Thursday, April 16, 2009

Hello Kitty Car Sub Woofer

Car chop shops are truly unique. They sometimes can carry weird stuffs. Most if not all chop shops here get their stuffs from Japan. So yesterday the McGuyver and Dan were out looking for some stuffs and McGuyver bought something pink.

Hello Kitty car sub woofer. Honestly, I dislike Hello Kitty. Anything that has the image of that cat without a mouth is something that I'll stay away!

 Hello Kitty car sub wooferBut this box (if without the words or images of THAT kitten) actually looks quite nice. The acrylic side panels has pink stars printed on it. And from one side it looks a little like a toaster oven.
 Hello Kitty car sub wooferAfter cleaning the box, the guys decided to give this little thing a test run and see how it sounds.
 Hello Kitty car sub wooferUnfortunately, this thing only looks nice. The sounds produced is bad. Very Bad.
 Hello Kitty car sub wooferAnd it's magenta pink neon light is an eyesore.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Kg. Gajah - We Never Arrive

Dennis had every single reason NOT to go to the track this season - his Mango is in the 'hospital' for a total make over (metal surgery). But since he had to deliver someone's absorbers (whom unfortunately I forgotten the owner's name... sorry) we took the Ranger to Kg. Gajah with McGuyver, Panda and Fuji tagging along just for fun.
Dennis wanted to take the regular route (exit at Changkat Jering) but McGuyver somehow managed to 'con-vince' Dennis to exit at Ipoh and take the long route down to Kg. Gajah. So while cruising along the high way at speed limit, I noticed the air condition failed to freeze us like it always used to and Dennis noticed the engine bay's temperature was rising. Immediately he turned off the engine and let the car glide into the emergency lane.

Upon checking under the hood, we saw the radiator had cracked and steam was gushing out. Luckily there was a highway petrol car on the opposite direction and the two nice gentlemen quickly came over to place cones and offered their assistance. Since Dennis had called his uncle, the two men didn't need to do anything further and left us.

Note: it's best to keep the highway emergency phone number at hand. So if you're on PLUS highway and something untoward happens to your car,call 1-800-88-0000. Or hunt for the Emergency phone which is placed along the highway at every kilometer (I think).
About one and a half hour later, Dennis uncle arrived with the tow car. It was quite difficult to lift the ranger because it's a very very heavy vehicle. And Since the tow car can only ferry 2 passengers, the 3 other guys (McGuyver, Panda and Fuji) had to sit in the Ranger and get towed back to Nibong Tebal.

Riding in a tow car is SO uncomfortable. But it is quite funny how I can end up sleeping half the journey and only to wake up when we arrive back home!

So a lesson for all:-
1. Always check your car before the start of any journey.
2. Keep emergency numbers handy (tow car and your regular car mechanic numbers included)
3. Keep a bottle of water with you at all times. If you don't need it, your car may need it.