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MEGA REVIEW: Hyundai Ioniq HEV - DRIVING DEVICE...

The New Full Hybrid Hyundai Ioniq will be  was launched Today at 1 Utama at 3:30pm.  The Ioniq is CKD  SKD in Kulim, Kedah, hence qualified ...

Monday, July 30, 2012

Mazda Ramadhan Promotion

In this blog entry, I'm posting about Mazda Hari Raya Promotion.

Highlight of this promotion:
MAZDA 6 2.0 and 2.5 => RM20,000 Discount.  Limited units only.  As I'm typing this, Mazda 6 2.0 Sold out and 2.5 limited units.  Extras: TRIBOS Coating, DVD+Navigation thrown in.

Mazda 3 2.0 sedan: Free DVD+Navigation while stock last...

Other promotions for Mazda 2, 5, 8, CX5, CX7 and CX9: Call me.  I have 5 Mazda Salespersons spread across Cheras, Seri Kembangan, PJ and KL.  My no: 012-6852-718.

I will post some photos by tonight 10pm...

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

LONGTERMER #3, Vol 9: Proton Waja 1.6 4G18(A)

In this blog entry, I'm updating my daily ride, Proton Waja 4G18 (A) 2001. This is the 9th update and happened to be my 1st year anniversary owning this car.

Yes, I bought this car from my Uncle exactly 1 year ago.  Mileage bought 128,548km.  Mileage now is 138,686km (more on that later).  Averaged 845km per month only.

This 2 months is a "BUSY" Month and lots of happenings for my Waja.

Firstly, on Mid May, I finally changed my brake pads.  The brand is "BESTFORMBRAKES" Ceramic NAO (Non Asbestos something).  I bought it from a Lowyat Forummer at RM70 only (reflected in my last update).  See photos below:


Then, on 10 July 2012, I changed my front tyres from Goodyear NCT5 to Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max 195/55R15.  I paid RM210 per tyre (Ie. RM420 total).  This includes free 4 tyre valves and balancing which is good deal in my book. Though the tyres' manufactured in 4411 (week 44, 2011).  I changed the tyres at "Chuan Ann Auto (Sunwaymas) Sdn,Bhd.  It's a Goodyear Dealer (listed in Goodyear Malaysia).  See photos below:




Above 2 photos: Old Goodyear NCT5.  Notice the wear on the sides.  It's my fault, didn't check tyre pressure regularly.

On 11 July, I send my Waja for round 1 dyno at RS Dynotune Puchong. The result: 98.6hp@6000rpm (80.4whp) and a pathetic 126Nm @ 5000rpm of torque. Round 2 to follows 2 days later as I have something in store.  RM100 for 2 runs. (see photos below)



The next day (12 July) was my 1st year anniversary owning the Waja. I treat the Waja for an ECU Reflash called "Killer Rom Ultimate" (see photos below). Being a 2001 car, the Waja needs to be stripped off the Centre console to reach the ECU (the "flasher" said 2003 model don't need).  See photos below:



Above: Mileage during ECU Reflash.

The Cost: RM850 poorer.   The Effect: Rev cut at 7500rpm, speed cut 190km/h removed, car feels lighter, rev happier, reaches 110km/h faster and lastly more fun to drive.

But 1 day later, 13 July, round 2 dyno shows disappointment.  The Waja have great improvement in Max hp (Now 102.7hp@6000rpm (90.2whp). Slight increase at crank hp but WHOOPING 9.8whp increased in whp (wheel hp). But and a big but, torque was relatively Unchanged.  Still 126Nm with same rev at 5000rpm. I was so pissed of the outcome that I called "the flasher" demanding for answer.  He said the torque was LIMITED BY YOUR AUTOMATIC GEARBOX. Now I wish someone can reprogram the gearbox as well.

All is not lost, the drivability is there and FC Increased by leaps and bounds too. Previously 110km = 1/3 tank gone. As I'm typing this, 110km, the fuel gauge only moved by 0.2cm (ie. dropped 0.2cm from full tank). Here's hoping I can reach 600km per 60 litre full tank VS 420km averaged previously.

Without further ado, let's proceed to LOGBOOK:

Mileage last update: 136,933km
Mileage may to June: 897km

Mileage June: 137,830km (pic below)


Mileage July: 138686km (pic below)

Mileage June to July: 856km

FUEL CONSUMPTION:

ALL TIME:
BEST: 12.8km/l. 100% highway driving (to Penang). 700km per full tank.
WORST: 6.85km/l 100% City driving. 2 hours KL traffic jam. Mere 342km per full tank.


LAST 2 months:

Best: 8.65km/l

Worst: 7.6km/l

Performance:
0-100km/h 12.9 secs (slight downhill and 13.3 secs flat road before ECU Reflash. 11.1 secs (after reflash)


EXPENSES:

June:
1) Ambi pur (9.90 @ Tesco)
2) Parking: RM45
3) Workmanship for Brake pads: RM30 (Ah Choy @ Jln Block C, Happy Mansion, Jln 17/13)
4) Fuel: RM237 (Once Shell, else Esso).
5) Toll: RM15 (estimate)
Total: RM319.90

July

1) New tyres. Goodyear Assurance Fuel max: RM420 (210x2)
2) DYNO Runs: RM100
3) ECU Reflash: RM850
4) Fuel: RM190 (Esso all the way)
5) Parking: RM50 (averaged RM2 per day, 4 days/week MPPJ parking plus some shopping mall parking charges)
6) Toll: RM15 (estimate)
Total: WHOOPING RM1,645.

Before I go, here's a parting shot:

That's all folks, thanks for having the time and patience to read this blog entry, an original Jeff Lim's production.  Not to be copied without credits or links.  See you on 15 September for the next update.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Thanks Innit by Nuffnang: Featured Posts

I, Jeff  Lim's so happy that my blog entry's featured on Innit by Nuffnang as "TOP 8 featured posts".  Not easy I tell you, very competitive.  Thanks you Nuffnang from the bottom of my heart.  Here's a screenshot:
My blog post:  http://otoreview.blogspot.com/2012/07/bmw-mini-showcase-1-utama-i.html  is ranked 8th in the featured posts.

That's all folks, thanks for having the time and patience to read this blog entry.


Close up: Ford S-MAX Ecoboost facelift

In this blog entry, I'm posting a Close up of Ford S-MAX Ecoboost MPV facelift.  This MPV's fully imported from Belgium and priced at RM198,888 OTR. For more detailed info about the MPV, surf to:  http://www.ford.net.my/smax/index.asp

What's new?
Firstly, new heart.  Now equipped with a higher pressure turbo at 240hp and 340Nm or torque mated with 6 speed Powershift Dual Clutch gearbox.  This is an increase from 200hp and 300Nm torque previously.

This is the same engine as New Mondeo and Volvo S60 T6.  Combined fuel consumption of 8.1/100km and 0-100km/h in STONKING 8.2 seconds and top speed equally STONKING 235km/h.  Performance wise, only the VW Sharan with Golf GTI engine comes close.  But it costs RM45,000 more...

Secondly, it now has XXL Panoramic Fixed Glass roof, Higher quality fabric seats, Bi-xenon headlights with DRL and headlamp washer and finally the price: It's now RM13,000 dearer than before.

The S-max inherits the Mondeo famous Control Blade multi-link rear suspension.  Rest assured that ride and handling will be legendary.  Class leading I'd say.  It also comes with Fold flat rear seats.  "Boot space" goes from 285 litres to a WHOOPING 1711 litres in 2 seater mode.

My rating: 8/10.  Deduct marks for questionable maintenance costs and after sales service and cramped 3rd row seats.

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

 Keyless entry with Push start.




 Electric adjustable 8 way front seats driver side with 3 way memory preset.
 HID XENON Headlights with DRL, headlight washers and foglights.



 EXPANSIVE Fixed Panoramic Glass Roof.






Above: 1 pull-fold-down 3rd row seats.  Below: 3rd row legroom.
Above: CRAMPED 3rd row legroom. Below: 3rd row headroom.


 Above: 2nd row legroom.  Decent. Below: 2nd row headroom.



 Above: Check out the WONDERFULLY Designed Aircraft like Handbrake.

B'pillar air cond vents for 2nd row passengers.
Double click to enlarge further.

That's all folks, thanks for having the time and patience to read this blog entry.  An original Jeff Lim's production.  Not to be copied without giving credit or links.