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Engine Flush, Do You Need One?

Millers Oils Engine Flush Additive

Engine flush should be used before your next oil change, not after. This is pretty obvious because you actually want to remove all the contaminants and sludge built-ups out of the system.

Also, ALWAYS read the instructions on your product BEFORE you begin Project Engine Flush.

X-1R Engine FlushMost of the engine flush fluids out there states that you should add the engine flush fluid and let the car idle for at least 10 minutes. And if it says idle, it’s generally a good idea not to drive around with the engine flush content in your engine. Some labels might even say, “DO NOT DRIVE WITH CONTENT IN THE ENGINE”.

One of the reason why you shouldn’t drive is because the engine flush fluid usually reduces your existing engine oil’s viscosity. This means your engine oil becomes less thick and hence, it can handle less pressure. Driving under this condition can do serious damages to engine parts.

That is why it’s every important to only use engine oil with the grade recommended by the manufacturer, not the oil salesmen.

When an engine is idling, there’s very minimum pressure and contacts among the bearings and internal engine parts. So the lowered oil viscosity isn’t going to do any damage as opposed to when you are driving it.

On that note, the engineers at X-1R has specially formulated their Engine Flush technology to ensure that no engine is ‘killed’ after using their Engine Flush product. During our interview with X-1R Malaysia, their spokeperson revelead to us that their Engine flush enable you to “flush while driving” because the special formulation does not contain any harmful content to the engine and does not reduces viscosity of your existing engine oil. It’s meant for hassle-free DIY engine maintenance, that you can even pour X-1R’s Engine Flush content into your engine and drive to the workshop for them to do the following necessary work. To prove that they meant what they claimed, they’ve got a RM3 million products liability insurance policy underwritten by Tokio Marine Insurans (Malaysia) Berhad.

Malaysia’s Millers Oils distributor Mr Tony Tang also warns against using any solvent-based additives as it will cause unnecessary frictions to your engine parts.

You can read up more about solvent-based additives here: Why Solvent Based Additives and Flushes are Harmful?

Bardahl Malaysia’s spokeperson Mr Wong Jun Wai also says that it’s important to separate rumors from facts. As not all engines are built the same, so are mechanics. Not all of them have the same school of thoughts, or should I say level of professionalism. Hence, Mr Wong sent us some dyno results of a stock Ford Ranger after using Bardahl’s products.

Bardahl CRDI Cleaner vs Stock for Ford Ranger Dyno Test Results

Bardahl CRDI Cleaner vs Stock for Ford Ranger Dyno Test Results

Bardahl Engine Treatment vs Stock for Ford Ranger Dyno Test Results

Bardahl Engine Treatment vs Stock for Ford Ranger Dyno Report

Bardahl CRDI Cleaner and Engine Treatment vs Engine Treatment Only for Ford Ranger Dyno Report

Bardahl CRDI Cleaner and Engine Treatment vs Engine Treatment Only for Ford Ranger Dyno Report

Bardahl Engine Tune Up & Flush removes gums, varnish and sludgeSince some of the contaminants will end up in the oil filter, it’s also a good idea to change the oil filter after flushing your engine. In fact, you should change it every oil change. Always get a reputable brand of oil filter because leaking caused by defective filters can be very damaging to the engine parts and also the passengers in the car.

Some mechanics would not recommend flushing your engine if you change your engine oil regularly- if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Also, some mechanics claim that the additional performance you get out of a flush is negligible.

Our take is, if engine flushing is not effective, the engine flush market would never grow this big, with so many big brands competing with each other. If it’s a scam like some mechanics claim, then, like most scams it would have collapsed a long time ago. At 12VOLTS, we believe in scientifically-proven data, dyno-tested in this case. We only recommend products that has a good, reputable track record and happy customers are listed on our store.

Engine flushing is meant to prolong the life of your engine by keeping it clean and operating at maximum level (like new). However, if you do not follow the proper instructions, you might well be doing the opposite.

Good luck flushing!

Flush Additives at Fasmoto

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Wiper Sizes and Fitting Application Guide for Malaysian Vehicles

Windscreen wiper animation

This list of wiper measurements below caters to mainly vehicles available in Malaysia.

At Fasmoto.com, we believe the best way to measure wiper sizes is to get out there to your car and use a measuring tape. It can’t go wrong.

Another good reference is PIAA’s Wiper Application Guide (PDF, 3.32MB):
http://www.piaa.com/Shared/Application_catelogs/2012%20PIAA%20Wiper%20Application%20Guide.pdf

Other than sizes, most European car makes should also ensure that you have the right adapters which connects the wiper assembly to the wiper blades. Some manufacturers such as PIAA designs wiper specifically for European car makes: PIAA Silencio XTRM Silicone series

Still can’t find your wiper sizes? Email us at info@12v.com.my and we will let you know before it rains.

This list was updated on 6-AUG-2013.

ALFA ROMEO
ALFA 145,146
1997
19/22
ALFA 147,GT (937)
2005
16/22
ALFA 147,GT (193)
2004-2005
16/22
ALFA 156 (932)
2000-2005
21/22
ALFA 159 (939)
2005
18/23
ALFA 166 (936)
1998
19/21
ALFA GT
2003
22/23
BRERA,SPIDER
2006
18/23
MITO
2008
15/26
AUDI
A3 (8L1)
1996-2003
19/21
A3 (8P1)
12.2004
19/24
A4 (8D2/5;B5)
1994-2001
21/21
A4 (8E2/5;B6),(8EC/ED;B7)
2004
22/22
A4 (8K2/5;B8)
2008
20/24
A6,A8
1994-2002
22/22
A6 (4B2/5;C5)
2001-2005
22/22
A6 (4F5;C6)
2005
22/22
Q5
2008
20/24
Q7
2006
24/26
TT
2003
21/21
TT (8J3,8J9)
2006
21/22
BMW
1 Series (E81,E82,E87,E88)
2004
20/20
3 Series (E36)
1991-1998
20/21
3 Series (E46)
1998-2005
20/23
3 Series (E90,E91)
2005
19/24
5 Series (E39)
1995-2003
22/26
5 Series (E60,E61+ SH-10 )
2003
23/24
6 Series (E63)
2004
23/24
7 Series (E38)
1994-2001
24/24
7 Series (E65,E66)
2001
25/25
7 Series (F01,F02)
2009
18/26
X3 (E83)
2004
20/22
X5 (E53)
1999
22/24
X5 (E70)
2006
19/24
X6 (E71)
2008
20/24
Z3 (E36/7,E36/8)
1994-2002
20/20
Z4 (E85,E86)
2002
20/21
CHERY
QQ
16/20
TIGGO
19/21
EASTAR
18/26
CHEVROLET
AVEO
2004
16/22
CAPTIVA
2006
16/24
CRUZE
2010
18/24
NABIRA
2003
24/24
OPTRA
2004
19/21
OPTRA MAGNUM
19/21
SPARK
2005
14/20
CITROEN
BELINGO II
1996
22/22
C2,C3
2003
18/24
C4,COUPE
2004
24/28
C5 (X4)
2001-2003
18/26
C5 (X7)
2004
19/26
C8
2002
26/26
EVASION
1994-2002
20/26
GRAND C4 PICASSO
2008
30/30
XANTIA
1993-2001
20/24
XSARA (N6,N7)
1997
20/22
XSARA PICASO
2000-2005
26/26
FIAT
BRAVO
2007
18/24
COUPE
1994
19/21
DOBLO
2000
18/21
GRANDE PUNTO (199..)
2006
15/26
MAREA
1996
19/22
MULTIPLE
1999-2005
22/24
PANDA
2003
16/22
PUNTO (176..)
1993-1999
16/23
PUNTO (188..)
1999
18/21
STILO
2001
19/22
ULYSSE (121..)
1994-2002
20/26
ULYSSE (179..)
2002
26/26
500
2007
14/24
FORD
ESCAPE SUV 2.0
2001
19/19
EVEREST
2003
18/18
FIESTA
2010
16/26
FOCUS I
1998-2005
19/22
FOCUS II
2005
17/26
MONDEO
2007
19/26
RANGER
2000
18/18
HONDA
ACCORD
1999
19/24
ACCORD i-VTEC
2003
18/26
CITY (SY8)
1996-2002
18/19
CITY (i-DSI/VTEC)
2003
14/24
CIVIC (S04)
1995
18/19
CIVIC (1.7 VTEC)
2001
19/21
CIVIC (1.8,2.0)
2006
23/28
CIVIC (1.8,2.0)
2008
22/26
CRV
1997-2001
19/20
CRV
2001-2006
20/21
CRV
2007
17/26
ELYSION
2004
24/26
FREED
2008
14/26
FREED
2010
18/26
INTEGRA DC5
2006
20/24
JAZZ (1.5 i-DSI/VTEC)
2003
14/24
ODYSSEY
1999-2004
22/24
ODYSSEY RB1 (C7,C1)
2005
14/28
STREAM (2.0 i-VTEC)
2001-2007
14/24
STREAM (2.0 i-VTEC)
2007
14/26
STEP WAGON
2001
16/24
HYUNDAI / INOKOM
ACCENT
1999
18/20
ACCENT
2006
16/22
ATOS
1999
17/20
AZERA
2006
19/24
COUPE
2001
18/20
ELANTRA
2001-2006
18/20
ELANTRA
2007
18/24
GETZ
2004
14/20
GRANDEUR
2001
20/22
i10
2008
16/22
i30
2009
18/24
MATRIX
2001
16/22
SONATA (EF)
2002-2005
20/22
SONATA (NF)
2006
19/24
SONATA (YF)
2010
18/26
SANTA FE
2001-2006
20/22
STAREX
1997
20/24
STAREX
2011
20/24
TRAJET
2000
22/26
TUCSON
2005
16/24
TUCSON
2010
16/24
ISUZU
D-MAX
2005
19/21
TROOPER
1995
18/18
JAGUAR
DAIMLER
1999-2002
21
S-TYPE
1999
22/22
X-TYPE
2001
19/22
XF
2008
19/24
XJ8,XJR8
1997-2003
21
XK8,XKR8
2003
21/21
KIA / NAZA
206 BESTARI
2000
16/26
CARENS
2000-2002
19/24
CARNIVAL/RIA
1999-2005
24/24
CITRA
2002-2006
19/24
FORTE
2010
16/21
K5
2012
14/28
OPTIMA
2001-2007
20/22
PICANTO/SURIA
2004
16/22
PREGIO
2002
18/21
RIO
2000
18/21
RONDO
2007
16/26
SEPHIA
1999
19/21
SORENTO
2004
19/24
SPECTRA
2000-2004
19/21
SPECTRA 5
2005-2008
16/24
SPORTAGE
1994-2003
20/20
SPORTAGE
2004
16/24
LAND ROVER
DISCOVERY
1999-2004
21/21
DISCOVERY
2001
21/18
DISCOVERY
2004
22/22
DISCOVERY
2005
21/21
FREELANDER
1997-2006
21/21
FREELANDER 2
2006
19/24
RANGE ROVER
1995
22/22
LEXUS
GS 300
2006
19/24
IS 250
2006
20/22
LS 460L
2007
17/24
RX 350
2007
22/26
MARK X
2004-2009
20/22
MARK X
2009-
16/24
MERCEDES
A CLASS (168)
1997-2004
24/26
A CLASS (169)
2004
23/26
B CLASS (245)
2005
23/26
C CLASS (202)
1993-2000
24
C CLASS (203)
2000
22/24
C CLASS (203)
2003
22/22
C CLASS (204)
2007
24/24
CL CLASS (215,216)
2000
27/27
CLK CLASS (208)
1996-2003
24
CLK CLASS (209)
5.2002
22/22
CLS CLASS (219)
2004
26/26
E CLASS 124
1993-1998
24
E CLASS 210
1995-2003
25
E CLASS (211)
2003
26/26
M CLASS (163)
1998-2005
22/22
M CLASS (164)
2005
21/28
R CLASS (251)
2006
21/28
S CLASS (140)
1992
25/28
S CLASS (220,221)
2000
27/27
SL CLASS (129)
1989-2001
24
SL CLASS (230)
2001
26/26
SLK CLASS (170)
1996/2004
22/22
SLK CLASS (171)
2004
22/22
124 SERIES
1984-1994
24
190 SERIES
1985-1993
24
MAZDA
FIGHTER
2003
18/18
MPV
1999
24/24
MX-5
2006
18/18
PREMACY
1999
16/24
RX-8
2003
18/20
RX-7
2002
19/20
TRIBUTE
2001
19/19
2
2002-2007
16/24
3
2004
19/21
5
2006
16/24
6
2004
18/21
CX-7/CX-9
2006-2008
16/26
MINI
MINI COOPER I
2001
18/18
MAXUS
MAXUS 2.5 CDI TURBO
22/22
MITSUBISHI
AIRTREK
2002
18/21
COLT
2002
12/26
GRANDIS
2004
22/28
LANCER,EVO
2002
17/24
LANCER EVO X
2007
17/24
L 200
1995
18/18
OUTLANDER
2003
19/21
OUTLANDER
2005
20/24
PAJERO 10
2000
18/18
STORM
2000
18/18
TRITON
2005
19/21
NISSAN
CEFIRO (A32)
1996
21/22
CEFIRO (A33)
2000
17/26
FRONTIER
2004
18/18
FAIRLADY Z33
2002-2008
18/20
FAIRLADY Z34
2008
19/21
GRAND LIVINA
2007
14/24
MARCH/MICRA
2002
18/20
MURANO
2003
18/26
SENTRA 1.6,1.8
2000
16/22
SERENA 2.0
2001
14/26
SILVIA S14, S15
2002
20/21
SKYLINE R 35 + SH-1
2009
19/22
SYLPHY
2008
17/22
TEANA
2003
19/24
TIIDA/LATIO
2005
17/21
X-TRAIL
2003
16/24
PERODUA
ALZA
2009
16/24
KANCIL
1994-2007
16/18
KELISA
2001-2007
16/18
KEMBARA
1998-2006
14/20
KENARI
2000-2007
17/20
MYVI
2005-2007
16/20
RUSA
1996
15/15
VIVA
2007
12/20
PEUGEOT
206,206CC
2000
22/22
307,307SW (T5)
2000-2005
26/28
307,307CC (T6)
2005
26/28
308 (T7)
2007
26/30
406
1995-2004
22/24
407 (D2)
2004
28/28
607
2000
21/26
807
2002
26/26
PORSCHE
BOXSTER (986)
1996-2004
22/22
CAYENNE (9PA)
2002
26/26
911 (996)
1997-2004
22/22
911 (996T/GT2/GT3)
1999
22/22
944
1981
19/19
PROTON
EXORA
2009
16/24
GEN-2
2004
19/20
INSPIRA
2010
17/24
ISWARA
1992
18/19
JUARA
2000
16/18
NEO
2006
18/21
PERDANA
1995
PERSONA
2007
19/20
PUTRA
1997
17/20
SATRIA
1994
17/20
SAVVY
2005
16/22
SAGA BLM
2008
17/22
WIRA
1993
17/20
WAJA
2001
19/21
RENAULT
CLIO lll
2005
18/24
ESPATE III (JEO)
1996-2002
18/26
ESPATE IV (JKO)
2002
27/30
KANGOO
1997
20/20
LAGUNA I
1994-2001
18/24
LAGUNA II
2001
20/24
MEGANE II
2003-2006
18/24
SCENIC
1996
16/24
SCENIC II
2003-2004
22/26
SAAB
9-3 (9400)
1998-2002
21/21
9-3 (9400)
2002-2005
22/22
9-5
1997
22/22
SKODA
FABIA
1999
19/21
OCTAVIA (1U2/5)
1996-2004
19/21
OCTAVIA (1Z3/5)
2004
19/24
SUPERB
2004
21/21
SSANGYONG
ACTYON
2006
19/21
KYRON
2005
19/21
REXTON
2003
18/20
STAVIC
2004
18/24
SUZUKI
ALTO
2010
14/21
APV
2005
18/18
ERV
2002
16/16
SWIFT
2005
18/21
SX4
2006
14/26
GRAND VITARA
1999
19/19
SMART
FORFOUR
2004
18/26
FORTWO
2004
21/21
ROADSTER
2003-2005
18/20
SUBARU
FORESTER
1998
19/21
IMPREZA
2001-2007
18/21
LEGACY
1998
20/22
TATA
TELCOLINE
20/20
TOYOTA
ALPHARD (OLD)
2002
16/26
ALPHARD (NEW)
2008
14/28
ALTIS
2001-2008
16/24
ALTIS (NEW)
2008
14/26
ALTEZZA
2005
19/22
AVANZA
2004
16/20
CALDINA
2002-2007
16/24
CAMRY
2002-2006
19/24
CAMRY (NEW)
2006
20/24
ESTIMA (OLD)
2005
18/28
ESTIMA (NEW)
2006
16/28
FORTUNER
2005
19/21
HARRIER (OLD)
1998-2003
21/24
HARRIER (NEW)
2003-2007
22/26
HILUX
1995-2004
17/17
HILUX VIGO
2004
19/21
INNOVA
2004
19/21
L.CRUISER
2000-2006
22/24
PRIUS
2009
16/26
RAV 4
2001-2005
19/22
RAV 4
2006-2008
17/24
RUSH
2006
18/21
VIOS
2003-2007
14/20
VIOS (NEW)
2007
14/24
VELLFIRE
2008
14/30
WISH
2003
14/26
YARIS
2006
14/24
VOLKSWAGEN
EOS
2006
19/24
NEW BETTLE
1998
21/21
GOLF IV
1997
19/21
GOLF V
2003-2005
19/24
GOLF V (5K1)
2008
19/24
JETTA
1999
19/21
JETTA (1K2)
2005
19/24
PASSAT (3C2),CC (357)
2005
19/24
POLO (9N2/3)
2003-2005
19/21
TIGUAN
2007
21/24
TOUAREG (7LA)
2002-2006
26/26
TOUAREG (7L6)
2007
26/26
VENTO
1991
19/21
VOLVO
C30
2006
20/26
C70,C70 I,S70,S70 I
1997-2006
21/21
C70 II
2006
19/26
S40 I,V40
1995-2003
20/21
S40 II
2003
20/26
S60,V70 II,XC70,XC90
2000-2004
22/24
S60,V70 II,XC70,XC90
2004
21/24
S80 I
2000-2004
22/24
S80 ll
2006
20/26
V50
2005
20/26
XC60
2009
20/26
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