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Schaeffler to stage technical demonstrations at MechanEx

February 17, 2012 • News • Views: 1564

  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: 1864

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: 2480

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: 1774

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 …