a french-trained doctor for buruk

My dad told me to call my uncle to ask for help to fix Buruk as he knows many good mechanics in town. Buruk still couldn’t move, so my uncle said he would come over with his son Faiz to have a look at it.

Faiz is an automotive student at Malaysia France Institute. Cars are his playthings, especially French ones like Renault and Peugeot. He’s also the person to look for if you want your Kancil to run at 200km/hour till the meter can’t turn anymore.


Buruk’s total body. Now I know how a total body looks like. Not sexy.

Hang on, just got an e-mail from my dad.

“It’s called the THROTTLE BODY and not the total body.”

Kahkahkahhh!!! *Gelak guling-guling*

No wonder it’s not sexy :-D

Anyway, back to the throttle body’s photo. See that round thing with a flap? That was where the problem lied. Remember what the insurance guy told me on Sunday? If the inside of the throttle body is dirty, the flap can’t close properly.

Why?

Because when you rev your engine, the flap opens/closes like a window so that air can go in. Before going into the throttle body, the air has to go through an air filter. An air filter’s job is to ensure only clean air goes into the throttle body. Dirty air filter = Dirty air going into throttle body = Dirt inside throttle body = Engine starts and dies immediately.

Wanna see how Buruk’s air filter looked like?


Sangatlah berkepam! Almost the same color as the exhaust!

So what to do?


Step 1: Wipe clean the inside of Buruk’s throttle body. The sponge turned from yellow to black in one wipe!


Step 2: Change the air filter. Compare that with the old one. Like yin and yang.

Cost of an air filter? RM 12.

Having Buruk at full working condition? Priceless.

We took Buruk out for a test run and everything seemed to be working fine. Hopefully he stays healthy, at least until Dobby comes.

In the mean time, somewhere in Melaka...


...my parents went to test drive Dobby’s clan!

They went to the showroom to see the first batch coming down from the lorry and get behind the steering wheel. Dobby’s legal owner (my dad) was happy with the car’s look and feel, which in turn made me happy.

I’ve confirmed my color choice. Of course it’s NOT silver ;-)

14 comments:

Erin said...

Hi dobby! Take 1st batch laa...hehe

JaJa'Z said...

OMG!!!

lawanya keta tu...tak sabar nak tumpang naik sambil otw gi makan paellaaaaaa...Cepat la cik Dobby sampai...

cik selamah kundang said...

biru ke?

Mamamya said...

yeahhh...kete dah smpi ker? ni yg buat x sabo nak pi KL nih....

p/s: akak nak my marron5 kat umah ni b'gerak pantas 200/kmj lah.... :D wakakaka....kompom terbang kan..berterabur enjin bagai....!!

dieya said...

erin,
dobby says hi back! sedang berusaha to get 1st batch. can't wait!

k jaja,
jom! dobby sampai je nanti k jaja dtg kl kay! kita makan paella.. ella.. ella.. ella..

cik selamah,
bingo!

k lieya,
jom! lepas makan paella ngan k jaja, kita makan steak pulak!
wahhh... kalu maroon5 lari laju gitu confirm dobby pun cium asap je laa :-D

PatinPasta said...

Dieya,
Haiyo.. amma. appa! (macam Kak Tek) Tak pernah tuko air filter ka tuh? Patut la si Buruk meroyan sekejap. :D

And I bet you will only tell Dobby's color when you're behind its steering wheel, eh? Haish! Can't wait! :D

Kak Nora said...

You sound just like my mechanic when I take my car for servicing. He will blah, blah, about the parts of engine,system and all..which I'm forced to listen. So now at least I know one reason why cars merajuk!Not too late to wish you 'Good Luck, girl' in your new job.

-farahsu- said...

ko lupa something la nadiah...gambo mechanic...manenyeh? :D ..aku rasa aku cam kenal je mechanic dan ayahnye tu..hehehe..lenkali upload bagi deorg glemer sket tauu...
ayooohhh...amat jeles nye ko dhnk dpt dobby...aku ni tah bilela nk cari kwn utk 'Marley' kesygn aku tu...sian die...sian aku skalii :D

dieya said...

aida,
ayoyoyo.. itu laa pasal.. tada pasal cari pasal..
kalu nak tau itulah first time i tengok apa rupanya si buruk punya air filter :-D
my mistake of simply assuming that when i sent buruk for maintanence, they would take care of the consumables as well. apparently not.
you'll see a great deal of dobby soon ;-)


aunty nora,
hahaha i learned something new, excited to tell the world!
yeah, couldn't believe the tantrum was because a RM 12 air filter, haih!
thanks aunty for the wish :-)

farah,
alamak tak amik gambo doktor latihan perancis tu pulak kan! takpe nanti nak kena anto buruk jumpa dia lagi, nak bagi cuci bersih. kalu sempat boleh posing skali.
tu laa farah, kereta ni makin tua makin byk songeh.. cari laa pengganti marley cecepat.. bila jadi mcm buruk dah tua2 buat perangai ianya sangat menyakitkan jiwaku!

Anonymous said...

sampai hati di panggil heroku si Buruk..huhuhu .... meh balik kampung taulah babahmu nak groomkan ... bila dah hensem jgn ada lak yang nak mengorat...

Messy Mummy said...

Haduh... Kesian sama buruk. Mesti dalam hati buruk,
"Mentang2 la saya buruk.. saya diperlaku begini" huhu.. Kasi jaga sama buruk yer.. Sebelum itu Dobby sampai.. Sila holla MM untuk tumpang rasa Dobby yer.. Ahaks..

dieya said...

babah,
memang tak sabar dah nak hantar si buruk balik kampung. i guess he misses you!

mm,
malam tadi buruk sudah masuk hospital, bagi rejuvanate dia punya jantung. boleh2 no prob! oh cepatlah dobby sampai!

Maya Marisa said...

Dieya,
will buruk be talking in french later?? hehehe

dieya said...

maya,
buruk says "bonjour madamme!"