Tuesday, December 12, 2017

MINI Countryman Tyres Change

Just another day replacing another set of front tyres for my wifey Mini Countryman S.  I went ahead with ALTENZO again as these are value for money tyres.

Oh and also my original BMW battery went dead on me so I went to AutoPro and got a Korean brand car battery called ATLASBX.  Hopefully these can last me at least 2 years.  The BMW battery lasted 3 years!  But it was costly.  The ATLASBX is half the price of the BMW battery.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Project : W210 - MAF Sensor Problem Again!

Yet another problem I thought I had it fixed.  The engine started immediately after refitting the second fuel pump however the idling wasn't smooth.  It was shaking a little so they took out the MAF sensor and replaced it with another similar MAF sensor from a similar car and the idling problem went away.  So I ordered another MAF sensor but was told if the problem still persist then we will have to look into fuel injections.  Hopefully we won't get into that situation.  I will update more when the MAF arrive in Brunei.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Project : W210 - Fuel Pump Problem Again!

[ Engine & Electrical - Fuel Pump #2 ]

Fuel Pump - $350

Remember the fuel pump I bought online for a reasonable cheap price. Well I had learned my lesson , don't ever buy cheap car parts!  HAHAHA! When the mechanic put back the repaired alternator back and started the engine but somehow the fuel pump failed to work.  So instead of going back online again to purchase another one I just went ahead with a proper fuel pump made by Bosch.  It's not cheap but the fuel pump is working properly now!

Saturday, December 2, 2017

New Car In Brunei - Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk

Guess what car is coming into Brunei next year!!!!  The JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE TRACKHAWK!!!  I will personally visit this car when it's launch in Brunei.  I am not sure about the price at the moment but with my estimation we will probably looking at around BND 160K to BND180K!!! Still cheap consider the fastest Porsche Cayenne Turbo S will set you around BND300K!!!

Project : W210 - Repairing The W210 Alternator

We finally found out why my new W210 battery went dead!  This time the main culprit was the alternator.  I was thinking of buying a brand new one but it is costly at about  BND$600!  Thank god there is someone in Brunei who is specialist in repairing alternator.  I pop by at Singapore Motor and got the alternator repaired but it wasn't cheap as it cost me BND$150.00.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Project : W210 - Not ALIVE Again!

Sorry for not posting lately due to my new venture into food & beverages business at my home.  It was a crazy month last month as I need to get used to my new business schudule.  Now everything is easing I can finally go back to posting!

That day after I started my Project:W210, I left it overnight at my parent place so I can get the license plate ready the next day so  I can drive to a workshop to get it thoroughly check.  Well guess what?  The next day the battery went dead on me when I came to pick up the car.  I tried to use the physical key and it also didnt work!!!

So worst scenario I have to call Jati Transport and get their people to open the door for me!  After 30mins of trying to fit the hook to the door handle, we finally got the door opened.  I called a tow truck and it is now been transported to SHH Proshop for further examination.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Project : W210 - IT'S ALIVE!

IT'S ALIVE!!! WOOHOO!!!  Finally got the fuel pump & fuel filter replaced!!! After sitting in the garage stagnant for more then 1.5 years it finally been moved out of the garage!  Sadly the good news stop there, the engine is a bit rough at the moment and seriously in need of full engine services.

I am going to have this car tow to a workshop this weekend to have the engine thoroughly check.  Hopefully all will be good after the services and I can start driving this little gem!

Monday, October 30, 2017

New Car In Brunei - Hyundai i30 N


Holy cow people, first we have the KIA Stinger and now we have the hottest hot hatch from Korea, the Hyundai i30 N!!!  It has finally landed and what surprise me was everywhere else around the world are expecting a release date near end of 2017 and we actually already have it in Brunei!!!

For those of you who are not up to date on car news.  This one here is the latest pocket rocket from Hyundai, it directly compete with cars such as VW Golf, AMG A45, BMW 1-Series and so on.  It boast a 275hp turbo-charged 2.0litre engine.  It is a front wheel drive car and only comes with 6-speed manual transmission.  The car is loaded with track capability performances.  I have read the reviews from popular car journalists and so far the early reviews are going very positive for this model.

If you would like to know more better pop down to Setia Motor, the official dealer of Hyundai for more info.  I can smell KDM on the rise!!