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Friday, May 29, 2009

Longtermer #1, Update 11: Ford Telstar Ghia 2.0i4 16v

In this blog entry, I am updating my Ford Telstar i4 Ghia. This is the 11th update. What's up in the month of May?

On the first week of May, my Telstar broke down again. Suddenly, the engine shut down by itself. Can start, drove 200-300 metres then Engine died again. It happened 300metres away from my house. “Limped” the car slowly to my House.

This time I called AAM to tow (instead of AIA) to my Workshop. Upon inspection, it’s the Distributor which needed change. I left the car at the workshop for 2 days as my foreman cannot find the “Distributor”. New and original part was RM900++. In the end, he had to resort to a used unit (from Chop Shop) for RM370 (add another RM90 for workmanship..

As I typed this, the Telstar only done 130km +/-. Why?
It’s because my dad’s in Vietnam for 2 weeks, hence his Civic FD2 is driven by me. Without further ado, let's proceed to Logbook:


Year of manufactured: December 1998 (registered January 1999)
Purchase price: RM42,000 (Aug 2005)
Current value: RM16,000 (As at January 2009)
Depreciation per year (averaged): RM6,500
Mileage last month: 143,550km

Mileage now: 143,678km
Fuel consumption (so far):
BEST: 9km/l (22 April 2009)
WORST: 5.9km/l (November 2008)

TODAY, As at 28 May,

Expenses (this month)
1) Petrol (RM30 only this month) and toll charges.

2) RM460 to change a Distributor

Before I go, here's a parting shot:

End of Update, thanks for having the patience to read it...


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