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Shedding anxiety about EV travel ranges and charging

May 11, 2022 • News • Views: 51

I’ve been there many times – wondering will I make it home in an electric vehicle, and finding charging stations out of order when I stop to top-up. It does cause anxiety and seems to be part of the teething troubles that come with any big transition. One positive is that it has caused me …

Repair and maintenance of vehicles with advanced driver assistance systems

May 10, 2022 • News • Views: 50

Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) are already part of the basic equipment for many vehicles. The number of these vehicles is growing constantly, which means that workshops have more and more customers who bring vehicles with ADAS for repair. In order to be well prepared for this application, TecRMI provides comprehensive repair and maintenance information …

Damage Diagnostics on Chain Drives

May 9, 2022 • News • Views: 60

Cause: Poor quality oil (e.g. water or dirt in oil, used oil) Lack of lubrication (blocked oil nozzles) Very high mileage Corrosion Blocked or not working tensioners Poor running shafts (do not turn smoothly) Cause: Misalignment between the sprockets Poorly running shafts (radial stroke) Chain not running in the guide Rails mis-mounted Damaged sprocket Cause: …

Busy workers: new belts for light commercial vehicles

May 5, 2022 • News • Views: 71

These are hectic times for light commercial vehicles: The delivery van segment with payloads up to 3.5 t is growing steadily, with the number of new registrations in Western Europe rising continuously in recent years, bar a small dip in 2020. The key reason for this is our changing shopping habits. We are ordering more …

How the Right Lubricants Can Extend the Life of your Car

May 5, 2022 • News • Views: 75

  Vehicle Performance: How the Right Lubricants Can Extend the Life of your Car Every car requires lubricants. Whether it is engine oil, transmission fluid or even a coolant, the car you are driving will need them to operate. But not every car is the same and a one product fits all approach cannot be …

Noise from the timing belt drive

April 29, 2022 • News • Views: 79

Problem: Noise from the timing belt drive Cause: When the timing belt drive is tensioned, not only fastening of the shafts (Figs. 4, 5 and 6) but also loosening the camshaft sprocket and the high-pressure pump sprocket (Figs. 4 and 5) are essential. Otherwise, the belt tension is not distributed over the entire belt drive.  …

Cabin air filters, a fast-growing market

April 27, 2022 • News • Views: 83

The importance of the product The main purpose of the cabin air filter is to protect against pollution (dust, soot, combustion gases, bacteria, pollen) that we breathe inside our vehicles daily without realising it. Poor air quality inside the vehicle causes: allergies, throat irritation, sneezing; tiredness after long periods of driving; poor visibility due to …

Brand new DMF locked – what’s going on here?

April 25, 2022 • News • Views: 92

Some Dual Mass Flywheels (DMF) originally fitted by Hyundai, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Renault and Volvo are equipped with a locking pin on certain applications. This prevents both masses from being twisted against each other. This simplifies the factory installation process during production and at the same time serves as a kind of transportation lock.  Workshops often …

Auxiliary & Back-up Automotive Batteries Explained

April 22, 2022 • News • Views: 91

Auxiliary Battery Overview Modern vehicles with CO2 reduction technologies, high levels of specification, and new electronic driver aids may feature an auxiliary battery alongside the main vehicle starter battery or high voltage system battery on Hybrid and electric vehicles. Auxiliary batteries vary in size and specification dependent on the demands placed on it by the …

Troubleshooting: Oil Filter Fitment

April 20, 2022 • News • Views: 93

As one of Europe’s leading filter brands, Comline is well placed to observe some of the fitment issues that arise in this product segment. Whilst filters are a regular source of work for mechanics and may appear simple, there are some common fitment problems which have the potential to cause vehicle faults. Adhering to the …