Talk To My Car - Uganda

For those who require customised knowledge about their cars, electrical and mechanical repair, automotive diagnosis, pre-purchase inspections, engine management and emissions challenges, computerised diagnostics for all systems.

Operating as usual

25/06/2020

Insight Into The Local Vehicle Repair Players

In this video I profile actors in our vehicle repair industry according to how I understand them.

20/06/2020

The Problem With Vehicle Diagnostics

In this video I explain why diagnostics is becoming ever more important to the activities in any vehicle repair business and why vehicle owners can't run away from paying for it.

28/06/2019

Quick Fuel Pressure Check

How to quickly check for a bad one-way valve on a fuel pump that was causing hard cold starts on a 1998 Toyota Hilux.

Photos from Talk To My Car - Uganda's post 15/06/2019

Had an interesting evening today with a 4.0L 1995 RangeRover (Bafudde) whose owner complained about high fuel consumption.

I failed to communicate with any module on the car using all my scantools so I couldn't get direction early. I decided to give the oscilloscope some work. I scoped secondary ignition events with inconclusive results. I then added added ignition coil current and injector current into the investigation. The coils and injectors passed this test. Then I scoped relative compression syncing off the No.4 plug wire. Engine timing looked intact.

Then I decided to scope the MAF sensor signal and the problem revealed itself. This MAF sensor signal was skewed high at idle as you can see in the final image.

Talk To My Car - Uganda updated their address. 15/06/2019

Talk To My Car - Uganda updated their address.

Talk To My Car - Uganda updated their address.

Photos from Talk To My Car - Uganda's post 02/05/2019

2006 VW Passat. 2.0L FSI engine with a camshaft slow response fault code after cylinder head was taken off. Scoped camshaft and crankshaft position sensor signals at idle and again under load. Variable timing cam phaser does its job as seen from these pictures. Sent it back to workshop where the engine work was done so they can get the timing right.

16/04/2019

ENGINE OVERHEATING: DTC P0483

In this series we bring you into the world of automotive diagnostic simulation by Electude. Turn your video quality settings to HD for the best visual experience.

16/04/2019

ENGINE RUNS ROUGH: DTC P0353

In this series we bring you into the world of automotive diagnostic simulation by Electude. Turn your video quality settings to HD for the best visual experience.

16/04/2019

ENGINE IS A NON-RUNNER: DTC U0100

In this series we bring you into the world of automotive diagnostic simulation by Electude. Turn your video quality settings to HD for the best visual experience.

12/04/2019

CHECK ENGINE LIGHT: DTC P0343

In this series we bring you into the world of automotive diagnostic simulation by Electude. Turn your video quality settings to HD for the best visual experience.

12/04/2019

CHECK ENGINE LIGHT: DTC P0102

In this series we bring you into the world of automotive diagnostic simulation by Electude. Turn your video quality settings to HD for the best visual experience.

12/04/2019

ENGINE IS A NON-RUNNER: DTC P0689

In this series we bring you into the world of automotive diagnostic simulation by Electude. Turn your video quality settings to HD for the best visual experience.

11/04/2019

ENGINE RUNS LEAN: DTC P0134

In this series we bring you into the world of automotive diagnostic simulation by Electude. Turn your video quality settings to HD for the best visual experience.

10/04/2019

ENGINE IS A NON-RUNNER: DTC P0223

In this series we bring you into the world of automotive diagnostic simulation by Electude. Turn your video quality settings to HD for the best visual experience.

09/04/2019

COOLANT FAN WON'T OPERATE: NO DTC SET

In this series we bring you into the world of automotive diagnostic simulation by Electude. Turn your video quality settings to HD for the best visual experience.

09/04/2019

ENGINE RUNS LEAN: DTC P0171

In this series we bring you into the world of automotive diagnostic simulation by Electude. Turn your video quality settings to HD for the best visual experience.

09/04/2019

ENGINE IS A NON-RUNNER: DTC P0301-4

In this series we bring you into the world of automotive diagnostic simulation by Electude. Turn your video quality settings to HD for the best visual experience.

05/04/2019

ENGINE RUNS ROUGH: DTC P0302

In this series we bring you into the world of automotive diagnostic simulation by Electude. Turn your video quality settings to HD for the best visual experience.

05/04/2019

ENGINE WONT CRANK: DTC P0483

In this series we bring you into the world of automotive diagnostic simulation by Electude. Turn your video quality settings to HD for the best visual experience.

03/04/2019

ENGINE CRANKS BUT WON'T RUN: DTC U0100

In this series we bring you into the world of automotive diagnostic simulation by Electude. Turn your video quality settings to HD for the best visual experience.

03/04/2019

Engine runs poorly. P0534.

In this series we bring you into the world of automotive diagnostic simulation by Electude. Turn your video quality settings to HD for the best visual experience.

03/04/2019

Engine cranks but won't run.

In this series we bring you into the world of automotive diagnostic simulation by Electude. Turn your video quality settings to HD for the best visual experience.

03/04/2019

Find out why this engine cranks, runs and then stalls.

In this series we bring you into the world of automotive diagnostic simulation. turn your video quality settings to HD for the best visual experience.

01/10/2018

Mitsubishi GDi Fuel Feed Problems.

How we catch and confirm fuel delivery issues on the low pressure side of a 1998 Mitsubishi Challenger with a 3.5L v6 GDi engine.

BMW DSC Mischief 07/08/2018

BMW DSC Mischief

Rust trouble.

BMW DSC Mischief What is the connection between rust and multiple warning lamps on the instrument cluster?

BMW No Drive 16/07/2018

BMW No Drive

This Beemer is going no where soon :-(

BMW No Drive In this video I hop into a 2002 BMW X5 for a quick decision on which end of the workshop to send it - mechanical or electrical.

13/07/2018
19/04/2018

ULTRASONIC CLEANING SERVICE

If you operate a repair workshop and frequently have to clean the internals of transmission valve bodies, carburetors, intake manifolds, cylinder heads, etc, we have arrived with something that will make your life a lot simpler - ultrasonic cleaning service.

Forget using jet sprays or scrubbing which physically damages your parts. The transducers in our equipment generate myriad miniscule bubbles in the cleaning solution that implode violently when they contact the parts being cleaned. The implosion is called cavitation action, which quickly and safely blasts away all contaminants on your parts. The bubbles penetrate all cracks, crevices and blind holes – areas almost impossible to reach by hand scrubbing in wash tanks. Generally the process is completed in 10 – 15 minutes although actual cleaning time depends on the condition and number of products placed into the solution.

Note that we can also use this technology to restore air, fuel, transmission, hydraulic, etc filters back to near factory efficiency without affecting their physical integrity at all. If you have expensive or difficult to source filters whose functionality you need to restore, feel welcome to contact us too. Call or whatsapp +256782772392.

19/03/2018

2006 Toyota Estima straight out of the customs bonded warehouse with a check engine light. The fuel ratio sensor heater was open on this one.

14/03/2018

CATALYTIC CONVERTER THEFTS

Recently I am noticing a trend where people turn up with cars that have a check engine light on, only to interrogate the engine computer it and have it throw up the P0420 or P0430 fault codes or both. Both codes relate to exhaust catalyst system efficiency. Increasingly, the vehicles are recent imports just out of the dealer's or customs warehouse. Surely there is something fishy going on!

For any affected or worried car owner to understand what is going on, I need to explain a little bit about catalytic converters and why they are important. In order to reduce air pollution, modern vehicles are equipped with a device called a catalytic converter that reduces emissions of three harmful compounds found in car exhaust: Carbon monoxide (a poisonous gas), Nitrogen oxides (a cause of smog and acid rain) and unburnt hydrocarbons (a cause of smog). These are converted into less harmful compounds before leaving the car’s exhaust system. This is accomplished using catalysts, which gives the device on the exhaust pipe its name. The catalysts used in these converters are platinum, rhodium and palladium. The metals (especially platinum) are quite expensive. That explains why a new catalytic converter is quite expensive. I hope we are now together and you can see where this is going.

Some unscruplous garages/mechanics are colluding with collecters of these metals to break the material out of catalytic converters on vehicles owned by unsuspecting owners or dealers. Usually, because this results in the engine computer taking offence and turning the check engine light on, they will blank the light on the instrument cluster out too for good measure. If you have a car newer than around 1995, please check that your check engine light comes on with the key in the ON position and then goes out within a few seconds after the engine cranks and runs - otherwise you have probably been had already.

Of course there are other different reasons why your check engine, ABS and airbag lights would stay on once the engine starts but that will be a story for another day.

Range Rover Sport Xmas Tree 12/03/2018

Range Rover Sport Xmas Tree

Dealing with Range Rover Sport zibs.

Range Rover Sport Xmas Tree In this video, I hop into a 2008 RangeRover Sport whose instrument cluster bothers the owner.

Lexus RX450h Linear Solenoid Calibration 08/03/2018

Lexus RX450h Linear Solenoid Calibration

The era of plug and play spare parts on cars is coming to an end. Soon you will need to come to T2MC to successfully complete many spare parts swap procedures.

Lexus RX450h Linear Solenoid Calibration

Toyota LandCruiser Crank Run Stall 03/03/2018

Toyota LandCruiser Crank Run Stall

Interesting car problems.

Toyota LandCruiser Crank Run Stall In this video, I get involved with a 2007 Toyota LandCruiser whose engine cranks, runs and then stalls. At times, it doesn't even bother cranking.

Toyota Hilux Revo APPS 26/02/2018

Toyota Hilux Revo APPS

Here is our latest vehicle diagnostic video.

Toyota Hilux Revo APPS Here is a lesson on why you shouldn't throw parts at a car just because some other repair shop says so.

Photos from Talk To My Car - Uganda's post 10/02/2018

Results for some beneficiaries of free diagnostics scans today.

Videos (show all)

Insight Into The Local Vehicle Repair Players
The Problem With Vehicle Diagnostics
Quick Fuel Pressure Check
ENGINE OVERHEATING: DTC P0483
ENGINE RUNS ROUGH: DTC P0353
ENGINE IS A NON-RUNNER: DTC U0100
CHECK ENGINE LIGHT: DTC P0343
CHECK ENGINE LIGHT: DTC P0102
ENGINE IS A NON-RUNNER: DTC P0689
ENGINE RUNS LEAN: DTC P0134
ENGINE IS A NON-RUNNER: DTC P0223
COOLANT FAN WON'T OPERATE: NO DTC SET

Products

Vehicle diagnostics. Vehicle repair. Vehicle spare parts supply.

Telephone

Address


Kireka
Kampala
6629

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 17:00

Other Automotive Restoration in Kampala (show all)
Handymen Uganda Handymen Uganda
Kampala, 256

Handymen Uganda is an organization offering professional and integrated handymen services to property developers and the residents of Uganda.

Carlos Ultimate phone Solutionz Carlos Ultimate phone Solutionz
Temosewo Mpoza Level 1 Shop 222 ,luwumu St
Kampala

repair of communication devices

Imperial vintage motors Imperial vintage motors
Jinja Road
Kampala, 256

we deal in buying selling repairing and restoring of vintage cars

Yuasa Investments  Ltd -Uganda Yuasa Investments Ltd -Uganda
Plot 2A, 6A Nakawa, Naguru Juntion, Jinja Rd
Kampala, 0414

Dealer in All Brands of Motor Vehicles New/Pre-Owned, Japanese, European, Agricultural Tractor, Auto Garage, Spare parts, Auto Body shop, Mechanical, etc.

Glory motorcare centre Glory motorcare centre
Wakiso
Kampala, 256

i sell spare parts of all vehicle types

Caltech BAJAJ Caltech BAJAJ
P.o.box 5555 Kampala Uganda
Kampala, 001

We have all genuine spares for motorcycles and we offer proffessional repairs through well trained mechanics .

Intercar Uganda Limited Intercar Uganda Limited
Plot 17 Mackinnon Road, Nakasero
Kampala, 256

With experience spanning over 15 years, Intercar Uganda offers outstanding comfort, elegance and safety to its clients seeking peace of mind when it comes to renting the right car.

Makulu Auto Garage Muyenga Makulu Auto Garage Muyenga
Muyenga Tank Hill Road Itallian Supermarket
Kampala

Wova auto garage Wova auto garage
KUBIRI KALERWE
Kampala, 0000

we are located along kubiri kalerwe gayaza road, we offer all kinds of automotive engneering services

Bwanika AUTO PARTS Bwanika AUTO PARTS
Kampala
Kampala, +256

Spare Parts UG Spare Parts UG
William Street
Kampala, 25644

SPARE PARTS UG IS HERE FOR ALL KINDS OF CAR SPARE PARTS & THE LATEST ACCESSORIES AT YOUR DOOR STEP, FOR ALL QUALITY & GENUINE PRODUCTS TO MAKE YOUR CAR LOOK GOOD & SAFE ON THE ROAD WE HERE FOR YOU TO HELP YOU OUT

Lemon Auto Services - UG Lemon Auto Services - UG
Makerere Hill Road
Kampala, 75673

For all vehicle engineering services, Engine repairs, Key programming and ecu repairing services, diagnostic and immobilized key, Auto Electrical engineering, Genuine car spare parts and all other vehicle related services. 0708221808 / 0784073678