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New profile clamp withstands temperatures of up to 900 °C

Norma Group has developed the VPP Compact High Temperature, a new VPP profile clamp that can withstand component temperatures of up to 900 °C. (more…)
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Timing belt failure investigated by Gates

Gates has investigated the cause of premature timing belt failure in the Synchronous Belt Drive System (SBDS) for number of Ford, Peugeot and Citroen models with 1.6L petrol and PSA diesel engines. (more…)
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Ireland produces over half a million tonnes of hazardous waste annually

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has today published its latest hazardous waste (including lead-acid batteries) figures for Ireland. (more…)
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ZF supplies chassis parts for numerous LCV models

High mileage, heavy loads, constant use – the light commercial vehicle is the automotive workhorse. With this class of vehicle subjected to considerable pressure and stress, this segment of the vehicle parc offers significant service and repair opportunities for workshops. ZF Aftermarket helps independent garages position themselves in this segment and here, under its Lemförder brand, the business offers repair tips for one of its most popular vehicles, the Volkswagen T5. LCVs are often used daily to carry high payloads meaning they are also subject to high wear. Failure rates for LCV safety inspections are higher in all age categories...
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Volkswagen rolls out augmented reality headsets in UK

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VCV) in the UK is rolling out augmented reality headsets for technicians across its Van Centre network to help speed up complex repair work. It claims this will deliver potential savings to customers over five years of downtime equal to Stg.£1 million. The innovative system allows experts based at the Technical Support Centre (TSC) to send precise visual instructions remotely to technicians at Van Centres and Mobile Service Clinics to ensure any maintenance issues can be fixed as quickly and efficiently as possible, minimising the time a van spends off the road. VCV UK claims that the...
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Honing Perfection

Federal-Mogul Engine Expertise shares some insight on honing – the finishing touch for the perfect cylinder bore. Cylinder bore honing is a highly effective way to improve the bottom end of an engine. It is an essential step after an engine re-bore, as a “tidying-up” procedure. Cylinder bore honing is also effectively remedy’s an engine …

June
13
2020

Borg & Beck advises on cabin filter replacement

Replacing Cabin Filters when a vehicle is in for a service is usually part of the service schedule, but it is quite often overlooked, as many vehicle owners don’t know they exist or what they are for and therefore are not willing to pay for it to be replaced. “With a few key questions, for …

June
8
2020

Autoelectro presents trio of diagnosis and solution examples

Autoelectro, the independent remanufacturer of starter motors and alternators for car and commercial applications, has diagnosed and resolved three specific issues affecting three different applications. Vehicle manufacturers, Renault, Fiat and Mercedes, all feature in the Bradford company’s latest technical bulletin, available free-of-charge on Autoelectro’s website, and demonstrates the level of its considerable technical expertise. Focusing …

June
1
2020

Ryans Automotive: DPF filter regeneration modes

Figures mentioned here are general figures and may very from brand to brand The Engine Control Module (ECM) of the engine determines continually the amount of the soot mass (particles) in the particle filter and estimates the remaining operational range. The determination is based on the amount of intake air, injected fuel and load factor. …

May
28
2020

Denso: Lambda Sensor fault-finding boosts workshop customer satisfaction

DENSO is helping workshops identify signs of faulty Oxygen Sensors with expert servicing tips As a leading manufacturer of Oxygen Sensors, DENSO is providing workshops with expert fault-finding tips to improve fuel efficiency and reduce exhaust emissions for environmentally-aware customers. A combination of ever-tightening environmental regulations and environmentally-aware motorists over the last decade has made …

May
25
2020

LuK: Dual Mass Fly Wheel

Since its launch in 1985, the LuK Dual Mass Flywheel (DMF) has been fitted as original equipment in ever-increasing numbers of vehicles. When a conventional single-mass flywheel  and conventional clutch reach their torsion angle limits at around 18°, the DMF, with its decoupled dual masses and a torsion angle of up to 100°, can absorb …

May
22
2020

Hella: Transmission Sensor

Transmission sensors record the transmission speed. This information is needed by the ECU to adjust the shifting pressure and for the decision which gear must be chosen. Function There are two different types of transmission sensors, a hall sensor and an inductive pickup. Their function is send voltage signals produced by changing magnetic fields developed …

May
18
2020

Centrifugal Pendulum DMFs

Dual Mass Flywheels (DMFs) set a new standard for drivetrain noise insulation and vibration damping when launched by LuK in 1985. A total of 63 million DMFs have since been manufactured, and one in three cars on European roads currently use DMF technology to aid comfort and reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. Now pendulum-type …

May
11
2020

Bearing Clearance

GLYCO explains the vital role of bearing clearances in modern engines. As engine builders continue to extract more power from less fuel, modern engines are subjected to greater temperatures and loads. With bearings taking the strain, bearing clearances are microscopic spaces with huge impact. BEING CLEAR ABOUT CLEARANCESA bearing clearance is the difference between the …

May
8
2020

Check For Damage

febi explains the importance of regularly inspecting high-pressure fuel pump cam followers to protect against consequential damage. VAG has been using fuel-stratified injection (FSi) to power their petrol engines since 2000. This system was designed with the aim to improve fuel consumption and engine efficiency. By running the engine with leaner fuel mixtures, emissions are …

May
4
2020