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Our Editor and News Editor will be away on holidays until the 18th of July. Our office will remain open for all other business.
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How to Install a Harmonic Balancer

10 easy steps to balancer removal and replacement Harmonic balancers are used to help lessen the vibration of the engine. Maintenance and replacement are important. Below are the key steps necessary for proper removal and installation. Step 1 – Remove the belt or belts from the front of the engine. Step 2 – If your vehicle requires it, drain and remove the radiator to gain access to the balancer. Step 3 – Remove any pulleys bolted to the balancer. Step 4 – Use an impact wrench to remove the large bolt in the center of the balancer. Step 5 –...
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Brake Warning System In Detail

A. Brake warning system In general, the dashboard light that indicates a problem with the brake system has an alarming red colour (depending on the vehicle model) to indicate that there is an immediate risk, potentially compromising the general safety of the vehicle. It should never be ignored. There are several reasons why the brake system warning light may light up. The problem is that according to the survey mentioned below, almost half of the people on the road don’t recognise the risk and consequently don’t react accordingly. Many drivers can’t identify mission-critical dash lights According to a recent survey...
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Changes on the horizon for air con servicing, Waeco warns

Back in March, the Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association (OESAA) welcomed air conditioning (AC) specialist Waeco to the organisation. Its territory sales manager for workshop equipment, Andrew Bastable, has called the group’s determination to prioritise education in the automotive aftermarket “refreshing”. Waeco’s desire to align itself with the membership, so workshops can be prepared for a mixture of internal combustion engines (ICEs) and electric vehicles (EVs) coming through their doors, is evident. Waeco boasts more than four decades of AC engineering and manufacturing prowess, delivering systems and consumables suitable for passenger, truck, bus, agricultural and construction vehicle markets. Bastable said...
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Cabin Air Filter Failure and Diagnosis

We rely on our cars more today than we ever have done; they are used for minor tasks and for the big moments in life. We all tend to look after our cars keeping them clean and tidy, getting them serviced yearly, but some parts are prioritised more than others. If the Cabin Air Filter is not replaced this can lead to an inefficient clean air flow and protection of the driver and passengers from a build-up of outside contaminants, eventually completely blocking the filtration process as the debris continue to build up, to avoid this there should be regular...
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Protect your MAF sensor

Remember to protect your MAF sensor with a clean air filter!

June
30
2022

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Cabin Air Filter Failure and Diagnosis

We rely on our cars more today than we ever have done; they are used for minor tasks and for the big moments in life. We all tend to look after our cars keeping them clean and tidy, getting them serviced yearly, but some parts are prioritised more than others. If the Cabin Air Filter …

June
28
2022

How to install TRICO Flex wiper blades on your vehicle

TRICO Flex Watch & learn how to efficiently remove windshield wiper blades with our step-by-step instructional videos. View our videos now! TRICO Flex Blade Pinch Tab Button Arm

June
27
2022

Mounting Instruction – GM engines

Mounting Instruction – GM engines

June
24
2022

Audi A3 Front wheel bearing inspection and replacement

In this video we look at a front wheel bearing failure and replacement on a Audi A3 which has a droning noise whilst driving, which increases under load during cornering. The replacement bearing used is SWAG kit 30 92 7317, which comes with all the necessary parts for the repair.

June
20
2022

Camshaft is not equal to camshaft

Camshafts are manufactured in three different procedures. The design used most frequently is a camshaft manufactured from cast iron. The steel camshaft is another popular design. It is used when specific material is required. Here the camshaft is milled from a steel billet and then honed. The third design is known as the assembled camshaft. …

June
17
2022

Key Considerations When Choosing a Hydraulic Oil

Hydraulic Oil: A different type of lubricant One of the most well-known and important lubricants you can buy is hydraulic oil. Found in industrial machinery, construction vehicles, tractors and many other types of machinery, it plays an integral role in their performance capabilities. Hydraulic oil is very different from other lubricants. Like engine oil, hydraulic oil …

June
13
2022

Replacing the charge air cooler after damage to the turbocharger

Following turbocharger damage, the charge air cooler must always be checked and, depending on the extent of the damage, replaced if necessary

June
10
2022

Dayco – Timing Belt Installation and Repair Tools

Timing Belt Installation and Repair Tools

June
7
2022

A/C CLUTCH INOPERATIVE AND A/C LIGHT FLASHING

CONDITION: The vehicle A/C is inoperative, compressor clutch will not engage and A/C light is flashing. CAUSE: The magnetic clutch relay is disengaging, causing the clutch to disengage and the A/C light to flash. CORRECTION: Toyota has developed a new magnetic clutch relay for this application*. Original RelayRevised Relay  Toyota P/N = 90987-02022Toyota P/N = …

June
3
2022