Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Redex Stop Oil Leak

With clouds of blue smoke pouring out of the back of my Peugeot 1.6Hdi whenever I started it from cold, I decided to buy a bottle of this Redex Stop Oil Leak treatment to see if it helped.

Because the smoke quickly cleared when the engine warmed up, I thought it was either a small oil leak on the turbo or the valve stems, or faulty glow plugs. Perhaps even a combination of both.

As you may know, the idea behind this product is that it causes oil seals to swell slightly, thus sealing or reducing any leaks, so I thought it was worth a try.

I have used similar products successfully in the past, on power steering, so was prepared to trust the technology.

Monday, 10 October 2016

Masterplug 13A Heavy Duty Rewirable Socket

Although I could probably buy a complete, ready made 4 gang extension lead for less than the cost of this socket, they are now my product of choice.

I have recently bought three of them and made my own extension leads, using some appropriate cable and a 13A plug.

Monday, 12 September 2016

Sainsburys mini chopper

Here's another inexpensive product that I purchased a few weeks ago and which has now had a very good test.

This 350ml mini chopper, by Sainsbury's, made short work of chopping some herbs that I had grown in my greenhouse. The end product was consistent and fine, ideal for drying further and storing.

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Qualcast Corded Rotary 1300W Mower and 320W Grass Trimmer.

If you are thinking of buying a new lawnmower, as my beloved was recently, this package bearing the respected Qualcast name might catch your eye when browsing the Argos catalogue and website.

Well it caught my eye, so I recommended it to my beloved and that's what she bought.

I suppose I had better give it a good review now, however there are a few things that I noticed once we got the box home, unpacked, assembled and used the tools. I will take the risk...!