Humble DIY Repairs On My Car

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Alcantara steering wheel finish is only seen in expensive cars but not anymore with ForgedForSpeed Garage. In today’s video, I will be showing you how to hand stitch a steering wheel for a luxurious transformation from a worn down condition to at very small cost. Watch this video to learn how much this cost. Hope this video is helpful, more videos on DIY car repairs/mods coming up. Stay tuned.....

 
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Alcantara steering wheel finish is only seen in expensive cars but not anymore with ForgedForSpeed Garage. In today’s video, I will be showing you how to hand stitch a steering wheel for a luxurious transformation from a worn down condition to at very small cost. Watch this video to learn how much this cost. Hope this video is helpful, more videos on DIY car repairs/mods coming up. Stay tuned.....

Your stichting skill is much better than mine. Now must re-do mine to be on par as yours..hahahha
 

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Alcantara steering wheel finish is only seen in expensive cars but not anymore with ForgedForSpeed Garage. In today’s video, I will be showing you how to hand stitch a steering wheel for a luxurious transformation from a worn down condition to at very small cost. Watch this video to learn how much this cost. Hope this video is helpful, more videos on DIY car repairs/mods coming up. Stay tuned.....

Your stichting skill is much better than mine. Now must re-do mine to be on par as yours..hahahha
guys, the parts where the spokes are - how did you sort out the creasing of the cloth? Did you have to stitch around there too?
 

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guys, the parts where the spokes are - how did you sort out the creasing of the cloth? Did you have to stitch around there too?
I just keeps on stitching but needs to pulls harder at the corner near the spoke.

Positioning is key. If positioning is out then u will have material shortage at some spoke if you are using dedicated material like mine as it cover the spoke too. The one in the video above is universal type.
 

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I just keeps on stitching but needs to pulls harder at the corner near the spoke.

Positioning is key. If positioning is out then u will have material shortage at some spoke if you are using dedicated material like mine as it cover the spoke too. The one in the video above is universal type.
so basically the spoke area there is "open"? meaning I can stick a toothpick in the section? Is there some of thread closing there?
 

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so basically the spoke area there is "open"? meaning I can stick a toothpick in the section? Is there some of thread closing there?
can use dunlop glue to glued it down, will be a mess later if want to change new shirt
 

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so basically the spoke area there is "open"? meaning I can stick a toothpick in the section? Is there some of thread closing there?
this is the one i tolong orang buat, you got to make sure its tight
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since this was done to protect the wheel, at any areas where the thread might touch the wheel, i added a piece of cloth underneath (i feared the string might leave marks on the wheel)
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so basically the spoke area there is "open"? meaning I can stick a toothpick in the section? Is there some of thread closing there?
not in my case as mine is made specific for waja. I had to glue at certain area especially the bottom spoke just like the ori. universal type just cover the wheel.if u check again the pic i posted, the material cover the spoke until the steering button for left and right spoke and under the horn/airbag for bottom spoke. Need to use dunlop glue here just like original cover.
 

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not in my case as mine is made specific for waja. I had to glue at certain area especially the bottom spoke just like the ori. universal type just cover the wheel.if u check again the pic i posted, the material cover the spoke until the steering button for left and right spoke and under the horn/airbag for bottom spoke. Need to use dunlop glue here just like original cover.
oh ok, so the replacement cover ends up as a permanent cover
 

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How to change out a leaking camshaft seal. This also covers steps that is required to perform a water pump replacement and timing belt replacement

Very clear and detailed steps. Definitely informative to diyers.
However most malaysians won't all the tools you used haha. But it is simple enough.
 

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Very clear and detailed steps. Definitely informative to diyers.
However most malaysians won't all the tools you used haha. But it is simple enough.
I even bought the camshaft locking tool for my F4P engine but still send the car to a mechanic for timing belt replacement. I just tell the mech 'camshaft holder ada dalam bonet'
 

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Very clear and detailed steps. Definitely informative to diyers.
However most malaysians won't all the tools you used haha. But it is simple enough.
Thanks for the feedback appreciate it. Yup I started of without any tools too haha. But overtime this skill grew on me and I saved so much doing it myself that I used the extra money to buy tools. Then the rest is history. My goal is to share the knowledge so even if you don’t DIY you can know whether a mechanic is bullshitting you when your car needs a repair. Also this helps people calibrate how much work it takes for each repair. Sometimes mechanics charge exorbitant price just for a simple job.

If I can inspire someone to go from not having any tools to a full working garage is just the best life fulfilling achievement for me personally.
 

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I even bought the camshaft locking tool for my F4P engine but still send the car to a mechanic for timing belt replacement. I just tell the mech 'camshaft holder ada dalam bonet'
Nice gesture. Sometimes I myself feel like helping out in there garage for free working on different cars but haven’t got the opportunity to go down that route yet.
 

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How to replace a leaking cooling coil, expansion valve and drier receiver in a Proton Gen 2. I will also cover how to do a pressure test and fill refrigerant gas into the air conditioning system.

Before doing this you will need to remove the dashboard which I covered in my prior video
 
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