Contrary to popular belief, the engine must be BROKEN-IN properly during the 1st 1000km to ensure proper running during its lifespan. This may be a bit controversial, as your owners' manual will n...

29 Apr 2005
Anybody know where to recommend?

19 Jan 2005
akira I went for Huper Optik as my SE claims she had a better deal with them. I've used Huper B4 on my previous ride, and quite like the quality
28 Mar 2005
Evan Quote:
"Formerly posted by akira:
I went for Huper Optik as my SE claims she had a better deal with them. I've used Huper B4 on my previous ride, and quite like the quality"

What are the differe...
29 Mar 2005
Vai Apparently Vkool is more expensive, but why?
29 Mar 2005
DNA What about nanolux? or those brandless ones that many workshops carry.
11 Apr 2005
akira Vkool and Huber priced similarly, so i won't say one is more exp than the other. I think it all boils down to preference. The premium Vkool package has this gold tinge on the film, looks rather coo...
12 Apr 2005
Barakian V-Kool(VK) has layers of metals in the film. Huper Optik(HO) has layers of ceramic in the film. Both work by means of REFLECTING heat back into the atmosphere, as opposed to conventional dye-coat...
21 Apr 2005
monsterous Why not go for cheaper film?
Rike Cool or some other brands?
15 Sep 2006
triggerpuff I would not recommend Rikecool... many of my friends have complained of their rubbish workmanship. seen it for myself too.
15 Sep 2006
Barakian Quote:
"Formerly posted by monsterous:
Why not go for cheaper film?
Rike Cool or some other brands? "

The other brands in the market work on the principle of heat absorption, rather than heat ...
16 Sep 2006
Barakian Quote:
"Formerly posted by Char:
Hi Barakian, not heard from you for a while. It was very good advice. I haven't got my film done. In my mind I was always thinking that VK and HO are more like pion...
16 Sep 2006
Hi, just like to know when to change brake pads for 2003 Ford Focus? The manual says it will last 100000Kms. But a visual check reveals its about 1 cm thick.??

21 Oct 2005
neutral 1 cm thick is very good condition.

My car is nearly 98000km (3 years 3 months) and have not change brake pad yet.
21 Oct 2005
art60044 mit lancer brake pads only last about 40000km.
the genuine pads have great stopping power even when worn out.
the OEM type have poorer stopping power when worn out.
for brake pads, i'd go for th...
23 Jun 2006
Barakian Try Mintex 1144. Lotsa brakedust, but very good bite and braking feel. 1144's one of the best pads for stock calipers and rotors. If you'd like to be gung-ho a little, try 1155. Bites like no tomor...
23 Jun 2006
tharrysg I got OEM ones now and they worked alright with very little brake dust generated.
One thing that is bugging me, after installing the pads. I am getting sqeaking noise whenever I use the brakes. Is...
15 Jul 2006
Barakian Hmmm.... OEM pads should not give you a squeaking noise when new.... talk to the workshop that installed them for you, they should be able to help...
15 Jul 2006
We've been told by 'somebody' every 1000km on a new car needs an oil check. Why 1000km ah?

13 Oct 2004
Evan Yes, I was wondering how did they come up with the 1000km figure... hmm.
7 Jan 2005
flanker Quote:
"Formerly posted by Eber:
Yes, I was wondering how did they come up with the 1000km figure... hmm."

Maybe 999km doesn't sound as nice and 1001km is just too troublesome to say out loud.
27 Apr 2005
Barakian The 1st 1000km breaking in of the engine determines how the engine will run for the rest of its life. Why 1000 and not 500 or 1001, i dunno. But at 1000km, the oil DEFINITELY needs to be changed ...
29 Apr 2005
Vincent I got the impression that the first 1000km a special type of oil is used for the break in . Thereafter it's the type of oil used that determines the interval . Eg mineral oil is good for 5K and ful...
15 Jan 2006
Barakian You're right. Cars which are scheduled to have their oil change at 1000km come filled with a special blend of oil which aids in the break-in process of the engine. After that, the oil change inte...
19 Jan 2006
art60044 i would recommend an oil change every 10000 km or less. personally i prefer an oil change every 8000 km. i can feel my car running smoothly and accelerating faster when i change my engine oil. but ...
23 Jun 2006
Barakian Quote:
"Formerly posted by art60044:
i would recommend an oil change every 10000 km or less. personally i prefer an oil change every 8000 km. i can feel my car running smoothly and accelerating fas...
23 Jun 2006
ifconfig i strongly advocate oil change every time after racing. esp even so if you tend to rev almost to the redline most of the time. baseline around 4k - 6k.
23 Jun 2006
neutral Frequent change of oil is always good for the car. If you can change every 1000km better still. But it is always the economical(and practical) part of it that define it at 5000km or 10000km interva...
23 Jun 2006
Barakian Given our local driving conditions i.e. hot & humid, start-stop, traffic jams, etc., I would still prefer to change oil at shorter than recommended intervals, in my case 8000km.
23 Jun 2006
Any recommendations for component speakers for less than $180? 6" to replace my front speakers for my Getz.

31 Mar 2005
initialD Taste in sound very subjective... To do up yr sound, speakers are an area that u can invest in... the rest can wait. Else, not much point to upgrade. That's all IMHO
6 Apr 2005
lightfinger Folks, starting to OT liaoz...

Answer my question leh...
6 Apr 2005
Evan Quote:
"Formerly posted by Vai:
I wonder how those Mcintosh speakers on a Legacy GT sounds like."

My friend bought the Lagacy because, believe it or not, he loved the sound system. When they say...
7 Apr 2005
lightfinger Quote:
"Formerly posted by Eber:

My friend bought the Lagacy because, believe it or not, he loved the sound system. When they say music moves you, it literally does. It meant to moved you to splu...
7 Apr 2005
mj Quote:
"Formerly posted by lightfinger:
Actually, looking for component speakers at ard $180. Vocals impt to me. No need boom boom bassy stuff No $$ to buy amps or woofer yet. These must KIV"

...
21 Apr 2005
lightfinger Thanks for the lobangs bros. What abt Canton speakers? Anybody used these before?
3 May 2005
Barakian Quote:
"Formerly posted by lightfinger:
Any recommendations for component speakers for less than $180? 6" to replace my front speakers for my Getz."

Important question: are you running amplifie...
4 May 2005
lightfinger Not now, but maybe in future when I save up enough. For now, simple upgrade of front speakers will do.
5 May 2005
lightfinger Thanks bro, got myself a second hand CDT CL61 recently, gd stuff

Now for amp
18 Jul 2005
discoburg Get the DLS speakers. No regrets.
6 Jan 2006
Guess wat i spied at yr local SHELL stations?



29 Apr 2005
SIM37 I noticed something else also

One WRX is 5240, the first pic is 5241.

5241 doesn't have the red/blue polish flashing lights
5240 has. It doesn't seem retractable though
4 May 2005
aRcHeR The real is damn ugly!!! With the darn "POLISH" words...

But waddahell! Non-removable Lincole lights...
5 May 2005
Evan actually, why did the police get the WRXs? wouldn't it be sufficient to copy down the registration number and nab the speeding offender later with a fine?

Unless the offenders are using Evo's to...
5 May 2005
mj Quote:
"Formerly posted by Eber:
actually, why did the police get the WRXs? wouldn't it be sufficient to copy down the registration number and nab the speeding offender later with a fine?

Unless...
5 May 2005
flanker Quote:
"Formerly posted by akira:
That is probably used for Special Ops right? They don't operate every night, unlike TPs. Do u notice that EMAS shows the message "Special Operations in progress, p...
5 May 2005
akira Quote:
"Formerly posted by mj:

Cos now cars are way too fast for them to even copy number plate...keke

I know of at least 3 cases where the "racer" out run the cop at 200++ km/h and did not ge...
6 May 2005
Evan Quote:
"Formerly posted by akira:
Wonder if one of the "racer" is a oneshift member hor "

Confirm, the one with the ex-blue WRX. and probably the one also with the sleeper red WRX.
6 May 2005
How many of you are still doing that? Using engine brake increases clutch wear while freewheeling wears down brake pad. Since brake pad is way cheaper to change than clutch.. some pple dun realli u...

29 Apr 2005
Vai In simple terms yes. Brake.. change down 1 gear (the rev will go from hi to low), while continue braking... change down again if necessary.

I used in all the time in my old car because there is...
1 May 2005
sendoh anyone tried changing to reverse gear before?
1 May 2005
SIM37 Quote:
"Formerly posted by sendoh:
sorry for the noob question? how to do engine brake? change gear?"

Take your licence first lar ah sam...

Enging braking is a technique that's prevalent in ...
1 May 2005
sendoh lew! u ask sg government to change the age limit for my batch to 18 years old lorz
2 May 2005
SIM37 Quote:
"Formerly posted by sendoh:
lew! u ask sg government to change the age limit for my batch to 18 years old lorz"

As it is, I hope less and less of the young ones get licences... muahahahah...
2 May 2005
Barakian Quote:
"Formerly posted by sendoh:
anyone tried changing to reverse gear before?"

Your gearbox would probably be lying on the road after that....
4 May 2005
Evan Quote:
"Formerly posted by Barakian:
Quote:
"Formerly posted by sendoh:
anyone tried changing to reverse gear before?"

Your gearbox would probably be lying on the road after that.... "

You m...
4 May 2005
mj If u force Hard Enough, U can get that R gear in.

But as what Barakian say, the whole gear will be gone.

It happen to one of my mech in JB before....they were testing a AT car and was going a...
4 May 2005
lightfinger Quote:
"Formerly posted by mj:
If u force Hard Enough, U can get that R gear in.

But as what Barakian say, the whole gear will be gone.

It happen to one of my mech in JB before....they were t...
4 May 2005
mj I agree...In sg, I am a slow driver

In Malaysia...temptation too great !!!

haahaa
4 May 2005
Car Times bringing in this car to singapore, OMV is ard $57,753!

Check out the pics,video and specs...

https://www.renault.com/gb/produits/clio_V6.htm








22 Apr 2005
Barakian Severly overrated (and I believe will be overpriced) car. The theory of mid-engined stability and handling takes a beating with the Clio V6. Mid-corner adjustablility is very limited and irrecove...
23 Apr 2005
Barakian Just to add, the Renault Megane RS would be a more bang-for-buck buy....
23 Apr 2005
akira IMHO, looks wise, the Clio V6 wins the RS, keke
24 Apr 2005
Evan Doesn't it look remotely like the upcoming Suzuki Swift GT?


25 Apr 2005
SRV Wow, sure does. But they are 2 very different beast. One is MR and the other is FF. Some older pics here.
The CitroŽn uses the C2 instead.




The Renault JWRC Clio



28 Apr 2005
Barakian Still my favourite of them all:










4 May 2005
akira Guys, keep it coming... All these posting of chiobus is making me very wetz buahahaha
5 May 2005
mj Check this out:

My new love: Nissan Sports Concept:























5 May 2005
Ecclestone dismisses Singapore talk

"Singapore looks to be no closer to hosting a Grand Prix despite reports in recent weeks that plans were afoot to bring the Formula One championship to the cou...

21 Apr 2005
Evan This is a bummer. But if any of us had read about Bernie Ecclestone, he basically made his fortune by controlling broadcasting rights to F1 and at the same time set up a (hush-hush) system of distr...
21 Apr 2005
Barakian It was not gonna happen.... we missed our boat and now its too late. Cuz places like Malaysia and Australia are already hosting the event in our region. In time to come, India will be there too. ...
23 Apr 2005
akira IT's a total bummer for local motoring fans...

Though if it does happen, wat would this means for local motoring scene? More local motoring events? Different licenses given out for owning racing...
24 Apr 2005
https://neverland.sgforums.com/?action=thread_display&thread_id=90305&page=0

This link have many pics of rare cars in sg. Very interesting.

16 Oct 2004
akira interesting link bro,

Someone caught the Smart ForFour on the road...
17 Oct 2004
wandie Why do people automatically equate rare cars with supercars? I was so hoping to see more photos and discussion on the sparrow, the fortwo or even the VW kombi!
17 Oct 2004
akira Wandie, can tell that u r very into Smart cars, haha

U shld talk to C&C to bring it in
18 Oct 2004
mj Quote:
"Formerly posted by evolution:
http://neverland.sgforums.com/?action=thread_display&thread_id=90305&page=0

This link have many pics of rare cars in sg. Very interesting."

Haha ... than...
21 Apr 2005
RedSuns Mj, you drive a skyline ah..
21 Apr 2005
mj Quote:
"Formerly posted by RedSuns:
Mj, you drive a skyline ah.. "
Nod nod

Barakians call it a Nissan Sunny VIP LWB Edition .. haha
21 Apr 2005
Evan woah mj, barakian must be driving a VIP LWB edition of a Subaru Viki... when can give me a spin?
21 Apr 2005
mj Quote:
"Formerly posted by Eber:
woah mj, barakian must be driving a VIP LWB edition of a Subaru Viki... when can give me a spin? "

Haha... Viki ....

More like a Vivio to me ... keke

Spin ...
22 Apr 2005
hawshy this car leh? consider rare??


23 Apr 2005
Barakian Yes yes, Vivio LWB Edition in da house now... heh heh!!

Rare cars....hmmmm.... saw an Enzo on the road about a month back on trade plates. Saw an old Jaguar E Type in a workshop in Sin Ming......
23 Apr 2005
Vai
What are the affordable coupes out there, if there is even one? Say Hyundai Tuscani, Honda Integra. Which will you go for? Thanks.

24 Mar 2005
Vai Now thats really affordable. I'm thinking of Corvette
13 Apr 2005
DNA Tuscani 2.0 auto. it does 0-100 in 10secs!! I saw a one today with a really outlandish bodykit.
19 Apr 2005
mj Quote:
"Formerly posted by Vai:
What are the affordable coupes out there, if there is even one? Say Hyundai Tuscani, Honda Integra. Which will you go for? Thanks."

If you just want the look, go ...
21 Apr 2005
mj Quote:
"Formerly posted by DNA:
Tuscani 2.0 auto. it does 0-100 in 10secs!! I saw a one today with a really outlandish bodykit."

Tuscani Turbo Kit is Available in SG liao
21 Apr 2005
Barakian Quote:
"Formerly posted by mj:
Tuscani Turbo Kit is Available in SG liao"

Does supra ring a bell??
21 Apr 2005
mj Quote:
"Formerly posted by Barakian:
Does supra ring a bell?? "

Ling Ling Ling ... No !
22 Apr 2005
Vai In fact EP3, DC5 and Celica SS2 is in my wishlist, but we all know the kind of damage we are talking about.

The Intergra GSR is at 88K, how about that, worth it? More then Tuscani but got iVTEC...
22 Apr 2005
Barakian Quote:
"Formerly posted by mj:
Quote:
"Formerly posted by Barakian:
Does supra ring a bell?? "

Ling Ling Ling ... No !

"

That one is linging.... i tokking about RINGING..... haha!! ;ppp
22 Apr 2005
iforu http://forums.delphiforums.com/singaporecelica/messages/?msg=14169.1
rare second hand ss2. manual!!

the gsr ivtec dun come with the lift cam, only switch from 12 to 16valve.




Quote:
"Fo...
22 Jan 2007
windwaver Quote:
"Formerly posted by DNA:
Tuscani 2.0 auto. it does 0-100 in 10secs!! I saw a one today with a really outlandish bodykit."

Even Getz 3Dr can do it in 9.6sec and Swift Sport 8.9sec.
15 Feb 2007
dunno if here right place to ask.. for base WRX, what are the most cost-effective upgrades to improve performance and in which priority? I heard 8k and below and match an STI? thank you all...

21 Apr 2005
Vai Boost controller controls the turbo pressure right? If that is the case I can have the option to add more boost in certain 'events' and reduce the boost for normal driving to conserve fuel. That is...
21 Apr 2005
Barakian Quote:
"Formerly posted by RedSuns:
Barakian ah.. ok ok thanks. In which order better for your recommendations? or one cannot do without the other?

1) bigger Turbo,
2)change up-pipe,
3) chan...
21 Apr 2005
Barakian Quote:
"Formerly posted by Eber:
I just got some advice from him yesterday. Paint it red and go sleeper. "

White is sleeper....red is asking for trouble...heh heh heh!
21 Apr 2005
Barakian At this point, mebbe i should mention this: power is nothing without being able to stop faster and turn faster. First set of mods i'd recommend (a set of nice and sticky tyres are mandatory) are b...
21 Apr 2005
mj Quote:
"Formerly posted by Vai:
Boost controller controls the turbo pressure right? If that is the case I can have the option to add more boost in certain 'events' and reduce the boost for normal d...
22 Apr 2005
mj Quote:
"Formerly posted by Barakian:
At this point, mebbe i should mention this: power is nothing without being able to stop faster and turn faster. First set of mods i'd recommend (a set of nice ...
22 Apr 2005
Vai White can be a TS in disguise Red is nice, like Spec C!

With all the boast you guys are talking about, the WRX's low end torque and power is compromise right? My assumption is that all the pip...
22 Apr 2005
Barakian Quote:
"Formerly posted by mj:
Stop fast ? Get AP 6 pots ! I also want.

Tyres, my fav is AD07

Suspension ... hmmm ... TEIN HA Good Enuf ? keke

When U wanna track ? But not PG hor ... If PG...
22 Apr 2005
Barakian Quote:
"Formerly posted by Vai:
White can be a TS in disguise Red is nice, like Spec C!

With all the boast you guys are talking about, the WRX's low end torque and power is compromise right? M...
22 Apr 2005
RedSuns wah, thanks for the advice barakian , mj.

Barakian, I just thinking of saving some money mah.. so if can squeeze some more power out of the base model with less molah, then it's more worth it.....
26 Apr 2005
Oneshift.com will be having our inaugural meetup to watch the San Marino grand prix!

Venue: Carnaval pub @ Chjimes (next to f.flanagan)
Date: 24 Apr 05 (Sunday)
Time: 7.00pm
House pour will ...

18 Apr 2005
Evan Hey Evo8, till next F1 then
20 Apr 2005
Barakian 1. eber
2. akira
3. Char
4. DNA (I try. Must get license first..)
5. Barakian
20 Apr 2005
Barakian I've re-posted this meetup in RexFactor and Nissan Enthusiast Club....
21 Apr 2005
mj Quote:
"Formerly posted by Barakian:
I've re-posted this meetup in RexFactor and Nissan Enthusiast Club...."

That's y I am in here now

I will try to make it, but depending on my work, I will ...
21 Apr 2005
akira Quote:
"Formerly posted by mj:
Quote:
"Formerly posted by Barakian:
I've re-posted this meetup in RexFactor and Nissan Enthusiast Club...."

That's y I am in here now

I will try to make it, bu...
21 Apr 2005
Evan We might be able to get the oneshift car decals ready in time by the meet... and it's free! see you there.
21 Apr 2005
Barakian Quote:
"Formerly posted by mj:
I will try to make it, but depending on my work, I will be OT'ing this weekend..If I can finish b4 the race end, I will pop over ... drinks on u Dude !"

Yes yes Mr...
21 Apr 2005
Difflam Quote:
"Formerly posted by Char:
Hi Difflam
This is our very first meetup. We want to get to know our members over some beer and snacks and also watch the F1 in a cosy environment. Hope to see you...
22 Apr 2005
Evan Great meeting up with all of you. till next F1!
25 Apr 2005
mj Sorry guys and gals,

I couldn't make it on Sunday. Was working till 6am on monday ...

Next F1, let do it again
26 Apr 2005
When buying car, do you guess think long term i.e. drive the car till scrap or at least close to it, or drive for a few years, change new car, lose a little money.

7 Mar 2005
akira I agree, many pp i know probably plan only to rear the car for 4-5yrs(breakeven pt)... in the case of high-depreciation cars, maybe 2-3 yrs even...

The breakeven pt is of course, a funny term si...
8 Mar 2005
Difflam It is already unrealistic in Singapore to actually own a car. We live with the ridiculous prices but buy them anyway.

It is more of the question of the cost of living to buy the standard of l...
9 Mar 2005
akira Why Beemer? Get the Evo MR, STi, ITR la! buahahaha
10 Mar 2005
Evan Quote:
"Formerly posted by Char:
So, in rational terms, don't buy a car?"

There are no rational terms in sg. Just buy!
15 Mar 2005
Barakian With the current prices of cars and scrap policies, it makes it highly undesirable for motorists, who like to change cars often, to buy new cars.

Let's assume Motorists ABC likes to change his c...
15 Mar 2005
Difflam Barakian, the high collateral will be the difficult entry point of getting and changing cars in Singapore. That is the crux. Most people like myself go point no. 2. bo bian. LL.
16 Mar 2005
akira I'm a point 2 too
17 Mar 2005
Barakian Quote:
"Formerly posted by Difflam:
Barakian, the high collateral will be the difficult entry point of getting and changing cars in Singapore. That is the crux. Most people like myself go point no....
18 Mar 2005

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