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Car Talk Board / Re: Your car: Then and Now
Last post by papa_boss - July 07, 2020, 09:38:07 AM
Then: Lancer GTi

Now: Civic

Now Now: Wala na. Hahaha! :lol:

Why: Because gift from the parentals. And then nag-Sharon Cuneta na :(
Oil and Lubrication / Re: Diesel Engine Oil for Euro...
Last post by Dr. Strange - June 05, 2020, 03:52:38 AM
I also think that the SAs are not well informed technically about the equipment in the newer models & they always have a safe answer. It's always "basta pang diesel". They seem to want to confuse us. Unfortunately, we have to accept it when our cars are under warranty.
The API oil rating seems to be the norm in our country with CI-4 or CI-4+ the most common & you'd have to make an effort to find CJ-4 oils. ACEA oil ratings, which are followed in Europe, seem to be more specific for the needs of the engine, I noticed. Also, in my car's manual, they seem to have it detailed as to what the requirements are, which mentions ACEA & not API. I hope an article can come out so people (meaning dealer SAs) can be better informed. Dealers should realize that it takes more than selling the car.
Well Maintained / Re: Excessive brake pedal trav...
Last post by Brent - June 03, 2020, 03:51:03 AM
The OEM brake hoses might be nearing their end of life. Rubber lines also wear out. That might address the spongy feel.
Oil and Lubrication / Re: Diesel Engine Oil for Euro...
Last post by Brent - June 03, 2020, 03:49:02 AM
Dealer SAs have really little knowledge on oils, which is really worrisome. Your understanding is correct. Using a proper oil will definitely go a long way for maintaining CRDi, DPF equipped vehicles. A lot of damage and failures are caused by using the wrong oil.

Sadly, at the dealer service level the front line is only concerned about sales incentives from their suppliers. They don't really care about your vehicle.
Oil and Lubrication / Diesel Engine Oil for Euro 4 E...
Last post by Dr. Strange - May 29, 2020, 07:18:05 AM
Good day all. I am a new member & this is my first post. Thank you for accepting me here & I hope we have a lively discussion about this topic.
With the introduction of Euro 4 Standards since 2017, I am aghast that dealers are still not familiar with what Euro 4 diesel engines require & what needs to be done to them in order to prevent premature breakdowns. I bought a Korean diesel early 2018 & have had them regularly serviced by my casa. With a lack of better things to do during this lockdown, I have been reading up on my car maintenance & was quite shocked to find out that the oil being used is not the proper oil for a diesel with a DP filter. For those who don't know, the DPF is a device that traps excess soot from the exhaust. A requirement to maintain the dpf health is to drive the car every 2 weeks at least 60 kph for 25 mins constant speed for a passive regeneration. Another requirement is the use of a low SAPS ACEA C2 or C3 motor oil (check manual). Failure to do both can result in the premature DPF clogging necessitating repairs & worst case scenario, Is a replacement costing at least 100k.
When I asked my SA about this, he said the oil is fully synthetic & for diesels engines. Most oils here are of the API standard CI-4 or CJ-4. What is surprising is, the requirement in the manual is for ACEA type oils & ACEA C2 or C3 which are low SAPS oils that are required for dpf equipped engines. Low SAPS oil has low residues that can delay the clogging of the filter & prolong the life of the dpf.
Even with the right oil, without the right maintenance, dpf problems can still occur, specially with the type of traffic we have & the driving style in the country where excessive idling is common.
Well Maintained / Excessive brake pedal travel o...
Last post by papa_k - May 04, 2020, 04:20:34 PM
Any suggestions on how to get that OEM pedal feel back for the brakes?
It's hella noisy and doesn't feel the same as it did when it ran on OEM pads and rotors.

So far, I've tried:

>having the whole system checked and cleaned lots of times
>resurfacing all rotors
>flushing and bleeding multiple times using different brake fluids

to no avail. The noise is still there, pedals are still spongy, and stopping power is only 30% at best. Basically it feels like all the components are nearing the end of their life, but visual inspection says otherwise.

Help?  :'( 
Car Talk Board / Re: Your car: Then and Now
Last post by papa_k - May 04, 2020, 03:38:06 PM
Then: Mazda3

Now: IS300

Why: Fickle palate. Everything sandwiched between the two stated was a circus.  :'(
Car Talk Board / Your car: Then and Now
Last post by Brent - May 04, 2020, 11:53:59 AM
What were you driving when you last posted here? What are you driving now?

Then: Civic

Now: Ranger

Why: Needed something that I can load stuff in for work. Ride height for floods.
Off Roading / Re: Questions on replacing Fly...
Last post by patt - August 19, 2019, 04:55:28 AM
CLAIRETSEB23 - Sorry sa super-super late na reply at ngayon ko lang nakita reply mo. Tama ka, inacetylene lang
               sabay pukpok nang mekaniko. No problem na. Salamat ha ! Patrick

GEARjunkie - Sorry for the extremely late reply, just saw both posts now. Clairetseb23`s reply was right on the
             money. But thanks for the reply anyway ! Patrick
Wheels and Tires / Re: WHEEL ADAPTER
Last post by Brent - March 30, 2019, 01:13:23 PM
Won't be easy to find. And usually unsafe to use lug pattern adapters for LCVs.
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