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Supra_Fanatics

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hi there,

Back in jan 2011, i was facing same prob as u are. I ask sc at Pekeliling to rectify it.
I was in there waiting room for more than 4 hr. The mechanic suspect something from my
bonnet were making th weird sound. They even empty my stuff in baggage compartment,
remove rear seat, remove seat belt trim. End of the day, they want to change left absorber.
What they req is p/copy of my geran.

So next day early in the morning the , i came wt copy of my geran. After the task had complete,
the sound appear again. Lastly the manager give up and told me to go to big proton sc near kesas highway.

In oct 2011 i go to sc near kesas highway. Its like they already familiar wt kind of these prob
on saga BLM. So they ask me to wait until they finish change part.
What they told me, they change "tulang anjing". I dont no what to call in proper English.
The cost is Rm1200. Lucky my car is still under warranty.

Now no more irritating sound when i turn any side. :driver:
Yes bro, should be tulang anjing or they told me in english they say something
about the Wheel Axle or something...need to change the whole thing..

YES! Lucky is still under warranty...if not it will cost me around RM1200 as well if not wrong
about the price. As long is surely above RM1000.

Guess, if it is common to them, then most proton BLM will face such problem...

Another thing to watch out is the fuel tank, mine seems to have cracked before...
one small hole. Fuel ran out quite fast one day. At 1st dunno what problem,
then send to mechanic, 1st they thought engine oil is leaking...but end up is
fuel leaking...they said one small(bunga api) from the road, the driver and the car
is a goner...

Cause: could be due to stones on the road that hit that fuel tank...

I was like, what!? :confused::banghead:
So fragile mia ar? :thefinger:
 

abg_afizz

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abg_afizz

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Yes bro, should be tulang anjing or they told me in english they say something
about the Wheel Axle or something...need to change the whole thing..

YES! Lucky is still under warranty...if not it will cost me around RM1200 as well if not wrong
about the price. As long is surely above RM1000.

Guess, if it is common to them, then most proton BLM will face such problem...

Another thing to watch out is the fuel tank, mine seems to have cracked before...
one small hole. Fuel ran out quite fast one day. At 1st dunno what problem,
then send to mechanic, 1st they thought engine oil is leaking...but end up is
fuel leaking...they said one small(bunga api) from the road, the driver and the car
is a goner...

Cause: could be due to stones on the road that hit that fuel tank...

I was like, what!? :confused::banghead:
So fragile mia ar? :thefinger:
thanks 4 info bro..

fuel tank leaking haa..
my old car (iswara) had almost same prob. Its occur when i fill for full tank.
so, short term solution. I let the tank 1/4 empty. cleaver haa..

in ur case th mean the fuel tank should be reinforce for better type of material.
proton should take serious matter on this.

lucky u take fast action.
 

Supra_Fanatics

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thanks 4 info bro..

fuel tank leaking haa..
my old car (iswara) had almost same prob. Its occur when i fill for full tank.
so, short term solution. I let the tank 1/4 empty. cleaver haa..

in ur case th mean the fuel tank should be reinforce for better type of material.
proton should take serious matter on this.

lucky u take fast action.
No problem man, according to the mech, my car is not the 1st car he fix on BLM
for the fuel tank pecah..:banghead:

Imagine, just one sparks or a cigarette butt on the road suddenly just light the leaking
oil, habis la...is a serious matter indeed...

Seriously, hope Proton mean what they said about improving the quality of cars
like what was stated in newspaper that they are not gonna rebadge any other
brand cars...that I give them a Thumbs Up :top: :adore:

Haha! Clever indeed..BLM = Banyak Leceh Model :listen:
 

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May i know did anybody done the front disc brake upgrade?

Mind to share the final result?
 

EvolutionZ

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No problem man, according to the mech, my car is not the 1st car he fix on BLM
for the fuel tank pecah..:banghead:

Imagine, just one sparks or a cigarette butt on the road suddenly just light the leaking
oil, habis la...is a serious matter indeed...

Seriously, hope Proton mean what they said about improving the quality of cars
like what was stated in newspaper that they are not gonna rebadge any other
brand cars...that I give them a Thumbs Up :top: :adore:

Haha! Clever indeed..BLM = Banyak Leceh Model :listen:
bro,
upgrade yr car to other models....i got buyer looking for BLM cos he could not afford new one...sell and get a good japs car....its time to upgrade .....and for yr safety purpose, in case explode leh...fast fast..call me and trade in...u can get yr new ride and i can make some $$....good idea..:)

btw: the previous quote mentioned if pump in too full petrol it might leak..not "tangki pecah"...scary cos tangki not easy "pecah" unless u ran over a big rock n turn turtle then crushed by a contena lorry.....cheerz:wavey:

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May i know did anybody done the front disc brake upgrade?

Mind to share the final result?
u can contact KentGoh from Zhapalang Motorsport...his BLM is one of the fastest on earth....:driver:
 

Supra_Fanatics

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bro,
upgrade yr car to other models....i got buyer looking for BLM cos he could not afford new one...sell and get a good japs car....its time to upgrade .....and for yr safety purpose, in case explode leh...fast fast..call me and trade in...u can get yr new ride and i can make some $$....good idea..:)

btw: the previous quote mentioned if pump in too full petrol it might leak..not "tangki pecah"...scary cos tangki not easy "pecah" unless u ran over a big rock n turn turtle then crushed by a contena lorry.....cheerz:wavey:

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u can contact KentGoh from Zhapalang Motorsport...his BLM is one of the fastest on earth....:driver:
Now only saw your post...:banghead: PM me ma bro :rofl:
I do intend to get a better ride. :rofl:

Here not facebook, no notifications unless being LIKED :rofl:
 

pucksz

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pucksz

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Guys,

Need some advice. My wife is driving the Saga BLM and it has been a very good car for the last 4 years. However, it has been some what neglected and I am looking at "cleaning" it up. The car alarm is no longer working so I am looking at replacing it. Any recommendations? With the current security in Malaysia, I am looking for one which includes an autolock function. As she has the base line version which comes with heavy steel rims, I am also looking at changing them.

If there are any upgrades done here that the sifus feel is worth it then I am happy to look into including it. Thanks.

Pat
 

Supra_Fanatics

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Guys,

Need some advice. My wife is driving the Saga BLM and it has been a very good car for the last 4 years. However, it has been some what neglected and I am looking at "cleaning" it up. The car alarm is no longer working so I am looking at replacing it. Any recommendations? With the current security in Malaysia, I am looking for one which includes an autolock function. As she has the base line version which comes with heavy steel rims, I am also looking at changing them.

If there are any upgrades done here that the sifus feel is worth it then I am happy to look into including it. Thanks.

Pat
You may get some advice from the guy below my reply. His FLX is real "Slow & Stock" :biggrin:
:listen: (exterior wise only...)

1 stock & slow FLX MT owner reporting in....
 

ericmaxman

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1 stock & slow FLX MT owner reporting in....
ohai thar.

has u done anything to your absorber set up? contemplating a new set for mine......

Currently looking at the APM performax range (spring+absorber)

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Guys,

Need some advice. My wife is driving the Saga BLM and it has been a very good car for the last 4 years. However, it has been some what neglected and I am looking at "cleaning" it up. The car alarm is no longer working so I am looking at replacing it. Any recommendations? With the current security in Malaysia, I am looking for one which includes an autolock function. As she has the base line version which comes with heavy steel rims, I am also looking at changing them.

If there are any upgrades done here that the sifus feel is worth it then I am happy to look into including it. Thanks.

Pat
I cant say much regarding the alarm system, as mine still works, and is still stock.

But for rims, if you have the budget, you can look at some nice 15" rims. Pair them with some good 195/50/15 rubbers, and it can do wonders for your handling. Personally, I do quite like my Neuton NT8000s.
 

Supra_Fanatics

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ohai thar.

has u done anything to your absorber set up? contemplating a new set for mine......

Currently looking at the APM performax range (spring+absorber)

I cant say much regarding the alarm system, as mine still works, and is still stock.

But for rims, if you have the budget, you can look at some nice 15" rims. Pair them with some good 195/50/15 rubbers, and it can do wonders for your handling. Personally, I do quite like my Neuton NT8000s.
He is using HWL Adjustables. Claim that is good actually.
 

yanes

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yanes

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hello all. saga flx 1.3 executive driver here. family car. bought 2012. anyway. great stuff posted here. learned a lot.

so far i got 4 problems with it.

1. rear left door. the rubber strip did not fit properly causing a lot of force required to close the door. if not strong enough the rubber will absorb the shock and door not properly shut. fixed at service center. the rubber is in place but still require force to close the door. dont bother about it anymore.

2. front right tyre always lose pressure. went to workshop to check and found a very small hole at the rim. since i plan to change the rim, it remains unsolved and got to pump up the tyre every week.

3. starting problem. sometimes after driving a distance and stop, my car wouldnt want to start. but after a +-2 minutes wait, try again, and it started. i suspect its the ecu while my cousin told me its the fuel line problem.

4. when descending a slope, therell be sound produced at the rear end. i suspect its the rear brake trying to keep the car from going too fast.

anyway, i love it. being a boy easily influenced by ken block and the others, i actually do track driving with it. well. kinda. its slow and might be stupid but thats how i enjoy my saga. big plans for 2014. particularly in the handling department.

thanks for having me here.

ohya. i read a post stating fully synthetic not good for saga. really? because i changed to syntium 1000 in my last service. #becauseracecar haha. but seriously, really?
 

ericmaxman

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hello all. saga flx 1.3 executive driver here. family car. bought 2012. anyway. great stuff posted here. learned a lot.

so far i got 4 problems with it.

1. rear left door. the rubber strip did not fit properly causing a lot of force required to close the door. if not strong enough the rubber will absorb the shock and door not properly shut. fixed at service center. the rubber is in place but still require force to close the door. dont bother about it anymore.

2. front right tyre always lose pressure. went to workshop to check and found a very small hole at the rim. since i plan to change the rim, it remains unsolved and got to pump up the tyre every week.

3. starting problem. sometimes after driving a distance and stop, my car wouldnt want to start. but after a +-2 minutes wait, try again, and it started. i suspect its the ecu while my cousin told me its the fuel line problem.

4. when descending a slope, therell be sound produced at the rear end. i suspect its the rear brake trying to keep the car from going too fast.

anyway, i love it. being a boy easily influenced by ken block and the others, i actually do track driving with it. well. kinda. its slow and might be stupid but thats how i enjoy my saga. big plans for 2014. particularly in the handling department.

thanks for having me here.

ohya. i read a post stating fully synthetic not good for saga. really? because i changed to syntium 1000 in my last service. #becauseracecar haha. but seriously, really?
Fully synthetic no good? Sounds to me like sour grapes who cannot afford to buy fully synthetic telling others its bad for the car. I've used mineral, semi and fully synthetic on mine. No issues.
 

yanes

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yanes

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Fully synthetic no good? Sounds to me like sour grapes who cannot afford to buy fully synthetic telling others its bad for the car. I've used mineral, semi and fully synthetic on mine. No issues.
I'm referring to the post #78. Something about loosen tappets and rattling sound. Anyway, glad that you got no issues. And if my instinct is reliable, the car is actually a little more responsive after I changed to fully synthetic. Wonder what would happen if I try it with Primax97.
 

kmongy

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drove the blm 1.3A recently from jb to kl, noticed the brakes are pretty in sufficient, feels like i am doing some leg press at the gym and breaking distance is really bad. acceleration is not really good either, may be deal to engine or transmission that is not able to efficiently transfer power to wheels. Overall it is a budget entry level car, nothing much to expect. I prefer myvi though due to its more responsive engine and also better steering feel. saga feels too heavy, almost like without power steering. Anyway these are my personal opinion, i do not own either cars as they belong to my gf's sis in law..
Dear YellowFlash,

I have new Saga BLM A/T 2012, you just hit the truth saying "acceleration is not really good either, may be deal to engine or transmission that is not able to efficiently transfer power to wheels.... saga feels too heavy, almost like without power steering"; my car meets these description.

I live in Cairo, Egypt we have an official dealer. they tried to handle these problems but never succeeded.

I hope you or anyone you know have idea or a clue to elaborate on these 2 problems.

Thank you in advance.

My personal email you can use to communicate better is khalilmongy@hotmail.com