise.
Re: One Week Old Tokumbo Car With Engine Problem Please Help by okoroemeka(m): 7:42pm On Sep 12, 2020
In Nigeria with poor maintenance,bad roads,crazy mechanics and dubious spare parts dealers , buying a car because it is beautiful is a very bad idea,a be car must be evaluated considering first durability,track record, available parts,ease of maintenance,if the OP had a tokunbo car from Lexus,Acura or Benz I don't think he will be seeing such problems in years talkless of one week,this vehicles has been tested and proven beyond any reasonable be doubt.

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Re: One Week Old Tokumbo Car With Engine Problem Please Help by Pelaiye2703(m): 9:46pm On Sep 12, 2020
Sorry ooo
Re: One Week Old Tokumbo Car With Engine Problem Please Help by oladipuposadeeq(m): 10:04pm On Sep 12, 2020
aieromon:


The engine is notorious for sudden failures at 100,000 miles. Do not bother with repairs. Get a replacement and please get one verified as low mileage using VIN service history providers.
but how would one know the actual mileage when the vehicle has been stripped totally thereby you can't know the chassis no.
Re: One Week Old Tokumbo Car With Engine Problem Please Help by Kingdemu: 11:01pm On Sep 12, 2020
oladipuposadeeq:
but how would one know the actual mileage when the vehicle has been stripped totally thereby you can't know the chassis no.
It's written on the engine
Re: One Week Old Tokumbo Car With Engine Problem Please Help by Lexusgs430: 12:10am On Sep 13, 2020
Kingdemu:
It's written on the engine


This is the biggest scam....... They just write anything on the engine............ grin

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Re: One Week Old Tokumbo Car With Engine Problem Please Help by GAZZUZZ(m): 1:28am On Sep 13, 2020
oladipuposadeeq:
but how would one know the actual mileage when the vehicle has been stripped totally thereby you can't know the chassis no.

There's a sequence to engine purchases.

Cc carshopper

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Re: One Week Old Tokumbo Car With Engine Problem Please Help by Carshopper(m): 5:07am On Sep 13, 2020
GAZZUZZ:


There's a sequence to engine purchases.

Cc carshopper


Tell dem oo....learn ooo.... Kia ride or die .... cheesy
Re: One Week Old Tokumbo Car With Engine Problem Please Help by Timewaster: 5:53am On Sep 13, 2020
I had similar issues op.



Just change the car tires and rare mirror and thank me later.



DO NOT TOUCH YOUR ENGINE

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Re: One Week Old Tokumbo Car With Engine Problem Please Help by rexlims(m): 7:45am On Sep 13, 2020
Until we figure that owning a car is more of a necessity rather than boosting our ego, a lot of Nigerians will end up in this position like d op.

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Re: One Week Old Tokumbo Car With Engine Problem Please Help by adanny01(m): 7:46am On Sep 13, 2020
Doslop:
I saw a Hyundai Sonata 2012 online and I liked the car so I called the seller and arranged for someone I know who is a driver he drives from Warri where I reside to Lagos every day so I told him to help me check out the car, since he’s a driver he should know about cars. So he got there checked the car and told me it is a perfect car that I should pay so I paid and he brought it to me.
When the car got home I started it and immediately I told him I don’t like the sound of the engine that it is too loud and he said it is fine I shouldn’t worry that’s how the car is.
When I drove it I discovered all the bearings on four legs were bad so I changed them the next day, and did lots of maintenance on it.
Fast forward exactly one week later which is yesterday I started hearing a metallic sound from the engine while I was driving so I quickly rushed to park the car. On calling a mechanic this morning he said the it is crankshaft and connecting rod noise that they have to dismantle the engine and change them or he’ll advise me to buy a new engine that if they repair the one on it it wouldn’t last at all.
I am here regretting my life who sent me to buy this car!

The issue with crank shaft is that you hardly can know exactly what the problem is without removing it.

However, since the car is parked at the moment, get a good mechanic to remove the engine sump (bottom plate) and check the connecting rod bearings and crankshaft journals. You could be lucky if its the connecting rod bearings, you can replace the bearings with a new and maybe pack them. I did same to a car and it has been 2yrs with no issues. Most mechanics will not want to work under the car like that and would prefer to drop off the engine. This procedure could also be complicated by the presence of oil pump in some cars.

If the issue is main bearings or crankshaft main bearing journals, just get a toks engine.

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Re: One Week Old Tokumbo Car With Engine Problem Please Help by chukel(m): 8:24am On Sep 13, 2020
Hehehehe. Its a GDI turbo. You are in.

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