Category Archives: Automotive

FAQ: optimising the use of Lead Acid Batteries

My first response to any question about car batteries (12V lead acid) is that the answer to just about anything you want to know them can be found on one single website; Bill Darden’s most excellent “Car and Deep Cycle … Continue reading

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Which are the best brands/types of car engine oil?

Answer; “Which ever big-name brand is on special offer!”… was the advice given to me by a senior scientist who works for a particular oil company. Car enthusiasts (aka ‘Petrol Heads’) will debate for ever over which are the best … Continue reading

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FAQ; Do all chipped windscreens crack eventually?

According to the (current) adverts of the major windscreen replacement and repair company  “Autoglass” (TM), “all chipped windscreens will eventually crack”. Consequently,  you’d best get them to fix yours asap! But is this claim true? Well, the first thing to … Continue reading

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FAQ; High Performance Greases/Lubricants

When working with aggressive chemicals, the use of greases is often highly restricted (or prohibited) and we are often asked what we use. In working with liquid oxidisers (nitrogen tetroxide, nitric acid and hydrogen fluoride), we have generally found that … Continue reading

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