Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Hyundai Unique New Concept Car: I-ONIQ

Hyundai has unveiled its latest European concept car, named i-oniq, at 2012 Geneva Motor Show, showcasing new technology and design which present an impression of the company's future thinking.

The 4.4 metre long i-oniq is an electric sports hatchback with a range-extending petrol engine. Intended to convey the latest thinking from Hyundai's designers and engineers, the i-oniq evolves the Company's fluidic sculpture form language and represents bold "New Possibilities" with its futuristic powertrain.

The i-oniq concept car, designed and developed at Hyundai's European R&D centre in Germany, is an evolution of the company's signature design language, fluidic sculpture.

Hyundai's designers chose dynamic propotions to create i-oniq's aesthetic and functional body shape. Its design combines gentle feature lines and muscular surface treatment, conveying premium and atheletic qualities evident in both the exterior and interior of the car.

Mr. Thomas Burkle, Chief Designer at the Hyundai Motor Europe technical Centre, commented, "Two arched curves are the key themebehind i-oniq, creating a strong and playful contrast between sharp character lines and soft but muscular features. The profile lines of the fron fender run from front to back, emphasising i-oniq's coupe appearance, while offering maximum visibility to occupants."

Further design elements, such as the 'penthouse roof" and LED headlights, emphasise the advanced technology encased with i-oniq.

Fittingly for a sporty hatchback, the cabin layout is driver-oriented, with the dashboard and centre-console geometry based around the driver. The user interface components reflect contemporary and future consumer electronics technology such as movement control mounted on the steering wheel, floating instrument cluster with multi-layered projection, and a large background displayfor navigation, entertainment and other information.

The rear cabin area has been designed as a 'cosy lounge area' to ensure maximum occupant comfort, creating a positive contrast to the sports-orientated front area. Use of luxurious interior materials, as well as futuristic interface components, further expresses the evolution of fluidic sculpture within the car.

The i-oniq is powered by an innovative 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder petrol engine generating a maximum of 45 kW (61 ps). This unit is mated to an 80 kW (109 ps) lithium-ion electric motor which is powered by a 55 kW generator, via a single ratio gearbox. In electric-only mode, i-oniq can travel 120km (74 miles) and up to 700km (435 miles) with the assistance of the petrol engine, emitting only 45 g/km of CO2 emissions. The concept can reach top speed of 145 km/h.

Source: Hyundai Times (Hyundai Malaysia Newsletter Vol 2. No.2)

Friday, October 26, 2012

Nissan CVT Transmission Gear Box - how it's maintenance?

Just curious, wanted some answer from those really know this.

One of my friend is Nissan Teana owner, he proudly tell me that the new Nissan Transmission Gear Box technologies is in a close system, the gear box lubricant oil is content inside the box itself and not like those old system where it circular around for cooling purpose, of course they have their new cooling technologies for their gear box.

For instance, it seem the gear oil can't be change in normal workshop which I don't know if it is only changeable in Nissan Authorized Service Centre which they might have a special tool to do it.

And I heard from another friend which have the problem on the gear box, which the technical person tell him that this kind of gear box is unable to dismantle and do overhauling like those old type, and for his problem it is advice to change a new one, which I heard the quoted price for a new gear box is about RM50k.

But actually I'm suspecting it is not so true on their comment on how not maintenance friendly on this kind of gear box, may be it is just too new at the moment which they still don't know how about to deal with it, let see if anyone can provide a better fact on this question.

MiNi PC For Android OS

I'm not the one who like to chasing for the new IT gadget product, but I feel that I'm follow and get update for the latest IT gadget news well enough, I may not owning the gadget but at least I will know the gadget is exist and how is it function.

Anyway, today when I went to my mother in law house, I saw a little box printed "MiNi PC For Android OS" on it which is own by my sister in law, scratching my head for a while on this product but after a quick demo from my sister in law and I feel it is quite simple to understand.

Inside the box, actually it have a gadget that's looks like a slightly bigger pendrive, actually that is what they so call the mini PC which the Android processor install in it (It is equipped with a single-core 1.5GHz AllWinner A10 processor, supported by 512MB of memory according info from my Google search).

As such, plug this into your TV which have the HDMI socket, your TV become a big Android Tablet, it just function like all the normal Android Tablet except you need a mouse to control the cursor, hmmm.... if there are a big touch screen TV is it we can throw the mouse away? But normally we won't want to touch our TV with our finger too frequently.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

James Bond 007 Cars

The latest James Bond series movie, Skyfall will be on screen son in Malaysia, the car using in the movie always is the catching unofficial star, how familiar do you know about the 007 cars, beside their famous Aston Martin.
Found this link showing all the model of car using in the 007 series movie, enjoy reading.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Panamera oh Panamera!

If you are alert on any news happening in Malaysia, you should noted one of the news headline on 12th October 2012 which a men drove away a RM900,000.00 Porsche Panamera from the show room like nobody business.

Related news can be seen in http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2012/10/12/nation/12163181&sec=nation , I'm just curious how a person can think that they can just drive away the car without getting caught by police someday later.


There are more related stories in http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2012/10/22/nation/20121022145106&sec=nation which cops succesful to recover the car.

Anyway, do you ever think that the Porsche Panamera also have a Taxi look?

Friday, October 19, 2012

Nissan LEAF Promo Video

It had been going to be 2 years already since I first post about Nissan LEAF on 25th October 2010, (please find the link at http://kp-gasket.blogspot.com/2010/10/nissan-leaf-for-zero-emission.html )

And it only bring in to Malaysia as pilot programme by Tan Chong group and being exhibit in One Utama shopping mall during month of July 2012 if I'm not mistaken. And the info from the promoter, this may be only launch in Malaysia market in 2 more years, wow, than it will be 4 years pass from what I have the first post on it.

Of course we can't blame them for the slow launching as they will be a lot of backup infrastructure need to be ready first before it can be start selling, you of course don't want your car is out of battery and can't find any charging station for it isn't it?

But it is not about I want to share any technical specification on it in this post, I found this video in Nissan Malaysia official website and like to share it with you.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Daithatsu Atrai EF-SE Cylinder Head Gasket

Daihatsu 3 cylinders engine cylinder head gasket may looks alike when you compare with their starting alphabet on their engine code, like those in ED-series, EJ-series. But for EF-series it seem we can notice their differences very clearly.

Look at the photo, this Daihatsu EF-SE engine cylinder head gasket may looks wierd if you have been touching all the ED, EJ engine cylinder head gasket, let see where are this model actually applied on in Japan domestic market.

Some model can be found on EF-SE engine driven are Mira 660 L700S, Opti 660 L800S, Move 660 L900S, Hijet and Atrai 660 S200C.

Monday, October 15, 2012


Haha, just because Honda got CRZ, Subaru got BRZ, curiuos on why is they use quite a similar short name and actually what they stand for.

Ok, I just got it, simple google search found that CR-Z actually stand for  ‘Compact Renaissance Zero’, details on it just click on the wiki link below,


Toyota 86 is the model that lead me to the BRZ info, which Toyota and Subaru jointly manufacture the concept model of FT-86.

So what is BRZ stand for?  Since Subaru always famous with its boxer engine technologies, BRZ actually stand for Boxer engine, Rear-wheel drive and Z being the ultimate letter. Actually in some article also put the letter "Z" stand for Zenith.
When searching info for Subaru BRZ, I found one more related model for Subaru BRZ, which is Scion FR-S, I'm not very familliar with this model but you may browse the article at below link,

The only thing that I want to write here is what the FR-S stand for. FR-S actually is stand for Front-engine, Rear-drive, Sport.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Oh! Yes, this is free for you!

In the midst of tidy up the store condition, and found this rocker cover gasket left at one corner for quite a period, this rocker cover gasket which carry OE part number as MD020715, which use on Mitsubishi 4G51, G52B, G53B and some G54B engine.

Model such as Astron 1.8, Galant Coupe 2.0, Celeste 2.0, Plymouth Arrow 2.0, Dodge Colt 2.0, Sigma 2.0 and those 2,555cc for G54B engine.

So why is it left over in my store room? Actually Malaysia market not carry this model originally, Malaysia model of Pajero Petrol 2.6 G54B engine is using the MD024682 type of rocker cover gasket, as such, this item is not relevant in Malaysia.

Initially I'm thinking of to throw it away to clear up my store space a bit, but I think it is rather wasting of resources and not so environment friendly either.

So I decided to give out this rocker cover gasket for free for those who really need it, I'm not sure in Malaysia really don't have this type of model or not? If it does really exist, just come and get it from me free of charge. Of course for those who need me to post it, you have to pay the postage charge by yourself.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Largest Paticipation in a Table Tennis Competition

On the 6th October 2012, together with my friends we going to SJK (C) Choong Wen located at Jalan Klang Lama to participate a table tennis team competition, it is a yearly event organized by the Choong Wen Old Boys Association except there are a year or two skipping due to the school having a renovation.

This year the is their 22nd edition of event, with 44 teams participate in Team Open event and about 30 teams participate in under 13 category.

For my surprise, this year the organizer had make a application through The Malaysia Book of Records, during the open ceremony of the competition, the certificate is present to organizer for their achievement, as one of the participant in this competition, I'm proud to be part of this record.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

So, do you know Mitsubishi 4G19 Engine?

Hmmm.... the question is mainly point to Malaysia market, as the popular of one engine model is vary from one country from another country.

Mitsubishi 4G18 is so common in Malaysia that is because of the earlier Proton Waja 1.6 is using this engine, but the 4G19 MIVEC engine is just the product bring in by the used parts industry player.

This engine is originally found in the Mitsubishi Colt 2002, this is a 4 cylinder DOHC 16 valve, 1,343cc displacement engine.

This is a new Colt with a MIVEC engine that exhausts environmentally friendly low emissions and meets the 2010 fuel efficiency targets. It also mounts a fuel-efficient INVECS-III CVT that realizes a smooth running that absorbs shock of speed change.

It also adopts women-friendly devices such as UV Heat Shields for a Front Windshield, a deodorizing clean air filter, and an accessory box. Mitsubishi Motors is proud of the Colt safety technologies such as a RISE body that was enhanced the crash safety, a newly developed straight frame platform, and six air bags.

The new Colt has a new impressive look equipped with a front grill featuring 3 congruent rhombi, an emotional bodyline, a dashboard panel with less separate lines, a user-friendly switch panel.