General Inspection

Mechanical Screw Spiral Bottle Jack 3 Ton Recalls

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Mighty 8 Stores Pty Ltd — Mechanical Screw Spiral Bottle Jack 3 Ton

PRA No.

2017/15926

Date published

24 Feb 2017

Product description

Capacity: 3 Ton
Minimum Height: 213 mm
Maximum Height: 500mm
Net Weight: 5.00kg
Jack Dimension: 160 x 115 x 213mm
Jack Colour: Grey

What are the defects?

Affected vehicle jacks do not comply with the labelling or instruction requirements in the mandatory standard for vehicle jacks, which is based on the Australian/New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 2693:2007 because the prescribed safety information and warnings were not ...

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Even in 2013 we still need to check fluid levels in our car

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I can remember many years ago that when you drove to a petrol station a man would come out from the store and start filling up the tank with fuel then to up sell he would ask to check your fluid levels.

This was a great service as the smarter service station owners soon realized that the money was under the bonnet but you had to start at the tank.

Perhaps the gull service station in Fremantle may have been one of ...

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Car Insurance Quote RACV was the "HIGHEST QUOTE"

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Recently I decided to get some quotes on car insurance and was quite surprised
I rang the following Insurance companies
The quotes were based on a 45-year-old male driver with no license cancellations
No insurance cancellation.
I made the point this car would be garaged during the week.
The vehicle that was quoted is the following
Holden Commodore sedan 2005 acclaim with no modifications accept a tow bar.
I must say that the call centers seem to have changed with ...

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Does your car make you feel safe ?

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Are you a safe driver is your car safe or does your car make you feel safe.
As a sign of getting older I see more on the road, and the part that’s concerns me is the speedy drivers darting down the freeway from lane to lane tailgating everywhere

I can remember my first love, sorry I mean my first car at 18 years old, but I started a lot earlier at 13 years old but lets go to my first ...

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LP GAS The tank

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PURPOSE
The tank is designed to store liquid gas, and depending on the country, may come in many different shapes and sizes, providing different capacities.  An LP gas tank is checked before it is sold and is best checked every ten years for leaks or wear.  Gas tanks are designed to hold eighty percent of their capacity to allow for expansion.

THINGS TO LOOK FOR
An LP gas tank may be checked with warm, soapy water for leaks as well as ...

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LP GAS PETROL SOLENOID

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PURPOSE
The petrol solenoid is designed to allow petrol through it when energised, may be applied when starting  up the vehicle on gas.  Some vehicles fitted with electronic fuel injection may automatically start up on petrol, then when the rpm reaches 2000 the engine will switch over to gas.  Therefore it is important to keep at least a 1/4 tank of petrol for this reason.

THINGS TO LOOK FOR
Petrol solenoids are only as good as their connections.  Petrol solenoids are ...

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Gas Adjustments

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PURPOSE
The gas adjustments are calibrated best by the use of a Dynometer as this will provide the most accurate measure of torque thus maximising the fuel economy.  There are basically three adjustments to be made on any gas system.  They are idle, cruising and full throttle.  The idle should be the only one requiring adjustment and the full throttle and cruising adjustment are best performed on a Dyno by a qualified gas fitter, preferably every 10,000Kms.

THINGS TO LOOK FOR
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COOLING SYSTEM – Welsh plugs

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PURPOSE
Welsh plugs are part of the engine block and the head.  When the engine block and head are manufactured, part of the casting process is that these parts have the welsh plugs fitted where the machines are able to enter and then when the casting is finished a welsh plug is fitted to seal off the cooling or oil system.

THINGS TO LOOK FOR
Welsh plugs can leak at normal operating temperature.  When this happens, stop the engine and get ...

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COOLING SYSTEM – Water recovery bottle

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PURPOSE
The water recovery bottle is designed to recover expanded water and store it and when it has cooled down, the water flows back into the radiator.   Check radiator and the water recovery bottle at the same time. It is best checked when the water is cold. 

THINGS TO LOOK FOR
The water recovery bottle is part of the cooling system.  For this reason caution should be taken when checking the levels as the bottle, if warm, is under pressure.  The ...

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COOLING SYSTEM – Water or Coolant !!!

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PURPOSE
Water is designed to maintain normal operating temperature.  Water will only perform this function if all other components are operating correctly.  Water should include an additive to prevent corrosion and erosion.  If your vehicle is driven in either a very cold or very hot climate it may be necessary to add either an anti freeze or anti boil solution.  This will only work effectively if the corrosive inhibitor is changed every 12 months.

THINGS TO LOOK FOR
The colour of ...

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