January 09, 2017

Installing HID conversion KIT on Peugeot 208 GTi

HID for automobile use needs projector lens. Fortunately, all Peugeot 208 GTi in Malaysia come with light-guide projector low-beam headlamps as standard. There will be no issue as long as the light color temperature is 4700K or less. If you are new to the High Intensity Discharge (HID) lighting for automobile use  read this first.

Installing HID conversion kit on Peugeot 208GTi is straight forward. Just Plug n Play.

1. Get the right HID Conversion Kit of your choice ready.
This one costs around RM80 @eBay from Hong Kong. It makes me wait for about two weeks.

2. Locate and remove splash cover behind low-beam compartment.

3. Cut approx. 1" diameter hole through the splash cover for the wiring harness.

4. Place wiring harness in position. Use silicon sealant around the wiring boot to prevent moisture/splash from getting into the lighting assembly.

and then connect all wires accordingly (12v and HV). No cutting is required. Just plug n play.

5. Replace the factory-fitted halogen H7 with the new HID bulb.

Close back the splash cover. Secure HV power supply in position. DONE!

September 09, 2016

Chip Tuning

Chip Tuning or Cheap Tuning? I don't think that simple plug n play device produces so much additional power and torque!

READ this FIRST (from AUTOS.com) before deciding to install one on your car...

Watch this too...

April 20, 2016

Peugeot 208 GTi Blog


Either you are a female or a male,
Either you are 8-teen or 8-ty yrs old,
Either you are nobody or somebody,
Either you earn less than RM30k/YEAR or more than RM30k/MONTH,

and of course for people in between those...

"there is always at least one Peugeot suitable for you ranging from below RM100k to around RM0.5Million each!"

March 22, 2016

Peugeot RCZ R year 2016

Engine:          1.6 liters 4 cylinders
Power:           270 hp @ 6000 rpm
Torque:          330 Nm @ 1900-5500 rpm
Top Speed:    250 km/h electronically limited
0-100 kph:     5.9 s

New Peugeot 208 GTi by Peugeot Sport

Following the success of the limited edition of 208 GTi 30th, Peugeot introduces the 208 ‘GTi by Peugeot Sport’. The New 208 GTi by Peugeot Sport revised exterior design to match its performance, with a dual-paint finish.

Engine:             New Euro-6 1.6 Turbo High Pressure Engine
Power/torque:   208 hp/300 Nm
Transmission:    six-speed manual gearbox
                        Torsen limited slip differential
0-100km/hr:      6.5 sec.
Top Speed:        240km/hr

Recalibrated ESP and anti-skid features have been recalibrated
Revised suspension geometry
18" wheels

Michelin Pilot Super Sport 205/40 ZR 18 tyres

New Interior Design...

Peugeot 208 Turbo Anywhere

On the Road

Off the Road

On the Track

Pikes Peak

Need for Speed at Low Fuel Consumption? Peugeot 308 R Hybrid

Peugeot has already all but confirmed 308 R HYbrid will enter production in 2016

Engine:                      1.6-litre 4cyl turbo + 2 elec motors
Transmission:             6-speed auto, four-wheel drive
Power/Torque:            500bhp/730Nm
0-100km/hr:               under 4.0 sec
Top speed:                 250km/hr electronically limited
Fuel consumption:      under 3 liter/100km or more than 90mpg!

Peugeot 508 GT year 2016

This is the latest change to the recently facelifted range brings a switch to Peugeot’s smaller and more efficient 2.0-litre turbo diesel engine, down in size from the outgoing model’s 2.2-litre unit.

Engine:                     2.0 litre "Blue HDi 180" turbo diesel
Power/torque:            180hp/400Nm
Fuel Consumptions:    sedan 4.4L/100km, wagon 4.6L/100km
0-100km/hr:              8.6 sec
Maximum speed:        230km/hr

March 21, 2016

Sebastien Loeb joins Rallycross World Champion team Peugeot Hansen

Nine-time World Rally Champion, racing driver, and Dakar adventurer Sebastien Loeb will join Team Peugeot Hansen to contest a full season of the FIA World Rallycross Championship this season, which starts in Portugal on 15th April and ends up in Argentina on 27th November.

Sebastian Loeb will be driving the 550-horsepower Peugeot 208 WRX Supercar.

This is the Replay first final in FIA World Championship RallyCross with Peugeot 208 WRX RedBull in Lydden Hill UK.

March 16, 2016


Blog name has been changed to  "one.D'rive". Formerly it was "AHW308"

Meanwhile,  I'm going back to reading "ol'School Text Book"

March 15, 2016

"Depollution System Faulty" Error Code

What your Service Centers normally don't tell you!

I never send my cars to any workshop when "Depollution System Faulty" pops up. I'm sharing what u oughta know... the reasons why, what parts to replace and how much u have to pay for.

Frm oneDIY (formerly known as uncleDIY) experience... there are at least one out of three main culprits for the error code. Each symptom is unique...

1. The engine runs normally or a little "not-so-smooth" (not jerky) at idling speeds and can be driven slowly but jerky when the accelerator pedal is pressed harder.
Reason: Faulty/dirty spark plug. Cost of part replacement is less than or around RM50 for a platinum or iridium spark plug.

2*. The engine runs uneven and jerky/erratic at idling and can only be driven at extremely slow speeds or not at all.
Reason: Faulty ignition coil. Cost of part replacement is around RM200 for individual ignition coil pack. Some cars come with integrated coil pack (4-in-1) costs around RM500.

3.The error code displayed but there is no noticeable effect on the engine and the car can be driven normally.
Reason: Faulty Oxygen Sensor. Cost of part including labour can be more than RM1k. I bought @US$132.98 frm eBay 2 yrs ago.

*Note: "ol' school" type of engine, using a single ignition coil together with a distributor may not applied this symptom.

March 12, 2016

The GTi is back after 30 years!

Powered by the same 200 horsepower and 275Nm engine for the most powerful RCZ GT. Matched to a six-speed close-ratio manual transmission driving the front wheels and will accelerate from 0-100km/hr in under 6.8 seconds and accelerates all the way to maximum speed of 230km/hr.

Compared with the standard 208, the GTi  gets a 36-mm wider track at the front and rear, as well as a rear roof spoiler. Other distinctive exterior features include double chromed exhaust tailpipes, a full body-kit, and a brushed aluminum  GTi  logo..

Apart from tuned suspensions the car also gets brake discs measuring 302 mm diameter at the front and 249 mm at the rear.

On the inside, the sports leather stitched steering wheel and matching gear lever, double stitching in the seats, and modern LED backlighting for the instrument gauges. The seats are trimmed with Nappa leather on the outer section, and cloth in the center with an embossed tartan motif, and a leather head restraint.

Leather steering wheel has lower flat section and carries the GTi  logo. 

Panaromic Roof is standard for Malaysian market.

The Power Plant
The EP6 CDTX engine for Peugeot 208 GTi, is also the same engine used on 308GTi, RCZ 200, Citroen DS4 and DS5.

It comes from the family of engines EP,  called "Prince", developed in collaboration with BMW Group and produced by the French Mechanical Douvrin in the Pas-de-Calais. The EP engine won for the sixth consecutive year since 2007 the title of "Engine of the Year" in its class.

Specifications and Performance
Turbo High Pressure (THP)  Engine
Displacement : 1598 cc
Number of cylinders / arrangement : 4 Online
Number of valves : 16
Maximum power 147 kW or 200 bhp @5800rpm
Maximum torque : 275 Nm @1700rpm
Emission standard : EURO 5
Injection type : Direct
Maintenance interval 30 000 km or 1 year

Transmission : Manual
Number of gears : 6

Maximum speed : 230 kph
Acceleration 0-100 kph : 6.8 seconds
1000 m standing start : 26.9 s
Weight / power ratio : 5.8 kg / hp

Fuel Consumption
ECE (Urban) : 8.2 l/100 km
EUDC (Extra Urban) : 4.7 l/100 km
Combined : 5.9 l/100 km
Emissions of CO 2 (combined) : 139 g / km
EP6 CDTX (200BHP) engine on Peugeot 208GTi

Empty weight : 1 160 kg
Authorized total mass load (GVW) : 1650 kg
Maximum trailer weight braked (driver only) : 1150 kg
Rolling total permissible mass (GCW) : 2580 kg

March 09, 2016

Peugeot unveils the 208 GTi for the tracks

The 208 GTi Peugeot Sport will be the fourth race edition of the 208 with a 1.6l turbo petrol engine tuned from 200 to 300 bhp. This engine is accompanied by a 6-speed gearbox operated by paddle shifters.

It is equipped with a reinforced braking system, 18'' wheels, a 100 litre petrol tank and aerodynamics designed to take advantage from the race regulations to the limits. The overall weight of the car is of 990 kg.

March 08, 2016

I'm Back in a smaller "package" with 200 horses!

It's now or never!
Finally I have to make a decision. Replacing the dated C-segment hatchback or getting rid of the "obsolete" D-segment saloon is certainly not an option anymore. A "jobless" ppl like me no need a D-segment saloon anyway?

Meanwhile, it has already been too long overdue to replace the 10-yr old Peugeot 206. This is the priority for year 2016, and yet I had to make the "right" choice among the top three B-segment little hot hatches available locally...but which one is the best hot hatch on sale in Malaysia?  Click HERE

Nonetheless I have to limit my budget - but I'm torn between the two lovers!

Since there is no looser between the two the otr price is the deciding factor! For instance in Malaysia, Fiesta ST is around RM10k more expensive than Peugeot 208GTi. On top of that Nasim gives away RM25k rebate is like adding salt to the open wound on Ford!

"It worth it" 1000-day waiting  since "the GTi is Back" was launched in 2013!

Already PAID in full...

Now only waiting for the Registration Number WC *** R

March 07, 2016

B-Segment Pocket Rockets War

Gatal Tangan Nak Pegang Stereng Baharu...

Naik geram pulak melihat keto kecil yg cute2 ni... the price would be equivalent to some "tip-top" condition used D-segments frm Germany though...

March 06, 2016

My Love Stories

15yrs with Japanese dolls,
21yrs with a German Lady, and
26yrs and counting with French babes.

My "Love at the first sight" was with a Japanese B-segment Civic in y1979 -1984...

... and my last affair with the Japanese was C-segment Accord in y1984 -1994...

(current Civics and Accords have grown up to C-segment and D-segment respectively)

Sayonara to the Japanese! 

myLove affairs with the French never end. Ironically I started with D segment 50-series in y1990 - 1994 then subsequently "down-grade" to C+ segment 40-series (y1995 - rip and y2003 - today) , C segment 30-series (y2009 - today) and now going to downgrade further to 20-series . Kalau panjang umor, murah rezeki mungkin my last French babe will be the A segment 10-series.

Affair with the German lady... no comment.

It has already been almost 15 months since my last update. During which time I was undecided on which car-segment in my porch should I replace first.

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