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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

LONGTERMER #1: Update 14: Ford Telstar Ghia 2.0i(A) 16v

Longtermer #1, Update 14: Ford Telstar Ghia 2.0i4 16v

In this blog entry, I am updating my Ford Telstar i4 Ghia. This is the 14th update.

What's up in the month of August?

Well, lots of things to highlight. Firstly, the FUEL CONSUMPTION(FC)'s better (Latest figure: 10km/L) thanks to "3M Fuel injector Cleaner" which I bought for RM25 at "Brothers Kelana Jaya". What's the effect besides the Improvement in FC?

The Power delivery is more linear - less pressure on the accelerator pedal needed to get the car going, smoother and quieter engine (lower dB), better acceleration (0.4 secs improvement for 0-100km/h run). This contributed to higher highway speed and cornering speed (+10-20km/h) ability. Almost finished my 1st tankful as I am typing this, will fill-up again tomorrow to see the REAL difference in FC to be updated next month.

Good news, NO visit to workshop again this month though I bought my engine oil 2 days ago: Castrol GTX2 - Modern Technology for RM53 (See photo below).

In addition, another of the Telstar's 17" LENSO NX-01 rim dented (see photo above). This means 2x dented rims (Rear right, front right), 1x badly scratched (due to potholes and kerbs) rims (rear left) AND 1x Kerbing+Dent combination (front left)...

As I am typing this, the Telstar only done 146,350km. Previous month, it's 145,555km. It covers >1000km per month. WOW, interesting...

Without further ado, here's the LOGBOOK:

Year of manufactured: December 1998 (registered January 1999)
Purchase price: RM42,000 (Aug 2005)
Current value: RM13,000 (As at August 2009)
Depreciation per year (averaged): RM10500
Mileage last month: 145,555km

Mileage now: 146,350km
Fuel consumption (so far):
BEST: 10km/l (25 August 2009)
WORST: 5.9km/l (November 2008)

THIS MONTH (August):
WORST: 6.3km/l (August 4, 100% City driving)
AVERAGE: 7.9km/L (mixed)
BESI: Today: (25 August) 10km/l

0-100km/h: 10.8 secs (25/8/2009). Previous run 11.2 secs (April 2009).

TODAY, As at 26 August,

Expenses (this month)
1) One bottle of "3M Fuel Injector Cleaner" => RM25
2) Fuel expenses (RM150)
3) Castrol GTX 2 => RM53 from spare part shop (For next week oil change)
4) Parking and tolls charges...

Before I go, here's a parting shot above taken at SS2 Mobil station, my LATEST FILL UP RM70, shortly after, I poured in WHOLE BOTTLE of "3M Fuel Injector Cleaner" into the fuel tank...

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


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