Friday, December 15, 2017

Toyota 2TG and 18RG Full Set Gasket



































It had been a long time ago when we keep considering and actually made decision to stop continue importing Toyota 2TG (2T-GEU) and 18RG (18R-GEU) full set gasket for the domestic market here in Malaysia, indeed, if only considering the demand for the Malaysia market, we should be stop importing it much earlier.

But there are oversea customer that continue inquire for this 2 type of gasket, which I'm feeling impress with their ability to continue to keep those classic Toyota Celica and Carina in the tip top condition, but I feel this time should be our last batch on importing this 2 model of gasket, as everyone now is talking about the disruption of combustion engine which will be take over by EV in the next 10 years time.


Mitsubishi Evolution X Full Set Gasket






































Mitsubishi Evolution series from 1 to 9 version is basically is power by the 4G63 platform, although from 1 to 9, the engine have many improvement but basically we can see some similarity on their gasket side due to there are from 4G63 family.

But Mitsubishi Evolution X ( EVO X ) is using an engine totally different from 4G63 series, it is 4B11T engine.

The 4Bseries engine, with 4B10, 4B11 and 4B12 is consider a joint development engine between Mitsubishi and Hyundai Kia, with Hyundai Kia using the engine code like G4KC, but later on both Mitsubishi and Hyundai Kia is building their new engine base on this 4Bseries platform for their own new model, 4B11T and 4J10 can be consider from Mitsubishi and G4NC for Hyundai Kia.

The 4B11T engine have a special flywheel oil seal with metal housing on it which other 4Bseries flywheel oil seal is just purely an oil seal without the metal housing.

The turbocharger gasket kit content in the 4B11T full set is also different from other turbocharger found in 4G63 engine, from their size of design, it seem the turbocharger in 4B11T produce much more power than those in 4G63 bolt in turbocharger.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Daihatsu Hijet 660 EF-SE Intake Manifold O-ring


















Recently there are some inquiry about the gasket for Daihatsu Hijet 660 EF-SE engine, which also in Daihatsu Atrai S200C and S210P model, the intake manifold for this engine is also have a bit different design from other Daihatsu model, which the intake manifold gasket is actually 3pcs separate o-ring.



Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Honda R18A and R20A Oil Pump O-Ring


Honda Civic 1.8 and one of the CRV model in Malaysia market is install with R18A and R20A engine, which is also found in one of the Proton Perdana engine, their oil pump have 3 o-ring just like the red circle mark in above diagram, and you can watch where actually the o-ring situated in the physical oil pump as below photo.

It is not understand why the overhaul gasket kit didn't include this 3 o-ring in their content, where it need to be purchase separately, of course, at KP, we have the o-ring readily to serve your need.






Thursday, November 23, 2017

Honda Insight Hybrid Plug Seal













This Honda Insight Hybrid engine have a very special type of plug seal, the plug seal have a metal housing which normally other type of plug seal don't have, the OEM part number is 12343-RGA-003.



Subaru WRX Rocker Cover Gasket Kit


















Subaru EJ series is well-known for its variety design on their engine rocker cover, though there are many types of rocker cover gasket, mostly they share same deign of plug seal and the rocker cover seal washer, except for some 2 to 3 model, here is one of the EJ series engine with a different type of plug seal.

This is the rocker cover from a Subaru Legacy 2.5 EJ255D engine, which may found in some Subaru WRX model as well, you can clearly see the plug seal design is different from other Subaru EJ series plug seal.












Basically to change the gasket for both side of this rocker cover, the gasket content you need is 1pc rocker cover gasket 13270-AA040, 1pc rocker cover gasket 13272-AA040, 4pcs of plug seal 13293-AA030, 4pcs of half moon seal 11051-AA070 and 12pcs of rocker cover seal washer 13271-AA051. 



Sunday, November 12, 2017

Toyota Supra 3.0 2JZ-GTE Gasket
















Toyota Supra 3.0 Turbo which using the 2JZ-GTE engine, is consider one of the favourite engine for high performance modification, it even have their fan who install it on the BMW vehicle, for their gasket kit, it is among one of those highest in term of price when compare to our other gasket kit collection, this post is to sharing some of the photo of the engine and their gasket as well.










Monday, November 6, 2017

Mazda's rotary engine to double range for electric cars



TOKYO -- Mazda Motor plans to release electric vehicles equipped
with range-extending rotary engines in the U.S. and Europe in 2019,
bringing back a signature technology as it responds to tougher environmental
rules in key auto markets.

A gas-fueled rotary engine can generate power to run the motor in an
electric vehicle, letting automakers get by with a smaller battery or increasing
the distance the car can travel. Mazda in 2013 equipped a prototype electric
car with a rotary engine that doubled its range compared with a standard electric
compact. BMW offers a similar gas-fueled range extender for its i3.

The rotary engine, which uses rotors rather than the pistons seen in conventional
combustion engines, is small but powerful. Mazda released the world's first car
equipped with this unusual engine, the Cosmo Sport, in 1967. The automaker
ceased production of vehicles with rotary engines in 2012.

With California and other U.S. states adopting stricter quotas for zero-emission
vehicles next year and Europe tightening environmental regulations as well,
demand for electrified vehicles is set to grow. Mazda hopes to capitalize on this
trend with the new model, its first mass-market electric vehicle.

The new car, expected to be a compact, will likely be produced at existing
Japanese facilities. Mazda will determine when it will go on sale in Japan based
on local demand.

Source: Nikkei




Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Nissan Fairlady Z33 350Z Rocker Cover Gasket















The Nissan VQ35HR engine, which found in Nissan Skyline V36, Nissan Fairlady Z, Nissan 350Z under Z33 model, have a rocker cover that design a bit different from VQ35DE version, look at their rocker cover gasket, they come together with an extra rubber seal as shown in below photo, one may thought it is a plug seal, but it only have 2 holes where this V6 engine have 3 plugs at each side, when you check on the diagram above, you may have an idea on where is this seal located in the rocker cover.

Forget to mention, some Infiniti model like G35, EX35, FX35, M35 and Q50 is using this engine as well.  

Friday, October 20, 2017

Honda L15B7 Cylinder Head Gasket























Honda latest L-series engine, L15B7, which found in Honda Civic FC1, FC3 and FK4, the cylinder head gasket still can find a bit similarity to their previous L-series head gasket, but actually it is consider it have the most changing in design if compare with the previous few version of L-series of cylinder head gasket.


Monday, October 2, 2017

Ford Ranger T6 2.2 Timing Tensioner



















Just a sharing post after sourcing the Ford Ranger T6 2.2 Timing Tensioner for customer, can you find the parts in the parts diagram?

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Mitsubishi I engine bay
















Mitsubishi i is actually a kei car with a combustion engine in it which is quite different with Mitsubishi i-Miev which is fully power by electric, it is understand that Mitsubishi i have a variant of engine like 3B20 and 3B20T, we got an inquiry from India customer which is looking for the full set gasket on the 3B20T engine, though the deal didn't go through due to the high courier charge to sent a set from Malaysia to India.

Ever since then, I rarely hear anyone inquire on this model engine gasket which I heard Mitsubishi already stop their production on this model since 2012 (They start their debut at 2003 Frankfurt Motor Show and start the mass production on 2005).

















It is indeed a very small car, until I found out the engine is actually sit at the back of the car and not at front in most conventional car.

It is known that Mitsubishi i-Miev is actually selling in Malaysia but I still not really known if this Mitsubishi i is actually on the road in Malaysia.


Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Nissan VQ25 NEO Di Rocker Cover Gasket


















Recently there are some Nissan Cefiro owner change a VQ25 engine which they call NEO Di, actually not sure this VQ25 should be in the VQ25DE variant or VQ25DD variant, they car owner with this engine normally will encounter a difficulty to source one side of the rocker cover gasket in this V6 engine, as another side of rocker cover gasket is just same as other VQ25DE engine which found in Teana.














If you would say it is a VQ25DD engine which use in Steagea, the rocker cover gasket actually can't match for the Stegea model with this NEO Di model, but under the VQ30DD in Skyline V35 model, you may possible found one of their model is in such design.



Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Cars in 2025



















































































As a player in automotive engine gasket fields, one must follow up and concern about the trend that will make internal combustion engine as history, more and more news on the new electric vehicle (EV) and renewable energy is pop up in our front page.

Source: http://www.theedgemarkets.com/article/cars-2025





Thursday, August 31, 2017

Mitsubishi EVO 9 and EVO X Turbo Housing Gasket




The Turbocharger in the EVO 9 and EVO X is difference from the previous Mitsubishi Evolution version.

The turbocharger housing gasket is design in thicker thickness compare with the previous version and their intake and outlet hole are bigger also, which basically prove it is more powerful than their previous TDO4 version.







Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Infiniti Q45 Rocker Cover Gasket



















Infiniti Q45 model with VH45DE engine have 2 variant of rocker cover, one of the type is seem they not using any rocker cover gasket like the conventional type of gasket, it only use 2 pieces of moon seal and 2 pieces of small o-ring.

But in the other variant, it us the gasket as shown in photo, and it is a long rocker cover for a V8 engine like this, beside the rocker cover gasket, it also using 16 pieces of rocker cover bush on each side, which mean you need to use total of 32 pieces of bush if you change both side of it.

The above photo shown the variant of VH41DE which the rocker cover gasket have 2 pieces moon seal a side, and for the below photo, it is a VH45DE which it have 3 moon seal a side.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Toyota Camry 2.5 Hybrid Rocker Cover Gasket











Toyota Camry 2.5 Hybrid in Malaysia is using Toyota 2AR-FE engine, which can be found in other Toyota model like Highlander, RAV 4, Venza, Scion tC and Sienna in oversea market.

In the Lexus model, it use in ES300h and RX270, the 2.7 variant which is under 1AR-FE engine also using the same rocker cover gasket.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Toyota 1KD engine on Hitachi Escavator?

















豊田自動織機、建設機械向けハイブリッドユニットを開発

日立建機のハイブリッド油圧ショベルZH200-6に搭載

日立建機が2017年9月に発売するオフロード法2014年基準適合車であるハイブリッド油圧ショベルZH200-6(運転質量20.2t)に搭載するハイブリッドシステムは、豊田自動織機製だ。豊田自動織機がこれまでに培ってきた産業車両分野、自動車分野でのエンジンおよびパワーエレクトロニクス技術を活用した豊田自動織初となる建設機械向けハイブリッドユニットだ。

















日本の建設機械が排出する温室効果ガスのうち、約6割が油圧ショベルからのものだと言われている。昨今、建設機械を使用する事業者の環境意識の高まりと低燃費へのニーズを背景に、エンジンとモーターを備えるハイブリッド油圧ショベルに対する需要が拡大している。今回、ハイブリッドユニットを採用した日立建機も、国内累計出荷台数が1000台を超えている。

油圧ショベルZH200-6は、日立建機の自社技術に、One Hitachiの取り組みや、オープンイノベーションによる技術を融合させ、新たに開発した「TRIAS-HXⅡ(トライアス エッチエックス ツー)」システムを搭載し、操作性を維持しながら、高い燃費性能を実現している。

TRIAS-HXⅡシステムでは、車体性能を最大限に引き出すため、車体コントローラーが、油圧システムおよびエンジン、アシスト発電モーター、リチウムイオンバッテリー、PCUや旋回電動モーターで構成されるハイブリッドシステムを統合的に制御する。また今回、油圧システムをハイブリッド油圧ショベル用に一新した。さらには豊田自動織機と日立建機が共同開発したモーター一体型の新型ハイブリッドエンジンに加え、日立建機と日立オートモティブシステムズが共同開発したリチウムイオンバッテリーなどの自動車・産業車両分野の技術を融合させている。








































豊田自動織機が新たに開発したハイブリッドユニットは、ディーゼルエンジンにアシスト発電モーターを組み合わせた新型ハイブリッドエンジン(モーター一体型)と、PCU(パワーコントロールユニット)から構成されている。

新型ハイブリッドエンジン(モーター一体型)は、74kW(100ps)クラスでオフロード法2014年基準を世界で初めて尿素SCRなしで達成し、尿素水の管理・補給も不要となるなどメンテナンス性が大幅に向上している。また、新開発の高出力薄型モーターと組み合わせることで、エンジンの最良燃費点を作業頻度が高い領域に設定することが可能になり、低燃費を実現した。
一方、モーターを制御するPCUは、自動車の電源技術を活用しつつ、振動・耐油性など建設機械特有の使用環境にも適応している。新発売のハイブリッド油圧ショベルZH200-6の業界最高水準の車両低燃費性能達成に、豊田自動織機新開発のハイブリッドユニットは大きく貢献している。

1.新型ハイブリッドエンジン(モーター一体型)
・世界157の国と地域の方々に使われている自動車用エンジンで、2013年からフォークリフトにも搭載されている1KDエンジンを採用。
・74kWクラスにおいてオフロード法2014年基準を世界で初めて尿素SCRなしで達成
・モーターのアシストにより、作業頻度が高い領域を最良燃費点に設定し、低燃費を実現
・エンジン直結構造によるモーター薄型化により、20トンハイブリッド油圧ショベルのエンジンルームへの搭載を実現
システム出力:118kW(2000rpm)
体格(全長×全幅×全高):1162×946mm×1087mm
質量:548kg
エンジン:1KD型直列4気筒ディーゼルターボ
総排気量:2982cc
ボア×ストローク:96.0×103.0mm
燃料供給:コモンレール式
過給:電子制御可変ノズルターボ
後処理装置:DOC+DPF
最高出力(参考値):74kW(100ps)(2,000 min-1)
最大トルク(参考値):390Nm
アシスト発電モーター
モータータイプ:永久磁石型同期モーター
最高出力(参考値):44kW(2,000 min-1)
最大トルク(参考値):210Nm
ZH200-6
全長×全幅×全高:9660×2860×3020mm
後端旋回半径:2890mm
最低地上高さ:450mm
標準バケット容量:0.8㎥
運転質量:20200kg
最大掘削半径:9920mm
最大掘削深さ:6670mm
最大掘削高さ:10040mm
最大ダンプ高さ:7180mm
旋回速度:11.8min-1
走行速度:3.2km/h
Source: https://motor-fan.jp/tech/10000780






Suzuki Swift 1.4 and Opel Agila B Cylinder Head Gasket





















The locally assemble Suzuki Swift 1.4  is using an K14B engine, which actually can be found in Opel Agila B model, which make us unsure whether this engine is develop by Suzuki or Opel.

But normally we found the cylinder head gasket as the design of the bottom type of the above photo, recently there are one Suzuki car with this K14B engine code, dismantle out the cylinder head gasket and found thee are differences between the one that market currently have. Is it a second generation of K14B engine?  

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Honda Insight Hybrid Rocker Cover Gasket












Honda Insight Hybrid engine is consider the Honda L13 and L15 family type of engine, which is commonly use in City, Jazz, Fit and CRZ, the rocker cover have a bit modification from those non hybrid engine.

Just look at it, it may looks like the one use on the City or Jazz I-DSI model, but it have a longer stretch at one side, don't know if the area is for the engine to connect with the hybrid battery. This hybrid model also can found in Civic and Acura ILX 1.5 model.