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SIMI says thousands of motor industry jobs under threat

The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) has today issued their Quarterly Motor Industry Review Q2 of 2019 composed by Economist Jim Power. It makes for stark reading, despite the economy performing strongly, the environment for new car sales continues to remain very challenging. (more…)
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New Goetze and AE catalogues launched

Tenneco and Federal-Mogul Motorparts have launched two new catalogues from its Engine Expertise brands, Goetze and AE.  Coverage has been significantly expanded by both brands, each aiming to provide vehicles across Europe with OE-quality engine components. The catalogues feature intuitive catalogue formatting and incorporate additional material and information on installation, troubleshooting and technical details. “The new Goetze and AE catalogues not only bring a host of new part references, but the design has been improved to be more useful and instinctive to navigate,” explains Massi Milani, executive director, marketing, EMEA aftermarket, Tenneco/Federal-Mogul Motorparts EMEA. “We have successfully increased coverage across...
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TPMS simplified

TPMS Sensors can become confusing with all the various models and types on the market and all the different procedures for programming / learning the sensors. Here Ryan's Automotive  explains  some of the differences. Sensor Types OE Direct Fit The application list for OE Direct Fit sensors has many different part numbers specific to certain vehicles. Whether purchased from the vehicle manufacturer or from aftermarket OE suppliers like HUF Intellisens, these sensors come with the specific protocol and the ID Code for that vehicle already programmed into the sensor. The ID code then needs to be learned to the car...
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The ABC’s of ACEA specifications with Finol Oils

Understanding engine oil can be complicated and making the right choice for your vehicle can be time-consuming. In fact, many of us will pick up the first bottle we see without understanding what we are putting into our vehicles. As difficult as it may be, it is incredibly important to choose the right oil as it can have various effects on the running ability and longevity of your engine. Choosing the right type of engine oil not only increases the life of your engine, but it can also allow your engine to run much more efficiently. This can increase your...
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Carbon clumps and timing chain fragments removed during engine clean

Pictures of a broken timing chain tensioner, extracted during an EDT Automotive engine clean, reveal the hidden contaminants lurking in our engines. The fragments were caught in the EDT engine cleaning machine’s filter, which is renowned for collecting up to half a litre of black sludge containing carbon, metallic particles and other contaminants.   David Holmes, Managing Director at EDT Automotive said: “It’s not unusual for our partner garages to find metallic fragments following an EDT machine service – we’ve even seen broken dipsticks before now. “It just goes to show what would have otherwise been left inside the engine...
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Repair note Renault Espace-IV, model year 2002-2014

Repair note Renault Espace-IV, model year 2002-2014 Electric parking brake with control element and hand-brake cables.

July
29
2019

Techmate Technical Guide ABS Sensors

An anti-lock braking system (ABS) is a vehicle safety system that allows the wheels of a car to maintain tractive contact with the road surface while braking, preventing the wheels from locking up (ceasing rotation) and avoiding uncontrolled skidding.

July
25
2019

LuK DMF 415 0388 10 Modified sensor ring

As part of the on-going development of our products, the sensor ring for engine speed sensing and the bearing arrangement in the dual mass flywheel (DMF) 415 0388 10 has been modified.

July
22
2019

Correct Tension Pulley Installation for Kits CT 1038 K1, CT 1034 K1, CT 989 K1 and CT 731 K1

The tension pulley supplied with the kit breaks apart after a short period of operation, normally resulting in damage to the engine.

July
15
2019

Corrosion and how it affects braking systems

Corrosion is a natural process that deteriorates metal or its properties because of a reaction with the environment. The corrosion that we are most familiar with is the formation of rust on the surface of metals when they are exposed to Oxygen and moisture.

July
13
2019

Straight from the Top

First Line talks top strut mount failure: the why, the how, and the when. Top strut mounts and bearings have evolved from ‘Generation Ø’, featuring a simple steel bearing in a steel beading, to ‘Generation 2.5’, which uses a steel bearing with integral upper spring and shock absorber support, made from sophisticated, premium quality plastic …

July
12
2019

Common Rail 101: Injector Timing for Sound & Emissions

Dave Hobbs, senior Delphi trainer, talks injector timing for sound and emissions.

July
8
2019

Techmate Technical Guide Brake Judder

Brake judder can be felt as a vibration. It is a sensation that can be felt through the steering wheel, your brake pedal and potentially through your seat. Depending on the severity of the judder, you may even feel the car shake.

July
4
2019

Under Torque – Spark Plug Installation

NGK Spark Plugs explains the importance of proper spark plug torque when installing spark plugs and result if incorrectly installed. Under Torque during installation can cause multiple problems.

July
1
2019

Checking the DMF

DEFECTIVE DUAL-MASS FLYWHEEL? PLEASE CHECK ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS AND GROUND POINTS FIRST.   Before removing the DMF unnecessarily, you should also consider contaminated or corroded ground contacts, contact resistors on the electrical connections in the starter and generator electrical circuit as well as problems with the battery (insufficiently charged, damaged or defective) as a failure cause. …

June
24
2019