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    Proven mechanical fixes for those trickier jobs

    Autodata, part of the Solera group, has provided the following technical article which tackles two tricky mechanical faults on the Citroen DS3 and the Ford Mondeo.

    November
    18
    2022

    The Thermal Management Module

    The first volume produced engines to be equipped with a multifunctional thermostat are the 1.8 l and 2.0 l TFSI engines from the VW-Group (four-cylinder in-line engine EA888 Gen.3). This module was developed jointly by Audi and Schaeffler (Figure 1). In the warm-up phase of the engine, the Thermal Management Module is able to completely …

    August
    24
    2022

    Getting your vehicle summer ready

    In the summer, drivers need to consider the effects of the heat on their vehicle(s) and themselves whilst driving. Extreme heat can push your vehicle past its limits and leave you stranded on the side of the road waiting for the recovery truck. With this in mind, here are some simple tips that may prevent …

    July
    30
    2022

    DRiV Motorparts prepared for electric future

    Tenneco says that its DRiV Motorparts business is committed to helping distributors and workshops capture EV parts and service opportunities:

    July
    26
    2022

    Silicon carbide (SiC) DPFs

    What Is SiC? The BM Catalysts premium range of DPFs is made using silicon carbide as opposed to cordierite which is used in the standard range of DPFs. It is a compound of silicon and carbide. Also known as carborundum, it is a material widely used in applications that require high thermal or strength endurance. …

    July
    22
    2022

    Changes on the horizon for air con servicing, Waeco warns

    Back in March, the Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association (OESAA) welcomed air conditioning (AC) specialist Waeco to the organisation. Its territory sales manager for workshop equipment, Andrew Bastable, has called the group’s determination to prioritise education in the automotive aftermarket “refreshing”. Waeco’s desire to align itself with the membership, so workshops can be prepared for …

    June
    29
    2022

    Cabin Air Filter Failure and Diagnosis

    We rely on our cars more today than we ever have done; they are used for minor tasks and for the big moments in life. We all tend to look after our cars keeping them clean and tidy, getting them serviced yearly, but some parts are prioritised more than others. If the Cabin Air Filter …

    June
    28
    2022

    Ford Transit ball joint removal and installation, by Laser Tools and Schaeffler

    In this latest ‘best practice’ article, technical experts from OESAA members, Laser Tools and Schaeffler, have teamed up to offer advice to technicians when carrying out a ball joint replacement on a Ford Transit, to guarantee an efficient, accurate and professional job.

    June
    16
    2022

    Comline expert answers common brake safety questions

    Comline Ireland says it is enthusiastic about providing technicians with useful, thorough and up-to-date information, to ensure a first time fit, every time.

    June
    9
    2022

    OESAA expands its membership and updates on progress

    The Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association (OESAA) has had new members joining its organisation. Its chairman, Nigel Morgan, answers some questions about the return, as well as the progress of member synergies and the hot topic of recruitment.

    May
    17
    2022