Archive for May, 2009

Blar blar blar….

Posted in Car stuff on May 17, 2009 by Stanley Carter

Some interesting stuffs I’ve experienced over the past weekend…

I’ve done my first ever 3rd gear drift at a bigass roundabout opposite the Igan bridge, I did it while the road was wet and it was at night, freakin intense, one wrong move and I’m in the ditch for sure!

The 2nd day morning, my car was misfiring and the rev drops instantaneously, causing me to stall on the middle of the road, manage to start it back up and kept the rev alive and arrived home safely, although I’ve caused quite an annoyance to the residents nearby thanks to my BeeR soundalike misfiring bangs! LOL!

I started the car in the afternoon and the spark plugs seem to be working fine, but just to be safe, I drove the car to A1 auto service and have my cheapo spark plugs replaced with another set of cheapo (but new) spark plugs, which costs only RM35, well…they’re from Proton.

Then, I visited Parkson Car Service (the place where I had my engine swapped) to check out the 2nd hand rear brake pumps the foreman got for me, the pumps were taken out from Corolla AE90, a slight checkup on my rear brake setup shows that some modifications are required before it can be fitted on to my Charmant, and according to the foreman, the labor itself would probably cost more than RM100+, oh did I mentioned both of the two AE90 brake pumps cost RM100 each?  Well, add those all up and I guess I have to spend RM300+ to have my Ebrake properly restored, and it ain’t even drum setup, which means even though the Ebrake could be fixed, it still wouldn’t be as tight as I would prefer it to be, sigh~  Anyways, I won’t be doing this repair so soon, since my pocket getting pretty tight nowadays thanks to Darren, hehe~

This afternoon after I fetched my wife to the Saloon, I went over the Igan bridge and did my 2nd 180km/h run, followed by some little drift runs at my usual playground, now my left rear tire is almost gone, I might have to source for more tires soon, and this requires money again…damn!

Guess what?  I hadn’t changed my Engine and Gearbox oil for over a year now, seriously, I need to get it changed next month!  Yeah, it looks like I can’t stop spending money on my old Charmant!

Bling Bling… Fail!

Posted in Car stuff on May 8, 2009 by Stanley Carter

I’ve been driving rather fast lately, and during my 180km/h run last Sunday, this popped loose:

Loosen Chrome

Loosen Chrome

This right portion of the chrome linings which are attached to my windscreen just popped loose while I was running at speeds above 150km/h, I guess the glue doesn’t do its job pretty well.  But I guess nothing can’t be done with a new slice of silicon glue, will just have to get it glued back on properly this Saturday.

Somehow it reminds me of some supercars, when they go fast, their rear wings moved up to create downforce…… oh wait… that’s very different… LOL!!

Lubricated

Posted in Car stuff on May 4, 2009 by Stanley Carter

I had my LSD oil changed on last Saturday afternoon.

LSD Oil Change

LSD Oil Change

My last LSD oil change was a year ago, and the oil that’s been let out looks like this:

Old LSD Oil

Old LSD Oil

Looks silver’ish, tofu, does that mean it ain’t good? XD

Here’s the LSD oil my mech got for me, a 4L Toyota LSD Oil with 85W90 viscosity:

Toyota LSD Oil

Toyota LSD Oil

And it costs me RM85 plus RM5 for the oil change labor.

The guys at the workshop used this to pump the new oil into my differential:

Oil pump

Oil pump

After I had my LSD Oil changed, I still have half of the bottle left, I placed it in the car and told the mech to continue the checkup on my Ebrakes, which is totally NOT working at all:

Ebrake checkup

Ebrake checkup

After a brief checkup on the Ebrake cables and the pump, it was found out that my brake pump was the main culprit, and unfortunately, my mech doesn’t has any spares around, and he also stated that this stuff don’t come by easy as it’s pretty rare, I guess all stuff related to the AE86 is pretty rare?

However, I’ve read somewhere that people actually modded their brakes so they have a separate drum as their Ebrakes apart from their current Disc brakes, I asked my mech about it and he told me I’d need to change the whole axle, hmm… bad idea then.

My mech then proposed to use brake pumps from other models such as the AE90 or AE100, it doesn’t fit, but nothing can’t be done without a little modifications, that’s what he said, and that’s what I’d opt for as well.  Now, I’ll just have to wait for till he found some spares for those, and I’ll get my Ebrake fixed, once and for all!