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Range Rover Evoque to comply to stricter RDE2 emissions tests

April 24, 2019 • News • Views: 348

Range Rover tells us that their new Evoque has become the first luxury compact SUV to be certified under stringent new NOx emissions targets, ‘Real Driving Emissions’ stage 2 (RDE2), ahead of the official legislative introduction for new models in January 2020. All Jaguar and Land Rover models already meet the standards required by the …

FAI premium chain kits – time for a change?

April 14, 2019 • News • Views: 110

FAI was one of the first to market with an ‘all makes’ Timing Chain kit programme; offering a high-quality alternative to the costly components offered by manufacturers.   With over a decade of experience in R&D and production, the well-known aftermarket brand has topped 500 kits in its range, including an industry-leading selection of VVT …

New ceramic wheel bearing unveiled

April 5, 2019 • News • Views: 114

NTN-SNR has used ceramic ball technology in a new wheel bearing to help achieve the required specifications for the new Jaguar XE SV Project 8 bearing. This technology has already been developed and tested in single seater race cars and 24 hour Le Mans race cars. The benefits of using this technology are weight savings …

UK in pole position in £62 billion self-driving car race – if BREXIT roadblock removed

April 4, 2019 • News • Views: 406

The UK claims to be in pole position in the global race to market for connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs), with a £62 billion boost to the UK economy by 2030 up for grabs, according to a major new report published today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) and Frost & Sullivan. …

World experts to speak here on the future of hi-tech electric mobility

April 3, 2019 • News • Views: 404

Electronomous, the car tech summit taking place in Killarney, Co. Kerry,  May 2-3  will provide a unique glimpse at how technology will affect the automotive, insurance and car finance industries, as well as car sales and motoring into the future. One commentator described it as where “the automotive and tech worlds converge”.

Denso adds reset option to e-Videns solution

April 3, 2019 • News • Views: 198

Denso’s innovative vehicle inspection tool, e-Videns, has been further enhanced with the addition of vehicle reset functionality. The unique solution now features options for service interval resets and diagnostic trouble code resets. The update enables technicians to access the same reset functions available with OE equipment, eliminating the need to switch to other reset equipment. …

Conti to expand timing belt and water pump range

March 28, 2019 • News, Timing Belt • Views: 560

The debate continues: Should you also replace the water pump when changing the timing belt or not? For Continental, it’s a no-brainer: Always replace the water pump at the same time as changing the timing belt! Why? Changing a timing belt is a very time-consuming repair. It would therefore be irresponsible towards the customer not …

Autoelectro provides technicians with three Renault Clio tech tips

March 7, 2019 • News • Views: 485

Autoelectro has revealed several bulletins that will help technicians diagnose problems with alternators fitted to Renault Clio models, ranging from 1996 to 2007. Focusing on a 1996-1998 model, the unit can fail because of fluid contamination. This issue is common on numerous vehicles, not just the Renault in question, and technicians are urged to investigate for a leak, looking …

Finol oil analysis

March 3, 2019 • News • Views: 156

The benefits of oil analysis are felt throughout all industries that operate mechanical equipment.   It began in research laboratories as a technique to establish how oils deteriorated under operating conditions to improve development. Many different tests have been developed and standardised, increasing accuracy and precision in the results.  These results can then be used …

MEPs back life-saving vehicle safety standards in key vote

February 28, 2019 • News • Views: 352

A key committee of MEPs last week voted through a range of new mandatory vehicle safety standards that could apply to new vehicle models within three years. Members of the European Parliament’s Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) voted to approve a range of new vehicle safety standards initially proposed by the European …