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Guide to shopping for Wiper Blades

Wipers are probably one of the most crucial yet often overlooked replacement part on vehicles. It’s been around pretty much since the invention of automobiles and will probably be around for years to come. Wipers should be checked often and replaced BEFORE they fail. I’m sure we can all imagine driving with wipers that don’t work well. Especially in our tropical climate where it rains very frequently and heavily. You may have a powerful engine and a bangin’ stereo, but if you have poor visibility, you ain’t going nowhere my friend. You can still enjoy your stereo though.

Checking Your Wiper

Most of us will know to change the wipers when we realise how poor visibility is when we are caught driving in a downpour. But usually this is a little too late, especially if you are already on a long drive out to another state. Here are a couple of steps to help you figure out if your wipers need replacing. We recommend doing this monthly.

1. Visual Inspection

Make sure to do this in a well lit area or outside when its bright. Things to look for are cracks, tears and discolorations.

2. Touch Inspection

Feel for roughness, uneveness and also hardness. Wipers need to have a certain amount of flexibility in order to work when wiping in both directions.

3. Test It

Spray some water on your windscreen, sit in the drivers seat and turn on the wipers. If you see streaks, juddering or hear screeching, it may be a good idea to change the wipers.

PIAA Silicone Wiper Inserts

Shopping for New Wipers

Buying new wipers can be a confusing process. The best thing you could do is head down to a trusted shop and get them to help you out. For those who want to pick out wipers yourselves, here are a couple of things to know.

1. Wiper Arm Type

Wiper Arm Types

The first step in narrowing down your search is figuring out the type of wiper arm your vehicle uses. The most common would be the Small J Hook type which is used by most Japanese and Malaysian makes. Know your wiper arm type before you proceed further.

2. Wiper Length

Measuring Your Wiper Length

Firstly, check if your car owner’s manual has any recommendations. You can also refer to PIAA’s guide here http://www.piaa.com/Shared/Application_catelogs/2015-PIAA-Wiper-Application-Guide-for-site.pdf. However, the guide may not be 100% accurate as we have discovered many cars out there to have wiper lengths that differ to the guide. These may very well work anyways as sometimes different lengths can be matched to fit. We recommend that you measure the length of your wipers and compare it against the guide and manual. Then decide for yourself which lengths you want to go with.

3. Wiper Material

There are 3 types of materials most commonly used for wipers.

a. Rubber

b. Graphite Rubber – Rubber infused with graphite

c. Silicone Rubber – Rubber infused with silicone

There are a ton of brands offering various wiper types out there. Do a search online for some reviews to get an idea on the quality of these wipers. Personally for us, silicone infused wiper blades tend to last longer than the other types.

4. Wiper Style

Traditional metal frame type wipers

a. Traditional metal frame

Aerodynamic type frame

b. Plastic aerodynamic modern frame

Flat or Beam type wipers

c. Flat or Beam blade

Besides replacing the entire wiper assembly, there are also options for refills / inserts. PIAA makes inserts for some of their wipers and also inserts for some OE wipers such as Mitsuba brand which is used on many of the new Honda’s models and also on some newer Toyota’s. Other brands may also offer such solutions.

PIAA Wiper Inserts

d. Wiper Refills / Inserts

Wipers on Fasmoto

 

Below are some of the wipers available on Fasmoto.com. We have also placed some key info to help you identify the difference.

 

PIAA Si-Tech Silicone Wiper

PIAA Si-Tech Silicone Wiper

Wiper Arm fitment : Small J Hook, Large J Hook, PTBrm, I&L Arm, Pin & Hook, Small Side Pin and Large Side Pin.

Wiper Insert Material : Silicone infused rubber.

Frame Type : Flat / Beam / Frameless

More Info

 

PIAA Aero Vogue Silicone Wiper

PIAA Aero Vogue Silicone Wiper

Wiper Arm fitment : Small J Hook

Wiper Insert Material : Silicone infused rubber.

Frame Type : Plastic

More Info

 

PIAA Radix Silicone Wiper

PIAA Radix Silicone Wiper

Wiper Arm fitment : Small J Hook (Except for 28″ which is Large J Hook type)

Wiper Insert Material : Silicone infused rubber.

Frame Type : Metal

More Info

 

PIAA Silencio XTRM Silicon

PIAA Silencio XTRM Silicone Wiper

Wiper Arm fitment : Car Model Specific

Wiper Insert Material : Silicone infused rubber.

Frame Type : Flat / Beam / Frameless

More Info

 

Bosch Eco Plus Graphite Rubber Wiper Blade

Bosch Eco Plus Graphite Rubber Wiper Blade

Wiper Arm fitment : Small J Hook

Wiper Insert Material : Graphite rubber.

Frame Type : Traditional metal

More Info

 

Goodyear Moly Graphite Rubber Wiper

Goodyear Moly Graphite Rubber Wiper

Wiper Arm fitment : Small J Hook

Wiper Insert Material : Graphite rubber.

Frame Type : Traditional metal

More Info

 

PIAA Silicone Wiper Refill / Insert (6MM Width)

PIAA Silicone Wiper Refill / Insert (6MM Width)

Wiper Insert Material : Silicone infused rubber.

Insert Width : 6MM

More Info

 

PIAA Silicone Wiper Refill / Insert (8MM Width)

PIAA Silicone Wiper Refill / Insert (8MM Width)

Wiper Insert Material : Silicone infused rubber.

Insert Width : 8MM

More Info

 

PIAA Silicone Wiper Refill / Insert (8.6MM Width)

PIAA Silicone Wiper Refill / Insert (8.6MM Width)

Wiper Insert Material : Silicone infused rubber.

Insert Width : 8.6MM (Commonly used in new Toyota wipers)

More Info

 

PIAA Silicone Wiper Refill / Insert for Mitsuba wipers (10.2MM Width)

http://www.fasmoto.com/piaa-silicone-wiper-refill-for-mitsuba-wiper-10-2MM

Wiper Insert Material : Silicone infused rubber.

Insert Width : 10.2MM (Commonly used in Mitsuba wipers)

More Info

 

PIAA Silicone Wiper

2016-12-19T22:15:08+00:00 December 19th, 2016|Maintainence & Repairs|0 Comments

CTEK 12V Monitor Battery Sense with Smartphone App via Bluetooth

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BATTERY KNOWLEDGE DIRECTLY IN YOUR POCKET
Battery Sense makes it possible to show you the state of charge of all your batteries in real time.
Battery Sense provides valuable knowledge about your batteries in a simple, user-friendly and transparent way. Knowledge of your batteries’ charge level makes it easy to monitor their health status and thus maximize your battery performance and service life. Knowledge that will allow you to avoid costly battery replacements and annoying vehicle breakdowns. Battery knowledge presented directly in your pocket.

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MAKE YOUR BATTERIES TALK TO YOU
Connect BATTERY SENSE to the battery and download the app. Your batteries will now start talk to you via your smartphone. With Battery Sense connected you don’t have to worry about when to charge. Just walk to your car or vehicle and Battery Sense will talk to you via Bluetooth – you don’t even have to start the engine. Battery Sense will show you all your batteries State of Charge. Battery Sense will warn you when you have to charge, well in advance.

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Battery Sense gives you full control of all your vehicles’ batteries and allows you to choose the CTEK charger that suits you and your vehicle when it’s time to charge. CTEK has a wide product range that enables you to choose a charger for each vehicle and occasion. With Battery Sense and appropriate CTEK chargers, you get a complete battery care package.

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Compatible with: Android OS 4.4 (or higher) iPhone iOS 7 (or higher) and Bluetooth 4.0 hardware.
It is delivered with a 2-year warranty.

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BUY CTEK MONITOR BATTERY SENSE 12V Lead-acid Battery Monitor Online

 

Death to Bad Wipers!

Death to Bad Wipers

Today, we start our war on bad wipers!

I’ve heard many horror stories from our customers about how their wipers crack under the pressure of extreme heat, UV rays and thunderstorms.

And if you have been using the amazing wipers from PIAA, you would appreciate how silicone can make such a huge difference in clarity.

Yet, we have problem reaching out to drivers who wants to get the real silicone deal. There are just too many wiper vendors out there who claims their silicone wipers are just as good. To that we say- “Put these PIAA wipers to test, and then decide for yourself.”

And to make the experiment hassle-free, we are giving you free installation and windscreen wash at our retail outlet here: Fasmoto.com, Kuala Lumpur

And to top it off, we are offering trade-in value of RM20 for your existing wipers (regardless of condition), so we can destroy them for good.

This bad wipers destruction programme is only applicable to the following PIAA wipers models only:

1) PIAA Radix Silicone Wipers

2) PIAA Aero Vogue Silicone Wipers

Let us know if you are dropping by!

Enjoy the weekend.

2016-04-06T19:36:29+00:00 February 27th, 2016|Maintainence & Repairs, Promotions|0 Comments

Save on wipers by getting the PIAA Silicone Wiper Refills

Find out your vehicle’s wiper measurement: audiotech.fasmoto.com/2013/08/wiper-sizes-and-fitting-application-guide-for-malaysian-vehicles/

Fits all PIAA Super Silicone Wiper Blade assemblies. Match the length of the refill to  the length of the wiper blade currently installed on the vehicle. PIAA wiper refills may also fit some Original Equipment and other manufacturers’ wiper blade assemblies. Verify that wiper has a square-type claw and stop as shown below. We cannot check for compatibility for you here, sorry.
PIAA Silicone Wiper Refill Diagram

PIAA’s silicone refill width sizes are available in 6mm (for 12″ to 22″ wiper lengths), 8mm (24″, 26″ and 28″) and also 8.6mm (20″, 28″ and 30″).

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The PIAA Super Silicone Wiper Blade Refill is made of silicone rubber to ensure greater visibility by coating the windshield with silicone to promote continuous water beading in inclement weather. Water beads up into droplets at low speeds that are easily removed by ordinary wiping. And at higher speeds, wind pressure pushes the water off the windshield, often without even requiring wiper use. The silicone coating also reduces drag and eliminates annoying and inefficient chattering, regardless of the shape of the windshield to provide greater comfort for both driver and passenger. The PIAA Super Silicone Wiper Blades reapply the silicone coating every time the wipers are used.

PIAA wiper blades maintain a sharp, clean edge and offer better resistance to all climates — heat, ozone, ultra-violet, and wear — clearly outperforming the industry standard.

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2015-11-17T16:04:47+00:00 November 16th, 2015|Maintainence & Repairs, Motorsport Performance|0 Comments

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

2016-10-05T16:03:03+00:00 August 22nd, 2013|Guides, Maintainence & Repairs|0 Comments

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
2016-10-28T16:44:33+00:00 August 6th, 2013|Guides, Maintainence & Repairs|4 Comments

The Automotive Oils Dictionary – A

To get the best out of your automotive oils investment, it’s always a good idea to know what exactly is written on the product labels. In this Automotive Oils Dictionary series, we are going to do just that.

Source: www.millersoils.co.uk

The Automotive Oils Dictionary

Abrasion
The wearing, grinding, or rubbing away by friction. Abrasion is usually due to the presence of foreign matter such as dirt, grit or metallic particles in

Absolute Viscosity
The product of Kinematic Viscosity and Density.

ACEA
European Automobile Manufacturers Association. Represents the interests of European car, truck and bus manufacturers.

Acid
Corrosive solution formed by the combination of hydrogen and oxygen atoms with metal or metallic radicals. Acidic solutions may be neutralized with a base or alkaline solution.

Acid Number
A measure of the amount of KOH needed to neutralize all or part of the acidity of a lubricant

Additive
A chemical added in small quantities to a base fluid in order to improve specific properties of the lubricant such as fluid life, lubricity, wear protection, rust protection, etc..

Adhesion
The property of a lubricant that causes it to cling or adhere to a solid surface. Wear occurring when surfaces contact, weld together and shear off.

AGMA (American Gear Manufacturers Association)
The organization responsible for the establishment and promotion of gear lubricant standards.

Air Entrainment
The incorporation of air in the form of bubbles dispersed in a fluid. Common when an improper amount of antifoam agent is added to reduce foaming.

Ambient Temperature
Temperature of the air surrounding the point of application.

Anhydrous
Free of water

Anti Wear Agent
An additive that minimizes wear caused by metal-on-metal contact by forming a film on the metal surfaces, typically activated by heat and pressure.

Anti-Foam Agent
An additive that causes foam to dissipate more rapidly. It promotes the combination of small bubbles into large bubbles which burst more rapidly.

Antifreeze
Solution in an engine cooling system that lowers the coolants freezing point and raises its boiling point.

Anti-Oxidant
A chemical added in small quantities to a petroleum product to increase its oxidative resistance in order to prolong its service life.

Anti-Wear Agent
An additive that minimizes wear caused by metal-to-metal contact during conditions of mild boundary lubrication (e.g. stops and starts, oscillating motion). The additive reacts chemically with, and forms a film on, metal surfaces under normal operating conditions.

API (American Petroleum Institute)
A society organized to further the interests of the petroleum industry. It serves to clear information, conduct research, improve marketing conditions, etc. One of the Institute’s activities has been the development of the API Service Classifications for crankcase oils, and rules for Base Oil Interchange, which give rise to Base Oil Groups I-V.

Apparent Viscosity
A measure of the viscosity of a non-Newtonian fluid under specified temperature & shear. Viscosity is expressed in units of centipoise (cP).

Aromatic
Cyclic unsaturated hydrocarbons identified by one or more benzene rings or by chemical behaviour similar to benzene. Aromatics are usually more reactive and have higher solvency than paraffin and naphthenes. Aromatics readily undergo electrophilic substitution; that is, they react to add other active molecular groups, such as nitrates, sulphonates, etc. Aromatics are used extensively as petrochemical building blocks.

Ash
Metallic deposits formed in the combustion chamber and other engine parts during high temperature operation.

Ash (Sulphated)
The ash content of an oil, determined by charring the oil, treating the residue with sulphuric acid, and evaporating to dryness. Expressed as % per mass.

ASLE (American Society of Lubrication Engineers)
The former name of an organization involved with friction, wear, and lubrication, now known as the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE).

ASME
American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Asperities
Microscopic projections on metal surfaces resulting from normal surface finishing processes. Ideally the lubricating film should be thicker than the combined height of the opposing asperities.

ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials)
The organization devoted to “the promotion of knowledge of the materials of engineering, and the standardization of specifications and methods of testing.” In North America, a preponderance of the data used to describe, identify, or specify petroleum products is determined in accordance with ASTM Test Methods.

Auto-Ignition Temperature
Minimum temperature at which a combustible fluid will burst into flame without the assistance of an extraneous ignition source. This temperature is typically several hundred degrees higher than the flash and fire point.

Automatic transmission fluid (ATF)
A functional fluid for automatic transmissions in motor vehicles. Automatic transmission fluids must have a suitable coefficient of friction, good low-temperature viscosity, and antiwear properties. Other necessary properties are: high oxidation stability, anti-corrosion, anti-foaming, and compatibility with synthetic rubber seals.

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2015-09-09T01:02:56+00:00 July 28th, 2013|Guides, Maintainence & Repairs|0 Comments

Basic Car Paint Care Tutorial with Meguiar’s

Hi Bro, can recommend the the product range for car detailing from wash, clay, polish, sealant, etc?

We usually get questions like these from time to time in our car care category. Yes, it can be quite overwhelming to go through all the car care product descriptions and to understand exactly how to use it. In the end, many just give up and send their cars to the nearby car wash which might not treat your car as well as they should.

So, to keep things simple, we are going to list down the steps that you can easily follow to keep your car shining and protected from the elements.

Step 1: Washing
For routine Car Wash, I will recommend the Ultimate Wash & Wax. As a rule of thumb, always wash your car in shade. The latest formula which we are offering on our store now comes in hybrid blend of premium carnauba wax and synthetic polymer which protect your paint while waxing it at the same time.
http://www.fasmoto.com/meguiars-g17748-ultimate-wash-wax

Step 2: Surface Preparation
Once the car is clean from the wash, we are going to start preparing the surface for the ultimate shine. For surface preparation it’s good to use the Smooth Surface Clay Kit.
http://www.fasmoto.com/meguiars-g1016-smooth-surface-clay-kit

Step 3: Polishing
After that, we would polish it with Ultimate Polish. A good polish does not polish away any paint defects nor does it give you any protection. This step is meant to give you a high glossy effect to the surface of your car. Generally, apply a thin coating so that it would be easier to remove later on. A piece microfiber cloth will come in handy here.
http://www.fasmoto.com/meguiars-g19216-ultimate-polish

Step 4: Protect
Seal the good stuff with Ultimate Liquid Wax. This is the step where you protect and preserve all the effort that you’ve invested from Step 1: Washing to Step 3: Polishing. Similar to polishing, a thin coating is sufficient, saving you money and time.
http://www.fasmoto.com/meguiars-g18216-ultimate-wax—liquid

And once you’ve accomplished the steps above, you just need to maintain the shine by regular car wash using Ultimate Wash & Wax followed by Step 5 below.

Step 5: Maintaining
To maintain the shine and glory, we would usually recommend the use of Quik Detailer once in a while. The Quick Detailer lubricates the surface of your paint to allow easy removal of dust particles and finger prints. Use a microfiber towel to get the best effect.
http://www.fasmoto.com/meguiars-g14422n-ultimate-quik-detailer

View all car care products at fasmoto.com

Feel free to ask any questions in the Comments section below.

2015-09-09T01:08:33+00:00 June 2nd, 2013|Guides, Maintainence & Repairs|0 Comments