Special Projects 101: Part 3: New Car Makeover 2021 – Repairing Faulty Air Conditioner Switch

air conditioner switch rolling down window fuel consumption

According to this study and on the contrary, belief, rolling down your windows does save more fuel than rolling up and switching on the air conditioner. Personally, I roll up the windows not to save the fuel but to keep the cabin noise down for me to listen to the music when I am diving.… [Click to read the rest] “Special Projects 101: Part 3: New Car Makeover 2021 – Repairing Faulty Air Conditioner Switch”

Personal 101: Making A Big Move to Change Second Car At Home

Car Proton Iriz R5 Rally

After Proton Neo S2000 in the rally championship, the next car from Proton to make a major impact in a rally is the Proton Iriz R5 from Mellors Elliot Motorsport which uses 4B11T engine from the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution and cost RM776,000 for the whole rally package. Image source: Paul Tan.… [Click to read the rest] “Personal 101: Making A Big Move to Change Second Car At Home”

Special Projects 101: Part 1: New Car Makeover 2021 – Suspensions

car makeover Proton suspension 2021

Image of the leftover suspension parts changed after they had collected all the old parts and replaced it with brand new original parts. The decision to change all in one go is to save cost and time before it breaks down.

This will be Part 1 of the car makeover project but please expect this series to take some time to complete considering the budget and progress of work in this pandemic.… [Click to read the rest] “Special Projects 101: Part 1: New Car Makeover 2021 – Suspensions”

Special Projects 101: New Car Makeover 2021(Prelude)

car makeover restoration project

A makeover makes a lot of difference given the time, passion and cost that one has. Owning a car is one of the “must-have” items for anyone in the modern era – however, a car is an asset that is expensive to buy and maintain and depreciates and prone to wear and tear depending on its mileage and usage.… [Click to read the rest] “Special Projects 101: New Car Makeover 2021(Prelude)”

Know Your Car Basics 101: Looking for the Best Car Service Center?

(The last thing you expect to see in a car service centre. Image source: Pinterest)

It is heartening to hear that Proton has come up with a 60 minutes express service but in my opinion, they should have done this a long time ago.

Sending your car for car service can be a sticky thing.… [Click to read the rest] “Know Your Car Basics 101: Looking for the Best Car Service Center?”

Enforcement 101: Quote of Week – Unsafe Cars

“The lack of demand among Malaysians for safety features is the main reason why many vehicles sold in the country do not meet international safety standards”

proton saga ancap miros crash test unsafe

(Just how many of the locally made cars had even passed the basic crash test with flying colours? If you know the answer, then you will know that we been screwed with unsafe cars for a very long time now but the question is who’s’ fault is it?[Click to read the rest] “Enforcement 101: Quote of Week – Unsafe Cars”

Personal 101: High Time for A Brand New Robust Car

proton personal elegance car

(Looking for a new car, the enhancements for Proton Persona SE, now called Elegance. Proton Persona has the right package for the right price but as a friend with Toyota Vios has told me – it is still a Proton and that itself says a lot on the quality of the end product.[Click to read the rest] “Personal 101: High Time for A Brand New Robust Car”

Sparing the Part 2

 

Just a short extension of my earlier post

(Which of one is the real deal? Image source: http://www.livelifedrive.com)

For anyone driving the national car – did you realise that you can register yourself at Proton Parts Centre website for free and then can view and order genuine spare parts directly from Proton via Pos Malaysia.… [Click to read the rest] “Sparing the Part 2”

Motorsport 101: What is Malaysian F1 Team Deadly Cost?

formula 1 F1 formula one motorsport

(It is not cheap to run an F1 team even for winning teams and they need to keep winning races if they expect good sponsorship to cover their expenses every year – Image source: Forbes)

There are pros and cons to the Government’s latest adventure into Formula 1 (F1). We thought we had a taste of F1 with Petronas’ involvement with Sauber, BMW and Mercedes and with our own Alex Yoong in the driver’s seat but in the Malaysia Boleh spirit, we are getting ourselves one notch up in this very expensive sport

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