Sunday, September 26, 2010

Ralliart Reservoir Tank Cover

Hey guys.
During hard driving, let say in track, drag or touge, there is a chance our brake/clutch/power steering may leak fluids. So to stop this from happening, we can install 'reservoir tank cover'. It also happens to me so after window shopping to all of performance parts shop to get good deal on this cover, i managed to find reservoir tank cover produced by Ralliart. Pictures below.

The reservoir tank cover not only protect our engine bay from leaks but it will also dramatically enhance our engine bay appearance XD.I think that's my main reason actually XD. As you can see from the pictures above, i bought two covers. One for brake reservoir tank and the other one is for my power steering reservoir tank.


Friday, September 24, 2010

Parts Number For Mitsubishi MIVEC

Hi guys.
My friend found this helpful info about MIVEC replacement parts number on the net, so, I would like to share the info about as reference for MIVEC engine builders out there.

You wanna find more info about the replacement parts, you can view it at


Thursday, September 23, 2010

New Features

I just updated my blog with the new page tabs. You can see it right on top ( below blog picture) which are Home, About Me, Performance Parts and Ask Me Here!

The one that i would like to highlight is about Ask Me Here! tab. As you can see, the reasons for me to include this feature in my blog are because i want to answer and entertain some of the questions from readers. I will try my best to answer it. I will post the answer on that tab area, so all of you guys can together read my feedbacks. So do check for updates on that page or on formspring

Thanks again!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi

The world's first ferrari theme park - Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is set to open in october 2010. Announced as 'an intense multi-sensory experience and a must-visit for enthusiasts, fans and families'. The park pays tribute to the passion, excellence, performance, technical innovation that ferrari has established over the years and represents today. Its iconic sleek red roof is directly influenced by the classic double curve side profile of the ferrari gt body, spanning 200,000 m2 and carrying
the largest ferrari logo ever created.

Ferrari world abu dhabi will host a number of attractions, including rides for children of all ages, providing the complete ferrari experience: over 20 state-of-the-art attractions, each designed to bring to life a different part of the ferrari story, including the world’s fastest rollercoaster, travelling at speeds exceeding 200 km/h and emulating the thrilling sensation of being in a ferrari f1 car, or the g-force experience taking passengers on an adrenaline-pumping ride up over 62 m, through the roof and back down again.

The park is located on yas island - set to become a global tourist destination with a wide range of accommodation and entertainment facilities - on the north east side of abu dhabi ’s mainland. Abu Dhabi , at the crossroads between europe, asia and africa, was chosen as the ideal location to build the ferrari theme park, motor sports being extremely popular in the united arab emirates. Ferrari world abu dhabi will offer a unique and intensely fun way, together with a wide variety of italian delicacies, and of course unique shopping experiences.

The park is owned by Aldar Properties PJSC, Abu Dhabi ’s leading property development, management and investment company. Farah Leisure Parks Management L.L.C, a joint venture between Aldar Properties PJSC and Profun Management Group Inc. (international leisure facilities management and operating company) will be responsible for managing and operating Ferrari World Abu Dhabi.

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Thursday, September 16, 2010

R3 Stage 3 Header

Hi guys!
Since i'm running on a new setup, i also thinking to redo back my exhaust system. Last 3-4 days ago, i managed to get a 'used' R3 Stage 3 header which i found when i surfed online market to replace my Hotbits 4-2-1 header. After finished dealing with the seller, i straight away bought it as the price fit my budget and other than that, R3 department has stop the production of this kind of header, so i can say that this header is quite a rare item. Picture below.

pix before i clean it with Autosol

looks almost like Mugen 4-1 header

After a few runs with the new header, i can say that this header is quite good. Most people said that this 4-1 header will make bad low end power, but thank god i didnt spot any decrease in low end power. It gives a very good mid range power and superb high end power especially after MIVEC kicks in! Badass sound! I kinda like it very much.

The only thing that i hate about this header is the header runner is quite long, below the oil sump, meaning that the clearance with the ground is not so good. Not really appropriate to use on the road in my country which have a lot of speedbumps. Really scare it will bent! Hope it will not. If thats happen, than i have to find another one :(


Saturday, September 11, 2010

The Finale : MIVEC 1.8 Hybrid

Hi guys!

As i promised in the last two post, here is the picture of my engine bay. Introducing new heart for my ride, MIVEC 1.8

After a week of testing this setup, the car behave just like what i have wanted for this daily driven car. Power below 5000 RPm is just like any other 1.8 vvt (maybe better) but the power when the MIVEC kicks in ( 5200 PRM ) is veryyyyyyyyyy orgasmic all the way to rev cut ( 8200 RPM ). Really love the sound of the MIVEC crossover. I'M LOVING IT!!!

For the time being i planned to let it stock. Hmm... but i think not for so long. LOL. Really into engine modification. Maybe it is in my blood already. LOL. But one thing for sure i want to unleash the power without have to put in any performance high camshaft first. Wanna see how far this 'stock' 2 in 1 camshaft can do with add-on parts =)

All i wanna do now are to find new header & adjustable camshaft pulley. Gonna start saving up. Parts for MIVEC ain't cheap. I think ,most MIVEC users can understand what i meant. Hehe.


Thursday, September 9, 2010

Eid Dul Fitr Greeting

i would like to wish all of my moslem friends and families ‘happy eid dul fitr’ in the holy month of syawal. May god bless us all with joy and prosperity.


Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Hybrid Project Part 4

Hi guys!

Some pictures that i took during the process. My mechanic first checked the condition of the cylinder head and then cleaned it with special chemical to take out a of unwanted stains , debris and old engine oil from the cylinder head. Picture below.

After that, they install all of the parts back in the cylinder head. Next, they checked the valve clearance between the head and the piston by putting clays on top of the valve pocket. Sorry forgot to take picture at that time. This is a very important step because if the measurement is not accurate, the valves might hit the piston especially when MIVEC activate.

Since i'm out of budget at that time, i have to cancel my plan to port & polish the cylinder head. But nevermind. Maybe next?

Thats all for now. Wait for the next post. The finale. Thx guys!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Hybrid Project Part 3

DIY time =)

Since the MIVEC rocker cover look dirty and dull, i sprayed it to my favorite color which is blue. It doesn't turn out like what i wanted. Actually, I wanna make it dark blue like my previous rocker cover but then color turned lighter that what i planned. ahahah. Nevermind. It still looks good though.

The rocker cover will look much better with my plug cover which has been wrapped with 3M carbon fiber 3D effect sticker. Damn nice. I got it when i searched around the net. Bought it because my halfcut cylinder head didn't come together with the plug cover.

i like!

See you guys in the next post.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Hybrid Project Part 2

Hey guys!
Another update. I bought this two stuffs accidently when i visited performance shop in my area. Since my current plugs worn out, i think i wont reuse it back in the cylinder head. At first, i think i just wanna buy NGK iridium IX plugs but since i've always been a fan of NGK Iriway plugs, i cancelled my plan and then go for NGK Iriway ( heat 7 ). It cost higher than the iridium but i think i dont mind since i know that it will perform much better than the iridium.

heat 7

Other than that, i bought a very small stuff which proven to protect the engine. It is called 'magnetic oil sump nut'. It cost less than MYR50. And it can be use for a very long time.

protect your engine!

Why magnetic oil drain nut? From the information that i gathered from the net, our engine oil filter can't catch everything. So, with the help of magnetic oil sump nut, it will catch any metal particles in engine oil, keeping engine completely free of metal bits and shavings. Stop engine damage before it can begin! Still confuse how it works? then watch the video below =)

Cool huh?

Stay tuned for more!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Hybrid Project Part 1

Hi guys.
For this project, i didn't touch anything on the engine block. Still remain with my current block setup since it is already quite good for this hybrid project. Furthermore, this block has just been overhaul last year. Since we took off the previous cylinder head, i asked my mechanics to polish back the piston. See below for the picture.


Thank god there is no alteration on the piston that we need to make to fit in the cylinder head to the block. For those who didn't know, i'm using B16 p30 piston taken from EG siR VTEC, so we need to check first and after that we can decide which metal gasket thickness that we can use so that we wont have any problem later especially during MIVEC open/ ON. Stay tuned for more.


Thursday, September 2, 2010

Another Sign of Ageing?

Hi guys.
Recently, i felt that my engine is too aggressive to use on the road. Since this car is a daily driven car, driving in town with lot of traffic jam sometimes make me feel really pissed off especially during hot days and without air-condition. LOL. What more can i do right since I'm using race spec camshaft ( 300 degree of duration ). So it will stall everytime i turned ON the air-condition during idle. Suddenly, this idea came up in my mind. It might shock some of you guys but i want to reveal something.... i just bought new cylinder head to be plonked on my engine block. Pictures below.

i will now miss the power, the touch, the sound, the hardship, the sweat & the victory. thx all motor 4g93 variable-less screamer. you will be missed. thx for the memories.

MIVEC cylinder head

Yes. As you can see from the picture above, i bought the famous MIVEC cylinder head by Mitsubishi. The technology from the cylinder head is quite similar to VTEC system. MIVEC technology is an answer to VTEC by Honda XD. Some of the specification of the cylinder head.

Mivec Camshaft Profile

mivec low lobe
Ex 232/8.24mm lift
IN 228/7.58mm lift

Mivec high lobe
Ex 285/9.83mm lift
In 300/10.41mm lift

Still didn't get the idea? here are another informations that i got from the internet which can help you guys to understand a bit more on what MIVEC really is :)

"Some types of variable valve control systems optimize power and torque by varying valve opening times and/or duration. Some of these valve control systems optimize performance at low and mid-range engine speeds. Others focus on enhancing only high-rpm power. MIVEC system provides both of these benefits by controlling valve timing and lift. The basic operation of the MIVEC system is altering the cam profiles and thus tailoring engine performance in response to driver input.

In essence, MIVEC serves the same function as "swapping cams", something that car racers might do when modifying older-design engines to produce more power. However, such swaps come with a compromise - generally yielding either greater low-end torque or more high-end horsepower, but not both. MIVEC achieves both goals. With MIVEC, the "cam swap" occurs automatically at a fixed engine speed. The cam switch operation is transparent to the driver, who is simply rewarded with a smooth flow of power.

Two distinct cam profiles are used to provide two engine modes: a low-speed mode, consisting of low-lift cam profiles; and a high-speed mode. The low-lift cams and rocker arms - which drive separate intake valves - are positioned on either side of a centrally located high-lift cam. Each of the intake valves is operated by a low-lift cam and rocker arm, while placing a T-lever between them allows the valves to follow the action of the high-lift cam.

At low speeds, The T-lever's wing section floats freely, enabling the low-lift cams to operate the valves. The intake rocker arms contain internal pistons, which are retained by springs in a lowered position while the engine speed is below the MIVEC switchover point, to avoid contacting the high-lift T-shaped levers. At high speeds, hydraulic pressure elevates the hydraulic pistons, causing the T-lever to push against the rocker arm, which in turn makes the high-lift cam operate the valves.

In summary, MIVEC switches to the higher cam profile as engine speed increases, and drops back to the lower cam profile as engine speed decreases. The reduced valve overlap in low-speed mode provides stable idling, while accelerated timing of the intake valve's closing reduces backflow to improve volumetric efficiency, which helps increase engine output as well as reduce lift friction. High-speed mode takes advantage of the pulsating intake effect created by the mode's high lift and retarded timing of intake valve closure. The resulting reduced pumping loss of the larger valve overlap yields higher power output and a reduction in friction. The low- and high-speed modes overlap for a brief period, boosting torque"

Quite long huh? hehe. To be true, I'm very sad actually to sell my beloved 93T head because the head that i built is very capable to trash some variable and lifting machine if you know what i meant but, since this car is daily driven, so i had to make up my mind and sell this head off. Hopefully the new owner will make a better setup with the head in his race machine. All the best.


p/s: i'll update on 4g93 MIVEC build up in the next post. Stay tuned!