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Thread of the month is the thread with highest praise points accumulated in a month. Only points to the first post in the thread are counted.

Thread starter for the top 3 Thread of the month will receive either Petrol or CapitalMall vouchers.

  • 1st: $100 Voucher
  • 2nd: $30 Voucher
  • 3rd: $20 Voucher

Member Introduction


Posted by Carbon82 on 21 September 2017 - 09:11:24 AM

Hi all,


In most forums I have visited, there are usually a thread for member to get know to each other. There used to be one here, created back in 2002, but most pages were TCSS, well almost. So here come a fresh one, and I shall start first.




Nick(s): Carbon82 (aka 8559 / numberman in AsiaOne Forum)

Gender: F (for father)

Age: Old enough to recognize cars from the '60s

Marital Status: Happily married with 2 kids

Occupation (official): HSE / EHS & Business Continuity Professional

Occupation (unofficial): Teller, driver, cook, baker, maid, handyman, motivational speaker, tutor... basically bao gao liao

Car(s) owned: 2016 VW Sharan 380TSI (Current), 2012 Skoda Superb 2.0TSI, 2008 Honda Crossroad 1.8 i-VTEC, 2004 Honda Stream 2.0 i-VTEC, 2001 ES8 Honda Civic 1.5 VTi, 1996 Subaru Vivio

Dream Car(s): Mercedes-Benz GLS 63 AMG, VW Kombi T1

Favorite Pastimes: Anything related to cars, surfing the web, cooking / baking, makan, photography (non-professional level), blaming the G (well I am Singaporean you know?) [:p] 





10 days self drive in Hokkaido


Posted by Victor68 on 09 September 2017 - 10:59:29 PM

Went to Hokkaido recently and would like to share some photos here. Famous for its flower flied and winter sports during winter, August is end of the summer season I think. Weather wise still cooling average around 22 C with morning and evening dropping to below 18C. This trip I rented a 8 seater and total distance covered is approx 1400 Km. While the speed limit for city is 50 km/hr and highway 80 km/hr, to maintain at 80 km/hr on highway is not so easy.


Took Scoot from Singapore and transit at Taiwan (1 hour transit time) Good break but just enough time to get on the plane. Landed in Sapporo early morning. This is a short of their air port. nowhere near Changi T1 but there are buses you can catch to town. I booked Unizo Inn next to Sapporo Grand Hotel.

Checked in and walk to collect my car which I booked with Budget car rental. It is within walking distance. Photos of a street shot in Sapporo and their underground train station (MRT).



Beside flower and snow, Japan is also about food. 1st stop is their famous Furano Cheese factory. But, it is more like a cafe and their cakes.




LOL Bo dai bo ji saga


Posted by Lala81 on 04 September 2017 - 11:04:58 AM

Now I believe this PM was in reference to a post that i mentioned my friend was planning for retirement this year at the age of 36.


The main reason i didn't reply to this boh liao PM was that it's not even your business what my friend does. And i was outside when i got this PM, so i dismissed it just like junk mail.


More amused than anything else. I'm sure everyone in this forum knows someone who's just doing so well outside in the monetary/rat race that he's miles ahead of everyone else.

I really can't be bothered if u think it's hearsay or I got a dua lampah statement







Anonymous Dislike function - Time for review?


Posted by Vratenza on 14 September 2017 - 01:53:49 AM

Recently come across more and more disgruntled voices (some that I can think of in recent memory includes @Turboflat4, @jamesc, @eviilusion, myself) with regards to the anonymous function when giving praise or dislike, especially the dislike portion of it.


I do recognize that MCF points cannot be exchanged for grocery vouchers and one should not be overly mindful of the points since it has no impact in your real practical life what so ever.


I also recognize that anonymous function do have it's positive role and use eg. when we want to give another person further praise and need to cycle through at least 10 other person, sometimes I will use the anonymous like to give 1 point to some posts that did not particularly shout out to me but is fair in the contents. In between 5 and 1 point, given the current "market rate" , 1 point will seem a little stingy, therefore anonymous function will be useful here.


If anyone have used the dislike function before, one will know that to give a dislike, you will have to enter some reason for the dislike before the system allows you to do so. I will assume that is some sort of deterrent for wanton use of the dislike function. But frankly, is this system effective? Do the mods monitor the content entered? I did get some dislike points with the comments totally not linked to the topic the supposed anonymous person is disliking for . or Simply a "haha" or some nasty words. That to me is personal attack. And the funny thing is I have never even met the person in real life. I also realised that this function has been abused by intellectually challenged people with oversized ego to "get back at the person" when they have been out debated in the open.


If the system owner thinks that giving a dislike (reasons required) should be handled differently from giving a praise (no reasons required), then shouldn't it be time to review if anonymous function for the dislike should be abolished?


If the anonymous function for dislike is abolished, it will make people think harder if they really want to give the dislike and if they are willing to stand by their differing point of view and defend it in the open in an intellectual discussion rather than sniping in the dark.


I must come up and say outright that I myself have used the anonymous dislike function during the early days of my forum participation when I was too hot headed and taking things too seriously. I apologize sincerely to those (not that many lah [:p] ) I have given anonymous dislike to previously.

That is not something I am particularly proud of and is hoping we can make some changes for the betterment of MCF.








Wheel Spacer Installation DIY


Posted by Vratenza on 02 September 2017 - 08:09:09 AM

I recently DIY installed a set of spacers for my car.


Thought I share with you guys the process.

 Hopefully this can help those of you keen to install wheel spacers yourself.


Why I did not choose to pay a small amount of money and save myself the hassle of the DIY?

Well, after researching on the proper installation of spacers, there are a few reasons why I think DIY will be better compared to workshop installation:

1) Proper application of anti-seize copper grease to the right surface and not to accidentally get these into thread grooves.

2) Tightening of the bolts need to be in "Star" shaped pattern sequence to ensure the spacer and wheels are aligned properly

3) After 150km of travel, will need to remove the wheels to retighten the bolts.

4) Need to use torque wrench to tighten to the factory specification. In my case is 150nm.


I shall span this tutorial over a few thread posts for clarity in presentation.


First up, a pictorial video guide. 





COE Bidding – 2nd Round of September 2017


Posted by Carbon82 on 15 September 2017 - 06:53:03 AM

COE Bidding – 1st Round of September 2017


Posted by Carbon82 on 05 September 2017 - 05:20:34 AM

2018 Suzuki Swift Sport 1.4 Turbo


Posted by Pocus on 05 September 2017 - 04:53:59 PM

TNP 2017 New face


Posted by Pinobii on 03 September 2017 - 02:18:47 PM

PHV lelong sale coming?


Posted by Soya on 12 September 2017 - 12:53:49 AM

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