Why don’t some manufacturers make a compression-ignitionpetrol engine by simply increasing the compression ratio? DAVID McKINNEY – By e-mail Such an engine would not even… Read more →
I have a 2006 Isuzu Fleetline 2,5-litre diesel with a low-pressure turbo. When nearing the recommended service interval I experienced a flat spot when accelerating… Read more →
Some motorists are afraid to use full throttle for long periods in case they damage the engine, whereas others employ full throttle far too often for their own good.
I am ashamed at the way car manufacturers take such unfair advantage of the gullible public, and feel it is high time the underhanded practice… Read more →
I have noticed that the maximum speed quoted in your road tests is now the manufacturer’s claimed top speed. Why? Please tell me that you… Read more →
This story is unusual because our workshop didn’t solve the mystery. In fact, we never even worked on the car. I got involved because my… Read more →
An old and overloaded Nissan 1400 bakkie turned up at our fuel station the other day. As the driver pulled away the whole vehicle shuddered… Read more →
Calculating, remembering and quoting the maximum power per litre of an engine is something that many people love to do.
Fuel for thought, from Jake Venter
I have a Toyota Land Cruiser station wagon with the 4,2-litre diesel engine. The manufacturer still requires an oil change every 5 000 km. This… Read more →