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ta221

Well-Known Member
#1
.......... if anyone is having some work done by others for his brake system, please personally check the work carefully before you drive out of the workshop... (even if it is a so-called reputable specialist tuner/workshops)
 

AhBao9388

Well-Known Member
#2
uncle foo i couldnt understand y do you still have to pay them to let them redo the caliper. it is obvious that the wrkmanship has gone wrong in the 1st place. i wouldnt pay them a cent and demand that they recify the problem for me. the car itself couldnt be driven so its of coz right that they come down to properly installed it back for you. u r lucky that you it is onli loose and dangling and of coz unhurt, what happen if the whole caliper fall off while driving on the eway and made you cause an accident, seriously i cant imagine that.
 

ta221

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#5
AhBao9388 said:
uncle foo i couldnt understand y do you still have to pay them to let them redo the caliper. it is obvious that the wrkmanship has gone wrong in the 1st place. i wouldnt pay them a cent and demand that they recify the problem for me. the car itself couldnt be driven so its of coz right that they come down to properly installed it back for you. u r lucky that you it is onli loose and dangling and of coz unhurt, what happen if the whole caliper fall off while driving on the eway and made you cause an accident, seriously i cant imagine that.
The caliper started to come loose when i was driving home from work along lornie road just before MacRitchie towards bradell road... it's downhill (just opp MediaCorp) and as i stepped ont he brake, i heard a loud grinding sound as if bare metal was grinding the road!! :shock: :shock:

I slowed down to snail pace and limped my way back home near serangoon central... 'fortunately' as long as i didnt step on the brakes things seemed ok... but when i finally reached the carpark and tried to reverse park, the wheels just refused to go reverse, dead locked!!! :shock: :shock:

The next morning the mechanic came to fix it back.. (this i didnt have to pay, why should i... )

Stupid me, still went back to their workshop to do other de-kit work a few days later, and then they billed me HIGH for the work (trying to recover the cost of going to my house few days before to fix the dangling caliper!!??).. for less than an hour of de-kit work :shock: :shock:

In fact, the first (poor) installation of the caliper was part one of the de-kit work which i didnt even bargain with them on price and it wasnt even cheap... and all i got in return was a dangling caliper :shock: :shock:
 

ta221

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#6
nAuTiLuS^ said:
I think u should never have paid for the re-installation ... Its ridiculous :) I hope u aren't referring to Endless brakes though .... :)
whether or not it's Endless brake is not really the point, more importantly, to avoid 'endless' problems + high bills + empty promises, dont think i will ever go near the same shop :blackeye:
 

AhBao9388

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#8
ta221 said:
AhBao9388 said:
uncle foo i couldnt understand y do you still have to pay them to let them redo the caliper. it is obvious that the wrkmanship has gone wrong in the 1st place. i wouldnt pay them a cent and demand that they recify the problem for me. the car itself couldnt be driven so its of coz right that they come down to properly installed it back for you. u r lucky that you it is onli loose and dangling and of coz unhurt, what happen if the whole caliper fall off while driving on the eway and made you cause an accident, seriously i cant imagine that.
The caliper started to come loose when i was driving home from work along lornie road just before MacRitchie towards bradell road... it's downhill (just opp MediaCorp) and as i stepped ont he brake, i heard a loud grinding sound as if bare metal was grinding the road!! :shock: :shock:

I slowed down to snail pace and limped my way back home near serangoon central... 'fortunately' as long as i didnt step on the brakes things seemed ok... but when i finally reached the carpark and tried to reverse park, the wheels just refused to go reverse, dead locked!!! :shock: :shock:

The next morning the mechanic came to fix it back.. (this i didnt have to pay, why should i... )

Stupid me, still went back to their workshop to do other de-kit work a few days later, and then they billed me HIGH for the work (trying to recover the cost of going to my house few days before to fix the dangling caliper!!??).. for less than an hour of de-kit work :shock: :shock:

In fact, the first (poor) installation of the caliper was part one of the de-kit work which i didnt even bargain with them on price and it wasnt even cheap... and all i got in return was a dangling caliper :shock: :shock:
ok understand what you mean nw. my england nt gd so cannot realli absorb what you typing keekee. pls pardon mi. anyway juz took it as a lesson learn loh bo pian. i thought dekit normally is charge a flat rate one. i suppose thats what most of the wrkshop do, no? next time don go back loh find another wrkshop liao. as the saying goes once bitten twice shy.
 

Privateer

Well-Known Member
#9
Uncle Foo... could you please clarify the situation because there is more than 1 blue caliper on the market. As the official importer and distributor of Endless products, it is our duty to ensure total customer satisfaction, even though our records indicate that you did not install any calipers or dekit at our workshop.

As always I can be contacted on my mobile at 9682 7677 should you be in need of our advice or services.

Erik Toh
MB Performance Pte Ltd
 

ta221

Well-Known Member
#10
Privateer said:
Uncle Foo... could you please clarify the situation because there is more than 1 blue caliper on the market. As the official importer and distributor of Endless products, it is our duty to ensure total customer satisfaction, even though our records indicate that you did not install any calipers or dekit at our workshop.

As always I can be contacted on my mobile at 9682 7677 should you be in need of our advice or services.

Erik Toh
MB Performance Pte Ltd
Hi Erik,

Please let me clarify the purpose of this thread: reminder to readers that it pays for the customer to personally double check brake installation workmanship etc before leaving any workshop for safety reasons (safety of drivers, passengers, other road users).

This is a general safety precaution. The purpose is not so much to identify any particular workshop although it also means 'gentle'/'newbie' customers still deserve due care by the mechanics.

I will close this thread after you read this. :) :)

Yours truly
 

ta221

Well-Known Member
#11
jerrydagreat said:
uncle foo...

changing to what car :X
The de-kit etc took place before i got my current ride :) :) ... recently i did some work on my brake system and remember this incident, realising how close i was to involve myself and my passengers in something nasty when brake failed on that day. While this may be history, the pple involved still remember it and as mentioned in the post before this, always double check personally brake work done by others before leaving any workshop, just to be safe. :) :)

So, i am not changing car :? although i wish i were.
 

ta221

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#14
tehtm said:
Can pm me also? Can take note if really have to patronise that workshop. Thanks.
Many lives, including our own, depend on our brakes. If nothing else, the persons/workshops who do work on the braking system owe all (owner of the car and other road users) the duty of care to ensure things are in order before allowing the car leave the workshop.

As mentioned in my previous post, it's not the purpose of this thread to pin-point any workshop although i could have legitimately done so as the shop knows what its workmen have done to my brakes.

Please personally check and ask the workshop to do so before you drive the car out of the workshop, we may not be lucky all the time. :) :)
 

ta221

Well-Known Member
#15
evospec said:
can PM workshop?
I think forums face this question and may not have an answer:-

If both the member and the workshop he patronised remember such an incident, which could have resulted in serious safety outcomes, should others be made aware of it? As such issues are likely to expose the users to high risk on the road, do we wait for something disastrous to take place before we keep others informed, he may not live to tell :( :(

Some may say, dont be kay po, dont stir things. Yes, if it involves other parts of the car, maybe. It's not so much rocking the boat, it's about awareness of what may go wrong if we dont check and make sure the workshop check safety items before driving out of the workshop. :) :)

Unless the forum otherwise decides, no names will be mentioned.
 

AhBao9388

Well-Known Member
#16
ta221 said:
evospec said:
can PM workshop?
I think forums face this question and may not have an answer:-

If both the member and the workshop he patronised remember such an incident, which could have resulted in serious safety outcomes, should others be made aware of it? As such issues are likely to expose the users to high risk on the road, do we wait for something disastrous to take place before we keep others informed, he may not live to tell :( :(

Some may say, dont be kay po, dont stir things. Yes, if it involves other parts of the car, maybe. It's not so much rocking the boat, it's about awareness of what may go wrong if we dont check and make sure the workshop check safety items before driving out of the workshop. :) :)

Unless the forum otherwise decides, no names will be mentioned.
uncle foo if the wrkshop is in here. they will clarify one keekee.. no need to mention any wrkshop. its gd to be honest in anything.
 

WoOhOoOo

Well-Known Member
#17
brakes falling off after install is the ultimate cardinal sin of any workshop. to me it is a shame such shop is in business, even more so if it is with reputation.

i think this is an open forum. i do not see any affiliations to any workshops here. so being honest and sharing the truth is impt and one should not feel threatened to share.
 

JudgeJules

Moderator
Staff member
#18
How about letting us know the name of the workshop in the member's private forum? Hey, that's what a car club forum is for right? Sharing of info, especially important ones like this?
 

DoggieHowser

Moderator
Staff member
#19
Also it helps not to skimp on details like

a. when this incident happened?
b. where the original brake kit was purchased and what mods had been done to the brake kit prior to the "refitting" at this workshop?
 

Strangezz

Well-Known Member
#20
I personally feel there has been a lot of innuendo dropped here and there for people to make assumptions without the benefit of the full story. This can lead to a lot of misunderstanding whether it is intended or not.

Despite the statements that this thread is not meant to single out any workshop, i think your posts here have led people to make guesses to the identity of the workshop.

Each person can make their own conclusion on this matter but always preferably after facts have been made and not innuendo. :)
 

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