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ATIS Pro Scope update

The ATIS Pro Scope Software Version 6.0 is now available from distributors, Ryan's Automotive. Update Version 6.0, comes with a lot of new data and general improvements, including more new vehicle measurements and pre-sets, more engine management wiring diagrams, more generic system pre-sets, samples and technical information. Update Version 6.0 also features a Sent protocal, some hybrid vehicle components, more air conditioning components, electric parking brake and new petrol and diesel components. The are a number of general improvements to the software layout. The multi channel scope software has also be revised with many new improvements including data logging, improvements...
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New AdBlue filling funnels from Laser Tools

AdBlue diesel exhaust fluid is a fact of life for the modern diesel engine, so to make life a bit easier Laser Tools has introduced these AdBlue Filling Funnels specially designed to screw directly onto the AdBlue filler neck. Two versions are available — straight (part number 6856) or angled access (part number 6865) — and they make the AdBlue filling process quick and easy, and best of all — no messy spillage! Screw the funnel straight on to the AdBlue filler neck then lift the internal anti-spill valve. The funnel is large with a generous 1.1 litre capacity. Keep...
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FER to discuss UK’s petrol and diesel engine ban 2040

With news that the UK government plans to ban sole petrol and diesel engine cars from 2040, the Federation of Engine Remanufacturers (FER) in the UK is looking at how its members are gearing up for the future. FER has been instrumental in integrating standards and efficiencies across the UK’s engine remanufacturing sector, all working to the British Standard BS AU 257: 2002, stipulated within its code of practice. With technology continuing to evolve, FER has widened its remit having attracted attention from companies involved in wider remanufacturing such as reconditioning turbos and major units. FER is encouraging members to...
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RecruitAuto.ie welcomes news that 48,000 more people at work in last year

RecruitAuto.ie, Ireland’s specialist auto industry recruitment website welcomed the latest Quarterly National Household Survey figures from the Central Statistics Office, showing that employment continues to increase strongly with 48,000 more people employed in the year to Q2 2017. In addition, 4 out of every 5 jobs being added are outside Dublin. Speaking today, Frances Fitzgerald TD, An Tánaiste and Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation said: “These figures are very encouraging and show that we are on the right path to full employment. My priority as Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation is to ensure that more jobs are created...
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Students help design new electric delivery vehicle

Students from Warwick University in England have designed a new electric delivery vehicle in association with design company, Astheimer. The Deliver-E is based on the platform of the electric Renault Twizy and is fitted with a 48-volt 6.5kWh battery system with a peak power of 36kW. It has an open-platform vehicle control system with a touchscreen interface. The battery system is the first module produced by the Warwick Manufacturing Group’s (WMG) new automated battery production line for electric vehicles. WMG is the university’s own industrial innovation project, charged with creating a UK supply chain for hybrid and electric vehicle battery...
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Dayco – Timing kit installation Volvo XC70 2.4TDi– Engine: D5244T4

Dayco – Timing kit installation Volvo XC70 2.4TDi – Engine: D5244T4 Timing kit installation.

September
20
2017

The Hybrid Compressor: Know the Difference

HVAC differs from one hybrid to the other and some systems, such as Honda & Prius 2001-2003, have used a scroll compressor which can be powered via belt when the engine is running or electrically when the engine is off. Most of the newer hybrids have changed to an inverter compressor which is a high …

September
17
2017

Why Oil balancing is critical when replacing a compressor

When installing a new service compressor on a vehicle it is important to make sure the compressor is oil balanced correctly with the correct type and amount of lubricant. The purpose of oil balancing is to make sure the amount of oil in the air conditioning system remains at the correct level.

September
8
2017

Timing kit installation Renault Megane II 1.5 dci – Engine: K9K 732

Timing kit installation. Timing belt and water pump replacement. Vehicle used as example for the KTBWP5320 kit assembly: Renault Megane II 1.5 dci.

September
8
2017

How to read a micro v-belt PK number

A “PK” number is a worldwide standard metric belt measurement printed on most Micro-V serpentine belts.

September
6
2017

Why and When to Change the Compressor

Causes of Compressor Failures: Lack or excess of refrigerant oils Internal corrosion Lack of servicing (regular changing of receiver drier)

August
30
2017

Timing kit installation Land Rover Free Lander II 2.2 TD4 – Engine: 224DT

Timing kit installation. Timing belt and water pump replacement. Vehicle used as example for the KTBWP7150 kit assembly: Land Rover Free Lander II 2.2 TD4.

August
30
2017

Hydraulic Vs. Mechanical Tensioners

It is important to understand the difference between Hydraulic & Mechanical timing belt tensioners. Here we highlight key points in the function and installation of the hydraulic tensioning method for the timing system.

August
28
2017

Steering and Suspension: Ball Joints

Delphi is advising technicians to help ensure a quality steering and suspension repair by replacing the entire ball joint component where the rubber boot is split, cracked, damaged or missing.

August
23
2017

Timing kit installation Renault Kangoo 1.6 16V – Engine: 4KM 830

Timing kit installation. Timing belt and water pump replacement. Vehicle used as example for the KTBWP4600 kit assembly: Renault Kangoo 1.6 16V.

August
18
2017