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lbn
19-06-2009, 11:04 PM
Anyone who knows a reliable shop servicing car radiator in Subang Jaya? Lately my 14 year old car is experiencing water loss in the radiator reservoir and the water in the container is very rusty. Have to top up water every day. Appreciate your input. Thank you. :)

bslee
20-06-2009, 12:44 AM
Anyone who knows a reliable shop servicing car radiator in Subang Jaya? Lately my 14 year old car is experiencing water loss in the radiator reservoir and the water in the container is very rusty. Have to top up water every day. Appreciate your input. Thank you. :)

There's a radiator and heat exchanger product shop at Jalan Pjs 11/24 Sunway. Can't recall the name but the shop front has a display of their radiator products. You'd still require a mechanic to dismantle and reinstall the new radiator. Please get him to ascertain the radiator is faulty and not other parts resulting in coolant loss. Bad water pump, leaky hoses and joints all can be causes after so many years.No car should be without approved coolant additive for prolonged protection against rust and corrosion.

peterkkchong
20-06-2009, 10:44 AM
Anyone who knows a reliable shop servicing car radiator in Subang Jaya? Lately my 14 year old car is experiencing water loss in the radiator reservoir and the water in the container is very rusty. Have to top up water every day. Appreciate your input. Thank you. :)


i have send my car to a specialist radiator service at SS19 work shop area 3 years ago. I cant tell which shop, but you can identify the shop with its radiators stock (new & used), sometime they does the repair service at the back lane.

CCY
20-06-2009, 02:21 PM
Anyone who knows a reliable shop servicing car radiator in Subang Jaya? Lately my 14 year old car is experiencing water loss in the radiator reservoir and the water in the container is very rusty. Have to top up water every day. Appreciate your input. Thank you. :)

Have you change the radiator cap before....? I've solve a few car by just replacing that cap.
Sometimes it is just that the rubber pressure seal on the cap proper is broken/harden and thus water boils n evaporates from there. The sign of this is usually having to refill the spare tank every other day. A replacement for that cost you less than rm10 . Just go to the spare parts shop and buy a replacement of the same pressure rating ,which is shown , mark , on the cap and fix it yourself......before committing to some `other expensive repair.

Another likely place is the water pump seal that may have worn of after these long years. This you have to get to the mechanic.

bslee
20-06-2009, 02:44 PM
Another likely place is the water pump seal that may have worn of after these long years. This you have to get to the mechanic.

In Japanese vintage cars (say about 30 years ago) water pump seal can be replaced but from 80's onwards, one must renew the pump complete, no pump repair. Yes, you'd need a mechanic to do the replacement. DIY is always possible if one got the right tools.

lbn
20-06-2009, 06:25 PM
Thank you for all the inputs. I went to SS19 and found the shop - YM Radiator Specialist, 60, Jln SS19/7. They serviced my radiator and replaced the cap. Later found the pipe connecting the head to the cylinder block broken and replaced it. The total damage came to RM290 with a bottle of coolant thrown in. Took 2 hours to get the job done. Job well done. :)

bslee
20-06-2009, 08:38 PM
Thank you for all the inputs. I went to SS19 and found the shop - YM Radiator Specialist, 60, Jln SS19/7. They serviced my radiator and replaced the cap. Later found the pipe connecting the head to the cylinder block broken and replaced it. The total damage came to RM290 with a bottle of coolant thrown in. Took 2 hours to get the job done. Job well done. :)

Goody you've solved your problem. Don't forget to periodically replace the coolant. Note that radiator coolant is HIGHLY POISONOUS and not to leave puddles of it around. It contains ethylene glycol and an industrial hazard.