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I got Daihatsu Charmant 1.3 can anyone help?

Discussion in 'Daihatsu' started by Phyzz, 30 April 2008.

  1. Phyzz

    Phyzz Wrench Pro

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    From:
    Brunei Darussalam
    Car:
    Daihatsu Charmant
    Hi there

    First of all In Brunei Modifying a Car is illegal. I like it so much since its a FR, I want the engine to run fast. what can i do?
     
  2. obi_waynne

    obi_waynne Administrator Staff Member Moderator

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    Car:
    A3 1.4 TFSI 150 COD
    Hi Phyzz. Illegal to personalise a car? I'll have to have a chat with the Brunei ministry of Transportation then!

    To be honest there is not much extra power available in the 1.3 block - a 1.6 gives a much better return for your investment. To make an engine more powerful you should have a read of these articles http://www.torquecars.com/tuning/engine-mods-x.php they should tell you what your options are.
     
  3. Phyzz

    Phyzz Wrench Pro

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    Yes, its illegal, unless the car is a high spec type of vehicle, then a minor adjustment would only be done, but with a ride like mine? lol i cant do anything, what i can do is have is only a normal engine with slightly modification, so that the engine would look normal.

    Well other series of Charmant is 1.3,1.6 and 2.0 (but im not really sure with the 2.0) I could swap the my old engine with a 1.6 Daihatsu Charmant engine, but im dreaming of swapping with 4AG the normal one not racing engine, but its a Toyota Engine, I dont think Ministry of Transportation would allow it.

    Are you serious with having a chat with ministry of Transportation? hehe

    Thanks for the info Waynne.
     
  4. obi_waynne

    obi_waynne Administrator Staff Member Moderator

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    (I wasn't serious about talking with the Ministry of Transportation - we have enough issues here with silly legislation to cope with;))

    Do you have race tracks - you could save the modified car for events?

    You could open up the exhaust and intake ports in the head - that might give you a bit more power? A fast road cam would also increase power a bit and both modifications are not visible from outside.;)
     
  5. Phyzz

    Phyzz Wrench Pro

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    haha, i thought u were serious about that...

    Brunei doesnt have any race tracks, i just wanted some power out of it just to satisfy my need for speed, even if it aint much, atleast i could take on another new 1.3 engines on the road, when im driving,lol. (cause usually fast car would follow me behind my back real close on the fast lane)

    Thanks for the ideas waynne.
     
  6. Phyzz

    Phyzz Wrench Pro

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    Car:
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    what do u mean by open up exhaust and intake ports? as in how?
    i dont have any clue,hehe...sorry bout that
     
  7. obi_waynne

    obi_waynne Administrator Staff Member Moderator

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  8. Massive

    Massive Torque Master

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    Clio 172 Cup
    LOL sorry :p

    that really sucks not being able modify, try something like a panel filter? exhaust sytstem with a standard lookin box,
     
  9. Phyzz

    Phyzz Wrench Pro

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  10. Phyzz

    Phyzz Wrench Pro

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    panel filter?
    really didnt have any clue...
     
  11. obi_waynne

    obi_waynne Administrator Staff Member Moderator

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    Car:
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    It replaces your cars paper air filter and is usully made from a high flowing foam material. It's not classed as a mod over here as it is generally viewed as a washable reusable air filter.
     
  12. Phyzz

    Phyzz Wrench Pro

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    ohh sounds good. hmm, where can i get it here? maybe i could order it

    I want to get a rpm gauge for my car,searching it on ebay though, I've search ed it here on the shop link, but I dont think there's any that's going to suit for my car. A normal car should use a rpm up to 8000 right?
     
  13. pgarner

    pgarner TC ModFather Moderator

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    1.3 will rev to around 7000 rpm but youd be safer with 5.5 or 6k redline

    are you searching "rev counter" try searching under tachograph or tacho
     
  14. Phyzz

    Phyzz Wrench Pro

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    by all means, tachograph and tachometer is the same right. So it should be fine with a gauge that goes up to 8000rpm. Thanks.
     
  15. pgarner

    pgarner TC ModFather Moderator

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    yeah tacho is the same as rev counter. just there not allways marked up in the same way. if you can get a guage thats close to what you need its better as it will have the redline set around where you need it
     
  16. HDi fun

    HDi fun TC ModFather

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    What's the penalty if you are caught and charged?

    I'd imagine that it's pretty unpleasant, probably a short period of incarceration during which there'll be a couple of short but extremely painful sessions of physical punishment.

    As such, I'd steer well clear of anything that's even remotely likely to attract the attention of the authorities.
     
  17. Phyzz

    Phyzz Wrench Pro

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    well nowadays I've always seen a rpm gauge that goes up to 8k, so i might be buying the same thing.
     
  18. Phyzz

    Phyzz Wrench Pro

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    Well on road, if we're caught by the Police, we're charged about B$50.
    As far as i know during a Road block session, sometimes the Police are with Ministry of Transportation, thats when it get hasty, they might charged us with higher pay depending with the modification, i dont know how much but its expensive. Paying up the court,etc.
     
  19. HDi fun

    HDi fun TC ModFather

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    Not as bad as I imagined, thanksfully. Still, there's a lot of legislation to comply with here in the UK too when it comes to modifying cars. Not quite as draconian as what you're describing but The Road Traffic Act and Construction and Use Regulations are a bit of a minefield.
     
  20. obi_waynne

    obi_waynne Administrator Staff Member Moderator

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    I'm sure it will get tighter. I'm just glad the CO2 tax bands don't apply before 2001 otherwise my annual tax bill will be getting a massive hike over the next few years.
     
  21. HDi fun

    HDi fun TC ModFather

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    I'm post 2001 and still taxed on factory emissions ratings. Driving style is far more likely to affect CO2 than any mods to the car itself.
     
  22. Phyzz

    Phyzz Wrench Pro

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    but its legal to modify your cars? xp its not legal here. How i wish brunei is like singapore, where they can modified their car, well with a permit though. =))
     
  23. HDi fun

    HDi fun TC ModFather

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    Car:
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    I can see the sense in outlawing ALL modifications because it removes the risk of badly done work by unqualified operators. On the contrary - there are plenty of standard cars here in the UK that are terribly maintained as a result of ignorant and neglegent owners.

    It's hard to see a sensible route foward
     
  24. Shao

    Shao Torque Junkie

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    yeah and theyre talking of moving MOT to every 2 years :confused:
     
  25. pgarner

    pgarner TC ModFather Moderator

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    :evil::evil: yeap youd be jumping from £210 to £300 like me .:evil::evil:


    i think the talk of the new mot rules were only on new cars. 1st one after 4 years and then every 2 years

    as most people dont look after their cars. i really dont like this idea some cars are just ok on the roads so think what another year of neglect would do to them or more importantly how more dangerous they may become
     
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