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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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The new MINI is Electric

As the world faces new environmental, social and economic challenges, MINI tells us that that it has unveiled its first fully electric model - the MINI Electric. (more…)
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Unemployment rate down to 4.8 per cent at end of January

RecruitAuto.ie welcomes the news that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell from five per cent in the third quarter of 2019 to 4.7 per cent in the fourth quarter. (more…)
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Sensing Pressures

BOSCH speaks about diesel pressure sensors and pressure control valves. Fitted into a diesel engine, a diesel pressure sensor functions to relay a pressure drop in the common rail system to the ECU. The ECU uses this information to restore the pressure via a high-pressure pump. When modern vehicles experience common rail system problems, faulty …

April
24
2020

Replacing Auxiliary Electric Water Pumps with First Line

Modern, low-emission, high-output engines have to run within a very small temperature range in order to maintain their efficiency. The water pump allows this to happen by regulating the coolant flow according to the demand of the ECU. Furthermore, forced induction engines will require additional cooling of the turbo/supercharger after shutdown in order to prevent …

April
22
2020

Self Adjusting Clutch Explained

Self Adjusting Clutch Explained

April
20
2020

GATES MICRO V KIT

GATES MICRO V KIT ENG v041

April
17
2020

Everything you Need to Know About Exhaust Back Pressure

Klarius Training – Exhaust Systems

April
15
2020

Dishing the Dirt on Engine Failure

FEDERAL-MOGUL talks about the key sources of contamination that cause engine damage and failure. Moving engine components such as pistons, crankshafts, camshafts, bearings, valves, oil seals and pumps are susceptible of damage as a result of dirt abrasion. The reason is simple – where there is movement within the engine, dirt and impurities will cause …

April
13
2020

Glow Plug Technology

It probably hasn’t escaped your notice that new car buyers are continuing to change their allegiance from spark ignition to compression ignition vehicles, and it won’t be long before diesel cars start outselling petrol cars – a shift that few would have predicted as little as 15 years ago. In the first six months of …

April
10
2020

Handbrake Cable Replacement

Research from TRW suggests that only 2 per cent (4.2 million) of the European car parc changes parts such as handbrake cables on an annual basis. It is suggested that this figure should be much higher and workshop mechanics, fitters and technicians are strongly encouraged to check cables more regularly. Types of Cable There are …

April
8
2020

Basic Measurement of Wheel Alignment: Toe

Need more information on toe, a basic measurement of alignment? The Delphi Training Series breaks it down for you.

April
6
2020

BMW Spark Plug Installation on N43 engine

This video explains the necessity to use a special Spark Plug Socket to remove the Spark Plug in the BMW N43 engines.

April
2
2020