World’s first road noise active and control technology

November 12, 2019 • News • Views: 993

HMG (Hyundai Motor Group) has just announced the development of the world’s first Road Noise Active Noise Control (RANC) system. The first-ever system dramatically reduces noise within the cabin of a vehicle. RANC builds on the Group’s current Active Noise Control (ANC) technology, which actively reduces noise by emitting soundwaves inverted to incoming noise. ANC …

SIMI says thousands of motor industry jobs under threat

July 31, 2019 • News • Views: 1237

The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) has today issued their Quarterly Motor Industry Review Q2 of 2019 composed by Economist Jim Power. It makes for stark reading, despite the economy performing strongly, the environment for new car sales continues to remain very challenging.

New Goetze and AE catalogues launched

July 5, 2019 • News • Views: 1411

Tenneco and Federal-Mogul Motorparts have launched two new catalogues from its Engine Expertise brands, Goetze and AE.  Coverage has been significantly expanded by both brands, each aiming to provide vehicles across Europe with OE-quality engine components. The catalogues feature intuitive catalogue formatting and incorporate additional material and information on installation, troubleshooting and technical details. “The …

TPMS simplified

July 3, 2019 • News, Technical Articles • Views: 1101

TPMS Sensors can become confusing with all the various models and types on the market and all the different procedures for programming / learning the sensors. Here Ryan’s Automotive  explains  some of the differences. Sensor Types OE Direct Fit The application list for OE Direct Fit sensors has many different part numbers specific to certain …

The ABC’s of ACEA specifications with Finol Oils

July 3, 2019 • News, Oil & Lubricants • Views: 1086

Understanding engine oil can be complicated and making the right choice for your vehicle can be time-consuming. In fact, many of us will pick up the first bottle we see without understanding what we are putting into our vehicles. As difficult as it may be, it is incredibly important to choose the right oil as …

Carbon clumps and timing chain fragments removed during engine clean

July 3, 2019 • News • Views: 1049

Pictures of a broken timing chain tensioner, extracted during an EDT Automotive engine clean, reveal the hidden contaminants lurking in our engines. The fragments were caught in the EDT engine cleaning machine’s filter, which is renowned for collecting up to half a litre of black sludge containing carbon, metallic particles and other contaminants.   David …

Brake noise – can an age-old problem still affect your business?

July 2, 2019 • News • Views: 2696

The answer is simple yes; brake noise causes anxiety and although such noise rarely indicates an actual performance or safety-related issue, its presence will always raise concerns over the quality of braking components. In this safety critical category, noise can result in a damaging lack of confidence in the supplying garage, motor factor, and parts …

Tenneco introduces an all-new Megabond Cylinder Liner

June 26, 2019 • News • Views: 953

Tenneco’s Powertrain division will present its all-new Megabond cylinder liner technology at the 2019 IAA Frankfurt Motor Show Press and Trade Days only. It says that Megabond liners provide superior robustness for high performance and durability on engines with cast aluminum cylinder blocks. They offer twice the mechanical bond strength of existing state-of-the-art liners, combined …

JCB sets new British tractor speed record

June 26, 2019 • News • Views: 895

JCB’s Fastrac Tractor has stormed to a new British speed record for a tractor, powered by a variant of the Brutish manufactured 7.2 litre, 6-cylinder Dieselmax engine co-developed by JCB with Ricardo. Why you may say? Well I suppose it’s because they can and records are always there to be broken. The aerodynamically enhanced JCB …

Volkswagen video explains the stricter WLTP test procedure

June 21, 2019 • News • Views: 940

Euro 6d TEMP EVAP ISC – this is the complicated name of the emission standard that will be mandatory for all newly registered vehicles with the second stage of the WLTP type test from September 1, 2019.