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New workshops at Automechanika

Practical workshops have been a part of Automechanika Frankfurt for many years. Now, on the occasion of the event’s 25 year anniversary, the range of workshops on offer is being expanded yet again with new offerings that include bodywork repair and paintwork, augmented reality, truck competence, diagnostic techniques and digital communication. Every day from September 11-15, trade visitors will have an opportunity to take part in a total of 15 workshops free of charge. Registration is now open online, and certificates of participation will be awarded. Digitization and technological developments are presenting automotive workshops with new challenges on a daily...
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Multi-purpose diagnostic tool launched

Launch has unveiled the CRP MOT PRO, a multi-purpose vehicle diagnosis tool, set to boost support for professional technicians, available with over ten special functions. The diagnostic device provides full OBDII & EOBD diagnostic functions for a comprehensive list of American, Asian, and European vehicle manufacturers, making it one of the most reliable, all-encompassing diagnostic tools available. Along with providing diagnostic solutions for professional technicians at MOT garages and testing stations, the CRP MOT PRO is also suitable for car enthusiasts to enable the ability to diagnose problems at home. Providing full system diagnosis coverage for each manufacturer, the CRP...
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Schrader to show new sensor and retrofit kit at Automechanika

This year is the 25th edition of Automechanika Frankfurt and Schrader, the automotive aftermarket brand of Sensata Technologies, is attending the show from September 11-15. During these five days, visitors will have the chance to meet Schrader sales, technical and engineering experts who are ready to answer any TPMS (tyre pressure monitoring systems) related questions and offer practical tips and suggestions. Schrader says it is participating in the show with an updated product portfolio and wants to share innovative TPMS full-service solutions with its customers. During the event, Schrader will present its patented, programmable TPMS EZ-sensor, what it says is...
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Sealey unveils new American pro workshop modular system

Supplied flat packed, Sealey’s new red and black range of units provide a number of ways to create your perfect work area in a durable metal finish. The modular design enables easy upgrading and bespoke configurations. Standard features include ball bearing slides on the drawers and metal handles and pulls. Cabinets are supplied with a lock and two keys, adjustable shelves, worktop and integrated perforated peg boards in each door, which is ideal for tool storage. Back panels are supplied with four masonry fixings which allow the panel to be mounted to a wall. There are three package deals available...
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Tons of benefits to training with trucks

Twenty year old Corey Unwin from Mansfield in England isn’t afraid of a bit of heavy lifting. ‏‏The heavy vehicle apprentice is in the last few months of his three year apprenticeship which will see him gain his Level 3 qualifications as a Heavy Vehicle technician in the UK. Corey is looking ahead to a career working in the motor industry.‏ ‏Corey, who works for heavy vehicle specialist, Mechanician, based in Nottinghamshire, began his apprenticeship through a local college. He’s now completing his training with the UK’s national training provider, 'Remit Training', at its new state-of-the-art Automotive Academy in Derby.‏...
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Repair notes for brake lines and hand-brake cables

August
14
2018

Why was the VW Passat ‘smoking’?

EEC Technical Trainer Stuart Still investigates a VW Passat 2.0D – Black Smoke Emitted and Misfire on Idle I was recently presented with a VW Passat 2.0 D that had 225K miles on the clock and was fitted with a Bosch EDC 1.5 system. The main symptoms were hesitation and misfire on idle and I …

August
9
2018

Reading a Spark Plug-NGK Spark Plugs

Have you ever wondered how to “read” a spark plug? This video describes in detail the best process to examine a spark plug and assess its condition.

August
6
2018

1995 Camaro starting problem

Case study of a 1995 Camaro that has difficulty starting at times.

August
3
2018

How to Remove and Replace a Starter in Your Car | DIY Starter Installation

Learn how to remove and replace a starter in your car or truck. When your car doesn’t start, it’s time to change your starter. In this video we give you a lot of tips and tricks to install a Mahle starter in an easy way.

July
31
2018

Diesel know-how Electronically controlled diesel injection systems for cars

The diesel engine has a high degree of efficiency. this makes it economical and cost-efficient. No other internal combustion engine is as versatile as the compression-ignition engine.

July
26
2018

Valve Train Components Technology and Failure Diagnosis

Internal combustion engines require a cyclic supply of fresh air and the exhaust air produced during combustion must be removed. In a 4-stroke combustion engine, the intake of fresh air and removal of exhaust air is called charge exchange. In the course of several charge exchange cycles, the cylinder control devices (inlet and outlet ports) …

July
19
2018

Retrofitting of the V-ribbed belts on Renault 1.4 /1.6 16 V engines with K4J/ K4M air conditioning

The belt is very noisy, wears quickly and exhibits signs of abrasion. Because of the sideways oscillation, the tensile member, including the ribs, might rip out of the belt. If a timing belt starts slipping as a result, this can, in turn, lead to serious engine damage.

July
16
2018

Water pump, Bearing: broken, noisy, leaking

Water pump, Bearing: broken, noisy, leaking Causes: Wear Liquid infiltrations in the bearing Incorrect tension of the belt Presence of sealant in the system Presence of foreign matter, rust, plastic residues in the system Actions: Replace the pump Thoroughly clean the system Check the correct tension of the timing belt and other transmission components

June
29
2018

What killed the cat?

Although folklore may claim the feline variety has 9 lives, the vehicle ‘cat’ certainly does not. In this article published in May’s PMM magazine, our Technical Trainer Stuart Still explains why a comprehensive diagnostic routine should be undertaken before condemning emissions components. A great deal of my time is spent fault finding and diagnosing emission faults, …

June
27
2018