Monday, 14 March 2011

PD Engine Oil details, and a funny EuroCarParts site error...

It's that time of year again, where I have to get the service parts in – usually from EuroCarParts, and Ebay.


To my surprise, when I was looking for some PD (Pumpe-Düse) engine oil, EuroCarParts had a site error (well, that's what I hope it is...)


Yep – that's right, £1,993.48.


Cheap as Chips.


Anyway – onto something more relevant.

The specification of oil needed for various PD engines, has been politely referred to in a forum thread on the ever helpful

The link to the thread is here.


However – to summaries:

TD / SDI / TDI diesel

505 00 / 505 01 / 506 01/ 507 00


505 01 / 506 01 / 507 00

TDI-PD (1.9l BPX and BUK) diesel

506 01 / 507 00

TDI with particle filter

507 00


My particular car – as the ASZ engine code, and should run fine with 505.01 specification or higher.

My huge Bejeweled score

My Fai Ho Fu - and his massive jewels.
My biggest ever score on Facebook's Bejeweled - of 533,700
Bejeweled Score

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Saturday, 12 March 2011

ITIL Foundation Level Certificate – I’ve PASSED !!!! (82%)

After a manic three day training for the ITIL Foundation Level course, I've passed with 82% pass mark, and here's my certificate !



Friday, 11 March 2011

Energy Map of the Earthquake / Tsunami off the East Coast of Japan

From : BBC News Feed of the Earthquake

1949: An "energy map" provided by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) shows the intensity of the tsunami caused by the earthquake which struck Japan.

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

TopCashBack - basically free money, or a nice way to earn a discount

If you need to shop online, why not get some discount to help towards to cost of your purchases.

Register, and use TopCashBack when purchasing your goods, and you'll soon be saving a tidy amount.

To start earning CashBack, you'll need to follow these very simple steps:
  1. Register an account with TopCashBack.
  2. Search TopCashBack for the website that has the goods that you want to buy.
  3. Click on the link in the results of your search on TopCashBack, which should land you on the "shopping" site.

    Depending on the relationship between TopCashBack and the shopping site, you will earn CashBack by completing a transaction, or just for the visit to the shopping site, or for performing a search on the shopping site. There's a few different ways that results in a valid CashBack generating transaction.
Using TopCashBack doesn't cost you any money, and once set-up, you'll start to earn CashBack in no time !

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Applying for a Vehicle Tax Disc

To check and purchase your vehicle tax disc online, visit the following link:

You'll need either

  1. The reference number shown on the TAX DISC reminder document that's sent in the post


  1. The registration number of the vehicle
  2. And the V5C document reference number shown on the logbook

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