Friday, February 26, 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010
10 best cars: Consumer Reports
The influential magazine name the cars, trucks and SUVs it rates highest in popular categories.
Parent company Toyota has been taking its lumps lately, but the carmaket and its luxury division Lexus still makes some very good vehicles. Case in point: the Lexus LS full-size luxury sedan scores a near-flawless 99 on Consumer Reports 100-point scale.
Toyota's recall mess has caused some problem though. Toyota would have had four cars in this Top 10 list instead of just two. Two vehicles -- the Rav4 and Highlander SUVs -- have had their recommendations suspended as a result of recalls that resulted in "stop sales" orders by the carmarker.
by Peter Valdes-Dapena, senior writer, source: http:/money.cnn.com/galleries/2010/autos/1002/gallery.consumer_reports_top_picks/index.html
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Friday, February 5, 2010
From the Japan wellknown comic "Initial D" which the character is driving the Toyota AE86 type of vehicle, many start to modified to this type of engine which they also call it Levin 16 valve.
This Toyota A type of engine is evolving to 20 valve type which they call Levin 20 Valves.
From the original 4A-GE type of engine, which their cylinder head gasket material is Graphite type cover with the metal shim (shown at the bottom of the attached photo), now 7A type of engine is come with metal type of gasket (shown at the top of the attached photo). Original with 0.4mm thickness which currently come with 1.5mm thickness as well.