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Restoration of the Year award winner’s epic 6,725-hour job

The epic 6,725-hour restoration of the one-off Pininfarina bodied 1954 Jaguar XK120 SE by world-class specialists Classic Motor Cars (CMC) won the Restoration of the Year award at the Octane Awards, presented yesterday (16th November) in London. This is the second time that CMC takes home the Restoration of the Year accolade; having done so previously in 2011 with the restoration of the Lindner-Nocker Lightweight, a legendary Jaguar that many thought to be beyond repair. The restorers are the only company to have won this award twice. Nigel Woodward, Managing Director at Classic Motor Cars, said: “CMC are tremendously grateful...
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Federal-Mogul Powertrain acquires Controlled Power Technologies

Federal-Mogul Powertrain has completed the acquisition of UK-based clean-tech development company, Controlled Power Technologies Ltd (CPT). The purchase provides a timely route for Federal-Mogul Powertrain to expand into the development and manufacture of powertrain technologies for electrification and hybridization that complement the company’s existing capabilities. Financial details of the acquisition have not been released. The new unit will offer its solutions under the name “Federal-Mogul Controlled Power Ltd”. Headquartered in Laindon, Essex and with a further site in Coventry (UK), CPT specializes in the development of 12V and 48V electric motor-generators for start-stop applications, mild hybridization, exhaust-driven electrification technologies, e-boosting...
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Genuine Parts Company acquires of Alliance Automotive Group

The Genuine Parts Company (GPC) from the United States has announced today that it has completed the purchase of Alliance Automotive Group (AAG) for a total purchase price of approximately US $2 billion, including the repayment of AAG's outstanding debt, effective today. AAG is the second largest parts distribution platform in Europe, with a focus on light vehicle and commercial vehicle replacement parts. Headquartered in London, AAG has approximately 8,000 employees and 2,100 company-owned stores and affiliated outlets across France, the U.K., Germany and Poland. It is a leading distributor of light and commercial vehicle parts to the independent aftermarket...
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Consider the potential real cost of part worn tyres

TyreSafe, the UK’s charity dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of correct tyre maintenance and the dangers of defective and illegal tyres, is currently reminding Britain’s motorists to make safety their primary concern when replacing their tyres. Irish motorists should also take heed of this very good advice. Part worn tyres may appear to be the cheaper option but numerous studies and investigations by TyreSafe and Trading Standards have highlighted significant concerns as to their roadworthiness. In fact, 93% of part worns inspected in the most recent activities have been sold illegally with more than half having safety-critical faults....
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Autoelectro unveils live chat messenger

Autoelectro, the UK’s largest independent remanufacturer of starter motors and alternators, has introduced upgrades to its popular live chat facility, as it aims to increase the communication channels between the company and technicians. Previously, users of Autoelectro’s online chat have had to turn away from their repair job and access their desktop computer before speaking to a technical expert; however, this has now been made easier because their queries can be answered from the palm of their hand by grabbing their smart phone or tablet. Once the user lands on the Autoelectro home-page, they will notice a red ‘speech bubble’ icon on the right-hand side. Once clicked on and after they’ve entered their name and e-mail address,...
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How to read a micro v-belt PK number

A “PK” number is a worldwide standard metric belt measurement printed on most Micro-V serpentine belts.

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2017

Ford Edge – Functional failure of the front headlamps

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

September
3
2017

Fuel systems

There has been a big evolution in car fuel technology: pressures have gone a lot higher, fuel permeation is legally controlled and there are numerous different fuel blends.

September
2
2017

Why and When to Change the Compressor

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August
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2017

Timing kit installation Land Rover Free Lander II 2.2 TD4 – Engine: 224DT

Timing kit installation. Timing belt and water pump replacement. Vehicle used as example for the KTBWP7150 kit assembly: Land Rover Free Lander II 2.2 TD4.

August
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2017

Hydraulic Vs. Mechanical Tensioners

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August
28
2017

Steering and Suspension: Ball Joints

Delphi is advising technicians to help ensure a quality steering and suspension repair by replacing the entire ball joint component where the rubber boot is split, cracked, damaged or missing.

August
23
2017

Volkswagen Golf V Plus – ABS/ESP warning light illuminates

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August
19
2017

Timing kit installation Renault Kangoo 1.6 16V – Engine: 4KM 830

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August
18
2017

How to Diagnose intermittent failure to start engine

Intermittent failure to start engine.

August
10
2017