Yamaha owner?

Good things come in threes. The Yamaha YXZ1000R’s sport-tuned three-cylinder engine is redefining what it takes to be on the cutting edge of UTV motor design. The 998cc liquid-cooled DOHC inline triple produces about 112 HP. One of the great things about this engine is that it responds very well to performance modifications.

Well, good things come in threes with K&N, too. The K&N YA-0116 direct replacement air filter embodies the big three in the filtration world – performance, protection, and convenience.

 

Having problems following a filter change?

Fitting a Mahle filter is a simple and straight forward process, that should give instant benefits to your engine upon completion. However, human error can sometimes cause some issues during the installation process. Even the most dedicated and experienced mechanic or DIY handy man can make mistakes from time to time! Today, we will be looking at the correct fitment of Mahle KX229D fuel filter as an example, and how a few simple steps can ensure that your fuel filter is properly in place.

Ignition troubleshooting, with our friends at Denso

In today’s low emission and high-efficiency engines, the key to effective combustion is a consistent, high-energy ignition output. The high voltage required for ignition is provided by the Ignition Coil – a type of transformer that features primary and secondary coils of wire wrapped in layers around an iron core. The role of the Ignition Coil is to transform the low voltage in a car’s battery into the thousands of volts which are used by the Spark Plug to generate sparking. These sparks ignite the air-fuel mixture inside the combustion chamber.

Today, DENSO explains the key to effective combustion and how to accurately diagnose faults in ignition system.

DENSO’s Lambda Sensors – unparalleled innovation since the 1970s

Since the company first started producing Lambda Sensors in the 1970s, DENSO’s continual innovation has helped drive engine efficiency to achieve better MPG and lower emissions, while delivering long-lasting quality to customers.

Opies are proud to stock a huge range of quality Denso Lambda Sensors that cover a massive array of vehicles, so thought you guys may be interested in a quick insight into how Denso have been at the forefront of developing this technology.

Opie Oils clearance!

Hi guys

At Opies, we try and keep our stock levels as accurate as possible with regular stock takes. However, due to the nature of the beast, it can sometimes happen that after a stock take, we have more stock on the shelf than our stock system thought. A happy accident, if you will.

Also, we like to keep all of our images up to date and our stock as current as possible – between manufacturers changing their labels on popular products and introducing new bottle shapes, you can soon end up with some older designs hanging about. Being the generous folks that we are, we decided to add this older stock to the Opies clearance section, rather than just having it sit on the shelf!

Mahle filters – the importance of correct installation

Hi all

As a supplier of Mahle filters, it is our responsibility to let those of you that purchase them aware of the correct methods of installation, and any potential issues that may arise from incorrect installation.

One such filter that has caused some issues recently is the Mahle OX388D. This filter is designed to fit 1.6 and 2.0 TDI engines, primarily diesel engines from the VW group. Problems that arise from incorrect installation can include the oil filter housing leaking in the engine. Not good! This can occur if excessive torque is applied to the housing cover.

The instructions below are to show you that with the correct tools and taking the time to make sure everything is fitted correctly, then you will have nothing to fear!

Motul 300V racing at Opie Oils

In 1971, Motul grabbed the limelight when it launched the first 100% synthetic lubricant ever designed for cars: the famous 300V, applying aeronautical technology. Since then, Motul’s R&D department has put its research resources towards continuing re-formulation of its 300V products. They’re heavily involved in motorsport and sponsor a multitude of vehicles and events. Whether your car or motorbike is a means of getting from A to B, a weekend track day toy or an out and out racing machine, there is a Motul oil to suit your requirements. In this Blog post, we take the look at the premium of the Motul Oils.