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Saturday, March 31, 2018

Blessed Easter everyone

Blessed Good Friday and Easter Sunday  to all Christians...

Here's a video on what is Good Friday.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Longtermer 5: Hyundai i10 1.25 CVVT 5th year report

Longtermer 5: Hyundai i10 1.25 CVVT 5th year ownership report

In this blog entry, I'm updating my Ownership experience of my 2012 Registered March 2013 Hyundai i10 1.25 CVVT.  This is the 60th month or 5th year I owned the car.  I took delivery of this car on 14 March 2013.  Sorry for 2 weeks late update, I've Upgraded the ECU (5th anniversary present), monitoring the FC and performance.

I sent the I10 for "75,000km service" back in January 8, 2018.   In reality, it's 63,000km only as it's calculated by months.  Like my previous 2 service, I used Fully Synthetic Shell Helix Ultra, thus stretching service intervals to 6 months OR 10,000km.  Note to ALL Hyundai Owners, Hyundai Sime Darby is not as strict as Peugeot, VW OR Kia.  They allow 15 days OR 1,000km +/- tolerance level.  

Back in June 2017, I upgraded my Car DVR and Custom made Coil mats.

Above and below: Damage RM280+Labour.

Above photo taken July 2017

During my last service on 8 January 2018, I changed the ATF, Fully synthetic Oil, spark plugs, Brake fluid, Alignment and balancing.  I was told the front brake pads (296), Cabin filter (72) and rear absorbers (RM734) needs changing.  I bought these parts outside at PH Auto Sea Park for RM68.90, RM37.10 and RM328.60 respectively.  

I decided to Change my Brake pads, cabin filter and Rear absorbers outside.

  Guess what, I bought the Brake pads to my Friend shop San Xing Auto, Puchong.  The mechanic said Old brake pads still have 50% left.  I was advised not to change, keep it.  As for the Absorbers, I bought for RM328.60 + RM25 labor) (Service center quoted me RM736.00 including labor).

2 weeks ago, I renewed the Road tax (RM72.10 - post office price) and Insurance (RM445.35) Tokio Marine comprehensive for RM21,000.

Above: The advantage of Hyundai's Tokio Marine Insurance over Others.  No loading up to 15 years old.  10 years Betterment Waiver among others.

On 14 March 2018, I gave the i10 his 5th Birthday Present.  Piggyback ECU Upgrade by RS Dynotune, Puchong worth RM650.

Shall Upload the figures.  Uploaded see bottom page OR PDF file below:

Basically my Horsepower down by 4.8ps while my torque increased 25%.  70% of torque came in as low as 3000rpm.  Car's more nippy.  FC improved slightly by 10% after finished 2 Full tank.

Well, There's a saying a picture's worth 1000 words.  Here are some photos:

 Above photo taken July 2017.

Without further ado, let's proceed to Logbook:

Mileage upon delivery: 0057km

Mileage last update: 48,916km (22 March 2017)

 Mileage today: 62,736km (22 March 2018)

Mileage done past 12 months: 13,820km

Average mileage per month: 1152km (past 12 months)

Average mileage per day: 38.4km

OVERALL Average mileage per month: 1045.6km
OVERALL Mileage per day: 34.8km.

Purchase price: RM45,500 (cause Year Make 2012 registered 2013 March)

Current value: RM21,000.

Interest rate: 2.96% (PBB) for 48 months loan @ 25,000.

 Monthly RM582.


 BEST: 14.7km/l . RM70 =  457km.

 WORST: 9km/l.  RM70 = 270km. 100% CITY.



1) 2 service. Previous service RM220.00 Last service: RM650.00
2) Annual Roadtax (70) and insurance renewal (RM445 for RM21,000 insured)
3) Piggyback ECU upgrade (RM650)
4) Petrol (average RM200 per month) and toll (once a month top up RM30)
5) Car DVR - RM280
6) New Coil mats Custom made RM180 
7) Rear absorbers - RM328.60 (+25 labor)
8) Front brake pads RM68.90
9) Cabin Filter - RM37.10


This is a Very Solid car with decent soundproofing, Great Ride and handling and high speed stability.  Check out the Top speed: 175km/h.  And 0-100km/h in 12.2 seconds.

 Test drive to agree with me.  There's a reason behind...

Apparently the i10's Engineered, designed and tuned in India.  This is to meet Indians requirements.  This explained the Robustness of the chassis and suspension.  Built to take on Indian Roads...  If the i10 can survive Indian Roads, then Malaysian road conditions are piece of cake.  

Note that our i10s are CKD, but the CKD pack Came from INDIA.  The i10's only produced in 3 countries and NONE are Korea.  It's Kulim, Malaysia, Chennai India and Mexico.  

OVERALL I have NO REGRET Buying this Hyundai i10.  Rating 9/10.  Can't wait to service outside once 5 years warranty over.  As some of its spare parts price were heavily marked up.  Eg. Brake pads, plugs, absorbers and Engine mountings.   

If you want to test drive or buy the i10, please call me Jefferson Lim at 012-6852-718.

Before I go, here's a parting shot:
Seeing double.

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

Dyno results. 

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Taking Bus+MRT+LRT to work adventure

Yesterday, My House Auto gate Spoilt.  I can't drive my Car out.  I walked to the end of the road of my house.  Took public transport for 1st time in 6 months.
Took the following to work:

1) T816 Feeder bus (Waited 15 mins) to Phileo Damansara MRT Station

2) Phileo MRT Station to Merdeka Station

3) Interchange to Plaza Rakyat Station (walked 5 mins)

4) Plaza Rakyat Station to Chan Sow Lin Station

5) Colleague picked me up at CSL Station to my Office in Jalan Dua.

Total Journey time 75 mins.  OR 1 hour and 15 mins.  Total cost: RM6.40 (MRT+LRT) + 2 (feeder bus) return trip.

Photos from Chan Sow Lin to Section 17 PJ (Photo essay):

 Above and below: Scenic view from Pedestrian Bridge at Phileo MRT Station.

Above and below: Waited 18 mins for Feeder Bus.

 Reached home 8:04pm.  Total travelling time 80 mins or 1 hour and 20 mins.

My opinion: Very Good experience.  I'm surprised by the great improvement of today's Public transportation.

Pros: Seeing New faces, making friends (if I want to), Cheap (RM8.40), Exercise

Cons: Time consuming, Long walk, What if it rains?

Overall I'm kinda impressed with my journey.  Shall take Feeder bus+MRT+LRT on my Duty days (9am to 7pm) once every 3 days.