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[29 Oct 2015 | No Comment | 610 views]

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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[23 Oct 2015 | No Comment | 1,275 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 …

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

[20 Oct 2015 | No Comment | 554 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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[8 Mar 2013 | No Comment | 2,721 views]
Your Canceller for HID is broken? Let’s Fixed it.

I just buy the canceller for HID, this canceller need because of in my E46(mostly Europe cars), it will trigger the warning light in speedometer dashboard due to the power consumption of HID use 35Watt.  While in original bulb it use 55Watt.
Due to this difference,  it trigger the warning light to turn on.  They think it like the bulb broken.
So, after several months use, this canceller is broken.  So, the light will also turn off.   Actually, you can buy it new one, but for me i would like to …

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[24 Feb 2013 | No Comment | 4,981 views]
Swirl Effect “Black Edition” series.

Dear All,
 
after previous explanation on Swirl effect device topic, so i can say it for this “Black Edition” series is smart inovation in creating swirl effect more better.  This “Black Edition” physically  more longer, if compare with prevoius version.
 
what i feel after i install this black edition, some improvement you can feel directly.
1.  Boost more feel in below 2,000 rpm. around 1,800 rpm.
2.  Fell the 2nd boost in 2,400 rpm.  This boost you can feel more bigger.
3.  And above 2,400 you can feel the acceleration much better.  in every rpm …

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[28 Apr 2012 | No Comment | 1,714 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 …

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[28 Apr 2012 | No Comment | 2,344 views]
Installing Swirl effect

I just installing device to make swirl effect after the butterfly.
why after butterfly? because most of after market install it before butterfly throttle that make the effect of swirl is not maximize.
Installing is very easy  because it just attach after the throttle body and before the plenum chamber.

Installing is not difficult.
After install it, first impression give the throttle respond  better than standard.
some note i feel, from 2,400 rpm – i feel some boost,
some report from who is install they also feel the reduce in power consumption.
this is the picture that …

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

[29 Feb 2012 | No Comment | 2,269 views]
Angle Eyes Ballast broken?

I already use the Angle eyes in my headlamp.
in one day, the angle eyes cannot turn on, i check every connection no problem, and i think that the ballast is not working.
but it’s difficult to find the same ballast like previous one (black color).

So, i try to find, and i looking in motorclye shop who sell lamp. And i found ballast that use to turn on angle eyes in motorcyle (blue color). cost is more than half if compare with the prevoius ballast.
i get and idea to use that ballast …

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[28 Feb 2012 | No Comment | 3,884 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, …

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[28 Feb 2012 | No Comment | 2,221 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 …