Saturday, February 15, 2014

Malaysia Automotive News: New Alza or Myvi?

Stumble upon this picture - a modified Perodua from the internet. Not pretty sure what actual model is this, it might be Perodua Myvi or Alza. At first glance, it might looks like the Infinite model but after a more careful look; it has a different bumper design and headlamp design. With the new modification, it changed to something VW Golf GTi look a like headlamp and with a customized front bumper. For those who own a Myvi/Alza, you may consider to do the same modification to your car as well.

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Friday, February 14, 2014

Project Kancil: JB-JL decided to become a NA engine

What a bad Chinese New Year I had this year. Planned to drive my Celica back to Penang so went back to Ipoh last week with my Kancil. Previously I blog about the silicone intake piping that I bought to replace my Kancil's bad condition intake pipe but due to my laziness and there is nothing bad happen that caused by the piping thus far, so I assume that the pipe is still good to go and still have not install the new pipe yet until now. 

Because of my laziness and assumption; it caused me to pay for it. Why I said so? This was because my Kancil's turbo "kong" a.k.a stop spinning during the journey back to my hometown. To be exacted, it happen some where after Cangkat Jering, Taiping. Unfortunately, I had no choice but to continue driving the car back and kept my finger cross hoping there is no debris from the turbo enter to the engine. 

Thursday, February 6, 2014

International News: Jeremy's explaination of new Formula 1 regulation

It’s a new start! After a winter of changes and anticipation running high Formula One racing’s new generation of 1.6-litre turbocharged cars were put through their paces for the first time on Tuesday as pre-season testing got under way in Jerez. Jeremy Clarkson has his very own perception on the newly design Formula One car and see how funny his comment was...

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Car Info: SURBO !? Works or Not?

I understand that this Surbo product is already been discussed for many years, but is this really works or just something that does not worth the money to invest? So what is Surbo actually? The Surbo is a cross-jetting air pressure vortex generator that is assisted by engine brake regeneration (conversion of engine braking to forward momentum). In other words, the Surbo is an air pump.

Let's discuss further about this little thingy that claimed by the company which able to increase horsepower and improve fuel consumption. First of all, this product claimed that it will improve the air pressure vortex that enter to your throttle body. So based on this theory, it will allow more air to your engine combustion area; more air + fuel = more power.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

The Wild Wild Hella Flush Toyota Celica

If you are a car enthusiast, then you will definitely seen this craziest modified Toyota Celica owned by Kawashima-san from Japan. It is a car that everyone was talking about by just looking at it, of cause with the crazy 15 degree of negative camber. Thus let's take a look of this car from the very beginning looks to what it is right now after the jump.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Project Kancil: Boost Meter Spoiled

After 2 years of service and abused by me, finally the boost meter had stopped working. So it is time for me to find a replacement for it and now I still wondering which brand suit me the best. Due to the engine and turbo system has left from it original form, there is no necessary for me to get a bigger scale boost meter as the max reading from the turbo pressure will probably read at 0.6 to 0.7 bar. The main concern for me now is to get a reliable yet able to provide me accurate reading. Thus it will definitely not a replica model as before and if possible a mechanical model instead of electrical model.

There are several brands in my mind currently, Apexi, HKS, Pivot, Sard, Omori. Apexi is the only brand I had used before thus do not know how the other brands work. Anyway a new or used is not a problem for me as long as it is reliable and accuracy. Still considering between DIY it or spend some money for installation as I'm quite busy recently due to heavy workload and monitoring my house renovation progress. 

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Car Modification: All you need to know about Cam Pulleys

Wanted to fine tune your cam and have no idea on what to be done first. Here I compiled some of the information that you may needed in order to get everything done. First of all, you need to know that stock cam pulleys cannot be adjusted. Hence for you to tune your power/torque band, you must need to get an aftermarket adjustable cam pulleys.

However, one might think of why there is a need to adjust the cam pulleys since factory tuned should be the best of all in term of power and reliability. My answer is NO! Different timing is needed for different speed of engine to get the most efficient combustion.The cam pulley can be adjusted to suit the driving style of the driver. The powerband of the engine can be shifted by varying the timing of the valve. After understanding the useful thing provided by adjusting the cam pulley and let's go through how to choose a cam pulley by continue reading...