Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Lamborghini Crash But the Owner Laugh

This yellow Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 crashed but the owner of the car laugh at his car. Finding out why about this car with license plates "ITSYELLOW" below.

Here are the story about the crash. The owner wasn't the one driving the car. He had sent it to a Lamborghini dealer in Greensboro, NC for servicing. Afterwards, the car required alignment so they sent it to the alignment shop. One of the technicians there decided to take the $400,000 car for a spin and ended up crashing into 3 cars and a fence. The Lamborghini was a total loss.

The owner just recently got his replacement: A white 2008 Lamborghini Murcielago LP640. And what did he put on the license plate this time? It is "WOZYELLO".


Saturday, September 12, 2009

Tips to Improve Fuel Economy

Here are some very good tips on improving your vehicle's Fuel Economy/ Increase Fuel Efficiency/Mileage. With increasing fuel prices it is becoming more and more prudent to use them.

Use Your Gears Wisely

Driving in the highest gear possible without labouring the engine is a fuel-efficient way of driving. A vehicle travelling at 60kmph in third gear uses 25 percent more fuel than at the same speed in fifth gear

Drive Smoothly

Think ahead! By applying light throttle and avoiding heavy braking, you can reduce both fuel consumption and wear and tear. Try to predict traffic at junctions and when in queuing to avoid accelerating and then braking. Research suggests driving techniques can influence car fuel efficiency by as much as 30 percent.

Switch Off Your Engine

There are two schools of thought on this one. Switching your engine off for short periods of time can actually increase fuel consumption, as it requires more fuel to get the engine started. Also your catalytic converter will no longer be running at full temperature and so your car will be less efficient, increasing the amount of pollution you cause. However if you are stopped for more than a few minutes then your car will simply burn less fuel with the engine stopped.

Drive Off Promptly To Prevent Wasting Fuel

Don't leave your engine running when you first start up. Drive off straight away if you can, but drive gently until the engine has reached its normal operating temperature. This doesn't increase fuel efficiency as such, but it does mean your engine is switched on for less time.

Lighten Your Load

Think carefully about what you need on a journey. if you do not need something, do not pack it. Remove roof racks if not needed. The lighter the load, the lower the fuel consumption, and emissions, and the higher the fuel efficiency.

Tyres Effect Fuel Efficiency

It is estimated that about 50% of tyres on the road are under inflated. Aside from increasing the rate of wear, this wastes fuel and decreased your fuel efficiency. Check your tyre pressures every fortnight. Worn tyres will also decrease fuel efficiency (and your safety!), so check the tread regularly. If you are replacing tyres then consider some of the newer 'Eco' tyres that are designed specifically to increase fuel efficiency.

Car Windows

Driving with your windows open drastically reduces your fuel efficiency, far more so than putting the air conditioning on when motorway driving. So in those hot summers(?) preferably keep the windows shut, and the air conditioning on if you want to keep cool. Of course the air conditioning decreases fuel efficiency too, so try not to over use it.

Invest In A New Fuel Efficient Car

New cars come in all shapes and sizes, but it is possible to pick a new car that can greatly reduce your fuel bill, and your fuel emissions.

Size matters. Choose an economical car - small cars use far more fuel efficient and produce lower emissions than large cars.

Drive the most fuel-efficient car that meets your needs. Compare models and classes. Even similarly sized cars can vary in fuel efficiency by up to 45%.

Consider diesel engines (with a particulate trap), and LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) and CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) fuelled cars - all have lower CO2 emissions than standard petrol cars.

Consider 'hybrid' vehicles - they combine a conventional engine with an electric motor and battery. These offer reduced fuel consumption and CO2 with potentially lower emissions of all pollutants.

Diesel Engines

If your going to buy a diesel, ensure it is a new 'common rail' type, as these are approximately 10% more efficient than older diesels. also replace (or clean if applicable) air cleaner elements as often as is required by your vehicles servicing schedule.

Regluar Maintenance Maintains Fuel Efficiency

1. Air Filter:
One of the most common reasons for a drop in fuel efficiency is a dirty intake filter. This will decrease the amount of air entering the cylinders of the engine resulting in incomplete combustion. Check the filter regularly to ensure that it is clean.

2. Spark Plugs:
Ensure your spark plugs are in good condition. Renew the plugs and wires at intervals specified by the owners manual. This will keep all cylinders firing properly resulting in higher efficiency.

3. Lube Oil:
Change the lube oil at intervals specified by the owners manual. Use the recommended oil only especially in newer cars. Use of an engine flush before changing the oil will help to get rid of a lot of the dirt that collects in the engine that a normal oil change will not remove. On older engines it is advisable to use an oil treatment agent. This basically thickens the oil which creates a better seal between the piston and the liner, preventing blow past and consequent loss of combustion pressure, resulting in higher fuel efficiency.

4. Exhausts Alter Fuel Efficiency
Most cars have special sizes for the exhaust. When cars are reasonably old the silences has to be changed. The garage people always try to fit a size that they have in the garage it self. Which might not be the exact size recommended for the car. The wrong size a bigger or smaller silencer size effects on the MPG of the car and the HP of the car. It may be cheaper to put another size than your recommended size for your car but on the long run it will cost you in many ways, especially on fuel consumption. Always put the recommended size of the exhaust that is indicated in your car manual because the car company knows how to optimize the performance of your car.

Source: AbyRad

Tip Penjagaan Tayar 2

Jika anda ingin menukar tayar kereta anda, pastikan anda mengambil berat terhadap beberapa perkara berikut:
- jika anda ingin menukar tayar, pastikan anda menggunakan tayar yg betul saiznya dan sesuai untuk kereta anda. Jangan sesekali menggunakan tayar yang lebih kecil dari saiz standard kerana tayar tersebut tidak mampu menanggung bebanan yg sepatutnya ditanggung oleh tayar tersebut.
- Untuk tekanan tayar yang sesuai, sila rujuk manual kenderaan anda untuk mengetahui tekanan yang sesuai untuk kereta anda mengikut bebanan yang anda bawa.
- Jangan gunakan tayar yang berbeza saiz, model dan jenama untuk kereta anda. Setiap jenama mempunyai kemampuan, tahap kelajuan maksima, ketahanan, tahap cengkaman, bebanan, serta kehausan yang berbeza.
- Jika anda ingin atau terpaksa menggunakan tayar yang berlainan jenis/jenama, pastikan anda menggunakan jenis/jenama tayar yang sama untuk bahagian yang sama. Sebagai contoh, untuk tayar hadapan, anda gunakan Jenama A untuk kiri dan kanan dan Jenama B untuk tayar belakang kiri dan kanan.

Monday, September 7, 2009

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Tip Penjagaan Tayar

Untuk memanjangkan jangka hayat tayar supaya tahan lebih lama dan tidak cepat haus, anda perlu mengamalkan cara pemanduan yang betul. Cara pemanduan yang salah akan memberi kesan kepada tayar dan seterusnya tayar akan lebih cepat botak.

Berikut adalah tip-tip pemanduan yang patut diamalkan:
- Jangan pandu mula dengan pantas dan berhenti dengan mendadak jika tiada kecemasan. Pandulah kereta anda dengan tenang dan santai.
- Jangan mengambil selekoh dengan laju. Bukan saja tayar anda akan lebih cepat haus, malah nyawa anda juga dalam bahaya dan risiko untuk terbabas adalah tinggi.
- Jangan selalu melanggar lopak/lubang atau jalan tidak rata, memandu di kaki lima dan melanggar bonggol di jalan.
- Elakkan pemanduan secara agresif kerana ia akan menjadikan bunga tayar anda haus tidak sekata sekaligus menyebabkan bunyi bising dan bergegar.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Soal Jawab Mengenai RON 95 Bersama Caltex 2


S: Bagaimanakah kita mampu mengesan 'knocking'? Dengan gegaran? Bunyi ketukan? Bila bunyi itu berlaku?

J: Bunyi ketukan akan kedengaran bila masalah 'knocking' berlaku pada enjin yang tidak mempunyai sensor 'knocking'. 'Knocking' berlaku bila minyak petrol yang digunakan mempunyai kadar RON yang lebih rendah dari apa yang enjin itu perlukan. Ia sering terjadi bila enjin dalam keadaan tertekan seperti menarik beban mendaki bukit atau ketika sedang memecut.

S: Jika kereta saya dikatakan sesuai dengan RON 95, adakah saya akan mendapat tenaga yang lebih jika saya menggunakan minyak RON 95 yang lebih mahal?

J: Secara amnya, tidak. Jika anda memang menggunakan minyak yang mempunyai kualiti rendah sebelum ini, penggunaan minyak yang mempunyai RON yang tinggi mungkin dapat akan membersihkan enjin anda yang kotor dan memperbaiki prestasi enjin anda. Kerana itu, Caltex mencipta bahan aditif istimewa dan juga kuat yang dipanggil Techron. Techron membantu membersihkan dalaman enjin dan melindungi enjin dan melindungi enjin, Aditif Techron yang menggunakan polyether amines (PEA) melawan deposit kotoran dalam sistem kemasukan enjin dan meminimakan deposit kekotoran.

Source: Auto Berita Harian

Saturday, September 5, 2009

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Soal Jawab Mengenai RON 95 Bersama Caltex

S: Penggunaan RON yang salah akan membuatkan enjin kita mengalami masalah 'knocking'. Apa itu 'knocking'?

J: 'Knocking' ialah bunyi 'ketukan' akibat pembakaran tidak normal yang bukan disebabkan oleh percikan palam pencucuh. Bahagian terakhir campuran minyak yang tidak terbakar secara spontan dan membakar dengan pantas, menyebabkan tekanan didalam silinder naik dengan cepat. Ini yang menyebabkan bunyi ketukan itu.

S: Apa akan terjadi jika kita membiarkan masalah 'knocking' berlaku pada enjin kita?

J: Masalah 'knocking' yang sedikit tidak akan merosakkan enjin tetapi ketukan yang kuat dan berterusan akan menyebabkan kehilangan tenaga dan kepanasan melampau pada beberapa bahagian enjin, bunyi yang kasar dan enjin akan musnah. Enjin moden menggunakan modul kawalan elektronik yang mempunyai sensor ketukan untuk menghilangkan bunyi tersebut. Bila ini berlaku, daya pecutan dan juga kuasa akan berkurangan sedikit.

Lagi soal jawab akan menyusul pada entry yang akan datang..

Source: Auto Berita Harian


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