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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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Anti-roll Stability

Anti-roll Stability Febi sheds some light on the underrated stabiliser bar and some key failure symptoms to look out for. Connecting the wheel suspension of an axle with the body structure, the stabiliser bar (or anti-roll bar) plays a major role in ensuring the safety and comfort of a car journey. They have been installed …

June
12
2019

Coolant Quantities: Cars/Commercial vehicles 2016-17

Coolant Quantities: Cars/Commercial vehicles 2016-17

June
3
2019

Service Info: Coolant pump 538 0714 10

In the timing system of the vehicles listed here, a manual tensioner pulley is used to tension the timing belt.

May
27
2019

Changing Timing Belts: Ford Focus C-Max 1.6-liter Ti with engine code HXDA, SIDA

Significant errors are frequently committed when changing the timing belt. To ensure that the belt change operation goes smoothly, the ContiTech Power Transmission Group provides fitters with a detailed installation guide. In this, ContiTech experts provide a step-by-step explanation of the correct change procedure.

May
20
2019

Injector Grouping & FICM Issues

In this Delphi Training Series video, Dave Hobbs, senior Delphi trainer, explains injector grouping, FICM issues and helpful tips.

May
13
2019

Corona Stain – NGK Spark Plugs

Visual explanation and main cause of plug discoloration on the exposed portion of a spark plug.

May
6
2019

Checking Rubber-to-metal Components Damage Diagnosis and Replacement Tips

Rubber-to-metal components are subject to high dynamic stress and often also harmful environmental influences, such as heat, de-icing salt and ozone. We therefore recommend a regular check of these components within the context of the inspection or during work on the brakes or tires. Tasks assumed by rubber-to-metal components Rubber-to-metal components in a car chassis …

April
29
2019

Ford Edge Model year: 12/2015 – 03/2016 With LED bend lighting

The complaint has been made that the front headlamps in the above vehicles experience a functional failure during operation.

April
22
2019

Installation notice Release mechanism issues

With the vehicles listed above the clutch pedal height and free play must be set correctly. If not problems may occur with either release bearing noise or clutch slip.

April
15
2019

Timing belt kit CT 1077K2/WP2 for Opel, Alfa, Fiat, Saab, Chevrolet Various 1.6/1.8 models from 2003 onwards

The tensioning pulley supplied differs visually from the pulley fitted in the vehicle.

April
8
2019