Rm8k Wira ownership experience-A long way to go

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KHNG940413

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Wah... u really have guts. Myvi The Taliban you might not even can tapao. Hehehehe...
Not my car lah. 4g15 how to keep up? Kena tapao sahaja. Better tapao satay balik rumah makan.

My friend own a mk6 gti mod until 350+hp damn the acceleration is damn syok.

Myvi really god car. As a previous owner I dunno why all the car are going so slow. Or am I too fast?Hahahahahhahaaha
 

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Minor update:
Fixed the not working reverse lights today. It was a faulty gear selector, a small piece of part in the engine bay, near the car battery there. Mechanic said to use halfcut, so just use halfcut lor. New part is RM800. Halfcut, RM180 for parts and labour. Feels much safer when reversing now.

That's not too bad a price but did you ask how is he going to replace the roof? I'm surprised it's that cheap considering he has to drill out the spot welds on the roof, align the new roof and weld-on all the bits. I hope he's not the type to just cut off the A-pillar side and weld on the new roof to the A-pillar.
I didnt ask. But he say in the process of replacing the roof he will need to remove windscreen. Not sure if that gives a clue to how he will do it.

Walaowei u guys, fix wira damn gao. Have u guys ever thought of 'upgrading' it to a slightly newer car like Persona? Basically same under pinnings as Wiras/Gen2/Waja.
Nah, just gonna repair and drive it, then see where this journey of mine takes me. The dream would be to take it to beyond 30 years of ownership (currently 24), but all depends on cost and whether my interest will still be there or not. TS also started with RM8k budget.. but it seems like he's repaired the car waaay beyond market value already. As someone mentioned earlier, can't put a price on a passion.

Welcome, I am also a newbie here. Still learning because this is the 1st time owning a old wira. Hahahaha

The car itself is nice. If you take good care thr driving experience is quite rewarding. Dun compare to those gsr swap wira la.hahahahahhaha
hahaha, that one cannot compare la. I just wanna keep things as stock as possible. So engine swap, dashboard swap all not in the picture. I guess your thread has become the 'handbook' for Wira repairs now... so much knowledge contained in here.
 

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Minor update:
Fixed the not working reverse lights today. It was a faulty gear selector, a small piece of part in the engine bay, near the car battery there. Mechanic said to use halfcut, so just use halfcut lor. New part is RM800. Halfcut, RM180 for parts and labour. Feels much safer when reversing now.



I didnt ask. But he say in the process of replacing the roof he will need to remove windscreen. Not sure if that gives a clue to how he will do it.



Nah, just gonna repair and drive it, then see where this journey of mine takes me. The dream would be to take it to beyond 30 years of ownership (currently 24), but all depends on cost and whether my interest will still be there or not. TS also started with RM8k budget.. but it seems like he's repaired the car waaay beyond market value already. As someone mentioned earlier, can't put a price on a passion.



hahaha, that one cannot compare la. I just wanna keep things as stock as possible. So engine swap, dashboard swap all not in the picture. I guess your thread has become the 'handbook' for Wira repairs now... so much knowledge contained in here.

i thought the reverse lights were triggered by a switch by the shifter.....

also if they wana remove the windscreen, its sounds like they wana remove the entire roof... not a bad thing..
 

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i thought the reverse lights were triggered by a switch by the shifter.....

also if they wana remove the windscreen, its sounds like they wana remove the entire roof... not a bad thing..
Change roof, usually cut at the pillars, the windscreen have to be removed....
 

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Minor update:
Fixed the not working reverse lights today. It was a faulty gear selector, a small piece of part in the engine bay, near the car battery there. Mechanic said to use halfcut, so just use halfcut lor. New part is RM800. Halfcut, RM180 for parts and labour. Feels much safer when reversing now.
Gear selector? Uh... means you couldn't get into R gear in the past? Anyway - it's fixed so that's good.


I didnt ask. But he say in the process of replacing the roof he will need to remove windscreen. Not sure if that gives a clue to how he will do it.
Any chassis repair usually will involve removing the windscreen otherwise you'll risk cracking it. You should ask the guy if he'll cut the A pillars or not. If yes you might want to reconsider because that's one of the things Puspakom will check when you send the car there for inspection.
 

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where do you get your car fix?
upwork racing workshop, jalan bukit kemuning, shah alam. but the queue sometimes a bit long. been going there since 2016 after i did my 93 swap.
the older persona la, same parts with MMC one, not VVT
my in laws have the campro persona. my father in law use but it wasnt maintain properly. tried fixing but i gave up. i have no patience. ahahaha. for example, engine oil he use semi unknown brand whatever the workshop recommends, open the valve cover once to fix the leaking rocker cover gasket (which he let it ran for years without fixing), inside all golden brown color. might need an overhaul. LOL
 
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upwork racing workshop, jalan bukit kemuning, shah alam. but the queue sometimes a bit long. been going there since 2016 after i did my 93 swap.

my in laws have the campro persona. my father in law use but it wasnt maintain properly. tried fixing but i gave up. i have no patience. ahahaha. for example, engine oil he use semi unknown brand whatever the workshop recommends, open the valve cover once to fix the leaking rocker cover gasket (which he let it ran for years without fixing), inside all golden brown color. might need an overhaul. LOL
Golden brown ok what.
 

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Golden brown ok what.
sorry not golden, but more like dark brown chocolatey color. haha. had changed the timing belt, water pump, thermostat and all coz the belt already loose and making noise. asked my father in law when was did he change the belt, he said still new and change in 2016. :sleepy:

the car is a bit sluggish, very slow to get up to speed. might need an overhaul. so, i gave up on fixing it. haha. better focus on 1 car at a time.
 
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sorry not golden, but more like dark brown chocolatey color. haha. had changed the timing belt, water pump, thermostat and all coz the belt already loose and making noise. asked my father in law when was did he change the belt, he said still new and change in 2016. :sleepy:

the car is a bit sluggish, very slow to get up to speed. might need an overhaul. so, i gave up on fixing it. haha. better focus on 1 car at a time.
Sluggish because your dad no rev kao kao....hahahaha
 

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sorry not golden, but more like dark brown chocolatey color. haha. had changed the timing belt, water pump, thermostat and all coz the belt already loose and making noise. asked my father in law when was did he change the belt, he said still new and change in 2016. :sleepy:

the car is a bit sluggish, very slow to get up to speed. might need an overhaul. so, i gave up on fixing it. haha. better focus on 1 car at a time.
Time to use diesel engine oil.
The old campro even with iafm is sluggish.
The old persona have better handling compared to waja..at least thats what P1 claimed.

old man car will feel like old man. Lend the car to anyone in this forum and tell them min rev is 3k rpm and after a month take it back.