Argh – The Pain!


This month been damn kau expensive ok.

First my Mom was here, so went on many trips, ate many nice foods, spent many monies. But that was ok.

Then got lawyer fees for something or other $2300..

Then a week ago…my car decided to fall apart.

The crankshaft pulley cover broke and the crankshaft pulley had a little spastic episode, during its temper tantrum it damaged my crank shaft beyond repair.

Plut it’s time for my Timing Belt to change aswell..

Sigh, so off I took my baby to the workshop.

Car Mechanic

Man it was a long ass list of things that had to be changed along with the Timing Belt and also to replace the Crankshaft..

Repair Bill

And the damage, wooh…SAKIT..

  • 2 rims repaired
  • Balanced and Aligned
  • New Oil
  • New Oil Filter
  • New Alternator Belt
  • New Air-cond Belt
  • New Timing Belt
  • New Crankshaft Pulley
  • New (Secondhand) Crankshaft
  • New Main Bearings
  • New Con-Rod Bearings
  • New Fly-wheel Oil Seal
  • New Engine Mountings
  • New Gear Box Mounting
  • Gear Oil Change
  • Overhauled Gasket

Total Bill

Ah well unavoidable I guess. When it rains it pours. Broke to the max now *sigh*




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12 Responses to Argh – The Pain!

  1. senbai February 26, 2006 at 4:50 pm #

    maybe you can go buy 4D for that number and get a wind fall…who knows 🙂

    if you win I get 50%, deal?

  2. Emily February 26, 2006 at 6:57 pm #

    How long have you been in Malaysia? It’s amusing to read your Manglish =D

  3. Beefstew February 27, 2006 at 2:05 am #


    you reconditioning your car ar?

  4. ShaolinTiger February 27, 2006 at 1:11 pm #

    senbai: Yah someone else suggested that too.

    Emily: Just passed 2 years, Feb 11th.

  5. Maverick SM February 27, 2006 at 10:31 pm #

    Sorry to hear that wallet-crashing time. Bet you now have a much safer car. Pay for safety – that’s the price! Best of luck and earned more spent less this month…

  6. Guan March 1, 2006 at 4:26 pm #

    Ouch! Car bills are always a pain but thank your stars you don’t have an auto tranny. A new or recon autobox and crankshaft would set you back even more! Must drive like a dream now….

    Btw, I enjoyed your Angkor Wat entries very much. Must show them to my wife and persuade her to go. Beer lao! 😉

  7. ChowFC March 1, 2006 at 10:22 pm #

    Maybe you shoul dhave gone to YS Khong and he might fit an ECU Management Unit too…….. Ha ha ha ha

  8. ShaolinTiger March 2, 2006 at 12:10 am #

    Maverick: Yah, I say better broke and safe than sorry 🙂

    Guan: Yah I know man, auto would have kicked my ass. Few more Angkor entries to come 🙂

    ChowFC: Zz another 1000 bucks LOL

  9. James March 5, 2006 at 8:27 pm #

    I think you got the ‘kwai lou’ price la… where got so expensive?

  10. moo_t March 6, 2006 at 10:17 pm #

    You just been robs.

    And what engine mounting? You just need new gasket!

  11. ShaolinTiger March 6, 2006 at 11:16 pm #

    James & moo_t: Didn’t know you two were trained mechanics? BTW I don’t drive a Kancil with a 660cc engine, I drive a GTi with a 1.8dohc mitsubishi 4g93 engine. And it was pretty cheap, timing belt change alone at Proton Edar is RM1200, the crankshaft was second hand. I’ll be sure to pop round your houses so you can fix it for me next time.

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