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New Mahle Technical Messenger service bulletin

December 3, 2015 • News, Technical Articles • Views: 1002

Mahle Aftermarket has released a ‘Technical Messenger’ technical service bulletin, for the replacement of the oil filter element on the popular 1.4/1.6/2.0-litre TDI engines used widely across the Volkswagen Group. The element, Knecht Filter part number OX 787D, fits within a two-piece filter housing module (OF206), which is also manufactured by Mahle and is mounted …

Redesigned Victor Reinz® installation instructions

November 11, 2015 • Technical Articles • Views: 811

In order to enhance its fitting instructions, Victor Reinz has simplified the layout and made it easier for installers to follow each assembly step.   While the previous instructions included written explanations in German, English and French, the new design is entirely visual. The company’s product programme management team designed the new versions to be …

Meyle Mechanics offer support on water pump replacement

June 3, 2015 • News, Technical Articles • Views: 785

Garage staff who have to replace water pumps can now find helpful support for this repair job on “Meyle TV” on YouTube. In their latest video, the “Meyle Mechanics” explain why it is necessary to flush the cooling system. The video also takes a look at the special features of Meyle-HD water pumps. For garages, …

Delphi successfully completes first coast-to-coast automated drive

April 7, 2015 • News, Technical Articles • Views: 890

Delphi Automotive has completed the longest automated drive in North America, traveling from San Francisco to New York in the first coast-to-coast trip ever taken by an automated vehicle.

Autodata launches innovative new online product

March 20, 2015 • News, Technical Articles • Views: 972

Autodata has launched an innovative new online platform, setting a new standard in the delivery of automotive technical information.

Putting the record straight on diesel cars

March 11, 2015 • News, Technical Articles • Views: 919

Today, the UK’s Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) will today launch a nationwide consumer campaign to raise awareness about the latest low-emission car technology and challenge the increasing demonisation of diesel. It makes very interesting reading for Irish readers too. The SMMT is one of the largest and most influential trade associations in …

Gates helps identify serpentine belt wear systems

February 20, 2015 • Technical Articles • Views: 1563

Gates explains that the serpentine belt, tensioner, idler and pulleys inside the accessory belt drive system work together smoothly, to provide the drive for systems such as the power steering, alternator, air conditioning and, sometimes, the cooling system via the water pump.

Contitech offers advice on changing timing belts

February 19, 2015 • Technical Articles • Views: 1079

Significant errors are frequently committed when changing the timing belt. To ensure that the belt change operation goes smoothly, the ContiTech Power Transmission Group provides fitters with a detailed installation guide.

Blue Print has clutches covered

February 19, 2015 • Technical Articles • Views: 777

The Blue Print range of clutch kits includes 830 plus part numbers which cover nearly 2,200 Asian and American applications. It also includes comprehensive ranges of clutch cables, hoses, master cylinders and slave cylinders. Plus, all Blue Print clutch kits are covered by a Three Year, ‘No Quibble’ Unlimited Mileage Warranty against manufacturing defects, giving …

Delphi offers ball joint replacement advice

January 13, 2015 • Technical Articles • Views: 807

Delphi is advising technicians to help ensure a quality steering and suspension repair by replacing the entire ball joint component where the rubber boot is split, cracked, damaged or missing.