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.

Actually before the car get towed, I already tried to jump-start the car. But it still not working. All electricity to crank the engine was cutted-out due to typical flat-battery issue. Maybe the jumper cable is not power enough to support the current.

When arrive at my home, then changed the battery - Dry Cell- to a new one (Century) and everything is fine. It cost me RM220.

My old battery (GP brand) only lasts for 17 months (July 2009 - Dec 2010) before its sudden death (no warning sign at all). Remember to check your car battery guys !!!

Anyway, for those who are still having any car breakdown issue, don't forget your insurance company. They have provide us with very good service. Its left for us to use their service for our benefits and safety. Always bring along with you their hotline service number.

And thanks for those who support me yesterday :

1) My family (Wife/Newphew (Amsyar))
2) Pakcik
3) Fizah
4) Allianz (Credit to Towing Service - Mr Yong)
5) My neighbour (Joe & Shazrin)

** p/s: I am very satisfied with ALLIANZ insurance company. Because their response is very fast and very customer friendly.

My waja just exceed 120,000KM. Suppose to change ATF too. But only engine oil was changed. I have to save some money for more important things. So far no other critical issues. Maybe the suspension starting become more softer. Well, what can I expect for the 4 years old car. Cannot avoid the wear-and-tear.

For my oren, its much more easy to maintain. Now its already 45,000KM of mileage. Next engine oil change will be on 47k. Planning to change the manual transmission gear oil at 50k. Last two weeks I did the wheel rotation. Not much trouble with my wheel except the normal wear. After rotation will be ok. Ducaro GA is quite a good tyre. For the steering wheel, I changed it back to my favourite "momo ciplak". Engine performance still ok. Can't expect too much from 1300 cc carburettor engine.

100,000 KM

It was 4 years old and already reach 100,000KM of mileage. I am writing about our Waja. At this age, it can be considered as a critical age. Wear and tear issue is the major issue. Since 9th January 2009, I am using Continental conti-comfort 1 for a year. And my tyre "botak" already. So, last week, I replaced all four wheel with new tires. Now I am using 195/55/R15 of Goodyear Eagle NCT 5. It costs me RM 800. Hopefully it can lasts for a long time. To achieve that, i have to change my driving style too.

This is my new tyres :

Very satisfy with the thread.

The full side view for the new tyre.

Last week, went to Proton COE at Kesas Highway for a service. At this mileage, I asked them
to change the 1) spark plugs, 2) ATF Fluid and 3) Coolant.

The timing belt and engine belt has been changed at 80,000KM long time ago. Now the steering bush got little bit sound. Maybe the bush was worn out. Asked 'kedai', the bush will cost about RM100. Still need to survey several workshop regarding the price.

My oren was now maintained by my sister. However I still monitor it remotely. The waja mileage already clocked 92,000KM. Suppose it was serviced at 90,000KM. But because of I was too busy, I have to post pone until this weekend.

There is one problem now. Something was not right either from 1) CV joint, 2) Drive shaft or 3) front suspension. I said that because I can hear clunking sound coming from the front-left of the car. However, the car handling was not affected.