Sunday, December 14, 2008

Project Satria: My Satria Back From Workshop

Last month my Satria met a minor accident where I ran over a big pot hole and caused my bumper cracked. Do follow the post here. Thinking of changing to a new bumper but it will cost me few hundred bucks without paint. To me exterior is not that important and I rather to spend this amount of money to improve my Satria performance. 

Therefore I decided to repair the bumper and now the car is back from the workshop.. The mechanic used a piece of metal to hold and cover up the crack area of the bumper. According to him, the bumper is make from FPU and there is no support at the middle of the side bumper so adding the metal will help to increase the bumper "strenght". Not pretty sure how much since my dad helped me to send it to workshop but anyway galded that the car is back and I am happy with the fix although I have not paint it yet.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

TRIAL Header for GT and GTS

This new Exhaust Manifold was built for TRIAL'S Celica Track Car. It will work on the 2ZZ and 3ZZ.
The manifold turned out gains of 10hp on a stock Celica GTS with no mods to the computer!
It was tested on a US spec car and similar gains were archived.

TRIAL Celica Aero Version 2

Version 2 includes a redesigned side step and front bumper. Large Carbon Canards are an option for the Version 2 Front Bumper.

4A-GE 20 Valves Sensors Location

Even wonder what is the what sensors that used by the 4AGE 20V engine? Feel difficult and do not know where to get the part number for the spoiled sensors? Here are some of the location for the 4A-GE 20V sensors. The most troublesome sensor with faster wear and tear is the O2 sensor / oxygen sensor / lambda sensor…with life span 50k miles or 80k km.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

4A-GE 20 Valves

The 20-Valve 4AGE replaced the 4AGZE Supercharged engines. Just like the early and late 16 Valve 4Ges, they also underwent revisions. The Silver Top was introduced in the Corolla AE101 (1992), and the Black Top in the Corolla AE111 (1997). Both engines used Toyota’s version of Variable cam timing- VVT. Bore and stroke remained as in the original 1st and 2nd Generation 4AGEs (early) big port (TVIS) and (late) small port (non-TVIS). Similarly compression was upped in the later models. The blocks are identical to the late model AE92 generation blocks (and naturally the SC blocks too).

The individual throttle bodies look like they came off the fabulous 503 race engines. Think about it, no Toyota factory RACE Engine had 5 valves per cylinder!! Yamaha- who works with Toyota on cylinder head design (and manufacturing), have been a very avid pioneer and supporter of the 5-valve design. The short-lived Yamaha Formula 1 engines had 5 valves per cylinder. In terms of maximum valve to surface area- the 5 valve design cannot be beat- theoretically and geometrically.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Project Satria: Minor Accident Of My Satria

Sad day, my Satria ran over the pot hole and it caused my front bumper and fender arch damaged. The is what I need to pay for lowered my car and of cause the road condition in Malaysia is really in bad condition. I need to repair my car and damn unlucky because I need to respray my car and it ain't cheap for pearl white. It will definitely burns a hole in my pocket.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Subaru/Toyota RWD coupe

Recently, Inside Line report that a new RWD coupe being developed by Subaru and Toyota. Toyota will only be sold in Japan market while Subaru will be sold outside of Japan. The report goes on to say that the coupe will be based off the Subaru Impreza (despite Toyota/Subaru's own press release saying that it's an "all-new" platform) and that power will be provided by a naturally aspirated, 2.0-liter boxer engine producing 220 hp at 6,500 rpm.

Integra Type R is the performance benchmark for the Toyota and Subaru new coupe, with a 103-inch wheelbase, a 2+2 seating layout and a curb weight of 2,866 pounds. As reported before, the coupe will debut in 2011 and pricing is expected to begin just south of $20,000.