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.
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 ;-)