Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Life is now too busy for anything else, everyday work, work, work, never ending!!!
Sometimes felt quite tired but what to do? Without working u wouldn't have any income.
Mom has come back from NZ after staying there for a long long six months, and she has been pestering me these days to consider seriously of whether to go over there for further studies or apprenticeship.
I am in a dilemma, not knowing which one is best for me.
I love living here in JB because I have my comfort zone here with quite a number of close friends.
But life in Malaysia seems quite tense due to the political situation; and the social security has come to a stage where you flip open the newspapers each day and you will find some news which won't ease your mind the whole day.
What the hack is the police force doing men? They are really not capable of protecting the ppl of this nation.
Life---no matter what, still will prolong.......
Our Father in Heaven, please enlighten me with your power!
Saturday, May 31, 2008
Want to know the easiest way to extend the life of your car? That's right, changing the oil every 3000 miles is the most important thing you could ever do. And now, you can do it yourself. You can change the oil and filter in you and your spouse's car without spending too much time and money.
1. Buy yourself a case (12 quarts) of motor oil and two filters from any local store selling automotive items. They will have manuals to help you choose the proper filter for your car. As for the oil, buy the cheapest brand available. BUT, make sure the oil is API (American Petroleum Institute) certified. All certified oils will say so on the label.
2. Grab an old pair of jeans and crawl under the front of your car. You will notice a relatively large tank with a bolt protruding from the bottom or side of it. That's the oil tank.
3. Place a shallow pan (wide enough to hold 4 or 5 quarts) under the discharge bolt of the tank.
4. Remove the bolt making sure not to round the edges. If you do round the edges of the bolt, use a vise grip in the future.
5. Drain all of the oil from the tank. It will easily flow out into the pan you placed under the tank.
6. Screw the bolt back in, making sure it is good and tight.
7. Now, locate the oil filter. It is normally within easy access somewhere on the side of your engine.
8. You will need a filter wrench to remove the filter. They are pretty inexpensive.
9. Place the filter wrench around the filter, and gently rotate in a counter-clockwise direction.
10. Remove the filter. There is oil in the filter, so try to pour it inside the pan under the car.
11. Screw in the new filter. This time rotating in a clockwise direction. DO NOT over-tighten. Once the filter makes contact with the engine, only rotate an additional 3/4 turn.
12. Pour the new oil into the engine. The cap is located on the top of your engine, usually marked "oil." Check your owners manual for the proper amount, normally 4-5 quarts.
13. After you add all the new oil, check the dipstick to assure the proper amount has been added.
14. Check under the car for any leaks.
15. Start the engine and check for leaks again.
16. Dispose of the oil at your local gas station or auto parts store. NEVER throw used oil in drains or anywhere else where it is harmful to the environment.
17. Note the mileage on the car and repeat every 3000 miles.
Friday, May 30, 2008
Some people treat their cars better than they treat their own bodies. Others live by the adage, "if it ain't broke, don't fix it." If you fall into the latter category, read these tips on maintaining your car, or you are going to be pissed the next time you break down on the way home from work.
1. Fan belts and hoses are usually the first parts to go on the typical car, even before the vehicle has covered 30,000 miles. Check them often by simply inspecting for wear and tear.
2. Check your oil every two weeks. Some of today's cars run hotter than ever. It is often normal to go through a quart of oil every 2,000 miles. Choose the correct oil for your vehicle. The owner's manual will recommend the proper viscosity for your car. Do not waste money on expensive synthetic oils. Will guide you through the tutorial on “How to change oil” in my next post.
3. To keep the cooling system unclogged, drain and replace the antifreeze at least every two years. It is a good idea to replace hoses and flush the cooling system with a radiator flushing solution before adding new antifreeze.
4. Replace the automatic transmission fluid and filter every 36,000 miles. Change earlier if the normally pink fluid takes on a brown tinge or smells burnt. If the fluid has a burnt odor, have the car's transmission inspected before an oil change.
5. Check your car's engine once a week for oil leaks and dirt. If you spot a grimy area, wipe it clean with a dry cloth. Recheck in two days to see if oil or dirt has reappeared. If so, take your car in for a checkup.
6. Do not try to clean the engine by hosing it down with water. Water may seep into electrical connections and trigger a short circuit.
7. Run your car's air conditioner for about 5 minutes each month, even during the winter. This will keep the system well lubricated and help prevent failures.
8. Run your car's heater for 5 to 10 minutes a few times during the summer to prevent the air distribution system from sticking or seizing.
9. Watch for brake fluid leaks. Try to park your car in the same place each night. If you have a slow leak, you will notice fluid in the same spot on the ground. Place a flat piece of cardboard under your car to help monitor leaks, and to prevent your garage floor from getting filthy.
10. To extend the life of brake pads and rotors, avoid making frequent sudden stops.
11. Check tires twice a month for abnormal wear. Rotate tires every 7,500 miles to preserve them.
12. Check battery terminals for white deposits. Use a wire brush to whisk off deposits, then clean the entire battery with a mixture of 2 teaspoons baking soda and 1 pint of water.
13. To extend the life of your car's transmission, come to a complete stop before shifting between reverse and a forward gear. If your car has a manual transmission, keep your foot on the brake and shift into neutral when at a stop. Riding the clutch will surely cause unnecessary wear.
14. Wax your car 3 times a year; summer, fall, and spring.
15. Lubricate door hinges and locks with a penetrating grease or graphite lubricant spray once a year.
16. Take your car for regular checkups to a competent and honest mechanic.
Sunday, May 25, 2008
The Suzuki Swift got a new upgrade in its 2008 version. Among the new features we can see a new 1.2L engine, a CVT gearbox and other small upgrades. The changes in the looks department for the Suzuki Swift 2008 include better bumpers, new grille and turning signals on the mirrors. In the interior the new Suzuki Swift got better trim levels. On the engine side its got altered gear ratios for the Sport version.
The changes in this 2008 Suzuki Swift are minor, but better then nothing I guess. Sis has bought it and been extremely satisfied with it so far.
Saturday, May 24, 2008
2008 Mini Cooper S John Cooper Works
In the last generation of the Mini, the John Cooper Works package underwent a slow evolution. It began as a dealer-installed kit that included a revised head, a new supercharger with a smaller drive pulley, and a free-flowing exhaust system. The sum of the parts was a 37-hp bump to an even 200. Eventually, the kits became so popular that they were installed on the assembly line. For its last hurrah, JCW created the Grand Prix kit, a limited-edition model that deleted the back seat in favor of a strut-tower brace and boosted the horsepower to 215.
Mini is starting back at the bottom of the scale with the next JCW package, but with one major difference. No more will dealers install JCW kits, because BMW bought the rights to the John Cooper Works name and developed and tested this newest model entirely in-house.
People are already referring to JCW as Mini’s M performance arm, but we’ll wait to hop aboard that bandwagon. An M car with a tepid 17-hp increase over the base model would send people screaming into the streets to roll cars onto their roofs, light them on fire, and proclaim the end of the world, damn the tear gas. But that’s just what the 2008 Mini Cooper S JCW gets: 17 more horses, from the Cooper S’s 172 to 189.