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New profile clamp withstands temperatures of up to 900 °C

Norma Group has developed the VPP Compact High Temperature, a new VPP profile clamp that can withstand component temperatures of up to 900 °C. (more…)
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Timing belt failure investigated by Gates

Gates has investigated the cause of premature timing belt failure in the Synchronous Belt Drive System (SBDS) for number of Ford, Peugeot and Citroen models with 1.6L petrol and PSA diesel engines. (more…)
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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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Wheel Cylinder Replacement

TRW was recently asked if a vehicle with a leaking wheel cylinder on the offside should have the nearside cylinder replaced as well. The answer is ‘yes’ and it is recommended that parts such as wheel cylinders should always be changed in axle sets. However, the age of the vehicle should also be taken into account. …

May
1
2020

OAP Technology and Quality

INA, inventor of the overrunning alternator pulley (OAP) warns factors and garages to beware of cheap imports and explains why it is worth investing in OE. The power and compression strokes of the internal combustion engine involve the acceleration and deceleration of the crankshaft whose rotational irregularities are transferred to the engine accessories through the …

April
29
2020

Valeo – make it simple to detect wiper defects!

With Valeo, make it simple to detect wiper defects … make it easy to sell! Wiper blades are a key visibility tool for drivers. While checking a car, it’s important and compulsory to have a look at them.

April
27
2020

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