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V-Power : Real Performer or Over-priced Unleaded Petrol?

Fellow enthusiast Eric had questioned my choice of fuel for my spanking new Satria R3. Since some time ago, I’ve religiously fed my Persona with Shell V-Power and now my SR3. To be totally honest, I neither have substantiated evidence nor literature that V-Power actually works and warrants the premium RM1.57/litre price it enjoys over […]...More

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Satria R3 – 850kms and counting

It’s been exactly a week and 850kms have passed. I have 150kms before the much-anticipated 1,000kms mark. I can’t wait for the first service to get all the metal gunk out from the engine block with a fresh supply of engine oil. Fuel consumption seemed to have improved a tad since the first refuelling. Numbers […]...More

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Satria R3 – Links

For curious and interested enthusiasts, here are some links for the Satria R3. Forums -> NEW SATRIA R3 Topic Team Matrix Motorsport R3 mods R3-Satria (GTi) Race Rally Research...More

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Satria R3: Addicted to Drive

My apologies for the silence. Been too busy driving. Would love to have said “too busy driving fast”, but that would be lying. Not that I’m not tempted. Since getting my car precisely 3 days ago, I’ve done 400kms. I’m attempting to run-in the car as quickly as I can. Getting a little impatient running […]...More

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Breaking a Virgin : Part Deux

Referring to the previous post “Breaking A Virgin : Gentle or Hard + Fast?”, I am posting some comments by fellow ‘experienced’ reader Eric, which I think readers will find useful in the process of deflowering a virgin and ensuring smooth, well-oiled performance throughout....More

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Breaking a Virgin : Gentle or Hard + Fast?

There seems a dearth of literature on proper ways to break-in or run-in a new engine, whether for a virgin car or motorbike. Car manufacturers recommend a gentle break-in, especially from 0km – 3,000kms. Motoman, a tuner based in the States, however, seems to think otherwise. The controversial MotoMan wrote “Break-in Secrets” after applying his […]...More

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The Street Shootout is back!

The popular drift and time attack challenge organised by Proton is making a comeback at Sepang on the 4th-5th December 2004. Held in conjuction with the Proton Track Carnival Sepang 2004, the 4th SSO in the series will be the last for the year. The Time Attack challenge will see the Pre-Viagra class (below 1300cc) […]...More

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96/99 UK-spec Proton Persona For Quick Sale!

I have a UK-spec Proton Persona 1.8 SEi sedan for sale. Need to sell this fast. Specs as follows: Engine 1996/99 Proton Persona 1.8 SEi sedan (UK-spec) 4G93P Single-cam MPI engine 1834cc Pipercross drop-in filter with cold-air intake Custom downpipe + 2″ stainless steel exhaust system Apexi muffler Lightweight cam pulley MMC engine mounts (new) […]...More

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Satria R3 – Booked! (but not without hassle!)

I’ve never been this excited or nervous about a car. Seriously wierd. It was much anticipated. In fact, I grew so impatient I was logging on to the ProtonEdar site at 2.00pm. Kiasu! Bookings for the race-bred Satria R3 began at 3.00pm sharp today. When the official R3 booking page came up at 3.00pm, I […]...More

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Racer-boys Take Notice : Proton Satria R3 launched

Proton Motorsports soft-launched the much-anticipated Limited Edition Proton Satria R3 over the weekend at Pasir Gudang, Johor. The Satria R3 is set to be in the market on October 17 at 3 selected Proton Edar offices in the Northern, Southern and Central regions of the country. This exclusive road-legal track car will only see 150 […]...More

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