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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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Opel Astra J – loss of coolant

The Opel Astra J can experience a loss of coolant near the exhaust gas recirculation cooler (EGR cooler). Here Hella Ireland offers some tips on fixing the problem. If you suspect a leak in the cooling system, special attention should be paid to the EGR cooler. A crack in the housing can lead to a …

April
27
2015

Scope School Part 3

In the final chapter of Pico’s three-part clinic we cover capture and analysis features that technicians will find invaluable during diagnosis procedures. Steve Smith is a former Toyota Master Technician and winner of the 2013 Top Technician competition. He now puts his extensive knowledge to good use as an Automotive Application Specialist for Pico Technology. …

April
22
2015

Direct intervention always helps

I was surprised if not shocked quite recently during a direct injection training course @ preston and even more recently over in northern Ireland when I asked delegates how often they deal with petrol injection problems , & more specifically problems with direct injection ?

April
20
2015

MKW Motors explains Selective Catalytic Reduction (Part 1 of 3)

The reduction of pollutant emissions is an important challenge in automotive technology. In the first of three articles, MKW Motors explains Selective Catalytic Reduction.

April
8
2015

ContiTech Expert Tips: Detailed instruction for Ford Focus

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 stepby-step explanation of how to change the belt correctly in a Ford Focus 2.0-liter 16 V with engine …

April
6
2015

Investigations on a BMW X5 Can Bus system

Most technicians grimace at the thought of a Can Bus fault on a modern vehicle and rightly so as there can be many control units connected to the system which can cause the fault. This can make it quite overwhelming for a technician as to where to start in the diagnosis. Here we explain how …

March
24
2015

More scope school tips

This second instalment in an exclusive trilogy of oscilloscope guidance clinics from Steve Smith of Pico and Robert Keith of Woodford Diagnostics and Training who target those that fall into the category of users who are competent, but don’t yet fully know how to get the best from their tool… or, in other words, the …

March
19
2015

The evolution of DENSO’s Starter & Alternator technology

Starters and Alternators have a vital role to play – from starting the motor to keeping the vehicle running – no vehicle is complete without them. True pioneers of leading Starter and Alternator technology for modern cars, motorcycles and commercial vehicles, DENSO has become the world’s largest OE rotating machine manufacturers, with 33.4 percent global …

March
10
2015

DENSO offers radiator installation tips

With its original thermal technology fitted to almost 40 per cent of European cars, DENSO is the ideal choice for crash repairers when it comes to replacement Radiators.  The 850, OE quality Cooling Radiator references offered by DENSO Aftermarket Sales UK & Ireland for 4,600 vehicle applications are smaller, lighter and offer greater heat exchange …

March
9
2015

The season of politics

The combustion of diesel is so inefficient it now requires three post combustion processes to meet current emission standards .

March
7
2015