Thursday, March 22, 2018

Toyota 2AR-FE Engine Gasket

Have a opportunity to know that a customer is doing an overhauling on a Toyota 2AR-FE engine, which mainly use on Toyota Camry 2.5 Hybrid in Malaysia market.

It is quite surprise for us to know that he can't find the overhauling parts from local Toyota dealer, and he have to order it directly from Japan.

Since I'm mostly interested on the gasket parts, I'm happy to have the photo he share to us so we can have a look on what gasket content in that overhaul set gasket kit.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Nissan SR16VE and SR20VE Cylinder Head Gasket

SR16VE Cylinder Head Gasket

Basically the Nissan SR16VE and SR20VE engine cylinder head gasket can be said is same design but the different is SR16VE original gasket is using graphite material where else the SR20VE original gasket material is metal.

SR20VE Cylinder Head Gasket

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Toyota 1G-FE Engine Gasket

The Toyota 1G-FE engine code, is possible the only model that using the metal type of cylinder head gasket under the Toyota 1G engine family, unlike those in 1G-EU, 1G-GEU, 1G-GE, 1G-GZEU and 1G-GTEU where their cylinder head gasket is originally in graphite type of material.

The 1G-FE intake manifold side of gasket is also using rubber o-ring type of gasket.

The engine is found in 1998 model of Toyota Altezza and Mark II under GXE10 and GX115 body.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Toyota Altezza SXE10 Top Set Gasket

Toyota Altezza SXE10 which is using the 3S-GE engine, is the 5th generation and final version of the 3S-GE series of engine, it mention at Wikipedia site as below.

In 1998, the fifth and final version of the 3S-GE was released, found only in the Japanese-delivered Altezza RS200. The 'Black Top' as it came to be referred to as, was fitted with a dual VVT-i system that adjusted timing on both intake and exhaust camshafts and came in two different spec levels dependent on which transmission it was coupled to.
Gen 5 uses electronic controlled throttle with cable (semi-drive by wire), so no idle speed controller is required. A returnless fuel rail is also used.
The MT version that came equipped with the J160 6-speed manual transmission featured larger diameter titanium intake valves measuring 35mm, larger exhaust valves measuring 29.5mm also made from titanium, a larger 33mm bucket and a compression ratio of 11.5:1. It made 210 PS (154 kW; 207 hp) at 7,600 rpm and 22.0 kg⋅m (216 N⋅m) at 6,400 rpm.
Compared to the MT version, the 5-speed AT version came equipped with the A650E Tiptronic automatic transmission and had a lower compression ratio of 11.1:1, a less aggressive cam profile, smaller steel-alloy valves and smaller 31mm buckets. This engine made 200 PS (147 kW; 197 hp) at 7,000 rpm and 22.0 kg⋅m (216 N⋅m) at a considerably lower 4,800 rpm. Externally, the AT model can be identified by differences in the wiring loom and the lack of an acoustic blanket on the intake plenum.

It is also found in Toyota Caldina, MR 2, Celica, RAV 4 under ST12#, SW20, ST202, SXA10 and SXA11.

The cylinder head gasket having an extra small hole with the rocker cover gasket having a totally different design when compare to other 3S-GE model,  and the 2pcs of camshaft oil seal is come with 2 different size which is also different from other 3S-GE model of camshaft oil seal, don't know if it is to suit for the dual VVT-i design.

Nissan Fairlady Z, Z33 Rocker Cover gasket

Nissan Fairlady Z, Z33 model have 2 types of engine, one is VQ35DE from years 2002, and another type is VQ35HR engine from year 2006.

For the VQ35DE type of engine, their rocker cover gasket still same with some other VQ series model like Teana J31, Terrano R50, Maxima A33, Elgrand E51, Skyline V35 and Infinity FX S50.

For VQ35HR, the design of the rocker cover gasket is quite special as each rocker cover have one more extra rubber gasket which is not found in any other VQ series of engine.

Their Nissan Part Number aslo not start as 13270- like those other Nissan rocker cover gasket, instead it start with A3270-, the 2 side of rocker cover gasket is A3720-JK20A and A3270-JK20B which the KP Part Number is KE208162 and KE208163 respectively.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Subaru XV Cylinder Head Gasket

The Subaru Boxer engine is already evolve from the EJ series to FA and FB series, the local Malaysia popular Subaru XV is currently using the FB20A engine, and also for the current Subaru Forester selling in Malaysia.

There are other type of engine code like FB20W use in Subaru Impreza, and FB20E use in Subaru Legacy and Levorg.

FA20D engine code for Subaru BRZ, also can be found in Toyota 86, and there are a smaller cc version of FB16A and FB16E engine use in Impreza and Levorg.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Mitsibishi 4N15 Engine Gasket

The latest Mitsubishi Triton in Malaysia, "Triton Athlete" is stated install with an all new 2.4 MIVEC Tuirbo Diesel engine, which the engine code is 4N15 and different from the previous few generation of 4D56.

Mitsubishi 4N series of diesel engine is first introduce with the 4N13 1.8 diesel engine for Mitsubishi ASX diesel, and also 4N14 2.2 diesel engine for Mitsubishi Delica in Japan domestic market, the 4N15 is mainly for Europe market for the Pajero L200 and Montero model.