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 Post subject: Devil white ZX...Msia
PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2011 6:09 pm 

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Took some pics after giving me baby its 1st simple quick wash...

Paintwork needs a good new coating....these pictures cant tell but the paint is peeling off.

Gonna have car evaluated by mechanic to list down things to address...

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 Post subject: Re: Devil white ZX...Msia
PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2011 6:23 pm 
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Too bad the paint isn't very good, but the shell itselfs seems pretty good. Looks like it is lowered too?!



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 Post subject: Re: Devil white ZX...Msia
PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2011 7:05 pm 

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lovely looking car lokks very clean in tidy in the photos.what your plans for it



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 Post subject: Re: Devil white ZX...Msia
PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 6:56 pm 

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no major plans for this car. Wish to bring it back to pristine stock condition.

unsure if its lowered but believe it should still be on stock suspension etc. My previous 8v pretty much similar height as well


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 Post subject: Re: Devil white ZX...Msia
PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 8:50 am 

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couple of things on my mind now to restore...

To date, changes/replacement made:
- replaced 1 faulty ACAV
- replaced alternator, belt, battery & condenser
- replaced gear knob

Comfort/Feel good phase
- upgrade to bigger brakes (ie gti-6 brakes)
- redo & replace undercarriage items (ie lower arms, bushes, ball joints, suspension, rear axle)
- replace "bubbled" dashboard (common in all zx-es in Msia) due to hot weather. Exception, dashboard with red lining are not prone to this issue...curious on the quality difference frown
- replace cable speedometer with "electronic" meter. Current cable type meter, the needles do judder or works like vibration movement
- relook into wiring & fix where faulty
- consider split fire ignition coils (any feedback on this???). found it http://www.europerformance.co.uk/pages/ ... ct=3672257

Aesthetic phase
- new 16"/17" rims (Gotta import and Msia rather limited choices of perfect fit rims. prefer not to use spacer)
- projector lamps???
- sebring oval tip backbox or back to ori (currently on sebring round tip backbox)
- new coat of paint

Guess that's what i have in mind currently. How soon can it starts largely dependent on budget available :oops:


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 Post subject: Re: Devil white ZX...Msia
PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 9:35 pm 
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The RFY engine doesn't have sparkplug leads, but it has the ignition coil right on top of the sparkplug.



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 Post subject: Re: Devil white ZX...Msia
PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2011 10:25 am 

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yup...d 4 ignition coils, which are prone to failure. hence looking if any better alternatives.

when i search for performance parts, tot these splitfire coils are meant to replace to stock coils. No?

pardon my lack of knowledge as tot if listed under zx 16v parts, it can be used :oops:


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 Post subject: Re: Devil white ZX...Msia
PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2011 10:50 am 
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Their info is incorrect.
You will need:
-sparkplug leads
-dis ignition coil
-after market ECU

The original ECU has full sequential injection en ignition, therefor it can not be adepted to be used with the more simple DIS ignition.

I don't think the ignition coils are really that bad, I have driven 8 16V's. Bought up mostly terrible treated ones and only had three coil failures.
Heat is their weak spot, so in your country they may be less reliable. Modify the cover over the coils is the option I would choose rather than changing the ignition setup.



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 Post subject: Re: Devil white ZX...Msia
PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2011 7:53 pm 

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got it...thx 4d guidance ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Devil white ZX...Msia
PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 12:14 pm 
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pics???


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 Post subject: Re: Devil white ZX...Msia
PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 12:52 pm 

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Some updates on my car.

Comfort/Feel good phase
- replace "bubbled" dashboard :)

Unable to find gti-6 brakes in Msia so decided to stick back to original setup. Have bought all necessary items. Will be replacing ori front brake disc, new pads & new hose. Also plan to powdercoat the calipers to glossy yellow :)
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Wanted to achieve above look :)


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 Post subject: Re: Devil white ZX...Msia
PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 8:09 pm 
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Looks good wink Maybe you can find Gti-6 brakes on Ebay?


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 Post subject: Re: Devil white ZX...Msia
PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 5:57 pm 

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most of the ebay sellers (gti-6 brakes) unwilling to ship to Malaysia.

Anyway, have done couple of things to car.
- brake disc & brake hose changed
- speedometer changed to sensor type. just a minor modification needs to be done since current speedo is cable type. Now i do not have to worry about broken speedo cable. Works like a charm & the needle movement is so much more refined :)

Soon to accomplish:
- powder coat brake calipers & service calipers (changing oil seals etc)
- timing belt kit
- tensioner rollers

Rims wise, i'm thinking of getting below. However, am worried if 17" is too big & will compromise the power & handling of car. What do you guys think? Should i opt for 16" or 17". Look wise definitely the 17" looks darn great ;)
http://www.performancealloys.com/wheel- ... px?ID=1103


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 Post subject: Re: Devil white ZX...Msia
PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 12:00 pm 
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205/45R16 is in my opinion the best choice for the ZX



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 Post subject: Re: Devil white ZX...Msia
PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 10:25 am 

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thx...so i heard as well. still 16" the next best size apart from original 15".

currently mine is 16" but on 195/55 i think. Would like to achieve a "fatter" & bigger look on the tyres.

in this case, very likely will settle for 16"


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