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▴ The new 508-page au­tumn/win­ter cat­a­logue from Ma­chine Mart is packed with more than 450 great new prod­ucts and mas­sive price cuts across a range of tools and ma­chin­ery, in­clud­ing jump starts, bat­tery starter/ charg­ers, air com­pres­sors, welders, jacks, tool chests and much more. Pick up a copy at your near­est Ma­chine Mart su­per­store.

▶ Shaun Miller has been crowned win­ner of the After­mar­ket’s Top

Tech­ni­cian com­pe­ti­tion for 2018. Shaun works at Millers Garage in New­bury, which has been a Bosch Car Ser­vice garage since 2011, and won the com­pe­ti­tion by show­ing his top di­ag­nos­tic skills in a range of tough fault-find­ing tasks. He was run­ner-up in the 2017 com­pe­ti­tion.

▶ VLS, the Ver­i­fi­ca­tion of Lu­bri­cant Spec­i­fi­ca­tions, has an­nounced the out­come of a com­plaint about fully-syn­thetic 5W30 Hy­palube Evo, man­u­fac­tured by Granville Oil & Chem­i­cals. It had been al­leged that the prod­uct did not meet its stated NOACK volatil­ity mea­sure and that its claims for OEM spec­i­fi­ca­tions per­tain­ing to VW 504.00/507.00, PSA B71 2290 and GM LL– A/B–025 were un­fea­si­ble as no ad­di­tive pack­age was cur­rently avail­able to meet those re­quire­ments. VLS tested the prod­uct and found that it did fail to meet its claims. Granville Oil & Chem­i­cals co­op­er­ated fully with the in­ves­ti­ga­tion and has dis­con­tin­ued the prod­uct. For more, visit

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