Technical Articles

Low quality filters – what’s the issue?

January 12, 2023 • Filters, News, Technical Articles • Views: 266

Oil filters, air filters and fuel filters perform a very important task in the vehicle: they protect valuable engine components, such as the turbocharger or the air mass meter. Bosch product trainers Benedikt Preuss and Wolfgang Hubbe explain the importance of choosing the right filters, and how saving at the wrong end can be really …

Low energy repairs – batch priming

January 10, 2023 • News, Technical Articles • Views: 277

Over the past year, the refinish industry has felt the significant impact of rising energy prices. To combat this, the technical experts at PPG have been working to ensure the company is at the forefront of low energy repairs.

Bosch and Ed China team up on EV servicing

January 6, 2023 • News, Technical Articles • Views: 285

The Automotive Aftermarket team at Bosch has collaborated with Wheeler Dealer’s Ed China to show the car enthusiast and presenter what goes into an electric/hybrid vehicle course. He headed to the Automotive Aftermarket’s training centre in Denham to see what it’s like to service an electric vehicle.

First Line offers the solution for Renault Clio wiper motor failure

January 6, 2023 • News, Technical Articles, Wipers • Views: 401

Bad weather can cause myriad of issues for vehicles, as any technician will know, and with the Irish weather being very unpredictable, there is one issue that is guaranteed and therefore garages, and workshops need to be prepared for the consequences of a heavy rainfall on the Renault Clio. The technical issue that First Line …

Continental solves tricky tensioner pulley issue

January 4, 2023 • News, Technical Articles, Timing Belt • Views: 433

Different versions of the tensioner pulley in the timing belt kits CT1139K2, CT1139K3PRO, CT1139WP2, CT1139WP6 and CT1139WP8PRO, used in various 1.2-2.0L TDI EA189 common-rail engines from Audi/Seat/Skoda/VW. Problem: The supplied V56349 tensioner pulley looks different from the pulley fitted in the vehicle. It seems that it cannot be tightened in the way described in the …

Risk of confusion: Ford concentric slave cylinder 510 0058 10/510 0011 11

December 15, 2022 • News, Technical Articles • Views: 188

“According to the catalog, I definitely ordered the correct CSC. But I can’t connect the hydraulic line,” says the fitter, unsure what to do next. If Service Center staff ask for the part number and hear this in reply, alarm bells start to ring. This is because Schaeffler Automotive Aftermarket offer 2 CSCs that are …

Proven mechanical fixes for those trickier jobs

November 18, 2022 • News, Technical Articles • Views: 206

Autodata, part of the Solera group, has provided the following technical article which tackles two tricky mechanical faults on the Citroen DS3 and the Ford Mondeo.

DRiV Motorparts prepared for electric future

July 26, 2022 • News, Technical Articles • Views: 273

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

Ford Transit ball joint removal and installation, by Laser Tools and Schaeffler

June 16, 2022 • News, Technical Articles • Views: 347

In this latest ‘best practice’ article, technical experts from OESAA members, Laser Tools and Schaeffler, have teamed up to offer advice to technicians when carrying out a ball joint replacement on a Ford Transit, to guarantee an efficient, accurate and professional job.

Comline expert answers common brake safety questions

June 9, 2022 • Brakes, News, Technical Articles • Views: 416

Comline Ireland says it is enthusiastic about providing technicians with useful, thorough and up-to-date information, to ensure a first time fit, every time.