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    Change or ownership and engine registration

    I recently bought a small car and the previous owner gave me the documents needed for change of ownership but i later realized that its fitted with different engine since it has a different vin number.He gave me the reciept for the engine.The disc has expired and ive been told i cant renew since...
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    Help With Engine Replacement - Need Advice

    Hi everyone, I'm currently driving an Opel Corsa Lite 1.4i 2006 but I want to do something fun with it I want to replace the current engine with an Opel Z16XEP Ecotec engine I'm just not sure if the mounting points are the same on the engine as my vehicle or if it will fit on my gearbox If...
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    Is this kind of corrosion on the engine acceptable on a brand new Mercedes?

    I noticed these spots on the day I picked it up from the dealer. Is this normal for a brand new car? It turns into a white powder as soon as I touch them and there doesn't seem to be any pitting under the spots. The dealer says it's nothing to be concerned about and can be easily cleaned. Thanks.
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    Manifold rattling noise - 2003 Toyota Corolla

    Hi, So there's a noise that's happening when the engine is around 2000rpm. There seems to be a few cases of it online, but I'm unsure what the correct fix is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuE1G_MNVSk Our local mechanic says you can remove the heat shield that is in the...
  5. DhireshD

    Best Budget/ value for money 1/2" Torque wrench/spanner

    Hi All, I'm looking to purchase a Torque wrench to work on my car but I have no idea where to start. My budget is around R 1000 but I'm willing to spend a little more if needed. I'm looking for a 1/2" drive, something that's robust and will serve me for years to come. Any advice or opinions...
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    Mini 2009 Timing Chain Tensioner

    Hi, for all those mechanically inclined, would anyone know where I can get a new timing chain tensioner for my mini cooper 2009? Preferably in the Cape Town area. Looking forward to your help! Thanks!
  7. Afon Kulikov

    Game-changing rotary engine muscles a go-kart

    Game-changing rotary engine muscles a go-kart https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-g4dKZTnxHo
  8. L

    Hotel online reservation system

    Hi all, I need to run an online reservation system for more than one hotel on my website. What would be the most affordable way to do this. Please suggest companies to contact or if you are able to develop one yourself kindly reply. Thank You
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    Replacing an engine

    I am having endless mechanical problems with a cheap car I bought cash last year. It is a 2006 Nissan Almera. A friend of mine suggested that I should replace the engine. Should I get an import engine or a second hand local one? What processes do I follow after the engine is replaced with...
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    2007 Opel Corsa 1.3 CDTi Diesel engine

    Hi everyone! I hope someone has more car knowledge than me... I have a 2007 Opel Corsa with a 1.3 CDTI diesel turbo engine...that needs replacing. The camshaft snapped and Opel wants about R75000 (:confused:) for a new engine... Anyone have suggestions regarding a reconditioned...
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    Turbos - your thoughts - share your thoughts to someone who wants to know more

    I'm not making any assumptions here. I don't know a lot about turbo's. What I've been taught to believe (from friends) is that these turbos could possibly give problems after a certain amount of KM (this was however maybe 10 years ago that I heard this). Also, seems there's a movement towards...
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    1994 VW Microbus 2.5

    Does anyone know where that green heat protected pipe must go? The one end connects to the vacuum pump (I think thats what it is) in the centre of the pic. I can't trace where the other end goes. Thanks
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    Why don't they use oil instead of water to cool engines?

    Was just wondering why they don't use oil instead of water to cool down engines... Call it a #RandomThought
  14. Rouxenator

    International engine of the year award

    From : http://www.ukipme.com/engineoftheyear/ieoty.php (Engine)(points)1. Ford 999cc three-cylinder turbo (Ford Focus)4012. Volkswagen 1.4-litre TSI Twincharger (VW Polo, Beetle, Golf, Golf Plus, Golf Cabriolet, Scirocco, Eos, Jetta, Tiguan, Sharan, Touran/Cross Touran, Passat CNG...
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    97 VW Citi Golf, popping like a water balloon

    Ok, so, I have a 97 VW Citi Golf 1.3l mean machine, what happened about 8 months ago was the pipe that feeds water through the heater control burst and it pissed all its water out on the freeway, in the pouring rain, normally one would just stop, top up the water and get to a garage to fix it...
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    Ion engine could get man to Mars in 39 days

  17. kilos

    Interesting new visual search engine

    This newish search engine has been crawling my website and displays your results graphically like a MacOS System X interface in 3D type Windows.Uses a flash interface and takes snapshots of your websites, drag click redirects to the new website. Crawler agent: Mozilla/5.0 (compatible...