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Proton Wira Diesel 2.0

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Posted 14 October 2003 - 10:12 PM


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Matdiesel, your Wira diesel is not bad, having test drove it along Kesas
highway. With mod to air intake (K&N, right?) and crankcase vent to oil
catch can, seems power is adequate, only my Xantia turbo is slightly more
power due to turbo. Suspension also moded to sports, so can handle corner
better. Only yours is sports tuned, whereas mine is comfort tuned. Too bad
you want to sell it off, we will lose one member of diesel forum. Next
time test my car.


Posted 15 October 2003 - 06:45 AM



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matdiesel's car certainly sound wild during start up and i can imagine
what ur going to write without riding on it.

dont worry, all we have to do is keep telling him about diesel and
hopefully he will still go look for another diesel car after selling this

john, where abouts do u work eh ? me in kelana jaya....
test drove a xantia many years ago but just a short distance, so cant
remember how the car is anymore.....would like to refresh my memory a



Posted 15 October 2003 - 06:55 PM


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Hi alfanok,

I stay in Cheras and plan to start my business there too. Heard your Fiat
is a HDI engine, should be very smooth and powerful. Yeah, no problem,
let's test each other's car, so we can have a feel of other diesels. Write
to me at johnckl@pd.jaring.my to exchange more info. Maybe we have TT
again with Matdiesel and others who may be interested to attend. I have a
friend driving Citroen XTD 1999 CKD for sale. Anyone interested, let me


Posted 28 November 2003 - 04:14 AM


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anyone know the price of the market for a Proton Wira Diesel 2.0 , around
1996-1997 . my friend wants to buy one .
he is thinking about adding more power if he bought one , how ?



Posted 26 January 2004 - 04:13 PM


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My Wira 2.0 fuel tank flotter having some problem, wanted to change a new
mechanism, but the spare part shop owner told me flotter use in Wira petro
model can not be use in Diesel model, eventhough everything looks almost

Exper diesel here, any commoment ? really hope you can help

Thank you and best regard


Posted 11 February 2004 - 07:09 PM



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Hi Mr.Chips,
I guess you have got your info. from Proton itself. I.M.H.O I do seriously
think that they have made a mistake.
Reason being, in the UK, based on the latest car registration numbers
here , they have found that for new private car registrations, diesels
sells slightly more to a 1/3 as compared to the petrol cars. This is
especially true for sales reps. and also for people who travel long
distance around the UK, as they would rather use diesel as compared to
petrols as it is cheaper per mile. And also, diesel cars in the UK are not
sparcely equipped, they are about as well equipped as their petrol
Well, I have been in the UK for a while and i had the opportunity of
driving diesels here, trust me, they are as powerful as petrol engines, if
not better and they are less pollutive, consumes less fuel per mile as
compared to petrol cars and the Mid-range torque is GREAT!! Love it!
As for proton, instead of having a expensive diesel programme, in the
short term, they could have outsourced diesel engines from Renault, since
they already have a history with the Waja 1.8 powerplant, Proton could
have taken Lotus to task and used the Renault 1.9DCI engine with the six-
speed box to create Waja Diesel or even Waja Diesel Sport, and it wouldn't
have been a bad package cause that particular engine is capable of 120bhp
and the box is great.
Tell me what do think of this suggestion, Mr.Chips, and Of course, proton
F.Y.I, almost every manufacturer selling cars in the UK and the E.U. has a
comprehesive diesel offerings in the model range, expect for "bargain
basement" Korean models, Even Honda, which hates diesels, has created the
most quitest diesel engine ever (the 2.2 CDTI diesel engine model) for its
accord and civic models
Pity that we don't have this model in Malaysia!


Posted 13 February 2004 - 08:13 PM


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Unfortunately in Malaysia, people still balk at having to pay at least
twice the road tax even with a Sirim approved green diesel engine compared
to a same capacity petrol engine.

Another thing is most people here would also balk at grasping an oily or
greasy diesel fuel pump dispenser or nozzle at a self service station.


Posted 14 February 2004 - 08:29 AM


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Honda source their diesel engine from Isuzu`s Poland factory. Isuzu is the
biggest diesel manufacturer in Japan and may be the world and engine
supplier to other car manufacturer. Even high end Renault and Saab uses
Isuzu`s. But they have lousy image in Malaysia but why follow the crowd? I
am onto my 3rd diesel Isuzu diesel :)



Posted 17 February 2004 - 03:44 PM


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How much was your road tax Mat Diesel?


Posted 05 May 2004 - 12:20 PM



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Hi guys,

I have bought a second hand Wira 2.0D and boy! I am so glad I am now in
the diesel club, I really enjoy every moment with the car. But I do have
problems looking for a reliable mechanic working with diesel passenger
cars. Any guys out there know any reliable mechanics in Cheras/Ampang/Pudu
area? I understand from some of you that the one at Segambut is very good,
but it's too far from my place. Sigh ....

Oh yeah, any reliable website which I can visit for maintenance on my
diesel engine? Hmm ... I am thinking to mod it to auto transmission and a
turbo diesel engine. Wise decision?

Cheers :)