ATIS Pro Scope update

September 26, 2017 • News • Views: 3

The ATIS Pro Scope Software Version 6.0 is now available from distributors, Ryan’s Automotive. Update Version 6.0, comes with a lot of new data and general improvements, including more new vehicle measurements and pre-sets, more engine management wiring diagrams, more generic system pre-sets, samples and technical information. Update Version 6.0 also features a Sent protocal, …

New AdBlue filling funnels from Laser Tools

September 26, 2017 • Fuel, News • Views: 2

AdBlue diesel exhaust fluid is a fact of life for the modern diesel engine, so to make life a bit easier Laser Tools has introduced these AdBlue Filling Funnels specially designed to screw directly onto the AdBlue filler neck. Two versions are available — straight (part number 6856) or angled access (part number 6865) — …

FER to discuss UK’s petrol and diesel engine ban 2040

September 26, 2017 • Engine, News • Views: 4

With news that the UK government plans to ban sole petrol and diesel engine cars from 2040, the Federation of Engine Remanufacturers (FER) in the UK is looking at how its members are gearing up for the future. FER has been instrumental in integrating standards and efficiencies across the UK’s engine remanufacturing sector, all working … welcomes news that 48,000 more people at work in last year

September 22, 2017 • News • Views: 20, Ireland’s specialist auto industry recruitment website welcomed the latest Quarterly National Household Survey figures from the Central Statistics Office, showing that employment continues to increase strongly with 48,000 more people employed in the year to Q2 2017. In addition, 4 out of every 5 jobs being added are outside Dublin. Speaking today, Frances Fitzgerald …

Students help design new electric delivery vehicle

September 15, 2017 • News • Views: 43

Students from Warwick University in England have designed a new electric delivery vehicle in association with design company, Astheimer. The Deliver-E is based on the platform of the electric Renault Twizy and is fitted with a 48-volt 6.5kWh battery system with a peak power of 36kW. It has an open-platform vehicle control system with a …

Tyre damage patterns offer insight to technicians

September 13, 2017 • News • Views: 48

Tyres are always worth inspecting when troubleshooting vehicle damage. Aside from enabling repair professionals to spot any defect immediately, scrutinising tyre wear patterns can reveal whether or not the damage was caused by a suspension component. This type of damage is easy to fix, thus protecting customers from future tyre trouble. In their latest video …

New cost thermal imaging thermometer launched

September 7, 2017 • News • Views: 83

Thermal imaging – too sophisticated and costly for vehicle repair and maintenance?  Not any more, thanks to a company called FLIR Systems, which has introduced a cost-effective imaging thermometer that combines spot temperature measurement with thermal imaging for fast troubleshooting. The FLIR TG167 provides a non-contact temperature reading while its thermal mode shows the relative …

New injector puller kit from Laser Tools

September 5, 2017 • Engine, News • Views: 90

Ford’s award-winning range of EcoBoost engines are very popular, and in addition to their engine timing tool kits and cambelt setting tools for these engines, Laser Tools has now introduced an injector puller kit (part number 6953). This kit specifically caters for the Ecoboost range up to the 2.0 litre version and is designed and …

EU action to curb air pollution by cars – Q&A

September 4, 2017 • Exhaust, News • Views: 112

The European Commission is taking action to curb air pollution from cars and commercial vehicles. In a quick fire Q&A the Commission answers many of the questions on the topic. What are the risks associated with vehicle emissions? Emissions of air pollutants are the most significant environmental cause of premature death in the EU, and lead …

Public assistance sought in locating owners of tools seized

August 30, 2017 • News • Views: 116

Gardai wish to seek the public’s assistance in tracing the owners of property they have recovered. In May of this year Gardai conducting a checkpoint on Stockhole Lane, Cloughran, Co. Dublin stopped a van containing a large amount of new and second hand power tools. The tools, with an approximate value of up to €26,000 …