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Textar launches premium brake pads with unique dampening shim technology

Global leader in OE brake technology, TMD Friction, has developed Textar Q+, an innovative dampening shim to provide the ultimate noise reduction, which is now available on a wide range of its premium Textar brake pads. As an OE supplier, TMD Friction has an established reputation for excellent braking performance and as modern vehicles become quieter, the company is continuously developing new technology to reduce brake noises. An established but also complex possibility to prevent the transmission of brake noise from the brake pad to the brake system is the use of dampening shims on the backing plate. They prevent...
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Annual holidays

The editorial team is now on annual holidays and will return on Monday, July 17, when normal service will be resumed. For accounts / admin queries call + 353 (0) 90 66 25 676 or email info@autopub.ie
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Continental teaches vehicles to park Independently

Normally, it is people that have to  learn how to park their cars – and it is certainly not the most popular  task among drivers. Therefore, technology company Continental has  developed a solution, which can, at least, relieve drivers from recurring parking routines. Upon request, the new Trained Parking  function records and stores the sequence of a parking procedure. When the procedure is to be repeated, the driver drives the vehicle  near where the recording began and, at the touch of a button, the  vehicle independently performs the previously learned parking  procedure. “Parking procedures, such as from the house door into...
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VW to enable vehicles to vehicle communications by 2019

Connectivity between different vehicles as well as between vehicles and transport infrastructure in the vicinity is another important step towards connected motoring that aims to reduce road accidents, or minimise their consequences. From 2019, Volkswagen tells us that it will therefore start fitting its first models with pWLAN as standard in order to serve as an additional communication technology for the exchange of selected information relevant to traffic between cars made by different manufacturers. This will involve information being exchanged both between vehicles (car-to-car), as well as between vehicles and the transport infrastructure (car-to-X). In both cases that presupposes that...
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Vehicle Dynamics International Awards 2017: the winners!

With an inspiring shortlist and a world-renowned international jury, 2017 is another great year for the Vehicle Dynamics International Awards, where Ireland is represented by Padraic Deane, our managing editor. These are the vehicle dynamics innovations, professionals and technologies that have won this year’s honors… Car of the Year: - New BMW 5 Series Dynamics have been a key focus for the 2017 5 Series, for which the dynamics team has designed a new chassis, lowered the center of gravity, increased torsional stiffness, and reduced body weight through the increased use of aluminum, magnesium and high-strength steels – indeed the...
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Why spark plugs need to be replaced

This informative video talks about the many reasons why to change your spark plugs

July
2
2017

Causes of clutch noise

Clutch noise such as whistling or clonking is not always an indication of a defective clutch. Whistling noises may e.g. also be caused by off-center contact of the clutch release bearing, a non-centered transmission input shaft, or a defective pilot bearing. Rattling noises may be due to load alterations if clutch disks are furnished with …

July
2
2017

Understanding running compression waveforms

Viewing the pressure waveforms from inside the cylinder of a running engine can provide a great deal of diagnostic information. Understanding these waveforms will help you spot valve issues, blocked catalytic converters and restricted air intakes.

July
1
2017

General information on fitting water pumps and flushing the cooling circuit

During changing of the water pump and the associated flushing of the cooling circuit, errors are often made, which can result in contamination of the new coolant and can jeopardize the proper performance of the new water pump. It is therefore especially important to flush the entire cooling circuit before changing the water pump, adhere …

June
28
2017

Installing new spark plugs

Learn the correct way to install spark plugs.

June
28
2017

Checking for a jumped timing chain or belt

This video shows how to use your PicoScope to check engine timing.

June
26
2017

New Subaru special service tool

Industry concern has been raised regarding the Subaru hydraulic tensioner (Gates T43138) applications listed within this bulletin. This issue has prompted the Gates Engineers to closely analyze these specific applications. The following information pertains to these findings as well as providing a solution.

June
21
2017

What is a “Fouled” spark plug?

When a spark plug misfires, it may be a result of fouling. This video describes the various factors leading to a fouled spark plug.

June
20
2017

Installation recommendations for timing belt system on Honda 1.7L Engines

Installation recommendations for timing belt system on Honda 1.7L Engines

June
12
2017

Secondary analysis

This video by Mick Jones and Autonerdz demonstrates the power of PicoScope, along with some of its advanced features.

June
10
2017