Duh… temperature risen on the way back from the garage. 30 minutes driving in and out of traffic jam with needle at 100 degree most of the time. Once reach my home, popped up the hood and here is what I found…
My rear axle has been giving sign of failures since early this year. It has been worsen since then that I could not bear the clunking noise anymore. Looks like a complete rubber bushing replacement is needed but I opted to replace it with a better specifications.
Well, this will be the second round of absorbers and wheels combo replacement for my Pug. The first round was the combination of Eibach Sport Kit with Michelin Pilot Sport 3… and with Bridgestone Potenza Re003 midway due to excessive wear on the front pair. Wheels rotation has been completed and it’s due for a complete replacement.
Quick lub and spark plug service.
Another routine service for the engine but out of preventive maintenance schedule for the AL4 (gearbox). For the past few weeks, I had random limp modes on the gearbox. At most, 5 – 6 times in a single trip. Means, 5 – 6 times, I have to restart the car to clear off the limp mode temporarily.