Friday, November 30, 2012

How about this? Renault 3 cylinder turbo TCE 90 engine.

Because of the Perodua range of vehicle, there are quite a number of driver like to play on 3 cylinder turbo engine modified on their vehicle, and how about you think on this Renault new Energy TCE 90 engine?

The Energy TCe 90 engine is the first three-cylinder turbo petrol engine developed by Renault. It boasts the best driving enjoyment/fuel economy equation on the market and its user cost is reduced. The Energy TCe 90 will be launched in the future Clio and will gradually replace the current TCe 100, without sacrificing driving pleasure despite its 25 per cent reduction in cubic capacity. 

Renault's first three-cylinder turbo engine 

First three-cylinder engine by Renault, the Energy TCe 90 is the product of a brand-new Renault design. This 899cc turbo petrol engine is all-aluminium. 

Featuring a very low inertia turbo (the lowest on the market) combined with Variable Valve Timing (VVT), the Energy TCe 90 boasts the best driving enjoyment/fuel economy equation on the market.

The new engine develops 90hp at 5,000rpm and torque of 135Nm available across a broad rev-band, guaranteeing all the driving enjoyment of a 1.4-litre naturally aspirated engine. With 90 per cent of torque available from 1,650rpm, it delivers smooth response from low engine speeds. Driving is smoother with less frequent gear-changes in built-up areas. Peak torque of the sprightly, free-revving Energy TCe 90 is 5,500rpm. 

The Energy TCe 90 delivers the market’s fastest airflow ‘tumble’ effect inside the cylinders. Combustion is virtually instantaneous and takes full advantage of the downsizing to three cylinders:

- downsizing is a technique which involves reducing the cubic capacity of an engine in order to reduce fuel consumption, while maintaining performance thanks to turbocharging. The resulting saving in fuel consumption is estimated to be five per cent ;

- removing a cylinder reduces friction by 20 per cent compared with a four-cylinder engine architecture of the same cubic capacity, leading to a four per cent saving in fuel consumption ; 

- the three-cylinder pulse, combined with a longer exhaust phase, is twice as powerful as that of an equivalent four-cylinder engine. This natural turbocharging means that less demand is made of the turbo which is in turn more efficient, directly benefiting fuel consumption. 

The Energy TCe 90 will be launched in the future Clio and will gradually replace the current TCe 100, without sacrificing driving pleasure despite its 25 per cent reduction in cubic capacity.

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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Suddenly fall in love with Sa DingDing voice

Actually first known the name of Sa DingDing (萨顶顶) few years back when my wife recommended to her music to me, that time not take it too seriously, until 2 movies theme song which sung by her caught my ears and from that time on I know that I already fall in love with her voices.

Thanks to this 2 movies Reign of Assassins (剑雨) and 14 Blades (锦衣卫) that let me not miss this great voice of the world.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

World Engine Databook 2012-2013 finally release.

So the book is finally finish printed and will going to release soon.

World Engine Databook2012-2013


世界の自動車メーカーの全てのエンジンの技術を掲載した、自動車エンジンの辞書的存在の最新版が登場! 2011年秋に発売された「ワールド・エンジン・データブック」がリニューアル! 2012年に新しく登場したエンジンの情報を加えた最新版。 日本、米国、欧州、韓国――――世界の自動車メーカーの全てのエンジンの技術を、 図版&スペックとともに解説した、自動車エンジンの辞書的存在です。
World Engine Databook 2012 to 2013
Fiat Group
GM Group
Jaguar-Land Rover

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Isuzu Trooper V6 Intake Manifold Gasket

Isuzu Trooper V6 model, which have 6VD1, 6VD2 and 6VE1 engine on their range, found a very special piece of gasket that didn't found in their Top Set or Full Set gasket kit.

As a V6 engine, it is normal that we found 2 pieces of intake manifold gasket in the gasket kit set, and some have a surger gasket in it. The upper photo is the intake side for this Trooper V6 engine, and we can't found this pieces of gasket in the gasket kit set.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Samsung Galaxy Camera

You may very familiar about all the Samsung Galaxy series of smartphone, but do you heard about Samsung Galaxy Camera? Indeed you can call it Smartcamera, which it claim to be a smartest camera ever by Samsung.

I'm not to introduce how fancy this camera are as you may find it in their official website of but just for those who want the first hand experience with this camera, their official launch in Malaysia will be on the 28th November 2012, and the details as below,

Date: 28 November 2012 (Wednesday)
Time: 3.30pm to 8.00pm
Venue: Ciao Ristorante, Jalan Kampung Pandan

Although I wish to attend on this launching event, I may can't make it mainly due to work that need to be done, anyway I hope you guys can enjoy yourself in the event.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Honda Beat Turbo?

Just checking some info on the Honda latest 3 cylinder engine, which I think it is so unpopular in Malaysia, it should be consist of E05A, E07A, E07Z and ECA, which E07Z have a Turbo version.

This engine mainly on the Honda mini car lines-up model, such as Honda Beat, Vamos, Insight ZE1, Today and Life.

With the E07Z Turbo specification which can  generate 47kW (64PS) and maximum output of 6,000 rpm, and maximum torque of 93N.m (9.5kgf.m) / 3,700 rpm, this SOHC 656cc engine looks like quite suitable for Daihatsu K-Car as well.

Oh, by the way, the above is just a photo of Honda OSM Concept car which is nothing to do with the topic of this post, just upload it for its stylish look.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

World Engine Databook 2012 - 2013

This year I just received the World Engine Databook 2011-2012 courtesy from my Japan principal, and now I found that the 2012-2013 version is in the midst of preparation to be publishing soon, found this draft design of the World Engine Databook 2012 - 2013 cover in Facebook MotorFanillustrated page.

12月1日発売の[World Engine Databook 2012-2013]の表紙の色校が届きました。下に貼ってあるオレンジ色のチップ。これ、「特色」の見本なんです。つまり表紙は、通常のCMYKの4色にプラスして、このDICの160番のインキを使う5色印刷になるというわけです。

Nissan March K11 Engine Gasket

Suddenly can't stop posting on all this small car. The first Nissan March that made it debut in Malaysia market is the K10 model with MA10 engine, since than it seem no more new Nissan March model until the recent year of K12 model with CR12DE engine.

But actually around year of 1992 to 1998 onwards, there are one Nissan March K11 model in the market, but this K11 model with CG10DE and CG13DE engine looks like not entering to the Malaysia market officially.

But it is not suprising that still have owner looking for the engine gasket, not sure if it is a half cut that imported into Malaysia or it is from Singapore, when look into the info further, the rocker cover gasket, which attached with 2 moon seals, seem also have 2 types of design, one is with the screw holes (All counted have 10) and one is without hole.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Can consider 2012 Mitsubishi Mirage a K-Car?

2012 Mitsubishi Mirage is finally launched in Malaysia, at a glance, it may be seem like those Daihatsu K-Car looking, but actually it is define as B-segment five-seater hatchback, a B-segment category is putting it as same segment as the newly launched Nissan Almera as well but of course Almera is not in hatchback category.

With this new Mirage is more stress on environmental credentials, the 1.2-litre three-cylinder MIVEC engine, capable of generating 78 HP at 6000 rpm and 100 Nm at 4000 rpm, returns up to 21 km/litre in fuel economy, while emitting just 120 grams/km in carbon dioxide.

So with this clean drive come first concept, is this 3A92 engine suitable for a turbo bolt on modification? I believe there are K-Car fans may want to give it a try.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Suzuki R06A Engine

When I can see the local Suzuki K-Car fan may starting to switch from the F6A engine to K6A engine, Suzuki already come out with R06A engine on their Suzuki Alto Eco, which claim it is Japan top fuel-efficient car excluding hybrid vehicles, with best mileage of 30.2 km (18.8 miles) per liter (JC08 mode).

To achieve this fuel economy,They replace K-series engine with new R06A engine( lightweight and compact, lighter frame) which revise various parts of engine and CVT transmission to more friction resistance subjected to reduction (the pattern of the coating of the piston, piston ring such as changing the surface treatment, which incorporates new technology to reduce friction), that improve fuel efficiency across the system.

Beside it use on Suzuki Alto Eco, it is known that Nissan Moco 2013 model will using this engine as well, and with the relation between Nissan and Renault, they might get one Renault model have this engine install.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Daihatsu EF-RL Head Set Gasket

Finally I'm decided to upload the photo on this Daihatsu Move EF-RL head set gasket in this blog, initially I feel that the gasket content on EF-RL engine is quite similar to one Perodua Kelisa or Kenari EJ-DE engine, those items that you may need to change in between this 2 model is Cylinder Head Gasket, Rocker Cover Gasket and Intake Manifold Gasket.

But it seem I had little under estimate the content in EF-RL gasket set, when I look at it, the inclusion of many loose item gasket and o-ring, made it become one of the most items pack in gasket set for the Daihatsu K-Car engine, even JB-JL and JB-DET don't have such a amount of items in their gasket set.

The extra gasket piece that caught my eye is the turbo outlet gasket and the throttle body gasket, quite interesting to found throttle body gasket in EF-RL engine which I never seen in other EJ or EF series engine gasket set.

Subaru Forester 2.5 Turbo Gasket Set

Before that I'm already headache with all kind of patterns changes on Subaru EJ20 engine gasket, still learning, sometime in a hard way, may be will end up stocking all the unpopular model gasket in my store.

Still puzzling in EJ20, already need to look at some of the EJ25 model, Google search may easily found those gasket photo, one of them that I like most is the above Subaru EJ255 engine gasket kit set, which is use on Subaru Forester 2.5 Turbo.

This is just a start on the EJ25 journey, as same with EJ20, EJ25 also content various model that will change in pattern on their gasket which include EJ25D, EJ25DZ, EJ253, EJ254 and EJ255.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Toyota 5VZ-FE Rocker Cover Gasket

Not a very popular model in Malaysia, hmmm.... may be should be "West" Malaysia, I think may be East Malaysia of Sabah and Sarawak may have more model of this Toyota 5VZ-FE model.

Mostly known as Toyota 4 Runner, there are also Landcruiser Prado, Tacoma, Tundra with the range of mdel of VZN150, 160, 170, 180, 195, VCK30, 40 and VZJ9#

On the rocker cover gasket side, it is inter-changeable with 3VZ-FE for VCV10 and VCV15 model which is Toyota Lexus ES 300 and Windom 3000, it is also inter-changeable with 4VZ-FE for VCV32 and VCV33 model on the Camry 2500.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

An EJ208 Engine Gasket photo again!

Earlier post you have my new photo on FB page cover photo, which is some engine gasket content on Subaru EJ208 engine. As it is EJ208, should we just consider it is EJ20 version 8?

And I found a photo that show similar content as mine during google search, this seem content more items in the bottom side of engine which I still not having it in my store, but I'm pretty sure this is not the full content as well, as you know, I actually have the content list which it is amazing to see such a big number of items to content in one full set gasket.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Engine Rocker Cover on iPhone Case Cover

Before this, I post about the iPhone case cover with engine gasket design, now I found some creative design using the engine rocker cover as the design for the iPhone case cover.

Although it may not so attractive for most of the user, but for motor fans or automotive enthusiasm may find this so interesting that they wish to have one.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

My FB Page New Cover Photo

Since Facebook had change its appearance to timeline version, its header allow us to put an extra cover photo to make you on profile more attractive, it had been quite some time I just left the cover photo blank in the KP Gasket page in Facebook.

It just happen someone is looking for something like Subaru EJ20 version 8 gasket, oh come on, don't just tell me like that, I can't even recognise that Subaru is version what when I see it directly, just let me see some of the gasket sample and I may try my best to check on my side.

But seem some not even dare to dismantle anything before he or she can be sure that the parts are available, it seems like having the stock in my store also not that easy to end it up at the end consumer for this type of engine.

It also take some time for me to gather some of those gasket to take a family photo for them, it looks like a head set isn't it? Obviously it is not, it is not completed, but yet it can be also, sound tricky isn't it, haha....I think I will have some tough time to get familiar with this engine model.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Is Nissan RB28 an Official Engine

Customer looking for Nissan RB28 Engine gasket kit, since can't find the engine code in my gasket catalog under Nissan RB series engine section so just do some google search.

The finding is, RB28 engine may be not actually really official engine from Nissan, indeed it may the modified product from one of the RB26 engine, let's see the fact from wikipedia source,


RB26DETT Z2This is the engine used in the Nissan Skyline GT-R Z-Tune built by Nismo. It uses the stronger RB26 N-1 block (87.0 x 73.7 mm), modified with Nismo parts, bored and stroked to 2.8 L (87.0 x 77.7 mm). The end result was the RB28Z2, which produces 510 bhp (368 kW) and 540 N·m of torque.

So, may be we can conclude that for engine gasket kit, RB28 is using the same gasket with RB26.