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ATIS Pro Scope update

The ATIS Pro Scope Software Version 6.0 is now available from distributors, Ryan's Automotive. Update Version 6.0, comes with a lot of new data and general improvements, including more new vehicle measurements and pre-sets, more engine management wiring diagrams, more generic system pre-sets, samples and technical information. Update Version 6.0 also features a Sent protocal, some hybrid vehicle components, more air conditioning components, electric parking brake and new petrol and diesel components. The are a number of general improvements to the software layout. The multi channel scope software has also be revised with many new improvements including data logging, improvements...
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New AdBlue filling funnels from Laser Tools

AdBlue diesel exhaust fluid is a fact of life for the modern diesel engine, so to make life a bit easier Laser Tools has introduced these AdBlue Filling Funnels specially designed to screw directly onto the AdBlue filler neck. Two versions are available — straight (part number 6856) or angled access (part number 6865) — and they make the AdBlue filling process quick and easy, and best of all — no messy spillage! Screw the funnel straight on to the AdBlue filler neck then lift the internal anti-spill valve. The funnel is large with a generous 1.1 litre capacity. Keep...
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FER to discuss UK’s petrol and diesel engine ban 2040

With news that the UK government plans to ban sole petrol and diesel engine cars from 2040, the Federation of Engine Remanufacturers (FER) in the UK is looking at how its members are gearing up for the future. FER has been instrumental in integrating standards and efficiencies across the UK’s engine remanufacturing sector, all working to the British Standard BS AU 257: 2002, stipulated within its code of practice. With technology continuing to evolve, FER has widened its remit having attracted attention from companies involved in wider remanufacturing such as reconditioning turbos and major units. FER is encouraging members to...
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RecruitAuto.ie welcomes news that 48,000 more people at work in last year

RecruitAuto.ie, Ireland’s specialist auto industry recruitment website welcomed the latest Quarterly National Household Survey figures from the Central Statistics Office, showing that employment continues to increase strongly with 48,000 more people employed in the year to Q2 2017. In addition, 4 out of every 5 jobs being added are outside Dublin. Speaking today, Frances Fitzgerald TD, An Tánaiste and Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation said: “These figures are very encouraging and show that we are on the right path to full employment. My priority as Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation is to ensure that more jobs are created...
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Students help design new electric delivery vehicle

Students from Warwick University in England have designed a new electric delivery vehicle in association with design company, Astheimer. The Deliver-E is based on the platform of the electric Renault Twizy and is fitted with a 48-volt 6.5kWh battery system with a peak power of 36kW. It has an open-platform vehicle control system with a touchscreen interface. The battery system is the first module produced by the Warwick Manufacturing Group’s (WMG) new automated battery production line for electric vehicles. WMG is the university’s own industrial innovation project, charged with creating a UK supply chain for hybrid and electric vehicle battery...
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Fitting instructions SMART Fortwo rear shock absorbers and coil springs

KYB has launched a video showing the correct fitment of KYB shock absorbers and coil springs to the rear of: Smart Fortwo Cabrio (01.07-) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GszQ2-9XV7A

June
30
2015

Fitting instructions MERCEDES Citan; RENAULT Kangoo II, front shock absorbers

KYB has launched a video showing the correct fitment of KYB shock absorbers to the front of: Mercedes Citan (11.12-) Renault Kangoo II (02.08-) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FI58DSvvEGA

June
30
2015

It’s logical Captain!

Component testing hints and tips from James Dillon Often the difficulty when facing a broken vehicle which is presenting a fault code, is working out quickly and accurately exactly what the root cause of the problem is. Our resident diagnostic trouble-shooter, James Dillon, has put together this short ‘hints and tips’ piece to help technicians …

June
30
2015

ContiTech Expert Tips: Detailed instructions for Audi A3

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. The ContiTech expert provides a step-by-step explanation of how to change the belt correctly in an Audi A3 1.8-liter T with engine code ARZ.

June
23
2015

Be in the know

Why an independent garage should demand more than just technical information from its technical information supplier…

June
8
2015

ContiTech shows how to avoid errors when changing timing belts

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 for a timing belt on an Audi A3 1.8-litre T with …

May
20
2015

50 shades of carbon

Hoping to improve on my personal finances I decided to write something dirty this month. Having written many times reflecting on problems associated with diesel combustion and it’s post combustion treatment failures. Also I recall referring to the close similarities with direct petrol injection principles .when dealing with our diesel car owners, a process of …

May
15
2015

How to diagnose misfires

Willie Barry of AGE offers some top tips on diagnosing misfires. Air/fuel ratios caused by leaking fuel pressure regulators and other fuel control issues can also cause general misfires on other vehicles. Freeze-frame data obtained by a scan tool can be used to determine the conditions under which a general misfire has occurred. In these …

May
8
2015

Knock sensor advice from ADS

Automotive Diagnostics Services (ADS) offers advice on how to determine, where the problem lies when a Knock Sensor or Knock Control fault appears on the diagnostic equipment When we see a Knock Sensor or Knock Control fault on our diagnostic equipment its not always clear as to whether the fault is coming from a faulty …

May
6
2015

MKW Motors explains Selective Catalytic Reduction (Part 2 of 3)

The NOx sender consists of two chambers, two pump cells, several electrodes and a heater. The sensor element consists of zirconium dioxide. This substance has the characteristic that, when electrical voltage is applied, the negative oxygen ions migrate from the negative electrode to the positive electrode.

May
6
2015