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Posted 25 April 2019 - 10:33 PM

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I think he meant driving his car into a longkang or something and claim total loss from his insurance? :D

 

 


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Posted 25 April 2019 - 10:39 PM

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I think he meant driving his car into a longkang or something and claim total loss from his insurance? :D

I'm completely mind blown.

Maybe I should claim insurance for my brain since it's blown now.
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Posted 25 April 2019 - 10:40 PM

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all the people i know driving lexus... car 200k+ mileage still good and running well....

but any idea of replacing whole engine in sg vs overhaul??

Bro, u wait for the next 2 days.. I asking my frd see whether Jipoon got any scrap car of the same model?
Will update u ASAP..
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Posted 25 April 2019 - 10:52 PM

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I think he meant driving his car into a longkang or something and claim total loss from his insurance? :D

TS car lost in Malaysia?

so sorry to help.😀

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Posted 25 April 2019 - 10:54 PM

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TS car lost in Malaysia?

so sorry to help.ð

Don't give ideas that will make all our insurance premiums go up because of fraudulent claims hor 😆
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Posted 25 April 2019 - 11:03 PM

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Don't give ideas that will make all our insurance premiums go up because of fraudulent claims hor ð

I didn't start it.

Can we claim against our own insurance for repair? I mean pay excess..spread the repair cost over next few years of increased premium. 😆

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Posted 25 April 2019 - 11:09 PM

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I know of a woman friend who drove over a rock big enough to kaput the engine base and the repair bill was hefty since all was done at agent.

Claimed insurance.
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Posted 25 April 2019 - 11:11 PM

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I didn't start it.

Can we claim against our own insurance for repair? I mean pay excess..spread the repair cost over next few years of increased premium. 😆

i guess not worth  [:p] if possible at all


Bro, u wait for the next 2 days.. I asking my frd see whether Jipoon got any scrap car of the same model?
Will update u ASAP..

okok,,, thanks,, all i can do is wait car is dead 



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Posted 25 April 2019 - 11:37 PM

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Seriously bro, my advice is one time pain and scrap it if overhaul is on the card.

Engine swap is an option but would need to pay silly money for xpert to rewrite the engine number, not to mention it is frowned by white ants.

There are just too many unwarrant risks involved.

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Posted 26 April 2019 - 12:06 AM

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I also serious..

only if you plan to renew coe otherwise scrap it. Cut the lost. You won't know in month times other problems might start to surface.
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Posted 26 April 2019 - 12:15 AM

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I also serious..

only if you plan to renew coe otherwise scrap it. Cut the lost. You won't know in month times other problems might start to surface.

Honestly with only 1.5 years left, I'll go with what many have suggested too, have to move on. Spending more than 5k for something that may involve even more significant repair work doesn't seem like a good choice. Do get a few more workshops to give you a second opinion but the honest ones will probably tell you to move on too.

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Posted 26 April 2019 - 08:52 AM

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all car will overheat including lexus.

 

esp a 8.5 year old car. ( esp if buy used)

(we assume the car got no overheat history or overhaul b4)

 

a small upper hose or lower hose slowly leak ( very common problem )

radiator fan stop work, esp at traffic jam.

 

normally over heat is very cheap and easy to fix, as long as the engine dun blow.

mean u see overheat u need to stop engine at once

 

normally b4 overheat your AC  will turn hot, 

 

a 8.5 years old car if engine blow, when ws quote u engine replacement

(normally its used engine , no 1 will quote u new engine unless AD )

 

and i would say no ws can give u an accurate quote on how much to repair/overhaul without even opening up the engine.

 

for ts case i feel if really 5-6k can fix the issue, its very cheap.

but take note, overhaul they need to skim your engine head, the compression will no longer be same.

even if operation is successful, high chance the car will feel differently, maybe less power, engine louder, consume oil n water faster.

 

no ws will give u money back guarantee for overhaul

(like u still need pay doctor money even if they cannot cure u )


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Posted 26 April 2019 - 08:52 AM

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FYI the term "engine blown" means the head gasket gave way and coolant entered some of the combustion chamber. As water cannot be compressed hence one cylinder shows nothing(means is flooded) and some others are weak (slightly flooded). Head gasket gave way is common wear and tear for ANY old car. Even for a 8.5 yo Lexus. Your comments shows how much you know about cars. I suspect this is your first car. Ppl change car after 5 years becos they dont want to deal with all these.

 

Although the head gasket kit cost little it's the cleaning up of the engine that requires a lot of labour. That is called engine overhaul, engine taken apart for cleaning cos coolant entered the combustion chambers and also mixed with the engine oil, it's a mess in there. You are mostly paying for labour. Ppl quoted you labour cost, parts prices have yet to factor in.

 

Engine overheat may cause damage to other parts and seals. If workshop is good they will replace all the seal kits in the engine. That's why it's a good practice to monitor your coolant and oil levels. The coolant temp on display is temperature at the radiator thermostat but not other areas of the cooling system. When it shows something is wrong it's too late.

 

The problem for you now is what to do next.  Coe prices will continue to rise in the coming months cos they already announce cutting quota. What you can do is either scrap the Lexus and lease a car first until signs of quota increase/coe prices decrease, you get a new car OR do the overhaul. Overhaul takes a lot of time. You also need to lease a car first. You are going to spend renewing coe or get another new/used car anyway. Question is where you are going to spend it on.

 

Good luck.


Edited by Watwheels, 26 April 2019 - 08:55 AM.

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Posted 26 April 2019 - 09:05 AM

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FYI the term "engine blown" means the head gasket gave way and coolant entered some of the combustion chamber. As water cannot be compressed hence one cylinder shows nothing(means is flooded) and some others are weak (slightly flooded). Head gasket gave way is common wear and tear for ANY old car. Even for a 8.5 yo Lexus. Your comments shows how much you know about cars. I suspect this is your first car. Ppl change car after 5 years becos they dont want to deal with all these.

Although the head gasket kit cost little it's the cleaning up of the engine that requires a lot of labour. That is called engine overhaul, engine taken apart for cleaning cos coolant entered the combustion chambers and also mixed with the engine oil, it's a mess in there. You are mostly paying for labour. Ppl quoted you labour cost, parts prices have yet to factor in.

Engine overheat may cause damage to other parts and seals. If workshop is good they will replace all the seal kits in the engine. That's why it's a good practice to monitor your coolant and oil levels. The coolant temp on display is temperature at the radiator thermostat but not other areas of the cooling system. When it shows something is wrong it's too late.

The problem for you now is what to do next. Coe prices will continue to rise in the coming months cos they already announce cutting quota. What you can do is either scrap the Lexus and lease a car first until signs of quota increase/coe prices decrease, you get a new car OR do the overhaul. Overhaul takes a lot of time. You also need to lease a car first. You are going to spend renewing coe or get another new/used car anyway. Question is where you are going to spend it on.

Good luck.

if regular maintenance 10 years shouldnt be a problem. your 5 years..not many here as wealthy as you.😀

issue is TS have no idea the maintenance history pior to his ownership.

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if regular maintenance 10 years shouldnt be a problem. your 5 years..not many here as wealthy as you.😀

issue is TS have no idea the maintenance history pior to his ownership.

 

Seals for either water or oil will not last forever. They are made of rubber. It degrades over time. More degrading if exposed to excessive heat.

 

For Japanese cars they like to use those steel radiator cap with rubber seals. That one every few years it's a must change/replace. Conti cars dont have. The plastic pressure cap is on the coolant reservoir. It has no rubber seal.

 

Oil leaks or Coolant leaks must be address quickly to prevent engine from overheating. Oil leak is slow still not so bad but coolant leak is a lot faster. Must fix the leak fast. Engine overheat has a ripple effect causing other parts/seals to fail earlier.

 

 

It's not about wealth but when it comes to moving parts, electrical hardness, seals and etc will degrade over time. Replacing them also require a lot of money and down time. New car not say no issue but at least you have less to deal with and less down time. What you are getting is newer technology and improved parts with reliability.


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Posted 26 April 2019 - 09:39 AM

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for ts case i feel if really 5-6k can fix the issue, its very cheap.

but take note, overhaul they need to skim your engine head, the compression will no longer be same.

even if operation is successful, high chance the car will feel differently, maybe less power, engine louder, consume oil n water faster.

 

 

I feel the same like you that the $5k bill is not expensive....relative compare with 3.5L V6 road tax annually cost over $3000  alone already. 


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Seriously bro, my advice is one time pain and scrap it if overhaul is on the card.

Engine swap is an option but would need to pay silly money for xpert to rewrite the engine number, not to mention it is frowned by white ants.

There are just too many unwarrant risks involved.

Legal replacing of Engine is allow by LTA but must meet their rules and requirements.


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Posted 26 April 2019 - 10:58 AM

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You can replace with a good 2nd hand engine and renew the COE for next 10 years using the April PQP.

 

If not, just get a black Vios.  It is much lighter on the wallet and zippy on the street, and more importantly - much more reliable than a Lexus GS  :D



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You can replace with a good 2nd hand engine and renew the COE for next 10 years using the April PQP.

 

If not, just get a black Vios.  It is much lighter on the wallet and zippy on the street, and more importantly - much more reliable than a Lexus GS  :D

the feeling of driving a gs450 and a vios is sky and heaven leh .

 

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i guess not worth [:p] if possible at all

okok,,, thanks,, all i can do is wait car is dead


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