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Sunday, September 28, 2008

LONGTERMERS #1: Update 3: FORD Telstar GC6W 2.0i4 DOHC 16v.

LONGTERMERS #1: Update 3: FORD Telstar GC6W 2.0i4 DOHC 16v.

This month, I Tried mixing half RON 92 and half RON 97 fuel from Mobil. The effects?
Ideal mix, No more power loss compared to100% RON92. Fuel consumption improved from 5.3km/l to 6.6km/l. Yesterday, after 2 times of mixing fuel, out of “No choice” I went back to Shell RON97 (as Shell in my area don’t have RON92). Guess what?

The Fuel consumption went up to a horrendous 5.8km/l. That’s it, I’ll stick to my “plan”, ie. Mixing fuel, from the next fill up.

Last week, the temperature increased again, I brought the Telstar to the mechanics, they just flushed the Radiator. I also asked them to check my ongoing problem which my dad’s mechanic failed to diagnose, he said “It’s alright”. But “klock… klock” sound from rear left suspension was louder on uneven roads and if there’s passenger at the back of the car. My mechanic (Kim Wen motor, Jalan Kilang, Petaling Jaya), immediately pinpointed the problem and changed the Lower arm thingy for RM120 (see photo below).

Also, I’m proud to show you in my opinion ONE OF THE “MOST ESSENTIAL” feature in a car. Prior to buying this Telstar, I was keen on the Accord 2.2i SV4 (Local assembled 1997 model). I didn’t buy that car because Its rear seat cannot “60/40” Split-fold. I’m glad I chose this car as it’s rear seatback can Split-fold. It happened as recent as yesterday, I did my shopping in TESCO, the boot’s full, the solution? I just split-fold the seatback and viola, see picture below.

Without further ado, let’s proceed to the Logbook.


Year of manufactured: 1998 (registered January 1999)
Purchase price: RM42,000 (Aug 2005)
Current value: RM19,000 (As at September 2008)
Depreciation per year (averaged): RM7,667

Mileage when bought: 97,000km.
Mileage now: 136,800km.

Fuel consumption: See text above.

Expenses (this month)
1) RM120. Replaced rear left lower arm suspension (not sure what is it called but attached photo above.

That’s all folks, do come back next month (End October) for further updates.


  1. where can i find specialist in KL/Selangor for this car? mine also i4 model.

  2. Come join us...

    There's a small community Telstar owners...

    For me, I buy spare part/s in Fook Bee Motor (opposite PJ State Police Station) and send to my dad's workshop in Jalan Kilang (VERY OLD workshop).

    My opinion is, ONLY send to Ford Malaysia/Sime darby for Engine TUNING (Used to charge RM80 in 2006) that's all.