My White Proton Exora Service at 84,000km
Last Saturday, before enjoying my home made fried mee, I serviced my white Proton Exora because it is already due for maintenance. I have made an appointment to service my Proton Exora on the previous Wednesday. My friend who is a technician at the service center informed me that I need to replace the timing belt because my MPV already reached more than 80,000km. I was surprised when he informed me about that because I know timing belt replacement is not cheap. He told me that the cost would be more than RM835 (USD$278).
I was the first person that morning to register for servicing. The process was smooth, thanks to the fact that I have been servicing my cars with this service center for the past 7 years. I know them and they know me. I informed the clerk that there are few things that the technician need to check in my marvelous Proton Exora which are the (1) visor’s mirror which the fitting had broken – passenger mirror falls down, and (2) the break producing screeching sound whenever I brake the MPV. The clerk explained to me the detail of the cost (including the timing belt cost). The she said that the entire process will take 4 hours which means that service will be completed at about 12.00 noon .
They started to serviced my white Proton Exora at 8.15 am. I then watched the technician do his job 3 meters apart while reading a newspaper which was provided. Once in while I chatted with the technician and asked few questions about what he was doing.
I understand that it is recommended to change the timing belt when the millage reach 80,000km. However, from my observation, the condition of Proton Exora timing belt still looks fine. So, for those who drives Proton Exora and will reach 80,000km, it’s totally up to you. If you want to replace the timing belt as recommended, that is advisable (by Proton). If not then the risk is yours. I just hope more Proton Exora owners can share their experience on the exact condition of their Proton Exora timing belt. For me, if only I know that the condition of the timing belt is still as good as it is, I may wait till 95,000 km. Please, don’t use my statement for your judgment. I’m not responsible for any damage to your Proton Exora engine if your timing belt fails.
Finally, the service completed at 11.00 am, 1 hour earlier then expected. Cool! Then I paid using my CIMB credit card and received the free gift which come with the semi synthetic oil that I purchased.
**If you are one of many Proton Exora owners or potential owners, let’s share and discuss any of the Proton Exora problems. The more we discuss and share, the more we can be aware and be cautious. Don’t you think so?
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- My Proton Exora Service at 84,000 km
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