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    Don’t forget the turbo hose from First Line

    Pressing emissions standards in vehicle manufacturing have resulted in smaller engines going into the passenger cars of today. Often though, to make up for the loss in power delivered by a smaller engine, the horsepower is topped up by the addition of a turbocharger. The boost in power delivered by a turbocharger isn’t as viable …

    July
    26
    2022

    First Line Ltd. advises on common wiper motor failures

    During the wetter months, First Line Ltd. recognises that, due to vehicle defects, some wiper motors are more prone to failure than others and is therefore advising that the aftermarket stocks up to ensure they are fully prepared for the inevitable demand. For instance, the company has found that the Renault Clio wiper motor (FWM1004/BWM1004) …

    February
    19
    2022

    First Line Ltd. offers advice on common challenges with replacing lower suspension arms

    First Line Ltd. has issued best practice advice on the common challenge of replacing the lower suspension arms on the Land Rover Discovery III/IV or Range Rover Sport. First Line Ltd. recognises, that under normal conditions, suspension arms typically need to be replaced at around 75,000 to 85,000 miles due to the wear of the …

    January
    11
    2022

    Best practice brake installation with Borg & Beck

    Through its Borg & Beck brand, First Line Ltd says it believes in the importance of promoting best practice during brake installation. By following the correct procedures, possible complaints will be significantly reduced, saving time and inconvenience for both technicians and their customers. There are three main habits that some still adopt during installation, that …

    December
    5
    2020

    Curve Ball Discovered

    FIRST LINE sheds light on the common challenge of replacing the lower suspension arms on the Land Rover Discovery III/IV or Range Rover Sport. When motorists complain of a clunking noise or a progressively loose steering, it may be indicative of a worn bush or ball joint. Under normal conditions, suspension arms typically need to …

    September
    9
    2020

    First Line provides wheel bearing fitting tips

    As there are different generations of wheel bearings, it’s important that technicians recognise and understand the distinctions between them. Premium quality automotive parts supplier, First Line, has therefore provided the following advice on the varying techniques that can be used when fitting them. Generation 0 Technicians should always follow the manufacturer’s installation instructions, especially in …

    August
    25
    2020

    Waterpump Technical Tip

    An inside look in to water pumps and some hints when fitting

    July
    20
    2020

    Borg & Beck’s brake disc installation tips

    Known for its technical expertise, Borg & Beck is dedicated to sharing its knowledge on the array of premium quality aftermarket components it supplies. As more and more vehicles are being fitted with technology to assist drivers, this is impacting the way technicians work. One of these components is the ABS sensor, which is often …

    July
    14
    2020

    Borg & Beck advises on cabin filter replacement

    Replacing Cabin Filters when a vehicle is in for a service is usually part of the service schedule, but it is quite often overlooked, as many vehicle owners don’t know they exist or what they are for and therefore are not willing to pay for it to be replaced. “With a few key questions, for …

    June
    8
    2020

    Replacing Auxiliary Electric Water Pumps with First Line

    Modern, low-emission, high-output engines have to run within a very small temperature range in order to maintain their efficiency. The water pump allows this to happen by regulating the coolant flow according to the demand of the ECU. Furthermore, forced induction engines will require additional cooling of the turbo/supercharger after shutdown in order to prevent …

    April
    22
    2020