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Kenapa dan bila anda perlu buat overhaul dan top overhaul enjin kereta?

Overhaul enjin kereta melibatkan proses yang agak teliti dan rumit. Ia harus dilakukan dengan berhati-hati dan selalunya memakan kos yang agak besar, tapi perlu dilakukan demi menyelamatkan kereta tersayang. Jom kenali maksud overhaul enjin kereta, anggaran kos/upah overhaul enjin kereta, pantang selepas overhaul enjin kereta, dan lain-lain. Apa maksud overhaul? Maksud overhaul secara amnya ialah meleraikan enjin supaya mekanik boleh membaiki punca masalah itu secara terus dan langsung pada baha


Oct 11, 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

60% jalan raya di Selangor dah ‘expired’, perlu masa 10 tahun atau lebih untuk 'overhaul'

Jalan raya, dimana binaannya terdiri daripada beberapa lapisan turapan, semuanya ada jangka hayat tertentu. Di Malaysia, kita seringkali disajikan berita tentang orang kemalangan disebabkan jalan raya rosak dan kisah-kisah orang awam yang mengerah tenaga sendiri untuk membaiki lubang-lubang jalan kerana hilang sabar menunggu pihak berkuasa menjalankan tugas mereka. Satu laporan oleh The Star yang menceritakan tentang kondisi jalan raya di Selangor memberikan kita gambaran lebih jelas tentang mas


Feb 9, 2021

Nasim released official statement regarding burning Peugeot news stories

Nasim Sdn Bhd, the official distributor of the Peugeot brand has released a statement regarding the viral news stories of a burning Peugeot along Rawang. “(The distributor) has verified in its customer service records that the vehicle involved underwent various modifications including engine overhaul carried out by the car owner at service centres which are not authorised by Peugeot Malaysia.” Nasim also went on to encourage Peugeot owners to only seek service and maintenance from authorised Peu


Nov 20, 2019

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

Proton Satria Neo - hatchback 2 pintu pujaan ramai kini sekitar RM 30k, berminat?

Proton Satria Neo adalah sebuah kereta ikonik hasil daripada kejuruteraan sepenuhnya oleh Proton. Kehadiran Proton Satria Neo menyimbah api patriotik dalam hati rakyat Malaysia yang membara ketika itu. Disasarkan untuk golongan muda yang ranggi, hatchback 2 pintu ini pantas mendapat sambutan yang hangat. Ia juga satu-satunya model Proton yang dijual di Jepun. Sehingga ke hari ini, sambutan tersebut masih mengekori Proton Satria Neo. Ia sukar untuk dipadamkan justeru itu ini adalah panduan membel


Dec 28, 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

Proton X70 reporting for PDRM patrol duty starting from July

The Royal Malaysian Police’s (PDRM) patrol vehicle fleet replacement exercise continues as they have put in another order for 850 new vehicles. The new vehicles consist of 197 units of Proton X70s and 653 units of Honda Civics. The Proton X70 is the third model that PDRM is using to replace their ageing fleet of Proton Waja and Proton Preve patrol cars following the purchase of the 2020 Honda Civic FC facelift and the 2019 Toyota Corolla Altis. As of early June, PDRM has already received deliver


Jun 25, 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

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

Proton acknowledges spare parts shortage problem, reaches out to customers in need

Like any organization experiencing rapid growth and change, there will be growing pains. Proton is experiencing this first hand, not just with supply issues of the very high in demand Proton X50, but also shortage in spare parts supply for its service centres. To Proton’s credit, the company has taken a very brave move to publically acknowledge the shortcomings in its after-sales services. At today’s announcement of Proton’s February 2021 sales performance, Proton said it recorded its highest ev


Mar 2, 2021

Used VW Golf GTI priced as low as RM 65k, should you buy one?

Think hot-hatch and the first car that comes to mind would be the Volkswagen Golf. Well, the Golf did literally invent the term back in its rallying heydays for its well-balanced set-up that makes its driving experience a hot-topic 50 years on. In Malaysia, a used VW Golf GTI can be purchased for as low as RM 65,000, should you get one? For this used car guide, we’re focussing on the VW Golf GTI Mk6 and Mk7. What are the issues that you should look out for when purchasing one of these used iconi


Jan 16, 2021

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

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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

Minyak enjin sintetik tidak bagus untuk kereta lama?

Selain kadar kelikatan (viscosity), kita juga diberi pelbagai pilihan minyak enjin untuk kereta kesayangan – minyak mineral, minyak separa sintetik, dan sintetik penuh. Walaupun sintetik penuh menjadi pilihan terbaik, sesetengah kereta lama cenderung untuk mengalami masalah sekiranya menggunakan minyak tersebut. Secara asasnya, minyak sintetik penuh mempunyai kelebihan dimana ia mengandungi saiz molekul yang lebih konsisten dan selang servis yang lebih lama. Walaupun sesetengah minyak sintetik d


Dec 27, 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

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Sep 10, 2019

Panduan membeli - Perodua Kelisa second hand harga stabil atas RM 10k, kereta murah terbaik?

Perodua Kelisa telah diperkenalkan pada tahun 2001 sebagai pengganti Perodua Kancil. Disebabkan populariti dan sambutan Perodua Kancil yang masih memberansangkan, akhirnya kedua-dua model ini dijual bersampingan. Sudah tentu, jualan Perodua Kelisa menerima sedikit kesan tetapi ia menjadikan model ini lebih jarang ditemui berbanding Perodua Kancil. Bagi mereka yang sedang mencari-cari kereta dengan kos pemilikan yang rendah, Perodua Kelisa pasti menjadi pilihan. Harganya pula, masih stabil di ata


Dec 7, 2020