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Thursday, August 18, 2011

LONGTERMER #3, Vol 2: Proton Waja 1.6 4G18 (A)

LONGTERMER #3, Vol 2: Proton Waja 1.6 4G18 (A)

In this blog entry, I'm updating my ride, the Waja 4G18 (A).  It's been 1 month and 1 week I "owned" the car.  So far I spend minimal amount of money on the car.  Just RM40 for REVO Oil treatment. For more info on this REVO Engine Treatment, see my review last year:

The result?
SMOOTHER, Quieter engine, slight torque gain (Pick-up).

Spent 7/10 occasions STUCK in Horrendous KL Traffic Jam.  Going there usually took 20 to 45 mins and Coming back would take 1 hour TO 2 HOURS and 10 MINS (After a heavy downpour) from WISMA GENTING to My house in Section 17, Petaling Jaya.  Note that it's a mere 16km to and 14km fro ride (Using Jalan Perak/Jln Sultan Ismail/Jalan Parlimen/Semantan/Sprint Slip road).

The car's alignment and balancing is TOTALLY OUT.  Steering wobbles at high speed (above 110km/h), front tyres uneven wear (outer almost bald but inside still 60%).  Time to rotate tyres?  Maximum speed I've driven is 140km/h so far due to the "Unstable", uncomfortable (Noisy engine + Loud wind noise) ride at that speed.  Kinda Scary if I drove above 120km/h.  Hope this can be changed after the Alignment/Balancing.

Without further ado, let's proceed to the Logbook.

Mileage at "delivery" (10/7/11): 128,548km

Mileage as at 12/8/11: 129,700km
Mileage this month: 1152km


Best: 12.8km/L (RM14 cents) - 100% Highway. (NKVE)
Worst: 7.1km/L (RM25 cents) - 100% City.  Stuck in KL traffic for 50mins to and up to 2 hours fro for a 15 km journey.  Shell RON95


1) Petrol: RM230 (RM20 cents average).
2) Toll: RM50 (1 time top up touch & go)
3) REVO Oil: RM40.

That's all...

Well, there's a saying a picture's worth 1000 words.  Here are the pictures:

Taken at CASA PRIMA Condo, Kepong.
Above and below: Takan at my dad's Condo in Metro Prima, Kepong.  Currently rented out to a Persian family.  Was there to COLLECT RENTAL!

That's all folks, thanks for having the time and patience to read this blog entry.  An ORIGINAL OTOREVIEW's production.  Jeff Lim's Original Work.  See you on 11 September 2011 for the next update.

1) Alignment and Balancing.+ Rotate tyres. (RM???)
2) K&N Drop in Air Filter. (RM240)


  1. Anonymous10:28 PM

    yES I use REVO too.

    Very good for my car.

    Cause my car very slow to pick up. Now much better.

  2. i am having the same car same engine as you. i am facing the same problem as you. have you overcome it (steering wobble, above 130km/h will be scary to drive)?

  3. i am having same car same engine like you. I am facing the same problem. Have you overcome the problem? (over 120km/h not so nice to drive)

  4. 3 of my original rims Bengkok. I changed new rims. Did alignment, on wheel and off wheel balancing and camber readjustment.

    Now can go up to 180km/h comfortably.

  5. May i know which mechanic you normally go to service? may i know the contact and name of the mechanic?

  6. where you normally service your car? can give his contact?

  7. Depends on where you stay. ANY Mechanic will know how to fix Waja. It's NOT A Continental Car like Audi or Alfa.

    My mechanic is Ah Choy. Block C, Happy Mansion Flat, Sect 17/13, Petaling Jaya. This is the NEAREST Mechanic from my house. Walking Distance 500m away only.

  8. do you have ah choy contact?