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Old 24-11-2011, 04:58 PM   #31
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you mean you don't go to CnC for servicing?
I do, but i chg out the oil almost immediately (lastest in 1 week).
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Old 24-11-2011, 05:12 PM   #32
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I do, but i chg out the oil almost immediately (lastest in 1 week).
haha...you are very rich!
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Old 24-11-2011, 05:28 PM   #33
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haha...you are very rich!
lol...contrary to your beliefs...i am not...

there are many affordable (read: cheep) oils that perform better than Shell Helix Ultra. inclusive of labour costs <S$80. (filter already changed FOC @ C&C.)

btw, i waiting for your FR on the EBCs leh...
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Old 24-11-2011, 05:56 PM   #34
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lol...contrary to your beliefs...i am not...

there are many affordable (read: cheep) oils that perform better than Shell Helix Ultra. inclusive of labour costs <S$80. (filter already changed FOC @ C&C.)

btw, i waiting for your FR on the EBCs leh...
I belief they are using brand 'Total' engine oil, not Shell Helix.

Regarding the EBCs brakepad and Helo Steelbraided hose update:.......
I've installed Helo SB hose for the front brakes only as the rear left brake hose quite difficult to access.
Also using EBC Green pads for the front and replaced with original rear pads for the rear (my rear INNER pads wore out faster than the OUTERs pads thus the mechanic was unable to detect during servicing. It was until I heard screeching sound when braking when i decided to have it checked by Thomas and he found out the uneven wear. Sigh.....I expected the rear pads to last much longer than the front pads. Ended up spending $120 on a pair of original rear pads as I wasn't able to find 3rd party ones at Kian Hua)
Did not notice any significant improvement in the braking strength after all the replacements, but definately less brake dust from using the EBC green pads.
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Old 24-11-2011, 08:56 PM   #35
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I belief they are using brand 'Total' engine oil, not Shell Helix.

Regarding the EBCs brakepad and Helo Steelbraided hose update:.......
I've installed Helo SB hose for the front brakes only as the rear left brake hose quite difficult to access.
Also using EBC Green pads for the front and replaced with original rear pads for the rear (my rear INNER pads wore out faster than the OUTERs pads thus the mechanic was unable to detect during servicing. It was until I heard screeching sound when braking when i decided to have it checked by Thomas and he found out the uneven wear. Sigh.....I expected the rear pads to last much longer than the front pads. Ended up spending $120 on a pair of original rear pads as I wasn't able to find 3rd party ones at Kian Hua)
Did not notice any significant improvement in the braking strength after all the replacements, but definately less brake dust from using the EBC green pads.
hmm... dat doesnt seem like its worth the money leh...

wat is your mileage? did u get ur brake fluid chg? how abt adjusting of brake pedal clearance?

u did e install at thomas'?
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Old 24-11-2011, 11:02 PM   #36
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hmm... dat doesnt seem like its worth the money leh...

wat is your mileage? did u get ur brake fluid chg? how abt adjusting of brake pedal clearance?

u did e install at thomas'?
i dont thikn the steel braided hose is necessary as our original hose was already quite tough. you can save the money.

can consider the green brake pads.

yes, i did change my fluid too.
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Old 25-11-2011, 10:14 PM   #37
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I belief they are using brand 'Total' engine oil, not Shell Helix.
I think they only use Total in Europe, not locally.
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Old 27-12-2011, 02:11 PM   #38
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I think they only use Total in Europe, not locally.
I enquired at united motor and they use Total oil for citroen cars. saw the bottles also. will be going for my 60K km. Thinking of using Motul 300V 5W40 oil for my next change. Is it advisable? or should i stick to ToTal?
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Old 27-12-2011, 05:21 PM   #39
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U mean united motor use "total" engine oil when servicing? They use esso engine oil when I services my car there last month.
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Old 27-12-2011, 07:46 PM   #40
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yes the old boss said Total was the oil used when our car was first brought in from europe.
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