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SIMI says thousands of motor industry jobs under threat

The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) has today issued their Quarterly Motor Industry Review Q2 of 2019 composed by Economist Jim Power. It makes for stark reading, despite the economy performing strongly, the environment for new car sales continues to remain very challenging. (more…)
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New Goetze and AE catalogues launched

Tenneco and Federal-Mogul Motorparts have launched two new catalogues from its Engine Expertise brands, Goetze and AE.  Coverage has been significantly expanded by both brands, each aiming to provide vehicles across Europe with OE-quality engine components. The catalogues feature intuitive catalogue formatting and incorporate additional material and information on installation, troubleshooting and technical details. “The new Goetze and AE catalogues not only bring a host of new part references, but the design has been improved to be more useful and instinctive to navigate,” explains Massi Milani, executive director, marketing, EMEA aftermarket, Tenneco/Federal-Mogul Motorparts EMEA. “We have successfully increased coverage across...
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TPMS simplified

TPMS Sensors can become confusing with all the various models and types on the market and all the different procedures for programming / learning the sensors. Here Ryan's Automotive  explains  some of the differences. Sensor Types OE Direct Fit The application list for OE Direct Fit sensors has many different part numbers specific to certain vehicles. Whether purchased from the vehicle manufacturer or from aftermarket OE suppliers like HUF Intellisens, these sensors come with the specific protocol and the ID Code for that vehicle already programmed into the sensor. The ID code then needs to be learned to the car...
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The ABC’s of ACEA specifications with Finol Oils

Understanding engine oil can be complicated and making the right choice for your vehicle can be time-consuming. In fact, many of us will pick up the first bottle we see without understanding what we are putting into our vehicles. As difficult as it may be, it is incredibly important to choose the right oil as it can have various effects on the running ability and longevity of your engine. Choosing the right type of engine oil not only increases the life of your engine, but it can also allow your engine to run much more efficiently. This can increase your...
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Carbon clumps and timing chain fragments removed during engine clean

Pictures of a broken timing chain tensioner, extracted during an EDT Automotive engine clean, reveal the hidden contaminants lurking in our engines. The fragments were caught in the EDT engine cleaning machine’s filter, which is renowned for collecting up to half a litre of black sludge containing carbon, metallic particles and other contaminants.   David Holmes, Managing Director at EDT Automotive said: “It’s not unusual for our partner garages to find metallic fragments following an EDT machine service – we’ve even seen broken dipsticks before now. “It just goes to show what would have otherwise been left inside the engine...
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Ferodo’s guide to directional brake pads

Learn about the benefits and correct installation of directional brake pads. In this video Ferodo covers a variety of designs and types.

September
19
2019

Installing Spark Plugs – NGK Spark Plugs – Tech Video

Correct way to install spark plugs.

September
13
2019

Spotting defective shock absorbers

Accidents or serious installation errors can cause impact damage to shock absorbers. It is therefore advisable to look for damage to car axles and damper attachments and to carry out professional wheel alignment. The ramifications of defective shock absorbers include various negative effects on vehicle handling and safety. That is why competent damage evaluation and …

September
9
2019

Practical Pico: Non-invasive engine condition testing

In this presentation, we will show you how you can assess the mechanical condition of an engine without the stripping of any parts. We’ll show you how you can set up, in a matter of seconds, for intake manifold, exhaust, and crankcase pressure testing. We’ll describe how the results should look, to help you gain …

September
6
2019

Apec Window ABS Ring Fitting Instructions

Apec Window ABS Ring Fitting Instructions

September
4
2019

Piston Replacement – What you have to consider

Uwe Rosenau explains what you have to consider when replacing pistons. Piston replacement – MAHLE MPULSE Tool Time Part 1.

September
2
2019

How to check your car for vibrations

It’s normal for your car to vibrate slightly when you’re driving thanks to the rotation of the crankshaft, transmission gears and other moving parts in your engine. But, when these gentle vibrations feel more like shaking, it’s time to investigate the reasons why. How to check your car for vibrations The most common reasons for …

August
30
2019

Volkswagen Bora Model: 2.0i Variant Model year: 2002-2005 All models with ABS

ABS warning light illuminates Error code: 1486

August
26
2019

Wheel bearings Disassembly and assembly

Wheel bearings are designed to last the lifetime of the vehicle. However some fail at an earlier stage. Regardless of the quality of a wheel bearing, there are a wide range of influencing factors that might cause it to fail prematurely, such as poor road conditions or contact with curbs.

August
23
2019

Freewheeling!

An overrunning alternator pulley can compensate for cyclic irregularities. These occur in all conventional internal combustion engines. After all, such engines do not have a continuous operating principle, but one that is divided into individual cycles.   For the belt, of course, these fluctuating speeds and torques are toxic. The solution: an overrunning alternator pulley. …

August
21
2019