1st Service @ 10K

Mileage: 9297KM

Late blog posting… almost forgot about this. Been busy for the whole week.

Anyway, the service was carried out on Saturday, 4th July, 2009. It was divided into two parts (I mean the service visit)…

First visit… I went to Peugeot Authorized Service Centre in Ampang since they are the only SC has Total lubrication.

The service went smooth except on the last part. The engine oil and filter exercise was good and quick but suddenly, I saw one of the mechanic gestures showed something unsatisfactory. The expression led me to investigate to find out the problem. I can’t go to the car since I’m baby sitting my son but from what I heard there was a problem with the engine oil gauge (the one in the instrument meter).

Although they filled up the engine oil, the gauge still showed zero and flashing. After a couple of engine starts and so on… they decided to do some checking on the ECU. 20 minutes later they met me and informed the situation. They can’t get the gauge to work.

They suggesting me to have another visit on Monday to do software download (they need the spare key also for the programming) and further check on the sensor. It might be the software glitch or the sensor is faulty. They also mentioned that I’m not the first case. In meantime, they will reset the ECU…. Oh No!… there goes my gearbox setting.

Paid the bill, damage to the wallet was RM149.00. Grab they keys and start the car. Surprisingly, the gauge works! It showed the engine oil level correctly. Emmm… strange.

Second visit…. On Monday, I drove back to the SC. Informed them that the gauge is working fine. Since it works, no need for them to download the software but I ask them to reprogram the gearbox cause I’ve been driving with a tall 2nd gear for the past two days… Cannot tahan maaa…

Took 10 minutes to calibrate and off to my office after that.

My verdict after 1st service…. No performance gain, same as before. The only gains (car performance) was after the gearbox reset, that was… only for two days…. After that, back to square one.

6 thoughts on “1st Service @ 10K”

  1. You have to do the first service anyway. To change the engine oil. What I meant was there is an assumption that after doing car service, there is performance gain.

  2. guna semi synth? hurmm..they told me semi synth could go 5,000km only. but, it should be 7,000km rite? tak tau diorg kencing ke apa?

    so kalo ikut kiraan aku:
    semi synth + oil filter = 5,000km = rm149
    fully synth + oil filter = 10,000km = rm240

    In order to get another 10,000km ~ 2 times svc guna semi synth will cost u around rm298 + labor cost rm60 (u already use the free coupon for the 1st inspection rite?). So the total cost rm358..mahal tu..tp pakai fully, kena rajin gerak kete aa..

    so far alhamdulillah, after the 1st svc, the engine not making much noise. bunyi engine pun sopan jek. it went smooth. acceleration much more better. tp fuel consumption after that, agak parah psl asek nak henjut jek..haha.. kuala terengganu – kl 4jam..kl-batu pahat 3 jam..my dad ckp, aku nak mampus cepat. abes tu aku drive mana nak tgk meter, ikut sedap tekan pedal jek..

    lagi, gear box bole adapt dgn driving style kita. so aku reset cara aku sendiri..guna manual tiptronic few times and change gear at certain rpm/speed..pastu tukar balik auto, dia akan follow change gear kat rpm cam masa guna manual tiptronic tu..

    *betulkan aku kalo kiraan aku kat atas tu silap..

  3. Semi atau full does not make any major difference especially on our engine. I will use semi until 10K. Been using semi type oil in all other cars I’ve own, so far no problem. The only problem I’ve encountered was seal leaking when switching from semi to full coz different viscosity. Rule of thumb, stay with the same engine grade and type and if possible the same brand name for the rest of the engine life. It will be ok.

  4. The gearbox is autoadaptive so it autolearns your driving habit.
    So you can’t change the gearing manually by mechanic. The level gauge problem is common. Mine is like that for 6 now and does not cause trouble.


  5. Hello.. just asking. anybody knows why wrench symbol appear at my meter panel.. i’ve only get dis car past 2 days. since the day i get my car that symbol already there.. anybody know y it happen?

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