Saturday, July 16, 2011

Report Card Day!

The new result figures have left me somewhat bittersweet feelings. On one hand it scores 216.40whp/326.97nm and no indication of any lag after shoving AH’s custom FMIC as the boost comes in earlier at 2.4k rpm instead of 3k rpm. But yeah a very critical but….the AF is running lean and because of this fuel starvation, the delivery is not smoothly clean as before. Obviously I’m worried!

There’s no other workaround except to go for stage 2 maps. So I straightaway send a request for customized stage 2 mapping from Mike Z of Unitronic CA. Hopefully, he can come out with some mojo to fix this issue which the Pocong can download it through the net rather than having the man to come here and do it manually. Here’s hoping …. Very!

Still difficult to spot the FMIC
Pretty stealthy against human naked eyes :)

Some say it's not worth changing the muffler for gains because there's isn't any....

After the remap, I'm seriously thinking of H&R monotube coilovers to harness all the increased of horsies

Lean....lean....lean.....lean..... :(

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Typical Ah Heng’s Mojo

You see, I was only supposed to fetch the Pocong this morning and enroute for slaving activity on this non-working day. But it turns out I had to spend the entire day at Ah Heng’s for his team to complete the work and troubleshoot issues of the new add-ons. Yet, I’ve no regrets because it was worth in the end.

And I won’t beat around the bushes anymore so here’s the list:-
1. Custom FMIC – Used Evo3 intercooler, all-new custom piping from turbo to intercooler and intercooler to manifold, plus relocation of DV.
2. Open-pod K&N filter with custom heat-shield.
3. Custom 2.5” catless downpipe.

Yup, typical Ah Heng and his crew mojo, awesome touches on every single thing making what I’ve paid twice the bargain! No kidding! As for the drives, well, what I can tell though there’s a slight (very slight) lag of 300-500rpm for the turbo to spools but once the revs past 3k all the way to 5.5k, the car pulls with fatter torque figures and more rush feeling at high revs. I just can’t wait to get the whole thing settled down and visit GT for another dyno exercise :)

2.5" downpipe locked and loaded on Friday

It's as noisy as stock so no complains...

Some adjustment on the inlet/outlet needed, if Evo 7/8 intercooler of the same size, it would be ideal

80% of the job completed on Saturday morning

AH relocated the DV to the front-left of the engine bay for more cooling

Amazing work on custom heatshield

The old Evo 3 intercooler seems to be working well which defies its age

AH managed to make a hole when I didn't think it can be done

Got to love the welds done by the Myanmar national staff, reminding me of seeing these things in the US

Pocong full of blues hahaha

Initially I couldn't flat on the throttle because they've forgotten to include the boost sensor but all is well :)


Saturday, July 2, 2011

Yup, the Pocong dah merajuk!

Just two days after having test driven the Megane RenaultSport 250 Cup, the Pocong has started to merajuk! It was last Monday morning when the weather was raining, this car decided to throw overheating tantrum by twisting its radiator fan to pieces. I was left without a choice but to wait for some hours for the car to cool down before cruising at crawling pace towards Alex’s Ever Auto. Luckily, upon checking, the cylinder head and gasket are all ok hence I ‘only’ need to fork out almost RM1k just for that. And while at it, all major service essentials like timing belt, tensioner, water pump, fluids which resulted in RM2630 bill. Yeah that’s the price I had to pay this morning and following are the detailed breakdowns:-

Engine Oil: Q8 Formula Excel 5W-40 RM195.00

Oil Filter: VW 1.8T (06A 115 561 B) RM35.00
Spark Plug: NGK Platinum V-Power BKR7E (Own - RM50.00)
Fuel Filter: VW 1.8T (6Q0201051J) (Own RM48.00)
Air Cond Filter: VW 1.8T (1J0819644A) (Own RM70.00)
Timing Belt: VW BJX 1.8T (06B198480) RM195.00
Timing Tensioner: VW BJX 1.8T (06B198480) RM325.00
Water Pump: VW BJX 1.8T (06A121012G) RM550.00
Auxiliary Fan Assembly: VW BJX 1.8T (6X0959455F) RM850.00
Coolant: G12+ (2 bottles) RM90.00
Labour: Rectify front left door rattling RM75.00
Labour: Timing belt change RM230.00
Labour: Auxiliary Fan Assembly change RM75.00
Service Tax RM20.00

Total RM2640
And upon collecting it, I handed it over to Ah Heng for some essential upgrades which will help it the car to be more ‘cool’ and breathier than now. God willing, it’ll be ready in 3 more days provided he can work his magic party peace asap :)

The radiator fan somehow seized to perform harakiri on me

Ah Heng's boys started to do their job

I guess you know what will be sitting in between the crossbar and radiator/condenser :p

Too big!!