Rm8k Wira ownership experience-A long way to go

Izso

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Izso

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Ok,noted. Not going to mod since I just take to work or go to KL for some trip only. I do consider to change some old stuff out for new parts like throttle body, ignition coil & coil plug since the car is 2007.
ok. VDO is better in fuel economy is better than MMC. But MMC is easier to mess with. VDO is self adapting so imho it's easier to play with but quite difficult to mess with.

Because VDO is self adapting it uses a lot of sensors vs the MMC. These sensors are all wear and tear so it's worth checking them out and replacing them. O2 x 1, MAP, crank, cam sensors swap them all out. Ignition coil, ignition cables swap them out. TB is a question mark because if it's not broken, don't touch it. The mechanism inside the TB is bloody sensitive. Knock it a bit whilst cleaning then you'll need to get the PDT scanner to reset and clear the fault code. If you don't clear the code the car will run really rough. Also a car this old better have a look at the brake lines, if got budget swap to steel braided ones. I recommend Supercircuit ones.

You want better FC get a PNP head, skim the head down and use the Wira SE header or an aftermarket header. Then use a 2" exhaust system throughout with a quiet rear muffler. Throw in a resonator if it's still too loud. Forget about s-flow or twister exhausts, straight good old fashioned exhaust is better even for autos. Use lightweight 15" rims and if you want to upgrade the brakes the GSR ones are PNP. You can get a lot of extras like Satria GTI rear arms to have the ARB link brackets on the arms itself so can use dogbone type ARB. Also the Satria GTI power steering rack is faster if you're looking for better steering feel. Also a front strut tower bar will improve driving feel. If you still want more can go for UR side bars and fender bars to complete the set. The front ARB just use the GSR one.

Satria GTI seats or Putra seats are PNP too and are way better than stock seats. Oh if you can find one, the Satria GTI R3 is the best Satria out there and it's road legal seam welded from factory. Rare but the best. Else get a Wira C99 car. Avoid the 1.3 at all costs.

Good luck with your search.
 

KHNG940413

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KHNG940413

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ok. VDO is better in fuel economy is better than MMC. But MMC is easier to mess with. VDO is self adapting so imho it's easier to play with but quite difficult to mess with.

Because VDO is self adapting it uses a lot of sensors vs the MMC. These sensors are all wear and tear so it's worth checking them out and replacing them. O2 x 1, MAP, crank, cam sensors swap them all out. Ignition coil, ignition cables swap them out. TB is a question mark because if it's not broken, don't touch it. The mechanism inside the TB is bloody sensitive. Knock it a bit whilst cleaning then you'll need to get the PDT scanner to reset and clear the fault code. If you don't clear the code the car will run really rough. Also a car this old better have a look at the brake lines, if got budget swap to steel braided ones. I recommend Supercircuit ones.

You want better FC get a PNP head, skim the head down and use the Wira SE header or an aftermarket header. Then use a 2" exhaust system throughout with a quiet rear muffler. Throw in a resonator if it's still too loud. Forget about s-flow or twister exhausts, straight good old fashioned exhaust is better even for autos. Use lightweight 15" rims and if you want to upgrade the brakes the GSR ones are PNP. You can get a lot of extras like Satria GTI rear arms to have the ARB link brackets on the arms itself so can use dogbone type ARB. Also the Satria GTI power steering rack is faster if you're looking for better steering feel. Also a front strut tower bar will improve driving feel. If you still want more can go for UR side bars and fender bars to complete the set. The front ARB just use the GSR one.

Satria GTI seats or Putra seats are PNP too and are way better than stock seats. Oh if you can find one, the Satria GTI R3 is the best Satria out there and it's road legal seam welded from factory. Rare but the best. Else get a Wira C99 car. Avoid the 1.3 at all costs.

Good luck with your search.

Noted with Thx!!! I will take note on those thing!!
I read alot about The throttle body is sensitive. So I might not touch that 1st.
I saw the owner had swap out the old brake with some Nissan 2pot brake. I had test drive once is quite nice for the braking.
This sunday will check out agn with my fren. If everything is ok I will take the car
 
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Noted with Thx!!! I will take note on those thing!!
I read alot about The throttle body is sensitive. So I might not touch that 1st.
I saw the owner had swap out the old brake with some Nissan 2pot brake. I had test drive once is quite nice for the braking.
This sunday will check out agn with my fren. If everything is ok I will take the car
What are the specs?
 

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1.5 4g15 VDO Auto 2007 i think is a C97 body. Not aeroback

15inch rim, Nissan 2pot brake, adjustable (will swap out), exhaust is stock. I think the owner had change the rear to s flow.
Open the boot and check the spare wheel area for rust. If there is a lot of water be careful as it will need a lot of rubber to be replaced or that it could be caused by a severe accident. Check that all lights is not an aquarium - if there is water in the tail lights or front, check that nothing is shorted or rust and crusty wiring.
 

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With regards to Wira, my 2 sen is to check the chassis/body. The other parts can be easily replaced.

If car was recently resprayed, please check the roof, rear fenders, doors & boot for patched up jobs. Pay particular attention to the roof. If you find putty there, walk away. On second thought, dont walk. Run instead
 

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Open the boot and check the spare wheel area for rust. If there is a lot of water be careful as it will need a lot of rubber to be replaced or that it could be caused by a severe accident. Check that all lights is not an aquarium - if there is water in the tail lights or front, check that nothing is shorted or rust and crusty wiring.
If raining season, good to spot for leaked. If really want the car, ask owner park outside for rain exposure.
Feel the car carpet, raise up all car mats check bottom got water vapor/spot, car smell ?. Dash board position, doors...
Like sifus mention...rust and accident dents, chassis condition. Need good eyes and experience.
 

gunnerzz

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1.5 4g15 VDO Auto 2007 i think is a C97 body. Not aeroback

15inch rim, Nissan 2pot brake, adjustable (will swap out), exhaust is stock. I think the owner had change the rear to s flow.
Sounds like a de-mod car.
Check thoroughly or organize a TT session by inviting ZTH members to view the car.
 

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Eh..nobody from JB?

You guys all got snail bolted to the engine....a trip to JB is good to clean the carbon build up from travelling in the city. My EX5 will take years to reach JB...hahahah
Sec while I open my bonnet. Nope. No snail in there.

Snail is VR2turbo and 6UE5T
 

KHNG940413

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KHNG940413

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With regards to Wira, my 2 sen is to check the chassis/body. The other parts can be easily replaced.

If car was recently resprayed, please check the roof, rear fenders, doors & boot for patched up jobs. Pay particular attention to the roof. If you find putty there, walk away. On second thought, dont walk. Run instead
The paint is still in decent shape. Juz the rear boot have some little crack the
With regards to Wira, my 2 sen is to check the chassis/body. The other parts can be easily replaced.

If car was recently resprayed, please check the roof, rear fenders, doors & boot for patched up jobs. Pay particular attention to the roof. If you find putty there, walk away. On second thought, dont walk. Run instead
This is the picture I took when I go and take a look. Is in quite decent shape...... I guess?
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KHNG940413

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KHNG940413

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If raining season, good to spot for leaked. If really want the car, ask owner park outside for rain exposure.
Feel the car carpet, raise up all car mats check bottom got water vapor/spot, car smell ?. Dash board position, doors...
Like sifus mention...rust and accident dents, chassis condition. Need good eyes and experience.
Will look deeply on this sunday. Since I got a lot of time and patient:biggrin:
hahahahahahaha
 

gunnerzz

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gunnerzz

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The paint is still in decent shape. Juz the rear boot have some little crack the


This is the picture I took when I go and take a look. Is in quite decent shape...... I guess? View attachment 575819 View attachment 575820
Thats a Nissan brake servo there but i fotgot which model. A friend got the same servo in his saga which is paired with Evo front caliper. PCD is now 114.

I can see the PCV hose is missing from the valve cover to the intake pipe.

Open pod filter with no heat shield is s**t to drive when the weather is hot or stuck in jam.
 

KHNG940413

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KHNG940413

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Thats a Nissan brake servo there but i fotgot which model. A friend got the same servo in his saga which is paired with Evo front caliper. PCD is now 114.

I can see the PCV hose is missing from the valve cover to the intake pipe.

Open pod filter with no heat shield is s**t to drive when the weather is hot or stuck in jam.

The open pod I will also swap out for the Original air box. The pvc hose is at which area? Sorry I not sure where is the pvc hose missing?:adore:
 
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