Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Nissan Micra K12

This Nissan Micra K12 model take the spotlight recently when the Prime Minister of Great Britain David Cameron, buys a used Nissan Micra in blue color for his wife Samantha.

The story http://www.carmagazine.co.uk/features/car-culture/david-cameron-buys-1500-micra-for-wife/

The Nissan Micra K12 model is likely the Nissan March K12 in Malaysia, there are CR10DE, CR12DE and CR14DE variant of engine which mostly share the similar engine gasket.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Do you know what Mazda SKYACTIV mean?

Original source of article: http://www.dsf.my/2016/05/what-exactly-is-mazdas-skyactiv-technology-about-part-1-core-features/

Published on May 11th, 2016 | by Subhash

What Exactly is Mazda’s SKYACTIV Technology About? [Part 1: Core Features]

There’s no doubt that Mazda produce some of the best looking mass market vehicles. However, there’s a lot more to their current products than meets the eye.
mazda mx5b
You may have come across the term ‘SKYACTIV’ and wondered what exactly it meant. Well, rest assured it’s more than just a marketing term. In a nutshell, SKYACTIV is used to denote a bunch of technologies that Mazda developed from scratch after their partnership with Ford ended in 2008. By going back to the drawing board and redesigning everything from scratch, Mazda avoided turbocharging their engines, using complicated dual-clutch transmissions or expensive aluminium bodywork. And yet, they still managed to meet their goals.
For part 1, we’ve compiled these easy-to-understand videos from Mazda Australia that talk about their engine, transmission, body and chassis. There will be more videos to come in Part 2 about safety and some of the other optional accessories.
SKYACTIV-G petrol engine explained:

SKYACTIV transmissions explained:

i-ELOOP energy recovery system explained:

SKYACTIV body & chassis explained:

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Suzuki Swift 1.4 Cylinder Head Gasket

The Suzuki Swift 1.4 model currently on the road of Malaysia, is under engine code of K14B, there are a similar K12B engine for other country market, it is interesting to find out that the K12B and K14B are also use in one Opel model call Agila, and wondering if this engine is originally from Suzuki or Opel, or it is the joint venture technology?

There are also a 3 cylinder type of engine under K10B code, which also can be seen in Suzuki Alto 1.0 and also Opel Agila 1.0.