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Sorry or late reply but sometimes I do not get notification of new posts.

Thanks a lot for your reply, and yes it was the distributor.

I paid 4000 Thb to change it and seems a bit expensive to me ?

Next time should I try the SAK garage on Theprasit ? Do you think his prices are good ? Many of you service your car at Thepprasit garage ?

If you want to buy spare parts around Pattaya, where to go ?

Thanks again.

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joedee, take the car back to the honda garage and confront the manager with their incompetence!

Absolutely show them the error of their ways, but I also don't remember seeing your thread in the motor forum? Next time OP post your problem there and someone will give an idea of what it might be and how much it should cost before you take it in. I just repaired a tranny that had a small leak that besides needing a new screen and fluid it had leaked out most of the fluid so it wouldn't shift, the previous owner thought it was major but it was only the new screen some fluid and 4 new O-rings on top of the tranny that seal off the cooler problem, having repaired it now, only 1200b problem solved..

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Not being very mechanically minded myself and running an older car which from time to time may develop a problem, i think the best policy is at first is to try and identify the problem by way of internet searches and or pick the knowledgeable brains of some of the members on TV or other forums, that way you can then go and investigate possible prices for any spare parts that you might need and then go and ask a couple of Thai mechanics how much to fit or do this? and then watch him do it (preferably where you live) so giving him less opportunity to pull the scam of it also needs this or that and because your cars with him, he has you by the nuts and can inflate the bill accordingly

+1 and ask for the parts back too even if you don't really know what you're looking at, that always catches them off guard and they watch themselves..

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joedee, take the car back to the honda garage and confront the manager with their incompetence!

yes, i felt like doing that straight away...however it would'nt benefit me showing him up in that way.

i will probably need to go there again at some point. they do treat me quite well there and i do have the personal

number of the guy who misdiagnosed. he has turned up at my house on 2 occasions to assist with a problem

in the past... mainly i just want people to know to get a second opinion on expensive repairs from honda..

Joedee they treat you quite well so they have your trust for when something potentially big like this pops up and you go for it hook line and sinker which to your credit for whatever reason you didn't. I'd never bring my car back there again and give them another bite at the bait..

The guy having your address and being to your house before though, is a bit alarming..

JFYI Even 45,000b for a used unit is expensive so they weren't cutting you any slack or giving you any respect..

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Mr Sakhda was praised on here once before ,so i used him ,very nice and competant guy ,he even made a house call ,found a very minor fault and only charged me 200 baht ,i doubled it.

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I have a small oil leak on my 20 year old Corolla Does anyone know if the Sak Garage in Jomtien is

still there or can recommend someone else in the area.

Thanks, Xlendi.

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Mr Sakhda is the best I have dealt with here, he will collect car or I just sit at his house next to the river and wait, If you call him he will come and meet people near croc farm and follow him home

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Mr Sakhda is the best I have dealt with here, he will collect car or I just sit at his house next to the river and wait, If you call him he will come and meet people near croc farm and follow him home

Not everyone has had the best experience with him. I've used him and although at the time I felt very good about the service, after a few months it seemed like what we paid him to do was not done correctly at all. I'm no mechanic so that's all I'll be saying on that. He does seem like a very nice guy none the less.

I'm still looking for another, well recommended mechanic and have yet to find one.

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ok thanks , I'll try him out , have a few other jobs which need doing also , let you

know when its all finsihed.

Xlendi.

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Mr Sakhda is the best I have dealt with here, he will collect car or I just sit at his house next to the river and wait, If you call him he will come and meet people near croc farm and follow him home

http://www.thaivisa....e/#entry5888433

Not everyone has had the best experience with him. I've used him and although at the time I felt very good about the service, after a few months it seemed like what we paid him to do was not done correctly at all. I'm no mechanic so that's all I'll be saying on that. He does seem like a very nice guy none the less.

I'm still looking for another, well recommended mechanic and have yet to find one.

If he can't come up to scratch I think you are in for a long search.

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Mr Sakhda is the best I have dealt with here, he will collect car or I just sit at his house next to the river and wait, If you call him he will come and meet people near croc farm and follow him home

http://www.thaivisa....e/#entry5888433

Not everyone has had the best experience with him. I've used him and although at the time I felt very good about the service, after a few months it seemed like what we paid him to do was not done correctly at all. I'm no mechanic so that's all I'll be saying on that. He does seem like a very nice guy none the less.

I'm still looking for another, well recommended mechanic and have yet to find one.

If he can't come up to scratch I think you are in for a long search.

Out of complete frustration I've gone out and bought a brand new car. Hopefully it will be at least a few more years till I need a good mechanic.

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Mr Sakhda is the best I have dealt with here, he will collect car or I just sit at his house next to the river and wait, If you call him he will come and meet people near croc farm and follow him home

http://www.thaivisa....e/#entry5888433

Not everyone has had the best experience with him. I've used him and although at the time I felt very good about the service, after a few months it seemed like what we paid him to do was not done correctly at all. I'm no mechanic so that's all I'll be saying on that. He does seem like a very nice guy none the less.

I'm still looking for another, well recommended mechanic and have yet to find one.

If he can't come up to scratch I think you are in for a long search.

Out of complete frustration I've gone out and bought a brand new car. Hopefully it will be at least a few more years till I need a good mechanic.

Haha, I did the same Jaymanbiggrin.png

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Back on Sakdha.... He did a bunch of work on our brakes and after the break light kept staying on so brought it back in to him and he made it go off and then a few months later it is always on again so the wife took it back into him today and he said it was due to low brake fluid level. Now not sure where the brake fluid is running off to cause that was one of the things he was sure to top up when he did all the prior brake work. In any case.. I'm still not 100% signed off on him yet and we have used him many times over the years. Just have no better alternatives.

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Hello,

Do you know if it's possible that the brake master cylinder, though not leaking, needs to be changed because the pedal course is too long ?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Master_cylinder

I was thinking that this part only needs to be changed when it leaks ?

Also, I would like to find a garage new one of the spare parts sellers on Sukhumvit to repair the car immediately without having to go and come back, do you think that it is possible ?

Thanks.

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