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.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Toyota 1GD-FTV and 2GD-FTV Gasket

The new Toyota Hilux in Malaysia market which come with 2.4l and 2.8l variant of engine is under Toyota engine code 1GD-FTV and 2GD-FTV, although it is under different engine code, their engine gasket kit is basically interchangeable, for other country, it may also having in Toyota Innova, Forturner and also Landcruiser model.

The cylinder head gasket also have few thickness of choice, which having mark -A0, B0, C0, D0 and E0 at the end of their OEM part number with -A0 is thinnest ans -E0 is thickest, and the type of thickness can be seen on the cylinder head gasket, with how many holes mark the gasket is in which thickness.

The rocker cover gasket also have a bit special design from previous Toyota model, it have some small pieces of rubber parts other than the main rocker cover gasket.

Normally, it is known that Toyota genuine parts gasket kit set is come without the cylinder head gasket for most of their diesel engine model that using metal cylinder head gasket, but for this 1GD-FTV and 2GD-FTV gasket kit, we found that the cylinder head gasket is include in the set but valve stem seal is excluded in the set.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Nissa R06A Engine

The engine code of R06A, which I think should be a Nissan engine code for their Nissan Kei car model, is one of the mystery engine for me who stay in Malaysia.

Using in Nissan NV100 Clipper Rio model, the R06A engine code can be also found in some of the Suzuki model like Alto, Every Wagon, Spacia, Lapin and Hustler.

But in the latest issue of Japanese Motor Vehicles Guidebook, interestingly to found some Mazda and Mitsubishi small car model also using R06A engine.

Mazda having model like Scrum Wagon, Flair Wagon, Flair Crossover and Carol, as for Mitsubishi having their Town Box model with this engine. And there are a number of mini truck model using this engine as well.

Will I meet this engine in Malaysia market someday?