Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Happy New Year

Thank you very much to all who supporting my blog all this while, wishing you all have a prosperous and fruitful year ahead, Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 24, 2015

2016 Mazda CX-9 Engine

The all new 2016 Mazda CX-9 has made its official debut in 2015 L.A. Auto Show, the most interesting is the engine will be change to a SKYACTIV-G 2.5 Turbo Charge engine instead of the previous 3.7 V6 engine which having maximum output of 277HP (204kW), so let see what feature is having on this SKYACTIV-G engine.


Features of SKYACTIV-G 2.5T
  • High compression ratio
    Mazda engineers achieved a compression ratio 10.5:1, one of the highest for any turbocharged engine with an 89-mm bore size that can run on regular gasoline.*4
  • Dynamic Pressure Turbo
    SKYACTIV-G 2.5T is the world's first turbocharged engine with the ability to change the degree of exhaust pulsation depending on engine speed. At low rpms (below 1620 rpm), the volume of the exhaust ports is reduced by closing a series of valves located just before the turbine that drives the turbocharger. This reduces interference between exhaust pulses and maximizes the energy of each pulse to obtain a high turbine driving force. At higher rpms there is sufficient energy in the exhaust flow and the valves open, allowing the turbine to be driven by a steady flow of exhaust gases as in a traditional turbocharger. Whereas existing variable turbochargers adjust the speed or direction of exhaust gas flowing into the turbine, Dynamic Pressure Turbo is a unique technology that varies the degree of exhaust pulsation.
  • Cooled Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR)
    This system takes some of the inert exhaust gas that results from the combustion process and reduces its temperature by passing it through a cooler before introducing it back into the engine's air intake. This lowers the temperature of combustion in the engine, preventing knocking, expanding the range in which the engine can maintain the ideal air-fuel ratio and reducing the need to retard ignition timing.
  • Inherits SKYACTIV-G principals of efficient combustion
    SKYACTIV-G 2.5T is based on the naturally aspirated SKYACTIV-G 2.5 and features the same bore, stroke and bore pitch. Parts of the fuel system, such as the fuel pump and fuel injection system are also shared, helping SKYACTIV-G 2.5T to achieve the highly efficient combustion for which SKYACTIV-G engines are known.

SKYACTIV-G 2.5T Specifications (Based in-house measurements)
Inline 4-cylinder 2.5-liter direct-injection turbocharged gasoline engine
Displacement:2488 cc
Bore x Stoke:89.0mm x 100.0 mm
Compression Ratio:10.5:1
Maximum Output (net): 227HP (169kW) /5,000rpm*5
Maximum torque (net):310ft-lb (420Nm) /2,000rpm

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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Daihatsu S200 EF-SE Engine Gasket

This Daihatsu EF-SE engine, is normally found in the model of Daihatsu S200 Hijet mini van, or mini truck in Japan market.

It is quite interesting that we found out some Perodua Kenari owner had swap this engine into their car, as this is not a turbo charge engine, unlike those Daihatsu JB-JL, JB-DET or EF-RL, I'm not very sure what is the main reason for them to swap to this engine, or may be they bolt on a separate turbo into it?

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Ford Ranger 3.2 Engine Gasket

The Ford Ranger 3.2 engine gasket basically is consider in the same family with the 2.2 engine gasket version, whereby 2.2 engine is a 4 cylinder engine, and the 3.2 engine is a 5 cylinder engine.

Other than the Cylinder Head Gasket, Rocker Cover Gasket and Exhaust Manifold Gasket which is made longer because of the extra one cylinder, many items seem can be interchange between the 3.2 and 2.2 engine, the design of the flywheel oil seal and timing oil seal for both engine also have a little difference compare to other model.