Correct installation of 2.1 generation wheel bearings with snap ring

August 12, 2022 • News • Views: 288

A wheel bearing is generally pressed or pulled into the bearing housing by the outer ring. Otherwise, the bearing clearance or preload will be negatively affected and this will cause premature failure. But how do you press a 2.1 generation wheel bearing unit in, when the wheel hub covers the outer ring? Directly via the …

Maintenance and repair of Denoxtronic systems in commercial vehicles

August 10, 2022 • News • Views: 471

Five generations of the exhaust gas treatment and dosing system Denoxtronic were installed in a large proportion of diesel vehicles throughout the last 18 years.  This system injects the urea-water solution AdBlue into the exhaust stream and converts, in combination with the SCR catalytic converter, harmful nitrogen oxides (NOx) into water and nitrogen. Around 12 …

Denso focuses on air conditioning

August 5, 2022 • News • Views: 151

Denso is a leading original equipment (OE) manufacturer and system supplier to vehicle manufacturers (VMs) globally and a pioneer in the design and development of air conditioning (AC) systems. Ensuring these systems are functioning correctly is an important responsibility for workshops and, particularly as the weather gets warmer, both a comfort and safety benefit for …

ZF Aftermarket: The right oil

August 2, 2022 • News • Views: 157

Our 8HP demonstrates how to drive well in cars like the current BMW M5. But how do you lubricate it well so that it always stays that way? The answer to this question is both simple and complicated: with the right oil. Oil is much more than just a lubricant. It cleans, protects, cools, cares …

Getting your vehicle summer ready

July 30, 2022 • News • Views: 140

In the summer, drivers need to consider the effects of the heat on their vehicle(s) and themselves whilst driving. Extreme heat can push your vehicle past its limits and leave you stranded on the side of the road waiting for the recovery truck. With this in mind, here are some simple tips that may prevent …

DRiV Motorparts prepared for electric future

July 26, 2022 • News, Technical Articles • Views: 197

Tenneco says that its DRiV Motorparts business is committed to helping distributors and workshops capture EV parts and service opportunities:

Don’t forget the turbo hose from First Line

July 26, 2022 • News • Views: 144

Pressing emissions standards in vehicle manufacturing have resulted in smaller engines going into the passenger cars of today. Often though, to make up for the loss in power delivered by a smaller engine, the horsepower is topped up by the addition of a turbocharger. The boost in power delivered by a turbocharger isn’t as viable …

Silicon carbide (SiC) DPFs

July 22, 2022 • News • Views: 157

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: 222

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: 281

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 …