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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

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

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

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

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

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

2020 Honda City RS previewed in Malaysia! Honda Sensing, LaneWatch, new i-MMD engine

As you know, Honda Malaysia is gearing up for the world premiere of the all-new 2020 GN series Honda City RS i-MMD. Headlining the all-new City are features such as the new 1.5-litre i-MMD engine (new 1.5-litre DOHC engine is also available), Honda LaneWatch and even Honda Sensing.i-MMD stands for intelligent Multi-Mode Drive system. It is a 1.5-litre two-motor full hybrid that replaces the previous one-motor i-DCD. Hybrid variant gets the blue H logoCompared to the previous i-DCD

Jerrica

Jerrica

Aug 24, 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

2021 Honda City Hatchback goes to Indonesia with 1.5L engine, Malaysia soon?

The 2021 Honda City Hatchback made its global debut in Thailand last November, and weve learnt that its now heading to Indonesia. Along with that, theres hints of its possible specs when the car comes to Malaysia.The Citys Hatchbacks specs was spotted on Indonesias Samsat website (think of it as our Road Transport Department, JPJ). The site lists a particular vehicles recommended price list next to its name and from there we can get a brief idea of the specs of a car.Which is where the interesti

Sanjay

Sanjay

Jan 4, 2021

Indonesia launches 2021 Honda City Hatchback, Malaysia to get same 1.5L engine

Amidst all the hullaballoo in Malaysia following the 2021 Perodua Ativas launch last night, our Indonesian neighbours also had a launch of their own: the 2021 Honda City Hatchback was officially introduced there yesterday.Indonesian-spec City HatchbackUnlike Thailand, Indonesias Honda Jazz replacement only comes in sole RS guise - but theres no hybrid or turbocharged power here.Instead of the dual-motor i-MMD powertrain that will be powering our Honda City RS, the Indonesian-spec City Hatchback

Sanjay

Sanjay

Mar 4, 2021

Proton Persona Maintenance Cost Versus Toyota Vios And Honda City

Costs RM 3051.91 to maintain a Persona over 5 years/100,000 km Still cheaper to maintain than the Honda City or Toyota Vios Also cheaper to maintain than the Bezza The Proton Persona exists in a segment that is rather spartan, as it is the only national marque B-segment sedan on sale in Malaysia right now. The other segment rivals that the Persona competes against are from non-national brands, such as Toyota, Honda, Volkswagen, and Mazda.On paper, the Proton Persona offers superb value for

Jack

Jack

Aug 27, 2019

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

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

2020 Honda City - Why we'd rather have the 1.5L NA engine over the 1.0L Turbo

Honda engineers have actually published their research on the 1.0-litre 3-cylinder turbocharged engine that made its way into the 2020 Honda City in Thailand. With such insights, we thought we'd share our view on it.Link to the research hereThe 1.0-litre VTEC Turbo engine was first introduced in the European Honda Civic hatchback. Mechanically, the powertrain is identical to the one in the turbocharged Honda City. With that established, let’s crack on.There were 3 goals durin

Shaun

Shaun

Jul 29, 2020

New Toyota Vios – This Or The Honda City?

UMW Toyota Motor introduced the new Vios earlier this year, refreshing its popular B-segment sedan with a completely new look and a generous dose of equipment. But does the updated Toyota Vios range have what it takes to lure buyers away from the popular Honda City?Specifications for Toyota Vios Engine: 1.5-litre, naturally aspirated, port injection, Dual VVT-i Power: 107 PS @ 6,000 rpm Torque: 140 Nm @ 4,200 rpm Transmission: CVT-type automatic, front-wheel drive Safety: 7 airbags, ESC, TR

Jack

Jack

Aug 13, 2019

The all-new 2020 Honda City for Malaysia will see a price hike, no turbo engine

The all-new 2020 Honda City has just made its global debut in Bangkok yesterday. It comes with a 1.0-litre turbocharged three-cylinder engine.Prices in Thailand have dropped by around 2 to 10 percent, depending on variant, but that’s mostly because the cleaner emissions 1.0-litre turbocharged three-cylinder engine now consumes just 4.2-litre/100 km under the UNECE R101 test cycle, with CO2 emissions just under 100 g/km, thus qualifying it for lower excise duties - down from 20 percent in t

Hans

Hans

Nov 26, 2019

All-new 2020 Honda City (GN-series) - about RM 3.7k to service over 5 years/100k km

Its here - well, at least the S, E and V, pure-petrol variants of the all-new 2020 Honda City for now.The world-premiering RS still has a way to go, and will only be introduced in January 2021.In case you missed it...The new City was launched yesterday, and these are whats different between variants. And heres the pricing for all variants. 2020 Honda City prices Variant Price (RM), no SST Price (RM), with SST S 74,191 76,800 E 81,664 84,800 V 86,561 8

Sanjay

Sanjay

Oct 14, 2020

All-new 2020 Honda City debuts in Singapore: New 1.5L DOHC engine, from SGD 93k

The official distributor of Honda vehicles in Singapore, Kah Motor, has just introduced the all-new 2020 Honda City. Prices start from SGD 92,999 for the 1.5 SV variant, while the 1.5 RS variant costs SGD 95,999.Codenamed GN2 (Thai-spec cars with the 1.0-litre turbo are GN1), the Singapore-spec Honda City is imported (CBU) from Thailand.Unlike its Thailand counterpart and its 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine, Singapore units are fitted with a new 1.5-litre naturally-aspirated DOHC petro

Eric

Eric

Aug 28, 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

A closer look at the 2020 Honda City with a turbo engine that we won’t get (yet)

We are here at the 2019 Thailand International Motor Expo. The highlight of the show is of course, the all-new 2020 Honda City.Viewed in metal, the all-new Honda City looks really good, which is a surprise because initial impressions from the press photos weren’t great.Like many of today’s cars, the all-new Honda City’s exterior styling cannot be appreciated in a two dimensional photo.The all-new City’s Civic-esque styling has a lot of edgy, sharp character lines that can

Hans

Hans

Nov 28, 2019

All-new 2020 Honda City RS open for booking in Malaysia, comes with brand-new i-MMD engine!

After a couple of weeks of teaser after teaser, Honda Malaysia has finally dropped the bomb - the all-new 2020 Honda City RS is open for booking! Yes, you read that right - it’ll have a best-in-class 253 Nm!Thailand-spec City Turbo RS pictured.Malaysians are also the first to get this all-new model as this is the world premiere of the hybrid City in this spec! The B-segment sedan will be fitted with the new i-MMD powertrain (Intelligent Multi-Mode Drive) that replaces the old i-DCD (I

Sanjay

Sanjay

Aug 14, 2020

Honda City RS costs RM 19k more than City 1.5V, but only RM 56 more to maintain over 5 years

The 2021 Honda City RS is here and it costs a whopping RM 19k premium over the City 1.5 V. But if youre still considering getting the City RS, you can check out our handy trade-in tool below to see how much it would cost to own the self-proclaimed torque king.Trade in Users Car FormThe biggest question is, is maintaining the City RS equally as expensive?How much does it cost to maintain the Honda City RS? 2021 Honda City RS service costs Month Mileage (km) Cost (RM) 1 1,00

Eric

Eric

Mar 24, 2021

2020 Honda City – Less than RM 3,900 to service it over 5 years/100,000 km

The Honda City is Honda’s B-segment sedan and it shares a platform and powertrain with the Honda Jazz. It competes against the Toyota Vios, Mazda 2, and Volkswagen Vento in the non-national B-segment market.In this article, we’ll take a closer look and see how much does it cost to maintain and insure the City 1.5 and City Hybrid over a 5-year period.Starting with the Honda City 1.5, the first service is performed at the 6-month/10,000-km and costs RM 235.39. This service includes eng

Eric

Eric

Jul 4, 2020

Used car buying guide: GM2 Honda City - Which variant to get, what to look out for

Honda Malaysia just took the covers off the all-new 2020 Honda City, priced from RM 74,191.With the launch of a new model, prices of used City models will also dropped further, making a used Honda City a viable option for some.A little history on the GM2 Honda CityThe GM2 Honda City, also called the third-generation City, was introduced in Malaysia in late-2008.It replaced the controversial-looking GD8-generation model, which was the poster child for bad CVTs.Instead of a CVT-type automatic, Hon

Eric

Eric

Oct 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.

Arif

Arif

Jan 24, 2021

Honda Jazz vs 2021 Honda City Hatchback, which do you prefer?

The first ever 2021 Honda City Hatchback made its global debut in Thailand earlier today. Following the same formula as the Toyota Yaris and Toyota Vios (sold as Yaris Ativ in Thailand), the City Hatchback will have an identical front-end as the City sedan, and will replace the Honda Jazz, which has been sold in this region for three generations. 2020 Honda Jazz (Fit) is cute but unless you are an anime fan, few here can accept its looksThe fourth generation Honda Jazz however, will skip market

Hans

Hans

Nov 24, 2020

India’s 2020 Honda City’s gets a new 1.5L DOHC engine, likely for Malaysia

Following its global debut in Thailand late last year, India is set to be the second market to introduce Honda’s latest B-segment sedan.As expected, the Thailand market Honda City’s 1.0-litre three-cylinder VTEC Turbo engine is not offered. Instead, India will get a regular 1.5-litre naturally aspirated i-VTEC engine, an engine which we are more likely to get.The new petrol engine adds Double Overhead Cam (DOHC) valvetrain. The current outgoing (Malaysian market) Honda City uses the

Hans

Hans

Jun 18, 2020

The evolution of the Malaysian Honda City in 5 generations

Had it been that we had no local automobile manufacturer, the Honda City / Honda Jazz would probably the most abundant vehicle on our Malaysian roads. The Honda City, as its name suggests, is a city car. While we may have only seen the petrol and hybrid versions of the city here, it is actually available in a diesel variant and even a manual transmission elsewhere.With the arrival of the new 2020 Honda City in Malaysia, it seems like a good time to look back at a brief history of the Honda City.

Arif

Arif

Oct 13, 2020

2020 Honda City Hatchback rendered; might replace the Honda Jazz

The Honda City Hatchback is about to make its official world debut and the IndianAutosBlog.com decided to make a rendering what the hatch would look like. The City Hatchback will most likely be replacing the Honda Jazz in emerging markets, Malaysia included, once it makes its debut. In the rendering, IAB’s digital artist Shoeb Kalania envisioned the City Hatchback as a 5-door hatch that will share the same styling cues as the new generation 2020 Honda City Sed

Jerrica

Jerrica

Apr 16, 2020

2020 Honda City gets Japan tuner RS-R treatment

While we’re eagerly waiting for the all-new 2020 Honda City to arrive in Malaysia, owners of the fifth-generation Honda City in Thailand have been getting creative with it.  (function(d, s, id) { let js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return;js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src ='https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.5'; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, 'script', 'facebook-j

Shaun

Shaun

Apr 17, 2020