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World’s first road noise active and control technology

HMG (Hyundai Motor Group) has just announced the development of the world’s first Road Noise Active Noise Control (RANC) system. The first-ever system dramatically reduces noise within the cabin of a vehicle. RANC builds on the Group’s current Active Noise Control (ANC) technology, which actively reduces noise by emitting soundwaves inverted to incoming noise. ANC is a software-driven technology that analyses the in-cabin sound to decrease engine and road noise, versus than the passive method of blocking noise through sound insulation. The existing noise insulation method involved sound insulations and dynamic dampers, which not only increased weight but also failed...
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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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Exchanging the Plain Bearing | MAHLE MPULSE Tool Time Part 3

Uwe Rosenau explains what you have to consider when exchanging the plain bearing. – MAHLE MPULSE Tool Time Part 3.

November
12
2019

EASY GUIDE: The Why And How of Ball Joint Replacement

Ball joint failure isn’t a common problem, but can be the result of years of driving along bumpy, uneven road surfaces. A broken ball joint may be the cause of a mysterious clunking noise or drifting steering. And once they’re worn, they will seriously affect your steering and suspension. If a ball joint fails completely, …

November
8
2019

Information on brake repairs

Become a brake professional with Hella Pagid and Sidney Hoffmann! Sidney Hoffmann is known as a member of the “PS Profis”, who are looking for the desired car type on the second-hand car market for their spectators at sport1. Now Sidney Hoffmann reports and informs about everything about brakes.

November
5
2019

Common Rail 101: Non Hydraulic Common Rail Systems

This Delphi Training Series video explains an overview of the non-hydraulic common rail systems.

October
31
2019

DMF function tests

Overview The LuK testing tool allows you to perform the following tests on the DMF: Measuring the freeplay angle Measuring the rock These tests, in combination with a visual inspection to check grease egress, thermal load, clutch condition, etc., allow for a reliable assessment of the DMF’s operational condition. The freeplay angle is the angle …

October
28
2019

Blue Print Wiper Blades – Hybrid: Hook

This video shows the installation of a Blue Print hybrid wiper blade to a hook style wiper arm.

October
28
2019

Two Main Non Hydraulic Injector Types

Delphi Senior Trainer Dave Hobbs talks about the two main non-hydraulic injector types: the most common one, Electromechanical (Solenoid), and the Piezo injector.

October
25
2019

What does a catalytic converter do?

A catalytic converter is a device located in the exhaust system of all cars and most light trucks after 1990. It chemically changes pollutants like carbon monoxide hydrocarbons and nitrous oxides into harmless substances like carbon dioxide, nitrogen and water vapour. A converter uses an inside structure called a substrate that is plated with precious …

October
23
2019

How to change a Ferodo motorcycle Brake Pad

Our expert mechanic teaches you how to change a brake pad on a motorcycle.

October
21
2019

Wire Set and Coil on Plug Boot Installation

Wire Set and Coil on Plug Boot Installation

October
18
2019