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Global Parts

Online Parts International – Global Parts & Suppliers

The Non-Centralization of a Global Parts Network Register as user Register your business Although finding replacement parts, spares and components for any level of industry has never been simpler it has also become more time consuming to sift through the tons of data available on the internet. What has become […]


Worlds Safest Cars – ever   Recently updated !

NCAP Vs Driver Safety Vs Safest Cars on the Road Although there is no doubt that cars with high safety standards are a feather in the manufacturer’s cap it can also be said that many argue about the reliability of some of these cars and indeed, gauging by the number […]

Safest Cars - Volvo

Do computers make us lazy?

How to become lazy by doing things! “We often miss opportunity because it’s dressed in overalls and looks like work” – TA Edison Loading the latest piece of freeware that looks like AutoCAD but isn’t I was enthralled by the complexity, the genius of the software engineers and the ease […]


Africa – Our state of manufacture

Manufacture – the art of production without slavery History, if left unchecked has a nasty habit of repeating itself. In the case of Africa this may very well be good news. From our young schooling days we learnt about slavery, the bad guys and the good guys. Depending on which […]

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Reliability Statistics - Toyota comes up trumps every time

Vehicle reliability statistics – are they reliable?

Reliability statistics – a dodgy dump of grievance About ten years ago my sister-in-law phoned her husband frantically telling him that her engine had just fallen out of her Renault Modus. It was a protection cowling. She now drives a Spark. Wiki: Reliability in statistics and psychometrics is the overall […]


Aisin Warner AW55-50SN and AW55-51SN Transmissions

Japanese Aisin Seiki – American Borg–Warner The Aisin Warner AW55-50SN and AW55-51SN automatic gearboxes are used in a wide array of motor vehicles on the roads today and gauging by the amount of complaints they should never have been manufactured or at least they should have been replaced by a […]

Aisin Warner / Graziano A/T

Electric

Racing engines – gas to electric

Noisy engines versus silence in a Formula E A question recently posed by a colleague in our electronics prevalent industry was in which direction motor racing was going with the current V6 technology in formula one as opposed to the formula-E which many technologists believe is the future. From a […]


Who makes that Auto Part?

Why are my auto parts not made by Mercedes? Damn, this is getting silly!  Almost every motorcycle or car website has a forum which complains about one specific model car (or motorcycle) which was a lemon. Either the engine or transmission is a dud. Then we have the electronics. That […]

Auto Parts - the worlds biggest supplier: Bosch

Automatic Transmision 8 Speed

Breaking the bank for an Automatic Gearbox

Automatic Gearboxes – are they really all that unreliable? There has been a lot of controversy surrounding the reliability of automatic transmissions over the last five years, not least the semi or manual automatic. In a survey done of the numerous forums covering the steady migration of drivers over to […]


Drinking water through Desalination

The desalination of seawater needs to be re-invented! Interestingly enough, whilst scientists can put man on the moon, split the atom and build driverless cars we just cannot cope with the water shortage. We can create distilled water from permeable membranes and a vacuum desalinator but it’s never enough or […]

Nuclear Desalination Plant

Demerit Points

Why Demerit Points don’t work without Insurance

Demerit Points – How to achieve a lot more awareness So there’s an article here that states the the demerit point system does work and I would like to give my version of what I saw and know having worked in the traffic services for close on twenty years in […]