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Author archives: John Loughran

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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 …

    July
    5
    2019

    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 …

    July
    3
    2019

    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 …

    July
    3
    2019

    Keep motorists safe with the Philips range

    Lighting specialists, Lumileds recommends that workshops offer a free lighting check to motorists before the spring and summer break to ensure motorists are safe on the road. Richard Armstrong, Lumileds Business Development Manager Automotive – UK and Ireland said: “Road safety starts with seeing and being seen with good quality car lighting. The range of …

    June
    10
    2019

    Auxiliary drive system focus

    It is somewhat remarkable that in such a mature sector there remain certain products that are still under developed in terms of their service potential, the auxiliary drive system being one of them. This maybe because historically they have not been specified for replacement in the typical manufacturers service schedule or not normally thought of …

    May
    3
    2019

    Denso adds reset option to e-Videns solution

    Denso’s innovative vehicle inspection tool, e-Videns, has been further enhanced with the addition of vehicle reset functionality. The unique solution now features options for service interval resets and diagnostic trouble code resets. The update enables technicians to access the same reset functions available with OE equipment, eliminating the need to switch to other reset equipment. …

    April
    3
    2019

    Finol oil analysis

    The benefits of oil analysis are felt throughout all industries that operate mechanical equipment.   It began in research laboratories as a technique to establish how oils deteriorated under operating conditions to improve development. Many different tests have been developed and standardised, increasing accuracy and precision in the results.  These results can then be used …

    March
    3
    2019

    Debunking common HID myths

    A new site providing information on Xenon HID bulbs, including debunking common HID myths has been launched. www.ringautomotive.com/en/refit-hids has been launched by vehicle lighting specialists Ring to give technicians and HID stockists all the resources and information they need about replacing xenon HIDs. Xenon HIDs are fitted on around ten per cent of the UK …

    December
    12
    2018

    Schrader to show new sensor and retrofit kit at Automechanika

    This year is the 25th edition of Automechanika Frankfurt and Schrader, the automotive aftermarket brand of Sensata Technologies, is attending the show from September 11-15. During these five days, visitors will have the chance to meet Schrader sales, technical and engineering experts who are ready to answer any TPMS (tyre pressure monitoring systems) related questions …

    August
    8
    2018

    Tons of benefits to training with trucks

    Twenty year old Corey Unwin from Mansfield in England isn’t afraid of a bit of heavy lifting. ‏‏The heavy vehicle apprentice is in the last few months of his three year apprenticeship which will see him gain his Level 3 qualifications as a Heavy Vehicle technician in the UK. Corey is looking ahead to a …

    July
    23
    2018