FILLING STATION

Laser’s new Coolant Filling Kit (part no: 5453) is designed to quickly and easily connect to most cooling systems and provides a sealed filling system with additional head to help purge air locks.

The funnel assembly is placed into the coolant fill port and hand-tightened to expand the seal. There is a mesh filter at the base of the funnel and a lever to isolate the funnel contents so that the coolant flow can be stopped when the system is full.

To ensure a fitment for a large number of makes and models, the kit come with adapters (31mm, 35mm, 40mm, 42mm More >

NEW DISTRIBUTOR FOR BRITOOL

An extensive range of Britool Expert tools will now be stocked by ITS and in the latest issue of their catalogue. Established in 1979, ITS, is one of the UK’s largest independent supplier of professional power tools, hand tools and related products. Its aim is to supply customers with the best possible service, ensuring an easy and hassle-free shopping experience from start to finish.

In March 2011, following a multi-million pound re-launch, Britool Expert released more than 1200 products to the £100m+ mid-price-point professional market with its offer of good quality tools at affordable prices.

Sheffield-based Britool Expert, part of the Stanley Black and Decker group, was able to reshape the range through the efforts of the award-winning product design team at More >

DRIVE A FINE LINE

Now available the ‘new’ 3J Driveline Ltd, designed and manufactured Midget/Sprite LDD, said to be the strongest, most progressive, versatile LSD unit available in the market-place.

The 3J plate pack always run with eight active surfaces, even in their lighter settings, giving maximum surfaces and area contact during use. Their new pre-load spacer helps generate the appropriate forces..

Rather than just have the usual two or three settings of some other units, 3J can ‘fine tune’ to particular pre-load settings complemented with their choice of ramps, to get the perfect LSD set up for you!

3J say that the bevel and planet gear More >

DEEP PURPLE

Scholl Concepts’ PURPLE Interior Shine has been specially formulated to offer optimal care and protection of all smooth surfaces found in car interiors.

Using modern polymer technology, PURPLE lets you clean dusty and faded surfaces on door panels, dashboards, vinyl and smooth leather with ease, while providing optimal protection.

Just spray on PURPLE, rub it in a circular motion using a soft sponge or the Scholl Concepts Black Hand Puck or DuoPad (black side) and let it dry.

The treated surfaces will have a very natural, durable, silky semi-matt finish. Contrary to some other products on the market, PURPLE has an up-to-date and More >

TRIPLE R NEW ADDITION

Carlube, the UK’s largest independent oil manufacturer, has launched a new advanced fuel economy fully synthetic 0w20 oil to its Triple R range, which is suitable for use in high

performance Japanese petrol engines and designed to deliver outstanding engine protection and enhanced fuel economy. Good news for a growing number of kitcar owners, then…

The highest quality base oils and additive system guarantee an excellent thermal stability and protection against wear. It also meets the latest requirements of: API SN, ILSAC GF-5, DEXOS 1.

Available in 1-litre and 5-litre sizes Carlube Triple R 0w20 Fully Synthetic is available now.

More from www.carlube.co.uk ENDS.

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TEN PER CENT OFF AT RATSPORT – IT ALL HELPS

Those purveyors of fine aftermarket goodies and generally useful parts, RATSPORT has a shiny, new website, which in addition to the fresh look now details every product they sell as well as those that can be made-to-order all accompanied by an image.

Special offers and trade discounts (where applicable) are also now handled directly on the website with orders trackable from the time of order until it arrives safely at your door. Oh, they also have a new returns policy, too.

In addition to product sales, RatSport also has a classified ads section where visitors can sell their own stuff (including cars) More >

FLATS WON’T DEFLATE YOU…

Ring Introduces Tyre Repair Sealant and Emergency Tyre Repair Kit.  According to the AA one of the top ten causes for a vehicle breakdown is a flat or punctured tyre!

While most cars come with a spare wheel, many people do not feel confident or physically able changing a spare wheel. Plus it can be dangerous to change the wheel at the side of a road, especially on a motorway.

Ring has developed an alternative, the Ring Tyre Repair and Ring Emergency Tyre Repair kit.

The 400ml tyre repair sealant aerosol (included in the Emergency Tyre Repair Kit) provides a temporary repair to More >

DEAD CELLS

If your car battery has detachable cell caps and you have access to the battery electrolyte (acid), the new Gunson dial type Battery Tester (part number 77104) offers a quick and easy solution to checking both state of charge and battery condition.

Ideal for kit and classic cars, and suitable for 6, 12 and 24-volt batteries. The specific gravity of the electrolyte is measured and if in the red zone, then the battery should re-charged. As all battery cells are measured, then faulty or dead cells are easily spotted and indicate that battery replacement is required.

Best part is the price: amazing More >

DON’T GET EXHAUSTED

Mechanics regularly have to cut exhaust pipes to replace some of their parts, like a resonator or a muffler. To save time, they might attempt to cut the pipe while it is still mounted on the car using air powered or electric cutters, both of which carry some serious health and safety risks; the sparks generated near the fuel pipes could generate a fire hazard. Alternatively, they might also attempt to use a hacksaw which would not only be impractical but also could damage the bottom of the car.

Facom, always mindful of health and safety and keen to increase garages More >

GET IN LANE. THE RETRO LANE…

New manufacturer, TR Lane Motorsport run by Tim Lane has launched their new Lotus Seven-inspired sportscar called the Retro based on Mazda MX-5.

The company is located in Gloucestershire (on the same business estate as Formula 27 used to be on, in fact) and have for many years focused on fabrication work such as rollcages and catch tanks.

Tim previously built himself a Champion era Locost using Ford Escort Mk2 parts and from that moment decided that he’d like to manufacture his own vehicle, hence the Retro, which shares a few visual similarities with the Locost but under the skin is much More >