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Monday, May 31, 2010

LONGTERMER #1: Update 23, May 2010: Ford Telstar 2.0i4 Ghia - Part 1

LONGTERMER #1: Update 23, May 2010: Ford Telstar 2.0i4 Ghia - Part 1


In this blog entry, I am updating my Ford Telstar i4 Ghia. This is the 23th update.  I'll be dividing into 2 parts, first part about "Major Repair" and 2nd part about my TRIP TO Port Dickson (28 to 30 May 2010).  Yup, just came back from Port Dickson Yesterday.


I sent my car to my Auntie's mechanic (A BMW and Mercedes Specialist) in Kampung Pasir, off Jalan Klang Lama to fix the leaking Flywheel oil seal.  He said need to Remove engine and gearbox before can replace the flywheel oil seal AND gearbox oil seal (Both leaking).  Besides the leaking oil seals, the Driveshafts (both side), Piston ring (emit white smoke), Spark plugs, Water pump AND GASKET... 


I collected my car on May 14, 2010 (after 8 days in workshop)...  RM2,977 poorer...  So far so good apart from the LOW-IDLING (hovering between 600 to 800rpm).  Here's list of parts changed:

- 1 set Piston ring................................RM180
- 1 set top gasket...............................RM370
- 1 piece timing oil seal.........................RM38
- Converter oil seal...............................RM45
- Drive shaft oil seal (2x).......................RM50
- 1 piece flywheel oil seal......................RM65
- 2 pcs drive shaft joint (220 x 2)..........RM440
- 2 pcs drive shaft inner boot (28 x 2)....RM56
- Oil sump gasket................................RM25
- Oil pan gasket..................................RM25
- Water pump....................................RM185
- NGK Spark plug (1 set)......................RM36
- Oil filter...........................................RM28
- Engine oil........................................RM59
- P.V.Valve........................................RM29
- Clip................................................RM6
- Auto transmission fluid......................RM120
- Coolant..........................................RM30

SUBTOTAL:.....................................RM1,787

- Service radiator..............................RM80
- Test cylinder head leakage
 & skim head...................................RM120
- Workmanship................................RM900
- Extractor screws (missing)..............RM90

GRAND TOTAL...............................RM2,977.


Almost forgot, I sent my car twice to BHP Superjet car wash.  Costs RM4 only.  1/2 Manual (human) and 1/2 Automatic.  The result:


What's up in the month of May?

As I am typing this, the Telstar covered 1058km. Now, 153,966km. Previous month, it's 152,908km.  This is despite being in the workshop for 8 days.

Without further ado, let’s proceed to Logbook…

LOGBOOK:

Year of manufactured: December 1998 (registered January 1999)
Purchase price: RM42,000 (Aug 2005)
Current value: RM12,000 (As at March 2010)
Depreciation per year (averaged): RM7,500

Mileage Last Month: 152,908km
Mileage Now: 153,966km
Mileage used May 2010: 1058km

Fuel consumption (so far):
BEST: 10.2km/l (24 December 2009)
WORST: 5.9km/l (September 14, 2009) => 100% City driving

THIS MONTH (May):
BEST: 8.5km/l on 30 May 2010 (80% Highway driving). WORST: May 13: 6.2km/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 31 May 2010,

Expenses (this month):

1) Petrol: 300.
2) Toll: RM100
3) Major repair: RM2,977 (Weng Soon workshop)
4) Parking: RM50
5) Carwash (3 times) RM15.

GRAND TOTAL: RM3,427,


Before I go, here's some parting shots below:
 ABOVE: Parked outside one of my favourite eatery: HOW YEKEE in Section 17, PJ.
BELOW: The NEAT Engine bay after all the repair...



END OF PART 1!  Thanks for having the time and patience to read this Blog entry of mine...  See you on June 29 2010 for the 24th update...  AN ORIGINAL JEFF LIM'S PRODUCTION.  My original work...

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