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DMF Stress Test tips from ZF Aftermarket

In spite of ever greater horsepower and higher torques, today’s vehicles actually run very smoothly. The dual-mass flywheel (DMF) plays a crucial role in this by absorbing and almost completely eliminating torsional vibrations with its integrated spring and damping system. If a mechanic does hear unusual noises, the DMF is usually the first port of call even though in many cases it isn’t the source of the problem. Here, ZF Aftermarket experts explain how to identify the possible cause of an unusual noise; before leaping to the wrong conclusion and exchanging the component unnecessarily. (more…)
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Debunking common HID myths

A new site providing information on Xenon HID bulbs, including debunking common HID myths has been launched. www.ringautomotive.com/en/refit-hids has been launched by vehicle lighting specialists Ring to give technicians and HID stockists all the resources and information they need about replacing xenon HIDs. Xenon HIDs are fitted on around ten per cent of the UK car parc, yet there remains myths and concerns around them in the aftermarket. With the new site, Ring says it wants to provide the facts around how HID headlight systems work, how often HID bulbs should be replaced, how to identify a quality bulb and...
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Meyle’s five steps for a clean cooling system

Thorough and regular flushing is one of the decisive steps in the maintenance of cooling systems. Contamination, e. g. due to the incorrect use of sealing compound in the cooling system, reduces the cooling capacity in the long run and can lead to premature failure of the water pump mechanical seal. (more…)
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HGV clutch and flywheel fitment and removal made easy by Laser Tools

New to the Laser Tools’ HGV range is this clutch & flywheel jack (part number 7249), designed to remove, install and transport (in the lowered position) 14 inch and 15½ inch double-disc clutches and/or flywheel assemblies as fitted to HGV vehicles. (more…)
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New Motorservice packaging defeats counterfeiters

The Motorservice Group is the sales organization of Rheinmetall Automotive’s global aftermarket activities. It is a leading supplier of engine components for the spare parts market, encompassing the Kolbenschmidt, Pierburg, BF and TRW Engine Components brands. (more…)
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Wheel End Bearings with ABS functionality

Wheel End Bearings often have impulse wheels which allow sensors to send a signal to the car’s ECU (Electronic Control Unit). The ECU calculates the wheel rotational speed based on this signal.

December
17
2018

How Damper Types Work

How do damper types work.

December
11
2018

Glow Plug Testing

This video explains an easy, fast glow plug function check.

December
7
2018

SACHS recommendation: Replacing defective suspension springs

Chassis springs – together with shock absorbers and spring strut support bearings – fulfill decisive safety and comfort functions. We therefore recommend regularly checking the component and, in the event of corrosion, cracks or breaks, replacing it. Defective springs negatively affect the vehicle handling and road safety: They extend the braking distance because they can …

December
4
2018

Testing keyless entry sensors

Pico’s Ben Martins walks you through the test for the Keyless entry sensor: how to connect, how to use the sensor detector tool and how to analyse the waveform.

November
30
2018

How to change a turbocharger

In our video a step by step guide shows the whole process of how to change a turbocharger.

November
27
2018

How to change your Champion oil filter on your motorcycle

Learn how to change the oil filter of your motocycle

November
23
2018

Installation notes for brake repairs

Our brake repair notes and tips are drawn straight from practical experience. Compiled for you as a technical support, their illustrated step-by-step procedures make them a quick and useful “brake aid”.

November
23
2018

Five Surefire Steps to Power Down a Hybrid

When a customer comes into your shop with a hybrid electric vehicle (HEV), be sure to stay safe. ASE certified master technician, Dave Hobbs, breaks down the five key steps to powering down a hybrid.

November
20
2018

Service Info: Visual differences in finger follower 422 0236 10

Two different types of finger follower.

November
16
2018