Friday, June 23, 2017

Will Geely change Malaysia auto parts game play?

DRB-Hicom Bhd and Zhejiang Geely Holdings Group have inked a definitive agreement under which the latter will acquire a 49.9% stake in the national car manufacturer for RM460.3mil. The full news can be seen in the below link,

And many are talking about the Geely Boyue model, which will form Proton's first SUV in Malaysia market,

And it remain mystery for me on the engine of this Geely Boyue, which it can be found online with the engine code of JLD-4G24, JLD-4G20 and JLD-4G18TDB, which no further details enclose if this engine is a modification from a Japan engine or a totally develop by Geely.

Will the said Proton's SUV using the Geely Boyue original engine or using the Proton's develop engine? If it is using the China made engine, the future engine parts game play in Malaysia market may have a changes if China engine start to dominate the popular model on the road.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Kia Optima K5 Valve Cover Gasket

In this post just to share a valve cover gasket on a Korea model, KP have no product on this gasket, it is just a sharing post because found this interesting design of the gasket.

The Kia Optima K5 with G4NC engine, have a rocker cover gasket like the above photo which show its OEM part number 22441-2E000, with the 2 pieces of rubber which you can see in the photo, the design is already quite different from other type of rocker cover gasket.

But that is not the end of story, they come up with another part number of 22441-2E300 which is shown as above photo, looks similar, but actually have a longer stretch on the outer rubber.

And from the above photo, you can see the different between 22441-2E000 and 22441-2E300 more clearly, the gasket is 22441-2E000, which try to install on a rocker cover which should use 22441-2E300, and you can see 22441-2E000 is actually shorter and have a missing stretch on it.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Toyota 1G-FE Gasket

The Toyota 1G-FE gasket which use in Altezza or Mark II GXE10 and GX115, is a bit different from other Toyota 1G series of gasket, firstly their cylinder head gasket is metal type or MLS type which in other model of 1G cylinder head gasket is using graphite material.

The intake manifold gasket for this model is also rubber o-ring type which other 1G series of intake manifold gasket is using paper type of gasket or asbestos material.