Saturday, December 31, 2011

Recapitulation of year 2011

Well, let’s recap what had hit me during 2011. The biggest achievement of the year was my Master degree graduation which was held in England and did visit to Europe during the trip to my convocation. Pretty nice trip I have to say although most of my project cars’ fund had been spent during this trip. Thus there are not much updates for my project cars. Sigh… The only person who benefit from this is my fiancée who finally able to get to Paris, France and get herself some handbags. Besides that, went to Singapore for another holiday vacation. Not a very long trip but was a pretty nice.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Project Kancil: Handling and Exterior Upgrade

Finally got some time to post updates of my project Kancil. At last I got myself a set of APM Performax Sport Spring which I decided to install them to my car early of the year. Based on the specification provided by APM, this Performax Sport Spring is able to lower the car height by 3cm. Thus, let's see how much can my car be lowered after I have install it.

However, among these few months; bad thing happen to my car as well. The front bumper's left bracket had broken and this leads to the screw fell off and the only solution that I currently applied is using a cable tie to hold the front bumper to my car chassis. Unfortunately, this is not a good solution whereby the front bumper is starting to fall off again. Therefore, there are only 2 good alternative solutions which I can apply to permanently solve this problem. One is to change the entire bumper and the other is to use some sort of bumper lock to hold the bumper and fender. The second option is definitely my choice because this is way cheaper compare to change the entire bumper which will cost about RM400-450.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Malaysia Automotive News: Proton Exora Turbo Engine and Interior Photo Leak

Seem like there are a lot more Proton Exora Turbo version photos leaked around the net. Recently there were some test drive photos around the net and the most important part and we believed that almost everyone is discussing about is the photo of the engine. Here is the good news for those who curious on how the look of the engine.

Besides that, there are some update photos  for the interior as well. Hope you all enjoy and stay tune to with us for more updates.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Malaysia Automotive News: Proton Exora Bold and Exora Prime are ready to roll

According to trusted source, Proton Exora will going to launch soon. Proton Exora Bold will be launched around mid of this month and fixed the date of 16th Decemeber 2011. However, a lot trusted that it will be launched around January next year with the high line model, Proton Exora Prime.

Both the Proton Exora Bold and Exora Prime will be equipped wit the CAMPRO CFE 1.6L engine with turbocharged. With the force fed air to the engine, now the Proton Exora will be generating about 138hp and 205Nm. The transmission for the Proton Exora will be the CVT gearbox from Punch Belgium. This CVT gearbox is the similar model that used for the Proton Saga FLX 1.3L and FLX SE 1.6L.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

2013 Hennessey Venom GT Spyder announced

Hennessey Performance has released the first image and details for the Venom GT Spyder, the open top variant of the Venom GT Coupe. A massive 1,200 bhp (895 kW / 1217 PS) is produced by the Venom GT Spyder's engine and the model's weight is stated to be 1,200 kg ( 2,645 lbs ).

The Hennessey Venom GT deliveries will commence in the summer of 2012 with a total of only five Coupe or Spyder vehicles planned for production during the 2013 model year. Pricing for the coupe is set at $950,000 whereas the Spyder will cost a cool $1.1 million.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Malaysia Automotive News: Proton Saga FLX SE 1.6L Latest Photos

Finally there are some close up photos for the Proton Saga FLX SE 1.6L which in metallic red color The Proton Saga FLX SE 1.6L will be launched in 2 colors where Solid White will be at RM49,499 while the Metallic Red will be at RM49,899.

From the photos, Proton had fitted in skirting all over the car which included the side, front and rear bumper in Metallic Warm Gray. Besides that, the car is coupled with a set of 15" sport rim.

Back in the cockpit, the dashboard still remain the same with the previous model but there is leather trimming for the door panel.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Malaysia Automotive News: PROTON Champion Of Malaysian 1.6 Touring Car Championship

PROTON finished the 2011 Malaysian Super Series Championship (MSS) as champion in the 1.6 Touring Car Category. Driver Faidzil Alang drove a textbook race in the fifth and final round of the season at the Sepang International Circuit to clinch the coveted title behind the wheel of a Satria Neo. Team mate Syafiq Ali who drove the Proton Gen2 had finished the 1-2 Team Proton win in the category as well. Congratulation to Proton!!!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

2013 Nissan GTR 35 0-100km/h in 2.84s

The 2013 Nissan GT-R was going to be impressive, but now a video is claiming the car can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in just 2.84 seconds. If that figure turns out to be correct, the GT-R can outgun the Mercedes SLS AMG, the Ferrari 599 GTO and virtually everything else besides the Bugatti Veyron.

As we have previously reported, the 2013 GT-R features an upgraded 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6 engine with 550 PS (405 kW / 542 hp) and 632 Nm (466 lb-ft) of torque. Watch the video after the jump.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Malaysia Automotive News: Is this the Proton Persona R?

Here is a leak photo of Proton latest car design. Is this the P3-21A as known as the Persona R? Most probably this is the car sent to IDIADA for crash test because car sent to crash test normally is yellow. Based on the photo, the head lamp design look like the latest Honda City. Unfortunately this is the only photo available now and will update more if there is any leak photo available. Anyway please put down your comment for this Proton latest car.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Honda Integra DC5 4 doors limited edition spotted

Here is a very interesting photo showing a Honda Integra DC5 4 doors limited edition spotted some where in city. But wait, when Honda released a 4 doors version for their sport coupe? Look closely, this is not closed to any Honda DC5 4 doors but it is a modified Proton Saga/Iswara with the Honda Integra DC5 rear lamp. Overall still acceptable but the rear spoiler seriously make the car look more ricer than any other cars. Do leave a comment of yours on this "Honda DC5 4 doors" limited edition.

Malaysia Automotive News: Malaysia Police receive Chevrolet Petrol cars from Naza Group

Recently Naza Group had donate a few Police patrol cars to Polis DiRaja Malaysia (PDRM) known as the Malaysia Police. In the ceremony of receiving the cars at the office of state Ministry at Putrajaya, there are 3 Chevrolet models - Cruze and Captiva were passed to the State Minister, Y.B Dato’ Seri Hishammudin Tun Hussein. One of the Chevrolet Captiva is modified to be a mobile patrol where a lot of high technology stuffs are fitted to it.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

White Bugatti Veyron vs White Koenigsegg CCXR in hot drag race

While the two insane supercars, the Bugatti Veyron and Koenigsegg CCXR seem to have similar on paper – two seats, mid-engine, 1,000 horsepower, stratospheric pricetag – their approach could hardly have been any different. One was the sum of all of an industrial giant's considerable resources, the other the project of a start-up with a dream.

So if they come to a drag race which will be faster in the straight line? The all wheel drive Bugatti Veyron or the rear wheel drive Koenigsegg CCXR? Anyway here is the video of both raced them from a 60-km/h (37 miles per hour) rolling start all the way up past 310 km/h (192 mph). Follow the jump to see what is the result.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

The development of LFA documented by Lexus

Toyota spent years on the car's development and put some of its best personnel on the job. Lexus has now documented the LFA's development in a ten-minute video.

Follow the jump to watch it in full and see how the LFA went from idea to aluminum concept car to carbon fiber reality, through its rigorous development at the Nürburgring, the tragic loss of Hiromu Naruse and the victorious Nordschleife lap time.

Monday, October 31, 2011

2012 Toyota FT-86 New Photos Surface Online

Better make that a little over 24 hours as we just discovered yet another collection of scanned images on a Japanese forum, providing us with an even better look at the exterior design of Toyota's mainstream sports car. The FT-86 will go on sale worldwide next year with a single engine option, a Subaru-sourced 2.0-liter boxer engine hooked up to either a standard six-speed manual gearbox or an optional 6sp automatic transmission.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Twin-Turbo Ferrari 458 Italia vs Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4

Underground Racing is well known supercar tuners which include insanely high-powered creations such as the bi-turbocharged Lamborghini Gallardo has now shows off it immensely powerful Ferrari 458 Italia Twin Turbo that stomps out 700 rear-wheel horsepower and race against a stock Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 in an on-the-road drag race.

The Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4's V12 is rated at 700HP, Underground Racing's force-fed Ferrari overpowers the Lamborghini, but the North Carolina-based tuner did not say by how much. In the short straight-line duel, however, the 458 Italia TT clearly thrashed the Lamborghini. Anyway, Underground Racing is currently preparing a Twin Turbo Systems for the 2012 Lamborghini Aventador for a rematch with the Ferrari 458 Italia. Continue to enjoy the video.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Fox Marketing Turbo Charged Honda Civic

Fox Marketing a well known tuner had released their Turbocharged Honda Civic. The tuning firm says that the main focus of the build is to demonstrate the "reliability, and performance capability from Honda's new K24Z7 power plant" with an intercooled turbo kit that along with numerous other improvements, pushes the four-cylinder unit's output to over 450-horses.

Fox Marketing says that despite the fact it delivers more than two-times the output of the regular 201HP 2.4-liter i-VTEC engine, the turbocharged powerplant can provide "100,000+ reliable miles without blinking an eye".

Monday, October 24, 2011

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Malaysia Automotive News: Proton to release their electric cars on 2013

Like it or not, a few years later there will be a lot of hybrid cars and electic cars around in Malaysia. Proton, a Malaysian automotive manufacturer will launch their very first electric car on the year of 2013. According to Proton, the price will be competitive after commercialize.

The price of a Proton Saga EV will be around RM70,000 while for Proton Exora Range Extender EV will be around RM100,000. Both these vehicles are already on testing phase where it held at Putrajaya. 100 to 150 electric stations will build by the Malaysia government to support these electric cars.

Friday, October 21, 2011

How Nissan build the Nissan Juke-R

Work is coming along nicely on the Nissan Juke-R. The automaker has released another video in its series of build clips, and fabricators have begun tweaking the Juke chassis to accept all the drive line, suspension and brake components from the mighty GT-R. This just goes to further enforce one of the great laws of modification: there's nothing a plasma cutter can't fix. The newest video also details the kind of cage work that has gone into making sure the high-horsepower Juke-R can keep its occupants safe in the event of a catastrophic collision. The kind of collision that happens when you plop 530 horsepower into a short-wheelbase crossover. Hit the jump to see the video for yourself.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Malaysia Automotive News: Proton Satria Satria Neo Monster Energy

Malaysia made 2 doors hatchback - Proton Satria Neo has become as Proton ambassador in the world of rally.Its popularity and performance in the Intercontinental Rally Challenge (IRC) and Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) has attracted the interest of rally fans around the world.The Proton Satria NEO S2000 cars are always popular with the rally fans and this year was no exception as hundreds lined up to get autographs from the NEO S2000 drivers.

For the Group N 1600 Satria Neo that participated in the APRC 1600cc Two Wheel Drive category, the team has secured many podium finishes. And the latest, two podium finishes in Hokkaido, Japan with Karamjit Singh and Japanese team mate Akira Bamba finishing first and second respectively. Here is the nicely done Proton Satria Neo CPS resemble Ken Block’s Subaru Ver 10 sponsored by DC shoes and Monster Energy.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Malaysia Automotive News: Mitsubishi Electric Car i-MiEV in Malaysia

Will Mitsubishi will going to launch their Mitsubishi electric compact car i-MiEV in Malaysia? If this is true, this will be the first 100% electric car in Malaysia. This is because Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia will going to have a test drive session for i-MiEV on 19-23 October 2011 where it will held on 1 Utama Shopping center, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. With this test drive session, this might be a clue that Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia plans to launch i-MiEV in Malaysia market. For those who wish to know more, you may pay a visit to 1-Utama during the date stated above for test drive.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

DIY: Proton Wira Head Unit Installation

Just done a DIY install head unit with my friend to his Proton Wira. Thinking of this is quite a good information to share thus over here I will share the wiring color code from a Proton Wira to a typical head unit standard wiring. Anyway, this is nothing much different compare with the post I posted earlier about the DIY Install head unit to Perodua Kancil. You may visit to this post if you have miss out previously.

In this post, I will be focused more on the wiring color code rather than the installation steps and I believe most of you already know how to remove the radio from the dashboard panel. This is due to Proton is having a different wiring color code compare with the typical standard head unit wiring color code you can get from the market.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Mazda RX-8 SPIRIT R as last Mazda RX-8 edition

Mazda Motor Corporation (Mazda) will launch the Mazda RX-8 SPIRIT- a special edition of RX-8 and this will be started to sell in Japan on 24 November 2011. This will be a special edition for the Mazda RX-8 since the can will be end of production on Jun 2012 and only 1000 units SPIRIT R will be sold.

Mazda RX-8 SPIRIT R is based on the RX-8 Type RS (manual 6 speeds) and Type E (auto 6 speeds with electric control). Although production of Mazda RX-8 will end but Mazda will still produce rotary engine in the near future. Continue reading for the Mazda RX-8's specification.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Malaysia Automotive News: New Proton Exora Turbo Spotted

After a long wait for 2 years, Proton Exora Turbo is expected to be launched on November 2011 and this Proton Exora Turbo is the upgraded version of the Proton very first MPV. There are a lot of spy shoot around the net and now these are another set of spy shoot for the Proton Exora Turbo.

This is the latest spy shoot of Proton Exora Turbo with Gold paint. Unfortunately there is nothing much changes for the exterior as the rear lamp and rim are still maintain with the old model. Not pretty sure what gearbox will be used for the Proton Exora Turbo but it might be couple with the CVT gearbox for the auto version. So now the car is comes with a powerful engine and this will definitely provide a big help for the underpower Proton Exora. However, Proton has not reveal the price for this turbo version Proton Exora. Hopefully the car will comes with a reasonable price where it can benefit to those lower income families. Do enjoy the photos after the jump.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Malaysia Automotive News: Proton Saga BLM FLX 1.6L coming soon

According to trusted source, Proton will going to launch their all new Proton Saga BLM FLX 1.6L soon. Proton had made a trial installation of this Proton Saga BLM FLX 1.6L. There are 2 trial units being installed. One is the solid white version while the other one is the fire red version.

However this is the information available for the time being. The launching date still have not finalize yet but most probably is within this month or might be as late as the launching of Proton Exora CFE. Continue reading to know more about the specification of the car.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Nissan GT-R vs Ferrari 458 on the Highway and Twisty Road

Everybody knows that the Nissan GT-R is a supercar from Japan. It has beaten/embarrassed vehicles costing several times as much on more occasions that we can care to remember. However there is another factor that being fast is as much about the car as it is about the driver. Case in point, a friendly road race between an SP Engineering-prepped Nissan GT-R and a Ferrari 458 Italia.

While the driver of the Godzilla has no problem tearing apart Maranello's V8-powered supercar in a straight-line duel on the highway, it’s a completely different story when the two cars enter a twisty side road. Continue to the video after the jump.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Malaysia Automotive News: Nissan Latio facelift launched

Edaran Tan Chong Motor Sdn Bhd (ETCM) has an improved Nissan Latio in its showrooms. Both the Hatchback and Sedan versions sport a new front grille and bumper, with the Latio Hatchback having a sporty rear bumper design. The headlamps have also been restyled and on the Hatchback, those at the rear also take on a sportier look.

Outputs are unchanged from the pre-facelift, with the 1.6 being rated to produce 107hp @ 6,000rpm and able to twist out a strong 153Nm @ 4,400rpm. Meanwhile, the all-aluminium 1.8-litre MR18DE has 125hp at its disposal at 5,200rpm, and 174Nm @ 4,800rpm. Nissan claims fuel consumption figures of 7.1 and 7.8 l/100km for the 1.6 sedan and 1.8 hatch respectively.

SpeedART previews 2012 Porsche 911 tuning program

SpeedART has released the first details about their upcoming tuning package for the 2012 Porsche 911 (991) Carrera S. On the styling front, the SP91-R has an aerodynamic body kit with a front lip spoiler, extended side skirts and a rear diffuser. There's also a bespoke interior, a sport-tuned suspension and 21-inch LSC-FORGED alloy wheels.

For added performance, the car will be equipped a sport exhaust system and a power kit which enables the engine to produce up to 435 PS (320 kW / 429 hp). More information will be released at the Essen Motor show in November, so stay tuned for updates.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

All New Toyota Avanza

Toyota Avanza- the cheapest mini MPV from Toyota car models has finally got itself a brand new design from Toyota. There are a few of leak photos about this newly designed Toyota Avanza around the net. Based on the information, this will going to launch in Indonesia and will be coming to Malaysia soon.

Based on the photos, the front and the rear end received a completely new design as well as the C pillars which looks similar with the Toyota Harrier. At a glance, the front view looks a bit like the Toyota Altis with a more rounded shape. However, there is not much information about the technical specification where there has no news about what engine will be equipped to this new Toyota Avanza. Anyway, stay tune and hope that Toyota will unveil more information about this new Toyota Avanza.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

DIY: Apexi RSM with Shift Lamp

Already owned a Apexi RSM? Do wish to own a bigger shift lamp to indicate when is the correct shifting point of your engine? Here is a DIY on how to tap the shifting point signal from Apexi RSM to your shift lamp.

Anyway, here are some information of what is Apexi RSM. APEXi RSM (Rev/Speed Meter) is a complete multi function measuring device designed to measure and monitor data such as vehicle speed, engine RPM, and elapsed times.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Daihatsu Launch New Daihatsu Mira e:S

Recently Daihatsu has launched a new version of its Mira kei car called e:S with new or revised technologies, where Daihatsu aim to improve fuel efficiency. Daihatsu says that it has overhauled all existing aspects of the engine, the transmission, and the body structure, to make the most of energy efficiency and as a result, says that the Mira e:S is almost 40 percent more fuel efficient that current mini cars with engine displacements of up to 660 cc [0.6-liter].

The Mira e:S is powered by a three-cylinder 650cc gasoline engine that produces an output of 52PS (51HP) at 6,800rpm and 60Nm of peak torque at 5,200rpm. To bad, no more turbo engine like those L2/L5/L6/L9. According to the Japanese firm, the Mira e:S delivers a fuel economy of 30.0km/L (about 70.5mpg US) on Japan's JC08 Mode test cycle, and 32km/L (approximately 75.2mpg US) on Japan's 10-15 Mode test cycle.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

A Limousine Version Toyota Prius

This is unreal and personally I can't really believe this. Toyota never produce a Limo version for their Toyota Prius but a dealer from Singapore has successfully "stretch" the Toyota Prius hybrid car to a longer version aka Limousine version.

I am not a photoshop expert but based on the pictures, this is not edited by photoshop. Anyway there is still a doubt of stretching the Toyota Prius, will this affect the entire structure of the car? I will leave this to you to judge about it. The picture below shows a standard version of the Prius which is the best-selling hybrid model in the world, with over a million sold since the model line was launched in 1997. Continue to read more for more pictures of this Limousine version Toyota Prius.

New Lexus LFA Special coming to Tokyo Show

Lexus will launch a Tokyo Motor Show Edition of its LFA supercar at its home motor show in autumn. This edition of the LFA, the second after the Nürburgring special, will sport an unpainted carbon roof and rear spoiler and will cost around €40,000 (US$54,500) more than the “normal” production model.

Coming a little down to earth, Toyota is readying a successor to the Supra coupe of the ‘90s. Although the company has officially denied such a project even exists, the same sources insist that an unsanctioned RWD sports car is currently under development. Toyota, which has abandoned the sports car segment for quite some time to focus on hybrids, is also said to be working on a front-wheel drive performance car that is expected to be a GTI-rivaling version of the CT200h hatchback.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Honda will launch new Honda Civic for European Market

Honda will going to release their new Honda Civic hatchback for the European market next year 2012. The first thing you will notice about the 5-door Civic is of course its exterior styling. While Honda's designers kept the shape of the outgoing model intact, the devil is in the details, and whereas the previous Civic sported a futuristic styling with many creases and edges, its successor is frumpier with a lot more curves.

For the interior, the styling is very similar to the outgoing Civic 5d with a double layered dashboard combining both analogue and digital displays. However to me it is no longer a Honda like suspension where Honda will continue to use torsion beam for the rear suspension instead of using double wishbone and multi-link as what they used for the older Honda Civic.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Honda will launch new 260HP Mugen-Tuned Type R 2.2 Special

Honda decided to phase out the current model with the hardcore version of the limited run Type R Mugen that may be offered to the public. Last year, in collaboration with its in-house tuning division Mugen, Honda built 20 examples of the Civic Type R Mugen that features an uprated 2.0-liter K20 four-cylinder engine producing 240-horsepower.

For this new model, Honda honed it by increasing the capacity of the engine to 2,156 cc so the name of the car- Civic Type R Mugen 2.2. Compared to the standard Type R, both horsepower and torque are up by 30%. In particular, output has been increased to 260-horses and 240 Nm (178 lb-ft) at 6,000 rpm, with Honda claiming that torque has increased across the range. Besides that, Mugen also offer some other special components to the car include a set of more hardcore suspension, uprated brakes and a new bodykit.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Malaysia Automotive News: New Perodua Myvi SE Spotted ver 2

Finally there are more leaked pictures of the Perodua Myvi Xtreme. This new Perodua Myvi Xtreme might be equipped with a new 1.5L engine according to rumor around. Besides that, the Perodua Myvi Xtreme will launch on this coming 16th September. However the specifications of safety and security, accessories would be the same with the Perodua Myvi Elegance. The price might be more expensive compare to the current Lagi Best version.

Anyway, here are some of the pictures without any masking. To me it looks nice for the front view. But I believe it will be better if Perodua fit in a set of 16 inch or 17 inch rim since it might be equipped with a 1.5L engine there will be no worry of under power issue. Enjoy!!!

Monday, September 5, 2011

DIY: Installation of FICD for Better Idling after Aircond ON

Ever experienced engine stall with air-conditioner on when you car slow down? What happen if you are at the moment of turning into a junction and opposite car is coming? I believe that your heart will pounding rapidly. Why this happen? This is because your engine idling is not idle stably. Thus, in order to solve this in a cheap way, FICD is the hope for you.

FICD is a little device that will help you with this problem. The concept is, this device will allow vacuum leak by allowing more air into intake manifold hence engine have enough air and wont stall. Its also stabilize idle and drive will feel a little bit lighter with a/c on. For the one who familiar with valves, FICD is simply a solenoid valve. Continue to read the entire post so that you can have a better understanding on how to DIY by yourself and this may save you up some bucks for the installation fee.

Friday, August 26, 2011

4G13/4G15 1.7L crank shaft stroker kit

Dear readers and 4G13/4G15 owners, here is a great news for you all. I was browser around in which I came across of this crank shaft that claims to able to stroke your 4G13/4G15 to 1700cc. I am not pretty sure how possible for you to get this done by just increase the stroke only to get to 1700cc. However I doubt that you still need to bore your engine block to fit in bigger pistons in order to achieve this. As what I know off, if you have a lot of stroke; your engine pistons might ending up hitting the valves. Other than that, I am not pretty sure how is the reliability and durability of your engine after installing this crank shaft.

Anyway, if you really want to max out your 4G13/4G15 without turbo-ing or supercharging it and wish to stay in NA path; this is the correct piece for you to look for. Anyway, do contact the seller here and get more information from them. If you don't mind, please share out some information and your thought with me. Last but not least, Selamat Hari Raya to all Muslims and happy holidays to all others.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

BMW 1 Series Modification

The 1 Series was launched globally in Autumn 2004 and shares many structural, chassis, powertrain, hardware and electronic elements with the larger 3 Series. The model was started to provide a lower point of entry into the BMW range as the 3 Series moved gradually up-market. The 1 Series coupe (E82) and convertible (E88) went on sale in the United States and Canada in model year 2008 (30 June 2007)[1] as the 128i and the 135i. Other countries received the 120i and 125i in both platforms.

Even though the look of BMW 1 Series is already look nice and sporty but modifying bug does strike the owner of this BMW 1 Series. The owner of this BMW 1 Series modify his BMW 1 Series exterior to something special and unique where the easiest noticed parts are he sprayed the front headlamp and rear lamp with white color and a extremely big spoiler.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

DIY: Repair Perodua Myvi/Viva Brake Caliper Noise

This post is dedicated for those older version of Perodua Myvi and Perodua Viva. As a lot of Myvi and Viva owners always complain that their brake calipers keep giving out annoying noise when driving on an uneven road surface. This does not happen for those newer Perodua Myvi and Perodua Alza. So what is root cause of this entire problem? The actual root cause is because of the loosen caliper pin. This can be easily repair can does not need to change the entire new brake calipers according to certain mechanics.

Over here, I would like to share the Do It Yourself(DIY) repair steps to overcome the problem. This is not my own DIY but instead of someone expert which good and kind enough to share this. With this DIY, I believe you can save up some bucks to send your car to workshop to get the annoying noise away.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Malaysia Automotive News: New Perodua Myvi SE Spotted

Plan to buy a new Perodua Myvi for you to move from point A to point B but does not really like the current design which lack of sporty bodykit. No worry where Perodua has plan to come out a new Perodua Myvi SE based on the latest new Perodua Myvi design.

Currently there is not much information about the engine specification but anyhow the new bodykit for the Perodua Myvi is pretty nice. Will try to upload more information about the engine specification as it is available. 

Sunday, August 21, 2011

DIY: Installation of Apexi Pen Style Turbo Timer

Want to have your car engine to auto shut down after you turn off the key? Then turbo timer is the thing you may install to your car which will count down based on the timer you set and shut down the engine automatically. I know that it is not really useful for a NA engine to install a turbo timer but anyway this does look cool when others see that your car shut down automatically.

Here are some explanation of a turbo timer. A turbo timer is a device designed to keep an automotive engine running for a pre-specified period of time in order to automatically execute the cool-down period required to prevent premature turbo wear and failure. After a period of driving when a turbocharger has been working hard, it is important to let the engine run at idle speed for a period of time, allowing the compressor assembly to cool from the lower gas temperatures in both the exhaust and intake tracts. At the same time the lubricating oil from the engine is able to circulate properly so the turbine won't burn the lubricating oil that would otherwise be trapped within the charger with the turbine rotating at high speed.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Car Info: The Importance of Saving Up for Car Insurance

Before an individual even thinks about buying a vehicle, they should put money aside for their insurance costs. Driving without insurance may save a person’s money on the front end, but it is not a wise decision to make. Driving without coverage can lead to legal and financial setbacks that can ruin a person for life in some cases. Having adequate insurance will cover the costly expenses that most individuals cannot handle.

Auto insurance coverage pays for the medical expenses of an individual if they are involved in an accident. It also covers any passenger in the vehicle who sustains any injuries. Without coverage, the individual would be personally responsible for the cost of all the medical services. This can be expensive and too much financial responsibility for one person to handle. With adequate coverage from a solid insurer, the individual can free his or herself from any financial responsibility if an unfortunate situation should occur.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Project Kancil: Silicone Induction Hose for Mira L502 JB-JL

After a long updates of my Europe trip and now is time for me to plan something for my Kancil. I believe you will sure wonder that why I keep on update/modify my Kancil but not Satria and Celica. And I tell you this is because I prefer to finish up one car and then to the other cars. This will not make my cars like half way modified.

Ok, still scratching my head what should I do for my Kancil before I popped the hood and realized that the induction hose is starting to give up. And this is what I plan to change next, a silicone induction hose from JASMA. Why this brand? First of all, SAMCO is not producing any silicone induction hose for L2/L5. Secondly, I wanted to try out the reliability and durability of JASMA products. Thirdly, price is affordable. You may wonder, why not go for stainless steel piping? Simple reason, I drive this car daily and I have no intention to further up boost or modify it. So silicone hose is more than enough to handle the air flow pressure from the air filter to the turbine. Besides that, stainless steels ain't cheap nowadays. Sigh...

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Europe Trip: Day 8-10 England

England was the final destination for us and was the main purpose for me to visit this Europe trip - my Master convocation. We started our journey from Paris to London by Europe Star. When we reached St.Pancras, we took a train to Leicester where my University located. When we finally settled there, it was around evening. Nothing much for we did for the first day in Leicester but just got our dinner and shop around. Good news for me was, sport shoes over there are pretty cheap; for instant a NIKE basketball shoes just cost you about 30 pounds.

The next day was my convocation and I do not want to talk much about it. Just some ceremony, walked up the stage, took graduation photos, this and that. After done with my convocation, it was time for us to go back to London. Hohoho...

Friday, August 12, 2011

Europe Trip: Day 6-7 France

We reached day 6 and we were in Paris, France. My fiancee was the most excited one because Paris is the birth place of her favorite handbag brand - Louis Vuitton. She just couldn't wait to shop for the LV bags and this was the main purpose of the entire trip for her. Anyway I were amazed by the building over here. Very nice heritage buildings around Paris. When we visited Paris it was on 12 of July which 2 days before the National day of France. But unfortunately, we needed to make a move on the next day which to me this was pretty wasted where we can't really enjoyed the culture and how the French celebrate their national day.

First shopping complex we dropped by was the Galerie Lafayette. Damn crowded and I hated it most because we need to queue up in order to enter the LV, Gucci and Longchamp stores and most important was it was a very long queue which took us more than half an hour just to queue up to enter each of the stores. Anyway, my fiancee was pretty happy that she was able to buy what she wanted while I be the boring guy just waiting there. Sigh...

Monday, August 1, 2011

Europe Trip: Day 5 Belgium

Belgium. We went to Brussels on the 5th day. To be honest nothing much can visit over here. We just visited the Atomium. The Atomium is the monuments built for Expo 58 is still as glamorous today as it was then. It is located just a few meters away is the Mini Europe Park.

Then we headed to the little guy peeing statue. This “little man peeing” is a bronze fountain sculpture which has captivated tourists for decades. Replicas of the Manneken Pis status are now found all over the world.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Europe Trip: Day 4 Netherlands

Visited Netherlands on the following day 4. We did not visit many place as only Amsterdam already got a lot of nice places for us to pay a visit. Had another boat tour at the Amsterdam river and yes this was nicer because of the weather was cooler compare to Germany. Besides that, the nicest place for a guy to visit was the "Red Light Street". As you may know off, prostitution is legal in Netherlands. Thus, for those who wish to make a deal over there no need to worry about the police. And the tour guide told us that the standard price of a deal cost around 50 euro.

Then we visited some other famous MUST visit place in Netherlands which were the Windmill, Clog shoes and Cheese factory. Tested the cheese and it made me can't resisted to buy some cheese and clog shoes. Anyway I know that clog shoes doesn't serve any purpose in our daily life here in Malaysia. In short, I am just wasting my money. The last place we visited was the diamond factory in Netherlands. Why? This is because Netherlands is famous of the diamond-polishing technique.

Europe Trip: Day 3 Germany

Third day of the trip and we were still in Germany. There were 2 activities which were the boat scene and the visiting the Koln. Not pretty sure how much does the boat ticket charge as this was included in the trip itinerary but my comment is this is not very nice when you are having it under a big hot sun.

Then we visited the Koln better known as Cologne in English. Cologne is Germany's fourth-largest city and is located on both sides of the Rhine River. Since we visited Cologne, we definitely never missed the opportunity to visit the Cologne Cathedral. Some history of Cologne Cathedral - Construction of Cologne Cathedral began in 1248 and took, with interruptions, until 1880 to complete. It is 144.5 meters long, 86.5 m wide and its towers are approximately 157 m tall. This is a very nice building and please do pay a visit if you got the chance to visit Cologne.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Europe Trip: Day 2 Switzerland and Germany

As from previous post, the first day of my Europe trip was visiting to Switzerland. So now is time for the day 2 trip. On the way going to Germany, we stopped by to Rhine river to pay a visit there. What I would like to say is the scene over there is very nice and you will never find something like this in Malaysia.

Then we moved to Germany to visit the Black Forest. Never really went down into the forest as the tour guide said that one will get lost if go into the forest. Then we went to visit the cuckoo clock manufacturer and have out knuckle meal over there.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Europe Trip: Day 1 Switzerland

Miss action for almost 3 weeks, now is time for me to update a bit of my blog. Anyway the content of this post and the next few post will not be talking about cars but just some sharing of my Europe trip for the last 2 weeks.

The main purpose for this Europe trip was to attend my Master convocation at University of Leicester in England. After calculated the amount needed for the trip to England did not really had a big different compare to the Europe trip suggested by my colleague, thus at the end I got the package to travel to several countries in Europe.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

DIY: Remove speed cut for Daihatsu Mira L200/L200s

Ok guys, I believe a lot of Daihatsu Mira L200/L200s owner would like to have this done - remove the speed cut for their cars. I came across a pretty nice DIY from the net and I would like to share this information with you guys out there. Actually the process of the modification is pretty straight forward where there is no fancy wiring needed. Continue to read the entire post so that you can have a better understanding on how to DIY by yourself and this may save you up some bucks for the installation fee.