Longtermer #1, Update 19, January 09: Ford Telstar 2.0i4 16v Ghia
In this blog entry, I am updating my Ford Telstar i4 Ghia. This is the 19th update.
What's up in the month of January?
As I am typing this, the Telstar covered 821km. Now, 150,205km. Previous month, it's 149,384km. Why is it so? It's ALL Because this car had been in WORKSHOP for 1 week, due to Both Fan belt and Alternator belt snapped.
I don't have EVIDENCE, but I SUSPECT it's gotta do with 2 bottles of D'CARBO poured into my Engine back in December 31 2009 (see photo above). Perhaps it's due to Over-revving by the person I bought the D'Carbo from? Or 2 of my Engine mounting cracked, D'Carbo sort of vibrate the engine which resulted BOTH my Alternator belt and Fan belt snapped? Or is it because like my dad said, the Engine is too "FRAIL" for D'Carbo?
We even SOURCED an Engine and is waiting at the Chop Shop waiting to collect. God is GOOD, my mechanic decided to take apart the engine to see how bad the damaged is. As he taking apart the engine, he found Engine "Chau Saai Waai" (Cantonese, ie. Not in order). He Carefully, installed back the engine and MIRACULOUSLY, the car can START, back to Normal. Hence, saving the need of ENGINE TRANSPLANT. He charged me RM790 only. Again, my mechanic also suspected it all started from D'Carbo.
Picture below, minutes before the Puncture...
Last Saturday, my front left RIM is DENTED BADLY (see photo below)
Year of manufactured: December 1998 (registered January 1999)
Purchase price: RM42,000 (Aug 2005)
Current value: RM12,000 (As at December 2009)
Depreciation per year (averaged): RM7,500
Mileage last month: 149,384km
Mileage NOW: 150,205km
Fuel consumption (so far):
BEST: 10.2km/l (24 December 2009)
WORST: 5.9km/l (September 14, 2009) => 100% City driving
THIS MONTH (January):
BEST: 9km/l on 24 January 2009 (80% Highway driving). WORST: 1st week of January: 7.1km/L, 90% City driving. I used either RON95 Shell OR Mobil RON95 only.
0-100km/h: 10.8 secs (1/1/2010). Previous run 10.4 secs (27/9/2009).
TODAY, As at 28 January 2010,
Expenses (this month)
1) Fuel expenses (RM350)
2) Parking and tolls charges... (RM50 est)
3) CHANGED 4x 2009 Mazda 6 2.5i OEM Sport Rims: Paid RM700 (see photo below). After traded in my LENSO NX-01 17" rims for RM300. 1 used Silverstone Synergy M5 tyre: RM150. Total RM850.
4) Labour for Changing both Alternator and fan pulley, taking apart the engine, top overhaul and putting it back: RM790. (Better than Projected RM2300 for engine transplant).
GRAND TOTAL: RM2040.
Before I go, here's some parting shots below:
That's all folks! Thanks for having the time and patience to read this Blog entry of mine... See you February 28 2010 for the 20th update... AN ORIGINAL JEFF LIM'S PRODUCTION. My original work...