Sunday, July 19, 2009

Motoroil pricing in Brunei

Non standard pricing of Shell Motor oil in Brunei.

Rimulax (fully synthetic) for diesel

Tasmin Sengkurong - BND71.50=>BN68 (L) after discount
Shop at Gadong - BND76
Stesen minyak Tanjong Nangka - BND71
Stesen minyak Telisai - BND63
Stesen minyak Keriam - BND60(L), NA(S) - so far the cheapest
Stesen minyak Kiarong (TAIB) - BND71 => BND66 (L) after discount

Helix (fully synthetic) for non-diesel

Tasmin Sengkurong - BND69
Shop at Gadong - BNDxx
Stesen minyak Tanjong Nangka - BNDxx
Stesen minyak Telisai - BNDxx
Stesen minyak Keriam - BND59 (L), BND18 (S)
Stesen minyak Kiarong (TAIB) - BNDxx

Servicing done at N-Tasmin Sengkurong
Location of the shop

First service after overhaul -- 247,500 km

BT9996 - Nissan patrol aircond - Servicing at Alex Aircond Shop at Gadong (Siring Kdai Gincu)

Aircon Nissan Patrol - Servicing at Alex Aircon shop at Gadong
19th July 2009: Problem with the aircon - when switch on, initially cold but in a while started to become warm. Technician confirmed there is no leak in the system - recommend to do service, replace front and back actuators and replace dryer. This is the second Nissan patrol that he serviced which shows similar problem.

Location of the shop in Gadong - Alex's shop siring kdai c-Gincu

via google map -

Some pictures during the servicing

Cost B$360

Saturday, July 11, 2009

BT9996 - replacement Nissan stock to Ironman suspension system at Wheeler Mengalait

Suspension system: Shock absorber + spring + steering damper

Recommendation from several close family and friends - Ironman brand at Wheeler Spare part in Mengalait, Brunei.
Took us nearly 1 hour trying to find the place -- we drove by in-front of the shop 3 times and did not notice the shop - the signboard atu luan small, already ku mentioned to Sean - ketawa saja ia.

Location of shop

via google:

Picture of shock absorber

further information about the products:
shock absorber

Front Suspension:
Foam Cell - Part Number: 24091FE
Coil Spring Performance - Part Number: NISS009C

steering damper
Foam Cell Pre 2/2000 - Part Number:3511

Rear suspension
Foam Cell - Part Number: 24094FE
Coil Spring Performance - Part Number: NISS010C

Cost (BND2,150)

Saturday, June 6, 2009

BT9996 - Second general overhaul

Due to inexperience "approved" LTD workshop in Lambak, I have to bring my car to a small local place (Abon's place) in Kiarong. I have to wait for 2 months for my turn and now the car is back on the road.

Early diagnose by Abon:
He managed to start the car for a few seconds before the engine died. He informed me the engine is not properly built. This is nothing to do with electrical system/alarm.

Location here in google map
note: Abon moved to new location -

Pictures - bad workmanship from previous workshop! you can still see dirt on the engine.

27/06/2009: Abon managed to start the car after overhaul - one kick aje. Look at the stuff that I have to replace for the second time -- more or less the same amount with the first workshop. But this time, I have to replace radiator, glow plugs (not sure why the first workshop not replacing this.. buleh buat polis report nie.), tensioner, water pump, added piston liner (already loose in the first job), etc etc etc... so next time if you want to do overhaul, you know where NOT to go to...

Here is the parts that I have to replace.

Glow plug not changed in the first overhaul. This is how Nissan glow plug looks like at 225,000 km.

This is how Nissan Patrol timing chain looks like at 225,000km - still looks good..

This is how belt tensioner looks like, I replaced the bottom part at 100,000 km when replacing the rubber belts. It cost me around $300, I suggest you replace the whole lot which cost you ~$400.

This is how Nissan Patrol water pump looks at 225,000km.