Works on diesel and gas engines, and with virtually all synthetic and standard oil*.
A reusable motor oil tester permits users to cut motor oil use in trucks, cars, ATVs, motorcycles, tractors, etc. by over 50%. Fewer oil changes save money and time, cut dependence on foreign oil imports and reduce waste oil pollution. Like hand held oil testers used by NASCAR pit crews, the Lubricheck can detect oil contamination before it can cause serious engine damage.
The Lubricheck has a one year warranty.
*Some specialty or extended use oils with high levels of additives, or with metals such as zinc or molybdenum, may give falsely negative results. Examples include Amsoil, Redline, Castrol TWS and non 'SN' Royal Purple oils.
You would say, hey, this is a 4x4 site, why are you not reviewing MT tyres, and hardcore trails, is this Korean Housewife Advertising channel?
Well, sometimes we have to think out of the box, and we have found something good to share. In usual camping trips, especially overnight trips, and when you need to whip up a meal, you do not need to have to go down to the mess tin, nor do you need to bring your big wok along. The mess tin is like a no brainer, and you will just pop it into your boot, but once you are done with your instant noodle or your fried egg, the scrubbing is a chore. Not to mention when you are cooking at night, with a camping lamp by the side. Flying insects love to hang around, and you end up with a few in your soup, or some charcoal bits for the extra camping flavor.
The HCP practically eliminated all the above issues.
We have tested it over 2 camping trips. For the first, cooking is difficult due to heavy rain, we could still whip up very decent food from totally frozen packages to BBQ food, Unagi, Roti Prata, BBQ Chicken Wing, you name it.
On the second trip, the HCP complements the BBQ, for items that is too slow to BBQ, needs to heat up a bit more, or has too much sauce to BBQ, it gets chunked into the HCP.
The HCP is not light if you compare to the mess tin or other simple pan. But it is comparable or lighter if you already intended to bring your wok or bigger pans. The pan surface is those easy clean "Teflon" style surface, so cleaning is a breeze, that is very important when you should be spending your time enjoying nature and not doing scrubbing and cleaning after cooking.
The double pan that clams together is another very important feature especially in the outdoors. It keeps the insects out, as well as charcoal powder or ashes out. This is a big plus.
When closed, it packs easily and you can even pack some utensils inside the HCP for more compact storage.
The list price is SGD89.90 for the original HCP which you can find from most major department store. There was a time it was available with Points change in Caltex, you can also easily find them cheaper online on sites like qoo10.sg.
There are also "imitations" that does the same job from SGD29 upwards, take your pick!
Otterbox is known for good quality mobile phone cases. Sadly, they were missing a major point, no matter how rugged their Defender cases are, they were not waterproof and not dust proof, which means it is only as good as ffor show, when there is real mud or water, that Otterbox protected case should still go into the ziploc bag.
There are other offerings like some cheap universal hand phone bags and significantly standing out is a brand called Lifeproof. We do not have an opportunity to test it yet, it looks fairly sleek to claim waterproofness.
Today we are looking at Otterbox's latest addition which is called the Armor, having specs like able to win stand 2 tonne weight, able to drop from 10 feet, waterproof up to 6 feet for 30 minutes, 4 layer anti shock sounds like something interesting.
The packaging is smaller than the previous Defender series, and the case looks about similar in size. It is fairly wide on the side due to the waterproofing seals. It does makes the phone looks big, but it is still fairly acceptable. There was a huge flaw in the commuter series in that it has a very high bevel side edge, making swiping "out of the screen" very difficult. This has been corrected with a lower bezel.
Installation is easy, open the case, drop in the phone and clamp up the backcase and everything locks down with 2 fairly tight snap locks. We will report useage reports in a while as we put it to the test.
Useage report after a few days:
One thing about the waterproofing, the charging plug needs to be water sealed, and the plug is a bit hard to pull out, well you want waterproofing, there is something to give.
Secondly, the screen protector, seems fairly strong and scratch resistent, but as it is still detached from the main screen, the tactile feel needs a bit getting used to. Imaging there is a 0.1mm space between the 2 surface, so when you click on an icon, you need to depress a bit more to get the contact, this is especially obvious in swipe strokes. It is not very serious, but you cannot expect the same sensitivity as a naked screen.
This case is not recommended. We have tested it for about 10 days, its either the membrane that makes the mic waterproof is too thick, or the case is too good that it blocks signal, generally the other party can't hear properly until you raise your voice, even that, the voice sounds broken. This problem went away with the removal of the case. So... a case too good it interferes with basic function, that is not a good case, is it?