Victor Reinz gaskets available through Mahle distributors

April 27, 2012 • News • Views: 2098

Popular applications for current Ford and Hyundai engines head the list of new Victor Reinz gaskets available exclusively in the UK and Ireland from MAHLE Aftermarket Ltd.

Meyle unveils engine mounts catalogue

April 26, 2012 • News • Views: 1661

Meyle has now organised its vast portfolio of Engine Mounts in a single catalogue. This new catalogue provides technicians with more product details; for example, additional information on the part’s installation environment.

ContiTech expands range of tools

April 17, 2012 • News • Views: 1817

The ContiTech Power Transmission Group has added three sets to its service range for the automotive spare parts market. Specialist shops can now carry a toolbox geared specifically to changing timing belts on Volkswagen engines along with a laser for measuring alignment and tools for installing overrunning alternator pulleys.

febi adds tools to product portfolio

April 17, 2012 • News • Views: 2486

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: 1758

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: 2292

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: 1490

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: 1930

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: 1840

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: 7370

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 …