Archive for May, 2017

  • All things spark plug related

    In this 101 article we take a look at all things spark plug related. Randburg Midas stock all major brand spark plugs, so you can rest assured we have the perfect plug for any make and model of car! For more information on our impressive range of car care products and more, please contact us (011) 789-4411 | marco@midasrandburg.co.za | 191 Bram Fischer Drive, Randburg. Spark plugs are one of the most misunderstood components of an engine. Numerous questions have surfaced over the years, leaving many people confused. This guide was designed to assist the technician, hobbyist, or race mechanic in understanding, using, and troubleshooting spark plugs. The information contained in this guide applies to all types of internal combustion engines: two stroke engines, rotary engines, high performance/racing engines and street vehicles. Spark plugs are the “window” into your engine (your only eyewitness to the combustion chamber), and can be used as a valuable diagnostic tool. Like a patient’s thermometer, the spark plug displays symptoms and conditions of the engine’s performance. The experienced tuner can analyze these symptoms to track down the root cause of many problems, or to determine air/fuel ratios The spark plug has two primary functions: 1. To ignite the air/fuel mixture 2. To remove heat from the combustion chamber Spark plugs transmit electrical energy that turns fuel into working energy. A sufficient amount of voltage must be supplied by the ignition system to cause it to spark across the spark plug’s gap. This is called “Electrical Performance.” The temperature of the spark plug’s firing end must be kept low enough to prevent pre-ignition, but high enough to prevent fouling. This is called “Thermal Performance”, and is determined by the heat range selected. It is important to remember that spark plugs do not create heat, they can only removeheat. The spark plug works as a heat exchanger by pulling unwanted thermal energy away from the combustion chamber, and transferring the heat to the engine’s cooling system. The heat range is defined as a plug’s ability to dissipate heat. The rate of heat transfer is determined by: 1. The insulator nose length 2. Gas volume around the insulator nose 3. The materials/construction of the centre electrode and porcelain insulator A spark plug’s heat range has no relationship to the actual voltage transferred though the spark plug. Rather, the heat range is a measure of the spark plug’s ability…

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  • DVR in-car cam

    Never miss a moment again with the awesome DVR in-car cam. Record and capture every moment with this crystal clear car cam! Your videos and photos will never be the same! Become the envy of all your friends with this incredible DVR in-car cam that is available from Randburg Midas right now! Call us today call on (011) 789-4411 or email marco@midasrandburg.co.za for more information. 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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  • Top 10 genius car hacks

    In this informative video we take a look at the top 10 genius car hacks for traveling with small kids. We would like to start by giving a shout out to Awestruck for the awesome video. I am sure every parent will agree that traveling with your little ones can sometime be a nightmare! If you follow these simple but effective car travel hacks, your next trip will be a walk in the park, or in this case a ride in the park. Don’t forget to hit the like and subscribe button for more awesome content! For more information on our impressive range of car care products and more, please contact us (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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