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Denso issues injector repair warning

Denso is warning workshops against carrying out injector repairs in unclean conditions. The fuel injection system is at the heart of any diesel engine, pressurising and injecting the fuel to power an estimated 12.4 million vehicles across the UK. Yet like any essential component, it can often suffer the effects of wear and tear over time, eventually encountering problems which will require an injector repair. And with the average UK diesel car nearly seven years old* and diesel engines accounting for 40% of all licensed cars, fuel injection system repair can prove a fruitful source of revenue for repairers. However,...
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The seven mechanic jargon terms that baffle motorists

Nearly half of motorists (47 per cent) feel they’ve overpaid for car repairs because of confusing jargon used by mechanics. Drivers hearing their ‘big end’ has gone or they’ve got ‘mayonnaise’ under their oil cap is causing them to lose faith in their garages. MotorEasy, a UK-based cloud-based garage-to-consumer trading platform says that it is calling time on confusing mechanic jargon with the launch of its new ‘Lost in Translation’ campaign to promote “plain English” in car garages. It’s even worse for women with baffling workshop lingo causing a third (32%) of female drivers to stop using a garage because...
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Pagid’s manufacturing excellence highlighted in new video

Leading brake brand Pagid, has created a new video highlighting the manufacturing excellence that goes into making every one of its brake pads. The video, which can be viewed at www.pagid.com/video shows the stringent quality processes that are present at each stage of the manufacturing journey, from the receipt of raw materials, through production, quality control and testing, and finally to assembly and despatch to workshops. TMD Friction manufactures over one million-brake friction products across its world class manufacturing locations in Europe every single day - and invests €30 million in R&D annually. Every friction formulation is road tested for...
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ZF unveils new eAMT technology

ZF’s new eAMT (electrified Automated Manual Transmission) technology is an innovative concept for the hybridization of front-transverse vehicles that integrates the company’s electric axle drive system (eVD) and an automated manual transmission (AMT) into one system. The transmission actuator and the electric rear axle operate together with intelligent interaction. This results in the eAMT concept no longer experiencing tractive force interruption. The electric motor bridges the gap in accelerative force of the AMT, thanks to its design. In addition to the hybrid functions of electric drive and recuperation and boost, eAMT also features electric all-wheel drive. ZF software regulates the...
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Biggest ever fuel cell trial to begin next year

Toyota has announced it is to begin development of fuel cell powered delivery trucks in association with global convenience store operator Seven-Eleven. The joint project will see the two companies develop new fuel cell trucks and fuel cell generators, with the first stage of the project going live next year. The initiative aims to introduce technologies and systems developed by Toyota in the running of Seven-Eleven stores and the company’s distribution services. Stationary fuel cell generators and rechargeable batteries will also be introduced in the stores, managed centrally by building energy management systems. This will increase the proportion of renewable...
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Cheap electronics do not mean more profit

Keith Walsh of MKW Motors & Training warns technicians not to fit cheap electronic sensors or actuators In this article I will talk about a recent case we diagnosed in MKW Motors, which will prove the mistake. Yes the cheap part will give you more profit at the end of the job “so we think …

May
26
2016

Moog offers time saving solution to common suspension failure

Federal-Mogul Motorparts includes additional components to ensure a trouble free fitment during bush kits and wishbone installation Federal-Mogul Motorparts, has released its latest Moog Easy Solutions Bulletin (ESB), detailing a common issue found in replacing some BMW bushes and wishbone products. Moog identified that when changing the mounting hardware during the installation of new components, …

May
26
2016

Problem solving on rough and erratic Audi TTRS

Faced with an Audi TTRS from a well-respected Audi specialist we just know it’s not going to be straight forward. Let’s begin with the facts, a new injector had been fitted, not sure why! And the good old chestnut a new intake swirl flap motor. Following which the vehicle ran badly, by badly I mean …

May
16
2016

Tool Box OAP

TOOL BOX OAP: Tool box equipped with generator cap wrench sets to assemble the overrunning alternator pulley. This product video shows practical use and provides clear and concise help for the TOOL BOX OAP.

May
15
2016

Fitting instruction for tensioning pulley from CT1028K3/WP1-5

Fitting instruction for tensioning pulley from CT1028K3/WP1-5 for various VW, Audi, Ford, Skoda, Seat 1.9 TDI PD engines

May
5
2016

TRW Aftermarket examines the power of steering

The demands on global vehicle manufacturers (VMs) to reduce vehicle weight, cost and hydrocarbon emissions are omnipresent. In turn, this places more and more pressure on parts and systems manufacturers to develop new fuel-saving technologies or to improve existing ones.

May
4
2016

Technical Information – Brake hoses and brake lines

In hydraulic brake systems, brake hoses and brake lines are used to transfer brake fluid. Brake lines connect the actuation device, such as the brake master cylinder, to the hydraulic components of the wheel brake. Brake hoses are used as flexible connecting lines in all moving areas between the body and chassis. With the integration …

May
4
2016

Vauxhall Insignia – Loss of coolant/EGR radiator

The above vehicles may experience a slow coolant loss due to a defective exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) radiator housing.

May
3
2016

Toyota Prius + – Reduced drive power (emergency operation mode)

The complaint has been made that the warning lights in the instrument cluster light up and emergency operation mode is activated when the above vehicles are in motion.

April
28
2016

BMW 1 series (F20) – Loss of coolant/coolant sensor

The above vehicles may experience a slow coolant loss due to a defective coolant sensor. Troubleshooting coolant loss is often a complicated procedure, as some components are difficult to access.

April
21
2016