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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 […]

Bullshit Baffles Brains – the Dunning-Kruger Effect

The triple B factfinder’s column – Bullshit Breaksfast Club Google has unwittingly inspired many armchair wannabes to become experts in most fields, specifically dominating the IT, mechanical and electrical engineering industries but having its origins we believe in politics. The ability to write well, stick a bun on the back […]

The Danger of Autonomous Cars

Autonomous Cars – embracing the inevitable Let’s face it, we all dream about it but know it can’t happen – a self driving car! Yet, this is on the cards. Mercedes, Kia, Toyota, Ford, Audio, BMW, Volvo, you name it, they all have a car which can drive autonomously. “Not […]

Audio Amplifiers – Passed the Edge

On the Edge – amplifier design Isn’t it frustrating to shop for the ultimate sound system on a limited budget. You see one, you hear one and that one on the next rung up always sounds that little bit better.  Fortunately we have good news. It’s all in the mind. […]

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Worlds Safest Cars – ever

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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

Reliability Statistics - Toyota comes up trumps every time

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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 […]

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 […]


Auto Parts - the worlds biggest supplier: Bosch

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 […]