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Battery Maintenance: 4 steps on cleaning

September 26, 2022 • News • Views: 25

This week, let’s take a look at another auto part that is often forgot; the auto battery and it’s connections.  Here is the second of four ‘under the hood’ cleaning tips that can help give your vehicle a fresh start for the new season, and hopefully not have to use those jumper cables anytime soon. …

Starter System Diagnosis

September 20, 2022 • News • Views: 55

The following general information has been assembled as a guide for starter circuit diagnosis. Refer to the appropriate Original Equipment Manufacturer’s service manual for specific information pertaining to starting system diagnostic procedures and safety precautions for your vehicle. Bench testing If a starter test bench is available, follow the procedures found in the bench tester’s …

Risk of mixing up the tensioner and deflection pulleys

September 9, 2022 • News • Views: 58

Risk of mixing up the tensioner and deflection pulleys in the CT1038K1 and CT1038K2 kits during fitting Problem: The deflection and tensioner pulleys are mixed up during fitting, resulting in incorrect tensioning. This can lead to increased noise and even engine damage. Cause: The two pulleys look almost identical with only a small difference in …

Get to know your vehicle warning lights

September 1, 2022 • News • Views: 87

With the increasing electronic content in modern vehicles comes a multitude of new dashboard warning lights. And since cars can now effectively self-diagnose, these lights will communicate important error messages and faults, alongside less critical information. Worryingly, however, a recent survey suggested that nearly half of all motorists don’t understand what they mean. Do you? …

Cooling system cannot be bled properly on vehicles with an electrically/pneumatically controlled water pump

August 30, 2022 • News • Views: 84

Examples: Audi / Seat / Skoda / VW 1.4l, 1.6l, 2.0l TDI – CT1168WP1 Problem: Noise or temperature problems as a result of incorrectly bled cooling system. There is still air in the system following replacement of the electrically/pneumatically controlled water pump. Cause: On vehicles with an electrically/pneumatically controlled water pump, the cooling system must …

A quick guide to ADAS

August 26, 2022 • News • Views: 101

As the world’s leading automotive companies continue to develop safer, future-ready vehicles, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, ADAS for short, will become increasingly common place. Here we talk you through the main systems available on the market today. And just how these smart, connected technologies are helping to both assist drivers, and improve road safety. Anti-Lock Brake …

Catalog section: Sequential Gearbox

August 25, 2022 • News • Views: 123

You may have come across a section like this in the catalog and wondered: What exactly is a sequential gearbox? How do I recognize one? Many motorcyclists will be familiar with this type of transmission, where gears usually only change “sequentially”, i.e. in “order”. In the car world, we also refer to automatic gearboxes as …

The Thermal Management Module

August 24, 2022 • News • Views: 115

The first volume produced engines to be equipped with a multifunctional thermostat are the 1.8 l and 2.0 l TFSI engines from the VW-Group (four-cylinder in-line engine EA888 Gen.3). This module was developed jointly by Audi and Schaeffler (Figure 1). In the warm-up phase of the engine, the Thermal Management Module is able to completely …

Dual Mass Flywheels for Vehicles with a Start/Stop System – Teething Problems

August 22, 2022 • News • Views: 123

Recently, an interesting question was raised at the end of a REPXPERT training course on dual mass flywheels. Can you replace a dual mass flywheel for vehicles equipped with a start/stop system with a conventional DMF? For some vehicles, there is an option to choose between the two variants in the catalog, which allows the …

Service and repair tips from Bosch: Brake pads

August 18, 2022 • News • Views: 108

As a strong partner with extensive expertise in brakes, we offer your workshop everything you need for the efficient maintenance and repair of brake systems: first-class products, reliable service offerings and efficient diagnostic technology. Identifying and solving the most common problems with brake pads: There are many causes of vibration and noise during braking. These …