Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Increment 2012

Hurray!!! Got my 1st paycheck with the 2012 increment slapped in.
Good news heh?

Apparently not.
With my increment and a screwed up tax structure, I am actually receiving LESS nett salary.
WTF!!! Yeah, I am getting more, with less. Or should I say less, with more.

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Tuning Box Results

So, is there any significant improvements from the tuning box?

Sadly, unfortunately, Nope......
haihs.... The manufacturer claims 30% increase in HP and also torque. If there is 50% truth in it, I will be satisfied. But from the average real users dyno, they only get around 6% of power increase.
In 0-100kmph scenario, there is no significant benefit. Only difference is when you use the box, during a 0-100kmph test, when u tekan kaokao.......engine fault will come up.

8.83 sec might be higher than the last 2 runs. But the advantage might not be due to the tuning box. It might be the Ron97 over Ron95. It might be the correct pedal flooring throughout the test.
In short, there is no significant benefit offered in a drag test. Not sure if there is any benefit in max speed, or other rpm ranges....

The other thing I noticed is that it plays with your rpm....and gears ratio. Dont tell me thats the only difference gua..... Will need other parameters to know such as the boost figure.

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Tuning Box

Got my hand on this box. Its a tuning box meant to improve this and that. In short, power. Excited to test it out so I unboxed it and got myself into 1st "DIY" modification of the Lion.

I didnt take any pictures after unbox though. XD
But these are the places needed to be connected to the box.

The bulat-ed point is the "Boost Pressure Sensor" and the arrow indicates the area where the "Manifold Air Pressure Sensor" is.
Quite a lot of guide is like the picture above. Very jilakat becoz not very accurate. While it is not wrong, it doesnt show how actually to reach and connect the plug points. See below,

The red bulat-ed plug point is the same for both pic, and the arrow-ed point is the same. Bulat-ed one very straight forward because you can see it. The other one is arrowed coz it is hidden. You cant reach it from the front, and you need to put your left hand quite deeply inside from the left like the pic above. Not for big or fat ppl ya. LOL
Make sure the round ring besi thingy is cooled down before unplugging to avoid getting burned.

The result is like this. I could've placed it a lot more nice-to-see but I think this position is having the least heat transferred while giving me the flexibility to change the setting easily.

Ok la. Next post will be on the results!!!!