Monday, December 20, 2010

Wheel Stand.

The G27 wheel, i know that a wheel stand is needed. After some online checking, i found that most after market wheel stand does not come cheap! One of the most popular is the WheelstandPro which cost about RM600.

I checked online for some DIY wheel stand and those do look good. But building one will not be easy as the material needed is difficult to get and i do not have a lot of wood work tools.

I managed to find good desk which is then moded to have a gear shift lever mount. This is what i got for under RM60 (this is 10% of the Wheelstand Pro price.)

Now that the steering wheel is well mounted, i can start to learn use it properly.

Monday, December 13, 2010

GT5 Titanium BLUE

Finally I get my long awaited Goodies. I have started to Play GT since PS1 was in the market and kept on playing until GT4 in PS2. After much awaiting GT5 finally released with PS3 and this ticked me off to get the Special Titanium BLUE set. As per all the GT series played, GT5 is the current BOMB, realistic and my guess it those Battle Gear machine at Jusco will be swapping flies.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Dinner at Puchong "Tak Fok" Crab

We went to Puchong yesterday and have dinner at "Tak Fok" which specialized in "Cheese Crab" and also "Salted Egg Crab". They have other on the menu such as fish but one more is worth pointing out is their Homemade Tofu which has very good topping. Better to book early because this place will be jamed packed by 7.00pm. We were there at 5.30pm and waited for my wife's cousin until 6.15pm before confirming the order. The service there is quite good althou they have their hand's full. The price is quite acceptable.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Part list for Oil cooler Assembly.

1. COOLER, ENGINE OIL 15500-PR3-013
2. PIPE, CONNECTING 19505-PR3-000
3. JOINT, OIL COOLER 11108-PR3-010

these r for ek9. kindly double check no.3

List 2
15500-PR3-013 - OIL COOLER
15560-PT6-003 - BOLT
19423-PR3-000 - OIL COOLER LINE (OUT)
19422-PR3-000 - OIL COOLER LINE (IN)
11108-PR3-010 - NIPPLE

Note: The first 2 characters of the 3rd column of the part number signifies spec. level:
A0 = USDM spec. 00 = JDM goodness!
P73 = Integra Type R
PCT = Civic Type R
P72 = B18c
PR3/PW0/P30 = B16a

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Radiator Cap 0.9 Bar, 1.1 Bar or 1.3 Bar (1bar=1kg/cm2)

I notice that the water resevoir is always empty even I keep filling it up. I was wondering if there is any leak. A check finds a damaged radiator cap. I have been using this SARD 1.3 Bar (kg/cm2) cap since 3 years ago.

So I dig up the web to find the replacement; in short:
1) Radiator cap it a control valve that raises the boiling temperature point of the car cooling liquid keeping the coolant in liquid form under higher operating temperature.
2) 1.3 Bar (19 lbs) Cap: Valve open when coolant liquid hits 153 degC.
3) 1.1 Bar (16 lbs) Cap: Valve open at 127 degC.
4) 0.9 Bar (13 lbs) Cap: Valve open at 100 degC.

Naturally most people will choose to have the 1.3 Bar (as what I did before) which result that the coolant can still remain in liquid from at 153 degC (radiator + cooling system can operate at higher temperature before valve opens).
In actual condition of normal street driving (some short sprint) we rarely hit water temperatures above 120 degC. For track, it would be different story/game as we tend to push the car at the limit for long time. So for me, I downgraded the Cap from 1.3 Bar to 1.1 Bar.

Reason is:
1) I do not need my car cooling to work at 153 degC, if it does then the cooling system is need to be changed (Radiator, hose, water pump) to lower down the temperature (operating at high temp is NOT good for your engine due to possiblity of parts wearing to knocking issues).
2) The radiator cap does not help to improve the cooling rate of the system temperature, it only force the system to work at higher temperature.
3) The car cooling system efficiency improvement requires upgrade of High capacity Radiator, Silicon Tubes, Bigger water pump, better Fan + etc (basic items).
4) Very important... it is CHEAPER! :) LOL!

Note: Using a high pressure CAP in normal system and if the temperature ever hits above 140 degC; it would be a problem as the system is operating a over temp and component wear will be critical, the tubes may burst causing a disaster if you are pushing the car hard. Using a lower temp 1.1 Bar is safer as the raditor Cap only permits the system to be operated at max 127 degC.
(0.9 Bar is not really commended as it too close to normal operating temp, causing the valve to open too early and reduce the cooling capacity at normal use).

It is highly recommended to install an after market Water Temp meter to know exactly how hot is your engine coolant is running. (Below 100 degC is good, best at 90 degC but almost impossible to hit at hot days) (Above 100degC needs caution; and if it ever goes to 110~120 degC, it is better to slow down the car at "lower rev" and let the system cool)

Friday, November 5, 2010

Suspension Bush Change and Retune.

I screwed up the setting for the GAB SS when it was intalled a few months ago. I knew something is wrong as my car is bouncing every time the road is not even (not normal). After 2 months of seaching the Web, I finally found the mistake. I set the pre-load for the spring too high. It was supposed to have 5mm compression only and I actually set it to 1.5 inch compression during the 1st setup. So the spring is compress too much and not able to absorb the bumps. After correcting the compression, the spring now flexes properly and the ride have a better road hugging feel (instead of jumping around :)).

I took this chance to change the Absorber bush from Composite fiber type (WHITE) to PU rubber type (BLACK). Composite fiber is lighter but when it degrades, it will become fiber dust which can actually intrude and damage your absorber shaft. PU will not degrade but it is much more heavier.

My mechanic also help to tie the dust boot with cable ties to ensure the shaft is well protected from sand and dust intrusion. My setting now is Front 16, Rear 14 (soft = 0, Hard = 32).

The ride Height has been adjusted to 2 fingers all four corners from wheel arch to tyre.

Gear Linkage Bush (Hardrace)

Finally get to have the Hardrace Gear linkage bush installed into my car. The Kit comes with a new shifter Boot. Now the gear shift is much more accurate and more smoother (no more need to seach the gear by wriggle shifter and also much less prone to miss-shift). Really worth the money spent.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Sunday Project (Pedal)

Did on Sunday 31 Oct 2010. I notice that new pedal is needed when one of the rubbber pedal covers dropped off when I was driving, lucky that I am used to small pedals at "Kenari aka Dihatsu Move".
I have went around to find a suitable pedal and finally the set was found. It is the same design and manufacturer that I used on my "Wira aka Mit Lancer" 7 years ago. The unti is going last as long as your car can.
The unit came with clip bracket but knowing that Rivet is more reliable, I decided to rivet it. Diy steps per below and picture per order:
1) Original Pedals.
2) Look that the tear.
3) New pedals (I rubbed off all the printing "Type R" with thinner as by experiance i know it will look ugly when some of it start to come off due to wear in the future).
4) Some Double sided tape is applied to the new Pedals.
5) Stick the unit to the car's pedal (Temporary for placing location confirmation)
6) Drill and Rivet the center hole to hold the part in place while need to see the light.
7) Bog wood need to be used to prevent the Gas pedal from being too close to car chasis. (The drill bit may hit the car if too close to the firewall.)
8) Complete Assembly.

Monday, September 27, 2010

2nd Solid 3D Practice.

Finally I am able to get some time to do the 2nd Solid 3D model (Practice tutorial).
(2 down, 10 more to go)

I am also able to complete StarCraft 2 story mode at normal difficulties.

Monday, September 20, 2010

My 1st 3D Solid Drawing Practice.

Finally i managed to get some time to practice 3D solid modeling. Hopefully i will be able to learn in faster speed and able to apply my new learned capabilities.

Soon i will no longer need to wait for a long que to close my items :)...... hahhahahaha

It is best if i am able to model my car, by then i would already be an expert (hopefully).

Friday, September 10, 2010


Ah... the memories......

Today is the first time I play RTS Online against human after 10 years. Finally I am getting some of the old touches back. :) My 1st RTS game WIN after 10 years.

I bought the game at KL on 5 Sept 2010. It is the original box set and it is worth every $ spent on it. The graphics is marvelous and the storyline is good. Good job Blizzard!

It was 10+ years ago when I was 1st introduced to STARCRAFT by my Senior in UKM. It was the first time I played RTS (Real Time Strategy) game with a human (my senior). We linked 2 PC using modified printer cables to play the game.

Human is a factor which is the most interesting part of the game, anything can happen and we tried to guess each others strategy and combat it.

If you want to add me as friend in the game social network, please leave your e-mail login name in my comment.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Drink and Drive (Only loosers DO IT!)

I was walking around in a Target store, when I saw the lady in the cashier hand this little boy some money back.The boy couldn't have been more than 8 or 9 years old.

The Cashier said, 'I'm sorry, but you don't have enough money to buy this doll.'Then the little boy turned to the old woman next to him: ''Nanny,are you sure I don't have enough money?''

The old lady replied: ''You know that you don't have enough money to buy this doll, my dear.''
Then she asked him to stay there for just 5 minutes while she went to look around for a cheaper one. She left quickly.The little boy was still holding the doll in his hand.Finally, I walked toward him and I asked him who he wished to give this doll to.

'It's the doll that my sister loved most and wanted so much for Christmas.She was sure that Santa Claus would bring it to her.

'I replied to him that maybe Santa Claus would bring it to her after all, and not to worry.But he replied to me sadly. 'No, Santa Claus can't bring it to her where she is now. I have to give the doll to my mummy so that she can give it to my sister when she goes there.'His eyes were so sad while saying this. 'My Sister has gone to be with God. Daddy says that Mummy is going to see God very soon too, so I thought that she could take the doll with her to give it to my sister .''

My heart nearly stopped.

The little boy looked up at me and said: 'I told daddy to tell mummy not to go yet. I need her to wait until I come back from the shops.'Then he showed me a very nice photo of himself. He was laughing. He then told me 'I want mummy to take my picture with her so she won't forget me.''I love my mummy and I wish she didn't have to leave me, but daddy says that she has to go to be with my little sister.'Then he looked again at the doll with sad eyes, very quietly.

I quickly reached for my wallet and said to the boy. 'Suppose we check again, just in case you do have enough money for the doll!'''OK' he said, 'I hope I do have enough.' I added some of my money to his without him seeing and we started to count it. There was enough for the doll and even some spare money.The little boy said: 'Thank you God for giving me enough money!'Then he looked at me and added, 'I asked last night before I went to sleep for God to make sure I had enough money to buy this doll, so that mummy could give it to my sister . He heard me!'''I also wanted to have enough money to buy a white rose for my mummy, but I didn't dare to ask God for too much.. But He gave me enough to buy the doll and a white rose..'''My mummy loves white roses.'

As I saw the old lady returning, I left with my basket as to not cause a scene.I finished my shopping in a totally different state of mind from when I started.I couldn't get the little boy out of my mind.

Then I remembered a local news paper article two days ago, which mentioned a drunk man in a truck, who hit a car occupied by a young woman and a little girl.The little girl died right away, and the mother was left in a critical state.
The family had to decide whether to remove the life-sustaining machine, because the young woman would not be able to recover from the coma. Was this the family of the little boy?
Two days after this encounter with the little boy, I read in the news paper that the young woman had passed away.
I couldn't stop myself as I bought a bunch of white roses and I went to the funeral home where the body of the young woman was for people to see and make last wishes before her burial.She was there, in her coffin, holding a beautiful white rose in her hand with the photo of the little boy and the doll placed over her chest.
I left the place, teary-eyed, feeling that my life had been changed for ever.. The love that the little boy had for his mother and his sister is still, to this day, hard to imagine.And in a fraction of a second, a drunk driver had taken all this away from him.

Now you have 2 choices:
1) Send this message to others, or
2) Ignore it as if it never touched your heart.
(I take choice 3, to post on my blog)

For those who prefer to think that God is not watching over us.... go ahead and delete this.. For the rest of us... pass this on....Tis your call!The value of a man or woman resides in what he or she gives, not in what they are capable of receiving will have an even better day after you pass this on...


Family is the most important in my life, all the rest is secondory.

Yes. The story could be a Fiction (not a true story) but it is meaningful.
Yes. I drive fast but I drive conciously which means i know what i am doing (and the limit) and take all the responsibility.

If any one is drunk, they will loose conciousness and can be very irresponsible, this is the reason why you will not see me drink any alcohol.

Even if you are slow, you might beat the red light when drunk and caused an accident taking life of innocent people. So slow do not mean safe and fast do not mean dangerous so make sure you know what you are doing conciously,

For those who still think they are a great heros that can still drive after taking alcohol, please consider life of others. Yes, You are more dangerous than I am.
You can go ahead and kill youself (only yourself) but do remember of your family (If you are still concious).

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Exhaust upgrade

I finally got a chance of getting the Hotbit muffler installed. It is a straight flow muffler with part number HBM180P. The unit is painted with charcoal Grey which is some left over paint when i painted the engine valve cover. Initial feel of this muffler is very quiet (even more quiet than the s-flow i have), i almost can not believe a straight flow muffler can be so quiet. The RPM response is so much smoother and linear which is what i wanted.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

New Project

My 10 year old faithful PC have finally take a good rest after the motherboard failed early this month. I was deciding to buy a PC, a laptop or just use my dear's laptop. I have tried for 2 weeks to use my dear's laptop but finally i think i should get my own PC.

I get to choose my own hardware this time and insisted to have a better setup than the last one.

My Graphic Card:

Check out the Size of this thing. I has SMT and Selective Wave soldering process to ensure temperature control and no manual hand soldering. It also have Gold Finger protector and I am very sure one of the director in the company i worked for wants it really badly. Now i got no excuse so i will use it as a sample for process improvement... sigh.. why do i have to talk about work when blogging? (Our Japanese customer audit is really driving me nuts...... need to release tension).

Tractor in Malaysia Roads.

This is so funny, the whole road is blocked and jam by a tractor. Malaysia actually allows tractor to share the same road and have road tax? This is our Road and Tranport plan to slow down cars on the road? hehehehehe......... very funny ya? Malaysia Boleh!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Filter Upgrade K&N

13 July 2010:
My old OEM filter.

Finally I am getting a Filter upgrade. So let the picture do the talking.
The filter came pre-oiled but it seem to be not enough, so I added some oil from the cleaning kit (see below)

The cleaning and re-oiling kit :

The kit installed:
Note: One problem seen is that the Filter charger does allow more air to flow thru it. Now the CAI that I DIY is some how felt restrictive and need some modification to allow more air mass to go into the filter charger.