Archive for July, 2016

  • The inner workings of an oil filter

    In the article we take a look at the inner workings of an oil filter. Don’t forget Randburg Midas stock service parts for ALL makes and models of cars! Call us today and let us help you (011) 789-4411 | marco@midasrandburg.co.za | 191 Bram Fischer Drive, Randburg. What’s actually inside an oil filter? You’ve may have had many new oil filters put into your car when changing the oil, but have you ever seen inside one? Let’s take a look at the guts of an oil filter. 1. Tapping Plate This serves as the entry and exit point for oil. Small holes around the edge facilitate the free flow of oil into the container. The threaded center hole is where the oil flows out and also how the container attaches to the engine. 2. Anti-drain back Valve Because the oil filter is typically located toward the middle or bottom of an engine, this rubber valve has a flap that blocks oil from draining back into the filter when the engine is off. 3. Filter Medium The porous filter medium consists primarily of microscopic cellulose fibers along with synthetic fibers such as glass and polyester, which increase filtering efficiency and durability. The medium is also saturated with resin to give it strength and stiffness. Higher-grade filters have more synthetic fibers. 4. Pleats Folding the filter medium creates a greater total surface area. The number of pleats depends on the medium’s thickness. 5. Center Steel Tube The center tube provides structure and lets filtered oil return to the engine. The number, size, and position of the holes is key to ensuring that the oil flow is not restricted. 6. Relief Valve On a cold startup, oil can be too thick to filter. To prevent the engine from starving, the relief valve opens when the pressure builds enough to force the calibrated spring downward, allowing unfiltered oil into the center tube through the top. 7. End Disc To keep unfiltered oil from leaking into the center tube, a fiber or metal end disc is bonded to each end of the filter medium. Some brands forgo discs and use a sealant to create solid ends. 8. Retainer A thin bit of metal that acts as a leaf spring, the retainer keeps the filter medium and end disc tight against the tapping plate Connect with us and share your photos of your goodies from Randburg Midas…

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  • DRC Hardware Hybrid Ramp

    Make transporting your bike a breeze with the DRC Hardware hybrid ramp that is now available from Randburg Midas on request. Do you love riding your bike but hate the process of loading it to transport it to your favourite riding location? If yes, DRC Hardware have a solution that is going to change your life! Introducing the hybrid ramp. Light weight construction – Aluminum alloy, and nylon tube/plate construction. – 20cm width (8″) – Tongue for attaching to bukkie bed. – Nylon supports, lightweight, yet strong. – Very compact when folded. (Folding type) – 4 different sizes to suit any need. For more information on our impressive range of car and bike care products and spares please contact us www.midasrandburg.co.za | (011) 789-4411 | marco@midasrandburg.co.za | 191 Bram Fischer Drive, Randburg. Connect with us and share your photos of your goodies from Randburg Midas and tag #RandburgMidas Facebook | Twitter | Youtube | Google+ | Instagram | LinkedIn | Pinterest   Source: http://www.drcproducts.com/trans/d36-41/index.html

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  • Brake fade signs and symptoms

    Watch this informative short video to learn how to identify brake fade signs & symptoms which will help ensure you stay safe at all times! Shout out to Ferodo South Africa for this great video. Brake fade is a term used to describe the partial or total loss of braking power used in a vehicle brake system. Brake fade occurs when the brake pad and the brake rotor no longer generate sufficient mutual friction to stop the vehicle at its preferred rate of deceleration and can happen on motorcycles cars and trucks. If you notice any of the above, head over to Randburg Midas to get new set of Ferodo brake pads and disks. For more information on our impressive range of car care products and more, please contact us www.midasrandburg.co.za | (011) 789-4411 | marco@midasrandburg.co.za | 191 Bram Fischer Drive, Randburg. Connect with us and share your photos of your goodies from Randburg Midas and tag #RandburgMidas Facebook | Twitter | Youtube | Google+ | Instagram | LinkedIn | Pinterest   Source: http://ebcbrakes.com/articles/what-is-brake-fade/

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  • Learn how to make and use a Car-B-Que

    We are going to take an in-depth look at the great art of the Car-B-Que. Yes you read that right… Car engine cooking will change the way you take road trips, forever! Don’t forget after you have cooked up an amazing meal, come and say hi to us at Randburg Midas! We are going to teach you how to cooking great meals with your car engine. Ladies, gentlemen, start your engines. But only after you’ve loaded them up with sausages, chicken, crabs, Cajun prawns and plenty of vegetables. Let’s start with the basics – remember, it’s not an exact science. Car engines are all different, the principles are the same. So, how do you find the best places on your car engine to place your chicken, your veggies or your succulent piece of rainbow trout? Well, it all comes down to…your finger. Get your car up to operating speed, or better yet take it for a drive around the block for five minutes, and then bring it back to the garage and lift the hood. Now, finger at the ready, you start quickly touching various parts of the engine (nothing plastic…that will never get hot enough to cook anything). And by quickly touching, it’s the kind of swift stab that means your finger feels the heat but you don’t give yourself a third degree burn. (If you’re feeling really wussy, try an infrared thermometer). Usually, the hottest part of the engine will be the exhaust manifold. On older cars, the top of the engine block will be a good, sizzling place. You’re not just looking for the hottest parts of the engine. Like any kind of cooking, different foods require different temperatures. A very hot part of the engine will be great for thick meat, a cooler part good for veggies or fish. Or, if you’re traveling many hundreds of miles, you may want to use the cooler part to slow-cook your meat. Mmmm. As always, this is trial and error. NEVER let the food interfere with the engine’s moving parts We want a great meal here, not a wrecked engine. And who would want to explain to the local mechanic why there’s a piece of rump stuck in the timing belt? Always choose places that are static, and ensure they are not going to move. The boys have put together this handy list of things to avoid. Car engine…

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  • Interphone Sports in-helmet communication

    With the Interphone Sports in-helmet communication system, staying connected has never been easier! Get the Interphone sports communication system from Randburg Midas and share your next road trip experience with friends like never before! Interphone Sport is the #intercom for people who love to stay connected. Thanks to Bluetooth® connectivity with your smartphone, you can listen to music with hi-fi sound quality and receive instructions from your navigator. And, you can share music with a passenger and listen to your favourite radio stations. For more information on our impressive range of car care products and more, please contact us www.midasrandburg.co.za | (011) 789-4411 | marco@midasrandburg.co.za | 191 Bram Fischer Drive, Randburg. Connect with us and share your photos of your goodies from Randburg Midas and tag #RandburgMidas Facebook | Twitter | Youtube | Google+ | Instagram | LinkedIn | Pinterest

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