Tuesday, February 23, 2010

For Sale: Enkei Tracer 16" wheels

Item: Enkei Tracer 16" wheels
Pcd: 114.5 x 5 lug
Offset: 38
Condition: Fair
Reason Selling: Can't stand wifey's blabering
Price: RM1,000 negotiable

Interested? Contact Auri @ +60123245654

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Thursday, February 18, 2010

New battery for Pocong

The Pocong's battery gave up yesterday morning after only about 18 months of usage. Oh well, but the car could have been sitting here since February 2008 so that makes it 2 years.

Anyways, I managed to get time off from work and began hunting for VW junkies workshops and the only one opened was 7th Gear. Azman got me GP maintenance free DIN66 battery for RM350 and installed it right away. Surely the price could be cheaper if I source it from PH Auto but I couldn't figure out how to remove the fuse box on top of it, so taking it to Azman's is like getting me a headache-free insurance at a price of course.

Speaking about this, I kinda fancy to relocate the battery at the back to make way for carbon airbox but first need to sort out the fuse box location. Until then, dream on....

I apologise for the image quality... DIN66

Neat looking battery housing don't you think?

Teaser to New Polo GTI

Quick facts: 1.4 TSI | 177Bhp | 250Nm | 1184kg | 0-100kmh 6.9s

It looks sensationally brilliant. Hell I prefer this to the Mk6 Golf in terms if looks and rumours have been flying that the puny 1.4 TSI is tuneable to 200Bhp with just a reflash and easily nudge 280Bhp!

Interior wise looks have been much premium too. Aduh, I think I've been slowly infected by penyakit nak kereta baru :P

Monday, February 15, 2010

VW Beetle - A fashion on wheels

There’s a car I unexpectedly fond after in non-sporting driven way and forgot to write about is the new Beetle. The old Beetle which is one of the last legacies of the Nazis, famed by Hippies, and macho car among the guys because of its flat four boxer engine blabbering has been revived, but the successor remains fame after in the opposite way. Nothing much changes on the design with exception that the engine is now in front, it’s the ladies are the ones crazy after and the moment it was launched, everywhere throughout the galaxy, many people think it’s a more of a fashion statement than a car really.

Truthfully I wasn’t be interested in driving one back then except there’s an unexpected delays on the delivery of the Pocong. Seeing that I was about to burst my tin kosong temperament, Resen my SA suggested me and wifey to do sight seeing in Penang in the company’s reflex silver Beetle 2.0 NA auto while waiting. Well I can’t miss this chance, can I?

With the car brimmed with RM50 worth of fuel courtesy by Goh Brothers, off I went to see how this prima donna will do. The first thing I realised, I was in an egg head with the distance between the steering and the edge of the bottom windscreen like miniature scale of Russia 's sovereignty width and the rear view visibility is just awkwardly weird.

I could go on bad mouthing the car such as the boot space can only store a medium size LV’s shopping bag but the fact of the matter is I was seating properly in a pretty much A-class supportive seats, the plastics in the cabin are just well ain’t plastics quality, well equipped and although the interior designed in funky way, I couldn’t fault its ergonomics even the unmanly flower vase.

A word of caution to all potential owners, drivers and joy riders, this car really attracts attention and I’m not kidding, not the slightest. Ok a perfect example, I was cruising along the Penang Bridge at 60kmh on the left lane and every time a car passes by, they were slowed down a bit and stare at me as if I was the fashion mogul of some kind. It would be worst if the colour of the car was sunflower yellow. But never minds all that, I took the time to stop by at Queensbay Mall just to buy Amy Winehouse CD and plays it in the Beetle as I’m heading towards Batu Ferringhi from Teluk Kumbar. Man I’ve to tell you, the experience was soothing, relaxing, full of eclectic and I’m sure 10-20 years from now on, I could still yawning about it to you folks.

The only mishap to this experience was this prima donna drinks fuel way more than the Pocong, which means I’ve to stop by somewhere in Petronas station nearby to fill another RM40 of fuel. I just don’t get this; a fashion model should be frugal on her consumption that’s why most of them are skinner than strip out chicken goreng. And the power from 2.0 engine isn’t that quick either, I’ve a strong feeling that a bone stocker Satria Neo 1.6 will tawaf keliling the car no problem at all.

And although underneath it is Mk5 Golf chassis, the dynamics is well below average. If you remembered that I was once made an intriguing comment of the Sylphy that it handles like maneuvering a boat, this Beetle then would be about 10-15% worse.

But still, none of these issues can bring down the charm of this Beetle in anyway. People especially the ladies will still buy it; it’s anyhow a fashion on wheels. Who could have argue the fact that ladies shirt is way small than a normal size toddler? And any man as freaking brutal as he may be has the nerve to say to his companion that high heels aren’t comfortable to walk?

I don’t have to look far to twice verify this because my wife, if the asking price can fit all of her cards combined credit limit, I can guarantee you that she’ll buy one straightaway without even blinking. And as for me, I wouldn’t mind driving one again and again so that it can mask my fashion illiteracy from the public point of view. :)

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Grooming session part 2

Let me start first by wishing Gong Xi Fa Chai/Happy Chinese New Year to my Chinese friends, may the year of the tiger bless our hidup segan mati tak mahu economy :)

And this means I’ve got two days (excluding Saturday and Sunday of course) of nothing to do. But after berangan long and hard, it pops my mind that it has been three months Pocong receives grooming session and the water beads getting large and flatter. So I guess it’s no harm to ruin my Sunday morning by being a dedicated car slave.

As usual, I’m using the cheap and cheerful PermaGlass Tar Remover, PermaGlass Polymer Sealant, TurtleWax Clear Vue and Ambersil Dash & Trim carried over from last exercise. A solid 4 hours slavering session bar car wash (this one I outsourced to under coconut tree car wash :)).

End result should last another 3 months of seeing high and small water beads after raining. After doing it twice in a row, I began to realise that this is an addictive hobby. Next time, I kinda fancy Bosch GEX-270AE and Meguiars, hoping for mega wonders!

PS: While the PermaGlass Tar Remover is a life saver when it comes to removing stubborn contaminants, a word of caution – don’t use it on the bonnet because it eats up paint!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Satria GTi BHE14 STOLEN!

My ex GTi gone and now my friend's just got boosted too when he went for solat jumaat in Ampang. Reg No. BHE 14, stock colour - Ducati Silver, after market rims. Should you guys ever spot it, call the POLICE!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

My old GTi was STOLEN!!

Remember my old Satria GTi? Just now, as I was doing saja-saja googling on my old car and found out it has been stolen last year's December! Shit these scumbags! Nudin whoever you're, please accept my condolences on your loss as I regard it as my loss too....

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


This is just something I’m going to try along with some other stuffs. The original NGK PFR6Q plugs (which is in the same heat range as NGK BKR6E anyway) are relatively good but darn expensive and starting to be looking a hindrance one you’re making 100bhp more than stock or close to it. This is where NGK BKR7E comes to play. Its way cheaper than PFR6Q, one heat range colder plug, and once gapped to 0.028, it should do mini wonders!

Time to visit PH Auto!