Saturday, January 14, 2017

Internal Combustion Engine Fight Back?




Despite its major push into electric cars, Mercedes-Benz is spending billions on developing new, more efficient internal combustion engines. The next-generation engines will start making their way into the automaker’s lineup here in the United States from 2017, with the first recipient to be an updated S-Class.

The new engines are based on a modular design where each cylinder has a 0.5-liter displacement. There will be 4-, 6- and 8-cylinder units in this modular family. Crucially, the 6-cylinder engines will feature an inline configuration.
“More powerful, more economical and cleaner—the new modular family of engines from Mercedes-Benz offers the right powertrain for every vehicle,” R&D boss Thomas Weber said in a statement.
The improvements aren’t from traditional means such as reduced friction, cylinder deactivation and more precise fuel injection. Rather, they’ve come from some pretty advanced technologies, as far as internal combustion engines are concerned. The list includes electric compressors, integrated starter-generators, 48-volt electrical systems, and gasoline particulate filters.
4-cylinder engines
We’ve already had a look at Mercedes’ next-generation 4-cylinder engines, which feature a 2.0-liter displacement and conventional inline-4 design. They’ve already started appearing in some diesel models overseas. They are lighter and more compact to predecessor units, thanks mostly to aluminum construction.
They also get a 48-volt belt-driven starter generator (RSG) that replaces the traditional start motor and generator (commonly referred to as an alternator). The more powerful setup compared to a conventional starter motor makes the engine start more smoothly, which is important for start-start applications. The RSG can also aid the engine during high-load situations and can recapture engine more efficiently. It also enables coasting with the engine switched off.
The new inline-4 engines are capable of delivering approximately 134 horsepower per liter of displacement, meaning a potential peak output of around 268 hp.
6-cylinder engines
As mentioned earlier, the 6-cylinder engines adopt an inline-6 configuration, with a 3.0-liter displacement. They also benefit from electric compressors and an integrated starter generator (ISG). Audi was the first with an electric compressor, launching the technology in 2016 in the SQ7 TDI. Electric compressors, as the name suggests, relies on an electric motor to spin a compressor wheel and help supply boost pressure for turbocharged engines at low rpm. The electric compressor accelerates to 70,000 rpm within 300 milliseconds, ensuring an extremely spontaneous reaction from the engine. The result is strong engine response with no turbo lag.    
The ISG is similar to the RSG but even more powerful. Instead of a standard starter and generator, the ISG replaces these with a single, powerful starter generator sandwiched between the engine and transmission. The starter generator can now assist the internal combustion engine, for example when moving off the line or under high-load situations, and under braking it can recover energy. This recovered energy can be used not only for aiding acceleration but also to power ancillary features such as the air conditioner, engine cooling systems, and in-car entertainment systems.
Mercedes says the ISG can add a 20 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque boost during high-load situations. The automaker boasts that the overall result is a 6-cylinder that offers the performance of an 8-cylinder. No numbers have been confirmed but Mercedes says to expect over 408 hp and 368 lb-ft.
8-cylinder engines
Mercedes’ new 8-cylinder engines are essentially tamer versions of the familiar twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 developed by Mercedes-AMG. The engines replace Mercedes’ existing 4.7-liter V-8s and should deliver over 476 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque for cars with "550" trim.
The key improvements here are lower displacement and cylinder deactivation. The latter relies on the interplay between engine control and actuators on the cylinder head, with the engine able to “switch off” four cylinders during low load situations by leaving the intake and exhaust valves (for cylinders 2, 3, 5 and 8) in a closed position. At the same time, the fuel supply and ignition are deactivated, so that no unburned mixture is left in the deactivated combustion chamber.
As mentioned, the next-generation engines, at least for the U.S. market, will appear in an updated S-Class.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Suzuki LJ50 Full Set Gasket

Another old stock in store found during doing a little bit of stock checking, this Suzuki model of gasket, when check in the catalog, it show engine code of LJ50 and LJ55 which dated to year 1972, this 3 cylinder 539cc engine is using on the old Suzuki Jimmy 550 and Carry 550.

The range of model include LJ50V, SJ10, ST10, ST11, ST10VB, ST10VF, ST20, ST20VB, ST20K, ST20V, ST30, ST30VB, ST30K and ST30V.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Toyota 1TR-FE and 2TR-FE Water Outlet Gasket

















The Toyota 1TR-FE engine which mostly found in Toyota Inova market, and for 2TR-FE engine is mostly found in Toyota Forturner, some Toyota Hiace also using this engine.

There are one piece of gasket found in between the thermostat and the water outlet which some call it as thermostat housing, this piece of gasket some call it as water outlet gasket, engine coolant outlet gasket or some just call it as thermostat gasket, at the Toyota Genuine part label, it show "Gasket, Water Inlet" on it.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Toyota 7M Cylinder Head Gasket

Toyota 7M Cylinder Head Gasket 11115-42020









Recently received inquiry for a Toyota 7M engine cylinder head gasket, this model is consider old and unpopular in Malaysia market, it is one of our stop ordering list for old model gasket, as we ourselves already don't have any stock for this item, it will need to source from any left over in the market, normally when it come to this point, the price for this kind of gasket will be costly.

According to catalog, 7M-GTEU engine is use in Toyota Soarer M22 3.0 from 1986~ and 7M-GE for Toyota Crown MS135 and MS137 from 1987~.

Photo is uploaded from http://www.supras.org.nz/techinfo/bhg.htm and this is use on Toyota Supra Mark III.
Toyota 7M Engine Block

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Mazda 6 Rocker Cover Seal


















Mazda 6 under the L5 engine, which the rocker cover gasket part number under L501-10-230 or LF02-10-230 (KP Part Number KE30894) which can be seen the rocker cover as above photo.


















For this rocker cover, exclude the rocker cover gasket of KE30894, we can see there are 1pc of seal in a hole of this rocker cover, which most probably is the oil cap hole and seal the area from leaking.


















It seem this seal is not inside the content of the Mazda 6 L5 engine gasket kit, and may be is servicing separately upon request, this engine may be use in some of the Ford model like Mondeo, which we actually found the seal part number under Ford numbering system, the Mazda part number checking is in progress.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Toyota Supra 2JZ-GTE Gasket



































Toyota 2JZ-GTE engine gasket, for model such as Supra. Lexus GS300, Aristo and Crown with model code of JZS14# and JZA80.