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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

LONGTERMER #1: Update 24, June 2010: Ford Telstar 2.0i4 Ghia

LONGTERMER #1: Update 24, June 2010: Ford Telstar 2.0i4 Ghia

In this blog entry, I am updating my Ford Telstar i4 Ghia. This is the 24th update. 

What's up in the month of June?

As I am typing this, the Telstar covered 1272km. Now, 155,238km. Previous month, it's 153,966km.

I kicked off on the 1st week of June driving the Telstar to Ipoh (day trip).  Brought my friend from Hong Kong there.  There's a saying a picture's worth 1000 words, here's some photos:

Now you see it...
Now you don't...

Above: See how spacious the Telstar.  Below: Ergonomic door (very comfortable)
Above: Reached Petaling Jaya.  2hrs, 30 mins journey.  Slight jam due to Agong's birthday (public holiday).

On June 15, I ordered K&N Drop-in Air filter from UK via (jaysperformance).  It costs £45 only (RM217.60 was billed to my Debit card).  I was quoted RM300 in Speedworks PJ, hence a savings of RM82.40.  See next post entry...

The result?
See next blog entry...

Three days ago, my car battery went flat.  My mechanic warned me last month that the battery's dying.  Still, I'm glad that it died after EXACTLY 2 years serving my car.  Not bad for a traditional battery (Acid).  The Telstar broke down outside my office, I have no Choice but to buy Battery from a tyre shop behind my office.  I was ripped off, RM250 for NS70 GP maintenance free battery.  This is a change of battery size, previously using "DIN55" (quoted RM280 for DIN55).

As a result, my battery bracket/mounting no longer fits.  Temporary left WITHOUT battery bracket/mounting (see photo)

Without further ado, let’s proceed to 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: 153,966km
Mileage Now: 155,238km
Mileage used June 2010: 1272km

Fuel consumption (so far):
BEST: 10.2km/l (8 June 2010)
WORST: 5.9km/l (September 14, 2009) => 100% City driving

BEST: 10.2km/l on 8 June 2010 (100% Highway driving). WORST:June 21 13: 6.4km/L, 90% City driving. I used either RON95 Shell OR Mobil RON95 only.

0-100km/h: 10.2 secs (20/6/2010). Previous run 10.8 secs (1/1/2010).

TODAY, As at 29 June 2010,

Expenses (this month):

1) Petrol: RM360.
2) Toll: RM100
3) K&N Air Filter (bought via RM217.90  (45 pound sterling).
4) Parking: RM50
5) New Battery GP Maintenence free: RM250 (25 June 2010).


Before I go, here's some parting shots:

Picture above & above above, my Telstar co-incidentally parked in front of a NEW FORD MONDEO.  I can't help taking these shots...

That's all folks,  Thanks for having the time and patience to read this Blog entry of mine...  See you on July 30 2010 for the 25th update...  AN ORIGINAL JEFF LIM'S PRODUCTION.  My original work...

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