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Author archives: Padraic Deane

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    SIMI says thousands of motor industry jobs under threat

    The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) has today issued their Quarterly Motor Industry Review Q2 of 2019 composed by Economist Jim Power. It makes for stark reading, despite the economy performing strongly, the environment for new car sales continues to remain very challenging.

    July
    31
    2019

    TPMS simplified

    TPMS Sensors can become confusing with all the various models and types on the market and all the different procedures for programming / learning the sensors. Here Ryan’s Automotive  explains  some of the differences. Sensor Types OE Direct Fit The application list for OE Direct Fit sensors has many different part numbers specific to certain …

    July
    3
    2019

    Tenneco introduces an all-new Megabond Cylinder Liner

    Tenneco’s Powertrain division will present its all-new Megabond cylinder liner technology at the 2019 IAA Frankfurt Motor Show Press and Trade Days only. It says that Megabond liners provide superior robustness for high performance and durability on engines with cast aluminum cylinder blocks. They offer twice the mechanical bond strength of existing state-of-the-art liners, combined …

    June
    26
    2019

    JCB sets new British tractor speed record

    JCB’s Fastrac Tractor has stormed to a new British speed record for a tractor, powered by a variant of the Brutish manufactured 7.2 litre, 6-cylinder Dieselmax engine co-developed by JCB with Ricardo. Why you may say? Well I suppose it’s because they can and records are always there to be broken. The aerodynamically enhanced JCB …

    June
    26
    2019

    Volkswagen video explains the stricter WLTP test procedure

    Euro 6d TEMP EVAP ISC – this is the complicated name of the emission standard that will be mandatory for all newly registered vehicles with the second stage of the WLTP type test from September 1, 2019.

    June
    21
    2019

    Breck highlights importance of brake pad replacement

    Many people, for various reasons, tend to severely procrastinate when it comes to replacing parts in their cars. However, there comes a time when further delay not only causes permanent damage to the car, but also poses risk to the safety of the driver and other road users. Brake pads are an excellent case in …

    June
    5
    2019

    Borg & Beck stresses importance of 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
    3
    2019

    Ferrari claims fourth consecutive top engine award

    The Ferrari 3.9-liter twin-turbo V8 has once again been crowned overall winner of the coveted International Engine + Powertrain of the Year award, becoming the first engine in the awards’ history to scoop the title four years in a row.

    May
    27
    2019

    Thatcham brings clarity to managing vehicle repairs involving ADAS

    Thatcham Research has provided clarity to the automotive, automotive repair and insurance industries on how to manage vehicle repairs involving ADAS, such as Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) and Adaptive Cruise Control. According to Thatcham, more than 10 per cent of vehicles on the road today are fitted with AEB, equating to some four million cars. …

    May
    3
    2019

    Subaru wins ‘Best Manufacturer For Safety Features in 2019’

    Subaru has been voted ‘Best Manufacturer for Safety Features’ in the ‘2019 Driver Power Survey’, the UK’s number one car ownership survey. Beating off stiff competition from 29 other manufacturers to take the no.1 spot, all three Subaru SUVs were rated highly for safety features, with the Outback coming 11th out of 100 cars for …

    April
    24
    2019