Sunday, September 28, 2014

Project Kancil: Changing Front Brake Pads for JBJL (L5)

The brake pads were changed when I did my L5 engine conversion and the pads served me well in this 4 years of time. The wear of the pads were terrible and the right pad was already wore till the metal and started to make noise when I stepped on the brake pedal. Fortunately the brake disc is still in good shape even though being tortured by the wore out brake pads for almost a week.

I got them replaced by the new brake pads and the process of changing brake pads ain't troublesome. The tools that you needed were spanner, screw driver and a brake piston reset kit. Let's start the D.I.Y process after the jump.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Project Kancil: Radiator replacement


Sometimes I dream that is it possible to have 25 hours per day instead of 24 hours. This additional 1 hour would possibly allow me to update this blog and reply to all the comments and emails.  So I would like to take this opportunity to apologize to those who comment and mail for late response. 

Previous post I mentioned about rusty stain around the the radiator here, unfortunately what I suspected was correct. As usual needed to source for a replacement and at first I thought to replace it with a full aluminum radiator but what mostly in the market were for manual transmission. Thus gave up and straight away gave my dad a.k.a "my personal runner" to source for me in Ipoh. While waiting for my dad good news, I had to use epoxy to temporary fill up the leaking spot. Luckily without much afford he was able to get me a used aluminum unit with only RM150.