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  • A BMW X5 arrived for major circuit board modules damaged

    Hi Everyone,

    We have some advice for unwary car owners who could be unfortunately caught in an appalling situation after installing in-car camera.

    Don’t be “penny-wise and pound foolish”, so the adage goes. Have your in-car camera properly set up by professional installers from a more reputable shop.

    Inexperienced and carelessness of unscrupulous installers can cause you a nightmare and even damage to your car’s electronic system.

    We recently came across a case of BMW hatch-back which distressed owner phoned us for help. He was unable to start his car and had requested for a tow to our workshop for diagnosis.
    At our workshop, our experienced technicians discovered that water had seeped into the battery compartment causing short-circuits and severe damage to some major circuit board modules.

    This unfortunate incident could have been easily prevented had the camera-installer been more careful and had not forgotten to put back the protective cover properly.
    The carelessness by the inexperienced technicians had not only caused the car-owner great distress and inconvenience but also wasted a lot of money to replace the damaged circuit board modules.

    The rain water actually slip through the gap located at the car boot and flow into the battery compartment and it actually causes shock circuit of the module which indirectly causes other module to shock circuit too.

    We hope you will enjoy viewing the following pictures.

    A BMW X5 arrived at Revol Carz Garage
     

    The vehicle is lifted for repair works followed by thorough safety inspection.
     

    The inexperienced technician from other workshop failed to place back the protective cover properly. The carelessness caused rain water to seep in and damaged vital electronic components.
     

    Rain water flooded the battery compartment causing severe damages.
     

    A rusted and damaged HKL Circuit Board model was damaged by water seepage.
     

    The DME circuit board module was also damaged by water contamination.

    Preventive maintenance is always better than repair. It is important to understand about wear and tear before the components break down totally.

    If you have any issue in any part of your car, do feel free to contact us. We will always serve you with the best of your interest!

    Thanks for reading!

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  • An Skoda Superb Elegance came for a full engine overhaul.

    Hi Everyone,

    Are you tired of the recurring mechanical problems that your car is experiencing every now and then? After you’ve fixed one mechanical problem, yet another one surfaces?

    The most common signs of an aging engine are high oil consumption and excessive white smoke in the exhaust, high fuel consumption, misfiring and compression loss. This is normally a sign of worn pistons.

    More extreme signs could be metal frictions in the engine (a common sign of worn bearings) and “knocking” or “chattering” from the engine bearings.

    Oil sludge and coolant in your oil pan is also an indication that engine is due for overhaul.

    If you see these signs, we recommend a complete engine overhaul to breathe new life into your car.

    Rebuilding your car engine can benefit you in the long run if the work is done properly by skilled mechanics.

    We hope you will enjoy viewing the following pictures.

    An Skoda Superb Elegance 1.8 has arrived at Revol Carz Garage for a full engine overhaul.
     

    Slow and steady as the whole engine is being lifted out of the engine compartment.
     

    Slow and steady as the whole engine is being lifted out of the engine compartment.
     

    The step-by-step engine stripping is in progress.
     

    The opened cylinder head before overhaul.
     

    The engine head is removed exposing the dirty valves.
     

    This is the engine box before the overhauling.
     

    All the pistons are to be replaced. Top shows worn pistons. Bottom row are brand new original pistons.
     

    All the valves are removed for precision grinding and polishing.
     

    The Skoda Superb Elegance now with a newly rebuilt powerful engine and eager to roll.

    Preventive maintenance is always better than repair. It is important to understand about wear and tear before the components break down totally.

    If you have any issue in any part of your car, do feel free to contact us. We will always serve you with the best of your interest!

    Thanks for reading!

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  • Happy New Year of the Dog!

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    Dear Valued Customer,

    Please kindly be informed Revol Carz Makeover will be closed from 15th Feb 2018 to 25th Feb 2018.

    Business in our Ang Mo Kio branch will be officially open from 26th Feb 2018 and Toh Guan branch will be open from 28th Feb 2018.

    We thank you for your continuous support!

    Wishing you and your family a Happy New Year of the Dog, Gongxi Fa Cai, prosperity in great abundance, pink of health, lots of happiness and laughter!

    And of course, have a happy motoring too.

    Cheers!

    Best Regards
    Revol Carz Makeover Management and Staff

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  • A BMW 523i had issue related to auto transmission oil cooler

    Hi Everyone,

    An estimate of 90% of automatic transmission failures are caused by transmission overheating. Overheating can almost always tell you that there is something wrong with the transmission fluid.

    Transmission fluid is the life-blood to your transmission. It provides crucial functions such as cooling to the lubrication and regulates the pressure. Without enough transmission fluid or effective fluid, your transmission will start acting out.

    The ideal fluid temperature is below 175 degrees, but as fluid ages it starts to break down and lose its capacity to cool down the transmission. This is when transmission overheating occurs.

    According the BMW, the auto-transmission oil that comes with their cars lasts a lifetime and does not require replacement.

    However, according to ZF, the manufacture of BMW gearbox recommends to replace auto transmission fluid depending on individual driving styles. For example, some drive at high speeds or sport driving.

    ZF therefore recommends transmission oil change at every 100,000 km or after 8 years at the latest.

    It’s a dilemma as to whom we should follow!

    We hope you will enjoy viewing the following pictures.

    A BMW 523i had issue related to auto transmission oil cooler which was quickly resolved by the expertise of our professional mechanics.

    In this case, we discovered a worn out auto transmission cooler which lead to contamination of coolant and auto transmission fluid. If this issue had been left unnoticed for a longer period of time, the gearbox overhaul would have been inevitable.

     

    We lifted the BMW 523i to carry out the transmission cooler work followed by a routine undercarriage safety inspection and preventive maintenance.
     

    Other conditions such as low fluid level can also cause your transmission to overheat. More often than not, when a transmission overheats, it can go undetected until the trouble symptoms begin to show up. By then, the damage has occurred and a replacement is normally needed.
     

    Signs of the auto transmission fluid have been mixed with coolant.
     

    Inside the plastic contain shows the discharged cloudy colored fluid which confirmed that the auto transmission fluid had been contaminated with the coolant
     

    After all the repair works have been professionally accomplished, we provide a complimentary car wash and vacuuming of the interior.

    Preventive maintenance is always better than repair. It is important to understand about wear and tear before the components break down totally.

    If you have any issue in any part of your car, do feel free to contact us. We will always serve you with the best of your interest!

    Thanks for reading!

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  • A BMW X3 came to our workshop with air conditioning problems

    Hi Everyone,

    Most of us take the car air conditioner for granted. We don’t give it much thought until it starts giving us problems.

    Just like all the other important part of a vehicle, the air conditioner should also be maintained properly. A car without a proper working air conditioner is nothing less than a solar heater and can be quite unbearable to travel in such a car.

    If we are having the problem of decreased cooling in the vehicle, then there might be a slow leak or blockage in the system that needs to be check as soon as possible. A low level of refrigerant or a slipping air-con compressor clutch can also decrease the performance of the air conditioner. There are various components in it and any one of the failing parts can create trouble.

    For example, if there is absolutely no cold air from the air conditioner, then it may have one of these problems:

    1. The fuse might be blown.
    2. Driver belt may be broken.
    3. There can be a blockage in the expansion valve, receiver driver or refrigerant line.
    4. Fault or leakage in expansion valve.

    The first thing you should look for are signs of leaking or a faulty air-con compressor. If the air conditioning system requires substantial repairs, you may not have the expertise or the equipment necessary to conduct those repairs at home. Then it’s time to seek professional advice from a professional automobile mechanic.

    We hope you will enjoy viewing the following pictures.

    A BMW X3 came to our workshop with air conditioning problems. A faulty car air conditioner can be difficult to diagnose and repair.
     

    We lifted the BMW X3 to carry out a routine undercarriage safety inspection and preventive maintenance also.
     

    Minor leaks of refrigerant in the air conditioning system are normal. However if the leak increases over time, you should consult your mechanic promptly.

    Many of the modern models have external filters to keep the dust particles from reaching inside the car. But with time, these filters can get clogged and reduce the air flow. Good maintenance is making sure the filters are cleaned or replaced at regular intervals, especially if we live in a dusty place.

     

    In the case of this BMW X3, we had to dismantle the dash board and steering wheel to replace the damaged parts.

    The car air-conditioner gets a lot of usage but we may not think much about the compressor working overtime to bring us cool comfort. The compressor does exactly what the name implies. It compresses refrigerant and sends it to your car’s air condenser.
     

    A new original cooling coil at the right is ready for replacement. We don’t compromise on the quality of replacement parts.
     

    All the parts are sensibly assembled back to its original positions with precision. It is also important that having a profession to fix back the parts carefully to prevent any unwanted loose noise.
     

    After all the repair works are completed, we also provide a complimentary car wash and vacuuming of the interior.

    Preventive maintenance is always better than repair. It is important to understand about wear and tear before the components break down totally.

    If you have any issue in any part of your car, do feel free to contact us. We will always serve you with the best of your interest!

    Thanks for reading!

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  • Another Customer’s Volkswagen Jetta came to Revol Carz Garage for Engine Overhaul

    Hi Everyone,

    Has your Volkswagen engine experienced intermittent vibrations, loss of power with fault codes lighting up or even stalled engine during driving?

    Normally, it could be due to few factors such as air leakage or even a faulty ignition coils.

    Mr Liang sent his Volkswagen to our workshop with these problems, Our standard practice is our professional technicians will performed various tests to confirm the issue.
    In his Volkswagen Jetta, it is the piston that is having issue.

    We recommended engine overhaul and to replace the worn pistons to resolve the problems completely. This would not only solve the vibrations but the car runs smoothly like new again.

    If your car encounters similar issues or if it feels abnormal, it is time to have it diagnosed by professionals before adverse damages set in. Do feel free to contact us at 6555 1171 for sms / whatsapp Gavin at 9740 6855 for a no obligation discussion.

    We hope you will enjoy viewing the following pictures.

    Another Volkswagen Jetta has arrived at Revol Carz Garage for engine overhaul
     

    Work commenced swiftly to reduce the down time so we could return the car sooner to the owner
     

    The engine is safely removed and placed on a designated engine rack
     

    The engine timing chain if you have not seen before.
     

    Imagine the amount of work incurred in the process from the above photo to the photo shown?
     

    The main culprit is the cracked piston.
     

    During the engine overhaul, our professional team also clean up all related parts to achieve the optimum desired results!
     

    Assembling of car parts with a torque wrench ensures 100% correct torque of all screws and bolts.
     

    The engine is professionally restored.
     

    We are glad this beauty is back to its pleasant driving experience.

    If you have any issue in any part of your car, do feel free to contact us. We will always serve you with the best of your interest!

    Thank you for reading!

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  • Happy New Year 2018!

    May this new year bring to you and your family warmth of love, and a light to guide your path towards a positive destination and gives you a peace filled life, warmth and togetherness in your family and much prosperity!

    Wishing everyone to have a happy, peaceful and prosperous New Year…

    Cheers to 2018!

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  • Merry Christmas Everyone!

    May the spirit of Christmas bring you and your family hope, happiness and love.

    Our warmest greetings to all of you!

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  • Another model of Mercedes Benz visited our workshop for timing gear issue

    Hi Everyone,

    Is your Mercedes Benz taking longer time to start the engine during cranking?

    As it may seem normal for some, it is actually a wear and tear issue needed to be rectify before major repair kicked in.

    Today we have one of our customer who is facing such issue and we are glad to be able to perform the assistance to resolve his issue and our professional technician professionally diagnosed the worn out timing gear sprocket.

    Professional expertise is important and not forgetting getting a workshop who thinks on your best interest will be able to prevent you from replacing unnecessary parts.

    We hope you will enjoy viewing the following photos.

    The Mercedes Benz arriving Revol Carz Garage for troubleshooting
     

    Once problem identified, repair begin swiftly
     

    Exposing the main culprit soon
     

    Are you able to identify which is the timing gear sprocket?
     

    New timing gear sprocket awaiting replacement
     

    New timing gear sprocket professionally replaced

    Thank you for reading!

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  • Another BMW 320I’s gearbox issue has been repaired

    Hi Everyone,

    At Revol Carz Garage, our “Customers first” business philosophy aims to provide every customer with the best interest and priority.

    A customer was resigned to having his automatic transmission replaced when his car was unable to engage the gears.

    Fortunately, our experienced technician promptly diagnosed the issue with precision thus saving the customer considerable repair cost. He would have been persuaded to replace the whole mechatronic had he sought to repair at other Auto workshops. We only replaced the sensor to get the gearbox working perfectly again at only a small fraction of the cost.

    It is always prudent to seek a second opinion especially with major car repair issues. Revol Carz Garage sets itself apart with dedication to customer interest and care.

    We hope you enjoy viewing the following photos.

    The BMW had to be towed to our workshop as its automatic gears were failed to engage.
     

    The transmission fault code is displayed.
     

    Replacement of the auto transmission sensor includes replacing the auto transmission fluid and filter.
     

    Resolving the gearbox issue promptly within the same day is as exhilarating for us as for the customer.

    If you have any issue with your gearbox or any part of your car, do feel free to contact us. We will always serve you with the best of your interest!

    Thank you for reading!

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  • Another Customer’s Mercedes Benz S300 transmission gear’s issue has been resolved

    Hi Everyone,

    Every time a warning icon lights up on your dial when the engine is on, it tells you that something isn’t right in your automobile and needs immediate attention.

    Some of the warnings are minor issues and could be resolved quickly (for example, door(s) not shut properly).

    However, when major issues are detected, it is safer not to drive.

    We hope you enjoy viewing the following photos.


     

    A Mercedes Benz S300 was in such distress. The transmission gears were unable to engage and the car had to be towed to our workshop.
     

    Following our skillful diagnosis, we promptly pin-pointed the fault to the gear-box. In normal circumstances, the same fault codes in a similar engine checks by others may merit replacement of a complete set of valve-body.

    However, our experienced technicians knew it was only the electronic transmission control that was faulty.
    We replaced it and resolved the gear issue. The transmission gears could now be engaged – smoothly!
     

    We felt a sense of satisfaction to see the delight in our customer’s face. He was grateful that we had not only swiftly solved his gear problem but we also saved him substantial sum of money had he been advised to replace the whole set of valve body.
     

    Letting a workshop with integrity (especially with your best interest at heart), to repair your car is an important consideration.

    If you have any issue with your gearbox or any part of your car, do feel free to contact us. We will always serve you with the best of your interest!

    Thank you for reading!

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  • An Audi A7 arrived at Revol Carz Garage for the Gear control unit issues

    Hi Everyone,

    Before we share another blog about a gearbox that was recently overhauled by our specialists at Revol Carz Garage, we would like to share with you some useful tips on maintain your gearbox to its pristine condition.

    • Always perform regular checks for leakage of auto transmission oil from oil pan.
    • Maintain the required transmission oil level in the gearbox. Without sufficient transmission oil level might create overheating.
    • Replace the auto transmission oil regularly according to the recommendations in the car maintenance manual. Although some transmission oil manufacturers may claim that their transmission oil can lasts the car’s life time, the oil lose its viscosity over time resulting in overheating. There is always a shelf life span for oil.

    We strongly believe that following the above maintenance recommendations could not only prolong the lifespan of your auto transmission, and also maintain its efficiency.

    If you notice something unusual on your car, feel free to contact us for a no obligation check and assistance for early breakdown prevention.

    It is wise to know that many major and expensive repairs can be avoided if the vehicle is properly maintained and checked regularly.

    Today we have another Audi A7 who is facing gear engagement issue and entrusted his beloved car to us for the diagnostic.

    Our professional technician confirmed the issue lies with the mechatronic – Gear control unit and work begin swiftly.

    We hope you enjoy viewing the following photos.

    Audi A7 Arriving Revol Carz Garage for the Gear control unit replacement
     

    This is the Audi A7 mechatronic and I would say it is one of the most beautifully designed mechatronic in the Audi series.
     

    The new (left) and used mechatronic
     

    The mechatronic is professionally fitted in.
     

    We are glad to be able to return the beauty back for her to be back on the road confidently.

    Thank you for reading!

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  • Another Customer’s BMW 7 Series visit our workshop for the replacement of Self-Levelling Air Suspension

    Hi Everyone,

    Today we have the pleasure of sharing some photos of BMW 7 Series replacement of the Self-Levelling Air Suspension which requires professional expertise and competence.

    Unlike other models which commonly use conventional spring suspensions, the BMW 7 series is known for its Standard Dynamic Damper Control. A Self-leveling Air Suspension at the rear.

    We hope you will enjoy viewing the following pictures.

    This feature ensures the vehicle offers a consistent height and maximum comfort ride.
    Air suspensions however, are subjected to wear and tear over the years.
     

    Some car owners may experience tilting or uneven level when the car is parked.
     

    Some totally worn out air suspension will have error message displaying.
     

    Can you see the difference between the new and used air suspension?
     

    After replacement of the air suspension, we are glad the beautiful 7 series had revived its original comfort driving.
     

    Car wash done and it’s ready for collection.

    Thank you for reading!

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  • Happy Deepavali 2017

    Diwali or Deepavali also known as the “festival of lights”, is an ancient Hindu festival celebrated in autumn every year. The festival spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil, and hope over despair.

    Wishing you and your family Happy Deepavali!

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