KEEP COOL DON’T BLOW A GASKET

It is generally believed that the best head gaskets are made of copper, but there is more than one copper head gasket on the market.

The original Payen-stamped gasket TAM2121 is now obsolete, so it’s a good job that the latest Mini Spares gasket is UK-made to the original drawing specifications with latter-day improvements.

The Mini Spares gasket features perfect combustion and oil fire rings and a 3.35cc compressed volume. It will fit850/997/998/1100cc engines and, best of all, it’s cheaper than the original.

Order as part number GUG702506HG at £10.80 inc VAT.

For more details contact 01707 607 700 or visit www.minispares.com ENDS.

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NO! IT’S NOT A FLYING HELMET!

DEI has raised the bar by producing what they claim is the most technologically advanced turbo-shield ever!

The DEI GEN-3 TITANIUM Turbo Shield boasts a silicone-coated TITANIUM LR™ outer layer with multiple stainless steel and silica inner layers. This unique combination makes the GEN-3, very strong and resistant to extreme temperatures.

OUTER SHELL • Coated in silicone to insulate and hold up under extreme conditions. • Prevents fraying and encases seams make them over four times stronger

INSULATION LAYER Thick layer of silica insulation keeps heat in the turbo-shield and turbo housing. Silica has a low thermal conductivity making it one of the More >

A WET WAX THAT DOES WHAT IT SAYS

There’s a growing number of ‘wet coat’ products appearing on the market although they are nothing really new. I guess people are beginning to realise just how effective they can be in your car care armoury.

In my view, I swear by them and once you use one I think you’ll agree. Trouble is there is some real bandwagon-jumping rubbish on the market although there are some great ones.

One that I have been using for ages comes from Gliptone, the American brand whose products are distributed in the UK by the guys at Liquid Leather in Chester. It’s called Wax-After-Wash and More >

RUNFLAT – LOVE OR HATE?

Some people cannot abide a run-flat tyre while others swear by them. If you are one of the latter then this new tyre from Maxxis may be of interest.

The new Victra M36 Plus Runflat from Maxxis is claimed to offer a comfortable quality of ride (not all runflats can claim that, let’s be honest!) as well as longevity, again not something that all can promise.

The tyre features reinforced sidewalls, which help support the weight of the vehicle in the event of a blow-out. Available now in 16in, 17in and 18in sizes from £75 each.

More information from www.maxxis.co.uk ENDS.

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REAL TREE WOOD!

Just like a high-quality gearknob feels great in the hand and somehow enhances the art of the manual gearchange, this new – and lovely – Cherry wood had puck from Revive Auto Apothecary is a thing of beauty.

More than just a luxury item it makes the application of paste wax and polishes a cinch as it allows evenly distributed pressure meaning that coverage is consistent on a panel while it also reduces strain on fingers and wrists.

You can use it with Revive’s applicator although whisper this – and don’t tell them – but any Velcro-backed pad can be pressed into More >

THIS WILL SHIFT IT!

This professional-grade high pressure, mobile hot washer from Machine Mart is perfect for really effective cleaning of cars, vans, boats, agricultural machinery and much more.

The Clarke KING 200 uses a hot jet of up to 90°C which will rapidly dissolve dirt or grime, powered by an economical diesel-powered water heating system delivering a maximum pump pressure of 2175psi and water flow rate of up to 600-litres per hour.

This hot pressure washer benefits from a heavy-duty brass pump head and induction motor for long term reliability. It also comes complete with an extra-long 1270mm gun and lance, an 8m high-pressure hose More >

NEW ZENFOX DASHCAM

Innovative dash cam manufacturer, Zenfox, has announced the launch of its ultimate triple channel dashcam, the Zenfox T3 3CH. Its three cameras allow drivers to record footage of the road ahead and at the rear but also within the vehicle itself.

The Zenfox T3 is available from the Zenfox website, from Amazon for $249.90 and Amazon UK for £239.95.

The front camera records the road ahead with

All three lenses are adjustable to ensure drivers get the perfect positioning. The front camera lens can be moved in all directions, while the interior IR and rear camera lenses can be rotated up and down.

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LIKE LAVA

I do like a tub of paste wax. I have a bit of a collection. One of my favourites also has one of the longest names. Lava Luminous Glow Infusion Paste Wax! It comes from Californian-based Chemical Guys. I like a lot of the company’s myriad products, all of them seemingly having a beautiful smell about them, while most – not all – work superbly, I find.

One of their best, in my view, is Lava. It has a lovely whiff of mango (I think) is a very soft paste and a little goes a very long way. Simply puts some More >

AT SPEED WITH ATSPEED

Essex-based master tuners, Atspeed, made good use of their time in lockdown by producing a totally new website.

The new site graphically features all the services that Atspeed provides including: rolling road power testing and engine mapping on their 1000hp rolling road, engine development, carburettor tuning and conversions, ECU installations and fuel injection conversions, ultrasonic carburettor and fuel injector cleaning, Smoke-Pro leak detection and general workshop repairs and servicing.

There is also an online shop for the purchase of engine components, carburettors, engine management systems and all the components associated with engine tuning.

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A BEAUTIFUL BOUNCING BABY BUGATTI!

Not strictly one for us but given our love of all things ‘specialist’ and this is way cool, I decided to run it!

At the Geneva International Motor Show in 2019, Bugatti announced a 110th birthday present to themselves, the re-imagining of the original ‘Bugatti Baby’

Since then the design concept has been completed and the little car has gone into series production with deliveries commencing soon.

Developed in partnership with The Little Car Company, the Baby II has been described by those who have had the opportunity to drive it as ‘more of an unruly teenager than a Baby’.

While all 500 cars were More >