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My Car Hard to Start In Cold Weather

September 13, 2007
This is something that i copy from the internet to share.

Starting a car with a cold engine can be easier said than done and there are times it can be a real frustration, particularly if you live in the hills or areas that can become exceptionally cold. If you are like me, and have experienced this problem, then you will understand how valuable it is to learn why and how it happens, so that you can avoid it happening too often. If you search online, you will find a number of sites that can give you more information in articles about cold engines. One of them is caradvice.com.au and it can tell you almost anything about your car.

Cold engines do not start for various reasons. Firstly, it could be One of these reasons can be because of the effect which cold weather has on liquid evaporation. When it is cold, petrol evaporates less, causing difficulties as a result of being burnt when it is evaporated.

Secondly, a cold engine might have problems in starting because oil happens to get thicker in cold weather. Oil, just like any liquid, changes consistency when exposed to very low temperatures. Due to this, the oil may have a real effort trying to circulate in the car engine. If you really hate your car and it seems to be causing you more headaches than you need, why not search OzFreeOnline.com. In their cars pages, you can search through thousands of cars for sale and list your vehicle on the market with the private listings service. To list your vehicle quickly and easily, register as an individual – it’s free to join.

Thirdly, car batteries may experience problems during cold weather too, and consequently this could affect the engine. Batteries function through chemical reactions, which lose velocity when cold and therefore, will not function appropriately. As a result, the cars energy becomes ‘distressed’ and this is the reason why your engine will not start.

When the three difficulties occur at once, starting your engine may become uncompromising. How can you overcome the lack of petrol evaporation? You can spray ether into the engine, which would evaporate quickly and help your engine to start. The other thing you can try is using thin synthetic oil, which will not thicken in the cold. Parking your vehicle in a garage out of the cold is another way of preventing the engine becoming too cold. Using these simple methods may assist you in having fewer problems in starting your motor cars engine in cold weather.

Ferrari Built In 21 Days

July 28, 2007

Just somethings to share from a stream i found in Youtube.

Smart Car Crash Test… Incredicble..

January 26, 2007

SPY PHOTOS: Next Generation Honda Jazz

January 26, 2007

Honda Jazz Diesel

Here are first photos showing a prototype of what will become Honda’s next super mini Jazz. The current model has been on the market since the beginning of 2002 and got just a face lift in 2004. So quite obviously an all new replacement is due.

After the success of the new UK-designed and developed Civic, Honda’s British arm is now playing a major role in the Jazz project. But the big news is that the car will be offered with a Diesel engine for the first time.

This spy shot shows how the five-door will be bigger all-round than at present. Sources in Japan have revealed that the fresh model will use the same basic chassis as its predecessor, retaining the groundbreaking central fuel tank.

The current car’s clever five-seat layout, which sees the folding rear bench hinge down into the floor, is already class-leading, and it’s set to be carried over with only a few minor tweaks. Other upgrades will include a fresh dashboard design and better materials throughout. The existing model’s 1,2 and 1,4 litre petrol engines are likely to be retained, but these will be joined by an efficient small-capacity oil-burner.

The new Jazz is expected to make its debut at the Tokyo Motor Show in October before going on sale in 2008.

Source: World Car Fans

Does Taiwan Deserve a better car than Local Malaysian

January 19, 2007
Proton Savvy has launched its face lifted version of model, which the beak which look like a sparrow beak has been removed. In the same time there are airbag to be included in the package worth RM 40+.

The same model or I shall say the similar model is being sold in the Taiwanese Market.

The question is does we Malaysian deserve to have a better quality car rather than having the better one given to the foreigners the same time we Malaysia who has paid taxes which later is equivalent to the cost of having a grand funerals..

Still then the Taiwan Ppl are paying less for a better automobile quality

Here are some pictures that determine our local car industry fate.

Can you see the difference??? No more beaks…

Another color if the facelifted AMT

Rear portion of the car….
Image courtesy of Paultan.org.. Thanks Paul..

Difference is.. the Taiwan model has a DVD player

Local model… Chow Kia Player