[29 Oct 2015 | No Comment | 472 views]
OBD reader, what is OBD reader?

OBD : On Board Diagnostic,
as most of current car have OBD II system that can read car condition,
Usually, when you go to the car workshop they use tools to read car condition (troubleshooting, and others).
Is it very interesting to have that tools, but it will be costly if you are not have a workshop.
 
For This time i just want to share, simple OBD reader.  You can buy it from online shop around USD 15-50.
using your android phone or iPhone as display, you can check the parameter while your car is …

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4-Wheel Automotive, Performance »

[23 Oct 2015 | No Comment | 771 views]

Hi all,
 
Today i just want to share regaring the downpipe of Chevrolet Captiva.
Downpipe usually is exhaust pipe after Turbo ( as in Captiva).
You can see it in the below picture.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Blue circle is Turbo, and red circle is Downpipe.
As you can see it directly connect to the Turbo it self.
if you wondering what is inside the stock of Downpipe? Let’s see it.
 

As you can see, inisde stock downpipe is catalytic converter.
And if the car is running several year, and using bad diesel gasoline it will make clog the catlytic converter.
Actually there …

Do It Your Self (DIY) - Risk will be your own, Electrical and Tools, Others »

[20 Oct 2015 | No Comment | 411 views]

I just do this to know more about cable and charger.
As in the market you will find  many brand,  from cheapest one until the expensive one.
And i take small test to my cable and charger that i have.
 
i use this tools as measurement. ( Charger Doctor USB).

As Sources, i use two charger :
A. iPad charger.
 

 
B. Aftermarket USB Charger 6A USB total 30 Watt. (have 6 USB port).

 
And for cable, i have 4 type Cable:
Original Apple Cable, Mili Cable, Vivan cable, Welcome cable, and unbranded cable.
For the output test i use …

4-Wheel Automotive, Do It Your Self (DIY) - Risk will be your own, Electrical Car »

[20 Oct 2015 | No Comment | 456 views]

I just buy one cigarette lighter to add more power source in my Chevrolet Captiva.
And i think this is simple works to be done.
As in picture, there already prepare circle looks that can be use for lighters or others things.
i just thinking, Let’s utilize it to make it usefull.
 

 
I want to put additional power in the red circle, but you have to take out the white line part to make it easier.
 
A. This is the part after it take out from the console.
 

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4-Wheel Automotive, Do It Your Self (DIY) - Risk will be your own, Others »

[28 Apr 2012 | No Comment | 1,671 views]
How to make Rear Wiper Toyota Yaris like Europe Car

I just met my friend, and he just make small modification to make the rear wiper like Europe cars.
Simple to do, and you can do by your self.
First thing is you must release the wiper,

from inside you must dismantle the cover and you will see the machine inside the cover, and remove it using the right tools.

After you remove it, open all screw from the machine

After you can remove it you can see the inside part, this is already move the positioning.  the original one is in the red circle, and …

4-Wheel Automotive, Do It Your Self (DIY) - Risk will be your own, Product Review »

[28 Feb 2012 | No Comment | 3,506 views]
Meyle HD arm installed in e46

I just bought the Meyle HD arm to replace my old arm in e46. When driving the sound of the moving link is annoying me.  After i search information, and it come to Meyle HD arm.

You can see my old arm is not in good condition, and we can see  the ball joint also broken.

And we can side by side old arm, and the Meyle HD arm.

Base on the information this arm is more suitable for the rough road condition, and another thing is the ball joint can be replaceable, …

4-Wheel Automotive, Do It Your Self (DIY) - Risk will be your own, Product Review »

[28 Feb 2012 | No Comment | 2,129 views]
Install Anti Roll-Bar powerflex bushing in e46

I just want to renew my bushing in the anti roll-bar front side of e46.
so i already buy the powerflex bushing to replace the standard one.
1.  Of course you have to buy powerflex bushing for anti roll bar base on your car specification.

2.  Please prepare and park your car on the appropriate place. And jack your car.  after that release the front tire.

3.  You can see the anti-roll bar from side.

4.  You have to take out the stabilizer link to make it easy and can clean your anti roll bar.

5.  Release the …