Sunday, July 27, 2014

DIY: Manual Boost Controller Installation

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.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Project Kancil: Faulty Alternator

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.