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All about oil filters

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    Funny things, oil filters. Without them, your car wouldn’t work, planes wouldn’t fly, and industry would grind to a halt.. and I bet the majority of people have never given them a second thought!

    Oil filters are designed to remove contaminants from oil – engine oil, transmission oil, lubricating oil, or hydraulic oil – and are used within many types of hydraulic machinery, naval vessels, internal combustion engines, and aircraft.

    Early internal combustion engines didn’t use oil filters which, coupled with the low quality of the oil, meant that many oil changes were required. These days, however, better quality oils combined with widespread oil filter usage means that oil changes can be kept to a minimum.

    Many different types of oil filter exist such as, mechanical – where the oil passes through a material such as cotton or pleated filter paper which traps the contaminants within the oil, cartridge oil filters – where a permanent housing with a replacable element is mounted directly on the engine, magnetic filters – use magnets or electromagnets to capture magnetic particls within the oil, sedimentary – which uses gravity to separate the contaminents from the oil, centrifugal – uses a rotary sedimentation device rather than gravity to separate the contaminents form the oil, or High Efficiency that use a kind of osmosis to clean the oil.

    An example of an oil filter used within industry is the 3nine Blue Line oil mist separators designed to be mounted directly on enclosed machine tools (http://www.3nine.com/products/blue-line/lina-500/). Using a centrifugal approach to separating oil from contaminants (in this instance; air), this oil filter claims greater efficiency than other technologies such as cyclone, rotary, filtered units, or electrostatic filtration.

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      Written by Chris

      January 18th, 2014 at 5:46 pm

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      How to restore your HTC One S to factory settings (format HTC One)

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        Instructions to do an HTC One factory reset

        Instructions to do an HTC One factory reset

        How to restore your HTC One S to factory settings (format HTC One)

        The following steps show you how to format, hard reset or factory reset your HTC One back to it’s original state – this will delete all files and settings except those installed by the company supplying the phone.

        It’s actually pretty quick and easy to factory reset your HTC mobile, however, please remember that this action is irreversible and will wipe the contents of the phone so make sure that you have everything important backed up first


        1. Turn off your HTC phone.
        2. When the phone is off, press and hold the VOLUME DOWN button, and then press the POWER button.
        3. Hold the VOLUME DOWN button until you see the ‘three Android robots’ image.
        4. Now follow the on-screen instructions to reset the HTC phone i.e. Press VOLUME DOWN to select CLEAR STORAGE, and then press the POWER button. Finally, press VOLUME UP to begin the factory reset.


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          Written by Chris

          January 17th, 2014 at 11:07 am

          How to install Dropbox on Kindle Fire HD

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            It’s actually not that difficult to install Dropbox on your Kindle Fire HD – here’s how we do it:

            1. First of all, to install Dropbox on your Kindle Fire HD, you need to Make sure that you allow the installation of apps from ‘unknown sources.’ What this actually means is do you want to install apps on your Kindle that are not downloaded from the Amazon Appstore.

              Pull the menu down from the top, select 'more', select 'device', then turn on the 'allow installation of applications from unknown sources' option.

              Pull the menu down from the top, select ‘more’, select ‘device’, then turn on the ‘allow installation of applications from unknown sources’ option.

            2. Next you need to get a copy of the Dropbox installer onto your Kindle Fire HD. Either do a Google search for ‘Dropbox Android’ or go to ‘https://www.dropbox.com/android’ and click the download link.
            3. Once Dropbox has finished downloading onto your Kindle Fire HD, open your downloads folder. To do this, open the Kindle web browser and select the Silk settings by clicking the little ‘three horizontal lines’ icon to the left of the internet tabs at the top.

              Open the Kindle web browser and select the Silk settings by clicking the little 'three horizontal lines' icon to the left of the internet tabs at the top.

              Open the Kindle web browser and select the Silk settings by clicking the little ‘three horizontal lines’ icon to the left of the internet tabs at the top.

            4. Now you should be able to see the Dropbox ‘.apk’ file within your Kindle Fire HD downloads folder. Click on the file and install it. Dropbox will now be available as a native app on your Kindle.

              Now you should be able to see the Dropbox '.apk' file within your Kindle Fire HD downloads folder. Click on the file and install it. Dropbox will now be available as a native app on your Kindle.

              Now you should be able to see the Dropbox ‘.apk’ file within your Kindle Fire HD downloads folder. Click on the file and install it. Dropbox will now be available as a native app on your Kindle.

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              Written by Chris

              January 17th, 2014 at 10:19 am