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New workshops at Automechanika

Practical workshops have been a part of Automechanika Frankfurt for many years. Now, on the occasion of the event’s 25 year anniversary, the range of workshops on offer is being expanded yet again with new offerings that include bodywork repair and paintwork, augmented reality, truck competence, diagnostic techniques and digital communication. Every day from September 11-15, trade visitors will have an opportunity to take part in a total of 15 workshops free of charge. Registration is now open online, and certificates of participation will be awarded. Digitization and technological developments are presenting automotive workshops with new challenges on a daily...
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Multi-purpose diagnostic tool launched

Launch has unveiled the CRP MOT PRO, a multi-purpose vehicle diagnosis tool, set to boost support for professional technicians, available with over ten special functions. The diagnostic device provides full OBDII & EOBD diagnostic functions for a comprehensive list of American, Asian, and European vehicle manufacturers, making it one of the most reliable, all-encompassing diagnostic tools available. Along with providing diagnostic solutions for professional technicians at MOT garages and testing stations, the CRP MOT PRO is also suitable for car enthusiasts to enable the ability to diagnose problems at home. Providing full system diagnosis coverage for each manufacturer, the CRP...
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Schrader to show new sensor and retrofit kit at Automechanika

This year is the 25th edition of Automechanika Frankfurt and Schrader, the automotive aftermarket brand of Sensata Technologies, is attending the show from September 11-15. During these five days, visitors will have the chance to meet Schrader sales, technical and engineering experts who are ready to answer any TPMS (tyre pressure monitoring systems) related questions and offer practical tips and suggestions. Schrader says it is participating in the show with an updated product portfolio and wants to share innovative TPMS full-service solutions with its customers. During the event, Schrader will present its patented, programmable TPMS EZ-sensor, what it says is...
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Sealey unveils new American pro workshop modular system

Supplied flat packed, Sealey’s new red and black range of units provide a number of ways to create your perfect work area in a durable metal finish. The modular design enables easy upgrading and bespoke configurations. Standard features include ball bearing slides on the drawers and metal handles and pulls. Cabinets are supplied with a lock and two keys, adjustable shelves, worktop and integrated perforated peg boards in each door, which is ideal for tool storage. Back panels are supplied with four masonry fixings which allow the panel to be mounted to a wall. There are three package deals available...
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Tons of benefits to training with trucks

Twenty year old Corey Unwin from Mansfield in England isn’t afraid of a bit of heavy lifting. ‏‏The heavy vehicle apprentice is in the last few months of his three year apprenticeship which will see him gain his Level 3 qualifications as a Heavy Vehicle technician in the UK. Corey is looking ahead to a career working in the motor industry.‏ ‏Corey, who works for heavy vehicle specialist, Mechanician, based in Nottinghamshire, began his apprenticeship through a local college. He’s now completing his training with the UK’s national training provider, 'Remit Training', at its new state-of-the-art Automotive Academy in Derby.‏...
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Self-Adjusting Clutch (SAC)

As clutches are subjected to continuous wear and tear, LuK, as the first clutch manufacturer worldwide, has invested tremendous efforts in the development of a wear adjustment solution, which was successfully launched for volume production in 1995.

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2018

Modification to the tensioning technology in the Ford 2.5 diesel

Modification to the tensioning technology in the Ford 2.5 diesel

May
15
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Water pump: Broken shaft caused by excessive belt tension / incorrect alignment

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May
11
2018

DPF fitting and fault diagnosis

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May
9
2018

Shock absorbers and suspension strut mount rear axle

Suspension strut mount and shock absorber rear axle for KIA Cerato

May
7
2018

ETCG and ScannerDanner Solve A Misfire (Part 1)

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May
3
2018

Lighting Diagnosis and Guided Troubleshooting

Vision is the most important sense for people who wish to drive safely. However, this sense may be severely impaired in twilight and bad weather or if the window panes are dirty. This impairment means an increased risk of accidents but the increasing traffic density also increases the risk potential on the road.

April
30
2018

ContiTech: Expert Tips for Changing Timing Belts- Citroën Sax

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April
30
2018

Common Rail Injector Programming for Mercedes

How To Vehicle Applications Engine Model System Mercedes Class C W204, E W212, E Coupé W207 and GLK X204 Diesel Systems Summary This function is used to program the DCU with the new injector codes after replacing injectors. The injector code is printed on the body. The code has 20 to 24 characters (framed in …

April
25
2018

INA Overrunning Alternator Pulley/Decoupler

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