Friday, December 25, 2009

20 Liter Rule Bender! (What a joke!)

Credit card way to bend 20-litre fuel cap rule

(Taken form TheStarOnline)

SOME Singaporeans have quickly found ways to circumvent the ruling allowing foreigners to buy only 20 litres of petrol within 50km of the border.

Sin Chew Daily reported that they would use credit cards issued by Malaysian banks to fill up.

Another way was to pay cash for the first 20 litres and use their credit card for the rest.

A third method was to fill up 20 litres from one petrol station and proceed to another for another 20 litres, reported the daily.

Some Singaporeans would fill up at a petrol station and return 15 minutes later to pump petrol again.

A petrol station employee in Tebrau said there was no way to check if the Singaporeans had already gone to a petrol station to fill up before they go to another petrol station.

Ha ha ha ha ha! This is not un-expected. The Petrol Station Owners will sell Petrol to Singaporean no matter what. This is Business so it has nothing to do with Citizenship.

If the Malaysian Gov really want to Curb the out flow of petrol to Singapore, it is actualy not hard. No you don't need to remove the subsidy (unless this is the excuse the Gov is looking for)! What Malaysian Gov and its whole Band of smart Gov people need to figureout is actually:

"HOW TO MAKE SURE SINGAPORE CARS HAVE FULL TANK OF PETROL WHEN THEY CROSSOVER TO MALAYSIA BORDER!"

Is that so hard? IF they have full tank when coming in then they will not be buying it to be used in Singapore! The GOV have a couple hundreds thousands of Degree Holders working for them, why not use these Brains or is "these" Brains Useless?

Ha Ha Ha Ha! (Of course the GOV could be using this as a scape goat to increase the Fuel price again, it that right?)

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Perak to have Its Own "International" University.

Published: Sunday December 13, 2009 MYT 12:42:00 PM

(Taken from TheStarOnline, all the credits to them)

Perak to build international medical university


LONDON: An international medical university will be built in Perak next year in collaboration with several leading universities, mainly from India, Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir said here Saturday.

He said the project, which would involve an investment of RM7bil to RM8bil, has been planned for the past two years through private initiatives and the state government would have equity in it.

Well it seems that BN really putting thier foot on the upgrade works in Perak to win the people again. We can see the roads getting widen, parking lot added(Free), New Stronger and safer Bridges, and now a University near Gua Tempurung. My guess it that real estate property in Ipoh will go up soon (in 2 years time). No more stupid "EXPENSIVE" antique lamp post upgrade here anymore (done by previous BN). Guess they learned the leasson well and if this plan is executed properly, they may on track. Let's see if they can keep thier own words and do it.Thier plan might worked as more and more people inPerak is feeling it (wonder what is PR strategy?).

Auto Car Wash.

I really never fancied the auto car wash, but I have to use it this time. Don't have enough time to wash the car myself in this few days.
It was not 100% clean wash (there is still some area the machine can not wash (especially the back part of the car) may be due to the program is not correct. Each type of car have different dimension and to set the dimension into the auto wash is quite a task (Picking the correct program is important too, you don't want to see the roller bar come crashing into your car).
For RM3 it is still worth a try, i just need to use damn cloth to wipe some small areas.

(Need to add this info: Using the new 4-2-1 with straight flow, i get RM0.24 per KM. Mostly due to the heavy foot problem. Temptation to "step" on it is too great, hahahha. But now have to put back the S-flow for the coming travel.)

Monday, December 7, 2009

Saturday & Sunday KL Trip

Went to KL on Saturday and come back on Sunday for Wedding Dinner. Went to Sunway Pyramid (Can't find my son's Car) and then go to MidValley (Found the cars and bought 2).















Bought Another 2 units of MEGA Block Probuilder cars for my son. (The Red and Gold car, the Green one are bought in Ipoh). (Now he has 3 units)















KL-Ipoh trip Data (New 4-2-1 with S-flow):
Distance Traveled: 205km. (One way)
Highway speed: 110~120kmh. (Except some area with 90kmh limit)
Fuel Used: RM 30.
Mileage: 14.5 sen per KM or 14 Km per liter. (FC is guaranteed to be correct because I fill up before leaving KL and Fill up again after reached Ipoh).
This is my best FC so far although still can not beat IDSI. :P

Today I have just installed the HKS Muffler and I like the sound, the very bad resonance sound is no more (may be due to the new 4-2-1 header. The sound now is deep and toned, so now let's see how will the FC be in town driving with straight flow.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Header Update

I was using 4-1: (Galvanized Steel, with Low Clearance) (Power comes after 3k~3.5k RPM)














Then Change to 4-2-1: (Stainless Steel, No more clearance issue) (Power starts at 1.5k~2k RPM)














After 2 Days: (Stainless Steel change color to Yellowish after Heated by Exhaust Gas)














Overall comment is 4-1 is very good for track and Drag as it power at top range is still better than 4-2-1. It does suffer in town driving due to need to maintain 3k RPM and Low clearance.

The 4-2-1 is more suited for town driving as the power starts at 1.5k~2k RPM and it does not suffer low clearance issue. The drive is smoother but less powerful on the TOP End RPM if compared to 4-1.

Yellowish mark can be used as a tell tale sign that a Stainless Steel header has been used before.

Monday, November 30, 2009

4-2-1 Header

I have changed my 4-1 header to a 4-2-1 header as my car is normally used as a daily drive and very less lapping it. The 4-1 is very effective in VTEC DRAG range (5k~8k) and the power is endless but under normal driving circumstances it is a bit rough for me.














So i started to source for a 4-2-1 to change the power band to mid RPM onwards which will sacrifice the top RPM performance compared to the 4-1. The long welded joint for 2-3 and 1-4 tubes, give me a good idea that this is good quality stuff.

After some time, I manage to find one unit of nice quality 4-2-1. It has good welding joints and made from Stainless steel which now has a yellow tone (after expose to heat the SS will yellow).




















After installing it and drive home, i must admit the power does come earlier which is at 2k RPM and this is suitable for normal street driving. Plus there is more clearance to miss those speed bumps.















After searching on the NET i finally found that the unit actually almost replica the Spoon 4-2-1.
(Check out the long welding line joining the 2-3 and 1-4 tubes. Quite similar to the unit above?)

4-1 header for sale!

I am selling my used local made 4-1 Mugen Replica. It was made using galvanized steel which is also anti-rust.

Condition: Used for 5 months and have minor scratches.
The picture on the left is mine and the right unit is from the shop. My unit has straight runners which is very effective to let the exhaust gas out. Power comes with increase of RMP especially aft 3~3.5k RPM until red line.
SOLD

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Go Kart Ipoh.

Have been quiet for about a month. Did a few normal things like going to Cameron Bee farm and get Jagung. Playing Facebook games. But some for some reason I found Go_Karting is really fun. I have always wanted to play go Kart but so far no luck, until Extreme Park Ipoh have it.
All I can say is it is really fun and you can read all about it here in my friend's Blog:
http://my-podz.blogspot.com/2009/11/go-kart-sunway-extreme-park-ipoh.html
http://tykoh88.blogspot.com/2009/11/go-kart-at-sunway-extreme-park-ipoh.html

Video: (I have more but it takes damn long to upload and process)

video

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Snatch-theft

Snatch-theft victim, 17, dies from injuries

2009/09/26

Ahmad Fairuz Othman

(Taken from NST Online)

JOHOR BARU: Tan Shu Fang had her whole life ahead of her, but it came to an abrupt end after she succumbed to injuries due to a snatch theft.

The 17-year-old student from Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Mutiara Rini 2 in Skudai breathed her last at 5pm on Friday.

The younger of two siblings never recovered from her coma after sustaining severe head injuries during the snatch theft nine days earlier.

The Sept 17 incident at Jalan Pendekar 1 in Taman Ungku Tun Aminah, Skudai, occured when Tan was riding pillion with her mother Leong Ah Kui, 53, on motorcycle.

Housewife Leong Ah Kui, 53, (right) with her late daughter, snatch theft victim Tan Shu Fang, in an undated picture.
Housewife Leong Ah Kui, 53, (right) with her late daughter, snatch theft victim Tan Shu Fang, in an undated picture.


They were heading to a nearby Public Bank to withdraw money to pay for Tan's tuition class fees. Two men on motorcycle approached the mother and daughter, and one of them snatched Tan's handbag.

Both mother and daughter fell off their motorcycle while the culprits fled the scene.

Leong, who related the incident during a Press conference at the Skudai State Assemblyman Dr Boo Cheng Hau's service centre yesterday, said her daughter suffered a fit and began foaming in the mouth after falling backwards off the motorcycle.

She said passers-by helped to bring Tan to a nearby government polyclinic.

Tan, who was already unconscious at that time, was later transfered to the Sultanah Aminah Hospital's intensive care unit.

Prior to her death, Tan underwent two surgeries to treat blood clots in her brain.

"My hopes for her future are dashed now that she's gone. She was a bright stduent who wanted to further her studies at the tertiary level. Her life was cut short because of those criminals," said Leong, who could not contain her emotions during the Press conference.

Meanwhile, State police chief Datuk Mohd Mokhtar Mohd Shariff said the police were tracing the two snatch thieves and would bring them to book.

"We are doing our very best to hunt them down," said Mokhtar. He urged those with information on the incident to contact the Johor police at 07-221 2999 or the nearest police station.

Snatch thief is a very serious problem in Malaysia. Has our GOV gone full force to combat this? If they can send multiple units of FRU and Police to Perak GOV and to Spray water cannon at Public demonstrator, why can't they put more effort in preventing snatch thief? We need Police to set up traps in area prone to sntach thieve. Normally the thief is drug addicts, how is our GOV doing in combating Drugs in Malaysia? We have multiple International Drug syndicate in our country, why are these people can walk like a free man here?

The last question is, does the girl wear a helmet? If yes, it is almost impossible to have a head injury serious enough to cause celerbral damage to the back brain. So to all Bikers, Please wear your helmet and secure it to your head properly.

Now another life is lost due to this stupid problem in public security.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Turquoise Discus





I have just purchased 6 juvenile discuss from a forum ( http://www.discus.com.my/forum/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=2431 ) member (Alan). They are a very good buy as all of them is very health and acclimate very easily to my tank. They all actively feeding on tetra bit just after 5 hours of getting into my tank. (I wass worried they would reject Tetra bit as they were fed using beef heart by Alan.

With the 6 juvenile banded Turquoise Discus added to the tank, now I have 7 Discuss, 4 Panda Cory, 2 Rummy nose Tetra and 1 Spotted Pleco in the tank.

You might find it weird that i have clean out the whole tank as it was a planted tank before. Well my tank was over run by green slime algae, it was my mistake to change both lamp bulb to Toshiba's. It was way too bright and contribute lots to the growth. I eventually clan up the tank removing the sand and stones and algae covered drift wood and plants. It is lot of work and was done in one day.It is easier to keep bare tank as i can just clean stuff of it and siphon it off.

If you want to buy Turquoise Discus, let me know and i will bring you to Alan.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Realigned the fog lights and Yellow bulb.

I just got my Fog lamp re-aligned and fitted with "Gold" yellow bulbs. Now it is really a good FOG lamp. I have no need to worry about rain or foggy area.
The 1st image (Before) is less yellow and the light merged to one due to alignment issue.
The 2nd image (After) is much more yellowish and the light beam have been aligned (can see 2 beams). At rainy time and Foggy time, the yellow beam is more useful compared to the white ones.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Hankook V12 EVO Update.

I finally managed to test the tyres in rain yesterday, the car can accelerate, corner and brake very well in rain....... the confidence level is higher than Neova. Feels almost same as dry grip, the only lacking is the slower steering response when compared to Neova. This is probally due to the softer side wall which privide good comfort and much less road noise. So for RM215 a peice, it is worth to grab it as a very worthy UHP Tyre. So now lets see if it wears well too. But with Thread 280, Traction AA, Temperature A, 195/55/15 85V (Max speed rating is 240kmh) you can't go wrong much.

Monday, September 14, 2009

New Tyre Installed
















I have finally got my Tyre installed. I need to budget and choose a tyre which is more suitable for outstation and have very good water displacement without hydroplaning the car XD. After reviewing online, I have stream lined to Either RE001 or Hankook V12 EVO (RS2 only for 16 inch above).

In Ipoh, 195/50/15 RE001 cost RM250 per unit while the 195/55/15 Ventus V12 cost ~RM225 per unit. I managed to find a shop that sells the Ventus V12 to me at RM215 without the tips (I have metal tips which still last). Got it (date code 2009) install for RM860 with balancing and alignment. After they have done, I drove it back to my work place. After work I directly go to find "Tall Guy" (Kou Low) at Jalan Dato Shell station for revalidation of the alignment, Camber and balancing. After he is done, the car fell smoother.

My initial evaluation of the tyre: For that price I paid, it is worth it. As I have only drove my car with Neova, i can only compare this tyre with Neova (initial eval). It has softer side wall. More water run ways for rain. Compare to Neova, V12 feels slightly less grippy and less responsive to steering input (But still in acceptable limit). It is more comfortable (absorb road bumps well) and quiet. I still need to test it in the rain (update later).

Info below is taken from: http://www.mx6.com/forums/discount-tire-direct/230629-discuss-new-hankook-ventus-v12-evo-pics-video.html

TECHNOLOGY

-Solid center rib block

The solid rib block in the center enhances braking performance. It also ensures optimal ground contact pressure and control response at high speeds for excellent handling.
-Efficient water drainage

Wide linear grooves and aggressive Y-shape pattern design effectively channels water away from the tire.
1) Jointless Bead Wire & High Hardness Bead Filler:

Improves high speed stability while maximizing steering response and durability without sacrificing ride comfort.

2) Wide, High-Tensile Steel Belts & Jointless Two-Cap Ply:

Enhances tread strength for added steering response and wear resistance. This also improves uniformity for a smooth ride and durability.

3) Rim Protector

Provides better protection against outer shock or rim scratches.
-High density nylon reinforcement belt:

Optimized for even distribution of ground contact pressure during cornering.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

FOG lamps......

I have chanced on a set of Hella 530 Clear Fog lamps. It uses 55W 12V H3 bulbs as standard. As my car is lack of fog lamp and the original used unit is snapped up like hot cakes by the locals (imagine paying for RM250 for a pair of used Fog lamps), so i took it and got it installed by the shop selling it. I tested it at night near 12.30am when the petrol station have closed, they have a wall at a very dark corner for me to align the lights.
Now it is safer to drive in FOG, Rain or very dark roads as the view does have improvement.





Views from inside of the car. Those Red Blue bins are trash cans and you know how big are those, this is for you to estimate the distance to the wall which is more or less than 8~10 meters.

No light:














Just Fog light:














Just Head light:














Both Fog light and Head light:

My Neova.........





























The pictures says a thousand words. My Neova is near EOL..... hitting the safety limit. If you go back to old dated Blog, I start to use Neova since my odo is at 37k km (Around Feb~Mar 2008). It have served me well for 23k km or 18 months time. As you noticed, there is still thread on all 4 tyres but i am not willing to compromise the safety of my family so a replacement is on the way. I will keep these for special occasions if there will be any.

Monday, August 31, 2009

The Bullshit continues.............

Price of RON 95 at RM1.80 from Tuesday (Update)

By NURBAITI HAMDAN and TEH ENG HOCK

(Taken from TheStar)

KUALA LUMPUR: The newly introduced RON 95 fuel is now priced at RM1.80 - five sen higher than the previous RM1.75.

Meanwhile, RON 97 is upgraded as a premium product and has gone up to RM2.05 from RM1.80.

Domestic Trade, Cooperative and Consumerism Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the new prices were decided based on the current method of Automatic Pricing Mechanism (APM).

“Although the price is now 5 sen higher, the Government is still subsidising 33.81 sen per litre (of RON 95) which is equivalent to RM304mil monthly,” he told reporters after the launch of Primax 95 by Petronas here on Monday.

Currently, the Government is subsidising RON 97 by 42.72 sen per litre.

The cost for RON 95 went up 102% from USD$ 40.75 per barrel to USD$ 82.30 in December last year and August respectively.

“If there is any changes in the global prices, we would revise it accordingly. It is up to the Economic Council to decide.

“RON 95 also adheres to the EURO2M specification where it can lessen pollution,” said Ismail Sabri, adding that consumers would get quality petroleum at a subsidised price.

With the new pricing, Ismail Sabri added that RON 92 was phased out from the market as the usage was only 5% from total petrol sale in the country.

In April last year, then Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Shahrir Samad said the Government was considering the use of petrol with higher research octane number (RON) to reduce fuel subsidies without hurting the lower-and-medium income groups.

A higher octane number means higher resistance to engine “knocking”. “Knocking” could possibly damage the engine over time.

Petrol Dealers Association of Malaysia president Datuk Hashim Othman said petrol stations could easily recalibrate their pumps to adjust to the new price.

“With technology, all you need to do is push some buttons. It is almost automatic in most stations now, except for a few in the rural areas which are still using the manual system,” he told The Star.

He added that petrol dealers would make a slight gain with the price increase as they had bought their current stock at the old price.

“It is only a little as the price increase is small,” he said.

See all this bullshit talk........ Especially the last bullshit sentence.

“It is only a little as the price increase is small,” he said.

If you think this is so small why not subsidising it for the RAKYAT..... What is a BLOODY RM304Million Monthly to Our current BN GOV? Our stupid ANGKASWAN project is the waste of money but we are doing and being laughed by the whole world.... Hello! Wake Up.... our ANGKASAWAN is just a "BAGGAGE" to other country austonout.

RON95 is RM1.80 per lioter NOT RM1.75! (Rip OFF)

Price of RON 95 at RM1.80 from Tuesday

(Taken from TheStar)

KUALA LUMPUR: The RON 95 petrol will be sold at RM1.80 per litre from Tuesday.

RON 97 will be sold at RM2.05 while RON 92 will be phased out, said Domestic Trade, Cooperative and Consumerism Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

See..... This is how our current BN led GOV play things around. Even the words from PM can not be trusted.

Quote the Famous statement: "RON95 will be at RM1.75"..... "This will help those who is low income group to save on petrol money"..... "RON97 will be at RM2.00" .... "High Income group can afford"..... "This will help GOV to save Billions in subsidy and help the lower income Rakyat"........... BLA BLA BLA....(ALL BULL SHIT)

So NOW Mr BN GOV, Please tell us the poor rakyat what bullshit you want to say?

RON95 is RM1.80 per liter same price as previous RON97 so "THERE is NO SAVING for the Poor Rakyat".

Worst still, for those who are using RON92 will now be forced to use RON95 at 1.80 per liter. What a JOKE, you guys acted worst than CLOWN! (at least CLOWN can make us happy).

RON97 goes from RM1.80 to RM2.05 (That is a BLOODY 14% Price hike and there is NO GLOBAL SHORTAGE of OIL as excuse). So what is the excuse this time, too much $$$ waste in buying over those "FROGS"? or planning to buy MORE FROGS?

You guys will never learn, do you? Well we shall say BYE BYE in GE 2013! Lets see how many vote you will lost!

BTE: If you don't notice, THIS YEAR's MERDEKA is the LOUSIEST IN MALAYSIA HISTORY. DO YOU KNOW WHY?


Friday, August 28, 2009

Timber Company Dismantle Bridge, Distruping Food supply to Poor Penan People

No bridge, so no food for Penans

By STEPHEN THEN

(Taken from TheStar)

MIRI: The food shortage problem in central Sarawak has been worsened after a timber company dismantled an iron bridge that links up to 3,000 people living inside the remote areas.

Efforts to send food aid to the Penans have now been seriously hampered.

Yesterday, more than 1,600 packets of rice weighing 16,000kg were despatched by donors through the Catholic Church.

However, the food supply is stuck at the Sungai Asap settlement, about 50km from the Bakun Dam, as timber lorries used to deliver the food cannot cross the Sungai Linau after the dismantling of the bridge.

The timber concession area was earmarked for flooding this October to create a reservoir for the dam.

Reverend Father Sylvester Ding, aid collection co-ordinator, said it would take a long time to carry food aid across the river by boat.

“We are in a dilemma as to how to send the food to Lusong Laku settlement and SRK Lusong Laku where the food shortage is most acute.

“We have no choice but to seek help from the locals to transport the food across the river.

“We will also try to reach five other settlements near the Indonesian border by other routes. We hope the weather will be favourable, as it has been a few weeks since supply reached those in need,” he said.

The Star journalist who joined the food aid mission saw a truck laden with food items stranded at the Sungai Asap settlement.

On Aug 7, the timber company clarified that the iron bridge was only built in March, and that the Penans in the area had been able to travel to Bintulu or Kapit before the bridge was built.

The company spokesman also said it was untrue the natives in the interior would be cut off without the bridge, adding that the company had helped the local communities in various ways, such as helping them build longhouses or provide jobs.

The spokesman was responding to an earlier story in Sunday Star saying that the timber company planned to dismantle the bridge as it was pulling out of the area after completing its logging activities.

The decision was reported to have caused an uproar among the natives.

Comment:

1) Why do the Timber Company have to dismantle the Bridge?

2) Does the Timber Company have the authority to build the Bridge?

3) Is the Bridge very expensive? (Don't talk garbage on helping the natives if you can not even spare ONE bloody Bridge! We are not stupid and your spokesman is lousy, go read more books)

3) If this is a sabotage to STEAL the supplies, then this Timber Company should not have their license renew and should be blacklisted. (INHUMAN ACT, Shame on YOU)


Saturday, August 22, 2009

Wiper Link Arm Repaired




























I was having so much problem when raining due to the link arm over swing and hit the side of the wind screen rubber (worn out rubber bush). I have tried to look for a used 1/2 cut unit but they are bad also (It cost RM120), so i returned it. After some searching, i manage to find out that there is an OEM replace for the bush and linkage arm.
I immediately go grab one set for RM80 and return to the garage. I diy replace the linkage and the wiper is good now. Finally no need to worry about driving when raining at night.

Screws for Plug Wire Cover.





Yes! Finally found the screws for my plug wire cover. Have to take it out from old Honda Engine. I can find any NEW units in the shops. :) Believe me, it is hard to get NEW ones. Lucky my friend got me 4 units for FREE.... :)

Friday, August 21, 2009

FAcebook can not see HCOC pic!




Guys,

I really can not see the link and the attached is the print screen. Please help to advise.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Billet Plug Cable Cover





























My engine does not have a plug cable cover when it was transplanted (possibly stolen). I have been driving the car for more than 1 year with this missing something feeling. It is not easy to search for a good bargain on hte B series plug cover. Carbon fiber unit cost RM280 (retail) and RM250 (2nd hand). OEM unit from chop shop is rare and quite pricey (More than RM120 for a so-so used unit). While searching online, I found a good deal. USD9.99 per unit in e-bay. The shipping cost is USD18. The price converted to MYR is 100.60 which is damn good deal for a billet CNC machined alluminium unit which was made in Taiwan/China. So i have it ordered. It reaches to my hands today. Now i need to find those 4 units of M6 "Acorn" hex nuts to complete the job. :)

Note: I use 2 cable tie to ensure the plug cable does not touch any of the hot metal surface and hold it in place.