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

August 22, 2022 • News • Views: 138

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: 116

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 …

Timing Belt: Maintenance-Free, yet…!

August 16, 2022 • News • Views: 124

Vehicles in which a timing belt is installed benefit greatly from the fact that timing belts are basically maintenance-free and do not need to be adjusted during their service life. However, they also bear the brunt of the high temperatures found within the engine compartment and the constant deflection. They are subjected to heavy stress …

Correct installation of 2.1 generation wheel bearings with snap ring

August 12, 2022 • News • Views: 158

A wheel bearing is generally pressed or pulled into the bearing housing by the outer ring. Otherwise, the bearing clearance or preload will be negatively affected and this will cause premature failure. But how do you press a 2.1 generation wheel bearing unit in, when the wheel hub covers the outer ring? Directly via the …

Maintenance and repair of Denoxtronic systems in commercial vehicles

August 10, 2022 • News • Views: 143

Five generations of the exhaust gas treatment and dosing system Denoxtronic were installed in a large proportion of diesel vehicles throughout the last 18 years.  This system injects the urea-water solution AdBlue into the exhaust stream and converts, in combination with the SCR catalytic converter, harmful nitrogen oxides (NOx) into water and nitrogen. Around 12 …

Denso focuses on air conditioning

August 5, 2022 • News • Views: 101

Denso is a leading original equipment (OE) manufacturer and system supplier to vehicle manufacturers (VMs) globally and a pioneer in the design and development of air conditioning (AC) systems. Ensuring these systems are functioning correctly is an important responsibility for workshops and, particularly as the weather gets warmer, both a comfort and safety benefit for …

ZF Aftermarket: The right oil

August 2, 2022 • News • Views: 109

Our 8HP demonstrates how to drive well in cars like the current BMW M5. But how do you lubricate it well so that it always stays that way? The answer to this question is both simple and complicated: with the right oil. Oil is much more than just a lubricant. It cleans, protects, cools, cares …

Getting your vehicle summer ready

July 30, 2022 • News • Views: 103

In the summer, drivers need to consider the effects of the heat on their vehicle(s) and themselves whilst driving. Extreme heat can push your vehicle past its limits and leave you stranded on the side of the road waiting for the recovery truck. With this in mind, here are some simple tips that may prevent …

DRiV Motorparts prepared for electric future

July 26, 2022 • News, Technical Articles • Views: 138

Tenneco says that its DRiV Motorparts business is committed to helping distributors and workshops capture EV parts and service opportunities:

Don’t forget the turbo hose from First Line

July 26, 2022 • News • Views: 102

Pressing emissions standards in vehicle manufacturing have resulted in smaller engines going into the passenger cars of today. Often though, to make up for the loss in power delivered by a smaller engine, the horsepower is topped up by the addition of a turbocharger. The boost in power delivered by a turbocharger isn’t as viable …