Tag

engine oil for myvi

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 s

Arif

Arif

Dec 6, 2020

Are you using the WRONG engine oil for your car?

Once upon a time, a man didn't change the oil in his Audi TT for 130,000 km.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,

Arif

Arif

Jun 23, 2020

Shell launches new 0W-20 fully synthetic engine oil for compact cars

Compact cars has been the staple vehicle of choice for Malaysian, regardless of the economic situation. In the present day Malaysia, vehicles like the Perodua Bezza and Axia has been the go-to choice especially for e-hailing drivers and first-time owners. Knowing this, Shell Malaysia Trading Sdn Bhd has developed a new fully synthetic engine oil dubbed the Shell Helix ECO 0W-20. It is specifically made to cater for cars with engine capacities below 1,200cc.Shell claims the new engine oil will pr

Zamil Syaheer

Zamil Syaheer

Mar 2, 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, th

Brian

Brian

Jun 15, 2020

Why scheduled oil changes are important for your car

The most “car maintenance” some us have done ourselves have probably been checking the engine oil dipstick, ATF dipstick, or at the very least, refilling the wiper fluid. Popping the hood is an unusual activity these days and is usually a sign of a broken car.The late Irv Gordon clocked 3.2 million miles in his Volvo P1800Good regular maintenance can extend the service life of your car, and there are many aspects of car maintenance that we can talk about. To keep things short, we&rsq

Arif

Arif

Jun 26, 2020

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,

Jerrica

Jerrica

Nov 19, 2020

Future locally assembled Proton-Geely models will use Petronas engine oil

The Proton X70 is the first model to be introduced to the local market since the inception of the Proton-Geely era. At present, the Proton X70 is fully imported from China while Proton upgrades its existing Tanjung Malim manufacturing facility. Some of you may not know but currently, the X70’s 1.8-litre four-cylinder turbocharged TGDi engine is fed with Shell-branded engine oil. This raised some eyebrows among consumers as to why Proton did not engage its long-time lubricants partner, Petr

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

Sep 26, 2019

Oil price is now in negative. US oil producers now have to pay buyers to store excess oil

Believe it or not, crude oil prices have gone down to negative. The West Texas Intermediate (WTI) futures, the benchmark for US oil, fell as low as negative USD 37 a barrel today.In other words, the excess capacity is oil supply is now so bad that not only is nobody buying oil in the US, but oil producers are now paying buyers to take crude oil away from them.Elsewhere, the situation isn’t as bad. Europe’s Brent crude oil index is still trading at around USD 25, but it’s down n

Hans

Hans

Apr 21, 2020

Volkswagen offers up to RM 10k discount, 20% off engine oil, and more this CNY

A new year sometimes means a new car for some people and Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) is offering deals and promotions this Chinese New Year including savings of up to RM 10,000 on selected Volkswagen models.Customers who book via the eShowroom will enjoy additional exclusive online savings on top of the ongoing ang pao rebates. Those interested in the Volkswagen Passat range will also enjoy free additional 1-year insurance or RM 5,500 savings.The following models are eligible for a

CY Foong

CY Foong

Jan 6, 2021

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 u

Arif

Arif

Aug 15, 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&

Arif

Arif

Jul 21, 2020

The 1.5L engine in Perodua Myvi and Toyota Yaris, are they the same?

Well, yes and no. Yes, they are both 1.5-litre Dual VVT-i engine from the NR engine family and they are both made in the same Daihatsu Perodua Engine Manufacturing plant in Sendayan Techvalley in Negeri Sembilan.And no, they have slightly different engine codes, 2NR-FE for the Toyota Yaris and 2NR-VE for the Perodua Myvi. However, it’s just a different suffix for Toyota and Daihatsu. Wikipedia will tell you otherwise, saying that the Daihatsu's 2NR-VE is an steel block while

Shaun

Shaun

Oct 22, 2019

Perodua Myvi Vs Proton Iriz – Cost Of Maintenance Compared

It costs RM 3,095.22 to maintain the Myvi over 5 years/100,000 km Price does not include optional items Proton Iriz is marginally cheaper to maintainThe Perodua Myvi is one of Malaysia’s best-selling models right now, as it offers great value for money, encompassing an extensive list of passive and active safety equipment at an affordable price point.Priced from RM 54,090, the Perodua Myvi 1.5 AV is feature-packed to the brim, as the model includes a range of segment-first features, such

Jack

Jack

Aug 30, 2019

Covid-19: Petronas offers free oil change for frontline workers

Petronas Dagangan Berhad, via its subsidiary, Petronas Lubricants Marketing (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd has set up mobile workshops at selected hospitals to provide free oil change for frontline workers combating the Covid-19 pandemic.The mobile workshops are located at Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKS), Hospital Sungai Buloh (HSB), and Pusat Perubatan Universiti Malaya (PPUM).Exclusive for frontline workers, Petronas will provide Syntium 3000 5W30 for cars above 1.6-litres and Syntium 800 10W40 for cars below

Eric

Eric

Apr 23, 2020

Oil-rich Saudi Arabia bans 16 carmakers for failing fuel standards

Saudi Arabia is one of the biggest producers of oil in the world and as the price of oil is cheap there, it’s common to see large SUVs roaming the streets of Riyadh and Jeddah.However, even the Saudis realise how important it is to improve fuel efficiency standards and they’re getting serious about it.According to Gulf News, the Saudi General Ports Authority has temporarily banned imports from 16 car companies for failing to submit their supply plan and commitment to comply with new

CY Foong

CY Foong

Sep 22, 2020

Upgrading from a Perodua Myvi to the Proton X50? Keep these in mind first!

We see many eager readers looking to put a Proton X50 in their porch. Some of you are also looking to trade-in whatever you have now too.But if you're coming from, say, a Perodua Myvi, we'll show you why you shouldn't expect that maintaining an X50 is just the same as maintaining the hatchback.Tyres will be more expensiveGenerally, tyres for SUVs will be costlier than standard tyres because they're bigger.The Proton X50 Flagship comes with 215/55 R18 Continental UC6 tyres.For obv

Sanjay

Sanjay

Oct 2, 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 som

Jason

Jason

Jul 14, 2020

How did this Perodua Myvi land on a fish stall?

Images of a white Perodua Myvi sitting on a fish stall has gone viral on social media recently. The fish seller claims to have suffered RM 1,000 worth of damages though nobody was hurt in the incident that happened in Ketereh, Kota Bharu.According to the owner of the fish stall, Zulkifli Ramli, 44, the white Myvi was driven by a 60-year-old woman who had mistakenly stepped on the throttle pedal instead of the brake, causing the car to shoot forward and land on top of the stall&rsq

Jerrica

Jerrica

Apr 24, 2020

Used Perodua Myvi: What do you need to know before buying Malaysia’s favourite car?

We previously reported that used car sales are hitting an all-time high and the favourite choice among second-hand car buyers is the Perodua Myvi. If you’re looking to buy a used Myvi as well, then here’s what you need to know before you purchase one.First generation Perodua Myvi interiorIt is understandable why the Myvi is still a crowd favourite even in the used car market. Whether it is the first generation or the second-generation car, the little hatch offers an interesting packa

Jerrica

Jerrica

Oct 17, 2020

This guy blew a Koenigsegg Agera R engine by revving it hard at cold start

Koenigsegg Agera R is a very rare and expensive hypercar. Mere mortals who are given the chance to take a seat in one, let alone start-up and rev the 5.0-litre twin-turbo V8, can only consider themselves extremely lucky. But lady luck wasn’t on his side for this popular Chinese automotive vlogger.While documenting his first experience in an RMB 17 million (RM 10.2 million) Agera S, the vlogger was treated to a start-up and rev sequence. After the 1,140 PS engine came into life, he gav

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

Jun 6, 2020

RM 32K for a used VW Jetta, bargain in waiting?

So youre not one who favours buying a new car, but prefers scouring the used car markets instead. There is some logic to this thinking. Why buy a brand new Perodua Myvi when you can get a used VW Jetta for around the same money, or less?To build a case for this, lets take a look at the VW Jetta, as prices of these cars have dropped to a very attractive price point. What is the catch? Well, you, the shopper will need to do your homework, thats the catch.To help you with your research, we have enl

Jason

Jason

Jan 23, 2021

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

Arif

Arif

Oct 2, 2020

Review: 2020 Perodua Axia 1.0 AV – RM43k for a 1.0-litre engine?

The Perodua Axia is the embodiment of a car in its most essential form. Its got five full-sized wheels, an engine to make just enough power, and 5 seats. Being the most affordable car in the market, one would not expect too much from this adorable A-segment hatchback.Perodua has spiced things up on this entry-level car with the Perodua Axia 1.0 AV. Dressed up with some body kits and equipped with Peroduas A.S.A 2.0, we decided to test this car out.Famous for its three-cylinder engine, Perodua Ax

Arif

Arif

Oct 18, 2020

Aston Martin develops a new hybrid 3.0L V6 engine, more than 1000 PS possible

Aston Martin has confirmed the development of a fully in-house designed 3.0-litre turbocharged V6 engine. It will power a new range of Aston Martin mid-engined cars, starting with the Valhalla that is slated to be released in 2022.The engine will be electrified and Aston Martin claims this new range of hybrid engines, with plug-in capability, will become the most powerful in the Aston Martin range.Final power and torque figures for the new 3.0-litre V6 have not been published, only that it will

Shaun

Shaun

Mar 26, 2020

2020 Perodua Myvi S-Edition vs Myvi GT: Which is your pick?

In a rather surprising move, Perodua unveiled the 2020 Perodua Myvi S-Edition in Brunei, alongside the regular model. Nope, Malaysia isn't the first to receive this model. Called the Myvi S-Edition, it is heavily inspired by the Myvi GT that was shown at the 2018 Kuala Lumpur International Motor Show (2018 KLIMS).However, unlike the Myvi GT that is based on the Myvi 1.5 AV, the Brunei market Myvi S-Edition is based on the entry-level Myvi 1.3G.Let’s take a closer look and compare

Eric

Eric

Jul 5, 2020

Perodua to debut Myvi Style soon?

Following the footsteps of the recently-introduced Axia Style, Perodua is said to be working on an SUV-styled Myvi, set for a debut in the coming months.Expected to be called Myvi Style, the forthcoming model could receive the same styling (heh) cues as the Axia Style.As such, the new Myvi Style should be getting SUV-inspired front and rear ends, fender extension pieces, and unique wheels.This is the regular Perodua MyviThe interior of the new Myvi Style is also said to get different seat uphols

Eric

Eric

Jan 29, 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. Hondas 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 cant give you our

Hans

Hans

May 26, 2020

Shell Malaysia is cracking down fake engine oils sold online and in hypermarkets!

Ever wondered why some Shell engine oil are sold significantly cheaper on certain online platform and hypermarkets? Well, that’s because they’re probably fake.Tests by Shell Malaysia found that over 30 percent of engine lubricants sold in hypermarkets and unofficial online stores are fake. Shell Malaysia is working together with the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNDHEP) to crack down on parties who are distributing counterfeit and illegal Shell lubrican

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

Sep 17, 2019

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.USE LOW GEARNow, 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 do

Arif

Arif

Jul 11, 2020

Perodua issues fuel pump recalls for 2018/2019 Perodua Myvi

Looks like the Perodua Myvi is affected by the global fuel pump issues as well. Following the recalls issued by UMW Toyota (UMWT) for Toyota and Lexus vehicles and Honda Malaysia in June, Perodua has also issued a recall for their third-generation Perodua Myvi.The global fuel pump recall exercise was first issued by Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) in March 2020. The recall affected over 3.2 million vehicles under the corporation and looks like this includes Daihatsu as well.TMC first started

Jerrica

Jerrica

Aug 7, 2020