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Textar launches premium brake pads with unique dampening shim technology

Global leader in OE brake technology, TMD Friction, has developed Textar Q+, an innovative dampening shim to provide the ultimate noise reduction, which is now available on a wide range of its premium Textar brake pads. As an OE supplier, TMD Friction has an established reputation for excellent braking performance and as modern vehicles become quieter, the company is continuously developing new technology to reduce brake noises. An established but also complex possibility to prevent the transmission of brake noise from the brake pad to the brake system is the use of dampening shims on the backing plate. They prevent...
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Annual holidays

The editorial team is now on annual holidays and will return on Monday, July 17, when normal service will be resumed. For accounts / admin queries call + 353 (0) 90 66 25 676 or email info@autopub.ie
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Continental teaches vehicles to park Independently

Normally, it is people that have to  learn how to park their cars – and it is certainly not the most popular  task among drivers. Therefore, technology company Continental has  developed a solution, which can, at least, relieve drivers from recurring parking routines. Upon request, the new Trained Parking  function records and stores the sequence of a parking procedure. When the procedure is to be repeated, the driver drives the vehicle  near where the recording began and, at the touch of a button, the  vehicle independently performs the previously learned parking  procedure. “Parking procedures, such as from the house door into...
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VW to enable vehicles to vehicle communications by 2019

Connectivity between different vehicles as well as between vehicles and transport infrastructure in the vicinity is another important step towards connected motoring that aims to reduce road accidents, or minimise their consequences. From 2019, Volkswagen tells us that it will therefore start fitting its first models with pWLAN as standard in order to serve as an additional communication technology for the exchange of selected information relevant to traffic between cars made by different manufacturers. This will involve information being exchanged both between vehicles (car-to-car), as well as between vehicles and the transport infrastructure (car-to-X). In both cases that presupposes that...
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Vehicle Dynamics International Awards 2017: the winners!

With an inspiring shortlist and a world-renowned international jury, 2017 is another great year for the Vehicle Dynamics International Awards, where Ireland is represented by Padraic Deane, our managing editor. These are the vehicle dynamics innovations, professionals and technologies that have won this year’s honors… Car of the Year: - New BMW 5 Series Dynamics have been a key focus for the 2017 5 Series, for which the dynamics team has designed a new chassis, lowered the center of gravity, increased torsional stiffness, and reduced body weight through the increased use of aluminum, magnesium and high-strength steels – indeed the...
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Hyundai or Kia timing belt tensioner

After performing a thorough analysis of the timing system on these vehicles, Gates Engineers have determined a need to highlight proper installation and setup procedures of the timing belt tensioner. This tensioner is a spring type automatic tensioner with eccentric adjustment for setting the initial tension. Tension in the drive is increased by rotating the …

July
21
2017

How to Replace a Compressor by Delphi Product & Service Solutions

Learn how to fit a new compressor with an easy to follow steps.

July
17
2017

Greasing the hub Spline of Clutch Disks

If the clutch disk is not greased correctly when it is installed, then fretting corrosion may occur in the hub spline. In this case, the clutch disk will seize instead of sliding along the transmission input shaft. For this reason, ZF Services expressly points out that it is imperative to grease the spline profile correctly. …

July
17
2017

DAYCO Control and replacement of auxiliary transmission components

Control and replacement of auxiliary transmission components.

July
14
2017

How to Replace a Condenser by Delphi Product & Service Solutions

Follow our clear step-by-step guide to replacing a faulty condenser.

July
10
2017

Clutch Installation – Here’s What to Consider.

Replacing the clutch of a manual transmission so expertly that the gears can be perfectly shifted again is mere routine for an automotive technician. However, as manufacturer analyses of some clutches that are subject to complaint show there are indeed very few exceptions.

July
8
2017

False Perception of Aftermarket Timing Belts

The Gates Technical Team has recognized these applications for potentially difficult timing belt installations. It is also common for steps in the installation procedure to be overlooked resulting in lost time and warranty returns. Industry publications as well as professional technician forums may recommend the use of only an OES replacement timing belt due to …

July
5
2017

DAYCO Controlling and replacing timing belts and automatic tensioner.

Controlling and replacing timing belts and automatic tensioner.

July
4
2017

How to Replace a Receiver Drier by Delphi Product & Service Solutions

Follow Delphi’s best practice advice to replace a receiver drier.

July
3
2017

BMW Mini Wheel Bearing Replacement

In this video we look at a BMW Mini with multiple warning lamps on and a grinding noise coming from the front of the vehicle. A diagnosis and replacement is then carried out to the left hand front wheel bearing and ABS sensor.

July
3
2017