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Killer 77 Fiat X19 Dyno and Speed Tests

This is my buddy Kent’s latest project. Enjoy the video! Contact him over at his website, or follow him on youtube; http://www.automotiverepairsolutions.com/


First the Dyno test


Then the speedometer test;




Manual Operation of BMW Z4M convertible top

Here is a video showing how to manually operate the convertible top on a BMW Z4, for instance if the hydraulic pump failed. It also shows how to operate the hydraulic release latch in the trunk. This is called the “Bowden cable” whatever that means. Here are the factory instructions, with some notes by me in [ ].

1. In the luggage compartment on the left-hand side below the convertible top compartment floor [TRUNK!], pull out the plastic ring attached to a Bowden cable as far as it will go. [watch video]

2. With a 90-degree turn, lock the plastic handle in this position.
In the hydraulic unit, a short circuit is enabled, making it possible to open and close the folding top by hand.

3. Pull the handle of the Bowden cable in the rear panel of the luggage compartment.
The interlock in the convertible top compartment is released.

4. Move the top forwards by hand until it reaches the cowl panel.

5. Take the Allen key from the on-board toolkit. [as you can see in the video, I didn’t have to use the allen wrench at all]

6. Remove the plastic panel from the front roof brace. [not necessary, generally speaking]

7. Insert the Allen key in the uncovered internal hexagon.

8. Lock and unlock the cowl panel lock by turning the Allen key.

9. Take out and replace the Allen key.

Emergency opening:

1. Perform steps 1 and 2 as well as 5 to 7 from ‘Emergency closing’.

2. Unlock and open the cowl panel lock by turning the Allen key.

3. Take out and replace the Allen key.

4. Move the top backwards until it reaches the convertible top compartment


Looking After Your Ship For The Winter : Amsoil.

Ship insurance is imperative on virtually all nations and states. you have got to understand the varied ideas that apply to this sort of insurances to decide on the insurance cover that most nearly fits your wishes. Nevertheless having ship insurance isn't enough. Following you'll find some basic axioms which will help you in understanding the numerous clauses on ship insurance plans so that you can choose which one best adjusts to your needs.

If you auto insurance firm is dependable, you must actually give it a thought on purchasing a ship insurance from the same supplier. You may actually be able to incorporate the ship to your current auto policy, as recreational car or something similar to that. The price of your policy will depend upon your ship type. From the other viewpoint, if your auto insurer doesn't truly provide for ship insurance, you can make a planned call by making comparisons between different offered policies over the net. If you are the owner of a cig ship, you would do good to pay more since these ship parts cost significantly more to replace. Payments made for part postings are sometimes inexpensive based winning objective depreciation of the missing or spoiled stuff, and the document deductible is also helpful. An ACV document presents comprise age up to the topical bazaar rate of the vessel in the result of a unconditional pasting, winning into account depreciation and the train of the ship at the time of the pasting.

While a settled rate document generally costs the ship adult more, and presents wider comprise age, a real notes rate document may outfit the wishes of an adult trying to find a cheap alternative. Your insurance pro can explore these options with you. Progressive Ship , a division of Progressive Auto is among the insurance corporations less expensive ship, but announced he didn't offer almost as many services and less all-encompassing coverage. American Sailing organisation is also a choice on the ship insurance world. They offer free online instant quotes and his staff is alleged to be one of the most informed and comradeship groups in the business. They offer acceptable prices that are similar with the boat’s progress, but are a little shy in the services area. Other points to consider include the scale of the hull coverage.

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Headlight Restoration Kit – Mother’s Powerball – Updated with Video

Headlight Restoration


SyntheticOilHQ.com has carried the Mothers lineup for years. I have complained that we don’t have the Headlight Restoration kit, and NOW WE DO!.

Mother’s Powerball Headlight Restoration Kit

For all those headlights that aren’t really clear anymore, these will make them clear!  Putting in new HID or high performance bulbs?  Polish them first! You’ve seen cheap crappy kits on TV, but this is the best, it’s from MOTHERS!

Mothers® PowerBall 4Lights® Headlight Restoration Kit Designed to quickly and safely restore, maintain and protect all types of smooth, shiny plastic and acrylic headlights to crystal clarity. Mothers® PowerBall 4Lights® Headlight Restoration Kit easily cleans away yellowing and stains, and even buffs out unsightly hairline scratches, smudges and flaws in a single step. The included PowerPlastic® Polish restores crystal clarity; leaving a tough, protective, oxidation-inhibiting polymer layer to guard against future degradation from the elements. Kit includes polishing tool, PowerPlastic® (8 oz.), two restoration pads and 15” x 15” microfiber towel.

Mothers® PowerBall 4Lights® Headlight Restoration Kit
Stock Code: 07250

Mother’s Powerball Headlight Restoration Kit

  • Headlight restoration kit includes the XPEL protective film discount inside the box
  • All in one kit designed to restore, maintain and protect all types of smooth plastic headlights
  • Dramatically increases driver’s visibility behind the wheel by removing clouding of headlight lenses allowing for more light
  • Removing the clouded appearance of headlights enhances vehicle appearance, strengthening vehicle resale value
  • This kit is safe and easy to use, allowing virtually anyone to increase their clarity when on the road in minutes


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Headlight Restoration

Headlight Restoration

The Mothers PowerBall 4Lights Headlight Restoration Kit is designed to quickly and safely restore, maintain and protect all types of smooth, shiny plastic and acrylic headlights to crystal clarity. It easily cleans away yellowing and stains, and even buffs out unsightly hairline scratches, smudges and flaws in a single step. The included PowerPlastic Polish restores crystal clarity, leaving a tough protective oxidation-inhibiting polymer layer to guard against future degradation from the elements.

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Before and after comparison of headlights treated with Mothers PowerBall 4Lights Headlight Restoration Kit
See more clearly with Mothers PowerBall 4Lights headlight restoration kit.
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Yellow, Clouded Headlights: Unsafe and Unsightly
Regardless of where you live, your car’s headlights are exposed to a variety of damaging environmental factors. Sunlight, UV rays, constant heating and cooling, rain, smog, harsh chemicals, pitting, and other factors can accelerate the affects of oxidation, quickly dulling and degrading your lenses. Not only is this an unsightly problem, but yellow, clouded headlights reduce light output and impede your ability to see at night, creating a serious safety concern.

Professional Results Made Easy
Restoring headlight clarity may seem complicated, but it’s not. Cleaning away yellowing and stains, and even buffing out unsightly hairline scratches, smudges, and flaws couldn’t be easier. Mothers Powerball 4Lights Headlight Restoration Kit is a revolutionary product that utilizes a drill-mounted*, precision foam polishing ball to quickly, safely and affordably restore, maintain and protect all types of smooth plastic headlights to crystal clarity. Most lenses can be safely repaired in just minutes with a simple polishing procedure. Regardless of the challenge, Mothers unique restoration process will lead you down the proper path to complete headlight restoration, guaranteed.

The Mothers PowerBall 4Lights applicator
The easy-to-use Mothers PowerBall 4Lights*.
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A Great Investment, An Even Better Value
Restoring and maintaining headlights has never been so affordable. Mothers PowerBall 4Lights Headlight Restoration Kit and a little bit of your time is a great alternative to replacing your lenses, considering a single headlight can cost you hundreds of dollars. The kit contains everything you need to restore plastic headlights in any condition.

The PowerBall 4Lights polishing tool is washable and reusable. The included PowerPlastic 4Lights liquid polish restores clarity; leaving a tough, protective, oxidation-inhibiting polymer layer to guard against future degradation from the elements. And there’s enough polish to restore and routinely maintain all of your vehicle’s headlights for years to come.

Clarity In Minutes
With Mothers PowerBall 4Lights polishing tool attached to any cordless drill, apply a nickel-sized amount of the included PowerPlastic 4Lights liquid polish to the center of the ball. Polish the lens until clean and clear, adding polish as needed. Buff clean with the supplied microfiber towel. Enjoy the crystal-clear results.

To maintain and protect headlight clarity, apply Mothers PowerPlastic 4Lights liquid polish, by hand or with the PowerBall 4Lights polishing tool on a monthly basis.

Step one of the Mothers PowerBall 4Lights headlight restoration process
Step 1 – Prep: – Works with any cordless drill and a dab of PowerPlastic Polish.
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Step two of the Mothers PowerBall 4Lights headlight restoration process
Step 2 – Polish: With Mothers PowerBall 4Lights*. Headlight restoration is safe and easy.
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Step three of the Mothers PowerBall 4Lights headlight restoration process
Step 3 – Shine: Buff clean with a microfiber towel. Enjoy crystal-clear results.
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Effective On Clear Plastic Surfaces Such As…

  • Headlight lenses
  • Taillight lenses and reflectors
  • Plastic convertible top windows
  • Automotive bug shields
  • Motorcycle windscreens
  • Helmet faceshields
  • Plastic marine windows
  • Emergency vehicle safety lights

Key Features and Benefits

  • All-in-one kit
  • Restores, maintains and protects all types of smooth, shiny plastic and acrylic surfaces
  • Professional results made easy and affordably
  • Like-new clarity in minutes
  • Safely removes yellowing, oxidation, pitting and scratches
  • Saves money over headlight replacement
  • Improves nighttime driving safety
  • Enhances vehicle appearance
  • Strengthens vehicle resale value
  • Proven PowerBall technology

What’s in the Box

  • PowerBall 4Lights polishing tool
  • 8 oz. PowerPlastic 4Lights liquid polish
  • 15″ x 15″ microfiber towel
  • Supplemental Severe damage Headlight Restoration Pack
    • Two double-sided Severe Damage Headlight Restoration Pads
    • Instruction sheet for repair of pitting, scratches or severe oxidation
  • Exclusive XPEL protective film discount offer

*Drill and Painter’s Tape Not Included

Satisfaction Guarantee
Satisfaction guaranteed when used as directed. Manufacturer’s liability limited to replacement of product or refund of purchase price upon return of unused portion and proof of purchase.

About Mothers Polish
Mothers is known worldwide for its premium-grade polishes, waxes and cleaners and offers a broad array of finish care products under its California Gold, FX, Reflections, PowerBall, Marine and Professional lines.

Product Description

The Mothers PowerBall 4Lights Headlight Restoration Kit is designed to quickly and safely restore, maintain and protect all types of smooth, shiny plastic and acrylic headlights to crystal clarity. It easily cleans away yellowing and stains, and even buffs out unsightly hairline scratches, smudges and flaws in a single step. The included PowerPlastic Polish restores crystal clarity, leaving a tough protective oxidation-inhibiting polymer layer to guard against future degradation from the elements. This kit includes one polishing tool, an 8-ounce bottle of PowerPlastic formula, two restoration pads, and a 15-inch x 15-inch microfiber towel.



Non-Toxic Antifreeze–Don’t Kill your Dog :- Non toxic antifreeze.

Non toxic antifreeze

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AMSOIL Antifreeze and Engine Coolant (ANT)

Non toxic antifreeze is not nearly as dangerous for your pets. Normal antifreeze contains ethylene glycol which is extremely toxic and poisonous. Normal antifreeze is also sweet, so pets often are tempted to drink it. Amsoil propylene glycol is non-toxic and biodegradable. Save your pets!

Product Description
AMSOIL Antifreeze & Coolant (ANT) Non toxic antifreeze is formulated to provide benefits far beyond those found in today’s conventional antifreeze and coolant products. This revolutionary formulation provides maximum antifreeze and cooling protection in the most extreme temperatures and operating conditions. And unlike conventional ethylene glycol-based products, which are highly toxic and even fatal, AMSOIL Antifreeze & Coolant is formulated with propylene glycol. It is biodegradable and its low toxicity limits the threat to children, pets and wildlife. WordPress Tags: Toxic,Antifreeze,Kill,AMSOIL,Coolant,benefits,products,protection,threat,children,wildlife,temperatures,glycol

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AMSOIL Antifreeze & Coolant provides even greater benefits:

Lasts Longer
AMSOIL Antifreeze & Coolant (Non toxic antifreeze) contains a proprietary poly organic acid technology. It eliminates the need for supplemental coolant additives and recharging cooling systems. AMSOIL Antifreeze & Coolant provides extended service life in all gasoline and diesel vehicles. It can be used for seven years or 250,000 miles in passenger cars, light-duty trucks, vans and recreational vehicles. It lasts seven years or 750,000 miles in over-the-road diesel trucks. Also for motorcycles, ATVs, snowmobiles and closed marine applications. AMSOIL Antifreeze and Engine Coolant lasts longer than conventional products.

Compatible With Other Fluids
AMSOIL Antifreeze & Coolant is dyed neutral yellow and is compatible with all ethylene and propylene antifreeze and coolant formulations on the market, including DEX-Cool®, Sierra® and Zerex®. It is also compatible with fully formulated diesel anti-freezes and other organic acid technology (OAT) and hybrid organic acid technology (HOAT) formulations.

Stops Leaks
AMSOIL Antifreeze & Coolant adheres to metal. It self-seals hairline cracks in welds and seams to prevent leaks, without additional stop-leak products or fibrous materials.

Helps Prevent Metallic Corrosion
Independent tests reveal AMSOIL Antifreeze & Engine Coolant surpassed standards for metallic corrosion. It plates metal to protect even when exposed to acids and salt spray. Standard allowances for loss in aluminum and solder are less than 60 mg. AMSOIL Antifreeze & Engine Coolant lost 0 mg in aluminum and less than 6 mg in solder.

Standards for iron, steel, copper and brass allow a maximum loss of less than 20 mg. AMSOIL Antifreeze & Engine Coolant never exceeded a 3 mg loss in any of those metals in a testing period that was run for 10 weeks, three weeks longer than required tests.

Non toxic antifreeze

AMSOIL Antifreeze & Engine Coolant (ANT)

• Formulated for heavy-duty and automotive applications
• Good for motorcycles, ATVs, snowmobiles and some marine applications
• Extended drain intervals

Up to seven years or 750,000 miles in Class 8 vehicles
Up to seven years or 250,000 miles in pleasure vehicles

• Universal compatibility
• Safe, biodegradable, non-toxic, non-polluting
• Aluminum engine block compatible
• Silicate- and Phosphate-Free

AMSOIL Antifreeze & Engine Coolant meets the following automotive and heavy-duty service specifications:

• ASTM D-6210 • ASTM D-3306
• ASTM D 6210-98

Composition by Weight:
Total glycols, > 92 percent;
Corrosion inhibitors and antifoamants,
= 3 percent; Water, < 5 percent

Boiling Point (sea level):
219° F at 40 percent concentration,
222° F at 50 percent,
225° F at 60 percent;
increase by 40° to 45° F if a 15 psi
radiator cap is used

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Why is my Engine Oil Low?

Why is my Engine Oil Low?

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Why is my engine oil low?

Why is my engine oil low?


Why is my engine oil low? There are several main causes of engine oil use. Not are all related to engine oil use. Some folks think it’s related to extended drain intervals, and use of synthetics. The real reason for asking Why is my engine oil low? is much more simple. Let’s look at the reasons.

Why is my engine oil low? Leaking

There are essentially two main reasons for low oil levels. Leaking is one. At one time or another we’ve all had a car that left drips on the garage floor. In an early 2010 column I addressed in the issue of motor oil consumption, with a focus on the variety of ways oil leaks from an engine. At that time I wrote, “Some of the many points where oil leaks may occur include oil lines, crankcase drain plugs, oil pan gaskets, valve cover gaskets, oil pump gaskets, fuel pump gaskets, timing case covers and camshaft bearing seals. No possible source of leakage should be neglected because even a very small leak can cause extremely high oil consumption. For example, it has been estimated that a leak of one drop of oil every 20 feet is approximately equal to a loss of one quart of oil every 100 miles.” Why is my engine oil low?


Why is my Engine Oil Low?

Why is my Engine Oil Low? Volatility

Volatization is a term used to describe what happens to a fluid when it is heated to the point it begins to “boil off.” Upon reaching a certain temperature, oil will begin to lose some of its lighter weight molecules as they vaporize and leave heavier weight molecules behind. Not only does this cause higher oil consumption, it causes increased viscosity, making the oil more difficult to circulate through the lubrication system. The thicker oil left behind after volatization contributes to damaging deposits, sticky piston rings and oil blow-by, all of which contribute to reduced engine life, reduced fuel economy and increased air pollution. Why is my engine oil low?

At one time it was not uncommon for typical conventional oils to experience 20-30 percent boil-off in the NOACK Volatility Test. Today’s API standard for SM and SN oils is 15 percent, putting greater demands on oil manufacturers. Premium synthetic oils are significantly more resistant to these effects, with some of the best in the 4.5 to 6 percent range. Why is my engine oil low?

Why is my Engine Oil Low?

Why is my Engine Oil Low? –Neglect
We live in an age in which we’re inundated with information. Even the most basic devices have become so complex one hardly knows how to operate them without elaborate user guides. Remember how simple a telephone used to be? Cars, too, have become similarly complex. Even Legos have gone robotic.

Electronic sensors, brain boxes and an assortment of wires and hoses can make it difficult for the untrained to figure out where to check their fluid levels even if they were intending to. In short, cars are complex, and a lot of young people have never been trained in the maintenance basics many of us learned when we got our own first set of wheels.

This is not meant to be an excuse or apology for such neglect. It just amplifies the need to train motorists in the simple basics of vehicle maintenance. Taking a minute to teach car owners how to check their oil is a form of empowerment. Cars aren’t cheap and people need to learn these essential maintenance matters. In these cases, the solution is not more frequent oil changes, but rather education. If a car is a real oil burner, even three months is too long. Motorists need to know how to take a reading with the dipstick and top off when needed.



Why is my engine oil low?

Any lube operator who thought it was hot in Dallas this summer knows it’s three times hotter inside an engine and the volatility of conventional oils even if improved since the old days is an issue. A mechanically sound engine will still need a top off now and then. That’s why it is our jobs as professionals to teach our customers how to find the dipstick and periodically take a reading. Furthermore, we do our customers a disservice by not recommending premium synthetic oils to those who have mechanically sound engines because of their greater resistance to boil-off and thickening.

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How Motorists Can Avoid Collisions With Motorcycles


“75% of motorcycle accidents can be avoided,” notes Giuseppe Pino Mileto, inventor of the Motorbike Alert System. According the Traffic Safety Center Hurt Study, 75 percent of motorcycle accidents result when motorists fail to spot motorcycles in traffic. The drivers simply don’t see the motorcycle in time to avoid an accident. Many nations have made countless attempts to increase bike safety and awareness. The U.K, Australia and the U.S. – just to talk about a few – have focused their campaigns on motorists taking more time to search for motorcycles.

Campaigns like Florida Bike Safety Campaign ; Be Sweet, Look Again Save a Life media release – Think Biker – Take Longer to Look for Bikes (Think UK) – Don’t Ride Us Off – You Did Not See Me – Safe Drivers Look For Motorbikes – Share The Road – What Do We Have To Do To Get Spotted, and lots more. Unfortunately the campaigns did not produce the results we were looking for. While less automobile drivers are killed or injured in bike / automobile accidents, the price of such accidents is very high. According to the Hurt Study, less than ten percent of motorcycle riders carry insurance to cover hospital therapy or property damage. Since most motorcycle accidents involve driver error on the part of automobile drivers, the expenses land heavily on those drivers.

To save motorcycle riders and vehicle drivers from major injuries / fatalities, Mileto invented the Bike Caution System (MWS), a device to alert motorists of approaching motorcycles, particularly motorbikes approaching a junction, or being in the motorist’s blind spot. Once adopted, this new device could help to eliminate thousands of accidents each year. Mary E. Peters, U.S. Secretary of Transport, on motorbike awareness : NHTSA Safety Video by Mary E. Peters, “Ride Safe, Be Smart” For more information on the MWS go to motorcyclewarningsystem.



Evo Mitsubishi- #1 Site On The Planet For Evo Mitsubishi Enthusiast

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Evo Mitsubishi is the #1 place where Evo Enthusiast go to find the Best Aftermarket Parts, Technical Know How for beginners to experts, Evo buying tips and tricks what you need to know buying Used or Brand New, The Latest Mitsubishi News that effects owners or buyers, and support from fellow enthusiast or to simply show off your ride.
Evo Mitsubishi- How to Find What Your Looking for on this site

One of the Biggest Problems , when it comes to finding good quality information about the Evo Mitsubishi, is that information is scattered across the internet and time very consuming to sort through. Even on Forums you have to sort through the replies to make sure you go the complete answer. The goal with this site is to match you with exactly what your looking for. No time consuming sorting and no lousy information.

Looking for Aftermarket Evo Turbo ?

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I’ve Found the spots to get your Evo Turbo . Plus If You buy Through Me I’ll throw in a FREE A’PEXi BoostTimer. Find the Name Brand Kits for your Evo. With Product ratings Brand History, and Free delivery on some items. It is recommended that you read through some of the articles related to evo turbo to get a more informed buying decision. There are some vehicle preconditions you must consider. Check out our Evo Turbo Categories.

Looking for Evo Mitsubishi Accessories


Dress to impress with these selections of Interior and Exterior Evo Mitsubishi Accessories such as ebraks, aluminum gas caps to body kits and racing seats. If you feel your Evo Mitsubishi is fast enough then you should customize your car to you personality. There are alot of Evo’s out there but there is only one Evo Like yours.

Evo Mitsubishi- How To’s and More Resources

Like I mentioned above it’s time consuming to sort through to information you need to know. First off I have prepared a free guide that covers the basics on what someone needs to know about buying an evo, tuning an evo, and what to expect when owning an evo.

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What The ACD actually Do for your Evo? Plus The S-AWC For EVO X

When you own an Evo you got to understand more technical knowledge then your average honda driver. the Evo Mitsubishi is a high performance vehicle that was build to go fast and look good doing it.

Evo Turbo- How to Install and Must Know Cautions.

The best way to get the most bang for your buck is through a Turbo kit. But Before you install your Evo Turbo there are some cautions you need to know as well as other factors to consider. Should You Install Your Evo Turbo or Have it Professionally Done?…

Fastest Gorgeous HKS Evo Killing It on the Time Attack video

Really… Really Nice Evo, If I were to design my evo it would be almost exactly that color. It’s an HKS Evo doing godlike laps around the track and it is just awesome. The driver explains how much power is in this car and how it is a little scary…Evo Mitsubishi

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Mixed synthetic oil with conventional oil! Need help! – BMW

Saw this post tonight…..

Mixed synthetic oil with conventional oil! Need help! – BMW 3 …
Mixed synthetic oil with conventional oil! Need help! Turbo / FI Engine and 335i -335d Tuning / Drivetrain / Exhaust Modifications.

Once again, there is NO risk to mixing synthetic and non-synthetic oil. I’ve done it in emergencies, and it won’t hurt a thing. Also, there are now several “para-synthetic” or partially synthetic oils on the market. This is basically synthetic mixed with petroleum, so how could it be an issue?

Years ago, before Amsoil came out with Amsoil engine flush, we used to put 1 quart of synthetic in with an oil change to clean out sludge prior to changing to Amsoil. It worked great. No problems.