Saturday, May 23, 2009

The Beginning...

The beginning of an adventure of me and my ride... a Proton Perdana (2004) powered by the legendary turbocharged engine- a 4G63T from the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution II GSR (1994).


Proton Perdana V6 (Originally powered by a 6A12NA)

The original engine in my car is a 6A12NA (Naturally Aspirated) with a 4-speed automatic gearbox (that is prone to failure). As expected, it tooks only 2 years for it to fail after I bought the car (brand spanking new) from Proton Edar. Straight away, I replaced the gearbox with a 5-speed manual gearbox (Code: 222-VVVF) from a Mitsubishi Eterna halfcut to make sure I don't get a 2nd headache. Torque increased can be felt as there was no more 'torque converter' in action.


Lots of Proton Perdanas (mostly powered by 6A12NA, 6A12TT, 4G63 & 4G63T engine)

In my younger days, frequently I imagined of owning a Nissan Skyline R34 GTR (Godzilla). Until today, I don't think I can really afford it. Maybe I can buy the car and pay the monthly installment without any problem, but the maintenance will cause me *huge headache*. Better if I save up first and buy the latest GTR in future.

In the meantime, to fulfill my hunger for monstrous torque and breakneck acceleration, I decided to drop in this legendary engine to my car.

4G63T (from the Mitsubishi Evolution II GSR)
Horsepower: 260 BHP at 6000 RPM
Torque: 309 Nm
0-100kmh: 5.0 seconds
Top speed: Limited to 180 km/h (but I remove the speed cut and able to reach 240 km/h before I backed down on the throttle, *gulp*)

After two months of driving my car with this new powerplant, I can say that, I had made the right move of choosing it over 6A12TT (from Mitsubishi Eterna Twin Turbo). At the same time, my engine comes with a LSD gearbox (WPWE) which helps to propel the car to a blurry speed in just several eyeblinks.

YES, it is that fast, sometimes a bit scary but that is part of the thrill in owning a 4G63T. The beginning of an EVOlution.

4 comments:

Darminder said...

Hi,

I also own a 2003 PV6 (original engine). Having problems with the gearbox now. Am thinking of converting it to a manual transmission as mentioned in your blog.

Question is, where can I find the Mitsubishi Eterna 5 speed manual gearbox and also how much it cost?

Appreciate if you could provide some tips.

Thanks in advance!
Darren

P/S: You can also email me at darsingh69@gmail.com

Wolverine said...

Hi Darren,

Sorry for my late reply to your question.

Yes, you better change the gearbox to manual, it is nearly unbreakable, lower fuel consumption (up to 700km per tank) and lower maintenance cost.

Most importantly, unleash the beast inside that V6 engine!

You can buy it from half-cut shops around Klang and it cost around RM1.5k nowadays. The gearbox code will be either 222, 312 or 322.

222 and 312 is from Mitsubishi Eterna 1.8 c.c. and 322 is from 2.0 c.c. Any of these gearboxes work fine but you can get the best fuel consumption from 222 and the best torque from 322. The 312 will be a compromise of both.

Labour charge for gearbox installation will be around RM500-700.

Cheers.

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Wolverine said...

Thank you! Hope you enjoy it.