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‘Are you a DIY Mechanic?’ Beta Toolbox Contest Answers!

POSTED BY Tony Yew ON 19 November 2015

Naturally, visitors to the recently concluded NST-MAI Asean Auto Show 2015 would be looking around our website and eagerly anticipating our weekend pullout of Cars, bikes & Trucks to see if they have won in any of the contest they participated in.
So, here we are, sharing with you our answers for the ‘Are you a DIY mechanic?’-Win a Beta Tollbox worth more than RM2000.00 contest of the show!
To recap, here are the questions:
Tick the answer that you think is the MOST correct:
1. When doing any electrical work, the first thing to do is:
(a) Isolate the component by turning off the supply
(b) Isolate the component by disconnecting the supply
(c) Isolate the component by removing it from the supply
‘C’ is the most appropriate answer. When you do encounter a problem with a ‘component’, chances are there is already a fault. And to best isolate this component and checking the fault is DISCONNECTING the power supply altogether.

2. When working with power tools, wedding rings and anything loose should not be worn:
(a) True
(b) False
True – as loose items may get entangled with the power tool thus causing injury

3. When tightening wheel nuts the correct procedure is:
(a) Tighten all in sequence

(b) Tighten the opposite nuts in sequence
(c) Tighten with a wheel brace and extension pipe
(d) None of the above
‘A’ -Sequential tightening of wheel nuts ensures that the pressure is evenly distributed

4. When doing brake bleeding:
(a) Reuse all oil that has been flushed out
(b) Only use new brake fluid from a fresh can

(c) Use any brake fluid available
(d) None of the above
‘B’ -Used oil may include dirt and particles, as well as a level of moisture given the humidity levels in our country. Additionally the presence of air bubbles in used oils are real and thus may affect the hydraulic system.

5. Paper air filters which have exceeded the recommended usage should be blown clean and reused:
(a) True
(b) False

False -Foreign particles are present within the filter and the use of ‘air blown’ filters would only encourage these tiny loose particles to get sucked into the engine

6. When working underneath a car:
(a) Always use a hydraulic jack
(b) Always use body stands

(c) Always use piles of bricks
(d) None of the above
‘B’ -Body stands are firm and when placed correctly under the car jacking points, are the best reinforcements versus a hydraulic jack which may be susceptible to failure

7. When inflating a tyre:
(a) Use a foot pump
(b) Never leave the tyre unattended while inflating
(c) Stand on top of the tyre to ensure proper seating
(d) Bounce the tyre a few times to set the bead
Air pressure and rubber does have their limits. When air pressure builds up too quickly and too high, the material holding the pressure, in this case, the tyre may explode, thus causing injury.

8. When using a hacksaw, always ensure that the teeth are:
(a) Facing away from the handle

(b) Facing towards the handle
(c) Facing either way
(d) None of the above
‘A’ -The hacksaw teeth are designed to ensure that the cut is only effective when the saw is PUSHED, thus installing the teeth towards the handle will render it ineffective.

9. I should win this BETA tool box because (in less than 50 words)
This is the tie breaker, and judging from the entries, this is MOST important!!

There you have it…stay tuned for the results!20151113_154350





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