After I went to Batu Caves for Thaipusam…my car broke down on the way back, it actually seized up..
I smelt burning.
I wondered?! Then I noticed the temperature was rather high, oh dear….the coolant was topped up which means there was a problem with the cooling system.
I managed to get the car home, and to the mechanics the next day. But by then the Head Gasket had blown and the oil was leaking out of the seals..
Turns out the stupid water pump failed!
Oh dear indeed.
I was planning an overall anyway…but the gasket was unexpected, as I had just ordered new tyres (mine were condemned already, Sepang finished them off I think).
Plus I was planning to overhaul anyway (port and polish etc) as my car just passed the 100,000km mark!
So I added a couple of extras…
Anyway as my mechanic would say, the damage was rather ‘heavy’.
ENGINE OIL Q8 F1 – RM184.00
OIL FILTER – RM18.00
HEAD GASKET 0.4mm HEGAMI METAL (JPN) – RM350.00
K&N AIR FILTER – RM320.00
SPARK PLUG NGK IRIWAY NO.7 – RM230.00
TO SKIM CYCLINDER HEAD – RM80.00
TOP OVERHAUL GASKET SET& OIL SEALS – RM100.00
WATER PUMP – RM160.00
RADIATOR COOLANT – RM60.00
EXHAUST MANIFOLD (FOR MIVEC) USED – RM150.00
PORT AND POLISH INLET AND EXHAUST – RM400.00
SERVICE INJECTOR – RM180.00
OIL CAP SEALS – RM8.00
MACHINE GRIND VALVE INLET AND EXHAUST – RM300.00
STAINLESS EXHAUST FROM MANIFOLD TO BACK BOX – RM1200.00
LABOUR TO TOP OVERHAUL AND REPLACE WATER PUMP – RM200.00
PIRELLI TYRE 195/55/16 – RM1,120.00
WHEEL ALIGNMENT FRONT AND REAR RM25.00
CAMBER – RM25.00
TOTAL – RM5,110.00
Maggi for next 3 months I think.
Sorry update was late today, had mega meetings, and no car yet..
Car is ready tonight, can’t wait to hear the engine, should sound like brand new, w00t!
It better do anyway..for that much money can almost buy a Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 VR!