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Author archives: Connor O Rourke

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    Innovative ‘Active Mass Damper’ banishes bad vibrations

    Downsizing engines and reducing the number of cylinders, together with a rise in motor torque, tends to increase vibrations at the expense of comfort. And at the same time, the requirement for comfort continues to increase. To solve this problem, Hutchinson offers an active anti-vibration compensation system with three components: a sensor, a control unit …

    October
    17
    2013

    Qualvecom new distributor for Cataclean

    Qualvecom, one of Ireland’s largest distributors of automotive components, has been appointed as principle distributor for Cataclean in the Republic of Ireland.

    September
    19
    2013

    FAI introduces video on how to change a timing chain kit

    FAI understands how important keeping installers up-to-date with training and technical know-how is, so it has introduced a new video that offers comprehensive instruction on how to fit a new Timing Chain Kit. The video is introduced by Dominic Moxon, Senior Product Manager for this product portfolio at FAI.

    September
    17
    2013

    Denso driven to expand technical knowledge at MechanEx Manchester

    Denso has confirmed its participation at MechanEx, which takes place at EventCity,  Manchester, May 21-22.

    April
    3
    2013

    Belt tension – the main influence on life time

    Over the last 15 years the service intervals for replacing timing belts has increased significantly. Goodyear is continuously developing new materials and compounds to improve the durability and performance of their timing belts. These are manufactured using three basic elements: Rubber compound, Cord and Fabric. Each of these 3 components have to be optimised to …

    August
    3
    2012

    Save time and money on electrical repairs

    J&S Automtive has introduced a new range of fast mover electrical automotive harness repair sets from respected German component manufacturer Vemo, which it says offer workshops the opportunity to save time and money on electrical repairs.

    June
    14
    2012

    How to detect a worn multi-rib belt

    Dayco recommends that workshops endeavouring to provide the motorist with a high standard of service and repair must make sure that they regularly check the condition of all multi-rib auxiliary belts and replace them when the signs of wear become visible. However, what are the signs and how can the degree of wear be judged …

    June
    12
    2012

    Winter wear offers profit opportunities

    Late springtime gives independent workshops an ideal opportunity to gain an edge over authorised garages by demonstrating their in-depth repair expertise. It is the time of year when many car drivers have their cars serviced, knowing that the harsh weather and road conditions during the winter season take an extraordinary toll on suspension parts.

    June
    11
    2012

    J&S adds Vemo fast mover harness repair sets

    J&S Automotive has introduced a new range of fast mover electrical automotive harness repair sets from respected Germany component manufacturer Vemo, which it says offer workshops the opportunity to save time and money on electrical repairs.  

    May
    10
    2012

    Schaeffler technical videos on YouTube

    Schaeffler Automotive Aftermarket (UK) Ltd has released a range of technical videos on YouTube.   The company – renowned for its LuK clutch, INA tensioner and FAG wheel bearing brands – has made available a series of videos about some of its market-leading products on the site.  

    April
    11
    2012