1. zeddee

    5w40 in an old engine

    Hi,I currently have a 4afe that has 300 000km, it is being rebuilt at the moment.After the break in process,I want to use a thinner oil since most of the engine will be brand new...the 4afe manual recommends 20w50 but I've been using Petromin 10w40(unheard brand,but the only fully synthetic...
  2. S

    Little water in oil dipstick

    So I had my oil checked at a filling station today and the attendant used a wet tissue to wipe the dipstick and put it back in while it was still soaking wet. When he pulled out the dipstick, the oil looked a little milky-white in between. I drove abit and checked it again and the oil seemed to...
  3. 2


    What is the best online platform to long oil? Easy Equities doesn't have Oil ENTs anymore and their site not reliable at all. Are you going to long Oil or wait until the dust settles?
  4. Mist4h20

    Ford Bantam 1.3 advice needed

    Hi all, I'm wondering if I could get some input if possible, Ford Bantam Rocam 2006, engine has 89000ks. Was initially using Shell helix 15w40, no issues, changed oil and filter this time used Midas brand 15w40 (they assured me it was as good) car sounded okay at first but a day or two goes by...
  5. J

    2004 Opel Corsa Lite oil leak

    Hi there guys, I hope someone can help me. I've been having an oil leak in my corsa, but have no idea what it might be. All the oil runs onto the gearbox and then pools up at lower places. Its purple in colour. Asking because I am a student and can't really afford to take it to a workshop if it...
  6. O

    DIY Minor Car Service

    Hello Everyone. So I have been using the service of this former SuperQuick mechanic. I would buy the service kit for the car (Honda Jazz) he would then do the minor service. Changing oil Changing spark plugs Changing oil filter Blowing the air filter Changing antifreeze...
  7. J

    2012 Hyundai Sonata GLS A/T Service advise

    Greetings all, I want to ask for some advise from the community. End of the month we are going to service my car, change oil filter, air filter, plugs, oil change and atf change. Just a question on the oil change. The previous owner ran conventional oil in the car, and i plan to switch to...
  8. D

    2005 Corsa Lite Service/Maintenance Costs DIY

    Good Morning Guys, Just wanted to share with anyone that migt be interested: I serviced my 2005 Corsa Lite Plus A/C over the weekend and here are the parts price breakdown for the job: 2005 Corsa Lite Plus A/C Minor Service Cost: Oil Filter - Goldwagen...
  9. S

    Question: Oil based perfumes sold usually at markets and mall stands

    Hi everyone, I'm looking for someone who knows where to get the oil perfumes one can buy at markets such as in Hartenbos during December. I know there is also a stall at V&A waterfront who sells this. I too would like to make some money on the side during weekends/holidays etc by selling...
  10. T

    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
  11. genetic

    Oil top up for a BMW 1 series

    I recently bought a 2nd hand 2006 BMW 118i with just over 100k km on the clock. It went for a full service just before I bought it about 3 months back, and obviously had an oil change. The car told me it needs an oil top up. What oil should I use? Synthetic? I've done some searching on the...
  12. LazyLion

    Ghost of apartheid haunts fuel price

    http://www.iol.co.za/motoring/industry-news/ghost-of-apartheid-haunts-fuel-price-1.1423185 Oh how convenient that somebody forgot to review the price 18 years ago! :mad:
  13. G

    Saudis may not have oil to export by 2030

  14. Deep78

    where to buy synthetic motor oil in CT?

    I'm looking for synthetic motor oil 5w-30 either castrol or mobil 1, Can anyone point me in the right direction need a 1l and a 5l in and around Cape Town please.
  15. LazyLion

    Baghdad wants U.S. to pay $1 billion for damage to city

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20110217/wl_nm/us_iraq_usa_damages I'm not opposed to the idea, especially since the US reasons for invading Iraq turned out to be false. But it becomes a little bit less clear when you realise that a few month's of Iraq's Oil revenues could quite easily pay this! :D
  16. akescpt

    Why are oil services so expensive?

    just phoning around for quotes for what is essentially an oil change...the range is from 1100 to 2300!! R550 for labour alone. i wonder if this is something i can do myself. Are there any place besides the stealers i can do this service?:mad:
  17. G

    The demise of the dollar

  18. B

    Gordon Leighton Associates, scam or not?

    OK I'm very confused. I read the other post on this topic and am not entirely happy. it is sounding like the course they offer is not enough to get onto the rigs and this is why I'm posting this. i payed my R2500 and did the course. and am still sitting with out a job a few months...
  19. M

    Heaters - bar, halogen, gas and oil

    Which of these uses the least electricity? I need one for my room but I heard that the conventional heaters uses a lot of electricity. Game has a 7 fin oil radiator heater for R350. Pic
  20. D

    Oils prices Dropping?

    Oils prices Dropping? :D Oil prices will drop to $34 a barrel and Rand also got a bit strong. I am so Happy:)