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SIMI says thousands of motor industry jobs under threat

The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) has today issued their Quarterly Motor Industry Review Q2 of 2019 composed by Economist Jim Power. It makes for stark reading, despite the economy performing strongly, the environment for new car sales continues to remain very challenging. (more…)
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New Goetze and AE catalogues launched

Tenneco and Federal-Mogul Motorparts have launched two new catalogues from its Engine Expertise brands, Goetze and AE.  Coverage has been significantly expanded by both brands, each aiming to provide vehicles across Europe with OE-quality engine components. The catalogues feature intuitive catalogue formatting and incorporate additional material and information on installation, troubleshooting and technical details. “The new Goetze and AE catalogues not only bring a host of new part references, but the design has been improved to be more useful and instinctive to navigate,” explains Massi Milani, executive director, marketing, EMEA aftermarket, Tenneco/Federal-Mogul Motorparts EMEA. “We have successfully increased coverage across...
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TPMS simplified

TPMS Sensors can become confusing with all the various models and types on the market and all the different procedures for programming / learning the sensors. Here Ryan's Automotive  explains  some of the differences. Sensor Types OE Direct Fit The application list for OE Direct Fit sensors has many different part numbers specific to certain vehicles. Whether purchased from the vehicle manufacturer or from aftermarket OE suppliers like HUF Intellisens, these sensors come with the specific protocol and the ID Code for that vehicle already programmed into the sensor. The ID code then needs to be learned to the car...
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The ABC’s of ACEA specifications with Finol Oils

Understanding engine oil can be complicated and making the right choice for your vehicle can be time-consuming. In fact, many of us will pick up the first bottle we see without understanding what we are putting into our vehicles. As difficult as it may be, it is incredibly important to choose the right oil as it can have various effects on the running ability and longevity of your engine. Choosing the right type of engine oil not only increases the life of your engine, but it can also allow your engine to run much more efficiently. This can increase your...
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Carbon clumps and timing chain fragments removed during engine clean

Pictures of a broken timing chain tensioner, extracted during an EDT Automotive engine clean, reveal the hidden contaminants lurking in our engines. The fragments were caught in the EDT engine cleaning machine’s filter, which is renowned for collecting up to half a litre of black sludge containing carbon, metallic particles and other contaminants.   David Holmes, Managing Director at EDT Automotive said: “It’s not unusual for our partner garages to find metallic fragments following an EDT machine service – we’ve even seen broken dipsticks before now. “It just goes to show what would have otherwise been left inside the engine...
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Timing kit installation Volvo XC70 2.4 Diesel – Engine: D5244T4

Timing kit installation. Timing belt and water pump replacement. Vehicle used as example for the KTBWP5920 kit assembly: Volvo XC70 2.4 Diesel.

August
16
2019

Basics of diesel intake, compression, power and exhaust

Our Diesel 101 training video teaches helps you get down to the basics for diesel intake, diesel compression, diesel power, and diesel exhaust. Watch the video to find out what our Delphi Senior Trainer Dave Hobbs has to say.

August
14
2019

Flexible Coupling Testing at European Exhaust & Catalyst

Flexible Coupling Testing at European Exhaust & Catalyst

August
12
2019

The Roadmap to Great Stopping. Friction Intelligence: “Reading” your Core Bank

You can increase the bottom-line value of your friction investment by isolating and eliminating the most common causes of premature lining wear. All the answers you’re looking for can be found right here at the maintenance shop in your core bank. In this video, learn what the common friction issues are.

August
10
2019

Preventing NVH in vehicle braking systems

When deciding what car to buy, one of the highest priorities for potential customers is the cabin experience. Layout, comfort, technology and audio are all major influencers of customer perception, and are areas where automotive manufacturers can significantly differentiate their vehicles.

August
9
2019

Spark Plug Replacement-NGK Spark Plugs-Tech Video

This video describes the proper steps to take when considering changing out your NGK spark plugs in an automotive application.

August
8
2019

Changing a Broken Stabiliser Link

The function of stabiliser links, also known as connecting rods They transmit torsional forces occurring between the body and the chassis to the stabiliser of the particular axle. Depending on the design of the front or rear axle, they form the necessary connection for optimal interplay between wheel guidance and stabiliser. The body roll of …

August
4
2019

PicoScope Battery Test

In this video Eric O. shows how to use the PicoScope to perform a battery test to determine the quality of an automotive battery before replacing it.

August
2
2019

Is Double Wishbone Suspension Best For Your Car?

Do you want the short answer or the long one? The short answer is some cars have a smoother ride with double wishbone suspension, but that’s not true for all cars. It depends on your make and model. The long answer explains the reasons why the answer isn’t a clear yes or no. Want to …

July
31
2019

Directional Pads – observations for fitting

With constant demand for improvement in all aspects of performance, vehicle manufacturers have designed brake pads for numerous applications that must be mounted directionally.

July
30
2019