Rm8k Wira ownership experience-A long way to go

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I not sure how much ori samco.
My experienced with cap ayam silicone radiator hose is down to the drain.
After daily gsr about 2 years , hose suddenly burst after i park my car. No sign of hose swollen.
Took it off and i can tear it with my own hand.

Maybe not happened to all. Well for me is either stock black rubber hose or ori silicone hose.
Looks like this week has to go eat Sarawak Laksa and visit PH Auto.
 

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How long did your original rubber hose last? Mine is 24 years old now
4 months. then change to samco. haha. i change it when i swap to double layer radiator. the previous single layer radiator from my 1.5 auto not that effective after swap to 93. my swap was not done properly btw. i did a lot of fixing and minor mods after the swap.
 

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i changed the ori black hose 4 years ago because the bypass pipe rust and about to leak. The current one didn't fail yet. Since I'm changing radiator may as well change the hose too. Easier to remember... old man problem. LoL.

no expectation on how long Samco to last. If the fake one can last another 5 years already consider bonus. The car will be 25 years old can apply classic car. hahahaha....

BTW, how much the ori Samco will cost? Just curious. So that can have a benchmark. Thanks in advance.
ori is hard to justify nowadays. samco dont have anything special to identify other than the hose layers. you can read about it here..

price for those 2 big hose is around RM80-130 depending on the shop u went and ask. nowadays, spare part shops oso sells silicone hoses because of demand. can try ask your spare part shop if they have it.
 
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4 months. then change to samco. haha. i change it when i swap to double layer radiator. the previous single layer radiator from my 1.5 auto not that effective after swap to 93. my swap was not done properly btw. i did a lot of fixing and minor mods after the swap.
thinking of getting double layer too. Can I install the 1.6 wider radiator on a 1.5? will that has better cooling? cos I don't know what is the current condition of the fan and when they will break down :-)
 

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i changed the ori black hose 4 years ago because the bypass pipe rust and about to leak. The current one didn't fail yet. Since I'm changing radiator may as well change the hose too. Easier to remember... old man problem. LoL.
Squeeze the hose. If still soft and supple, no need change.
 

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Wanna ask anybody head of AMR500 supercharger?
My friend juz start to poison me to fit a supercharger.Hahahahahaha
What I go and research is these supercharger are universal and can fit different type of car.
Saw 1 on youtube in a 4g15 cab.
as good as worthless imo
 

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if letak supercharger, rod, piston need to be able to handle the load. also the block as well. correct me if im wrong?
 
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if letak supercharger, rod, piston need to be able to handle the load. also the block as well. correct me if im wrong?
make sure ade fuel....
rods just need to make sure can deal with the added stress... that tiny blower he mentioned, shouldnt be an issue. pistons, with the low boost i dont think compression needs to be reduced

as for the block, u dont tend to 'upgrade the block'... i think all u can do to the block is korek bigger holes for bigger pistons, maybe cut the block for added clearances if u stroke the engine.. and maybe add a block guard if its an open deck
 
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thinking of getting double layer too. Can I install the 1.6 wider radiator on a 1.5? will that has better cooling? cos I don't know what is the current condition of the fan and when they will break down :-)
Is your car originally an auto or manual? The auto rad is much bigger. If it's already auto then just get a campro/CFE rad. It's thicker and bigger and almost PNP
 

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Wanna ask anybody head of AMR500 supercharger?
My friend juz start to poison me to fit a supercharger.Hahahahahaha
What I go and research is these supercharger are universal and can fit different type of car.
Saw 1 on youtube in a 4g15 cab.
Don't bother la. You might as well turbo. But you'll need to do a shit load more things. Any forced induction means you're gonna need pistons, head gasket, fueling, engine management... I hope you got a good budget.
 

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thinking of getting double layer too. Can I install the 1.6 wider radiator on a 1.5? will that has better cooling? cos I don't know what is the current condition of the fan and when they will break down :-)
yours is the short radiator ah? those long/wide radiator are for auto wira. mine was auto and using the long/wide radiator. then change to double layer. no problem, the radiator will fit properly. just need to get 2 fans with shroud only.
 

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Don't bother la. You might as well turbo. But you'll need to do a shit load more things. Any forced induction means you're gonna need pistons, head gasket, fueling, engine management... I hope you got a good budget.
He juz poison me but I amute to it.Hahahahaha
Now I juz wanna switch a new muffler (deep tone n not loud type)& extractor(stainless steel one mayb? Or even full set?See how budget go)
and I am juz sort of finish? Or isn't?Hahahahahaha
Brake upgrade also inside my consideration (upgrade steel hose &slote rotor)but juz slowly bit by bit mod as limited budget.
 

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mine original is 1.5 manual. Does that mean need to mod to fit the larger radiator?
You did not mention any plans for forced induction. So why need to fit larger radiator? Was the previous one not cooling the engine enough? Btw, regarding your damaged radiator, where's the damage? Fins or just the top cover. That may be repairable