Rm8k Wira ownership experience-A long way to go

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Sound too good to be true. My wira paint shop rm2.7k.
That 1.2k is normal price in Melaka too. Not sure what process involved, maybe just like what minibeany said. Once of my colleague just painted his wira around that price too. Looks ok to me but not sure how long will last.

Not to long ago +-RM800 is the price for 'used car paint job'. This will last about 1-2 years.
 

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Rm1.2k you can think the quality of the paint....primer....all cheap one so.....sure the whole price will be cheap.
How long can it last that is the question.
Depend on how ur car exposure to nature.
I got old sentra which paint cost 1k, fast job 6 day. Everyday expose to rain, sun and sugar dust. 2 yrs can see paint pop and crack.
Car not park under roof too , no garage queen.
 

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When painting your car, watch out for the seam gaps. The paintshop guys might just gosok, and paint over the seams, causing water to seep through the damaged sealers. If you notice water getting in your car cabin or trunk, that's the best time to pinpoint it and fix it before painting.
 
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I am just wondering abt paint quantity requirement for my waja...how many liters of clear coat will it need?
Thinking of painting it with a fresh coat of silver and sealing it with glasurit clear coat.
Most area are still good...only the C-pillar,boot and roof edges are showing its age by turning into Nardo Grey-like silver..hahaha.
 

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I am just wondering abt paint quantity requirement for my waja...how many liters of clear coat will it need?
Thinking of painting it with a fresh coat of silver and sealing it with glasurit clear coat.
Most area are still good...only the C-pillar,boot and roof edges are showing its age by turning into Nardo Grey-like silver..hahaha.
Depend on budget i guess?

Mine trunk paint also start to crack hahahahhahaha.
 

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Wire update

After my car had done top overhaul for 4month the car is running good.

But sometimes when I open my hood and do some cleaning, I saw some dry oil around the oil cap. Not sure is the oil cap is worn out of other thing...

My colleague told me that the piston ring might worn out bla bla bla something like that causing the oil leak out from the oil cap.

I will buy a new oil cap and see does the problem still come out or not.
 

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Wire update

After my car had done top overhaul for 4month the car is running good.

But sometimes when I open my hood and do some cleaning, I saw some dry oil around the oil cap. Not sure is the oil cap is worn out of other thing...

My colleague told me that the piston ring might worn out bla bla bla something like that causing the oil leak out from the oil cap.

I will buy a new oil cap and see does the problem still come out or not.
I have been teaching some wira owner on the oil cap. Is probably the rubber gasket is old or worn. What you can do is centralized the cap then reverse lock a bit, if helps to tighten it a bit more. Try it, so far mine on the VR is ok, so are a few wira owners who did it.....
 

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I have been teaching some wira owner on the oil cap. Is probably the rubber gasket is old or worn. What you can do is centralized the cap then reverse lock a bit, if helps to tighten it a bit more. Try it, so far mine on the VR is ok, so are a few wira owners who did it.....
Or...just cut a motorcyle tube to size. I used that for a very long time on my Campro before my little brother replace it when he was using the car.
 

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I have been teaching some wira owner on the oil cap. Is probably the rubber gasket is old or worn. What you can do is centralized the cap then reverse lock a bit, if helps to tighten it a bit more. Try it, so far mine on the VR is ok, so are a few wira owners who did it.....
Okok,I will try it later.
Thx!!!!
 

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Or...just cut a motorcyle tube to size. I used that for a very long time on my Campro before my little brother replace it when he was using the car.
Motor bike tube cannot stand oil, need to keep clean. Once oil gets to it, it expands....
 

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I have been teaching some wira owner on the oil cap. Is probably the rubber gasket is old or worn. What you can do is centralized the cap then reverse lock a bit, if helps to tighten it a bit more. Try it, so far mine on the VR is ok, so are a few wira owners who did it.....
Uncle Vr way work.
 

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someone posted something yesterday here? i got a notification but can't see
 

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@vr2turbo turbo, your method works... here is my car new look... can fetch 8K as this topic's headline. hehehehe....
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Is it just me or your battery sits a bit too high, the hood clears it?

Tidy car...
I ran into my mother ex-wira this morning, been about 5 years at least after its sold and last seen. Same colour as yours. Too bad the owner did not look after the exterior but got money to install dark tint and bigger rims.
 

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Is it just me or your battery sits a bit too high, the hood clears it?

Tidy car...
I ran into my mother ex-wira this morning, been about 5 years at least after its sold and last seen. Same colour as yours. Too bad the owner did not look after the exterior but got money to install dark tint and bigger rims.
The hood can close but I suspected the terminals touch the hood. Because my battery flat very quickly. As a solution, I place a rubber mat covering the terminal and my battery lasted longer.

Still a bit more cosmetic to do... upholstery the seats and change MOMO Daytona steering... my brother complaint still seeing too much rubber... will swap in a 16 inch too. hahaha... itchy hands
 

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The hood can close but I suspected the terminals touch the hood. Because my battery flat very quickly. As a solution, I place a rubber mat covering the terminal and my battery lasted longer.

Still a bit more cosmetic to do... upholstery the seats and change MOMO Daytona steering... my brother complaint still seeing too much rubber... will swap in a 16 inch too. hahaha... itchy hands
nolah not touching the hood.... if you bridge the contacts you would know, trust me have tried and not recommended
 

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U tried on purpose?
Salute.....
i sort of slipped when disconnecting the battery terminal, tertouch the negative side... just a fraction of a second, sparks everywhere, i got abit burnt and i think my spanner welded itself to one of the terminals
 

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The hood can close but I suspected the terminals touch the hood. Because my battery flat very quickly. As a solution, I place a rubber mat covering the terminal and my battery lasted longer.

Still a bit more cosmetic to do... upholstery the seats and change MOMO Daytona steering... my brother complaint still seeing too much rubber... will swap in a 16 inch too. hahaha... itchy hands
At one glance the rims looks like 16 inch.
Suggest u check the availability of the tire model u want before getting a 16 inch rim. Not to many choices out there and u might end up with seeing too much rubber again or worse still sees too much rubber and the car stood higher.
 

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At one glance the rims looks like 16 inch.
Suggest u check the availability of the tire model u want before getting a 16 inch rim. Not to many choices out there and u might end up with seeing too much rubber again or worse still sees too much rubber and the car stood higher.
yeah... not many options. planning to get 195/50/R16. 205 will be too wide.
 

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I used the UHP Federal RSR 205/50/15. Fantastic tyres!



@vr2turbo according to Federal website it's just a UHP!
Under UHP category, but under sub category is Extreme performance for 595RS-R, 595RS-RR and 595RS-PRO. Then for model 595, 595EVO and 595RPM is under performance series......https://www.federaltire.com/en/products.php?class=UHP
 

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I used the UHP Federal RSR 205/50/15. Fantastic tyres!



@vr2turbo according to Federal website it's just a UHP!
when I bought the car the car came with Hankook tyre and is rubbish at rain. Steer a little bit hard the car start sliding side way.
On dry is ok. Now I was consider to buy toyo tr1 to my jazz and slam my Jazz re003 to my wira.
 

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when I bought the car the car came with Hankook tyre and is rubbish at rain. Steer a little bit hard the car start sliding side way.
On dry is ok. Now I was consider to buy toyo tr1 to my jazz and slam my Jazz re003 to my wira.
Why not RE-004, since you know what RE-003 can offer already.....
 

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Why not RE-004, since you know what RE-003 can offer already.....
Re004 is quite pricey survey a lot of shop
195/55 R15 all around 230 & 250

Since my jazz I only drive on sat & sunday only so get something like Toyo Tr1 is ok ?
Still considering....
The jazz mostly use by my dad now daily commuting only.
 

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Wira update

Is longggggggggg time since I update my wira status.

My muffler is broken long time ago. One time my muffler bracket patah and I ask my technician to hlp me weld back. Since then I juz forget about it.
When I saw some guy selling a new muffler (max racing brand) for a cheap price so I went and ask turn out his family won't let him install so he had to sell it cheap. If I am not rong this muffler is around Rm300+on the website.
Inlet 2inch out 3.5 inch.
After some discussion I get it for Rm150
Went to shop and pasang Rm80
The sound is same as the old dunno why hahahahaha,but nahhhh it didn't make any bla bla bla sound while down shifting in low speed is ok to me.

Happy Nee year to all
 

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Another Tyre man introduce me alliance 030ex
A sub brand of yokohama. 195/55/15 cost around Rm195
And is made in Japan. Quite tempting.
I wont call it 'quite tempting' when RE004 is just an additional RM 45 a piece away which is additional RM 180 a set away. The performance difference will be night and day...thats the difference which u have to live with for 3-4years down the road.
 

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Re004 is quite pricey survey a lot of shop
195/55 R15 all around 230 & 250

Since my jazz I only drive on sat & sunday only so get something like Toyo Tr1 is ok ?
Still considering....
The jazz mostly use by my dad now daily commuting only.
In that case then TR1 is okay.....lol
 

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Another Tyre man introduce me alliance 030ex
A sub brand of yokohama. 195/55/15 cost around Rm195
And is made in Japan. Quite tempting.
Nah, better off with TR1 then. That 030ex pattern look at it also is like entry level only. And at RM195 is not cheap......
 

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Wira update

Is longggggggggg time since I update my wira status.

My muffler is broken long time ago. One time my muffler bracket patah and I ask my technician to hlp me weld back. Since then I juz forget about it.
When I saw some guy selling a new muffler (max racing brand) for a cheap price so I went and ask turn out his family won't let him install so he had to sell it cheap. If I am not rong this muffler is around Rm300+on the website.
Inlet 2inch out 3.5 inch.
After some discussion I get it for Rm150
Went to shop and pasang Rm80
The sound is same as the old dunno why hahahahaha,but nahhhh it didn't make any bla bla bla sound while down shifting in low speed is ok to me.

Happy Nee year to all
That metal hook welded to the exhaust, by right should weld to the end joint, not on the exhaust body. Exhaust body very thin sheet of metal only, that is why rust through already.....