I thought it was my fuel indicator was blinking. But its full. Then I realized it was my temperature indicator. It happened to my oren last 3 weeks. It shows that my temperature goes up until 4/6 bar.
There are several things was playing in my mind. The radiator is not working. Or the thermostat has kong'ed. Or the radiator fan is not working. So after the engine has been turned off, I open up the engine hood and find out what was wrong.
First, thermostat is working. Because the upper radiator hose and lower radiator hose is hot. Means the hot radiator coolant is circulating. No problem with thermostat.
Then after the engine is not so hot, I open up the radiator cap and I can see no rusty particles in my radiator. Means no blocked radiator pipe.
Finally the radiator fan. I start up the engine. Wait until its hot enough to trigger the fan. But the fan is not working. All wiring is in good condition. Then confirmed it was the radiator fan.
Luckily my engine is not overheat. To prevent that, I have to tow my car to the nearest service centre. For me, I still go to either proton service or eon service. Doesn't matter what people is talking about. Especially the price issue.
After I confirmed it with my mechanic, the radiator fan need to be replaced. It was APM radiator fan motor and it costs me RM500. Quite expensive right?
Now, my oren was back to normal. Leaving it with my sister to take care of it.
Its been two years since I changed my tyres. Last week, my tyres was put to sleep. After it kaw-kaw botak until its belted wire came out. Alhamdulillah, my family and I is safe. This time, I am using Yokohama C.Drive 2. It costs me RM240/tyre. It was a good tyre. But the rubber is quite soft.
Front shock absorber and absorber link has been changed. It was fully malfunction. All front and rear brake pads worn out. Well, my waja mileage is already 168,000KM. I still stick to the fully syntetic engine oil. Head gasket got leaking problem.
Another issues is the fuel tank host. Sometimes I can smell the gasoline. And I can see a minor leaking at the host.
Master power window switch has broken. Already went to Taman Equine Proton Service. They don't have the replacement part. Asked them to order. Don't know when can I get it.
My next service will be the timing belt and also the engine belt. Not forget the head gasket as well. However, the engine performance still ok.
Can feel the brake pads has worn out. Engine performance is not so good. But still acceptable. Ducaro GA tyres still in good condition after 3 years of usage. Oil pan is still leaking. But not so critical.
Last time I changed my 'oren' engine oil was Jan 2011. Because of I am using petronas semi-synthetic 800 (15w-50), I am trying to stretch my mileage to 10,000KM. But until August 2011, my mileage hasn't reach 10 K yet. So I planned to downgrade my engine oil back to mineral.
I realize that my 'oren' got some unpleasant issue. Engine vibrates due to low RPM about 600/700 RPM when air-cond kicks in. So far I am still investigate this issue closely.
My saga has reach 45,000KM. At this mileage, its time to do some maintenance :
Yesterday, my waja battery flat-out while I was at IOI Mall, Puchong. It was no warning sign or any symptom at all that telling me that my battery was running out. Thanks to ALLIANZ towing service. My car was towed from IOI Mall Puchong to my home (less than 20KM). Its for free actually for their insurance policy holder.