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Jaguar Land Rover announces 150 Irish R&D jobs

Jaguar Land Rover has confirmed plans to open a software engineering centre and create 150 jobs in Shannon, Republic of Ireland, in 2018. Working alongside Jaguar Land Rover’s engineering team in the UK, the Shannon facility has an important role to play in realising the company’s vision for electric and automated driving vehicles. It will develop new technologies to support electrification and self-driving features on future Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles. Jaguar Land Rover has selected Shannon as it is globally recognised as a centre of excellence for current and future software engineering talent. Jaguar Land Rover Software Engineering Centre...
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Technicians now able to sign-up for training courses on REPXPERT

REPXPERT members are now able to sign-up online to attend live hands-on training events which will be held regularly at the REPXPERT Academy in Hereford. This means that over 10,500 active REPXPERT users in the UK can register for these sessions on the free garage portal, which also features comprehensive technical information and training videos on its LuK, FAG, INA and Ruville brands. The first session takes place on January 30th, when the well-known REPXPERT, Alistair Mason, will be delivering a course entitled ‘LuK Clutch Basics’. This anything but basic course, though, will contain an introduction to Schaeffler before delving...
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IAAF and FIGIEFA delighted with provisional Type-Approval legislation

The IAAF and FIGIEFA have welcomed the news that crucial provisions on the OBD connector and access to RMI have been included in the proposed EU legislation on Vehicle Type-Approval Regulation, signifying a huge step forward for the aftermarket regarding access to in-vehicle data. The EU Council's main preparatory body, COREPER, recognised the need for the independent automotive aftermarket to maintain access to diagnostic and RMI-related data. It also clarified that access will be granted whilst the vehicle is in motion. This is essential to perform diagnostic, repair and maintenance services, at least until a solution is found for telematics...
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2017 sees Record Low of Road Fatalities

Provisional road collision statistics for 2017, published by the Road Safety Authority (RSA) following an analysis of fatal collision reports supplied by An Garda Síochána, show that there has been a 15 per cent drop in road deaths in 2017 compared to 2016. Up to the 31 December 2017 a total of 158 people lost their lives on Ireland’s roads as a result of 143 fatal crashes, compared to 186 lives lost in 174 fatal crashes in 2016. This represents 28 fewer fatalities or a 15 per cent drop in deaths and 31 fewer fatal crashes or an 18 per...
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FER AGM fuelled by diesel ban talk

The Federation of Engine Remanufacturers (FER) held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Saturday 7th October at IAAF offices in Birmingham, with the proposed petrol and diesel ban firmly placed at the top of the agenda. The Federation, which celebrates its 80th anniversary in 2017, has grown this year with the addition of further members and held regional meetings that have proved to be very successful, giving members an insight into FER activity and discussing key policy. With technology continuing to evolve, FER is widening its remit having attracted attention from companies involved in wider remanufacturing such as remanufacturing turbos...
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Measuring the difference in thickness on the friction ring of a brake disc

If you feel rubbing when braking, troubleshooting should include measuring the difference in thickness on the friction ring of a brake disc.

December
1
2017

Troubleshooting Wheel End Bearings with ABS functionality

A vehicle’s ABS control module is designed to notify the driver with a warning light if there is a malfunction in the system. The malfunction is rarely the modul or ABS itself. It is often one or more sensors, or the wiring to the sensors. The most common ABS problems occur when impulse wheels and …

November
25
2017

Checking the concentricity of the wheel hub

This video clip covers wheel hub concentricity, often referred to as hub runout.

November
20
2017

Wheel End Bearings with ABS functionality

Wheel End Bearings often have impulse wheels which allow sensors to send a signal to the car’s ECU (Electronic Control Unit). The ECU calculates the wheel rotational speed based on this signal.

November
12
2017

Checking the concentricity of the brake disc

Checking the concentricity of the brake disc is an important process that should be undertaken after a new brake disc is installed.

November
3
2017

Kit installation on PSA diesel engines

During several garage visits we learned there are potential installation issues with the tensioner included in these kits. Although this tensioner looks very easy to install, there is one error often made.

November
2
2017

Diagnosis of worn wheel end bearings

Wheel end bearings are vital components of a car. They are crucial for safe, quit operation, minimising rolling resistance and assuring proper ABS function. On average the replacement cycle is around 150.000 Km.

November
1
2017

EGR Valves Tech Tip

tegral to the vehicle’s engine management system, the exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valve recirculates a metered quantity of exhaust gas to the engine intake system, helping to increase engine efficiency, lower fuel consumption, and reduced NOx in diesel and petrol engines. The symptoms associated with an EGR valve failure are similar to those of many …

November
1
2017

VW Sharan – Engine warning light illuminates

There has been a complaint of a drop in performance during the acceleration phase in the above vehicles.

October
27
2017

Lambda Sensor fault-finding boosts workshop customer satisfaction

DENSO is helping workshops identify signs of faulty Oxygen Sensors with expert servicing tips As a leading manufacturer of Oxygen Sensors, DENSO is providing workshops with expert fault-finding tips to improve fuel efficiency and reduce exhaust emissions for environmentally-aware customers. A combination of ever-tightening environmental regulations and environmentally-aware motorists over the last decade has made …

October
26
2017