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MetaruBZG

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MetaruBZG

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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.
Is using mineral long term ok with this particular engine?
Having trouble finding genuine brand 10w-30 semi-Synch (so many "ayam" and fake oils out there lately)
 

stupidcar

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stupidcar

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For Campro 1.6, 20W50 is 'recommended' in the manual book. Though, it seems to quieten the campro only, and it will decrease your engine performance. Too heavy.
 

EvolutionZ

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EvolutionZ

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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.
change the weather strip ...its not expensive, cos when they produced the car, somehow somewhere someone fixed it not align from end to end. after so long, don think you wanna waste time to ask for warranty claim.
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.
rim can repair, go to tyre shop, they can actually rectify the leak. if you are changing rim now, then ok, if u still need to drive, for safety purpose, don wait...and low pressure tyre will spoilt yr tyre too.
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.
i think is yr fuel pump. campro has the tendency to have failed around mileage 80000km. get it replace.
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.
since u go for tracking...try check yr rear drum brake pad.
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?
the recommended service interval is 10,000km and use 20w/50 mineral oil. but many are worried about the oil couldnt last so long, but its factory recommended, they should have tested it. another option, go for semi syn 15w/40 and change every 5000-6000km.

all the above are from my own experience & some 2cents....hope it can help. :driver::driver:
 

stupidcar

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stupidcar

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the recommended service interval is 10,000km and use 20w/50 mineral oil. but many are worried about the oil couldnt last so long, but its factory recommended, they should have tested it. another option, go for semi syn 15w/40 and change every 5000-6000km.

all the above are from my own experience & some 2cents....hope it can help. :driver::driver:
U mean the thicker the oil, the longer u can use? :confused:
I am using 1.6, with fully syn. just 5-6000km, its already damn dark.
 

EvolutionZ

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U mean the thicker the oil, the longer u can use? :confused:
I am using 1.6, with fully syn. just 5-6000km, its already damn dark.
i am not sure....but thats what stated in the service booklet.
best is to reduce the km interval....
 

ericmaxman

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do avoid synergy m3/m5 tyres, I bought mine brand new, within 6 months the tyre was swollen, summore my car only used during weekends.
Then CC5 lo :rofl:

how about the price between those 2 ....
my next service 60km ... is it major service :biggrin:
85/60R14
Corsa Veera- RM130 Tee 3 Auto & Tyre Service Sdn Bhd (Jul-13)
Falken ZE322 - RM128 Modern Tyres, Seremban (May 13)
Falken ZE322 - RM135 Tee 3 Auto & Tyre Service Sdn Bhd (May-13)
Falken ZE322 - RM140 Stamford Tyre Mart (Mac-14)
Falken ZE912 - RM130 Weng Heng Bukit Kemuning (Apr-14)
Falken ZE912 - RM118 Excellent Speed (Kepong) (Jun-14)
Michelin XM2 - RM185 Weng Heng Bukit Kemuning (Nov-13)
Yokohama C-Drive2 - RM170 Ban Hooi (inc balancing & alignment if buy 4 tyres) (Nov 13)
Yokohama C-Drive2 - RM160 Hin Leong (inc balancing) (Nov 13)
Yokohama C-Drive2 - RM160 Weng Heng Bukit Kemuning (Apr-14)

here are your options
 

stupidcar

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stupidcar

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how about the price between those 2 ....
my next service 60km ... is it major service :biggrin:
Every 20,000km is considered major lo.
All fluids need to change, plugs, filters. Expect an expensive bill if you are not DIYing. :biggrin:
Around RM550+
80,000km then is super major. LOL. So called timing belt package.
From Proton, RM1000+
 

sElAmAt

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sElAmAt

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thanks ericmaxman ... will survey area kajang/bangi which shops give the best


:rolleyes: super major service ..... maybe can start learn DIYing:biggrin:
 

funkar

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funkar

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Hi guys, im new in malaysia and going to buy saga blm 2009 automatic. Need your advice if it is going to cost heavy in maintenance if car is in ok condition. Thanks in advance and sorry if this is not relevant
 

gunnerzz

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Hi guys, im new in malaysia and going to buy saga blm 2009 automatic. Need your advice if it is going to cost heavy in maintenance if car is in ok condition. Thanks in advance and sorry if this is not relevant
The BLM is a simple car with simple maintenance. Running cost is cheap. The parts are widely available. What more can we expect from a good basic car. Just don't expect it to be like a premium car.

If your budget permits then go for the 1.6 SE model be it the BLM or the FL ( facelift ) version. This model is a bargain at the price they are right now. Newer is always better.

What is the mileage on the 2009 car you intend to buy?

Mine is 2008 1st batch model auto m-line. Mileage is 136k km. Its low as I was closer with my Waja before.
Despite the low mileage the BLM do take a beating from my aggressive driving and I must say that I am impress at its robustness. How aggressive? I am on my 3rd/4th set of front absorber, 3rd set of tire, 3rd set of front pad, 3rd-4th time of replacing the brake fluid due to heat exposure.
 

gunnerzz

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gunnerzz

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hard to say abt the fc really.
i have achieve 14km/l,seriously amd mine is the 1st batch auto.
the cvt model can achieve that figure easily.
i habe to try hard for that figure.
everyday city driving will return 11-12km/l.
good fiure considering the great aircond.