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April 13, 2012 • News • Views: 1234

For the aftermarket Dayco provides two seemingly identical auxiliary belt tensioners for the engines fitted to a number of popular models from Alfa Romeo, FIAT, Saab, Suzuki and Opel. The Dayco references for these tensioners are APV1088 and APV1156.

Schaeffler technical videos on YouTube

April 11, 2012 • News • Views: 1216

Schaeffler Automotive Aftermarket (UK) Ltd has released a range of technical videos on YouTube.   The company – renowned for its LuK clutch, INA tensioner and FAG wheel bearing brands – has made available a series of videos about some of its market-leading products on the site.  

New Diesel Particulate Filter reset tool

April 6, 2012 • News • Views: 5059

Stuart Still, Technical Trainer with European Exhausts and Catalysts (EEC) explains how and why Diesel Particulate Filters (DPF) fail and the procedures involved on diagnosing and rectifying faults. On my visits to various customers I made enquiries about the general demand for DPF’s, and I was staggered at the lack of DPF knowledge, especially the procedure regarding …

Having problems with your diesel system?

April 4, 2012 • News • Views: 1107

Diesel (EN590) looks the same and smells the same as it always has but it is the unseen changes that leave fuel storage, pumps, injection systems and filters vulnerable to severe and costly problems.

Automotive training and education at Dublin Institute of Technology

April 4, 2012 • News • Views: 3755

The Bolton St. College of Technology has been synonymous with the Irish Motor industry for many decades. To coincide with Dublin Institute of Technology’s (DIT) recent celebration of the Centenary of Bolton Street 1912-2012, Declan Allen talks about the Department of Transport Engineering and the ongoing developments in automotive technology and the education and training …

Schaeffler to stage technical demonstrations at MechanEx

February 17, 2012 • News • Views: 1367

  Schaeffler Automotive Aftermarket (UK) Ltd will once again be staging a series of hands-on technical demonstrations on the Tech Talk Live stand at MechanEx, Westpoint Arena, Exeter, on April 17 & 18.   The company – renowned for its market-leading LuK clutch, INA tensioner and FAG wheel bearing brands – is to provide technical …

KYB confirms Tech Talk participation at MechanEx

February 16, 2012 • News • Views: 1612

KYB UK will once again be sharing its technical expertise with technicians when it exhibits at a forthcoming UK automotive trade show.  

Drive system problems explained

February 16, 2012 • News • Views: 2238

There are many reasons for premature timing belt failure. Here, Gates answers some of the most common questions that installers ask.   Q: Can you fit a timing belt the wrong way around? A: Timing belts are not directional. Although some belts are marked with arrows, they are only there to ensure that any timing …

Dayco technical update

February 8, 2012 • News • Views: 1558

One of the reoccurring repair issues that has become a problem for the independent workshop is the failure of the idler pulley on the 1.7 diesel engine fitted to many General Motors (GM) vehicles such as the Vauxhall/Opel Astra, Combo, Corsa, Mariva, Vectra and Zafira.   Although the problem ultimately stems from the timing belt …