EG6 オーバーホール

今日は20万km走行のEG6のお客様がご来店されました。
「走行距離が20万キロを超えたのでエンジン周りを中心にオーバーホール&
リフレッシュをしたい。」との事でした。
今回は全て純正部品を使用し、劣化、消耗している部品をリフレッシュすることに
なりました。

まずはエンジン。

エンジンミッションをおろし、補器類を全て外し洗浄します。
写真中央を見るとミッションハウジング内がエンジンオイルでべっとりぬれています。
これはB型エンジンでは良くあることなのですが、スプールバルブ廻りから
エンジンオイルがにじみ、それが垂れてミッションハウジングまで侵入していたと
思われます。
クラッチを見るとオイルが少し焼けた後があり、滑っていたようです。
写真右はエキゾーストのポート。
20万キロ走行しているだけあってかなりカーボンスラッジが溜まっています。

外した補器類は洗浄室で入念に洗浄し、ガスケット、パッキン、ウォーターホース類は
全て新品に交換します。
そして写真右はインマニのスロットルボディ接続部ですが、バリを綺麗に取り除き、
スロットルボディとの段付きを極力無くし、吸気抵抗、乱流を減らすよう、手を加えます。

写真はスロットルボディ。
こちらもやはりブローバイによるオイルが溜まってしまっております。
これをきれいに洗浄するだけでもエンジンの調子が良くなる事が想像できるのでは
ないでしょうか。
タイプワンでは洗浄後、更に専用測定器具を使用しスロットルポジションセンサーの点検、
調整を行います。
これは走行距離の多い車両に良くあるのですが、走行距離が増えるにつれ、
バタフライの全閉、全開の位置にずれが生じ、アイドル不良やエンジン不調を起こすことが
あるからです。

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Rays Gramlights 57Ultimate

Gramlights by Rays has released a new wheel called the 57Ultimate, which looks similar to Rays Volk RE30 but at half the cost and with different color options.  These are available in 15, 16, 17, 18, & 19″.  We specially like there new blue color Black DC Rim with Blue Accent.  Other color options are Gunblue, Shining Silver w. DC Rim, & Black w. DC Rim.

Below is retail price; contact www.KamiSpeed.com for better pricing.  These will be available sometime in June-July, 2010.

57ULTIMATE 15X5.0 GUNBLUE $                     286
57ULTIMATE SHINING SILVER / DC RIM $                     328
57ULTIMATE 15X6.5 GUNBLUE $                     296
57ULTIMATE SHINING SILVER / DC RIM $                     339
57ULTIMATE 16X5.5 GUNBLUE $                     307
57ULTIMATE SHINING SILVER / DC RIM $                     349
57ULTIMATE 16X6.5 GUNBLUE $                     317
57ULTIMATE SHINING SILVER / DC RIM $                     360
57ULTIMATE 17X7.0 GUNBLUE $                     328
57ULTIMATE SHINING SILVER / DC RIM $                     370
57ULTIMATE BLACK / DC RIM $                     402
57ULTIMATE BLACK / DC RIM / BLUE ACCENT $                     423
57ULTIMATE 17X8.0 GUNBLUE $                     349
57ULTIMATE SHINING SILVER / DC RIM $                     392
57ULTIMATE 17X9.0 GUNBLUE $                     370
57ULTIMATE SHINING SILVER / DC RIM $                     413
57ULTIMATE 18X75 GUNBLUE $                     381
57ULTIMATE SHINING SILVER / DC RIM $                     423
57ULTIMATE BLACK / DC RIM $                     455
57ULTIMATE BLACK / DC RIM / BLUE ACCENT $                     476
57ULTIMATE 18X85 GUNBLUE $                     402
57ULTIMATE SHINING SILVER / DC RIM $                     444
57ULTIMATE BLACK / DC RIM $                     476
57ULTIMATE BLACK / DC RIM / BLUE ACCENT $                     497
57ULTIMATE 18X95 GUNBLUE $                     423
57ULTIMATE SHINING SILVER / DC RIM $                     466
57ULTIMATE BLACK / DC RIM $                     497
57ULTIMATE BLACK / DC RIM / BLUE ACCENT $                     519
57ULTIMATE 19X8.0 GUNBLUE $                     476
57ULTIMATE SHINING SILVER / DC RIM $                     519
57ULTIMATE BLACK / DC RIM $                     550
57ULTIMATE BLACK / DC RIM / BLUE ACCENT $                     571

Rays Volk TE37 SL Wheel

Rays Engineering is  releasing a revised version of the TE37 called TE37 SL for Track Setup.  The TE37 Super Lap (SL) wheel is lighter than the regular TE37, about 1lbs lighter than the standard TE37.  Rays was able to achieve this by trimming unnecessary weight of the center hub, which means that no center cap will fit on these (But I’m sure track guys won’t mind, because who needs center caps on the track?).

These will be available for most 5×114.3 & 5×120 application in 17″, 18″, & 19″.  The finishing color is press graphite only.  However, these are way cheaper than standard TE37.  Below is retail price; contact www.KamiSpeed.com for better pricing.  These will be available sometime in June-July, 2010.

17X75 PRESSED GRAPHITE $                  619
17X85 PRESSED GRAPHITE $                  640
17X9 PRESSED GRAPHITE $                  651
17X95 PRESSED GRAPHITE $                  661
18X95 PRESSED GRAPHITE $                  736
18X10 PRESSED GRAPHITE $                  747
18X105 PRESSED GRAPHITE $                  757
18X11 PRESSED GRAPHITE $                  768
19X95 PRESSED GRAPHITE $                  811
19X105 PRESSED GRAPHITE $                  832

Spoon Sports Honda CR-Z part 3 (testing)

Earlier this week, Spoon Sports, tested there Honda CR-Z and compared it to a stock Honda CR-Z to compare there improvement and tuning of the hybrid race car.  The testing was done at Sodegaura Forest testing track early Monday morning.

Intake and Exhaust modification was greatly improved with the Spoon Sports throttle body, Spoon Sports N1 exhaust, and ECU tuning.   According to Spoon Sports, torque and hp improved all the way through the RPM band.  A great achievement for a 1.5L hybrid car.
Suspension settings (spoon coilovers) and light weight components (such as spoon mirrors/ hood) also improved the overall car’s performance in the power section and handling.

Overall the car was able to drop an amazing 3 full seconds compared to a stock Honda CR-Z at the testing track.  This make me want to get a CR-Z now. lol.  Stay tune for more…

S2000 Circuit Spec 10row Oil Cooler Kit

Specially designed for S2000s that road race. The new S2000 AP1/AP2 Circuit Spec 10row Oil Cooler Kit, has specially designed ducting to increase air flow through the core. A type of v-mount setup for increase efficiency.

The kit forces more air through the core with inlet ducting and specially designed outlet ducting by taking advantage of the motion of airflow from underneath the car to pull even more air through the core. This provides increase cooling and efficiency during track.

This product retails at $820 from Greddy USA.

Greddy’s New 600cc Oil Catch Tank

GReddy has released a new oil catch tank which will superceed all other GReddy oil catch tanks. The unit has a 600cc capacity, making it half the size of previous versions, and is an oval shape.

Product: Light weight 600cc oil catch tank
Part Number: 13500520 (9mm fittings) & 13500521 (15mm fitting)
MSRP: $135

2011 Brings More Options for STI

Back in 2008, Subaru released the current body style hatchback for the WRX & STI. This was the first time Subaru ever offered a hatchback model for the super scoobies. Many of us Subaru fans were shocked at the change, since we were so used to the Sedan body.  But like me, many Subaru owners quickly felt in love with the hatchback due to its aggressive body (mainly on the STI). And converted many non Subaru fans into Scoobie believers.

Well, for those that still don’t like the hatchback; you will get a kick out of this.  Subaru will be releasing a sedan version that will be sold along with the Hatchback. This is the first time, Subaru will offer 2 types of body styles on a single model. And to make it even better, the WRX will get the wide body from the STI :).

According to Subaru, the 2011 WRX & STI models will be significantly lighter than the hatchback with new aluminum front lower L-arms that reduce unsprung vehicle weight. Ride height was also lowered and new pillow-ball bushings were installed up front, with stiffer bushings out back for the double-wishbone suspension-supporting rear subframe.

The STI will be equipped with thicker front and rear stabilizer bars – up 1 mm from and rear – which help to increase spring rates by 15.6 percent in the front, and a substantial 53 percent in the rear. The new 18-inch aluminum wheels – standard – weigh an impressive 17.6 lbs. less than the previous standard wheels. There are also optional 18×8.5-inch BBS forged aluminum wheels that reduce unsprung weight even further by losing another 4.4 lbs. each, while sporting a silver high-luster paint for 2011.

The potent 305 horsepower inter-cooled and turbocharged 2.5-liter Boxer engine remains under the hood for 2011 STIs, along with a six-speed manual transmission.  And the WRX will have its 265 horsepower and 244 lb-ft torque with 5 speed.

This time the STI sedan version, will have a more aggressive spoiler to produce noticeable downforce.  However, it kind of reminds me of the EVO 8/9 end wings. Don’t you think? As of now, we’re not to excited about the wing. But according to Subaru the STI can be ordered without the wing or you can opt for WRX package.  Until this thing is released and grows on us, so far the Hatchback is our favorite new body style so far.

Sources:
Subaru USA
New York AutoShow