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Malaysia Boleh – Proton Wira 'Teksi' takes on the Nurburgring

I remember the first time I heard of the Nurburgring was on Top Gear when Clarkson tried to make a lap time of under 10 minutes in a diesel Jaguar. He barely made the time but was outclassed by Sabine Schmidt. Needless to say, I always imagined how fast a Proton would go round the famous “Green Hell”. Well, a pair of Dutch twin brothers did just that with their taxi-liveried Proton Wira! The Gravemade brothers from Dutch DIY Mechanics (DDM), Jochem and Ruben turned a regular Proton Wira into a t

CY FoongCY Foong

Aug 7, 2020

Sejarah Proton Arena - pikap pertama buatan Malaysia

Zaman 90-an merupakan era kegemilangan Proton. Kita dapat menyaksikan bagaimana Proton mencipta pelbagai model berdasarkan platform Proton Wira seperti Satria, Putra, dan kereta yang kita ingin fokus dalam rencana ini iaitu Arena. Ini adalah cubaan pertama Proton setakat ini untuk mereka sebuah pikap bersaiz kompak. Dilancarkan pada tahun 2002, Proton mengubahsuai bahagian penumpang belakang sebuah Wira kepada 'cargobed'. Maka itu, Proton Arena hanya boleh memuatkan 2 orang sahaja. Sebagai sebua


Dec 5, 2020

Engine mounting: 3 symptoms of bad engine mounts

Thanks to modern day sound insulation, you don’t realise how hot and bothered things are under the hood. Holding the engine in place and absorbing most of the engine's vibration are engine mounts. They take a lot of punishment. Although generally low-maintenance, engine mounts may wear out sooner than you think. Here we will discuss the symptoms of bad engine mounts in your car. A car engine is heavy. Even a small Perodua Axia’s 1KR-VE weighs about 70 kg. A Perodua Myvi’s 2NR-VE weighs about 86


Jul 21, 2020

Evolution of the Proton Persona in 27 years – Will it ever match the City and Vios?

Back in 1993, the most preferred body-type for a car was a saloon. The Proton Persona debuted, and back then, we knew it as the Proton Wira. The Wira was known as the Persona in UK. Alongside the Wira, the Satria was called the Persona Compact, and the Putra was the Persona Coupe. For 2 generations, the Persona was a C-segment saloon. Things were revamped in 2016, and the Persona name was redesignated to an Iriz-based B-segment sedan. A lot has changed over 27 years, but the Persona remains an a


Oct 31, 2020

Honda City 1.0L Turbo, engine review: Should Malaysians demand for this new engine?

As you might have already know, the latest fifth generation Honda City has just gone on sale in Thailand earlier this year. Honda's B-segment sedan will now one-up its chief rival the Toyota Vios with an all-new 1.0-litre turbocharged engine. The latest Honda City is not expected to be launched in Malaysia until 2021. Thailand remains the only market in the world to sell it, to be followed by India in the second half of 2020, and the rest of world starting 2021. This means that we can't give you


May 26, 2020

New Subaru XV gets 2.5L engine for USA, 184 PS and 239 Nm engine

Subaru has officially revealed the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek, as the Subaru XV is known in the US. The updated Crosstrek now comes with a more powerful 2.5-litre, 184 PS and 239 Nm engine. New Powertrain- 30 PS and 42 Nm more than the current 2.0-litre engine While the base and Premium trims retain the same 2.0-litre engine as the 2020 model, the Sport and Limited trims will be getting a new 2.5-litre four-cylinder 184 PS and 239 Nm boxer engine borrowed from the current outgoing Forester and Outbac


Jun 10, 2020

Should you clean your engine bay?

Getting your car cleaned is very satisfying. Most of us just pay to get them cleaned while some of us prefer to do the job ourselves. Either way, the shiny exterior and spotless interior never fail to make our cars feel fresh. It’s the similar feeling you get after getting a haircut. One area that rarely gets attention at a car wash is the engine bay. Most of us never pop the hood unless our car breaks down or we need to fill up the wiper fluid. If left attended for a long time, the engine bay c


Oct 2, 2020

Proton Wira di litar Nurburgring. Jenama Malaysia jadi taruhan anak muda Belanda!

Litar Nurburgring atau lebih dikenali sebagai The Green Hell adalah sebuah litar yang sangat terkenal bagi peminat sukan permotoran sedunia. Di antara liku-liku, titik buta dan curam yang menakutkan, Nürburgring senantiasa menjadi cabaran utama bagi pemandu-pemandu di seluruh dunia. Nürburgring adalah trek perlumbaan yang boleh dikatakan paling berbahaya dan paling panjang di dunia. Lebih menarik lagi, 2 orang adik beradik, Jochem dan Ruben Gravemade, melalui instagram mereka Dutch Diy Mechanics


Aug 7, 2020

Should you buy engine oils from hypermarkets?

One of the very prevalent questions I get all the time on car maintenance, is about engine oils. This isn't surprising, seeing that it is the one thing we cannot avoid changing after a fixed interval. Often times you'll see hypermarkets selling brands like Shell, Castrol or other branded engine oils for a far cheaper price than it usually retails. Engine oils sold at hypermarts are cheaper, but its authenticity is hard to verify. If it's the real deal, you save some money. If it's not, you will


Jul 14, 2020

Is synthetic engine oil bad for older cars?

Besides the viscosity rating of engine oil, we also have the choice of what type of oil we’d like to use in our car – mineral oil, semi-synthetic oil, and fully-synthetic oil. While most of us would agree that fully synthetic engine oils are the better choice, some older cars show problems when fully-synthetic engine oil is used. We’ve talked about their differences before, and the main advantages of fully-synthetic oil would be the more consistent molecule size and the longer service interval.


Dec 6, 2020

2021 Nissan X-Trail engine details revealed

Nissan X-Trail It looks like the all-new Nissan X-Trail is highly likely to soldier on with its predecessor's 2.5-litre QR25DE powerplant, albeit with improved horsepower, torque and with better fuel efficiency, based on a leaked internal corporate document. The technical documentation states the 2.5-litre unit will see an increase of 10 PS and 12 Nm of torque. However, figures may vary from market to market, depending on state of tune, local fuel quality and emissions control regulations.. Our

Zamil SyaheerZamil Syaheer

May 5, 2020

Used car shopping: 6 tips for checking the engine

So, you want to buy a used car. Maybe it’s a project car, a unique car model you’ve always wanted, or a car model that’s not sold brand new in Malaysia. If your reason for buying a used car is a tight budget, you might want to consider other options like public transportation or a motorcycle. If you’re still here after reading that, we assume you’re serious about this, regardless of your reasons. Well, there’s a long list of things to look out for when buying used cars. In this article, we will


Aug 15, 2020

Mazda service centers switches to Petronas Syntium engine oil

Today, Bermaz Motor announced a supply agreement with Petronas Lubricants Marketing Malaysia (PLMM) for the supply of Petronas Syntium full-synthetic engine oil to Bermaz Motor dealership “For customers, Bermaz's agreement with PLMM represents another milestone in our pursuit of enjoyable and hassle-free ownership experience. Petronas Syntium full-synthetic engine oil will replace our current use of semi-synthetic engine oil at our Bermaz Motor dealerships. Beginning next month, the use of full


Jun 15, 2020

Nissan Will Phase Out Titan XD's Cummins Diesel Engine

Nissan announced that it would stop producing Titan XD's 5.0L Cummins diesel V8 engine in December 2019. Wendy Orthman, Nissan spokesperson, said that the Cummins engine option will soon be put out to pasture. Nissan schedules to adopt the almost-outdated engine to build a pickup by the end of 2019. This is likely to be its last use, and it will no longer be visible in subsequent updates. "This will help better position Nissan in the long term as we prepare for the launch of the new, refreshed 2


Aug 8, 2019

Engine cooling: maintenance tips for your car’s cooling system

A heatstroke can cause escalate your pulse, make you dizzy, and can be fatal. It takes 1 hour of sitting in a closed hot car (parked under the sun) to kill an adult human being. Just like us, car engines too can be severely damaged if operated in overheated conditions. The engine can warp, swell, expand, or even crack in case of overheating. Overheating is bad for both human beings and engines. To keep engines cool, cars are equipped with a cooling system. In this article we will share some easy


Jul 29, 2020

Are you using the WRONG engine oil for your car?

With complete service packages offered when you buy a new car, you rarely need to make a choice when it comes to engine oils. Buy a brand-new Perodua Axia and Perodua will make sure the car uses the brand’s namesake oil during the warranty period. The same goes for other brands which may officially use Petronas or Shell lubricants at their service centres. Even when you go to your local workshop, they are usually already official distributors of certain engine oil brands. Deciding on what engine


Jun 23, 2020

Top-3 most powerful cars with a 3-cylinder engine

Previously, we’ve explained why manufacturers continue the use of 3-cylinder engines. Fuel-efficiency and emission are among the top reasons, but what if they decide to extract every bit of performance from a 3-cylinder engine? So without further ado, here are the current top-3 most powerful cars, which are either on sale or will be on the market, with a 3-cylinder engine. BMW i8, from RM 1,408,800 The BMW i8 is actually more than 6 years old now and it still looks like it belongs in a sci-fi mo


Apr 15, 2020

3-cylinder engine vibration, noise, and reliability: Still a problem?

In the recent years, we have welcomed some new three-cylinder engine cars to the world – the Nissan Almera 1.0 turbo, Honda City 1.0 turbo (Thailand), Proton X50, and more excitingly, the Toyota GR Yaris. Even Christian von Koenigsegg has channelled his genius into developing a 600 HP three-cylinder engine. With these developments however, some of us still remain very sceptical of them. We will never forget the underpowered three pots in tiny cars like the Perodua Kancil and Perodua Kelisa. Sure


Jan 24, 2021

Mitsubishi Xpander’s 1.5L MIVEC engine, is it powerful enough?

Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia has previewed the highly-anticipated 2020 Mitsubishi Xpander in Malaysia. Prices of the Xpander will be announced in November and it will rival the Honda BR-V, Perodua Aruz, and Toyota Rush. Like its core rivals, the upcoming Mitsubishi Xpander is powered by a 1.5-litre four-cylinder engine. Codenamed 4A91, this naturally-aspirated petrol engine is good for 105 PS and 141 Nm. It also gets MIVEC variable valve timing on the intake and as well as timing chain. The 4A9-se


Oct 26, 2020

Subaru's boxer engine and symmetrical AWD, worth paying more?

When anyone mentions Subaru, one will invariably associate the brand with rallying, horizontally-opposed engines (popularly known as boxer) and all-wheel drive (AWD). One can even argue that these attributes are the very pillars of what Subaru stands for. Today, only Subaru and Porsche are torchbearers of this unique engine layout, but Subaru is the only manufacturer in the world to put boxer engines and all-wheel drive in ALL its models bar the BRZ (Porsche uses it only on its core sports cars)


Feb 20, 2021

Rendered: 2021 Proton X70 MC1 facelift expected, 1.5 TGDI engine?

Having enjoyed success as one of the most popular SUVs in Malaysia, the Proton X70 might just receive an update sometime this year. According to our friends at Funtasticko, a facelifted Proton X70, dubbed the Proton X70 MC1, is in the pipeline. Mass production is expected to begin in the second half of 2021. With the Proton X50 powered by a 1.5-litre TGDI engine and assembled in Malaysia, there is speculation that the 2021 Proton X70 MC1 would use the same engine too. If you're having doubts on


Feb 2, 2021

Rumour: 2020 Proton X50 could get 1.4-litre engine option?

The 2020 Proton X50 may be some months away, but the rumour mill is at it again. This time, our friends over at Funtasticko mentioned that Proton could be introducing a 1.4-litre variant of the X50, as several units have reportedly arrived in Malaysia. Codenamed JLB-4G14T, the 1.4-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine is fitted to the China market Geely Binyue Pro, which outputs 141 PS and 235 Nm. The engine is mated to a 6-speed manual or a wet-type 6-speed dual-clutch automatic. By compariso


Jun 22, 2020

All-new 2020 Nissan Almera to get turbocharged engine in Malaysia!

While Honda Malaysia is busy teasing the all-new City on Facebook, Edaran Tan Chong Motor (ETCM) is quietly working on the all-new 2020 Nissan Almera with some hidden surprises. According to sources familiar with the matter, the Malaysian-spec, all-new 2020 Nissan Almera will be fitted with the same engine as its Thai sibling – the 1.0-litre turbocharged three-cylinder engine that does 100 PS and 152 Nm. This engine is mated exclusively to a CVT-type automatic. With the new turbocharged engine i


Aug 3, 2020

Indonesian-specs 2021 Perodua D55L to get 1.2L engine option

While the 2021 Perodua D55L steadily gains hype in Malaysia, our neighbours have a better idea of things to come - information about the Indonesian-spec Toyota Raize and Daihatsu Rocky have come about online. In a way or the other, it gives us a peek of things to come - remember that the D55L (actual name is uncomfirmed) is based on the Toyota/Daihatsu twins. Powertrain details Although their names are not spelt outright, our colleagues at Autofun Indonesia understand that the 'A250' and 'A251'


Feb 15, 2021

2019 Mazda CX-5, 2.0L, 2.5T, 2.2D, which engine to pick?

(Model | Gallery) The 2019 Mazda CX-5 boasts the most engine choices for any SUV sold in Malaysia. From the naturally aspirated 2.0 and 2.5-litre SkyActiv-G petrol to the innovative 2.2-litre SkyActiv-D turbodiesel as well as the soon-to-be-launched 2.5-litre turbocharged SkyActiv-G petrol. “2.0L underpowered lah”, “2.5L road tax expensive lah”, “Diesel very noisy lah” are not uncommon remarks from shoppers who are looking at a CX-5. Price point and features aside, here’s a guide on which engine

Adrian ChiaAdrian Chia

Sep 10, 2019

Next BMW 530e to have buttery smooth straight-six engine

The G30 BMW 5 Series is about to receive a facelift, due later this year. Although with the Covid-19 situation, it may arrive later than initially anticipated. In the facelift, a new plug-in hybrid powertrain is expected make its way into the 5 Series as reported by BMW Blog, likely called the 545e and potentially replaces the 530e. Sitting under the bonnet will be a 3.0-litre turbocharged straight-six engine that makes 286 PS and 450 Nm of torque on its own. Supplementing the engine is a 113 PS


Apr 6, 2020

Engine braking is good for you, but how do you use it?

Everybody hates driving behind the car that brakes excessively and unnecessarily. Excessive braking shows a lack of driving awareness, bad trailing distance, and poor control of the car. It becomes an even bigger annoyance when driving downhill. Now, when driving downhill, you might notice “Use Low Gear” signs along the way, and that’s really what you should be doing. Using a lower gear enables you to do “Engine Braking” so you could tackle the winding downhill roads at a safe and controllable s


Jul 11, 2020

Mazda quietly released a new rotary engine when nobody was paying attention

This might look like a regular Mazda CX-30 but if you have been following Mazda’s recent activities, you will know by now that any Mazda with a matt black paint and contrast colour side mirrors is a prototype that is hiding something important underneath the familiar looking body. It’s Mazda’s way of having a little bit of fun while leaving some Easter eggs for sharp-eyed enthusiasts to spot. The company did this with the all-new Mazda 3 SkyActiv-X, whose running gear was first presented to the


Sep 11, 2019

What's so special about the Isuzu D-Max's new 1.9L turbodiesel engine?

Isuzu Malaysia recently took the covers off the updated Isuzu D-Max, now equipped with the company’s new 1.9-litre turbodiesel engine, which replaces the older 2.5-litre turbodiesel unit. But what makes this new 1.9-litre Ddi BluePower turbodiesel so special? Although the new engine might be a lot smaller than the older 2.5-litre unit, the new 1.9-litre RZ4E-TC turbodiesel makes 14 PS and 30 Nm more, bringing the total output figures to 150 PS and 350 Nm. This can be attributed to the 37% reduct


Sep 19, 2019

Mobil has a new engine oil that will protect your turbocharged engines

ExxonMobil has launched the Mobil Super 3000 All-in-One Protection series in Malaysia. The new engine oil will join the existing Mobil Super 1000 and 2000 range in the market. The Mobil Super 3000 All-in-One Protection range is a premium, fully synthetic engine oil formulated with Heat Activated Anti-Wear Molecule to protect the engine oil from high-temperature wear while keeping the engine clean. The product range also meets API SP and ILSAC GF-6A standards, claimed to deliver good fuel economy


Nov 19, 2020