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3 phase 440v but low amp wont do much damage to human. Will feel the zap lah.
Engineering manager told us very lucky becos few of us kena zap by voltage leak into electrical panel.
Is 3 phase lower amp? I know house 240v can kill.......
Ok, just read on it, the higher the voltage, the lower the need of current to flow.....
 

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You like to feel zap and won't get killed, try the car plug wire......lol
I seriously doubt that's a good idea. That zap is plenty enough to stop your heart man. Siao

Sounds like the number of DIYs we've screwed up is quite a lot. I screwed up a Ikea door once and terbalik installed it. I went back to change the door and installed the door the wrong way again. Damn cibai. I need better glasses.
 

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I seriously doubt that's a good idea. That zap is plenty enough to stop your heart man. Siao

Sounds like the number of DIYs we've screwed up is quite a lot. I screwed up a Ikea door once and terbalik installed it. I went back to change the door and installed the door the wrong way again. Damn cibai. I need better glasses.
Nope, what u need is common sense...hahahah.
 

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With better glasses, do you read the instruction manual?
Ikea manuals aren't that useful. I just got it reversed and ended up with two right doors... twice.
 

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Long time back, DIY tire rotation on my Mitsu Eterna, resulting in cracking one hex nut, hence could not open! This was probably due to the tire shop tightening it too hard previously, and maybe my tools not up to std too. Ended up went to a machining shop, welded the hex key to the nut then open, but rims got burnt/melted paint in some areas near the center.

Another one just happened a few months ago on my Evo. Tried to switch battery while engine on. The positive terminals doesn't have the rubber cover and accidentally touched the strut bars hence engine shut. Forgot to take the keys out, windows was closed, then hooked up the battery and the the doors all locked! And I didn't have spare key yet! So yeah, had to pay locksmith to open up the door. Just stupid mistake.
The first thing all the workshops I go to do is...lower down driver side window...It's like a SOP.
 
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What sun screens you've got? Those magnetic ones?
If magnetic ones, I wont complain. Looks like those magnetic ones but held together with holders attached via double sided tape. These idiots just rip them off along with the holder
 

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If magnetic ones, I wont complain. Looks like those magnetic ones but held together with holders attached via double sided tape. These idiots just rip them off along with the holder
lol.. could have just removed the shade right.. the holder is just "there". no need brute force. oh well.
 

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The first thing all the workshops I go to do is...lower down driver side window...It's like a SOP.
Ya lor, I should've done that first, especially since I didn't have the spare key yet! I was cursing myself outside until my neighbour and my wife came out to check! Lol
 

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Ya lor, I should've done that first, especially since I didn't have the spare key yet! I was cursing myself outside until my neighbour and my wife came out to check! Lol
Why so angry, go inside the house, get any pillow and scream at it. That will dampen your voice and won't scare anyone.
 

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The first thing all the workshops I go to do is...lower down driver side window...It's like a SOP.
Yah, my mechanic also. Once drive onto the lift, they wind down window then only close the door.....lol
 

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Ya lor, I should've done that first, especially since I didn't have the spare key yet! I was cursing myself outside until my neighbour and my wife came out to check! Lol
Actually didn't you try the method to open the central locking since you had the hood open? Erm. I've seen my mech do before on a Wira so I suspect it might work on the Lancer. Not gonna share it here but it's all accessible from the engine bay.

Also I hate to say this but a certain ball trick can actually open these locks.....
 

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Actually didn't you try the method to open the central locking since you had the hood open? Erm. I've seen my mech do before on a Wira so I suspect it might work on the Lancer. Not gonna share it here but it's all accessible from the engine bay.

Also I hate to say this but a certain ball trick can actually open these locks.....
I don't know how to do that man!
 

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I don't know how to do that man!
Well, it's already passed. Next time you lock yourself out of your car again call me. I'll tell you over the phone. Hahaha