Friday, December 23, 2016

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Toyota 7M Cylinder Head Gasket

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Recently received inquiry for a Toyota 7M engine cylinder head gasket, this model is consider old and unpopular in Malaysia market, it is one of our stop ordering list for old model gasket, as we ourselves already don't have any stock for this item, it will need to source from any left over in the market, normally when it come to this point, the price for this kind of gasket will be costly.

According to catalog, 7M-GTEU engine is use in Toyota Soarer M22 3.0 from 1986~ and 7M-GE for Toyota Crown MS135 and MS137 from 1987~.

Photo is uploaded from and this is use on Toyota Supra Mark III.
Toyota 7M Engine Block

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Mazda 6 Rocker Cover Seal

Mazda 6 under the L5 engine, which the rocker cover gasket part number under L501-10-230 or LF02-10-230 (KP Part Number KE30894) which can be seen the rocker cover as above photo.

For this rocker cover, exclude the rocker cover gasket of KE30894, we can see there are 1pc of seal in a hole of this rocker cover, which most probably is the oil cap hole and seal the area from leaking.

It seem this seal is not inside the content of the Mazda 6 L5 engine gasket kit, and may be is servicing separately upon request, this engine may be use in some of the Ford model like Mondeo, which we actually found the seal part number under Ford numbering system, the Mazda part number checking is in progress.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Toyota Supra 2JZ-GTE Gasket

Toyota 2JZ-GTE engine gasket, for model such as Supra. Lexus GS300, Aristo and Crown with model code of JZS14# and JZA80.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Nissan Note e-Power

Nissan Note e-Power launched by Nissan recently seems have some differences from the conventional Hybrid system.

All variants are equipped with an Xtronic CVT, but it have the four wheel drive option which utilizing the rear mounted electric motor.

But it don't have a plug in charging point, instead it have a HR12DE or HR12DDR engine inside, which the purpose of the engine is to charge the battery. For the fuel consumption, it is tested that it run 37.2km for 1 litre petrol.

At a glance on the Nissan HR12DE engine diagram and the photo how the engine mounted to the baterry.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Nissan Almera Intake Manifold Gasket

When checking the gasket information for Nissan Almera 1.5 which selling in Malaysia market, the first thing of course we check on its engine code first, which clearly show "HR15DE" in their specification.

When checking in the catalog at HR15DE column, the intake manifold gasket OEM part number show 14035-ED000, which it is a rubber o-ring type of gasket, but the design for this intake manifold gasket is the type of the 4 round shape o-ring is joining together. But the local Almera with HR15DE engine as well, saw the intake manifold type is rubber o-ring type, but separate into 4pcs.

Judging with the OEM part number 14035-1HC0A on the label, which show this item is made in Thailand, may be this design is not for the Japan domestic market but for the exporting market outside Japan, anyway, this type of o-ring intake manifold gasket also can be found in HR12DE engine which is 3 cylinder type using in Nissan March, which this Nissan March model can be found in Japan domestic market.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Toyota 1NR-FE and 2NR-FE Rocker Cover Gasket

Toyota 1NR-FE and 2NR-FE engine rocker cover gasket, is may be one of the most complicated design from other Toyota engine rocker cover gasket, it is use on Toyota Scion iQ 1.3, also for Toyota Boon 1.3 in 1NR-FE engine.

The 2NR-FE engine seems have another version of the rocker cover gasket which is more simplified from the 1NR-FE type, which is only have the outer parts and the inner parts rubber is taken out, but there are 2NR-FE version that use the same gasket of 1NR-FE version as well.

Range of model include Toyota Urban Cruiser, Verso 5, Auris and Sienta, Subaru Trezia and Produa Bezza.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Ford Fiesta 1.6 Engine Gasket

Ford passenger car is gaining its popularity in Malaysia market in this few years, model like Ford Focus, Ford Escape and Ford Kuga is among the favourite choice, of course, Ford Fiesta can be consider is the top seller in this Ford passenger car range.

In the 70~ to 90~ era, many Ford model such as Ford Laser, Ford Lynx and Ford Telstar is actually using the Mazda engine, but the new Ford model engine, seems have no any relation to the Mazda type of engine.

Photo showing the Ford Fiesta 1.6 Gasket and the Cylinder Head, you can see that "FoMoCo" wording is stamp on the block of the cylinder head, which may consider it is totally a Ford design engine.

Friday, October 14, 2016

MLS Gasket History

According to an article in "Engine Professional" publication in 2015, the MLS (Multi Layered Steel) cylinder head gasket is first introduce in the year 1991, which is installed in a Ford 4.6L OHV V8 engine, and in the year 2014, most of the newly develop engine is using MLS cylinder head gasket.

Interestingly when manufacturer is recognize the MLS gasket sealing efficiency,  some area their mechanic still looking for a graphite material of cylinder head gasket for the after market use, even tough the original head gasket material is MLS.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Honda J series V6 Manifold Gasket

The photo are from the RIDGELINEOWNERSCLUB forum in a thread call 2005 MDX Valve Adjustment, Malaysia may not have the Honda Ridgeline on the road, but the J series engine for this Honda V6 engine is able to find it in model such as Accord and Odyssey.

When the engine is started with J30A1 for 3.0 V6 variant, the design at the intake manifold area have been changing with any later model like J30A4, J35A5, J35A9 and may be J35Z series of engine, and the later model will come with design that having the plenum gasket, and the gasket is not cheap from Honda original part.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Should Combustion Engine worried their future?

In my earlier post on "Clean Disruption", it show that how Kodak fail to the digital camera competition in 2 years, Nokia fail to smart phone in a short duration, do conventional combustion engine need to worried their future in near term?

And we have Tesla that having a mission to make the combustion engine a yesterday technologies.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Is Auto Parts Player ready for the Clean Disruption.

Nissan ESFLOW Sports EV

If you come across to watch the video talking about the "Clean Disruption" or the book written by Tony Seba, those who doing business heavily depend on the current conventional automotive parts may need to start thinking for their future, of course we don't know how accurate Tony Seba predict the future of the traditional fuel driven transportation, but the video is just worth for us to watch it and think further.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Toyota 1VD-FTV Engine Gasket

When I first known about a V8 engine from Toyota, it is under UZ series (1UZ-FE, 2UZ-FE and 3UZ-FE) of petrol engine, and when someone is asking about the Toyota 4.5 V8 diesel engine, it is a wow for me, this Toyota Landcruiser LC70 or LC200 is really exist in Malaysia market.

Some call it as Landcruiser VDJ76, VDJ78, VDJ79 or VDJ200 model, is using the 1VD-FTV of V8 diesel engine, in the source of Wikipedia, this engine suppose to be found in Australia, India, Southern Africa, Central and South America.

The overhaul set gasket for this Toyota 1VD-FTV engine, is just like those Toyota Diesel engine overhaul set gasket kit, which their kit is not include the cylinder head gasket.

And their cylinder head gasket which also have different thickness which can be found in the last 2 alphabet at their parts label.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Mazda 3 1.6 Full Set Gasket

Mazda 3 1.6 which using the Z6 engine, which is one of the Z series of engine in Mazda range, the Mazda Z series engine is said to be the evolution of the older B series cast iron block engine from Mazda.

Mazda 1.6 ZM-DE engine, (1,598cc, 105 hp) which also known as Z6 engine (78X83.6mm) is driven by timing belt, which is a bit different from their early Z5 engine design which is driven by the timing chain.

Z6 is also consider one of the first Mazda engine that start to use the rubber type of inlet manifold gasket, same thing also applied to their throttle body gasket and waterpump gasket.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Nissan RB25DET Gasket Kit Content

The content list from the overhaul set gasket kit for Nissan Skyline RB25DET, a useful list if one need some loose items but not a whole set.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Suzuki Swift 1.4 and Opel Agila B Engine Gasket

Suzuki Swift 1.4 which currently on the road in Malaysia market, which is under K14B engine, is consider the latest Swift model after it change from the previous version of Swift 1.5 of M15A engine, there are 1.2 engine version in other market which is under K12B engine but their gasket parts are same between this K12B and K14B.

And when you check engine gasket info in the internet, you will found that the Opel Agila B also using the same engine, we had earlier share the cylinder head gasket photo in our earlier post, this post we would like to share the gasket in the other section for this K14B engine.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Peugeot RCZ and Mini Cooper Cylinder Head Gasket

The Mini Cooper series under the N12B14A, N14B16A, N16B16A engine, seem have the relation for some Peugeot model, or it is actually is the exactly same engine.

The Peugeot model that can found a cylinder head gasket similar to this Mini Cooper head gasket are RCZ, 207, 308, 3008, 508 and 5008.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

The 2016 Proton Perdana with Honda engine

Most of us known that the new Proton Perdana launch recently is something about the 9th generation of Honda Accord, or a previous version from the latest version of Honda Accord, so what will you be getting for their engine?

The 2016 Proton Perdana is come with 2 variant of engine with 2.0 and 2.4, which the 2.0 version using the R20A engine and the 2.4 using the K24Z3 engine, the gasket for the 2.4 most probably are the one show in the photo, of course this car won't need to change the gasket for at least 5 years if the owner is taking care of the engine correctly, but once they need it, will it be good to buy a Honda parts or Proton parts?

In the previous Proton model which have the relation with Mitsubishi, Proton just change the Mitsubishi part number by changing the front 2 alphabet from MD to PW, for example, changing Mitsubishi part number of MD997671 to PW997671, and they using the PW until the Campro version of model. I'm quite curious how Proton will change the Honda part number like 12251-R40-A01 to what Proton part number.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Honda City 1.2 Cylinder Head Gasket

This Honda cylinder head gasket, it looks similar to those D15B, D16Y or D17A type of engine gasket, but actually belong to an old Honda City 1.2 year 1986~, under the D12A engine, there are also use in a later D13C engine, should be a rare model in Malaysia market, the part number of 12251-PJ7-004 is almost can't be found in the latest version of gasket catalog.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Perodua Axia Engine Gasket

Perodua Axia in Malaysia market is using the engine of 1KR-DE which is similar to the one in Toyota Agya in Indonesia market, and the 1KR-DE engine is believe are develop and built in Indonesia, whereby the initial 1KR family which is 1KR-FE is develop in Japan.

There are differences in 1KR-FE and 1KR-DE engine gasket, since 1KR-DE engine is born in Indonesia, it is believe that their OEM parts also made in Indonesia.

And Malaysia market is about the launch the new Perodua Bezza on 21st July 2016, which come in with 1.0 and 1.3 variant of engine, the 1.0 engine as stated in the brochure as a 1KR-VE engine, will this 1KR-VE engine gasket have some surprise differences when compare to 1KR-DE and 1KR-FE engine?

Friday, July 8, 2016

Daihatsu Gran Max Full Set Gasket

Toyota 3SZ-FE engine can be found in Toyota Avanza 1.5 model in Malaysia market. But Avanza is not the first model found with this series of engine, the first model in Malaysia can be trace back to Perodua Kembara DVVT model with K3-VE engine, which after that widely use in Perodua Myvi 1.3 model.

After that Toyota Avanza launch their 1.3 model with 2SZ-FE engine which can be consider almost same as Daihatsu K3-VE, and 3SZ-FE for 1.5 model, which also use in Perodua Myvi and Alza 1.5, also can be seen in Toyota Rush and Perodua Nautica.

Later on Daihatsu Malaysia launch the Gran Max van which is installed with a 3SZ-VE engine, the cylinder head gasket for the 3SZ-FE and 3SZ-VE is a bit difference, there are 2 holes near the timing chain area is seal in 3SZ-VE type of gasket.

3SZ-VE engine is originally use in Toyota Lite and Townace, and the exhaust manifold gasket seem also very similar to the Daihatsu YRV turbo type under K3-VET engine. 

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Selamat Hari Raya

Wishing all Selamat Hari Raya, and have a pleasant holiday, drive safe and patiently.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Mazda Skyactiv Engine Gasket

Mazda Skyactiv version of engine, which a brand name from Mazda technologies started since 2011, and a version of Skyactiv-G version starting in the year of 2012.

More info of Mazda Skyactiv history can be found in

The engine gasket of Skyactiv version, which having the engine code like P5-VPS or PY-VPS, is a total difference design from it's previous Mazda model with engine code like L3, LF and L5.  

The below photo show the differences of the cylinder head gasket for the 2 engine, the top one is the design for those engine code under L3, LF and L5 and the bottom one is that with engine code of P5 and PY.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Toyota Altezza SXE10 Gasket

Toyota Altezza SXE10, with the engine code of 3S-GE, seems have a quite different design from other 3S series of engine, the rocker cover gasket and the plug seal can't be found similar from other 3S type of engine, even their cylinder head gasket, have an extra hole that make them can't use the other type of 3S cylinder head gasket to interchange into it.


Hitachi Ignition Coil

Hitachi Automotive System, Ltd. which their business development, manufacture, sale and services for the automotive component, have a very  good range of product like ignition coil, alternator and distributor for after market.

You may visit their website which you may find the motorsports column interesting.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Nissan QR20DD Engine Gasket

In Malaysia market most QR20 engine is in the variant of QR20DE, which can be found in X-Trail and Serena C24 model, there are also QR20DD engine in Nissan which is mostly found in Primera model.

Basically QR20DE and QR20DD are in the same family of engine, most of the gasket parts are interchangeable between this 2 model, like their cylinder head gasket, exhaust manifold gasket and valve seal, the rocker cover gasket is slightly different between this 2 model, and most obvious changes is the intake manifold gasket, where the green color o-ring in the below photo catch my attention.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Subaru Legacy Intake Manifold Gasket

The rubber o-ring type of intake manifold gasket for Subaru EJ series of engine may be started from the engine that develop after the year 2006~, the first to found it may be in the Subaru Legacy Turbo with EJ20X engine.

Follow suit, some Impreza, Forester, Outback and even WRX model also can find this type of intake manifold gasket, sorry, left the Exiga model didn't mention.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

New Proton Perdana Launch


The all new Proton Perdana finally launch today, I don't know should we have a label "Honda inside" stick to it, just like "Intel inside" in our laptops, but when you go to their official website, which you find something missing in their photo gallery, it seem they shy to show the engine bay for our view.

Further review can be seen on this link

Monday, June 13, 2016

Subaru Vivio, Sambar Rocker Cover Gasket

In my earlier post that show the unique inline 4 cylinder Subaru EN07 engine cylinder head gasket (because Subaru normally famous with their boxer), let us have a look at their rocker cover and its gasket, is this engine suitable for Malaysia Kancil modification?