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#41
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Posted 17 December 2014 - 12:55 AM

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QUOTE (XtasCie @ Dec 16 2014, 04:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
10th week (16-12-2014)

Did an oil change at EXD. Used Shell Helix HX7 10-40w (RM85 from Tesco Extra). Oil filter and labour = RM40.

Sham mentioned that my car engine is 'makan minyak' smile_disapprove.gif Cos the amount of oil that came out for the change is less than what was poured in. Actually I noticed this when the little red light started to blink randomly at the engine temp gauge. I stopped by a petrol station to check and when I pulled out the dipstick, the oil was well below the minimum mark. That was on a Thursday(11/12/2014).

Anyone knows how much to rectify this problem? Sham did say it's gonna be a 3-4 days job.



Why makan minyak?

Actually when you turn the ignition ON, for the first few seconds, the oil pressure gauge shows the oil level (with the backlights on).



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Posted 17 December 2014 - 08:24 AM

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QUOTE (nuggyn @ Dec 17 2014, 12:55 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Why makan minyak?

Actually when you turn the ignition ON, for the first few seconds, the oil pressure gauge shows the oil level (with the backlights on).

I agree with bro. nuggyn, why makan minyak?
Check first, is it due to leaking engine or being burnt off, means either piston rings or pistons worn. If you do not have excessive white smoke coming out probably leaking engine. Find the fault then only fix it.... smile_tongue.gif

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Posted 17 December 2014 - 10:40 AM

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Terima kasih kengkawan Citroen. I'll check first and report back. smile_tongue.gif

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Posted 21 December 2014 - 12:57 PM

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21/12/2014

Last tankful - 490kms smile_question.gif smile_thumbup.gif
Filled RM100

No white smoke but exhaust a bit too noisy for my liking.
That deep rumble is an acquired taste I must say.
Everything else A-Ok for now.

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Posted 21 December 2014 - 11:47 PM

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QUOTE (XtasCie @ Dec 21 2014, 12:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
21/12/2014

Last tankful - 490kms smile_question.gif smile_thumbup.gif
Filled RM100

No white smoke but exhaust a bit too noisy for my liking.
That deep rumble is an acquired taste I must say.
Everything else A-Ok for now.



what about the engine sound?
there is a distinctive engine sound from this engine series. Sounds "metallic" during acceleration.

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Posted 23 December 2014 - 05:11 PM

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23/12/2014

While heading to work along NPE this morning I went a bit faster than usual (cos the road was fairly empty) and hit about 150kmh. smile_tongue.gif Bad news for this tankful of fuel.

Just before reaching the 2nd toll, I slowed down and this aeroplane-like whining sound surfaced. smile_question.gif Damn I thought.. I broke something. Its volume rises and lowers coinciding with the amount of pedal pressure. So I'm guessing that it's either belt or fuel related.

Will bring it to Sham to check within this week. smile_blackeye.gif Hopefully nothing major.

Nugget: Metallic noise eh? No wor....

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Posted 24 December 2014 - 02:08 PM

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24/12/2014

Visited Sham this morning to get the mysterious whining sorted. Turned out to be a belt tensioner. The bracket was loose/broken which caused the pulley part to rub against the metal. When they took it out, the pulley (made out of plastic or rubber) was heat deformed. Changed it and now Ol' ADA is back to her old self. Hehehe. smile_thumbup.gif smile_tongue.gif

Damage: RM120

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Posted 26 December 2014 - 11:31 AM

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26/12/2014 Happy Boxing Day!

Previous tankful - 450kms
Pumped in RM100 - 44+ litres

The mileage is improving. Might be the engine oil cos my driving style didn't change. smile_tongue.gif
My goal is 500kms per tankful.

On another note:-

Met a young Chinese chappie on Wednesday who drive a white 2.0 ZX. Struck up a conversation which led to me questioning about his car's FC. Barger told me he can get 300km on just RM50. smile_angry.gif Sure BOR?!?!?!

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Posted 05 January 2015 - 02:40 PM

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5/1/2015
Happy New Year everyone!

Last tankful - 430kms
Filled full tank of RON97@RM2.11/litre - 50.23 litres
(Buntut gatal wanna try RON97 since it's more affordable now) smile_approve.gif

Initial findings:
Butt-dyno not sensing any major power spike. Feels smoother tho and pulls more readily.

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Posted 13 January 2015 - 11:15 AM

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Last tankful - 460kms

This is a bit lower than what I expect as the total liters pumped is more than 50 liters. And with R)N97 I'm thinking mebbe the injectors would be cleaned a little, ya'know so the spray pattern is better, combustion is better.. bla bla bla. Slightly disappointed. smile_disapprove.gif

Filled RON95 at BHP Petrol - RM86@ RM1.91 per liter (44 liters thereabouts)

There's this intermittent 'kluk kluk kluk' sound coming from the ... I'm guessing from behind smile_question.gif . It only happens when ADA is moving. I'm gonna choose 'Suspension Problem'. Let's see what the wizard at EXD says. smile_approve.gif

Anyone doen any work/maintenance/replacement/preventive measures on the below?

The familiar range of PSA powertrains drove the front wheels of a seemingly conventionally designed chassis. At the front was a standard MacPherson strut layout with anti-roll bar, while the rear used the PSA Peugeot-Citroƫn fully independent trailing arm/torsion bar set up that was first introduced on the Peugeot 305 estate. However, PSA's chassis engineers employed some unusual features, including passive rear wheel steering (by means of specially designed compliance bushes in the rear suspension), and in-house developed and constructed shock absorbers. At high mileages this is prone to wear of the axle mounting bushes which is easily fixed. It is also prone to wear in the rear axle trailing arm bearings, which then wear the trailing arm axle tubes, requiring an expensive rebuild or a replacement axle assembly.[3][4][5][6][7] The diesel and larger capacity petrol engines are canted as far back as possible in the engine bay, in an effort to put as much weight as possible behind the front axle line, also reducing the centre of gravity, while improving weight distribution and minimising understeer.

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