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About Me

My love affair with cars began at the age of 8. One of my first experiences was to pull a gearbox out of an FJ Holden at our home in Newton. I was literally covered in grease from head to toe, that's when the passion of being a Motor Mechanic Started. I began my apprenticeship in 1974 Central Motors (Penrith Chrysler Dealership), completed in 1979.  I then worked for Max Wright Holden then went to Sinclair Ford. I finished my working days out repairing and fixing Injectors and Pumps from Cars, Trucks and Earthmoving Equipment for Williamson Diesel till the Owner passed away. I was there for about 16 years. I Joined the Institute of Automotive Mechanical Engineers in 1979 and still a current member today.

Happy Motoring Tony.

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Petrol Spy

Find the cheapest fuel near you.

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Is it TIME to check your spare tyre?

Just because you’re certain there is a spare tyre in your boot, doesn’t mean it will be useful when push comes to shove. Do you check its air pressure once in a while? Have you confirmed it won’t mismatch when you install it? The last thing you want is wasting money on a tow truck because you forgot the check the condition of your spare tyre.




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Keep Bug Guts Off Your Car

Don’t you hate the smashed up insects that always seem to cover your car grille in the summer? The only thing worse than looking at them is trying to scrape them off, unless you try this trick: Before screaming down the highway, use a light coating of vegetable oil or non stick cooking spray on your grille, and the revolting bugs will wipe off easily.


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Superpower Your



Car Cooling System


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An hour before you vacuum your car,

spinkle the carpet and upholstery with

baking soda. Its deep-cleaning enzymes

will absorb odours and moisture and when

you vacuum it up, you’ll take it with you!



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History of the Spark Plug

In 1860 Étienne Lenoir used an electric spark plug in his gas engine, the first internal combustion piston engine. Lenoir is generally credited with the invention of the spark plug.[3] Some sources credit Edmond Berger, an immigrant from Togo, with creating a spark plug in early 1839, though records show he did not receive a patent for his device.

Early patents for spark plugs included those by Nikola Tesla (in U.S. Patent 609,250 for an ignition timing system, 1898), Frederick Richard Simms (GB 24859/1898, 1898) and Robert Bosch (GB 26907/1898). Only the invention of the first commercially viable high-voltage spark plug as part of a magneto-based ignition system by Robert Bosch's engineer Gottlob Honold in 1902 made possible the development of the spark-ignition engine. Subsequent manufacturing improvements can be credited to Albert Champion, to the Lodge brothers, sons of Sir Oliver Lodge, who developed and manufactured their father's idea and also to Kenelm Lee Guinness, of the Guinness brewing family, who developed the KLG brand. Helen Blair Bartlett played a vital role in making the insulator in 1930.



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