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Saturday, September 29, 2012

LONGTERMER #4 Vol 5: Perodua MYVI 1.5SE+ Auto

In this blog entry, I'm updating my family's ride. This is the 11th month we owned the MYVI 1.5SE+.  This is the 5th month since My sister took over the MYVI 1.5SE. She even called this car "BUMBLEBEE".  This means that I can't update this blog entry as detail as I'd like to as my sister can't help me to monitor the best/worst Fuel Consumption and ownership experience of the car.  

During the period of time from last update, Ie. Late April till End September, the "Bumblebee's" been to Kuantan (Bukit Gambang Resort) to be exact back in May, Multiple trip to Klang and recently (Merdeka Day) to Kalumpung Resort (photos below).

  Last week, the Bumblebee visited Malacca as well.

Back in August, the Bumblee went for 10,000km service (FINALLY) - 3 months late.  I requested for GPS Map Update as well FOC (Free of Charge).  Photo below: Waiting for service at Perodua Jalan Universiti.

Next service, 20,000km due on Early February.  It's a good thing that Perodua opted for Synthetic oil and 10,000km service interval.  Unlike Honda and Proton which still stick to 5,000km service interval.

I'm sad to say that there's another "Setback" preventing me to cover this car in the future.  From September 23 onwards, my sister moved to Klang to stayed with her husband.  She'll tag this Bumblebee along.  But this is a blessing in disguise, as the Bumblebee gets to EXERCISED daily from Bandar Puteri Klang to PJ Old town and then Damansara Uptown.  Yup, isn't it sweet, the newly weds carpooled to work?

This means that I'll STOP updating this LONGTERMER, Myvi 1.5SE Next month.  Right after the "1st anniversary Update".  So it ENDS at VOLUME 6.  Sad but true...

Without further ado, let's proceed to Logbook:

Mileage upon delivery: 0023km
Mileage last update: 7300km
Mileage used last month: 
Mileage May: 8100km

Mileage June: 8888km (788km - May to June)

Mileage July: 9855km (967km - June to July)

Mileage August: 10,576km (721km - July to August)

Mileage this month: 11,522km (946km - August to Sept)

Average mileage per month:
1046km. (A drop compared to 1217km @ last update 5 months ago).

Purchase price: RM54,000 (less NCB)
Interest rate: 2.95% @ RM42,000. Public bank for 5 years loan.


Best: 16.8km/l, Kuantan (Bukit Gambang Resort trip), May 2012.
WORST: 8.8km/L (Shell RON95) 80% City/20% Highway driving driven by Me. (January 27)

0-100km/h: 10.9 seconds normal acceleration in "D" with Air cond on.

Major Expenses:
NONE over the last 2 months apart from Fuel, parking and Tolls...

Before I go, here's some parting shots:
 Above and below: Different shades of yellow under different flash mode.  Above was "SLOW SYNC" below: Forced Flash.  Amazing colour.

 Above and below: Again different shades of Yellow.  From Dakar yellow to Lime yellow (without flash).

 Above: Car parked at Kuantan (Bukit Gambang Resort), below: magical no: 8888km as at 18 June 2012.

That's all folks, see you Next month for the 1st anniversary update.  Ie. Late October 2012 for Volume 6.  An original JEFF LIM'S Production.  MY original work.  Posting this from my office, will post more photos by Tuesday 6pm.   ALL PHOTOS UPLOADED 2045hrs, Tuesday.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

NEW "tyres": NIKE FREE RUN+ 3

I, Jeff Lim, just bought my 1st Running "tyres" err...  I mean shoes since 2009.  It's a "NIKE FREE RUN+ 3.  Check out the Silver "Reflector SWOOSH".  Photo below:

 Previous running shoe also Nike.  It's Nike Air Pegasus 25 ESC+ (Lance Armstrong LIVESTRONG Limited Edition).  Bought Late 2009. Photo below:

Then, there's a "POWER" Badminton shoes in 2010 but that's different Category.  I'm talking about RUNNING Shoes OR "Tyres" The problem, the Bottom sole glue all came out, stuck it back and came off again.  Now 1 piece of the sole (middle part) missing (Photo below - circled, missing parts)

Back to the NEW "tyres" OR Shoes.  Bought these from Jusco 1 Utama's SportsDirect.  Normal price RM379.  Less 20% off and RM50 Jusco Gift voucher.  = RM303.20 less RM50 = RM253.20 only.  Quite a good deal in my book.

Well there's a saying a picture's worth 1000 words, here are the photos:

 Above:  What I mean "Tyre", it's sole does shaped like tyres.  Below: SIZE 10 US and 9 UK.  Typical Malaysian shoe size.  I found out at MANY Shoes Sales.  Size 9 to 11 always sold out.  Left Size 7,8,12-15.

Above: Can be categorised as Gadgets due to the NIKE+ Software built at the Bottom of the shoe.  All you need is the Application for your IPOD or IPHONE to hook it up.


Nike Free Run+ 3 features a mesh and multi-layer constructed upper with adaptive fit midfoot system, sculpted Phylite foam midsole for cushioning, Nike Free configured grooves and sipes underfoot for flexibility, and an environmentally preferred rubber outsole with waffle piston traction and added BRS 1000 carbon rubber at the heel.  Free Run+ 3 weighs 8.7 ounces (OR 246.6g) in a mens size 10.

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.  COPY LIKE A MAN!  Don't plagiarise.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

LONGTERMER #3, Vol 10: Proton Waja 1.6 4G18(A)

 In this blog entry, I'm updating my daily ride, Proton Waja 4G18 (A) 2001. This is the 10th update and happened to be my 14th month owning this car.  Sorry for late update, 10 days later than promised in the Previous Update (Mid July), busy for my Sister's wedding preparations which ended last Saturday.

On the month Of August, there's nothing much to highlight except I bought the Engine Oil, Castrol Magnatec at RM90 in PH Auto Supplies, Sea Park and touch and go top up.  On 22 August, I fixed my jammed rear right door.  

The handles, apparently 2 of the locking Cables snapped RM100 to fix.  Also, changed the front left foglights to Hella (RM20 poorer).  

I spent a lot this month (September).  Firstly, Touch up paint+Solvent (to remove the rust)+Clear coat.  Total RM21.90+?+? = RM42.90.  Forgotten the other 2 pricings.  I managed to touched up Scratched and dented part myself but the result's pretty ugly.  See photos below: (to be uploaded when I found my handphone data cable).
Uploaded 27/9/2012, 2030hrs.

Secondly, I bought LAMBDA Engine Cleaner Set.  It consists of Lambda Oil Primer (Engine flush) (- see Video below for demo) and Lambda Tank Otto (Fuel Injection Cleaner).  1 Set costs RM85 from a Lowyat forummer. Bought from the same guy who Reflashed my Car 2 months ago. (Photos below)

The results?  The former this morning just flushed, to be update in 2 months time, the latter, tried yesterday.  It achieved INSTANT Improvement in Acceleration and car felt lighter and rev happier than ever before.  

Lambda Oil Primer Demo Video:

FINALLY, this morning I performed an oil change.  Last service October 20 2011, 9000km ago.  That's like 11 months ago.  The Engine oil drained looks Very black (didn't manage to take photo as the mechanic poured into a Recycle tank before I managed to capture it).

Finger's crossed, after the Lambda Primer and Fuel treatment set and New Oil change, Fuel Consumption'll be better.  Will update you in 2 months time for the results.

Without further ado, let's proceed to Logbook:
Mileage last update: 138686km

Mileage August: 139,660km
(Mileage July to August: 974km)

Mileage September: 140,830km
(Mileage Aug to Sept: 1170km)


BEST: 12.8km/l. 100% highway driving (to Penang). 700km per full tank.
WORST: 6.7km/l 100% City driving.  Mere 332km per full tank.

LAST 2 months:

Best: 8.65km/l 

Worst: 6.7km/l (My Garmin GPS Recordings).  Last 2 fill ups before Oil change.

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


1) Engine oil: Castrol Magnatec: RM90 (PH Auto Sea Park).
2) FUEL: RM230
3) Parking: RM170
4) Touch and Go top up: RM30.
5) Central Lock Cables (RM50 + RM50 workmanship)+Hella foglights = RM120. (Photos below):


1) Touch up paint (Arctic Blue), Solvent and Clear Coat: RM42.90 (Bought at ENEOS 1U) 

2) LAMBDA Fuel Injection Cleaner and Engine Cleaner: RM85 for 2 bottles 
3) Labour for oil change and Oil filter: RM34
4) FUEL: RM265
5) Parking: RM200 (Incl RM10 ONE CARD TOP UP)
6) Car wash: RM8
TOTAL: RM634.90

Before I go, here's a parting shot:
Taken at Stadium Bukit Jalil Car Park C during the Star Motor Carnival 2 weeks ago.

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.  COPY LIKE A MAN.  Don't plagiarise.  See you on 15 November for the next update.

CLOSE UP: Ford FOCUS ST and Fiesta Beta

CLOSE UP: Ford Focus ST and Ford Fiesta Beta spec.

In this blog entry, I'm covering the NEW Ford FOCUS ST and Ford Fiesta Beta spec as seen in Mid Valley Megamall last Thursday to Sunday (ie. Last weekend).  The Ford Focus ST's yours for RM208,888 OTR Inclusive Insurance, while the Ford Fiesta Beta's yours for RM92,888 OTR.  

The Ford Focus ST was launched alongside with the Focus Standard and Focus + sedan and hatchback.  This surprised everyone in Malaysia as our country's 1st in SOUTH-EAST Asia to have the Focus ST.  Yes, that's EVEN ahead of Thailand and Singapore.  

The fully imported from Germany Focus ST is powered by a 2.0 litre Ti-VCT EcoBoost mill offering 250 PS at 6,500 rpm and 340 Nm at 1,750 rpm, and performance wise zips from 0-100 km/h time of 6.5 seconds and a top speed of 248 km/h. It’s mated with a six-speed manual transmission, with specially-revised gearing.

The engine emits a distinctive soundtrack through a newly-enhanced sound symposer, which relays the engine sound directly from the intake into the cabin. The exhaust system, with a unique twin hexagonal centre exhaust tailpipe, has also been tuned to deliver a meaty growl when you push the car.

A comprehensive range of driver assistance features make their way on – there’s a variable ratio Sport Steering System, which reduces steering sensitivity when driving in a straight line and increases sensitivity when cornering. The EPAS has also been specially calibrated for the car, and detects and counters torque steer using a more aggressively pitched version of Ford’s Torque Steer Compensation (TSC).

Elsewhere, the ESP features three distinct modes – drivers can turn ESP on for a tuned version of the system found throughout the Focus range. Next, a reduced or wide-slip mode disables traction control and activates ESP only when absolutely necessary. Finally, ESP can be switched off altogether, if you’re into that sort of fun.

Other items include Torque Vectoring Control (TVC), which applies brake torque to the inner wheel through a corner to reduce understeer and Cornering Under Steer Control (CUSC), which applies torque to create yaw torque based on the vehicle’s understeer behaviour prior to ESP, both in power-on and power-off conditions.

The ST gets a unique tuned suspension, of course. The rear suspension has been revised, with a number of new parts developed specially for the car, uprated suspension knuckles and an all-new anti-roll bar design among them. Ride height is lowered by 10 mm over the base Focus, with uprated shocks and springs in tow.

Other kit includes six airbags, capless refuelling system, a sunroof as well as a specially-designed steering wheel, gearshift and pedals. The cabin also features darker headlining and trim on the pillars. Incidentally, the ST here is offered in what is called the ST2 trim level.

For Malaysia, four exterior colours are available, these being Panther Black, Race Red, Spirit Blue and the ST signature colour, Tangerine Scream. The car’s customised Recaro seats has its bolsters decked in matching colours, including that of Tangerine Scream (the Panther Black body colour gets its bolsters dressed in Race Red).

The newly launched Ford Fiesta Beta (photo above) has been produced in order to commemorate the second anniversary of the Fiesta sales in Malaysia and the model is available only in Panther Black, along with bold red racing stripe and white outlines. The Ford Fiesta Beta comes with 1.6 liter engine, the usual Fiesta 7 airbags, along with the two-tone black and red leather trimmed seats, chrome door lining, scuff plates, 3M tinted windows, iPod cable, special carpet mats and etc.

Features which can be found on the Ford Fiesta Beta don’t stop here and the model is also getting a body kit, daytime running lights and sports decals. The price of the Ford Fiesta Beta has been set at RM92,888.

If you missed last weekend's Roadshow in Mid Valley, don't be disappointed.  SDAC's got 2 more similar Roadshows at these locations near you:

Gurney Plaza, Penang - Centre Court
10 - 14 Oct 2012

Sutera Mall, Skudai, Johor - Centre Court
7 - 11 Nov 2012

If you want to buy this car, please contact me, Jeff Lim at 012-6852718.  Well there's a saying a picture's worth 1000 words.  Here are the photos:


END OF FOCUS ST PHOTOS.  Let's proceed to Fiesta Beta photos:

That's all folks, thanks for having the time and patience to read this blog entry.  The photos ALL MY ORIGINAL WORK, while the text description I picked from VARIOUS Blogs and rephrased them.  HEY, At least I'm Being HONEST.  I copied like a MAN.