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Saturday, November 29, 2014

LONGTERMER 3: 40th month, Proton Waja 4G18 (A)

LONGTERMER 3: Volume 13, 40th month, Proton Waja 4G18 (A)


In this blog entry, I'm updating my Daily Ride, 2001 Proton Waja 4G18 Auto.  This is the 40th month I owned this car.  I bought this car from my Uncle back in 11 July 2011.  Yes, I've decided to revive my Longtermers.  It's been 20 months since I last update my daily ride.  Last update was back in March 2013!!!

Nothing much changes throughout the year of 2013.  This Waja requires LITTLE Maintenance.  Since last update back in March 2013, this baby only had 3 oil change.  ALL using Liqui Moly MOS/2 10W/40 Semi-synthetic oil (below).

2013 Maintenance highlights:

19/4/2013: PU Steering bush, front and rear engine mounting, Liqui Moly oil change - RM260 total

29/6/2013: New Alarm, replace foglights bulb 

11/9/13: Plugs coil, valve cover gasket 

26/10/13: STIFF RING.  Liqui Moly oil change

Bought Stiff Ring at RM188+50 labour = RM238.  Results: Priceless, much much improved ride and handling.  

That's all for 2013.

2014 highlights:

Timing belt and Water pump changed on 15 Jan 2014 at 156,956km


16/5/2014: Battery change - RM200 only for Roadmaster NS60/L

8/6/2014: Oil change Liqui Moly and fill air cond gas (120+60)

Other toys:
Above: Avantree Original 2.1A+1.0A USB charger.  RM60.  Below: It powers my trusty WAZE on my Iphone 5.

 Above: Car DVR bought from Lazada at RM62 only.  Decent quality.

This happened on my Birthday.  Morning, 13 August, 8.55am.  The Waja skidded, locked brake and crashed the divider.  2 corners away from my showroom.  









 ABOVE: The road where the accident happened.

 Above and below: 2 rims gone.


 I had to resort to claim my own insurance.  The Waja's at Workshop from 13 August to 18 September.  

List of parts needs replacement:
1) Right side sport rims broken (sourced OEM Waja AAC rims for RM190)
2) All 4 absorbers needs changing
3) Radiator
4) Wiper washer reservoir
5) Lower arm
6) Driveshafts
7) Ball joint
8) 4 wheel bearings
9) New front mudgard
10) Respray whole right side panel.
11) New Front bumper
12) New front foglights
13) BASICALLY whole right side Undercarriage needs replacement.

I supplied the following parts:

1) OEM Waja Rims - RM190

2) NEW SACH Super Touring absorbers (with 1 year warranty) worth RM400

3) Paid for Original front bumper


TOTAL INSURANCE CLAIM RM5,600+

WORK IN PROGRESS:












COMPLETED WORK:







Without further ado, let's proceed to Logbook:

Mileage last update 149,000km (March 20) - month 20

Mileage today: 171,100km (29/11/14) - month 40

Mileage used in 20 months: 22,100km or 3 times oil change.  

Average km: 1103.5km per month 

BUT: From July onwards, my office moved from Damansara Perdana to Setia Alam.  Monthly mileage hence doubled compared to May.  Example: 

Distance covered in May: 1070km.

Mileage used in July: 2100km.  Below: Mileage at 30 July: 165,700km

Note: From 13 August to 18 September car is NOT Driven.  So August and September Fuel Log incomplete.

Mileage used in October: 1960km

FUEL CONSUMPTION:

ALL TIME:

BEST: 12.8km/l. 100% highway driving (to Penang). 726km per full tank.

WORST: 6.7km/l 100% City driving. Mere 342km per full tank.

LAST 4 months (July to November:

Best: 12.3km/l (100% highway)

Worst: 7.1km/l (My Garmin GPS Recordings). 100% city driving

Average: 9.63km/l (Garmin GPS recording)

Well, there's a saying a picture's worth 1000 words, here are the photos:
Above: Photo taken days before the Accident.  Where the Waja lost control and hit the divider. 
Ironically, it happened on my birthday, 13 August 2014.











That's all folks, thanks for having the time and patience to read this blog entry!  An ORIGINAL Jeff Lim's production!  Copy like a man.  Don't plagiarize.

1 comment:

Charles said...

Hi! I'm looking for stiff rings for my Waja 2001 4G18 Auto! Where do you recommend to get them installed?