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Posted 10 July 2014 - 06:46 PM

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I had my car engine overheated twice while traveling at highway, each time spend ~rm1.5k for overhauled, very painful. I had been thinking why car manufacturer don't produce car with "engine overheating alert" function, as combustion engine can be screwed up easily by failure of cooling system and some other factors. Yes, engine temperature meter is there, but how many drivers would eye it? not even a glimpse most of the time, isn't it ? When sympton "lose of power' occur, it is often too late for engine rescue! The only thing one need to do then, is prepare enough $$$ smile_sad.gif . Few day ago while lepak at a shopping mall, I saw a product called " engine doctor " being sold in a shop. It come with a LCD display that show the engine (external) real-time temperature, and a module that will emit alert sound when engine overheating start to happen. Cost is about RM200, excluded installation job, relay & speaker. I intend to buy it, but before that, hope to hear feedback from user of this product ( really helpful? any cheaper ?) May be new cars nowadays are standardised with this type of function, so kindly update me. Thank you very much.

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 09:50 AM

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QUOTE (evergreen @ Jul 10 2014, 06:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I had my car engine overheated twice while traveling at highway, each time spend ~rm1.5k for overhauled, very painful. I had been thinking why car manufacturer don't produce car with "engine overheating alert" function, as combustion engine can be screwed up easily by failure of cooling system and some other factors. Yes, engine temperature meter is there, but how many drivers would eye it? not even a glimpse most of the time, isn't it ? When sympton "lose of power' occur, it is often too late for engine rescue! The only thing one need to do then, is prepare enough $$$ smile_sad.gif . Few day ago while lepak at a shopping mall, I saw a product called " engine doctor " being sold in a shop. It come with a LCD display that show the engine (external) real-time temperature, and a module that will emit alert sound when engine overheating start to happen. Cost is about RM200, excluded installation job, relay & speaker. I intend to buy it, but before that, hope to hear feedback from user of this product ( really helpful? any cheaper ?) May be new cars nowadays are standardised with this type of function, so kindly update me. Thank you very much.



what car are you driving?

typically overheating only plague European cars that are not "Malaysianized". Are you driving a recon car?

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Posted 12 July 2014 - 09:06 AM

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QUOTE (jamespaul @ Jul 11 2014, 09:50 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
what car are you driving?

typically overheating only plague European cars that are not "Malaysianized". Are you driving a recon car?

No brother, he means all cars. Problem is he does not look at the meters, so when cooling system leaks and overheats the engine, he kills the engine. He wants a warning system just in case.... smile_tongue.gif

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Posted 12 July 2014 - 09:50 AM

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QUOTE (vr2turbo @ Jul 12 2014, 09:06 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
No brother, he means all cars. Problem is he does not look at the meters, so when cooling system leaks and overheats the engine, he kills the engine. He wants a warning system just in case.... smile_tongue.gif


exactly............... smile_thumbup.gif