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Monday, September 12, 2011

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

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

In this blog entry, I'm updating my ride, Proton Waja 1.6 4G18(A).  This is the 3rd update.  I spent quite a lot on this car this month:

First, I upgraded my OEM Air filter to K&N 33-2074 Drop-in Air filter.  The damage cost: RM240 bought from 'speedworksonline' (William) via Lowyat Forum.

 The results:  Slightly better acceleration and midrange, especially overtaking from 60-90km/h.  Fuel consumption wise, no improvement so far.

Secondly, I went to Tayaria (Aka. Kit Loong tayar), I did Alignment, balancing and readjust rear camber. The staff there told me 2 of my tyres bald one side (outer side). She recommend Pirelli P6 tyres. They were having promotion from June to August 31. 195/55R15 size RM250 each only including balancing. While changing the tyre and fixing the rear camber, they told me that 3 of the rims bent (bengkok).  The damage: RM610 poorer.

Here's the photos of the damage:

The results: Much much  better ride and handling.  Can corner up to 110km/h.  Before, anything above 100km/h = unstable and steering wobbles at high speed.  Now, I can go up to 150km/h without sweat.  Just have to bear with Loud wind noise and "Loud engine".

Without further ado, let's proceed to logbook:

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

Mileage today: 130,680km
Mileage this month: 980km


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

This month:
Best: 8.65km/l  (RM22 cents) 50% highway, 50% city. Esso RON95 (7 Sept)
Worst: 7.3km/l (26 cents) 100% city driving (Shell RON95) 24 Aug


1) Petrol: RM230
2) Parking: RM60
3)K&N (K and N) Drop in Air filter: RM240
4) 2x Pirelli P6 195/55R15 tyres + alignment, balancing and rear camber: RM610

TOTAL: RM1110.

Before I go, here's some parting shots:

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.


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