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.