Dayco supports ingenuity and encourages best practise

October 18, 2023 • News, Technical Articles • Views: 296

Spurred on by a recent news story concerning a workshop in Devon that has become prominent for its fixed price offer for the timing belt replacement on the Ford 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine, Dayco, the original equipment (OE) supplier to Ford for this and many other engines, is encouraging other businesses to follow suit. “According to …

Continental offers electronic timing setting advise

September 22, 2023 • News, Technical Articles • Views: 503

Continental offers the CT1167 as well as all associated kits for Audi, Seat, Skoda and Volkswagen models. Suitable for various 1.0–1.6L TSI, EA211 models with electronic camshaft adjustment. Problem When fitting the timing belt, the bolts for the camshaft adjustment (Fig. 1) must be loosened. After belt replacement the timing and lead angle for the …

ADAS front camera calibration

September 8, 2023 • News, Technical Articles • Views: 268

Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS) have proven to reduce accidents on our roads. Calibration plays an essential role in keeping these systems functioning correctly.

Diagnostic info and web-based training for Tesla

August 31, 2023 • News, Technical Articles • Views: 337

With the latest updates of ESItronic Online 2.0 software, Bosch says it offers enhanced coverage of popular Tesla models, with diagnostic access and information for the Model S and Model X. Together with a web-based training module, available via the BATS portal, independent workshops can benefit from expert guidance and cater for this popular vehicle …

Mahle fitment advice for spin-on oil filter in minibus campers

August 28, 2023 • News, Technical Articles • Views: 333

Mahle Aftermarket has issued its latest technical bulletin to offer advice to technicians to help overcome any problems when installing the OC 248 spin-on oil filter in minibus campers.

Watch: Shock absorber test bench in action

August 24, 2023 • News, Suspension, Technical Articles • Views: 302

Shock absorbers play a crucial role in ensuring the safety, stability and comfort of a vehicle. Technological evolution in the automotive industry has led to significant improvements in shock absorber components, allowing for more precise control of vehicle vibration and oscillations. A key aspect in the development and production of shock absorbers is the use …

Dayco looks at two-stage timing belt tensioning

August 18, 2023 • News, Technical Articles, Timing Belt • Views: 241

Although Dayco is an original equipment (OE) supplier of both the primary and auxiliary drive systems to vehicle manufacturers around the world, its aftermarket division is also active in the independent service and repair sector, where it promotes best practice and provides technical advice and instruction to help workshops complete belt replacement efficiently and successfully. …

Delphi aims to increase diagnostics understanding

August 10, 2023 • News, Technical Articles • Views: 293

Delphi believes many independent garages are still unsure of the diagnostics capabilities they need for newer generation cars and of the technologies they will encounter. Delphi’s OBD diagnostics offering is built around the DS180 BlueTech vehicle communication interface (VCI). It’s usually supplied in a ‘Car Kit’ including a high specification tablet as well as the …

More driver convictions for defective vehicle parts

August 9, 2023 • News • Views: 216

With road fatalities on the rise here in Ireland, is more enforcement in the area of defective vehicle parts one that the Road Safety Authority (RSA) and An Garda Síochána should be much more active in?

Installation advice from Comline

August 1, 2023 • Brakes, News, Technical Articles • Views: 269

A number of applications within the Comline brake disc range feature integrated ABS rings. Such designs are prevalent among Citroen and Peugeot vehicles, but there is a common fitment issue with this type of disc that relates to the ABS ring and sensor. The following Comline bulletin outlines the problem and the simple solution: Fault …