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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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How to identify injector flow problems (Toyota 1.8L) part 1

This two-part video looks at testing procedures on a Pontiac Vibe misfire and rough idle problems.

October
11
2019

Piston Replacement 2 – Connecting Rod & Piston Rings

Uwe Rosenau explains what you have to consider when replacing pistons. Piston replacement part 2 focuses on the connecting rod and the piston rings. – MAHLE MPULSE Tool Time Part 2.

October
7
2019

How to Avoid Abrasive wear with MOOG Ball Joints

How to avoid abrasive wear and corrosion in yet another new MOOG video on ball joints

October
3
2019

Fading” brake fault

What does fading mean? Sidney clarifies this question in his new clip. He reveals how it comes to fading and how it can be avoided.

September
30
2019

What are V-belt and multi-ribbed belts

The constantly increasing expectations for driving comfort and stricter statutory regulations on CO2 emissions have both had a huge impact on the FEAD system. This also lead to an evolution of the V-belt into the more powerful multi-ribbed belt, which can be found in over 95 % of all new vehicles today.

September
27
2019

Blue Print Wiper Blades – Flat: New Top Lock – Small

This video shows the installation of a Blue Print flat wiper blade to a top lock style wiper arm.

September
25
2019

How-to install a top strut mount

Delphi Technologies shows you how to install a new top strut mount for an OE quality, best-practice steering and suspension repair.

September
23
2019

The importance of using a 4 Gas Analyser

The importance of using a 4 Gas Analyser in diagnosing suspected Catalytic Converter faults has again been highlighted by the EEC Team. Our Dedicated Technical Trainers have been working with a Swedish customer on one particular fault found on a BMW 3 Series. After replacing the OE catalytic converter with our BM6001T part, the engine …

September
23
2019

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