Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Project Kancil: Another Engine Transplant - Update 3

I managed to get my car back from P44 Autoworks last Thursday (30th June). Well, what I can say over here is P44 Autoworks done another round of good job yet again. Never expected that Gar and the rest managed to settle all the installation within a week plus. Do remember that it is in the fasting month and their shop full of customers' cars pending for service/engine transplant before Raya.

Tested my Kancil for few days and it runs smoothly. Electric power steering works perfectly and the rev meter works as expected. Nothing much I can complain about but just feel that the exterior paint job and the wheel are totally not match with the beautiful engine bay paint job.

Project Kancil: Another Engine Transplant - Update 2

Another update about my Kancil progress. Nothing much I would like to tell here but just to share the engine start up video with my readers here.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Project Kancil: Another Engine Transplant - Update 1

Wow... very impressive and I never thought that it is done until this stage. Initially when I visit P44 Autoworks, Gar already told me that due to Raya/Puasa festival and there are a lot of cars waiting for service and engine transplant before Raya, there will be slightly delay for the car delivery. It is not a problem for me as I do not want to give extra stress to Gar and the rest. 

However, he updated the progress in his FB and instagram whereby the problematic engine was already out from the engine bay and what you see next is really impressive. 

Project Kancil: Another Engine Transplant

Last weekend on 26 June 2016, finally I sent my Kancil to Gar- P44 Autoworks. After long discussion about what I want and the current issues:- EPS not working, drive shaft not in good condition and so on, Gar suggested me to get another halfcut (L6) since I can get a working EPS and also can sell off those unwanted parts to offset the halfcut price. 

After some thought, I took his advice and my daily drive need another engine transplant again. I opted not to drive from Bayan Lepas to Permatang Pauh which is around 30-40km away because of I worry about the engine will failed me on the way there. Thus, Gar sent his flatbed tow truck to my apartment and what I did just to wave bye bye to my Kancil. The fare is pretty reasonable which cost me around RM180. If you need this service please contact Gar for more detail information. :)

Project Celica: Accident

Is my Celica turn now, as you may know from previous post; my Kancil turbo "kong" causing engine failure or vice versa. So the only transport I have is my Celica. Drove it for a month already because the incident happen. Unfortunately until one evening which I planned to send my car to have a car wash and accident happen...

Yup... my car got rear ended and thus I front ended the car in front of me. Well, very lucky that my rear bumper is from PU material. The only damaged was the scratches on the rear bumper and a small dent on the rear bonnet. However my front end did not survived the crash, which lead to front bumper crack.  

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Project Kancil: Heart Failure

It's been a while I updated my blog here. Well, May 2016 is not the month for me. Nothing worst than that ever. Firstly, my Kancil turbo "kong" can causing a lot of issue to the car. Secondly, I met an accident while driving my Celica. 

Since this post is for my Kancil, I will talk about what happen to my Kancil and leave my Celica's issue in the next coming post. At first, there was a sign showing the engine started to lack of power. Unfortunately I never took any action to fix it or find the actual root cause of it. Thing started to get worse until one day the engine surged and the turbine totally gave way. 

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Project Kancil: L5 Air Con Controller Issue

During the time I serviced the air condition, I noticed that the air condition controller did not function properly. I managed to find another controller to replace the damage issue but it took me a while to get it and the I bought for RM60. 

Although it is not that expensive but get my hand on one replacement is tough enough for me. So I try to post here to ask around whether there is any replacement for the air condition fan speed module. You may take a look at the video on how the controller behave now. And please contact me if you have the particular module for sale. I would like to replace it and make it as spare.

Monday, March 14, 2016

2017 Toyota Celica release date, specs, review

Lately we can hear a lot of rumors from Toyota about future models. Beside FT-1, that was officially presented, there are some speculations about resurrection of old legendary models – Toyota Celica and Toyota Supra. The 2017 Toyota Celica is still in concept stadium and its design will be based on Toyota 86 model. The Celica has a long tradition and a lot of fans all around the world. There are no official statements, but based on available information around the internet and presuppositions we can recapitulate some details about next Toyota Celica 2017. 

The exterior of the 2017 Toyota Celica will be completely redesigned and it will be based on Toyota 86 model. On the front it will have new bumper with integrated foglights. It will be surrounded with HID reflector-beam headlights, with standard LED daytime running lights and automatic high beam. The new hood will come with air-intake that enables better breathing to engine. On the rear it will have LED taillights and large spoiler. Using lightweight materials, the 2017 Celica will be lighter which will promise better performance, smooth handling and better fuel economy. Inside the cabin it will come with some aluminum and chrome details. Soft-touch materials with leather details will give special refine look. Heated and powered sport seats will raise comfort on other level. It will come with some technological improvements like Infotainment system with satellite navigation and large touchscreen display, Bluetooth connectivity, audio system with six speakers. 

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Project Kancil: How to Improve Air Con Cooling System

Well, everyone knows that the main problem of a Perodua Kancil is the cooling system which is not able to satisfy almost everybody who owns a Perodua Kancil. This does happen to me as an owner of a Perodua Kancil with a L5 engine converted.

Many say that changing to a L5 dashboard may help a little compare to using a Perodua Kancil due to the air con vents are placed way farther compare to L5 dashboard. However some may concluded that it is not helping enough. Let's agree to disagree on this topic.