Monday, May 26, 2014

Mitsubishi EVO X Cylinder Head Gasket

Although it is under Mitsubishi Engine Code 4B11, the design for Mitsubishi EVO X cylinder head gasket is slightly difference from those normal Lancer or Outlander with the same engine code.

May be is due to the add on turbo, the thickness of this cylinder head gasket is also thicker than those without turbo. Other than the EVO X, the Galant Fortis Turbo is also using the same cylinder head gasket.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Suzuki Grand Vitara Valve Cover Gasket Kit

The new Suzuki Grand Vitara engine, regardless it is a V6 engine under H20A, H25A and H27A engine code, or the 4 cylinder inline engine under J18A and J20A engine code, there are some seal at the rocker cover side are commonly use.

Those 3 items are basically their Semicircular Plug Gasket (Half Moon Seal), Spark Plug Tube Gasket (Plug Seal) and Washer Seal Gasket (Valve Cover Seal).

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Proton Saga Oil Pan Gasket - Interface RN-8011 Material

This oil pan gasket looks familiar isn't it? It is just a Proton Saga oil pan gasket, so what is so special on this piece? This piece is made from the Interface RN-8011 material, and what so special on this material? Let's have a look on this gasket material specification.

Specification Data Sheet
Standard/Nonasbestos Gasket Material
RN-8011 is a low density cellulose fiber material with high rubber filler content and a nitrile butadiene rubber binder. It provides excellent sealing of oil and water at low flange pressures, and is used primarily for engine and transmission pan gaskets, water pumps, and environmental seals. It is intended for applications with short duration maximum temperatures up to 180oC (350oF). RN-8011 has UL component recognition.
Density, g/cc(lb/cu.ft)0.61 (38) (min.)ASTM F 1315
Compressibility, % (at 6.9MPa)35 - 60ASTM F 36
Recovery, %15 (min.)ASTM F 36
Tensile Strength, AMD, MPa(psi)1.52 (220) (min.)ASTM F 152
Fluid Resistance, IRM903 OilASTM F 146
Change in Weight, %
120 (max.)
Fluid Resistance, Fuel BASTM F 146
Change in Weight, %
120 (max.)
Fluid Resistance, Distilled WaterASTM F 146
Change in Weight, %
45 (max.)
Binder TypeNitrile Butadiene
Remarks and Related Documents:
Specification values determined by the test methods required for ASTM F-104, Type 3 materials.


Friday, May 9, 2014

Infiniti Q50 - Coming Soon in Malaysia

Come across an Infiniti Q50 model showing at the Publika Solaris Dutamas, which having a sign board showing potential owner can register their interest in which also lead to my curious on checking what's up on this Infiniti Q50 model.

Basically the overall info of Infiniti Q50 can be browse in and it is known that Q50 is already make its debut in Malaysia during 2013 KLIMS (Kuala Lumpur International Motor Show).

Among those info, what catching my eyes is the 2.0L engine model, as most of us known that Infiniti is actually a luxury branding for Nissan group, most of the engine using in Infiniti fleet is Nissan engine, like Q50 3.5L is using Nissan VQ35HR V6 engine and 3.7L is using Nissan VQ37VHR V6 engine.

And why the 2.0L engine for Q50 is interesting? First of all, the signboard show that Q50 to be launched  in Malaysia market is 2.0L engine category, when you find the info in Wiki, 2.0L engine is under engine code of M274 DE20, which actually the engine is from Mercedes-Benz.

So as a result, you may want to further Wiki on M274 engine at to find out what so special on this engine.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Honda E07A Cylinder Head Gasket

Although Malaysia is quite popular with the small K-car for those 3 cylinder engine, especially for the Daihatsu engine, and some Suzuki engine, it is quite hard to see any Honda 3 cylinder engine on the road in Malaysia.

Honda E07A 660cc 3 cylinder engine is consider a quite new engine for Malaysia market, the model for this engine is such as Honda ACTY HA3. HA4, HH3, HH4 and also HE802.

But actually this model is not like those passenger K-car, it is most fir on the Mini Truck or Mini Cab like some of those Mitsubishi 3 cylinder engine.