Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Project Kancil: L5 Air Con Controller Issue

During the time I serviced the air condition, I noticed that the air condition controller did not function properly. I managed to find another controller to replace the damage issue but it took me a while to get it and the I bought for RM60. 

Although it is not that expensive but get my hand on one replacement is tough enough for me. So I try to post here to ask around whether there is any replacement for the air condition fan speed module. You may take a look at the video on how the controller behave now. And please contact me if you have the particular module for sale. I would like to replace it and make it as spare.

Monday, March 14, 2016

2017 Toyota Celica release date, specs, review


Lately we can hear a lot of rumors from Toyota about future models. Beside FT-1, that was officially presented, there are some speculations about resurrection of old legendary models – Toyota Celica and Toyota Supra. The 2017 Toyota Celica is still in concept stadium and its design will be based on Toyota 86 model. The Celica has a long tradition and a lot of fans all around the world. There are no official statements, but based on available information around the internet and presuppositions we can recapitulate some details about next Toyota Celica 2017. 

The exterior of the 2017 Toyota Celica will be completely redesigned and it will be based on Toyota 86 model. On the front it will have new bumper with integrated foglights. It will be surrounded with HID reflector-beam headlights, with standard LED daytime running lights and automatic high beam. The new hood will come with air-intake that enables better breathing to engine. On the rear it will have LED taillights and large spoiler. Using lightweight materials, the 2017 Celica will be lighter which will promise better performance, smooth handling and better fuel economy. Inside the cabin it will come with some aluminum and chrome details. Soft-touch materials with leather details will give special refine look. Heated and powered sport seats will raise comfort on other level. It will come with some technological improvements like Infotainment system with satellite navigation and large touchscreen display, Bluetooth connectivity, audio system with six speakers. 

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Project Kancil: How to Improve Air Con Cooling System

Well, everyone knows that the main problem of a Perodua Kancil is the cooling system which is not able to satisfy almost everybody who owns a Perodua Kancil. This does happen to me as an owner of a Perodua Kancil with a L5 engine converted.

Many say that changing to a L5 dashboard may help a little compare to using a Perodua Kancil due to the air con vents are placed way farther compare to L5 dashboard. However some may concluded that it is not helping enough. Let's agree to disagree on this topic.


Monday, August 31, 2015

Project Kancil: New Alarm upgrade for Project Kancil

From previous post here, there are some upgrades pending for project Kancil but at the moment I just wanted to upgraded those that is a must to me. Done replacing the blown HID bulb and now is time for the alarm system. I bought a flip key alarm system due to I already fed up with all the keys that hanging around with the alarm remote. With this flip key alarm system, I just need to carry a single alarm remote. :)

The alarm is with me right now and I will try to install it as soon as possible. I will try to upload the alarm system diagram and hopefully this will provide a reference for those who want to DIY to install an alarm system for their car. 

Some features of the alarm system include (Open/Close lock, Vibration sensor, Trunk release and etc) and come with all necessary items. Take a look closer at the alarm system after the jump.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Project Celica: Toyota Celica is back with a new REMUS exhaust muffler


Another good news beside my Kancil where my Celica is back in action. Back in this post, I mentioned about my Celica engine will jerk when trying to hit lift and the exhaust had metal rattling noise. As usual, I took my Celica to "Chin" my mechanic to inspect where is the source that caused the exhaust rattling noise. 

After lifted up the car, we shook the exhaust system and found out the sound was from the muffler itself. Everything else from the exhaust system is still in good condition. Thus I headed to the exhaust shop and had the exhaust system checked. The boss said that he needed to cut the muffler then only able to inspect the internal whether the muffler can be reused or not. What does the reuse means here is he can recondition the muffler by inserting the fiber back into it if the muffler is just out of fiber. 

Project Kancil: Major make over... 80% done

Decided to pay a visit to my Kancil and the engine is back to where it belongs. Changed all the hoses to silicone hoses and many more but still far from getting it done because there are some minor issues. Despite of those minor issues, we managed to start the engine and it ran perfectly without showing any bad symptom. Besides that, I'm looking to get some extra stuffs to enhance the performance and also the look of my Kancil.

Let me list down what are those minor issues: -
1. RPM meter is not working properly. (Well I faced this even before I sent to my Kancil for a total make over)
2, The passenger side HID bulb is blown.
3. Alarm wiring was not installed when the time I got the JBJL transplanted to my Kancil.
4. Aircond system is working but entire system is pretty dirty according to my mechanic.
5. The EPS is not working. Still trying to figure out which component is giving us the problem, EPS management, motor sensor, speed sensor?