Sunday, April 28, 2013

Installations Setback

What was thought to be “plug n play”, turns out to be “plug n pray”:P 

The installation job couldn’t be completed last Saturday as the mechanics encountered several pipes are in the way of the new turbo inlet hose. And my custom intercooler inlet pipe location makes situation kinda worse. So we’ve decided to unplug heater, SAI, N249 and PCV pipes. We will use ProVent 200 oil catch can to filter and push oil vapor to air instead of recirculating it back to the engine. 

There’re seems to be quite positive feedback on this ProVent 200 in later generations of VW engines and hopefully it works well in VW 1.8T as well. Oh well, we’ll see. Here’s short info on the product: 

On the bright side, the Genesis 415cc injectors are direct-fit with BJX-code engine.



Sunday, April 14, 2013

Stock K03S vs FrankenTurbo F21T

While the Pocong is in Auto Reign undergoing surgery, I would like to share visual comparison between stock K03S and FrankenTurbo F21T. 

Compressor Map

Visually the same but the turbine and compressor wheels are significantly 'larger' yet spools as quick

Awaiting for gaskets and fasteners. Should have bought it earlier!

3rd Baby Steps: FrankenTurbo F21T Kit

Finally the package is here…well the packaged reached my office on April 3rd. For the price, the FrankenTurbo F21T kit is really a bargain. Based on similarly sized housing, the F21T comes with a significantly larger compressor wheel and rated up to 300 bhp or 260ish whp. Personally, I would be happy to reach 240 whp as anything would invite inevitable needs for serious LSD to keep FWD idiocracy at bay. And Doug (owner) really does go above and beyond to help his customers. Even though many believe he’s a 1 man operation and he’s got far better customer service than any providers I’ve dealt with. The only gripe is perhaps the built quality is a bit crude at certain areas. Oh well...

 The Package just arrived from FrankenTurbo. The last piece of the puzzle..
  
 F21T...Based on K03 housing but packed with impressive internals

 3" MAF

 Ceramic coated exhaust manifold. Internal finishing a little crude but can be easy fix with light porting

 Not sure if I can use this inlet turbo pipe though

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

2nd Baby Steps: New Blitz Spec Nur & New Piping

While waiting for ‘the package’ to reach my doorstep, I’ve to fulfill couple of prerequisites and that includes new catback exhaust. So happen that I’m on leave for couple of days, to make the most of my boredom agenda I called Ah Heng for an appointment, today.

After short rounds of negotiations, I’ve decided to go for new custom 2.5” stainless steel piping and new Blitz Spec Nur universal muffler. The works started from 1100 until 1630. Typical Ah Heng's attention to detail just like the intercooler job couple of years ago. And I was lucky that Pocong was the only customer they had!

 
 ~Tanya sama Pocong apa sebab goyang ... nanti jawab Pocong Spec Nur dah nak datang~....

 If it's good enough for Skylines, Silvias and Subarus, it should be good enough for VW I think...err

Started work at 1100 and completed circa 1630. Typical Ah Heng's attention to detail, luckily Pocong was the only customer that day

 New 2.5" stainless-steel piping all the way to the end

 
New muffler placed far enough to the left just like JDMs
 
 Kiut miut Polo with muffler tip big enough to barbeque couple of mice...some say big enough for a cat

A German car, manufactured in South Africa, aftermarket parts mostly from USA, tuned by Canadian, styled to be Japanese and modded by Malaysians :P

1st Baby Steps: Genesis 415cc Injectors

I've been neglecting this blog for quite some time, have I? Truth be told, it’s really down to the fact that there’s nothing much to report as the Pocong has been cozily hibernating on my apartment’s car park for months. She’s been too complacent to the point that the parts are beginning to disintegrate by itself!

So I have to do something about this by setting up a goal to replenish and refresh the heart to be a little energetic than it is now. Yes, new turbo kit but it’s not K04-001…something supposedly better. 

The 1st baby step is to get a set of injectors that can provide optimum fueling. And when it comes to injectors for Volkswagen, Genesis is among the top spoken manufacturer in the States. Most Genesis injectors are based in some way on Bosch and Siemens cores but purposely re-engineered for VW’s small-port 20v heads and R32. It features factory-correct dual spray cones, fast response, with atomization directly from injector nozzle and more upon impact with intake valves. 

Aside from the hardware itself, Genesis injectors are backed with information. Fueling is a mission-critical part of any engine build. Meanwhile, how many vendors only put up a product name, picture, price, and nothing else? MOST. They assume that the customer already knows what they need. So, where does this knowledge come from? Compare the contenders to USRT where tech is explained clearly. It becomes obvious where the information trail actually STARTS. And these injectors are the preferred brands by Unitronic. 

Although it’s a little expensive, it’s really no brainer not to go for Genesis 415cc injectors at around USD350 a set for a peace of mind especially when it comes to cold start issues. Fortunately for me, the customs have been very lenient enough to let this through without imposing tax! 

Sunday, September 30, 2012

New Look for Piranha

Yup I decided to call this Neo: Piranha simply because of its appetite for fuel beyond my expectation and believe. I was thinking of Gluttony actually but it's just not famous enough to be joked around :P 

Anyway here's the new look after fitting in new shoes :)



 

Might look like a predator poised to pounce now but the heart just doesn't have the juice to trouble even the run-of-the-mill Myvis

Window Shopping for New Shoes

I’ve been doing a lot of window shopping lately to get new shoes for the Neo and I’ve to confess it’s a tough job and finding the right pattern to my liking at times seemed impossible. Let me share with you the pains: there’s no sign 180sx/S13 stock 15x6.5 rims, Rota Grid is overpriced and Taiwanese rims that can fit are either too common or too challenging to the eyes. 

Considering that yesterday was the last day for R3-Maybank promo, I decided to do a quick visit to Proton COE and signed credit card bill slip of RM2,021 for R3 15x7 wheels in gun metal finish wrapped in old stock Bridgestone RE001 195/50/16. The new look does showing signs of looking up the other siblings that racing in the MSS. With K20 under the hood and suspension setup by FA Racing, I don’t mind at all letting go of the Pocong :) 

Somebody to look up to

 The shoes with yummy AP four potter with floating 295mm rotors

 Rarely the rear gets so occupied like this...


 Now what should I do with a set of these *sigh*