Ever tried a simple DIY then causing a major F**K UP! .... Share you stories

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Every DIY guy is a mechanic wannabe waiting for trouble i must say :biggrin: including myself...haha

I can say I been victim of simple jobs gone wrong many,many times....

Have you ever spent hours on fixing a major F*ck UP for something that should of taken 10mins to fix in the first place?

But we are a determined lot....never giving up even if it means sacrificing sleep, food & money....haha, To send to a workshop to mend our faults would mean to admit defeat!!

So why don't we share our experiences as a reminder for DIY newbies the hazards of DIY....:stoned:

I'll start with my story of a stupid F*ck Up that happened last night....

My Air cond fan has been acting up lately, it hasn't "kong" yet, just the occasionally it doest turn on when its suppose to....So I decided to check the relay and switch....the thing is I didnt actually know which relay/switch controlled it. So I started pulling out relays to see which would activate the fan...so eventually found it (i think it was it)....then I had the bright idea of jumping the relay socket to test the fan, so i jumped the relay socket without knowing which pins to jump (bcoz in my mind i said worst thing that could happen is burnt fuse) by using the "try try method".

When a "pop" sound came accompanied by smoke, all I could say was " Oh F*ck! I did it again". My whole A/C was dead along with the blower fan and A/C console lights....Upon inspection, my misdeeds had caused a wire under the engine fusebox to burn and split.....luckily it was only one wire and didn't contact the other wires.

So I had to take out the batter, remove the fuse box, reconnect the wire, tape everything back up, Install back again.....tested again...only to find out the A/C was still dead!....

This is when you need to chill, have a smoke:smokin: and take a breather to think....

After that quick break, I suddenly realized i haven't checked the indoor fusebox...
So I went to check only to see the diagram was written in Japanese...:banghead: , I was too lazy too pull out one by one to check....so that's where the miracle of the internet was a real time saver.....did a quick search found an english version...found the destroyed fuse, luckily having a spare one around...

Before the next test, said some prayers.....and PRESTO!!:rock: VICTORY!! everything was working fine again....

3 hours down the drain..

Moral of story...." If it ain't broke, DON'T fix it"
 

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No horror stories as your, as when it comes to car electrics.. I rather get ripped by the shop on the charges than fry my cars wiring.

Only problem I seem to have during EVERY DIY I do is... dropping screws/bolts/nuts.. sometimes dropping them into places where I cant retrieve. That sucks.

Also, recently tinted my headlamp lenses (glass), and I manage to drop it so it shattered.. good thing there is someone kind enough to give me a spare for free =D

As with most DIY's.. I find it good to have the internet by our side so you can look things up when you run into trouble.
 
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I know what you mean bro... Guys will always be guys yo... LONG LIVE DIYers!!!!
 

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theres not horror at all:rofl:


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changed radiator on evo4,didn clamp lower radiator hose probably.only notice temp high when aircond was hot.ended up changing whole cylinder head

install vafc on integra dc2,ended up check light came up
 

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forgot to put washer when tightening the oil sump bolt during DIY oil change, the same afternoon i noticed some oil dripping on my car porch floor , lo & behold, there i saw my washer lying on the floor, sent to workshop & the guy change my bolt to longer one, problem solve.

During DIY soundproofed my driver's door, put too much insuflex & end up fxxk up my door lock mechanism.
 

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nice thread here.

cant agree more with bro Excel. Drop a nut after servicing TB.. 20 mins job became 2 hours just to find that bloody thing.
 

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DIY gear console
Open the console box (the arm rest and handbrake whole thing) to change the bulb color of the gear console, just left with one screw after assembling everything back to its position end up the last screw dropped deep down that I have to take out everything again and squeeze my hand in the small gaps to retrieve back. Doing double job instead of one.

DIY aircond panel
Open the aircond panel to change the bulb color, too bad the aftermarket bulbs aren't 100% fit therefore have to do trial and error while tightening it at the aircond circuit board. Take out the panel, tighten the bulb and assemble it back to the socket.......repeated the process for more than 20 times to get each and every bulb working.

DIY cabin filter
Took a cutter to make a hole in the plastic where the blower is located, squeeze out almost every drop of my energy to cut out the shape (as the plastic is hard) for the cabin filter bracket to fit in, end up after a recent project the aircond blower already comes with a cabin filter!
 

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DIY changing fuel filter of Hyundai Getz.
Spend more than a day why can't start.
Long story short.
They didn't provide new O-rings. Had to use the old ones, which didn't came off from the old fuel filter and it was hiding.
 

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here are some of my DIY that more easier to be listed:smokin:

DIY oil change, but angle not cun when collecting the oil, oil spilled on the floor and my face.....

DIY changing IMP cross drilled and slotted rotors on hyundai getz, end up the fucking seller sell me not exactly for the getz, end up braking heavy vibrating when braking since it fit loosely and my rim cant tighten(tire nuts are too short after install since the middle cone of the rotor so thick, not like oem size)..complained to the seller end up he claimed the company cant change cause it been use dy....so i change back to stock rotor and rm6xx racing rotor become rusty metal in the store room...

DIY 1st time flushing radiator system of my honda eg, water stopper at the radiator is aged and need the white tape, put a lot of white tape at the stopper's thread like doing plumber work,still leaking, repeat few times,still leak, called mechanic friend, learned that not the thread need white tape, is the ring at the tip need white tape, put white tap to the plastic sealing ring,leaking no more.......2nd time,end up forgot to release the air , lucky got notice the water temp rised , shut it down directly, let it cooled and release the air....lucky no damage to engine.....

DIY changing evo 4 Cold start valve (bought a recond TB) .... wrong force, impatient and use the unsuitable screw driver caused the screw head loose.... lucky the whole recond TB are in good condition,. so just change whole.... but after changed, forgot the fit the throttle position sensor, and i got no short little screw driver, and a 8mm spanner(tight engine bay), so i reopen whole tb to adjust, but still cant since it is still not in position....open tb again, lucky got mark on old tps, follow back the mark, it is good to go.....whole process that can be done in one hour(open up water hose at cold start valve, sensors wires and nuts), i finished it almost 4 hours...damn

conclusion, DIY is a very risking and time consuming ( but save labour fees) way to go for your car if you dunno much car knowledge, however, the thing u learned during DIY will be imprinted on ur brain and priceless......just make sure carefully done and not harming ur car if can...
 

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Nice thread here..well not my DIY, my friend bought a set of new silicon wipers and would try to DIY to install. Ended up dint know how to install the wipers and rung me for help...caused me to roll on the floor laugh and kept saying wtf wiper u also duno how to change ar? Been driving car for more than freaking 10 years

My own DIY, not much problem so far coz simple DIY but often has not enough tools or dont have the suitable tool..so gotta improvise and waste more time
 

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To be frank most of my DIY will screw up somehow or another...

Ive given up DIY years ago....

Only interested in simple gardening DIY, nothing more complicated!

Each time my DIY task screwed up, i felt like im asking for the pain in the ess!

Rather ride a bicycle, a motorbike, or a... "you know who!"

hahahaa.....
 

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The things we would go through to save a couple of bucks...haha:rofl:

But I can say that, the knowledge you get from doing DIY can be really helpful when facing a breakdown...
I've faced 3-4 situations where I have avoided calling a tow truck by using simple DIY quick fixes to limp back to the workshop..

A true DIYer will always have his trusted toolbox inside the car...:biggrin:
 

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Nice thread here..well not my DIY, my friend bought a set of new silicon wipers and would try to DIY to install. Ended up dint know how to install the wipers and rung me for help...caused me to roll on the floor laugh and kept saying wtf wiper u also duno how to change ar? Been driving car for more than freaking 10 years
Typical car owner this. Same goes with changing to a spare wheel.. they have no clue.:stupid:

Only interested in simple gardening DIY, nothing more complicated!
:rofl::rofl:
 

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The things we would go through to save a couple of bucks...haha:rofl:

But I can say that, the knowledge you get from doing DIY can be really helpful when facing a breakdown...
I've faced 3-4 situations where I have avoided calling a tow truck by using simple DIY quick fixes to limp back to the workshop..

A true DIYer will always have his trusted toolbox inside the car...:biggrin:
"couple of bucks"?

Dude, DIY can save you hundreds! A brake pad change for example - Pads RM50 at the spare parts shop, DIY install and everything - FOC. At the shop it'll cost you minimally RM100. Then oil change RM30 workmanship is saved and you don't have to pay tax because of the workmanship, then getting the oil yourself means it's cheaper than buying off the workshop, oil filters cost RM8 instead of RM15, ATF change save a helluva lot too.

DIY is the way to go! Only time DIY isn't that easy is engine transplating. That's more of a DIT (do it together) and hopefully someone in your 'team' has a cherry picker.

:biggrin:

My own f-up was installing the calipers reversed, couldn't get any brake pedal feel because of air bubbles.

And the last time I cleaned the TB I took out the airbox (Myvi) and forgot to reinstall the vacuum hoses back in. Damn that was a lot of carbon coming out of the exhaust.
 

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First time do oil change on iswara after 12 yrs sent to workshop for routine maintenance. Simple enuf but guess what, overtightened drain plug. Noob mistake. Can't tighten plug, engine oil leaking out, hav 2 sent back to my trusty mechanic to fix prob. Rethread hole, now no leak. I think he's still smilin...
 

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First time do oil change on iswara after 12 yrs sent to workshop for routine maintenance. Simple enuf but guess what, overtightened drain plug. Noob mistake. Can't tighten plug, engine oil leaking out, hav 2 sent back to my trusty mechanic to fix prob. Rethread hole, now no leak. I think he's still smilin...
priceless :rofl:
 

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"couple of bucks"?

Dude, DIY can save you hundreds! A brake pad change for example - Pads RM50 at the spare parts shop, DIY install and everything - FOC. At the shop it'll cost you minimally RM100. Then oil change RM30 workmanship is saved and you don't have to pay tax because of the workmanship, then getting the oil yourself means it's cheaper than buying off the workshop, oil filters cost RM8 instead of RM15, ATF change save a helluva lot too.
I was being sarcastic la bro....:biggrin::biggrin:

3-4 times evading calling the tow truck already saved me about 1K...
...but now I am a AAM member already, so next breakdown call tow truck....free ma...haha

Anything to do with oil changes, I don't do myself due to environmental/cleanliness issues (too hassle to dispose the oil properly) and don't want to dirty my hands...haha. But I almost never buy parts/oil
from workshop, always buy at spare parts shop before going to workshop..
 
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Worst thing also happened to me. DIY install oil filter relocation kit. Maybe I did not clamp the hose properly and end up hose burst and oil been poured onto extractor while driving.

After a while, the oil got too hot and fired. my half of engine bay was on fired. Stop at road side and Im totally freaking out. Then a hiway support van stop by to help but the fire extinguisher was empty. What the heck he was carrying empty fire extinguisher?

SO what should I do? DO I have to watch my can burnt on fire? No, I have to do something. I've grab floor carpet and slam it on the fire. Luckily the fire off. My whole body was shaking. I might loose my car that time. Thank to god.

I think, that's the biggest diy mistake I ever did. I also fried an ecu becoz of wrong wiring.
 

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Worst thing also happened to me. DIY install oil filter relocation kit. Maybe I did not clamp the hose properly and end up hose burst and oil been poured onto extractor while driving.

After a while, the oil got too hot and fired. my half of engine bay was on fired. Stop at road side and Im totally freaking out. Then a hiway support van stop by to help but the fire extinguisher was empty. What the heck he was carrying empty fire extinguisher?

SO what should I do? DO I have to watch my can burnt on fire? No, I have to do something. I've grab floor carpet and slam it on the fire. Luckily the fire off. My whole body was shaking. I might loose my car that time. Thank to god.

I think, that's the biggest diy mistake I ever did. I also fried an ecu becoz of wrong wiring.
Wah lucky that u were able to put off the fire

The only thing we get from DIY which is priceless...The feel of an achievement! Well if not screw up until cannot be fixed la
 

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Can anyone recommend a good DIY shop?

Reasonably priced,

More variety...
What do u mean by DIY shop? Those like ACE hardware? I guess it really depends on what item u are looking for..coz some common hardware shops might already have what u r looking for, mayb with a slightly expensive price or even cheaper. But if you want "shopping" kind of DIY, so far I only know ACE and it's available in most famous shopping mall...many things to see inside except leng luis
 

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What do u mean by DIY shop? Those like ACE hardware? I guess it really depends on what item u are looking for..coz some common hardware shops might already have what u r looking for, mayb with a slightly expensive price or even cheaper. But if you want "shopping" kind of DIY, so far I only know ACE and it's available in most famous shopping mall...many things to see inside except leng luis
Thanks CV for your recommendation...

Will pay ACE Hardware a visit....

Not looking for anything in particular...

But will buy anything that i find it to be useful for me...:confused:
 

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Thanks CV for your recommendation...

Will pay ACE Hardware a visit....

Not looking for anything in particular...

But will buy anything that i find it to be useful for me...:confused:
Haha then u should go to ACE...it's like shopping inside and that's what I like to do sometimes. Many things to see except felixia yeap :smokin:
 

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Haha then u should go to ACE...it's like shopping inside and that's what I like to do sometimes. Many things to see except felixia yeap :smokin:
If you are looking for precision mechanic tools (dial gauges, torque wrenches, measuring special tools etc) then you need to go elsewhere. There's one small place near Ampang's little Korea called Techno Tools. It's not even a shop, it's one of those small offices upstairs of shoplots. Saying that, it's not the only place. Check out Lelong .com, there are quite a few places selling speciality tools.

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Worst thing also happened to me. DIY install oil filter relocation kit. Maybe I did not clamp the hose properly and end up hose burst and oil been poured onto extractor while driving.

After a while, the oil got too hot and fired. my half of engine bay was on fired. Stop at road side and Im totally freaking out. Then a hiway support van stop by to help but the fire extinguisher was empty. What the heck he was carrying empty fire extinguisher?

SO what should I do? DO I have to watch my can burnt on fire? No, I have to do something. I've grab floor carpet and slam it on the fire. Luckily the fire off. My whole body was shaking. I might loose my car that time. Thank to god.

I think, that's the biggest diy mistake I ever did. I also fried an ecu becoz of wrong wiring.
Brave man. But don't let this put you off DIY. Even if you sent it to a shop he could have made the same mistake. The beauty of DIY is you know you did a good job, with the best materials available, at the cheapest cost and with the best care possible (if it worked la, of course). I just changed my aircond belt yesterday, cost me RM28 at the spare parts shop and some soap to wash-off, that's all. The foreman wanted to charge me RM58 if I brought it to him. Just a simple thing, saved me half $ already. Also, saved me fuel and still having the comfort of my own home, with wife giving me drinks and food. :wavey:
 

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hmmm.. nice thread here..

my most f-up DIY is my head lamp

The goal : to get a nice set of head lamp.. since there's no body sells a nice 1..

i cut 3 holes on my original headlamp & planning to put a clear plastic on top of it.. or under it

but the shape of it prevent me to use any glue

so, my plan now is either :

1. use the original headlamp(i have a spare, just in case), or
2. cut my DIY headlamp & use is as a eye-lid

here's how it looks now



and this is how it supposed to be afterwards.. (sample pic)



so, i think it's not a f-up DIY afterall (yet) :biggrin:
 

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Thanks CV for your recommendation...

Will pay ACE Hardware a visit....

Not looking for anything in particular...

But will buy anything that i find it to be useful for me...:confused:

Yes, ACE is a good place to find rare parts. For a common parts, I just bought at nearby hardware shop.


Below is link for my DIY masterpiece. DIY ENGINE OVERHAULED.

DIY ENGINE OVERHAULED
 

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Yes, ACE is a good place to find rare parts. For a common parts, I just bought at nearby hardware shop.


Below is link for my DIY masterpiece. DIY ENGINE OVERHAULED.

DIY ENGINE OVERHAULED
Great job. Nothing like the satisfaction and the knowledge gained.

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hmmm.. nice thread here..

my most f-up DIY is my head lamp

The goal : to get a nice set of head lamp.. since there's no body sells a nice 1..

i cut 3 holes on my original headlamp & planning to put a clear plastic on top of it.. or under it

but the shape of it prevent me to use any glue

so, my plan now is either :

1. use the original headlamp(i have a spare, just in case), or
2. cut my DIY headlamp & use is as a eye-lid

here's how it looks now



and this is how it supposed to be afterwards.. (sample pic)



so, i think it's not a f-up DIY afterall (yet) :biggrin:

Haha, it's not an F-up. Just didn't come out as designed. Hehe. Still unique tho.:rofl:
 

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Hello, i'm nt new member or old just lazy to post in any forum. A so call simple DIY story cause me chains of F-up in my car.
Car Model: Kancil L5 EFJL (3 Cylinder -DOHC, 4-Speed, RHf3-Turbo)
Year:1997
Beginning of story:
My car is a 3rd-Hand owner car, where the 2nd-owner converted this 850cc kancil to current setup. But left EGR hose hanging in midair while dripping engine oil on the road(but sometimes it drip on the engine bay area n engine oil vapor smell entering air-conditioner vent than to car cockpit->its discomforting)
http://www.zerotohundred.com/newforums/attachment.php?attachmentid=457837&stc=1&d=1348195827[IMG]

[U]Middle of the Story[/U]
Than i decided do something like this DIY oil catch tank [IMG]http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6136/5931745867_f989e9337d_z.jpg
but with slight modification by inserting some cloth inside those catchment hose in order reduce the pressure to help prolong the oil catch tank:rolleyes:. Early result no more engine oil vapor smell in car cockpit:rofl: n afterwards blue exhaust smoke :smokin: (only that i realized backflow/backpressure/contraflow of the turbo oil cool into the engine intake :confused:)
The end result of my old RHf3-turbo sprayed throughout with engine oil :banghead:
http://www.zerotohundred.com/newforums/attachment.php?attachmentid=457838&stc=1&d=1348195827[IMGl]

[U]Conclusion[/U]
lead to buy a same rhf3-turbo from a chopshop/2nd-hand shop n first time DIY turbo change which took me 2D2N to settle the change n redirected the EGR-hose towards the intake something like this:
[IMG]http://i86.servimg.com/u/f86/12/96/81/50/i12.jpg[IMG]
Lesson learned :wavey:
 

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Never DIY early in the morning when u just woke up from ur bed...

You'll be surprised with the energy that u have during that groggy moment...over torque a stud bolt, leaving the break part inside...pfffttt
 

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drop a screw into d engine bay & end up buying a new 1.. hoho
 

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drop a screw into d engine bay & end up buying a new 1.. hoho
same like me...always drop a screw..

sometimes it would take me all day and nite to try and find it back!
was suppose to be an easy task... :banghead:
even when changing battery i will drop a screw.huhuhu!

i tink a few parts in my car is less one screw cuz couldnt find the same size anywhere to replace it.

The part without screw now as i remember:
door panel, meter, skirting.... :driver:
 

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1st time flushing my radiator. Open the hose clamp with plyer (not the screw type of hose clamp). Everythings goes fine until at time i want to install everythings back. Then notice that the hose clamp once u open, the radius will become smaller and the plyer gripping part become bigger. Now my pyler can reach it. Already 8pm. Walk to hardware shop almost 3km go n back and buy grip-plyer. Luckly the hardware shop uncle still not close his shop.
 

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haha.. read through all sifu comment make me feel like scary... my friend story. he tried to change his rim from 4 screws to 5 screws sport rim. he took off the back and done it nicely. we take a rest and smoke. after smoke we went for front rim. doing the first front rim we got an problem how we gonna fit that thing into a totally different type. so end up we use hammer to ham it and make it to fit in, ok all things done. now is time for the tyre to put in.after put in the tyre we saw that we forgot to put back the brake dics.. LOL and we open everything out and our screw driver was get killed while we doing just now. my friend keep screw it try to open back. end up all 4 screws broken, and changed the whole things. =.='' next time do things must think carefully.. keke
 

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Worst thing also happened to me. DIY install oil filter relocation kit. Maybe I did not clamp the hose properly and end up hose burst and oil been poured onto extractor while driving.

After a while, the oil got too hot and fired. my half of engine bay was on fired. Stop at road side and Im totally freaking out. Then a hiway support van stop by to help but the fire extinguisher was empty. What the heck he was carrying empty fire extinguisher?

SO what should I do? DO I have to watch my can burnt on fire? No, I have to do something. I've grab floor carpet and slam it on the fire. Luckily the fire off. My whole body was shaking. I might loose my car that time. Thank to god.

I think, that's the biggest diy mistake I ever did. I also fried an ecu becoz of wrong wiring.
wow!! really scary!!

1st DIY was repainting the hood, sand the hood like hell for 2 nights (not free at day) walah!! sanded everything, so happy!! then spray paint matte black. 5 mins later bubbles coming up, i say F(*& liao la!!! had to strip everything off and do again. it was late already so decided to do tmrw, install the hood back on. went to work next day, cruising highway 90+km/h suddenly hood fly open... freaking big truck on my back honking like crazy...straight d-signal and slow down let the hood drop on its own...zzz now the hood bent in the middle... decided to sent to ketuk one off when repaint whole car.

2nd DIY change signal bulb. easy job no? opened the cover for the signal and twisted the bulb.. cant take out... twist n' twist again.. the bulb come out... but the kaki rusted stuck inside. ok nvm, take out the whole signal light. (2x10mm nuts at the back inside the long plastic bumper *KE70*) my front lip made the space very unconvinient. ended up 1 nut dropped inside the lip... which was impossible to fit my hand inside:banghead::banghead::banghead:
 

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That day when I was DIY installing grounding cables..I was unscrewing the bolt to the alternator earth. As it was damn tight, my wrench broke :biggrin: made in china punya wrench
 

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Hehe.. this sure is an interesting read.

My 2nd story - I fitted calipers upside down resulting in super duper spongy brakes and really bad braking. After sitting down with a friend for hours troubleshooting and bleeding the damn brakes countless times we finally discovered the stupid mistake. Swapped the calipers left to right and vice versa and settle.

Now I can dismantle everything with my eyes closed. Lucky for me it wasn't an expensive lesson, could've crashed if the brakes failed.
 

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change spark plug cable..

put it wrongly.. no 1 put at no 4 cylinder.. and so on..

start engine.. couldn't start.. and a popping sound comes out of my exhaust.. haiya.. :banghead:

thank god nothing serious happen to my engine.. Alhamdulillah.. :biggrin:
 

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on recent long weekend, i was tempted to clean my throttle body. :idea:
while dismantling the whole thing, suddenly i faced a stuck up.
i didnt manage to take out the screw holding the IACV.furthermore i ruin the head thread (bunga) of the screw when using brutal force. :banghead:

but i just went on to spray/clean the throttle body without cleaning that IACV sensor.

anyone have an idea on how to take out a bad screw?? :confused:
 

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on recent long weekend, i was tempted to clean my throttle body. :idea:
while dismantling the whole thing, suddenly i faced a stuck up.
i didnt manage to take out the screw holding the IACV.furthermore i ruin the head thread (bunga) of the screw when using brutal force. :banghead:

but i just went on to spray/clean the throttle body without cleaning that IACV sensor.

anyone have an idea on how to take out a bad screw?? :confused:
I once saw a mechanic sprayed lubricant then knock the side of the body the screw is mounted on, gently. I guess it is to slightly dislodge the grip of the screw. Not so sure. Might work though?
 

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I once saw a mechanic sprayed lubricant then knock the side of the body the screw is mounted on, gently. I guess it is to slightly dislodge the grip of the screw. Not so sure. Might work though?
this i dun dare to try since the sensor is plastic.
guess i haf to bring it to my mech and get a good lecture 1st...hahahaha!
 

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on recent long weekend, i was tempted to clean my throttle body. :idea:
while dismantling the whole thing, suddenly i faced a stuck up.
i didnt manage to take out the screw holding the IACV.furthermore i ruin the head thread (bunga) of the screw when using brutal force. :banghead:

but i just went on to spray/clean the throttle body without cleaning that IACV sensor.

anyone have an idea on how to take out a bad screw?? :confused:
bro. try spray some WD40 and use grip pliers if and only if the space is big enough.
if the space is too small.. try use the long nose type.

i ruined alot of thread due to rust or over tighten. make sure it is a good quality grip pliers.
 

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this i dun dare to try since the sensor is plastic.
guess i haf to bring it to my mech and get a good lecture 1st...hahahaha!
Even though the body the mechanic knocked is metal, he just tapped it gently. To be safe bro, better let your mechanic do it haha
 

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Bought a cheap RM60 2 tonne jack from Giant. On the second use, wanted to change oil filter, during jacking on the front right side of the car, it collapsed and scratch the under carriage and door.

Cost me RM500 to get the car fixed and another RM450 to buy a proper hydraulic jack.

Till now, it's the most f**ked-up decision ever made in my life.
 

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Bought a cheap RM60 2 tonne jack from Giant. On the second use, wanted to change oil filter, during jacking on the front right side of the car, it collapsed and scratch the under carriage and door.

Cost me RM500 to get the car fixed and another RM450 to buy a proper hydraulic jack.

Till now, it's the most f**ked-up decision ever made in my life.
really ah? im also having the giant 2 tonne jack......dammit...
 

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Bought a cheap RM60 2 tonne jack from Giant. On the second use, wanted to change oil filter, during jacking on the front right side of the car, it collapsed and scratch the under carriage and door.

Cost me RM500 to get the car fixed and another RM450 to buy a proper hydraulic jack.

Till now, it's the most f**ked-up decision ever made in my life.
How did it collapse? Did anything break?
 

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that rm60 jack tends to suddenly loose pressure....

thats why even with expensive proper jack...always use stand when working under car....if got no stand then use wood block/brick or your rims to protect u from being pinned under the car...
 

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all jacks are for jacking only.. not for long use..

even the expensive ones tends to fail if use for a long time..

i think u can safely be under the jack for only 1 minute :wink:
 

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really ah? im also having the giant 2 tonne jack......dammit...
Contact this company : Mtis.com.my and get their jack la. Located in Klang. That Mechanic bigass jack is awesome! Been using since I started bigger DIY projects.

Not too expensive too. <RM400