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Silicon carbide (SiC) DPFs

July 22, 2022 • News • Views: 106

What Is SiC? The BM Catalysts premium range of DPFs is made using silicon carbide as opposed to cordierite which is used in the standard range of DPFs. It is a compound of silicon and carbide. Also known as carborundum, it is a material widely used in applications that require high thermal or strength endurance. …

Noise from the timing belt drive, timing belt torn, engine damage

July 18, 2022 • News • Views: 147

Problem: Noise from the timing belt drive on CT1078K1, CT1178K1 for Opel / Vauxhall / Chevrolet 1.7D/CDTI (A17 DT/DTC/DTE/DTF/DTI DTJ/DTR/DTS, Z17 DTJ/DTR). The timing belt jumps or is torn. One edge of the timing belt is worn down along its entire length. The tensioner pulley’s tension spring has been partly or completely ground down. Cause: …

How to Install a Harmonic Balancer

July 1, 2022 • News • Views: 162

10 easy steps to balancer removal and replacement Harmonic balancers are used to help lessen the vibration of the engine. Maintenance and replacement are important. Below are the key steps necessary for proper removal and installation. Step 1 – Remove the belt or belts from the front of the engine. Step 2 – If your …

Brake Warning System In Detail

June 30, 2022 • News • Views: 136

A. Brake warning system In general, the dashboard light that indicates a problem with the brake system has an alarming red colour (depending on the vehicle model) to indicate that there is an immediate risk, potentially compromising the general safety of the vehicle. It should never be ignored. There are several reasons why the brake …

Changes on the horizon for air con servicing, Waeco warns

June 29, 2022 • News • Views: 177

Back in March, the Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association (OESAA) welcomed air conditioning (AC) specialist Waeco to the organisation. Its territory sales manager for workshop equipment, Andrew Bastable, has called the group’s determination to prioritise education in the automotive aftermarket “refreshing”. Waeco’s desire to align itself with the membership, so workshops can be prepared for …

Cabin Air Filter Failure and Diagnosis

June 28, 2022 • News • Views: 123

We rely on our cars more today than we ever have done; they are used for minor tasks and for the big moments in life. We all tend to look after our cars keeping them clean and tidy, getting them serviced yearly, but some parts are prioritised more than others. If the Cabin Air Filter …

Intelligent engine repairs

June 20, 2022 • News • Views: 177

Technical context A damage to the engine often results in consequential damages to other components of the engine. Possible reasons of damage and technical contexts can be found in the following text. Our customized INA Timing Chain KIT (559 0146 10) contains all necessary components needed for professional repair on the timing chain. Wear can cause the timing …

Ford Transit ball joint removal and installation, by Laser Tools and Schaeffler

June 16, 2022 • News, Technical Articles • Views: 171

In this latest ‘best practice’ article, technical experts from OESAA members, Laser Tools and Schaeffler, have teamed up to offer advice to technicians when carrying out a ball joint replacement on a Ford Transit, to guarantee an efficient, accurate and professional job.

Synthetic vs Mineral Engine Oils

June 13, 2022 • News • Views: 197

As we have seen in our previous articles, engine oil comes in a number of grades, viscosities and contain various additives. Another option that will find is whether you are buying synthetic or conventional engine oil. Synthetic engine oils generally perform better than mineral engine oils in areas such as providing protection for your vehicle …

Comline expert answers common brake safety questions

June 9, 2022 • Brakes, News, Technical Articles • Views: 223

Comline Ireland says it is enthusiastic about providing technicians with useful, thorough and up-to-date information, to ensure a first time fit, every time.