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  • It was poor judgment and/or arrogance to imagine that people would want to vote for him.

    Why would you not field a new candidate?

  • kevinj posted a new activity comment 1 year, 6 months ago


  • Possibly a grain of truth in that for (older) petrol engines, but pay attention to the required ACEA spec, this is the European oil spec. (API is American, JASO is Japanese). That used to be A for petrol, B for passenger diesel, E for commercial diesel, and oils would be rated ACEA A2 B2 etc. The A/B ratings have now been largely superseded by a C…[Read more]

  • Again, I was thinking mainly of Engine oils, and that a Comma 5w30 will mix happily with Quantum 5w30 and a dash of Halfords 5w30 won’t do any harm. I should have made that clear, that part of my post was sloppily worded and should be disregarded. If all oils mixed freely and did a good job of it, well, we would sell one product and I’d be out…[Read more]

  • I’m referring to engine oils here, the base stock is classed in 5 groups, the first 3 of which are derived from crude oil. Group 1 is ‘mineral’ oil, Groups 2 & 3 are mineral oils further hydrocracked to remove impurities. There is no real description of what “semi-synthetic” actually means, and can in reality be any blend of base stocks, though…[Read more]

  • I work for a lubricant manufacturer in a sales/technical role and have done for 22yrs. I’ll offer my 2p worth from the oil side.

    My database suggests you need a 5w30 or 5w40 oil meeting the VW specifications you mention. To simplify things you are most likely to find a 5w30. Don’t worry too much about that difference. The 5w30 part refers to the…[Read more]

  • I’m not sure he is being lavishly entertained or kowtowed to. The whole thing seems more like ‘OK, it’s the President of the US so we have to keep up diplomatic relations, let’s just get this clown in and away as fast as possible,’

  • kevinj replied to the topic Sir Christopher Chope in the forum Banter 1 year, 8 months ago

    He’s a dick. End of.

  • kevinj replied to the topic Online voting? in the forum Banter 1 year, 8 months ago

    Secure/immutable voting is one possible application of blockchain technology. I believe the Brazilian govt were looking at running their vote on the Ethereum network to cut down on fraud. One token per voter.

  • kevinj replied to the topic Are e cigs bad for your health? in the forum Health 2 years ago

    I once was seconded to work for an international tobacco company whom had basically modelled the future market and concluded that the market for traditional tobacco in the western world would be dead in 5-10yrs and e-cigs would follow shortly once people got wind of the issues with them.

    These people had more money than entire nations, the power…[Read more]

  • I have to admit, some of the younger members of staff at work really do make me wonder on occasion about the resilience of a certain age group. My personal experience (and it is only that), is that there seems to be an attitude of entitlement without effort. it is definitely a little divisive in the workplace with older members of staff on…[Read more]