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Pandemic restrictions lead to reduced greenhouse gas emissions from Transport in 2020

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has today published its provisional greenhouse gas emissions for Ireland for 2020. (more…)
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Quality ATF extends the life of automatic transmission

The importance of ATF quality The quality of the Automatic transmission fluid (ATF) used is key to extending the life of the automatic gearbox, and therefore that of the vehicle. (more…)
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Experts recommend workshops brake check while tyre changing

The brake professionals from Otto Zimmermann GmbH in Germany want to increase the safety of drivers. They say this can easily be ensured by a brake check when changing tyres. (more…)
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Continental delivers full EV training

Continental Automotive is an approved IMI (Institute of Motor Industry) Centre and delivers a full electric and hybrid electric vehicle training programme from its Birmingham headquarters. Stuart West, tachograph product manager and training centre co-ordinator at Continental Automotive said that these EV training courses are "crucial" given the direction of the automotive industry towards electrification. “There is currently a serious deficit in the number of automotive technicians trained to work on electric and hybrid vehicles – latest data suggests just over five per cent are currently qualified," said West. "We have, therefore, invested in enhancing our training to bring these...
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Banner’s six top tips for long battery life

For drivers of all ages, whether experienced or inexperienced, probably the most frustrating thing to encounter is a car that simply won’t start! However, as one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of batteries and battery accessories, Banner, is quick to point out its six top tips, which when adopted prevent possible starting problems, whilst also ensuring full power, increased performance and a long service life are achieved in the process. 1. Stay active and mobile A battery that remains inactive for a longer period will discharge, as lead sulphate that gathers on the lead plates begins to hinder current flow. This...
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Alternator and Starter in Hybrid Vehicles

Alternator and Starter in Hybrid Vehicles

October
4
2021

Yuasa: Battery Operating States, Lifespan & Replacement Conditions

State of Charge (SOC) The State of Charge of an automotive battery is expressed as a Voltage (OCV) and is the force used to push the starting current known as Cold Cranking Amps (CCA) through the starter circuit to the starter motor. Assuming a battery is fully charged with a high OCV and has a …

October
4
2021

Delphi: Staying safe servicing high pressure GDI fuel systems

Here are our tech tips to help safely deal with high pressure during a GDi pump repair. Dave Hobbs, our senior trainer, will explain how to monitor and depressurize the high pressure fuel system with an OE level scan tool. And if you’re a DIYer, we have advice for you too! Dave will also explain …

October
1
2021

Keep in touch safely with electrical coils from febi

Electrical coils are necessary to provide a exible connection between the electric and electronic systems of the trailer and the towing vehicle.  Not only does this include the lighting of the trailer, but also tail lifts and other electrical components are supplied with power by the towing vehicle. 

September
28
2021

NGK: Lead configuration on 4-cylinder block coils

This video explains how to correctly assign the ignition leads on 4 cylinder block coils.

September
27
2021

Schaeffler highlights correct stud and tensioner installation processes

The Schaeffler REPXPERT team has produced two new INA technical videos to highlight the correct processes needed to accurately install the timing belt tensioner on popular TDI engines used in multiple VAG applications. Both videos are short and to the point, but still contain all the critical instructions and specifications needed to carry out a …

September
24
2021

LuK: Volkswagen Tiguan 4motion 2.0 TDi

The Volkswagen Tiguan is a popular compact crossover vehicle (CUV) for families and also company vehicles with a good choice of engine and specifications available. The first generation launched in 2007 have seen some 2.7million Tiguans produced and with the second generation being launched in 2016 and the ever increasing popularity of the CUV sector …

September
24
2021

NGK: Glow Plug Exchange on Saab, Opel, Fiat, Alfa Romeo

NGK show the best method of removal and replacement of defective glow plugs on a Saab 93 with the engine code Z19DT. The same engine is used by Opel (Vauxhall), Fiat and Alfa Romeo (1,9 JTDM)

September
17
2021

SACHS: Preventing malfunctions of the clutch actuation system

General note Our useful tips provide only an overview. The installation instructions and operating instructions provided by the vehicle manufacturer and the warning and safety instructions contained therein must be observed! All work must be performed by a trained professional. The pictures used and the procedure described in our tips are examples and may vary …

September
13
2021

Coolant and antifreeze checklist advice from Finol

Ireland has seen shifting weather patterns this year, with both extreme heat and cold. Therefore, it is essential that your engine is well protected in these conditions ensuring that your vehicle operates efficiently. The first step is choosing the right antifreeze/coolant for your vehicle. Coolant is a liquid that keeps our engines from overheating, while …

September
10
2021