Q20 Sponsors 41 NSRI Stations Nationwide

MAAK ’n PLAN: Few phrases do a better job of summing up the resourcefulness of South African people, the ‘McGyver’ nation. Almost 70 years ago, a fellow South African got tired of his VW Beetle breaking down in rainy weather, so he formulated a moisture-repellent to solve the problem. Today, we call that formulation Q20, […]

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Q12 RUST REMOVER

If you’re looking for an easy to use, but highly effective rust remover, then look no further than Q12, a rust-busting solution that’s been around since 1967! Thanks to its formulated mixture of hydrochloric- and phosphoric acid, this jelly-like solution works by converting iron oxide (i.e. rust) into iron phosphate, which can then be washed […]

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WHERE YOU SHOULD NEVER USE SILICONE

As the second most abundant element on earth, silicon is best known for its wide use in microchips, hence the name ‘Silicon Valley’. The semi-conductive properties of silicon are what make it so popular in the tech industry, but the versatility of this element (when combined with other elements to form silicone – with an […]

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5 REASONS WHY DIESEL TURBOCHARGERS COMMONLY FAIL

If you bought your turbo diesel second-hand, or if the engine’s clocked up more than 150 000 km, you may be concerned about how much longer the turbo will last. That said, here are 5 reasons why diesel turbochargers commonly fail…   1) Carbon Over time, carbon may build up on the turbocharger’s waste gate, […]

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