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.