Truck Operators Hit Hard By Cost Of Adblue Contamination

AdBlue is highly susceptible to contamination and as little as 10ml of oil present in a 70 litre fill can corrupt the system causing irreversible damage.

A Crewe-based trucking company recently faced a 3500 bill for a failed SCR injector on a Renault Magnum after putting a small amount of diesel in the AdBlue tank.

Richard Brain, Regional Service Manager for PACCAR Australia, which includes DAF trucks, says just a small amount of chemical impurity in the tank can cause problems.

“What is costly for operators is if chemical additives are mixed in with the AdBlue, as they will attack the rubber seals, causing terminal damage,” Brian says. “Replacing an SCR unit is over $5000 each, and this happens if diesel or other chemical contamination occurs,” he says. While not common, Brain says anyone who tries to ‘boost’ the performance of the SCR unit by adding diesel, methylated spirits or other chemicals will only cause it to fail, which in turn means a full replacement.

“These units are not repairable, they are a replacement item only, you throw them away and buy a new one,” Brain warns.

Of course the repair costs, even though they are significant themselves, can be the easy pain compared with potentially lost loads and any associated downtime whilst recovery and repairs are carried out.

A lot of effort has been made by the AdBlue distributors to try and ensure contamination free delivery of AdBlue. However, significant risks of contamination exist even after the AdBlue has made it to the truck. Since the introduction of SCR to meet the European emissions legislation, there have been a growing number of instances of AdBlue contamination caused by small amounts of diesel being put into AdBlue tanks. As this problem is not officially covered under warranty, commercial vehicle operators could be left thousands of pounds out of pocket.

However, there are preventative products on the market that can help to stop you contaminating your AdBlue fuelled vehicle and for a small protective investment you can save yourself a large repair bill and downtime of your vehicle.

The Adblue Key is a built-in mechanism which only opens when the AdBlue nozzle is inserted (manual fill or pumped). The Adblue Key has been designed so that if you do try to put diesel into the AdBlue tank and any diesel is released, it will run off through the drain off holes and none can enter the AdBlue tank. Adblue Key is made of the same polyoxymethylene (POM) materials as the rest of the SCR system, conforming to the same rigorous testing.

Nick Panchaud is the CEO of Brooklands Innovations a company committed to the prevention of diesel misfuelling and Adblue contamination, minimizing financial loss and environmental waste.

AdBlue contamination is now almost entirely avoidable due to the development of the Adblue Key. Visit for more information on how you can be sure to avoid the risks and uncertainty when you are refilling your AdBlue tank.

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Buying A Second Hand Car In Zambia_1_2

So, you are thinking of buying a second hand / used car in Zambia, but you do not know where to start, what to look out for, and how much you should spend on what. Remember, to find that perfect second hand / used car you need to have patience and some knowledge- it will take effort to source a good second hand car in Zambia and you will need to restrain yourself until you find the right car at the right price.

Never rush into buying a used car in Zambia. This part is where the patience comes in! You need to start with a list of cars you would like and then start finding car sales and used car dealers across Zambia. Make sure to not only look for a used car dealer in the city you will be residing, but also look in other major cities like Lusaka, Ndola and Kitwe- in the end you must be sure that you know exactly what the Zambian car market has to offer.

Now, the question is where will you start looking for a used car in Zambia? If you’ve already checked the major car dealerships, the next step would be to take a look at the local newspapers like the Times of Zambia, Post Newspaper Zambia and the Daily Mail(specifically the classified sections) and surf the Internet for used cars by just going to one of the major search engines and typing in “car sales Zambia”, “used cars Zambia” or “second hand cars Zambia”. You can also contact local auction houses who are selling bank repossessed cars.

Some newspapers or publications we recommend include the Times of Zambia look out for the Post Newspaper Zambia. The Times of Zambia in Lusaka or the Goleka.com, which is also available online, will have plenty of cars to choose from. The Post Newspaper Zambia have a pull out weekly called Sangwapo all have sections where you can look for second hand cars and used car sales.

As the new owner of a used car you should enquire as to the costs for repairs and availability of spare parts. This will all give you an idea as to what the first service will put you back. Foreigners also need to apply for a Traffic register number before being able to register or licence their new car. For this you will need two colour passport size photographs and a copy of your Passport.

Always remember that when you are buying a used car you should read through the sales documentation carefully. In most cases the car is bought or sold without any warranty at all and in the condition as is.

This in effect means that you have to buy the right car. Buying a cheap car that isn’t in a good condition and will break in 3 months just is not worth the time and hassle.

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s And 80s Mobile Phones

Although mobile telephones have existed in some fashion or another since the 1950s, these were primarily 2 way radios with a phone operator on the stationary end. The first mobile telephones as we now know them emerged in the 1970s, with the emergence of six sided cell transmitters and automated handover technology, which allowed you to carry on a phone call from one transmitter zone to the next without the need to re-dial. Most transportable on the market at this point were incredibly bulky and heavy, and at first, were only made available as a permanent installation in a sizable vehicle, which is why they were often referred to as being car phones. However, manufacturers soon converted these units into self-contained transportable phones, which were about the size of a briefcase.

The first public demonstration of transportable mobile phone technology came on the third of April, 1973, when an employee of Motorola, Dr. Martin Cooper called his rival at AT&T Bell, Dr. Joel S. Engel on a prototype Motorola DynaTAC mobile telephone, while walking the streets of New York surrounded by a gaggle of reporters and cameramen. At this point, Motorola was better known for making two-way radios for taxis, police cruisers, and haulage trucks, rather than telecoms, so this represented a major coup for the firm.

Nowadays, mobile phones are so ubiquitous that network providers can afford to give away state of the art handsets for free with their monthly subscriptions. But its easy to forget that it was not so long ago that mobile phones as we now know them werent available at all.

The first trial of a commercial mobile telecommunications network, Bell Laboratories AMPS system, took place in Chicago in 1978. However, the FCC did not approve this system nationally until 1982, which meant that Japanese electronics firm NET were able to steal a march on Bell when they launched their NMT network in Japan in 1979. In 1981 the network was expanded to include Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden.

Although the AMPS network went online in 1982, it wasnt until the following year that the first commercially available handheld mobile telephone, the Motorola Dyna 8000X, was released in the US. Mobile phone networks, consisting of an array of low-power transmitters placed relatively close to each other, linked by automated handover protocols, began to turn up everywhere as the eighties went on. At this point, all systems relied upon analogue technology, which severely restricted the amount of mobile telephones that could be in use in any one area. When these networks were changed over to digital in the early 90s, it was the end for analogue phone technology, which over time has come to be referred to as 1G, or first generation, mobile phone technology.

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Maruti Suzuki A-star Fuel Saving Tips

Limit your cruising speed to 60km/hr on highways. Remember that above 60kph, you are using up most of your fuel to combat resistance from the air. You could lessen the air resistance by driving behind a large truck on the highway, but always keep a safe distance from it. As a rule of thumb, you should be two seconds behind the truck at any speed an easy way of checking is saying One one thousand, two one thousand. If you pass the point where the truck was when you started saying that before you finished, increase the distance.

Be smooth in your driving do not launch your A-Star like racing drivers launch theirs at the start of a race. Do not speed in the city for the same reason its unsafe, and youll have to brake harder when you do have to stop or slow down, which will use up more fuel. Here are some more tips to help you save fuel in point form:

Do not ride the clutch. Depress it only to change gears, or when at a standstill.

If you know youre going to be stationary for an appreciable amount of time at a stoplight, switch the engine off. The amount of energy it takes to start the engine up is roughly three seconds worth of idling time, so anything more than that is a waste of fuel.

Drive in a gear that corresponds to the speed you are at. This means that you should not be revving the bolts off the engine, or crawling along in top gear. Drive in the gear that your engine feels the most comfortable at, at that speed.

Get your vehicle serviced regularly, so that any glitches get sorted out while they are still small, and have not affected fuel consumption for an extended period of time.

Regular engine checkups are a must a poorly tuned engine can consume up to 50% more fuel than an engine in good condition.

Under-inflated tires can increase fuel consumption by 5%. Check your air pressure once a week.

Avoid unnecessary steering wheel movement since each sideward movement of the tire causes your total driving distance to increase by a small fraction. The less the distance you drive, the less the fuel you will consume.

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Electric Car Distance Limitation Facts

Electric cars have become very popular recently due to new information on how to convert to a electric vehicle. Most people seem to believe that electric vehicles are not practical because they can not travel far enough, but this is simply not true.

Granted you are not going to take a cross country trip in one, unless you also happen to own the worlds largest extension cord. Until battery technology improves, that is even beyond the range of a brand new $100,000+ tesla roadster. So that proves your point right? Lets take a
closer look.

How much do you really travel every day? Government studies show that 80% of Americans drive less than 50 miles a day, 50% drive less than 25 miles a day, with a range of 100 miles or more an electric vehicle will easily get you through the day.

Add up the miles you drive, 10-30 mile round trip to work, businesses you frequent are usually within 5 miles of your home, so you can see when you build your own electric vehicle it is really practical for everyday use.

Here are some more advantages of electric cars:

Quiet

Reliable

Environmentally friendly

Cheap to operate and maintain

Reasonably fast

This last fact may come as a surprise to many people, but there are electric cars available right now that will do 0 to 60 mph in under 4 seconds, while a conversion car is not targeted to that kind of speed, the acceleration you get is more than adequate, and it will do highway speeds which makes it good enough for most peoples needs.

Another thing to consider is that you can build your own electric vehicle for under $500, which makes it within the reach of just about everyone. A car is very important for most of us, but the growing concerns over its impact on the environment, shrinking fuel resources, and the rising cost of gasoline forces us to look at other options.

If you are ready for better and cheaper solutions for your transportation needs while saving gasoline, and without adding to global warming, an electric vehicle is the way to go.

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Simple Home Tips To Unlock Your Vehicle If You Get Locked Out

Have you ever locked yourself outside your car? If yes then you can follow some of the simple home tips to unlock your vehicle if you ever happen to face such kind of situation in future.

Getting yourself locked outside the car is a very frustrating situation and finding the easy way out is the only way out. There are number of easy ways which can help you to unlock your car and some of them are as follows:

In case you are into such a situation dont panic purchase a tennis ball instead and create a hole on it. Once you are done with this place it at the outside door lock and by using your muscle power insert pressure from the other end. This will create a vacuum or air pressure which supposedly pop up the inside lock. Believe it or not this method really works and is also an economical way to unlock your car.

If you have a keyless door lock then you can also use your cell phone to unlock your car. In a situation where you have locked yourself out of the car remove your cell phone and call up your family member or friend who has a spare key of the car. Then hold your cell phone a distance away of one foot from the car door and ask the person with the spare key to press the unlock button on his/her cell. You may not believe this, but its really true and is very effective. Such method works with the help of a radio frequency system.

Besides this you can get a spare key made which will not cost you more than 10 to 15$. You can place the spare key on the magnetic holder which are easily available in the market and place it on the exteriors of your car. In such method you need to find such a place where others cannot find your key.

You can even call up a police and ask them to unlock your car. The policemen are equipped with such equipment which helps them to unlock the car easily. Such option is free of cost or may cost you very little.

Signing up to American Automobile Association can also be really very helpful as you may receive a roadside assistance which can unlock the car for you.

If you have no other option you can call up a locksmith as they can make the spare keys immediately for you.

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Buying A Second Hand Car In Zambia_1

So, you are thinking of buying a second hand / used car in Zambia, but you do not know where to start, what to look out for, and how much you should spend on what. Remember, to find that perfect second hand / used car you need to have patience and some knowledge- it will take effort to source a good second hand car in Zambia and you will need to restrain yourself until you find the right car at the right price.

Never rush into buying a used car in Zambia. This part is where the patience comes in! You need to start with a list of cars you would like and then start finding car sales and used car dealers across Zambia. Make sure to not only look for a used car dealer in the city you will be residing, but also look in other major cities like Lusaka, Ndola and Kitwe- in the end you must be sure that you know exactly what the Zambian car market has to offer.

Now, the question is where will you start looking for a used car in Zambia? If you’ve already checked the major car dealerships, the next step would be to take a look at the local newspapers like the Times of Zambia, Post Newspaper Zambia and the Daily Mail(specifically the classified sections) and surf the Internet for used cars by just going to one of the major search engines and typing in “car sales Zambia”, “used cars Zambia” or “second hand cars Zambia”. You can also contact local auction houses who are selling bank repossessed cars.

Some newspapers or publications we recommend include the Times of Zambia look out for the Post Newspaper Zambia. The Times of Zambia in Lusaka or the Goleka.com, which is also available online, will have plenty of cars to choose from. The Post Newspaper Zambia have a pull out weekly called Sangwapo all have sections where you can look for second hand cars and used car sales.

As the new owner of a used car you should enquire as to the costs for repairs and availability of spare parts. This will all give you an idea as to what the first service will put you back. Foreigners also need to apply for a Traffic register number before being able to register or licence their new car. For this you will need two colour passport size photographs and a copy of your Passport.

Always remember that when you are buying a used car you should read through the sales documentation carefully. In most cases the car is bought or sold without any warranty at all and in the condition as is.

This in effect means that you have to buy the right car. Buying a cheap car that isn’t in a good condition and will break in 3 months just is not worth the time and hassle.

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What Is A Gps How Does A Gps Function How Can It Aid Me

The term Global Positioning Satellite is known by many as GPS. Tracking by GPS is done using a GPS receiver. Exactly twenty-seven other satellites in the earths orbit also help the GPS to calculate distances and positions.

The exact location of a body on the earth is calculable by the information relayed to the GPS receiver by the satellites concerning their own distance from the earth. Data so retrieved assist the tracking system to find hidden objects and direct movement on the earths surface.

These days, cell phones, automobiles and even computers are equipped with GPS tracking systems. A stolen car can more easily be retrieved if it is equipped with a GPS tracking system. By contacting the GPS receiver, one is able to learn the position of the stolen vehicle.

More than a few vehicles all over the country can now afford to be equipped with GPS tracking systems, something only the government and a couple of huge companies could do a while back. Since everything about the position and timing of your possessions can now be protected by the GPS system, the chances of them being stolen are now greatly reduced.

GPS improves the efficiency of your network and helps to keep you within budget. On top of this, you neednt worry about anything really going wrong with a GPS.

There is hardly any better way to protect your property than by a GPS tracking system. Anywhere you are, anything you do, you really should have a GPS tracking system. The functioning of a GPS tracking system can be a complex as locking and unlocking your car door by voice recognition, or as simple as locating it if you cant remember quite where you parked it, if you know what I mean.

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Aftermarket Wheels Vs Factory Wheels

Whether you’re buying new wheels or considering an upgrade, you have to research and consider whether factory wheels or aftermarket wheels are better suited to the needs of your vehicle. Factory wheels, also called OEM wheels, are the wheels that come with your car or wheels that are supported by your car’s manufacturer (the manufacturer rarely actually makes the wheels, but generally carries approved wheels for each particular model of car or truck). Aftermarket wheels are made by third party companies, and they’re either designed to add great looks to a vehicle or to offer a low-cost alternative to factory wheels.

As many dealerships know, there are both good and bad options when it comes to aftermarket wheels; however, this is also true of factory wheels. Both wheel types vary by material and by their manufacturer. Generally, drivers should be careful to check both when looking at OEM wheels and their aftermarket replicas; or more precisely, be aware of where you’re purchasing from.

While the vast majority of replicas and factory wheels are reliable, some are made by third-party companies with little experience in wheel manufacturing. These wheels are sold by disreputable websites that don’t offer higher-quality custom products, and while they look just like the factory wheels that came with your car, they can crack easily depending on the metals used. Often times, these lower-quality, aftermarket replicas will flake within a very short time. High-quality replicas and factory wheels won’t have these problems. If you’re careful to buy from a reputable website, good replica wheels are plentiful. They tend to come from quality online stores rather than dealerships or wheel and tire shops.

Custom aftermarket wheels can be a great alternative to factory wheels, especially when major manufacturers like Speedline or Asante manufacture them. Custom wheels offer real chrome and high-quality craftsmanship, alloys which can cool your vehicle’s brakes, and unbelievable balance for superior handling. These types of aftermarket products can cost more than factory wheels, but for many drivers, they’re well worth the cost. The cost of quality aftermarket wheels can be reduced by shopping online and by selling your old wheels after replacement.

Depending on how much you value your car’s looks and whether you enjoy customizing your vehicle, aftermarket wheels might be the right choice for you. There’s certainly nothing wrong with factory wheels, as they’ll provide predictable and reliable looks and handling, but the right aftermarket wheels can provide a whole lot more for some drivers. Be sure to buy online and to look for quality manufacturers when buying any wheels for the best experience.

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Gare du nord to disneyland transfer

n airport shuttle may be the type of transportation trusted for transporting people to and in the international airport. Whether utilizing a car or bus, manchester international shuttle services are professionally operated and go to give a higher level of security and luxury towards the passengers. Because the airport transports are highly time-sensitive, it’ll greatly benefit if you can to complete you research in early stages and make sure to check reputation, service, and value just before booking something.

Here are a few from the key facets of picking out a reliable airport taxi:

Reputation: Among the first facets of sourcing an established airport transfer services are to discover a transportation company having a solid reputation. You might like to search on the internet to determine what information mill obtaining the most recommendations or get personal referrals from friends or colleagues who may have used an identical service recently. Because you need to make sure to arrive or get acquired in the airport promptly, you want to determine the organization has the capacity to give a reliable and prompt service.

Vehicle selection: If you wish to enjoy an airport transfer service in complete style you may be amazed using the wide-ranging choices that are offered with vehicle selection. Generally, you need to pick a vehicle according to quantity of passengers and luggage looking for transport. A standard-sized limo, minivan, or 4-door sedan might offer enough room for accepting as much as 6 people, and enough space to simply accept the baggage. A large-sized SUV or van is much more right for as much as 8 passengers, and offers much space for luggage items.

Price: While booking an airport taxi it’s easy to understand that the leases are proportional towards the vehicle type. A typical 4-door sedan will probably be one of the most affordable options, whereas the greater prestigious stretch limousines in many cases are priced the costliest. If you would like probably the most cost-effective option, you might like to search for public transit style transportation services for any better choice. If you are wanting to make the most competitive rates on the market, you may desire to shop around the neighborhood companies to get the very best price and vehicle combination.

Overall, by counting on the expertise of manchester international transports you’re sure to get to your last destination in style and comfort, and can certainly avoid any more fatigue from needing to source taxis on landing in the airport.

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