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Jaguar Land Rover announces 150 Irish R&D jobs

Jaguar Land Rover has confirmed plans to open a software engineering centre and create 150 jobs in Shannon, Republic of Ireland, in 2018. Working alongside Jaguar Land Rover’s engineering team in the UK, the Shannon facility has an important role to play in realising the company’s vision for electric and automated driving vehicles. It will develop new technologies to support electrification and self-driving features on future Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles. Jaguar Land Rover has selected Shannon as it is globally recognised as a centre of excellence for current and future software engineering talent. Jaguar Land Rover Software Engineering Centre...
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Technicians now able to sign-up for training courses on REPXPERT

REPXPERT members are now able to sign-up online to attend live hands-on training events which will be held regularly at the REPXPERT Academy in Hereford. This means that over 10,500 active REPXPERT users in the UK can register for these sessions on the free garage portal, which also features comprehensive technical information and training videos on its LuK, FAG, INA and Ruville brands. The first session takes place on January 30th, when the well-known REPXPERT, Alistair Mason, will be delivering a course entitled ‘LuK Clutch Basics’. This anything but basic course, though, will contain an introduction to Schaeffler before delving...
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IAAF and FIGIEFA delighted with provisional Type-Approval legislation

The IAAF and FIGIEFA have welcomed the news that crucial provisions on the OBD connector and access to RMI have been included in the proposed EU legislation on Vehicle Type-Approval Regulation, signifying a huge step forward for the aftermarket regarding access to in-vehicle data. The EU Council's main preparatory body, COREPER, recognised the need for the independent automotive aftermarket to maintain access to diagnostic and RMI-related data. It also clarified that access will be granted whilst the vehicle is in motion. This is essential to perform diagnostic, repair and maintenance services, at least until a solution is found for telematics...
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2017 sees Record Low of Road Fatalities

Provisional road collision statistics for 2017, published by the Road Safety Authority (RSA) following an analysis of fatal collision reports supplied by An Garda Síochána, show that there has been a 15 per cent drop in road deaths in 2017 compared to 2016. Up to the 31 December 2017 a total of 158 people lost their lives on Ireland’s roads as a result of 143 fatal crashes, compared to 186 lives lost in 174 fatal crashes in 2016. This represents 28 fewer fatalities or a 15 per cent drop in deaths and 31 fewer fatal crashes or an 18 per...
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FER AGM fuelled by diesel ban talk

The Federation of Engine Remanufacturers (FER) held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Saturday 7th October at IAAF offices in Birmingham, with the proposed petrol and diesel ban firmly placed at the top of the agenda. The Federation, which celebrates its 80th anniversary in 2017, has grown this year with the addition of further members and held regional meetings that have proved to be very successful, giving members an insight into FER activity and discussing key policy. With technology continuing to evolve, FER is widening its remit having attracted attention from companies involved in wider remanufacturing such as remanufacturing turbos...
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Fitting tip for the front axle stabilizer link bar for the popular Toyota Yaris

MOOG part number TO-LS-4733 is supplied with the rubber bushes and washers which are assembled in a specific sequence for correct fitment.

January
16
2018

Light source replacement does not have to be difficult – Part 1

This handbook includes vehicles where light source replacement requires more than a little work. Thanks to comprehensive explanations and detailed photos, this handbook helps make light source replacement simpler and more efficient.

January
15
2018

Connecting the Float Arm to the Fuel Pump

The float arm may come packaged separately from your new Delphi fuel pump. Here’s our quick and easy float arm installation process.

January
12
2018

Service Info – Timing chain KIT 559 0024 30

The sprockets mounted to the camshafts of the engines listed can be made of sintered metal or pressed steel.

January
11
2018

Replacement of rubber to metal components made easy

Replacing the rubber-to-metal components on a vehicle’s axle can be a challenging and time consuming exercise. Not every workshop has a hydraulic press to hand to enable an ef cient and swift job.

January
10
2018

Why are there different heat ranges?

One of the functions of a spark plug is to channel heat away from the tip of the spark plug. Learn about the various heat ranges and why knowing about them is important.

January
8
2018

Modi ed wheel bearing flange

In the vehicles listed above, the 3rd generation wheel bearings installed on the front axle are mounted with four screws on the steering knuckle.

January
4
2018

How do I choose the right spark plug?

Here is some basic information on choosing the right spark plug for your engine.

January
3
2018

Diagnosis of worn wheel end bearings

Wheel end bearings are vital components of a car. They are crucial for safe, quit operation, minimising rolling resistance and assuring proper ABS function. On average the replacement cycle is around 150.000 Km. This is only a rule of thumb, the lifetime of wheel end bearings is negatively impacted by:

January
2
2018

VAG Wheel bearing removal

On the above vehicles the wheel bearing assembly can become seized within the aluminium suspension unit. This is due to a difference in composition between the arm and carrier, also known as galvanic corrosion

December
22
2017