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Lifestyle 06 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

A bright spark

Spark plugs are probably the most inconspicuous of the major engine components, writes DADDY FIXIT.

Lifestyle 30 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Gypsy way of life

Compelled by her family to wed at 15, a Gypsy bride buries dreams of studying medicine, writes GEORGE JAHN.

Lifestyle 29 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Share some diesel know-how

I>DADDY FIXIT/Ihas the answer to your car problems.

Lifestyle 29 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

The ultimate field research vehicle

Brian Ferren, who once headed Disney#8217;s famed team of Imagineering researchers, is happy because he has just climbed into an amazing vehicle, one that took him five years and millions of his own dollars to create.

Lifestyle 29 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Dressing up the Ranger

In this final part of his report on the Ford Ranger he has owned for several years, PAUL SI explains the modifications he's made to Old Faithful as well as what to expect in terms of maintenance requirements.

Business 28 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Fuel firm, directors fined A$53m for tax evasion

An Australian fuel company and its directors were hit with A$53mil in fines for tax evasion, the biggest such penalty in the country's corporate history.

Business 24 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Japanese truck makers up exports to SE Asia

Japanese truck makers, such as Isuzu Motors Ltd and Hino Motors Ltd, are expanding exports to South-East Asia and China in a bid to meet rising demand in these potentially large markets, the I>Nihon Keizai Shimbun/Ireported.

Lifestyle 22 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Rewarding Ranger

How does a car behave over years of ownership? Instead of reviewing a vehicle after the usual short test-drive, PAUL SI takes a long, intimate look in a two-part article at the Ford Ranger that he has owned for several years.

Lifestyle 22 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Addressing additive confusion

THE latest miracle #8220;snake oil#8221; that claims to be able to topple PTFE (Teflon-based additives) off the additives throne are the zinc dialkyldithiophosphate based additives, commonly referred to as #8220;zinc#8221; or ZDP. Obviously, manufacturers of ZDP based products claim superiority over the PTFE ones, and vice versa. But are additives really a negative?

Education 22 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

USM gold haul at inventors’ expo

UNIVERSITI Sains Malaysia (USM) emerged the big winner at the recent 14th International Invention, Innovation, Industrial Design and Technology Exhibition (Itex 2003) with seven gold medals.