Forced Induction is the easiest way to increase a car performance. However by only adding turbo to your car without setting a correct boost level may lead to engine failure or power dissatisfaction. Talking about setting the correct boost level, a boost controller comes into mind. A boost controller is a device to control the boost level produced in the intake manifold of a turbocharged or supercharged engine by affecting the air pressure delivered to the pneumatic and mechanical wastegate actuator.
So now let's talk about how to install a manual boost controller with D.I.Y method to save up the installation fees.
Seriously is it the time for me to pass on this project car? Or continue to hang on with it? After resurrect from a spoiled turbo problem and the engine won't crank or start after a few days of service. Borrowed a multimeter from a friend and measured the battery by connecting the meter to the posts of the battery. Red on positive
post, black on the negative post. With the engine idling, it should be
reading between 13.6 to 14.3 volts. However for my case it was around 12 volts and started to drop to 10 volts after turned on the headlight. Thus with this result, I can assured that the alternator need to be replaced.
Another quick method to test whether the alternator is working or not without using the multimeter is to disconnect the battery negative post. If the engine stop running, it means that the alternator is faulty.
Missing in action for months and finally it is back in action again. What I did to it was just replace the jammed turbo with a similar model and added some performance parts to it. It was a nightmare to get a used turbo around in Ipoh halfcut shops. Either the shops do not carry the unit itself or it cost way a lot more for a good unit compare to the market price.
After months of hunting around, finally my dad able to get me a used unit which cost me about RM350 which I understand that you may get it cheaper somewhere in KL areas. Before fixing it, I sourced a stainless steel intake pipe to couple along with the new turbo unit from a seller who actively involve in Kcarlife facebook. Hope with this, there will be no sand or what so ever to enter the turbo inlet and jam it.
A spy photo which caught this Cayman mule around on the road in Germany. In
a glance we can see that this isn't any Cayman we know off previously. This Cayman is unlike with the GTS, the front
splitter wraps around all the way to the wheels, there's a scoop or vent
on the top of the front bumper cap, and there's the massive rear wing
whose shape loosely resembles that of a 911 GT3. Underneath that wing,
there's a revised duck tail spoiler. It's lower than a normal Cayman, and
it has larger brakes. With the chief engineer of the all-new 991-generation Porsche 911 GT3 has confirmed that producing a hardcore, GT3-style version of the mid-engined Cayman is “under discussion”. This might be the all new Cayman GT3/GT4. Let's stay tune and wait for more information leak from Porsche.
Many of those 90s Mitsubishi Colts have long since retired or found homes at
scrap yards but somewhere in Germany, there lurks a beast that just happens to look like a Mitsubishi Colt. This one is armed with an outrageous
turbocharger which together with some ECU re-mapping maximizes all the
power it can get out of its 2.0-liter engine.
You may think it is
pretty ludicrous to give such a modest car 978hp and 871Nm of torque
but thankfully Boba Motorsport did not and the car's creator says it will do 0 to 62 mph in 3.0 seconds, go from
62 mph to 124 mph in 3.7 seconds, and reach a top speed of 196 mph.
Aside from engine modification, there are some visual modifications including a rear spoiler
and larger front air intake. Continue to watch the movie...
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.
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.
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