Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Kancil L2 Turbo Exhaust Manifold Gasket
Malaysia had a lot of Kancil owner had modify their normal 6 valves engine to 12 valves turbo engine which they like to call it L2 turbo engine.
Although there are a lot of this L2 engine in Malayasia (The correct way to call this engine type should be Daihatsu EF-EL engine), it is quite difficult to get the quality engine gasket for this type of engine as most of the part are found in Japan, others which made locally are far away to be consider as a correct parts to be use in this engine.
In this article, we first introduce the diffrence between the local made and the original parts for exhaust manifold gasket on this engine.
In the photo, you can see the local made gasket is only using the normal abestos gasket sheet, which is doubt in sustaining the pressure and temperature that produce from this engine. And just look at the original parts, beside it is made by the high quality stainless steel, at each important hole there are bound with extra steel ring to made it more durable.
Of course, the price for this quality gasket easily cost about RM70 per piece which made the local product which may cost only between RM10 to RM20 still sellable as it may more affordalble for the car owner, but the effect to the engine may cost them more maintenance in the future if the wrong parts is use.