KakiDIY started from automotive DIY many years ago, and now we are back into what we were good at. Automotive DIY was always our founder Johnson Lam’s passion.
Do you sometimes feel that your car aircon gets very hot in traffic jams? But it’s ok when it’s moving?
This is what you need… Insulflex (or any brand) foam tube.
Tablet mounts in car sold off shelf are usually not flushed or bulky or flimsy or all of the above. Here’s a simple guide to make a flushed In Car Tablet Mount. It’s cheap, easy and looked quite flushed for under RM 5.00. Pictures and guides follows…
Its always good to do some DIY checks on your vehicle from time to time. Do it in an interval of twice a month and especially before long trips to prevent breakdowns and to ensure safety of the passengers. Here are some of the checks you can do it yourself.
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Jump starting a car with weak batteries are quite straightforward.
NOTE : Try to use Donor cars which are a larger engine capacity to make the jump start easier. Actually, displacement/engine capacity is not important. Just a rule of thumb for the size of the alternator… For example, in this article, the donor car is a classic Mini Cooper with upgraded 65W Alternator, enough to jump start almost any street cars.
Continue reading “Jump Start A Car” »
Modern Japanese cars these days have pretty awesome handling and accessories but a bit lacking around the NVH part (Noise, Vibration and Harshness). Mainly it’s caused by lightweight materials such as aluminium and plastics used in non structural parts to shave weight, mainly around the wheel arch or wheel well. Here’s a simple method to reduce the sound. Continue reading “Wheel arch sound damping” »
Thread tapping is fairly useful if you found that your bolt is jarred loose and has damaged the bolt itself and the threading of whatever it is you are screwing your bolt in to.
Cars these days mostly comes with air-con filters to protect dust and other unwanted particles to enter the air-con system such as cooling coils, fan blowers and the vents. Which maybe labour intensive to get them cleaned.
The replacement filter may be blocked over time causing air-con to be blowing less air or at times even warmer than normal. Replacement filters are usually not hard to find and they may be costly depending on the popularity of your car.
However, where are ways to clean them for FREE. Let’s get started >> Continue reading “Cleaning Air Con Filter” »
Most cars (Japanese Cars) these days somehow don’t come with any audible beeps when you lock or unlock the car via remote. Some manufacturer even reverted to use the car’s horn as an audible signal to indicate door locks/alarm activation which is kinda annoying.
My first draft was sketched on my SmartPhone.. but it was just a sketch so I redo it in PowerPoint… (the next available tool I had on my new notebook) Continue reading “Door Lock Beeps” »
I saw this product “Magnetrap” sold in service centers.. and it is to be installed at the Oil Filters to trap rust and other metal debris that is in the car engine… I was thinking.. what is the use of that if the whole engine is aluminum ??
Anyway… just then, it gave me an idea to DIY a product that does the same thing at 1/10 th of the cost.. or.. ALMOST FREE. Continue reading “Magnetized Oil Filter” »