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ACF-50 For Your Motorcycle

Learn how and why ACF-50 differs from (and improves on) the common multi-use spray

Plenty of motorcyclists use WD-40 or similar to try to protect their machines against dirt and road salts, the problem with this is that most aren’t waterproof, so will wash off at the first sign of rain. ACF-50 is different, read on to find out why you should be using this unique product on your pride and joy.

WD-40 – A WORKSHOP ESSENTIAL

Learn all about WD-40 – including what it is, what it is used for, and some fun facts

Multi-purpose sprays are found everywhere, from professional vehicle workshops, to home DIY’ers and mechanics. There are many brands and products so how do you know which to buy? Here we explain why you should definitely have a can of WD-40 in your home.

WD-40

Calling all Hybrid owners!

Do you own a Hybrid, Plug-in Hybrid or PHEV?

Well, if you own either of these then it was probably for two reasons – to save money, or to help the environement. With the innovative chaps over at K&N, there is yet another way to do both. As we already know, K&N air filters exceed the lifespan of the standard OEM paper filter by as much as 30 times. But why is that important? Well, have a look below where we will outline what you have to gain from using one of their great products.

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.

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!

Meguiars Headlight Restoration Kit – We put it to the test

Hi guys

At Opies, we’re firm believers in testing a product before it gets our seal of approval. This week, we had a colleagues car whos headlights were looking a bit misty and tired – we thought this would be the perfect oppurtunity to put the Meguiars Headlight Restoration Kit to the test!

Below, you will find images and some quick and simple instructions on how to get started. You will see how we fared with this product, and the results that you can expect by following similar steps.

The Product: Meguiars Headlight Restoration Kit – Includes Sanding and Finishing Pads.

Paintwork looking a bit tired?

At Opies, we’re keen on quality brands, especially those with a history and track record that is world famous. One such brand is T-Cut. Originally known as “Tetrosyl Cutting Oil” they have been used for cleaning and restoring paintwork colour since 1954. That’s a fair old bit of experience in the world of bodywork restoration! You can see why they are confident enough to have “If it says T-Cut, it works”  printed on the tin.

We’re pleased to announce that their products are now on the shelf and ready to go, and first off, we’ll be taking a quick look at one of their most popular products – The T-Cut 365 Paintwork Perfection colour restorer range.

Dents in your bodywork? Not a problem!

Getting dents removed or “pulled” in a bodyshop can be an expensive route when improving the bodywork of your vehicle. In reality, your vehicle is bound to accrue an unsightly collection of dents and dings over the years – one of the most frustrating things is getting your vehicle back from the bodyshop, freshly repaired and dent free, only for you to need to book it in again a couple of weeks later. Well, those days could be a thing of the past for those budding workshop fanatics and bodywork tinkerers out there, with the Power-Tec spot welder!