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Unser - Q & A - Part 2

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Posted 15 March 2008 - 01:14 PM


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Wow, you guys are still driving your angsa ah?
So am I. Wanted to change car, but cannot let go the angsa.
My angsa is going to be 7 years old come July.
Still a good workhorse.
Hope to see more ideas from your guys.


Posted 15 March 2008 - 07:49 PM



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Hi all,

Just come back from trg/kuantan..( heavy rain really2 heavy rain )
Now my angsa give me this squeeking sound ..
first time after running thru bumper " a heavy squeaking sound "
today .. another squeaking sound more frequently ,
and i feel my angsa a little bit swing .. like the absorbent going to
expired ..
any suggestion from all sifo .


Posted 17 March 2008 - 01:06 AM


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maybe need to spray wd40 at the rear leaf-springs


Posted 17 March 2008 - 09:25 AM


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Hi crudemix,

If the squeeking sound comes from the front, it is due to the rubber bushes
located at both ends at the front. You can go to UMW service centre and
they will remove the bushes to oil them and install an additional ring to
make a tighter fit and this will eliminate the squeeking.My angsa started
to squeek after about 2 weeks of ownership and that was what UMW did.
If it's from the back, you could try spraying some WD40 between the leaf
springs as what LGX suggested. If it is still there, it is due to the
rubber bushes on both ends of the longest leaf spring plate.
In most cases the Angsa absorbers will last much longer compared to those
that are in sedan cars. This is because there is less up and down movement
due to the fact that the Angsa has torsion bars at the front and leaf
springs at the rear. However the down side is, it is not that
comfortable compared to cars that comes with coil springs.
Since your angsa is pre-owned, the previous owner may have used it to
carry heavy loads often. This may wear out the absorbers faster than
normal lah. The other thing to check pertaining to the"swing" effect is
your rear tire pressure. If the pressure is too low, the sidewalls of the
tire will be too soft and there will be lots of flexing and causes the
"swing" effect especially when cornering.
So, keep to the recommended pressure settings (the sticker can be found
on the drivers side of the centre pillar when you open the door)or you
may increase it a little bit by 1 or 2 psi for less rolling resistance
and in turn better FC.



Posted 20 March 2008 - 02:09 AM


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Hi guys,
I tried posting so many times in the ori thread. Everytime error.
Glad that now issue resolved. Looks like Unser is still alive and


Posted 21 March 2008 - 10:14 AM


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Yup... touch wood but it seems indestructible (by natural ageing) or rather
very slow ageing process like the giant tortoise of Galapagos


Posted 21 March 2008 - 12:46 PM


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Hi there.

Some of you guys might recognize me from tribetoyota or formerly known as
funser. I am currently trying to improve the performance of my angsa
instead of just maintaining it stock standard. Hope there's someone who
is interested to share their experience in modding.



Posted 21 March 2008 - 03:55 PM


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hi alan,

in terms of modding for extra engine performance or FC savings, I have
given up after trying one thing after another without much significant
success, in short just forget it, you can't squeeze any more horses out of
the pushrod antiquated engine

you can see in my signature the mods that i have on my angsa, cyclone II
still there but just as a psychological satisfaction to have tried
something, same goes to Voltage Stabilizer (although the main function is
to prolong battery life)

among the more useful or beneficial mods i would say is the sound-proofing
projects ie Autofoam and Wurth, really quietens the car significantly and
autofoam also increases chassis rigidity of the BOF (body-on-frame)so it
handles more like a monocoque now

I must say that to really feel more power especially on long-distance drive
(city crawl you wont appreciate the difference) ... use shell V-Power !!!
That is something i can vouch for !

Hope to hear your side of the story on your mod experience


Posted 21 March 2008 - 04:29 PM


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Just to share what I`ve done to mine, I think the most felt increase in
performance is changing to denso iridium plugs. Complementing it will be
K&N air filter and removal of the restrictive catalytic converter. Once
combined, you get better power, but fc is subject to each persons right
foot. I managed to gain a few hp and increased torque without sacrificing
my fc.

Other add-ons include custom ground cable, voltage stabilizer, fuel
magnet and electric fan conversion. Those who have access to tribetoyota
can view my modifications in my album.

Go to https://www.tribetoy...asp?albumID=304


Posted 21 March 2008 - 05:59 PM


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denso iridium plugs sounds interesting...

how much and what exact model to fit the unser?

hmmm, I also didnt know there,s a K&N filter for unta ... how much and
where to get?

Did FC worsen with the K&N or similar as before?

Removing the cat con is another controversial move Smile although it may
increase power

How much for the electric fan conversion ?

Already saw the pics at tribe toyota