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  1. Hi MCFers, I am here to announce another piece of good news to all of you. On top of having the Threads of the Month Contest, we will be introducing the ‘Most Worthy Thread of the Month’ Contest. We’re seeing some really good and quality threads/posts by some of the members here but unfortunately, they’ve come short of winning ‘TOTM’ due to popularity votes. So this is where this contest comes in. Think of it as a wildcard. Let’s cut to the chase. What’s deemed worthy? Must it be car related? Anything under the sun. We’re not kidding. If you’re a wanderlust, it could be your own travel thread complete with pictures, advice, tips on how to travel better, cheaper, and smarter so everyone can explore the world on a budget too. If you’re a hardcore car enthusiast, which is what this forum is all about, share with members your crazy DIY fixes, modifications, latest improvisations etc. Points to note: - There will only be ONE winner for Most Worthy Thread of the Month - It will be selected by the Internal Moderators - It is possible to win both Thread of the Month and Most Worthy Thread of the Month - Winner will be announced by the 15th of every month - No winner will be announced for any particular month if no threads are selected PRIZE: $200 Petrol or NTUC Vouchers So.... First Winner for Most Worthy Thread of the Month (Moderator's Choice) Congratulations to @Vratenza for being the FIRST winner for Most Worthy Thread of the Month – Wheel Spacer Installation DIY http://www.mycarforum.com/topic/2705970-wheel-spacer-installation-diy/?hl=%2Bwheel+%2Bspacer Your effort in making the thread informative and instructional has not gone unnoticed! We will contact you shortly via PM .
  2. Hi all, I've not been to these 2 places. Just wondering which is a better choice for an island getaway for family with young children. Likely to stopover at Putrajaya prior going towards either one of them. Want to catch the smelly tofu at Cheras . In term of parking, which is more convenient at the jetty? since can't get the car into the island. Welcome feedback and suggestions. Thank you very much. Regards,
  3. Received an e-mail from friend and read it with about the different between margarine & butter. Don't know whether it is true or not but no harm reading it. "Margarine was originally manufactured to fatten turkeys. When it killed the turkeys, the people who had put all the money into the research wanted a payback so they put their heads together to figure out what to do with this product to get their money back. It was a white substance with no food appeal so they added the yellow colouring and sold it to people to use in place of butter. How do you like it? They have come out with some clever new flavourings. DO YOU KNOW..the difference between margarine and butter? Read on to the end...gets very interesting! Both have the same amount of calories. Butter is slightly higher in saturated fats at 8 grams compared to 5 grams. Eating margarine can increase heart disease in women by 53% over eating the same amount of butter, according to a recent Harvard Medical Study. Eating butter increases the absorption of many other nutrients in other foods. Butter has many nutritional benefits where margarine has a few only because they are added! Butter tastes much better than margarine and it can enhance the flavours of other foods. Butter has been around for centuries where margarine has been around for less than 100 years. And now, for Margarine. Very high in trans fatty acids. Triple risk of coronary heart disease. Increases total cholesterol and LDL (this is the bad cholesterol) and lowers HDL cholesterol, (the good cholesterol) Increases the risk of cancers up to five fold. Lowers quality of breast milk. Decreases immune response. Decreases insulin response. And here's the most disturbing fact... HERE IS THE PART THAT IS VERY INTERESTING! Margarine is but ONE MOLECULE away from being PLASTIC.. This fact alone was enough to have me avoiding margarine for life and anything else that is hydrogenated (this means hydrogen is added, changing the molecular structure of the substance). You can try this yourself: Purchase a tub of margarine and leave it in your garage or shaded area. Within a couple of days you will note a couple of things: * no flies, not even those pesky fruit flies will go near it (that should tell you something) * it does not rot or smell differently because it has no nutritional value; nothing will grow on it Even those teeny weeny microorganisms will not find a home to grow. Why? Because it is nearly plastic. Would you melt your Tupperware and spread that on your toast?" Chinese
  4. Lets say u r in a open space carpark, will you park under tree for shade, or park openly n endure the sun? Be it rain or shine.
  5. So for the last 2 weeks in a battle to select one HB for missus Citroen C4 SX. Decided to go for a new one new as it made more sense as the depreciation is no different from used one. Below are my personal FR where most are conti based made choices with budget below 120k: 1.Opel a. Astra K: Good looking and with most features under 100k but alas, no more selling. Would have want to choose this. b. Crossland: Too cartoon like. Next........ 2.Audi a. A3: Looks handsome but most pricey at 120k. Though FL but profile does look a bit dated. 3. VW a. Golf: The entry golf is just below 100k but features are rather pathetic. Halogen lights and no keyless start. 4.Nissan a. Note: Made in Jap but whole car looks budget and from the 80s. 4. Hyudai a. i30: Looks good with fresh design inside out. But lacked the conti feels although its czech made. 5. Honda a. Fit/jazz: Looks and feels much better then Note and both cars rear legroom is generous. Its an understatement to say its big. 6. Mini a. One: Impressive build quality and cutest of them all with a BMW 3 cylinder 1.5L unit. Drive is good and the handling is impressive that points to everywhere you wanna to. Ride a bit jittery probably because of short wheelbase 7. Seat a. Leon/ibiza/ Ateza: None with build quality that impressed me. 8. Skoda: a. Rapid: As above of Seat. 9. Used (fairly new) wowo V40 a. could not stand the ah pek style steering wheel. Next...... 10. Infinity Q30. almost want to go showroon but was a diesel unit and she travels too little for it. Next.... 11. Pugeot a. 308/2008: rear legroom small and uncomfy. No discount or promotion. What would be your choice and we have decided it, more like i decided for her.
  6. Today's Straits Times got one article mentioning the above statement. They even did a test on Impreza and WRX with different grades and brands of petrol for best power output. With different engine speed (rmp) on both cars, it shows that 95-octane has the best result! Of cos there are many other factors not put into consideration. However, I think this is a good indicator for some of us.
  7. It is one of those freebies when you get to use the credit cards. Need some help to choose between a Traveller's choice 30" 8-wheel TSA Spinner (model unknown) and 76cm Delsey Belfort Plus lugguage bag. I have not used any of these. Appreciate your feedback if you have used any of them before. Thanks.
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  9. Q & N Pte Ltd is a company formed by the merging of two businesses, Quan Neng Marketing Enterprise and Hon Neng Marketing Enterprise (S) Pte Ltd, on May 2007. Since then, the company has engaged in health products research & development, production and marketing. Q & N Pte Ltd in Singapore independently developed two products known as Bone EssentialTM and Cool BeautyTM, thus all the intellectual property rights of these products belong to the company. In 2008, the company further invested in the development of three new products, namely, Cool ManTM, Flexi-JointTMand OmegaTreeTM.These new products were launched in November 2008 in Singapore. Subsequently in 2011, Hi-SleepTM, Immune-CareTM, Metabo-CareTM, Prost-AidTM and Slim BeautyTM were launched with great success. In 2013, additional 4 products Colon-Care ™, Multi Vits & Minerals ™, i-Beauty™ and Brain-Plus 4 ™ were also launched into the market successfully. Similar to the first two products, the company owns all the intellectual property rights of all these products. Each day, we have a team of health advisors, tasked to provide health related information to the mass audience at various locations, together with over 500 distribution points to further enhance convenient purchases. The value of Q & N Pte Ltd has been pegged at over $10 million, with sales increasing dramatically after the products were launched in Singapore. As a result of good feedbacks from partners and customers, Q&N product quality and effects are widely recognized. This word-of-mouth effect among customers helped increase sales revenue over $8 million per year. Today, Q & N Pte Ltd has evolved into a company that cultivates cooperation with partners based on a win-win principle. We are currently setting up Q & N Pte Ltd in Australia, Taiwan, Brunei and China. The company is also discussing cooperation with Malaysia and Indonesia to open up the markets in the said countries. PROST-AID™ Your Natural Prostate Protector Vegetarian Prost-AidTM is formulated with several plant-based ingredients. It is your natural prostate protector. Degenerated prostate health is common among men at the age degenerate at 40 onwards and can lead to more complications. Prost-AidTM Formula Saw Palmetto Extract (160mg): is the most popular herb taken for supporting prostate health. Saw Palmetto help metabolism and nutrients of prostate and help urination function. Nettle (120mg): is used widely in Europe to support prostate condition and maintain prostate health. Pumpkin Seeds Extract (200mg): the special oil (pumpkin seed oil) and various amino acids extracted from pumpkin seeds provide nutrients to prostate and support prostate function. Male • Support prostate health • Provide prostate nutrients • Help urination function • Aid prostate function Female • Support urinary tract health COOL MAN™ Look Strong Feel Strong Vegetarian Important Functions of Internal Environment Internal health is the key substance that dictates men’s youth, vitality, and energy; maintain strong bone and muscle; support optimal health and immune function. It brings out men’s confidence and maintain the well-being of health. As age increases, depleting androgenic hormones are dramatically affecting ones energy, vitality, bone and muscle. Cool ManTM Formula Epimedium (250mg) and Morindae Officinalis Radix (100mg): help to maintain the well-being of male internal environment and enhance vitality, energy and strength. American Ginseng (50mg) and Lycium Barbarum (50mg): support kidney function and maintain optimal health and immune function. Calcium L-aspartate (50mg): strengthen bone and muscle. Imbalance or weakening of male internal environment • Decrease in vitality, energy and strength • Tiredness, support male’s immune function • Low muscle and bone strength • Support kidney function • Poor figure • Look younger and more energetic Contact us at: Address :178 Paya Lebar Road #06-08 Singapore 409030 TEL: 6745 0321 FAX: (65) 6745 9321 WEBSITE: www.qn-nutrition.com
  10. This seem to be a bit of weird size, not many choices to choose from... Have 2 model in mind, Michelin PS3 (too bad this size not available) so the next is RE001, anyone tried RE001 in this weird size?
  11. In Singapore driving context what is your choice of auto-transmission? CVT or DCT/DSG or AT(torque converter). For those who are lucky enough to have driven all three types, what are the pluses, minuses or quirks of these transmissions when applied to driving on Singapore roads and conditions. For noob like me who only has driven AT only, it would really give a good insight. (ok...I know I can google the different types but I just like to hear opinions those who really use them on our roads) Thanks for input.
  12. Cyee_29

    Toyota camry tyre choice

    hi bro and sis my camry due to tyre changes. first time change, no idea which tyre brand better for camry. can to give some suggestions ? also heard from fren that michelin not bad, dun know true or not haha currently using yokohama 215/60 R16 95H ... great if can recommend good shop to change near west area, and also indicative prices ... thanks
  13. Ok, thats it. I have seen just too many such Audi drivers, not to make this statement. Today just 20mins of driving, have met 3 reckless Audi drivers spoiling for a race which i will not bite. S5, A5 and A4. Seems like it is the current ah beng reckless drivers' top choice becos of the following reasons 1. Cheaper more affordable hp for hp compared to BMW, Mercy yet somewhat in the same prestige segment 2. Higher prestige than VW, VolVo and Saab 3. Turbo charged engines for many models makes for easy upgrades and mods Driver is usually a fairly new entrant to the Conti scene (less than 5 yrs) Driver always trying to prove a point, iwonder why? Inferiority complex? I dont get that from BMW drivers generally. Never from Bentleys. Occasionally from some C Class drivers which i write off most of the time anyway. Hardly from GTRs, once from a Maser. So can someone second my observations? Maybe Audis have just gotten too common in the last few years? Can these idiots just leave me alone to enjoy my Family car? Pwui!
  14. Hiphiphoray

    Car Choice

    Given the following 4 cars, which will you choose and why ? MCF Bros pls input your views. 1) Lexus ES Hybrid - pricetag - 257K - FC - 18.2km/l - Power: 205 Bhp / 213 Nm - Engine cap: 2494cc - 0 to 100 in 8.5s - Transmission : E-CVT (hrrrr......wth is that ???) 2) Volvo S80 T5 - pricetag - 255K - FC - 13.3km/l - Power: 180 Bhp / 240 Nm - Engine cap: 1999cc - 0 to 100 in 7.7s - Transmission : 6-speed powershift 3) Audi A4 2.0 Quattro - pricetag - 257K - FC - 13.5km/l - Power: 211 Bhp / 350 Nm - Engine cap: 1984cc - 0 to 100 in 6.5s - Transmission : 7-speed S-tronic 4) BMW 328i Gran Turismo - pricetag - 249K - FC - 15.4km/l - Power: 245 Bhp / 350 Nm - Engine cap: 1997cc - 0 to 100 in 6.1s - Transmission : 8-speed (A)
  15. StefanK

    Free Choice for NS Vocation?

    http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/nsmen-may-get-to-choose/857398.html By the way, Switzerland citizens who have served in the army get to keep their rifles. Singaporean NSmen also can? I think got a lot of people going to chiong for Storemen liao!
  16. Despite the Government's push to get more motorists to switch to public transport, the car is still their preferred choice, a new study has found. Even if a commuter lives within a 10-minute walk of a train station, his average train usage drops by 15 per cent when he has access to a car, researchers found. Younger respondents also said they preferred driving, even during peak hours. Some 37 per cent of 16- to 24-year-olds indicated they prefer cars, compared to 26 per cent of commuters aged 35 to 54 and 18 per cent of those aged 55 and above. During off-peak travel, the figures were higher - to 43 per cent, 32 per cent and 21 per cent respectively. Even though most respondents recognised that cars are the main culprits of congestion, they would not be willing to ditch their vehicles. These were among key findings of a study of 1,500 people carried out between July 2012 and last month by Dr Pallab Saha of the National University of Singapore in collaboration with the Land Transport Authority. The findings were shared with delegates at the inaugural Singapore International Transport Congress and Exhibition yesterday. Dr Saha said people here are still too reliant on cars, despite the Government's efforts to beef up the public transport network and tighten vehicle ownership. Almost one in two Singapore households owns a car. "The car becomes aspirational because you've to pay (in excess of) tens of thousands of dollars for a car and the COE," said Dr Saha. "It is something that one can use to project social success." However the study also found that nearly two-thirds of motorists would take public transport if it becomes more costly to buy and use a car, and if there are fewer parking spaces. Eight in 10 said they are likely to make the switch if they are given accurate information of arrival and departure times at bus stops, more areas are accessible by bus and train routes, and public transport capacity is increased. Dr Saha said there is a need to change motorists' mindsets to wean them off their vehicles - like creating awareness of projects such as car-sharing schemes. He said these are "more about getting access to a car, not so much owning one". Source: http://www.straitstimes.com/breaking-news/singapore/story/car-still-preferred-choice-new-study-finds-20131008
  17. Personally I think this writer is a bit daft. Maybe he is very rich or still studying
  18. If yes, how and why? For me, I think it's important for young ones to be in the right company of friends.
  19. Paikia_rav

    E36 316I - Good choice?

    I'm toying with the idea of getting my all time favourite beemer model E36 since i sold my RAV4. Anyone had any knowledge on this car? I saw a '93 model 316i manual, and 2 newly renewed COE '96 316iA (manual and auto) Is this a good investment or am I heading for more trouble? Else, I might just settle for a AE101. Trustworthy engine, comfy ride, and plenty of spare parts. _________________
  20. Okay supposing your regime is to change oil at 5k and have to choose between - Mobil 1 0W40 (gold bottle) fully syn at about $90 for 4 L - c-----e's 0W30 fully syn at about $35 for 5L with a can of free oil addictive, which would you choose ? What if OCI set at 10K ? Also, how would Prestone 5W40 fully syn compared to the above (price and quality) ? Driving is 60/40 (60% city), short to mid distances (5 to 20km)
  21. Driving schools use certain models in their fleets. Does it mean that these are modes suitable as value-for-money, no-frills, tough-as-rock choice for buyers who want to buy a new/used reliable and low maintenance car? There must be some reasons similar to above why they are chosen by driving schools.
  22. Just curious...with the recent launch of the Honda Accord...which is your choice?still the bulky camry or the high tech accord?
  23. Hi all, mind to share somw of your advice on BS GR90 vs RE001? I am looking for next round of tyres changing for 225/50/17R. Q1. For wet gripping, which one staand better? Q2. Wear rate? Q3. Pricing how diff? Thx for sharing.
  24. Here in SGP? In a more 'realistic' way, would you encourage / prevent your next generation staying/migrating if they are given the choice?
  25. Which would you prefer to be? PR or citizen? Is there any advantage in being Singapore citizen over PR and FT? I am SG citizen btw, have done NS.
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