Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Two million miles in a Volvo P1800

In 1998, The Guinness Book of World Records honoured Irv Gordon's Volvo P1800 as the vehicle with the "the highest certified mileage driven by the original owner in non-commercial service". Today, Gordon is breaking his own world record every time he drives his celebrated car.

"Of the 260 million vehicles on the road in the United States, only a handful have accumulated one million miles, and until now, none have made it to two million," said Dan Werbin, president and chief executive officer for Volvo Cars of North America. "We like to say that 'there are cars, and then there are Volvos,' but there is more involved here than the wisdom of our engineers in developing a car that could last so long and travel so far. Irv's meticulous care of his Volvo over the years has played a significant role.'

Ten Tips To Help Make Your Car Last Two Million Miles – by Irv Gordon

1. Start with a car you like.
2. Change your oil and filter regularly.
3. Use factory equipment parts.
4. Use one brand of oil.
5. Spend a few minutes a week checking under the hood.
6. Wash your car regularly.
7. Wax at least twice a year.
8. Develop a good working relationship with your dealer and mechanic.
9. Use gasoline from a high volume station.
10. When your car makes a funny noise, listen to it.

p/s - this post was adapted from VCC Malaysia website.

Oil Pressure Sensor Wire Kaput ??

Oil Pressure light went off?? Do not panic. Me and my friend who drives the same 240 faced exactly the same issue past months. First, I thought the bulb itself has blown. But because of time constraint, I just left it like that. Though I know that the oil pressure warning light is important because anything can just happen to your oil engine, be it massive leaking whatsoever. Upon checking around the oil pressure sensor (just beside your oil filter), found out the connecting wires went kaput. It can be obviously seen it was oxidized and getting cut by itslef through time. Simple solution; took it to an auto electrician and connect it back. SIMPLE! The warning light comes back and now I am happy :)

Just for interest, I put here the picture of the oil pressure sensor, yeah it is a simple sensor I think.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

When Its Gone

OK guys, no car for almost three weeks now. Nice man. Sometimes we have to learn about hardships by experiencing it. We can always symphatise on poor or disabled individuals. I was lucky to experienced the hardship; no money, no car, walk all along under the hot sun, less food, in hunger. Oh Allah, its nice man, really. Try it! Hopefully next week I will drive back the car.

p/s - my dad driving it now..... the below pix was during my very first meet up with Mark1 of VOCM, yeah he drives a B230K also :)