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Denso issues injector repair warning

Denso is warning workshops against carrying out injector repairs in unclean conditions. The fuel injection system is at the heart of any diesel engine, pressurising and injecting the fuel to power an estimated 12.4 million vehicles across the UK. Yet like any essential component, it can often suffer the effects of wear and tear over time, eventually encountering problems which will require an injector repair. And with the average UK diesel car nearly seven years old* and diesel engines accounting for 40% of all licensed cars, fuel injection system repair can prove a fruitful source of revenue for repairers. However,...
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The seven mechanic jargon terms that baffle motorists

Nearly half of motorists (47 per cent) feel they’ve overpaid for car repairs because of confusing jargon used by mechanics. Drivers hearing their ‘big end’ has gone or they’ve got ‘mayonnaise’ under their oil cap is causing them to lose faith in their garages. MotorEasy, a UK-based cloud-based garage-to-consumer trading platform says that it is calling time on confusing mechanic jargon with the launch of its new ‘Lost in Translation’ campaign to promote “plain English” in car garages. It’s even worse for women with baffling workshop lingo causing a third (32%) of female drivers to stop using a garage because...
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Pagid’s manufacturing excellence highlighted in new video

Leading brake brand Pagid, has created a new video highlighting the manufacturing excellence that goes into making every one of its brake pads. The video, which can be viewed at www.pagid.com/video shows the stringent quality processes that are present at each stage of the manufacturing journey, from the receipt of raw materials, through production, quality control and testing, and finally to assembly and despatch to workshops. TMD Friction manufactures over one million-brake friction products across its world class manufacturing locations in Europe every single day - and invests €30 million in R&D annually. Every friction formulation is road tested for...
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ZF unveils new eAMT technology

ZF’s new eAMT (electrified Automated Manual Transmission) technology is an innovative concept for the hybridization of front-transverse vehicles that integrates the company’s electric axle drive system (eVD) and an automated manual transmission (AMT) into one system. The transmission actuator and the electric rear axle operate together with intelligent interaction. This results in the eAMT concept no longer experiencing tractive force interruption. The electric motor bridges the gap in accelerative force of the AMT, thanks to its design. In addition to the hybrid functions of electric drive and recuperation and boost, eAMT also features electric all-wheel drive. ZF software regulates the...
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Biggest ever fuel cell trial to begin next year

Toyota has announced it is to begin development of fuel cell powered delivery trucks in association with global convenience store operator Seven-Eleven. The joint project will see the two companies develop new fuel cell trucks and fuel cell generators, with the first stage of the project going live next year. The initiative aims to introduce technologies and systems developed by Toyota in the running of Seven-Eleven stores and the company’s distribution services. Stationary fuel cell generators and rechargeable batteries will also be introduced in the stores, managed centrally by building energy management systems. This will increase the proportion of renewable...
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Checks before fitting a new Diesel Particulate Filter

Before fitting a new Diesel Particulate Filter, you should check the following components on a vehicle: * EGR valve or EGR pipe blockage * Oxygen sensors * DPF pressure pipes and valves * Air flow meter * Intake manifold * Pressure switch * Engine temperature sensor * Engine oil – is it the correct specification …

May
31
2018

Proper disposal of shocks and dampers.

Environmental protection and disposal Our company places a high priority on protecting the environment. As a result, our concept of product quality includes not only optimum operating properties, long service life and convenient installation, but also saving resources and preserving the environment. For us, this means developing, producing and disposing of products in environmentally compatible …

May
30
2018

EricTheCarGuy and ScannerDanner Solve A Misfire (Part 2)

EricTheCarGuy and ScannerDanner Solve A Misfire (Part 2)

May
28
2018

Air-Conditioning Service Compressor Replacement and Flushing The Air- Conditioning System

The air conditioning compressor is driven by the vehicle engine via a ribbed or V-ribbed belt. It compresses and transports the refrigerant in the system.

May
23
2018

Hybrid Compressor Do’s and Don’ts

Do’s Do use PAG 46 oil or equivalent on first generation 2001-2003 Prius. Do use PAG 46 oil or equivalent on 2000-2006 Insight & 2005 Civic. Do always refer to manufacturer’s recommendations when servicing A/C Systems Do shut down High Voltage battery power when servicing any High voltage A/C compressor Don’ts Do not use any …

May
21
2018

Self-Adjusting Clutch (SAC)

As clutches are subjected to continuous wear and tear, LuK, as the first clutch manufacturer worldwide, has invested tremendous efforts in the development of a wear adjustment solution, which was successfully launched for volume production in 1995.

May
18
2018

Modification to the tensioning technology in the Ford 2.5 diesel

Modification to the tensioning technology in the Ford 2.5 diesel

May
15
2018

Water pump: Broken shaft caused by excessive belt tension / incorrect alignment

Causes: Incorrect fastening of the pump Incorrect alignment of the pump pulley in relation to the other transmission components Excessive tension of the timing belt Actions: Check the correct installation of the pump Check the correct assembly and alignment of all transmission components and make sure the timing belt is properly tensioned. Replace the faulty/damage …

May
11
2018

DPF fitting and fault diagnosis

Important information relating to DPF functionality, fitting and fault diagnosis A Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) is a service item and will need to be replaced at the end of its life. This will vary by vehicle manufacturer and the how the vehicle is maintained. If the DPF needs replacing due to blockage, this would usually …

May
9
2018

Shock absorbers and suspension strut mount rear axle

Suspension strut mount and shock absorber rear axle for KIA Cerato

May
7
2018