Monday, November 30, 2015

Honda Civic 1.7 Intake Manifold Gasket

Not sure that the Honda Civic 1.7 under the D17A series and above having 2 types of intake manifold system design or not?

For the very initial model, it seems the intake manifold portion is separate with one layer system hence only one piece metal type of  intake manifold gasket is use.

But it seem a later version the intake manifold is separate by another layer call "injector base" as shown in above photo, hence the other layer is using 4 pieces of o-ring, which is consider the intake manifold gasket as well.

Monday, November 23, 2015

World Engine Data Book 2015-2016

The Motor Fan Illustrated had issue the 2015-2016 World Engine Databook on 30th November 2015, new engine technical trend and specification is the main highlight.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Daihatsu Cast Model

Daihatsu newly launch the Cast model in Japan on 9th September 2015, there are 3 basic model as Cast Style, Cast Activa and Cast Sport.

Basically it is power by 3 cylinder 12 valve VVT 658cc engine, the KF engine code which have 2 types of variance, a non turbo and turbo version, may be it is so call KF-DE and KF-DET engine.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Will Datsun Go ever got chance entering Malaysia market?

Datsun may be a stranger brand for younger generation in Malaysia but not for those senior that try the very old model of Datsun Sunny 120Y before.

Datsun's start their production in 1931, and from 1958 to 1986, only vehicle exported by Nissan identified as Datsun. The Datsun brand is phased out by Nissan on 1986 and re-launched it back in 2013 with more concentration on the low cost vehicle manufactured for emerging market.

Their first model after the new re-launch is the Datsun Go and Datsun GO+ which mainly selling at India and Indonesia market, it is learn that the selling price in India is ranging about RM20k-RM24k. I think this reason is enough for Proton and Perodua will try to stop this model to coming in Malaysia market.

Powered by a 1.2L 3 cylinder HR12DE engine, which may consider in the same competition group for model like Suzuki Alto and Hyundai Eon in India market.

And the coming 2015 Tokyo Motor Show, Datsun will unveiled their concept SUV of Datsun Go-Cross, which it is still unknown that it will be using the same HR12DE engine, or may be using the Renault 1.5 dCi diesel engine.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Subaru EJ255 Rocker Cover Gasket Replacement

A rocker cover remove from a Subaru EJ255 engine, the gasket and the plug seal is already harden and need a replacement.

The rocker cover gasket as shown in diagram, with OEM part number 13270-AA190 (KP Part Number KE70868) and the Plug Seal 13293-AA051 (KE70833)

There a rocker cover bush at each tightening hole with part number 13271-AA071.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Idle Speed O-ring

In between the injector & throttle body area, some may found an o-ring with interesting shape, not many looking for that o-ring as that area may not dismantle so often compare to other area, some call that as Idle Speed O-ring, or some call them as Idle Control O-ring.

Those O-ring may be also is the same type of items for various model,  just like quite some Toyota model using the part number 22215-7A680 and Mitsubishi tend to use MD615500 or MD614680.