febi adds tools to product portfolio

April 17, 2012 • News • Views: 2390

Vehicle mechanics need more than just technical knowledge and experience to precisely locate and repair problem parts – they also need the right tools. This is why febi bilstein has added tried and tested equipment to its range to do just the job.  

Quality in the detail

April 17, 2012 • News • Views: 1655

Late springtime gives independent workshops an ideal opportunity to gain an edge over authorised garages by demonstrating their in-depth repair expertise. It is the time of year when many car drivers have their cars serviced, knowing that the harsh weather and road conditions during the winter season take an extraordinary toll on suspension parts.

Symptom or Cause?

April 16, 2012 • News • Views: 2209

More often than not a clutch change is a difficult and dirty job that requires a day of downtime, so when presented with a vehicle in need of clutch replacement it is imperative that a full assessment or diagnosis takes place to ensure that a worn clutch is not just the symptom of another vehicle …

Bosch makes changes to workshop software

April 16, 2012 • News • Views: 1413

Bosch has made a number of changes to the operating concept of the world’s leading workshop software ESItronic, making it much simpler to use and giving it a clearer structure.

Dayco service information

April 13, 2012 • News • Views: 1857

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: 1758

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: 7172

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: 1664

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: 4694

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: 1956

  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 …