My White Proton Exora Service at 84,000km

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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.

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The consumables and spare parts to be replaced. The new original Proton Exora timing belt is in the box.

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The technician entertaining my Proton Exora, Mr. H, is removing the hidden screws to get to the timing belt.

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At the same time another technician is servicing my rear tyre. Remember earlier I complained about the screeching sound.

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This is the old timing belt, just removed from my White Proton Exora engine body. Looks good to me. No sign of damaged, torn, crack etc.

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From what I see, the timing belt still looks fine and can be used. However, since it is recommended to be changed at 80,000 km, I obliged.

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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21 Responses

  1. titan says:

    hehe..aku blm users. so..takde experience pasal exora. hoho..

  2. Long says:

    Exora nie jimat minyak tak? Tengah survey nak sambar MPV…

  3. cyza says:

    Depends on how and where you drive the car.

  4. farahaznil says:

    haha..bab2 service keta ni keja abah aku..time dia servis..msti bising..sana senget sini senget…har har har

  5. cyza says:

    Its better that you start learn about this as well Farah. Later when you own a car in future, you will have some idea on how and what to assess when you service your Toyota Camry!!!

  6. samdaddycool says:

    Good sharing. Hmm my car also need for full service..

  7. cyza says:

    Bro, what car are you using?

  8. samdaddycool says:

    I drive ‘dying’ proton satria .. 🙁

  9. cyza says:

    “Dying” Proton Satria? Why “Dying”?

  10. samdaddycool says:

    Masa sihat, ‘rembat’ kete tu cukup-cukup, sekarang sakit. Maybe kena overhaul / tukar engine

  11. b3njy says:

    Wow ! RM 800++ it is so expensive Broo . BTW, as a driver we have 2 choice RM 800++ or RM 4,000++ maybe above (timing belt cut off during driving cause major broken for engine).

  12. b3njy says:

    someone said, services our car at regular workshop more cheaper compare than Proton services centre. My self also use ‘kampong’ workshop for my old car, Kembara Year 2000 😀 but, i think modern car should go to their brand services centre, is true or not ?

  13. b3njy says:

    I also have experience timing belt cut of during driving at highway,… I tell you broo it is one of my bad experience in my life. 🙁

  14. web host asp says:

    Its interesting to hear how they did it.

  15. cyza says:

    Good point bro. You made me feel better now. I hope the car and engine will be fine for times to come, thanks to the proper maintenance and careful driving.

  16. samdaddycool says:

    84,000 tu poskod alamat kampung aku.. (Muar)

  17. samdaddycool says:

    sebab setiap kali aku scroll blog ni, terperasan 84,000 (nampak familiar.. hehehe)

  18. HONEYMADU says:

    BERAPA KOS MAJOR SERVICE EXORA 80 000 KM
    SAYA BARU SERVIS PADA 26HB SEPT IT COST 650.00
    SAYA JUGA TDK MENUKAT TIMING BELT SEPERTI YANG DI SYORKAN.

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