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    Blue Print’s Glow Plug Aperture Cleaner

    Glow plug aperture cleaner to suit engines using M10 x 1 and M10 x 1.25 threaded glow plugs. Designed to remove carbon build up from the aperture where the heater element sits without the need to remove the cylinder head.

    January
    29
    2017

    Don’t take a risk with braking

    Braking components are absolutely vital to the safe running of your vehicle and the safety of those around you. ‘Lightweight’ brake discs are advertised in the market place to increase fuel economy but is this really the best option? In order to be competitive, some manufacturers cut their production and distribution costs by reducing the …

    May
    26
    2016

    Blue Print adds video to Blue Print TV

    Blue Print has posted a new video on its YouTube channel that shows the shutdown process that needs to be carried out when working on, or in the close proximity of, any part of the high voltage system on the Toyota Prius, Toyota Auris and Lexus CT200h models. Blue Print says that under no circumstances …

    November
    12
    2015

    Blue Print technical tip: Mitsubishi Pajero – Starter Motor options

    Blue Print currently catalogue a choice of two starter motors on some of the Mitsubishi Pajero (grey import) applications. They are listed as 2.0kW or 2.2kW power ratings. It is imperative that the correct part is identified from the original unit. ADC412502 and ADC41217 are NOT interchangeable. There is a difference in the pinion protrusion …

    September
    16
    2015

    Blue Print Brake Caliper Fitment Guide (Handbrake Mechanism Type)

    PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE FITMENT Blue Print brake calipers are supplied pre-set to fit with new brake pads and discs without adjustment. If disc or pad wear has taken place (or the piston is retracted during fitment), MANUALLY ADJUST THE PISTON TO WITHIN 1MM OF THE PADS. If the piston is forced to adjust further than …

    September
    16
    2015

    Blue Print – The Complete Braking Solution…

    Not all discs are created equal… The market price of brake discs is being driven down, and in order to produce cheaper discs, some manufacturers reduce the weight/mass and quality of the material they use in the manufacturing of the disc. They do this by reducing the thickness of the friction plates (thus increasing the …

    September
    15
    2015

    Blue Print instruction on Essential Electrical Skills – Part 1

    Essential electrical skills

    July
    22
    2015

    Blue Print instruction on ABS System Diagnostics | Part 7

    In the six previous parts of this article we have studied the function and operating principles of Anti-lock Braking Systems and other functions based on ABS components. It can clearly be seen that Electronic Brake – force Distribution (EBD), Traction Control (TRC) and Vehicle Stability Control are simply extensions in functionality of the basic ABS system and it follows that test procedures and diagnosis are also similar.

    July
    3
    2015

    Blue Print instruction on ABS System Diagnostics | Part 5

    Having achieved a good understanding of ABS, we will now study what are effectively extensions in functionality of this system:

    July
    2
    2015

    Blue Print instruction on ABS System Diagnostics | Part 3

    ABS System Diagnostics | Part 3 This article is the third in a series being written to assist the workshop technician in the development of electrical and electronic diagnostic skills; the previous articles being ‘Essential electrical skills’ and ‘Multiplex’. A thorough understanding of the two-part ‘Essential electrical skills’ is as the title suggests, essential in …

    July
    2
    2015