Tokyo Auto Salon 2008 - Nisaan R34 GT-R and R35 GT-R

Saturday, May 31, 2008 | Labels: , | 0 comments |

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Tips on Filling Fuel for your Vehicles

Monday, May 5, 2008 | Labels: | 0 comments |

This is a Message received from a friend:

I don't know what you guys are paying for petrol... but here in Durban, we are also paying higher, up to 47.35 per litre. But my line of work is in petroleum for about 31 years now, so here are some tricks to get more of your money's worth for every litre.

Here at the Marian Hill Pipeline, where I work in Durban, we deliver about 4 million litres in a 24-hour period thru the pipeline.
One day is diesel; the next day is jet fuel, and petrol, LRP and Unleaded. We have 34-storage tanks here with a total capacity of 16,800,000 litres.

ONLY BUY OR FILL UP YOUR CAR OR BIKKIE IN THE EARLY MORNING WHEN THE GROUND TEMPERATURE IS STILL COLD. Remember that all service stations have their storage tanks buried below ground. The colder the ground, the denser the fuel, when it gets warmer petrol expands, so buying in the afternoon or in the evening.... your litre is not exactly a litre.

In the petroleum business, the specific gravity and the temperature of the petrol, diesel and jet fuel, ethanol and other petroleum products play an important role. A 1degree rise in temperature is a big deal for this business. But the service stations do not have temperature compensation at the pumps.

WHEN YOU'RE FILLING UP, DO NOT SQUEEZE THE TRIGGER OF THE NOZZLE TO A FAST MODE. If you look, you will see that the trigger has three (3) stages: low, middle, and high. In slow mode, you should be pumping on low speed, thereby minimizing the vapours that are created, while you are pumping. All hoses at the pump have a vapour return. If you are pumping on the fast rate, some of the liquid that goes to your tank becomes vapour. Those vapours are being sucked up and back into the underground storage tank so you're getting less worth for your money.

ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT TIPS IS TO FILL UP WHEN YOUR TANK IS HALF FULL. The reason for this is, the more fuel you have in your tank, the less air occupying its empty space. Petrol evaporates faster than you can imagine. Petroleum storage tanks have an internal floating roof. This roof serves as zero clearance between the petrol and the atmosphere, so it minimizes the evaporation.
Unlike service stations, here where I work, every truck that we load is temperature compensated, so that every litre is actually the exact amount.

ANOTHER REMINDER, IF THERE IS A FUEL TRUCK PUMPING INTO THE STORAGE TANKS, WHEN YOU STOP TO BUY, DO NOT FILL UP - most likely the petrol/diesel is being stirred up as the fuel is being delivered, and you might pick up some of the dirt that normally settles on the bottom.

Hope, this will help you get the maximum value for your money.


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Shelby MkII GT40

Sunday, May 4, 2008 | Labels: | 0 comments |

A race version will also be made available with extra features including a roll bar, fuel cell, see below for a list of some of the features available on all versions.

* Record sale into the Shelby Registry
* Shelby MSO and dash plaque
* Carroll Shelby engraved door handles
* Carroll Shelby etched left and right front headlight covers
* Roundels with 85 number decals
* Leather seating
* Hood wind diffusers
* CS GT40® numbered plaque
* CS GT40® side sill graphics
* Carroll Shelby signature floor and sill mats
* 85th Commemorative hood badge
* 85th Special Edition decal
* Available in right and left hand drive

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Maserati A8 GCS Berlinetta Touring

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The Maserati A8 GCS Berlinetta Touring is a design study by Italian coachbuilder Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera which made its debut at the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este over the weekend.


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BMW M1 Hommage Officially Revealed

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The BMW M1 Hommage, the M1, blew out the candles at the Concorso d'Eleganza at Villa d'Este this weekend. In honor of the car's thirtieth birthday, BMW rolled out the new BMW M1 Hommage, a concept/design study that pays tribute to the original M1 and shows what could be possible if BMW were to produce a new mid-engined sports car. Technical specifications have not yet been announced. There appears to be no interior, and BMW doesn't even bother mentioning specific powertrain possibilities. The M1 Hommage is strictly a design exercise meant to celebrate an icon.


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