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Power steering woes
Most of the cars since the mid eighties have been coming with power steering. In our country it is a feature we cannot avoid, especially since we are a lazy bunch of people. Recently a friend with an '89 Toyota Corolla has been to the shops because the car would moan, groan, whine and cry every time the steering wheel was turned. The steering pump needed replacement at about tk2000.
Pumps eventually fail, but with proper care these last a long time. Basically you need to service the power steering fluid. Servicing involves draining or flushing out your car's old power-steering fluid and then adding fresh fluid. The fluid is the cheapest component of the power-steering system and changing it can help to prolong the life of other more expensive parts. If you continue to let it go, then your steering rack (a slotted device that turns the wheels) can wear out. That can cost you anywhere from tk4000 to tk15000 even with the help of our infamous Dholaikhaal. A failed steering can result in a pedestrian meeting the underside of your car. It is all about a stitch in time.
should you change the fluid?
If you occasionally hear a squealing sound like that of a dog stepped on its tail then it could be a slipping belt. What happens is that as belts get old, they become glazed and slippery.
to avoid ruining your steering system?
By Ehsanur Raza Ronny
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Siemens M65 hits the market
There is good news for those who are looking for a brand new cell phone. Siemens Bangladesh Ltd has recently launched a new mobile phone. The Siemens M65 is a striking outdoor Triband GSM handset, packed with multimedia features.
The Siemens M65 offers an integrated VGA video and photo camera, a 2.1 inch diagonal 132 x 176 pixel high resolution 65K TFT colour display as well as full MMS functionality with improved resistance to water splashes, shock and dust.
The metal protected frame and rubber bumper absorbs shocks whether on bumpy crossroads or rocky mountains helping you fight the elements and protecting the display from scratches and breaking.
The handset is available at Siemens House and all major mobile phone markets.
Sebec Electric Oven
anyone can make pizza, bread, patties and many other fast food at home
with the Sebec Electric Ovens. Sebec Electric Ovens of 28L and 18L capacity
are now available in Bangladesh. These ovens are very attractive to
look at for its stainless steel body, black control panel and design.
Each Sebec oven is fitted with timer, temperature controller and grill
selector for multipurpose use. For grilling a whole chicken Sebec ovens
have a unique rotisserie grill function. These ovens are available at
a very reasonable price of Tk 3,850.00 for Model SEO 28R (28L Capacity)
and Tk 2,600.00 for SEO 18R (18LCapacity).
Autumn Collection now at Kay Kraft in Rifles Square
Kay Kraft has opened its new branch at Rifles Square and it features their new autumn collection. Kay Kraft has introduced its new line using their own designs, thoughts and presentation, and it has already been a favourite amongst customers. Besides their usual men's line and women's collection this store will also feature household accessories and gift items.
The Banglar Mela fourth branch now at Bashundhara City
The Banglar Mela
has completed its third year. Boasting three showrooms over three years
in Banani, Mirpur and Dhanmondi, Banglar Mela has always given special
emphasis on its 'Taat' and handloom fabrics collection. Now, with its
fourth branch at Basundhara City our deshi fabrics is bound to find
yet another new dimension. The store's fourth branch at Bashundhara
City will be open for public on 7th October.
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