Nabira Post-40km service & parts
Posted 30 September 2004 - 10:54 AM
FYI, I found out that the brakes discs (not pads) for our cars cost
approx RM1k each. Imagine the time when you need to change all 4 of them
at one time. Price not inclusive of brake pads or labor. Due to war and
tear we will likely change the discs about 100,000km. Info above from
I wonder how much the timing belt will cost?????
Posted 30 September 2004 - 11:00 AM
900.For brake discs, dont think need to change all4 at same time since
front wear faster than rear.Are you sure need to chg after around 100k for
Nabira.Used my x-wira till 200k,disca still okay.
Posted 30 September 2004 - 11:02 AM
Posted 30 September 2004 - 11:13 AM
Lee said he had a Nabira customer with a 100,000 on the clock who had
worn out discs. He said all four had to be changed. He already quoted and
awaiting reply from the owner. He mentioned that the brake pads are much
Perhaps we should change our brake pads now... :-)
Hope you take your own advice and still be around next week...
Posted 30 September 2004 - 11:31 AM
discs wear out pretty fast due to the hard compound of the disc pads....
So this is the cause of it. Hard compound of disc pads. Are softer disc
pads available? I don't mind changing pads more often than changing
expensive brake discs. Anyway how much disc pads costs, hard one and soft
one if any?
Posted 30 September 2004 - 12:04 PM
compound meaning harder grip and better braking?
But anyway, since it is also quite a big car, am not surprise if it
actually "eats" more disc...
Perhaps we can do something like tyre rotational to rotate the disc to
make it's lifespan longer?
Posted 30 September 2004 - 02:26 PM
and the mech said its quite common.Either U skim or replace the disc
depend on the degree of wear.He said he got friends who can get cheaper
spares.Just call him and he'll try .And per him ,Dollah Salleh(I think or
another footballer) will call him to do his Frontera service and even
overhaul.This mech will go to his house and do the job.Will consider this
after warranty period.
And maybe we need to find any spare aprt shop that sell our parts at
reasonable price so that all of us can benefit.
Posted 30 September 2004 - 03:16 PM
former OPEL mechanics operating on their own. If I am not wrong, they can
be located in the Other Continental Cars thread. There are also a few
spare parts shops listed that sell the parts for reasonable prices. Thus,
I am not too worried about the absurd pricing that is being quoted by
The car is still new...not many have gone past 40,000 km yet. Once the
large majority of us have gotten to this stage, I believe that most will
do some research and comparisons...if Hicom is not competitive and
service efficient, they won't have many cars to service after this.
I do suggest that whoever is driving a Nabira do some homework now such
as standby mechanic (definately not Hicom or AAM) so that in the event of
emergency, you can get someone with competent technical knowledge to help
Anyway...this is but a small price to pay for the driving pleasure, right?
Posted 30 September 2004 - 03:47 PM
Posted 30 September 2004 - 04:20 PM
more and more Nabira on our road.Alwez be prepared.