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Posted 04 May 2009 - 02:25 PM

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 03:41 PM

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Replacement of condensor expensive?

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 11:10 PM

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Hm , i don know how old is my condenser.

But as a whole , my car is quiet well kept. Since taking over from my cousin, get to redo up the whole car. Engine oil change, brake pad change etc etc .......But just recently change my air con filter located on the front row passenger sit. I always change my engine oil when it hit 5K. Japan made car is RELIABLE. It is going to hit 200k on my ODEO. Stil i think it beat most of the 2nd hand car out there.

Since then , the fan power is super , even i turn on the 1st level , the fan power is good. Used to turn to Level 2, but the fan speed kept diminishing since i took over the vehicle a yr ago. Then i decide to change my air con filter, stop short of asking him to check on my air con issue. Becos he will get somone to dignose the air con issue.

My workshop i am using now is more specialise in doing ENGINE. The car mechanic is a nice and honest chap, but as you know these repair shop always have their knife sharpened. The boss is really the BAD GUY. I have told the mechanic that i go back to his shop becos of HIS service.

Any one who can recommend a good air con mechanic ?

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 11:30 PM

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200k and still going strong...impressive.
Which car are you driving?

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Posted 05 May 2009 - 08:40 AM

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Posted 02 June 2009 - 10:00 AM

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Guys, just to remind you all that if you have any air-con issues, just need to go to either Tomika (Ubi) or Mark Cool (Woodlands) as they are the air-con specialist.

Don't go to those car repair workshop like River View Auto as I have went to them on my air-con problem, they do not know how to resolve the problem but tell me a lot of nonsense reason like manufacturer design and it is like that.

At least, Tomika and Mark Cool offer me a solution to my problem so if you are not specialized in car air-con then just tell customer that you do not know how to do instead of giving me tons of reasons to cover up that you do not know how to do. thumbsdown.gif

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Posted 02 June 2009 - 12:56 PM

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Guys, just to remind you all that if you have any air-con issues, just need to go to either Tomika (Ubi) or Mark Cool (Woodlands) as they are the air-con specialist.

Don't go to those car repair workshop like River View Auto as I have went to them on my air-con problem, they do not know how to resolve the problem but tell me a lot of nonsense reason like manufacturer design and it is like that.

At least, Tomika and Mark Cool offer me a solution to my problem so if you are not specialized in car air-con then just tell customer that you do not know how to do instead of giving me tons of reasons to cover up that you do not know how to do. thumbsdown.gif


how you know the 'experts' at riverview lie to you?


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Posted 02 June 2009 - 01:18 PM

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how you know the 'experts' at riverview lie to you?


If it is manufacturer's design then why the other two air-con specialist workshop would have mentioned the same thing as they are doing automotive air-con many years.

Take note that River View Auto is normal car maintenance workshop and not specialized in automotive air-con so you should know who I should trust.

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Posted 02 June 2009 - 05:36 PM

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Posted 02 June 2009 - 05:45 PM

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is markcool or tomiko better? price i can pay a bit more but i dun want to let these 2 shops chop carrot leh.....any recommendations?

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Posted 02 June 2009 - 11:11 PM

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is markcool or tomiko better? price i can pay a bit more but i dun want to let these 2 shops chop carrot leh.....any recommendations?


Tomika will be better as they dun chop carrot but prefer to have many returned customer, one of the member here has also mentioned that he got a better pricing at Tomika to get his air-con components replaced compared to other workshops.

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Posted 16 September 2009 - 11:06 PM

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Ok.... my turn to have aircon problems.

Mine, you can hear the compressor kicking in & out rapidly frequently. (Loud tack, tack toggling back & forth). Then it might stop for a while after driving for abit, then the rapid switching occurs agin.

Another symptom is that the aircon get really colder than normal and it also has a sourish smell to it.

Any one has any idea what could be the problem?

Thanks




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Posted 16 September 2009 - 11:21 PM

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sourish smell is related to the air con filter and also the air refreshener u put inside
change ur air con filter,
remove all traces of smell emitting items
put charcoal jelly in ur ride.
park under hot sun for two hours ...
80% at least, of the odours will be gone...

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Posted 16 September 2009 - 11:25 PM

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But the smell only occurs when the aircon goes crazily cold (suspect the compressor stuck at on position).

When it behaves normally (periodic compressor switching) , then there is no smell.

Besides, I just changed my filter 2 months or so ago. I normally do a full service once every 50K kms. (flush the compessor oil + refill, fill gas)

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Posted 16 September 2009 - 11:37 PM

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Sourish smell is most likely due to leaking refrigerant.
You may like to have checks on your evaporator.. that is the most common source.

I had similar cut-ins, cut-outs before..
It was due to a 'gapping' issue at the compressor. Removed a washer and it was fixed.

Good luck with your fix. thumbsup.gif
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Posted 16 January 2010 - 04:25 PM

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Tomika will be better as they dun chop carrot but prefer to have many returned customer, one of the member here has also mentioned that he got a better pricing at Tomika to get his air-con components replaced compared to other workshops.



Just send my car to tomiko for air con repair. was very impressed as they are very experienced. just nice the boss was there and one look he know the problem. save me time and importantly $$$. RElay is the problem and took them 5minutes and only $40+ for a denso relay replacement. one very satisfied customer. cool.gif
Befoer i went to tomiko, went to another general workshop (inside SPC station). the mechanic quoto me $450 to flush my aircon system saying its choke, blah,blah, blah......thinking i big carrot...
give them a excuse and quickly drive off...

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Posted 16 January 2010 - 04:28 PM

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Just send my car to tomiko for air con repair. was very impressed as they are very experienced. just nice the boss was there and one look he know the problem. save me time and importantly $$$. RElay is the problem and took them 5minutes and only $40+ for a denso relay replacement. one very satisfied customer. cool.gif
Befoer i went to tomiko, went to another general workshop (inside SPC station). the mechanic quoto me $450 to flush my aircon system saying its choke, blah,blah, blah......thinking i big carrot...
give them a excuse and quickly drive off...


You went to the one at bukit merah or ubi? Who is the boss?


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Posted 16 January 2010 - 05:22 PM

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Hi Bro care to share Tomika @ Ubi full address?

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Posted 17 January 2010 - 11:02 AM

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their address can be found at sgcarmart.

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Posted 17 January 2010 - 12:57 PM

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can try woodlands got this big aircon workshop mc...something cant rem


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