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Well Maintained / Re: car loosing power when i turn the headlight
« Last post by Brent on July 16, 2017, 01:06:46 AM »
sir ok na salamat. mukhang connector ng radiator sir na corroded spray ko ng contact cleaner, mukhang dun nag ka problema sir umiinit siguro tas kumakain ng malakas na power.

Good to know. Good thing nakuha sa contact cleaner and the problem didn't become as bad as a fire or something.
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Well Maintained / Re: car loosing power when i turn the headlight
« Last post by clockslave84 on July 13, 2017, 10:05:22 PM »
radiator fan i mean ung dalawa sir.
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Well Maintained / Re: car loosing power when i turn the headlight
« Last post by clockslave84 on July 13, 2017, 10:03:03 PM »
sir ok na salamat. mukhang connector ng radiator sir na corroded spray ko ng contact cleaner, mukhang dun nag ka problema sir umiinit siguro tas kumakain ng malakas na power.
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Well Maintained / Re: Honda CRV 2003 AT losing power when driving
« Last post by dhome1105 on July 07, 2017, 12:45:03 PM »
After a few kilometers from home, it happened again. engine losing power. Had to stop, because D is blinking. had to shut down engine and restart to make it move again. One time on traffic, I was on Park, then when I had to move again the car wont move. I had to shutdown the engine and start it again to move. And because I did my research, I came to a possible conclusion that they put in wrong ATF, people in the internet say always use HONDA ATF, so I took a leave from work and immediately went to honda to have the ATF flushed. On my way to honda, I filled the gas to almost full. They used 6 liters of HONDA ATF DW-1, according to my research, CRV needs HONDA ATF-Z1 but it has been phased out and its safe to use DW1. Before I left honda, we test drove it and it works! no more problem. This time I drove for like 5kms to be sure. I also purchased a new battery before going back to work.

After work around 4PM, I said to my wife I need to be sure this is really fixed. So I went to a mall, drove around 5kms of city traffic, then went to expressway. I didnt went 100kph, I only went from 70-80kph, varying my speed according to my research this is how you break in a car. in total I drove around 8-10kms city, and around 120kms expressway.  I didnt have a problem other than the N sometimes does not illumiate. When I was a few meters from home it came back!! I lost power for a second and power immediately came back. I got worried. The next day same thing happened again but this time its like what happened before. I had to stop, because D is blinking and car wont move.

Because of my sudden interest in cars, specially my car. I purchased a bluetooth OBD2 reader. I just checked it today and it doesnt throw me any error. I have no idea what the numbers say so if you there is something you want to know, please tell me and I will post a screenshot of the torque app.

Now I am just waiting for my mechanic to call. He is in the hospital right now because his son was sick. While waiting, here I am again doing some research..

Sorry if this was too long, I am just trying to be as detailed as possible so anyone who would like to offer their help will know the story. I set some text to bold for some high lights to what happened.
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Well Maintained / Honda CRV 2003 AT losing power when driving
« Last post by dhome1105 on July 07, 2017, 12:42:51 PM »
I have a 2003 Honda CRV AT which is having a acceleration problem. I'll try to be detailed as I can about what happened and I may get some technical things wrong because I am not really into fixing cars.

I bought the car from my brother knowing it over heated before. I got it knowing it was fixed before and if it still fails, I will just buy a new engine and replace it. I thought it would be that simple.

So after using the car for a while, I notice that the engine is losing so much engine oil without any trace of dripping at my garage. I got worried that internally it may screw things up. I also notice a bit of mud like stuff in the radiator cap. So I went to a mechanic, told him the problem and insisted that I will just get a surplus engine and replace it and so I bought an engine, he put it in but to our dismay we got a bad engine so as per my mechanics advice we just went and brought it back and have our cash refunded. Also, there was a check engine light. The seller said, the mechanic did not adjust (something in) the transmission thats why it making that weird noise. But we still returned it back. The mechanic said he can fix the engine and I trusted him because the way he said it was he was so sure he can fix it.

What he did was went to a machine shop, made the cylinder wider, and inserted a sleeve. Mechanic's reason is that one of the cylinder went oblong because the previous mechanic used an oversized piston ring and just cut it short to fit. He showed that to me. Also, the top of cylinder block (not sure of the term here) was machine shoped so it will be straight flat.

He asked us to buy new engine oil (top 1 brand full synthetic, forgot the spec), new ATF (Top 1 DM-3) and coolant. After all was done, there was still a check engine light, he said he doesnt have a diagnosing tool so we went to his friend mechanic to have it checked. So we went, but along the way, we notice that the car sometimes loses power while running. What I mean by that is that when we are running around 30-50kmh the engine will just rev. Its like stepping on gas pedal in neutral. Also he had problems going to reverse gear. He asked his helper if he put in all the ATF and the helper said yes. Sometimes we had to stop, turn off the engine and start again to make it work again. D also blinks. We checked the ATF and saw that its almost empty. We stopped by a shell gas station and filled it with Shell ATF, again I am not sure what that is (I know I am being stupid here by just trusting the mechanic). And so we went to the mechanics friend who has a diagnosing tool. I am not sure but I think the check engine said it was valve timing problem,again not sure just trusting the mechanic. He went back to his shop and tried to fix it. I called the next day and he said the reverse problem was just a wiring problem and it was fixed. However, he cant figure out the problem with the transmission so he went to another known guy here at our place to have it fixed.

So he brought the car to this shop, this guy has all the tools, lifts etc and is well known as a good  mechanic at our city. During this time I started researching online. I called them and asked things I have no idea before. I asked if they checked the fuel injectors, MAF Sensors, spark plugs, the solenoid in the trasmission? Said all was good. after a few days, they said its fixed. I asked if they did something in the transmission, they said no. he said the timing was wrong. So I test drive it for about 3kms and all was good. During this time I am feeling happy. However he said that battery is dead which I am already expecting. True enough the batter was dead the following day so I borrowed a battery to drive the car.

..to be continued.
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Well Maintained / Re: Rear Window Defogger Repair
« Last post by kaskasero on July 02, 2017, 05:40:50 AM »
i've seen some permatex branded products locally, so i think this might be available.

as per usual, stores will have staff that can tell you they can do it. they will scratch their head afterwards because they didn't fix it and will give you excuses. better to diy.

hahaha yeah that's how it usually goes
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Well Maintained / Re: car loosing power when i turn the headlight
« Last post by Brent on July 01, 2017, 10:30:00 AM »
After fixing the grounding or the problem just got worse?
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Well Maintained / Re: Rear Window Defogger Repair
« Last post by downtown on July 01, 2017, 10:29:01 AM »
Are there shops in Manila that sell this and have staff that could apply it properly?

Rear Window Defogger Repair Kit
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000ALBZJY

i've seen some permatex branded products locally, so i think this might be available.

as per usual, stores will have staff that can tell you they can do it. they will scratch their head afterwards because they didn't fix it and will give you excuses. better to diy.
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Well Maintained / Rear Window Defogger Repair
« Last post by kaskasero on June 30, 2017, 01:33:51 PM »
Are there shops in Manila that sell this and have staff that could apply it properly?

Rear Window Defogger Repair Kit
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000ALBZJY
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Well Maintained / Re: car loosing power when i turn the headlight
« Last post by clockslave84 on June 27, 2017, 02:51:49 PM »
ok piir brent ngayun medyu lumala namatay makina
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