Sunday, July 19, 2015

Mitsubishi Evolution IX Full Set Gasket

Mitsubishi Evolution IX or EVO 9 is probably the last EVO series to use the 4G63 engine, and this 4G63 engine is also may be the latest version of 4G63 engine, or will it probably last version?

Evolution IX

Ninth generation
ProductionMarch 2005 – October 2007(August 2006-Late 2008 MR)
Body and chassis
Transmission5-speed manual
6-speed manual
5-Speed Automatic (wagon)
Wheelbase2,625 mm (103.3 in)
Length4,490 mm (176.8 in)
Width1,770 mm (69.7 in)
Height1,450 mm (57.1 in)
Curb weight1,310–1,490 kg (2,888–3,285 lb)
Mitsubishi introduced the Lancer Evolution IX in Japan on March 3, 2005, and exhibited the car at the Geneva Motor Show for the European market the same day. The North American markets saw the model exhibited at the New York International Auto Show the following month. The 2.0 L 4G63 engine has MIVEC technology (variable valve timing), and a revised turbocharger design boosting official power output at the crankshaft to 291 PS (214 kW; 287 hp) and torque to 392 N·m (289 lb·ft).
The USDM Lancer Evolution IX models: standard (Grand Sport Rally or "GSR" in some markets), RS (Rally Sport), SE (Special Edition) and MR (Mitsubishi Racing) varied slightly in their performance capabilities. Subtleties unique to each model accounted for variations in acceleration, handling and top speed. The RS excluded features standard on the standard, SE and MR models (stereo system, power windows and locks, rear wiper, rear wing, trunk lining and sound insulation). The result is a weight savings of over 60 lb (27 kg). The fuel capacity remains the same as the Evo VIII at 14 US gal (53 L).
Although the RS is the lightest of the group, the RS did not manage to outperform the standard IX and the MR around a road course (even if only by fractions of a second). This was purported to be due to the lack of a rear wing on the RS. In a drag race, the three models are all about even. They are all capable of 0-60 times between 4.2-4.5 seconds, and can run quarter mile times ranging from 12.6 to 13.3 (12.7-13.0 USA versions) seconds depending on the model/driver. The RS model was produced for rally and racing teams who wanted a platform to build a race car from. It is stripped of all the creature comforts, and other upgrades that drive the price up for features that the race teams would not require.
The IX MR retained the features of the Evolution VIII MR, like Bilstein shocks, a 6-speed manual transmission, a rooftop vortex generator, BBS forged wheels, HID xenon headlights, foglights, accessory gauge package, "zero lift" kit, special badging and an aluminum roof. All models continued to sport Recaro bucket seats, Brembo brakes and Momo steering wheels. Additional revisions from 2005 included a closer gear ratio for the 5-speed manual transmission, new lighter Enkei wheels on non-MR models, a redesigned front end with a more efficient air dam (the most noticeable feature are the two small oval ducts to cool the intercooler pipes), and a new rear bumper with a diffuser undersurface to smooth out the airflow coming out of the car for non-US models. In an effort to reduce the price increase on the Evolution IX model,[citation needed] HID headlights were no longer standard equipment on the base IX (nor were they standard on the 2005 VIII), and were available only in the SSL package (Sun, Sound, and Leather), SE (Special Edition) and MR trims.
The US versions of the Lancer Evolution IX did not come with the AYC but the ACD was still present. The drivers can select from three different driving modes, "Tarmac" "Gravel" and "Snow", and the car's computer system relatively promotes the active center differential to change the differential locking which, Despite popular belief, this switch DOES NOT change the torque split. The differential is geared at 50:50 and cannot be changed by the push of a button. What this switch actually does is quite simple. Each setting determines how long the ACD will delay in freeing the center differential after a steering input is made. In addition, it will determine how much locking force the ACD will exhibit on the clutch pack and center differential.
Tarmac is the setting to be used in dry, paved conditions. In this setting, the ACD will almost immediately allow the center differential to go into a free state upon detecting a steering input. Additionally, this mode provides the strongest limited-slip clamping force of the three modes. Although the US versions did not come with the AYC, it did come with a rear 1.5way clutch type LSD (limited slip differential)which, limits the slip from both rear wheels causing less traction loss of the rear wheels. The most common setup is the 1.5 way LSD, locking on throttle and partially locking on braking. In racing, Lancer Evolutions are not equipped with AYC or ACD because it is believed that better lap times are achieved by pure driver skill without any computer based assistance systems.
One of the changes from the previous iteration of the Lancer Evolution, was the change in the engine, the new 4G63 came with MIVEC, Mitsubishi's variable valve lifting technology, which drastically improves the fuel consumption by changing the valve timing on the intake cam. The MIVEC system is similar to Honda's i-VTEC system only that it doesn't change valve lift, only intake valve timing.
Three trims were available for Japan, Asia and Europe. Although all models used the same 291 PS (214 kW; 287 hp) engine, the torque differed from one model to another. In Europe, however, the Evolution IX was advertised to have 280 PS (206 kW; 276 hp). The GSR produced 400 N·m (295 lb·ft) of torque, while the RS and GT produced 407 N·m (300 lb·ft).
  • RS – "rally sport", revised 5-speed, aluminium roof, gauge pack, minimal interior, LSD and a titanium-magnesium turbine, left-hand drive option available.
  • MR RS – same as RS with 6-speed Manual Transmission.
  • GT – revised 5-speed, this is basically the RS mechanically, but with some of the GSR's features (mainly interior pieces).
  • GSR – 5-speed, Bilstein monotube shocks, aluminium roof, gauge pack, SAYC (Super Active Yaw Control), and double-din radio (this is roughly equivalent to the USDM MR).
  • MR GSR – same as GSR with BBS 17-inch alloy wheels and 6-speed Manual Transmission.
  • MR Tuned by RALLIART – Based on Lancer Evolution VI Tommi Makinen Edition, The Japanese Lancer Evolution IX was exclusively tuned by Mitsubishi Ralliart features the almost same as the civilian Evo IX MR GSR except for Carbon Fiber front lip Spoiler, Official Ralliart livery, Ralliart RA04 17-inch Black forged aluminum wheels.
In the United Kingdom, the Evolution IX used a different model scheme based on the car's horsepower. There were initially three models available: the FQ-300, FQ-320 and FQ-340 each with around 300(296/221), 320(316/236) and 340(336/250) PS(BHP/KW) respectively. An FQ-360 model was subsequently released as a successor to the Evolution VIII FQ-400. While the new FQ-360 produced less horsepower than its predecessor, it had more torque at 363 lb·ft (492 N·m) at 3200 rpm. All four models were designed to run on super unleaded petrol only. The MR FQ-360 was also released in limited numbers (only 200) in the last year of production.
  • FQ-300, 320, 340 – 6-speed, Bilstein monotube shocks, AYC (Active Yaw Control), super unleaded petrol only
  • FQ-360 – 6-speed, Bilstein monotube shocks, AYC (Active Yaw Control), Ralliart Sports Meter Kit, carbon front splitter, Speedline alloy wheels, super unleaded petrol only
  • MR FQ-360 – New turbo with titanium aluminium alloy turbo fins, Speedline Turini alloy wheels, Privacy Glass, Lowered Eibach Coil springs (10mm at the front/ 5mm at the rear), IX MR interior, super unleaded petrol only
Four models were available in the US. All models used the same 286 hp (213 kW) engine.
  • Standard – revised 5-speed, standard model
  • RS – ralli sport, revised 5-speed, aluminum roof, gauge pack, minimal interior, also no radio
  • SE – Special Edition, aluminum roof/hood, and front fenders, split seven-spoke forged aluminum BBS wheels in "diamond black" finish, HID headlights with integrated fog lights, red-stitched Recaro seats
  • MR – 6-speed, Bilstein monotube shocks, split seven-spoke forged aluminum BBS wheels, aluminum roof, hood, and front fenders, gauge pack, HID headlights with integrated fog lights, vortex generator, front brake cooling ducts and custom MR badging.
All of the American models are the same in power, but may differ in performance. The only thing that sets them apart is the Evo RS, which is 80 lb (36 kg) lighter than the MR and SE models.
To the standard model, the Sun, Sound and Leather package added a power sunroof, HID xenon headlamps with integrated fog lights, a slightly different stereo headunit (with no integral amplifier), slightly upgraded speakers in the front doors and parcel shelf, a 4.1-channel amplifier under the driver's seat, a powered, trunk-mounted Infinity subwoofer, black leather seating surfaces, leather-trimmed door panels, slightly revised center armrests in the front and rear, and separate rear side headrests. This model deleted the GSR's headliner-mounted sunglass holder to make room for the sunroof.
The Philippines had the Evolution IX until in August 2008, which was offered in two trims, the entry-level RS offering a 5-speed manual transmission, Brembo 17-in. ventilated discs (4-Pot),Brembo 16-in ventilated drum-in-disc (2-Pot) and almost the same features as to that of the GSR trim in the international version. Some RS models had the SAYC option, while some did not. The MR was the top-of-the-line segment, which offered almost the same features as to that of the MR trim in the international version. All of them are powered by the same 2.0 L I-4 4G63turbocharged MIVEC engine.
Mitsubishi also released a rare Evolution IX wagon in GT, GT-A and MR models. All variants had options for a 6 speed manual or a 5 speed automatic. The automatic variant uses a non-MIVEC 4G63 with a smaller turbo. It was only sold in Japan and imported to other countries as grey imports. Only 2500 Wagons were produced.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Daihatsu Copen is selling in Indonesia

Daihatsu Copen is selling in Indonesia, but too bad that it is not available in Malaysia market.

With manual transmission model selling at 416,550,000 Rupiah starting from 1st July 2015.


Length x Width x Height
3.395 x 1.475 x 1.280
Minimum Turning Radius
Ground Clearance
Curb Weight
Gross Vehicle Weight
DOHC with intercooler turbo
Engine Displacement
No of Cylinder
No of Valve
Bore x Stroke
63.0 x 70.4
Maximum Output
Maximum Torque
Fuel Supply System
EFI (Electronic Fuel Injection)
Fuel Type
Unleaded Gasoline
Tank Capacity
Manual, 5 - speed
Gear Ratio
I : 3.181
II : 1.842
III : 1.250
IV : 0.917
V : 0.750
Reverse : 3.143
Rack & Pinion with Electric Power Steering
Ventilated Disc Brake
Drum, Leading and Trailing
Mc Pherson Struts Coil Spring
Torsion Beam Coil Spring
165 / 50 with Alloy Wheel
LED Projector Head Lamp
LED Illumination Lamp
Fog Lamp with Cover Garnish
Outer Mirror Black Paint
High Mount Stop Lamp
LED Stop Lamp
Silver Painted Outside Handle
Rear Bumper with Black Garnish
Dual Exhaust
2 Color Variants Interior (Black & Beige)
Optitron Combi Meter
Leather Steering Wheel
Dashboard Garnish
Chrome Inside Handle
MID (Multi Information Display)
Audio Steering Switch
2 DIN Audio Touchscreen 7"
Start & Stop E/G Button
Key Free System (Alarm)
Request Switch
Tilt Steering
Convertible Roof
Performance Features
D-Frame Structure Technology
Electronic Throttle System
TSC (Traction Control)
VSC (Vehicle Stability Control)
Brake Over Ride System
ESS (Emergency Stop Signal)
Dual SRS Airbag
Pretension & Force Limiter Seat Belt
TAF (Total Advance Function) Body

Perodua Axia aka Toyota Agya aka Toyota Wigo aka Daihatsu Ayla

In previous posting on the Perodua Axia engine 1KR-DE, we try to figure it out the gasket will be the same on the 1KR-FE or not, after a google search for the 1KR-DE part, we found out that this engine is also using in Toyota Agya and Daihatsu Ayla in Indonesia market, and the Toyota Wigo in The Philippine market.

Of course 1KR-DE engine basically is develop base on the 1KR-FE, and the gasket also looks similar but actually is a totally different parts.

It is also known that 1KR-FE engine is Japan made but 1KR-DE engine is made in Daihatsu Indonesia, which it is not use in Japan domestic market, the genuine parts for 1KR-DE engine also is made in Daihatsu or Toyota Indonesia.

As for the Malaysia market, K-Car with turbo bolt on engine is consider popular among the car modification group, will there be a 1KR-DET engine in the future?

Friday, July 10, 2015

Toyota Altezza Rocker Cover Gasket

The Toyota Altezza SXE10 model which is under 3S-GE engine, the rocker cover gasket design seem have some differences when compare to their other 3S series of rocker cover gasket.

It is normal to see some 3S-GTE or 3S-GE rocker cover gasket, with a plug seal gasket for 2 plug in the center is separate from the rocker cover gasket, and another seal for remaining 2 plug is actually attached with the rocker cover gasket.

But for this Altezza rocker cover gasket, the plug seal gasket for all 4 plugs are separate from the rocker cover gasket.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Do you know what is FoMoCo stand for?

Having a peace of Mazda CX-7 cylinder head gasket on hand, initially I just wish to check on how many layer (MLS) on this cylinder head gasket compare with other Mazda LF engine for Mazda 6 or Mazda CX-5 and so on.

After found out that CX-7 cylinder head gasket have 4 layers compare to other model that have only 2 layers, I found a wording of "FoMoCo" stamp on the cylinder head gasket, so I just google around to check what "FoMoCo" mean.

"FoMoCo" is basically stand for "Ford Motor Company", under the "Ford" content in Wikipedia site, which have a long introduction for the company, but under the "FoMoCo" word, I only can found a sentence like this,

Automotive components

Ford's FoMoCo parts division sells aftermarket parts under the Motorcraft brand name. It has spun off its parts division under the name Visteon.

And my search continue for the Motorcraft and Visteon.

The Ford Motor Company launched this auto parts division in 1972 to provide replacement parts and original equipment parts. This brand replaced Autolite as Ford's official parts brand. Autolite is still a brand name in use today, but is currently owned by FRAM. Motorcraft was originally launched in the 1950s with very little success, and was discontinued when Ford purchased the Autolite trade name. Ford was forced to sell Autolite by the Federal Trade Commission. The government found Ford had violated antitrust laws.

Today parts are designed and engineered to fit for installation on LincolnMercury, and Ford vehicles. Some parts, such as Motorcraft's extensive list of oil filter applications, fit a wide variety of makes/models not built by Ford Motor Company.
Motorcraft products are sold through Ford and Lincoln-Mercury dealerships, as well as select auto parts stores.
Many times, Ford will approach a contract manufacturer of a particular product (many times a supplier to the company already) and work with them to create a version for sale under the Motorcraft name. These products must meet quality standards set by the Ford Motor Company to be considered for retail sale. Other brands such as Mazda use motorcraft products in vehicles which both partner when producing. Although Motorcraft can only be contacted through the Ford website, Motorcraft parts and products can sometimes be used on other non-Ford vehicles.

Visteon Corporation (VC) is an American global automotive parts supply company spun off from the Ford Motor Company in 2000. Visteon is composed of multiple businesses that design, engineer, and manufacture systems for various clients, including BMW, Daimler, Ford, and General Motors.

Visteon is to the Ford Motor Company as Delphi is to General Motors and Denso is to Toyota. In 2013, Visteon had 7.439 billon dollars in sales with six billion in total assets and 24,000 employees operating worldwide.[2] Since its independence from Ford, Visteon has set a corporate goal of expanding business with other companies, and now has substantial relationships with General Motors, Chrysler, and several Asian manufacturers including Nissan and Hyundai. Visteon's market share, market and revenue has changed substantially since it formed. A majority of revenue (80+%) came from North America, driven by its relationship with Ford Motor Company. Today, its revenue comes predominately from Asia, North America, and Europe. In 2005, Visteon moved to new headquarters in Van Buren Township, Michigan.