Even though the concept of continuously variable transmission is not new they have been lauded as the next best thing since gearboxes were first mated to an engine. The greatest thing about a CVT is that in theory you have an infinite number of gears. No more the four speed of old, the ‘new’ CVT’s work on a pulley system that enable the transmission to seamlessly shift to the optimum position for driving delivering massive fuel saving advantages not to mention the smoother operating.
The engines of delivery trucks are subjected to some of the toughest driving conditions of any vehicle. Constant stop-start driving often through busy city streets carry heavy loads subject the engine and more importantly the oil within the engine to an environment that destroys the ability of the oil to function as an effective lubricant long before the service interval has been reached. This leads to untold damage and a dramatic shortening of the life of the vehicle.
X1R products are readily found around the Globe, and even helping NASA get to Space, now finding our products has become that little bit easier after Petromin Express of Saudi Arabia become an official stockist for the range of Performance Lubricants.
The X-1R range of products are no strangers to being regularly certified by NASA, who conduct the most stringent efficacy available anywhere in the world, and we are not overly surprised when year after year we are found to be the most effective lubricants available on the market; after all quality is job number one at our factory in Daytona USA.
It doesn’t matter which fuel you pump into your car you probably assume, or sometimes hope, that it is the correct quality and free of contaminants. The truth is it is a bit of a lottery really and the further you go from the refineries the worse the fuel can become and there is any manner of ways that contaminants can get into you tank.
Over the years an engine will build up sludge, metal dusts and a host of abrasive contaminants in the hard to reach machinery and moving parts. Gum, grit, varnish and other by products of combustion are not fully cleaned out of engines by timely and regular oil changes alone. The build-up of sludge deposits can lead to problems including sticking valves, carbon build up and clogged passages that restrict the flow of oil to vital engine parts especially in upper valve train areas. These deposits will remain in your engine even after regular oil changes.
With the increase in the price of crude oil around the world there will be a commensurate increase in the price of the fuel we pump at our local gas-station. Headlines around the Asian region have already indicated that the poor motorist is already shouldering the burden of increased fuel prices.
We humans are an innovative species. Everything around us stemmed from an idea of man to improve his lot. A car is one of those innovations. From its function to its aesthetic, a car, we could say is one of the world’s greatest ever inventions.
Every year luminaries from the Global Space industry gather in Colorado Springs to discuss, address and plan for the future of space exploration. The event is organised by the Space Foundation and is called the Space Symposium, and this year was the 34th since the inaugural event in 1984.
We have often heard about CVT transmission but do we really know what it actually is? We may be able to differentiate what an automatic and manual transmission is but when it comes to CVT, we may only have a vague idea