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DMF Stress Test tips from ZF Aftermarket

In spite of ever greater horsepower and higher torques, today’s vehicles actually run very smoothly. The dual-mass flywheel (DMF) plays a crucial role in this by absorbing and almost completely eliminating torsional vibrations with its integrated spring and damping system. If a mechanic does hear unusual noises, the DMF is usually the first port of call even though in many cases it isn’t the source of the problem. Here, ZF Aftermarket experts explain how to identify the possible cause of an unusual noise; before leaping to the wrong conclusion and exchanging the component unnecessarily. (more…)
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Debunking common HID myths

A new site providing information on Xenon HID bulbs, including debunking common HID myths has been launched. www.ringautomotive.com/en/refit-hids has been launched by vehicle lighting specialists Ring to give technicians and HID stockists all the resources and information they need about replacing xenon HIDs. Xenon HIDs are fitted on around ten per cent of the UK car parc, yet there remains myths and concerns around them in the aftermarket. With the new site, Ring says it wants to provide the facts around how HID headlight systems work, how often HID bulbs should be replaced, how to identify a quality bulb and...
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Meyle’s five steps for a clean cooling system

Thorough and regular flushing is one of the decisive steps in the maintenance of cooling systems. Contamination, e. g. due to the incorrect use of sealing compound in the cooling system, reduces the cooling capacity in the long run and can lead to premature failure of the water pump mechanical seal. (more…)
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HGV clutch and flywheel fitment and removal made easy by Laser Tools

New to the Laser Tools’ HGV range is this clutch & flywheel jack (part number 7249), designed to remove, install and transport (in the lowered position) 14 inch and 15½ inch double-disc clutches and/or flywheel assemblies as fitted to HGV vehicles. (more…)
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New Motorservice packaging defeats counterfeiters

The Motorservice Group is the sales organization of Rheinmetall Automotive’s global aftermarket activities. It is a leading supplier of engine components for the spare parts market, encompassing the Kolbenschmidt, Pierburg, BF and TRW Engine Components brands. (more…)
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ContiTech: Expert Tips for Changing Timing Belts- Fiat Panda MY 200

Detailed instructions for timing belt kit CT999WP1 in a Fiat Panda MY 2004, 44 kW 1.2-liter engines up to engine number 2533528 with engine code 188.A4.000

November
12
2018

Timing kit installation VW Golf VII 1.4 TSI

Timing kit installation KTB819, Volkswagen Golf VII 1.4 TSI

November
9
2018

How to Adapt Air Suspension Systems

How do you adapt air suspension systems? The Delphi Training Series breaks it down for you.

November
7
2018

CV Trouble Tracers – Brake Pads and Discs

CV Trouble Tracers – Brake Pads and Discs

November
2
2018

Spark Plug Electrode Wear

This video explains the electrode wear of spark plugs, especially the difference between single spark and wasted (double) spark systems. It shows in detail why in double spark ignition systems, spark plug electrode wear is different on some cylinders.

October
29
2018

SACHS useful tip: Replacing CDC dampers.

Early in 2012, the twelve millionth CDC damper for passenger cars since the start of production in 1994 left the line at ZF Friedrichshafen AG’s Schweinfurt location. Ride comfort and dynamics More and more automotive manufacturers opt for the continuously variable damping system called Continuous Damping Control (CDC) in their vehicles. It permanently monitors influencing …

October
26
2018

Sight block kit

Steve Smith talks us through the Sight block kit

October
22
2018

How to correctly install ball joints

Learn how to correctly install ball joints with this instructional video.

October
16
2018

Replacing a compressor – Everything you need to know

Professional replacement of a compressor and the numerous associated work steps are a complex problem. In order to provide comprehensive help for this task, however, we have combined everything you need to keep in mind and consider in one brochure.

October
12
2018

Bleeding process of CSC 510 0097 10

Bleeding procedure for vehicle-side connector with short flange

October
12
2018