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AutoInform Live 2017 a resounding success for ZF Aftermarket

As industry leaders in equipping technicians to work safely on the vehicles of today and tomorrow, ZF Aftermarket has enjoyed a successful AutoInform Live. Visitors to the event, which took place at the GTG Training Academy in Wolverhampton last month, were treated to a snapshot of ZF Aftermarket’s IMI-accredited courses through three 90-minute interactive workshops. ZF Aftermarket gave attendees the opportunity to enhance their own knowledge of vehicles with high-voltage systems and automatic transmissions, as well as helping them gain a greater understanding of steering geometry calibration. These activities saw ZF receive overwhelmingly positive feedback from attendees at the event....
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Step-by-step instructions for VW T5 shock absorber replacement

Shock absorbers are safety-critical components which need to be replaced immediately when diagnosed to be defective. It is recommended that the shocks be checked at the workshop every 80,000 driven kilometres. In their latest video the "Meyle Mechanics" demonstrate the shock absorber replacement procedure for the Volkswagen Transporter V model using the Meyle‑Original shock absorbers, which are particularly resistant to wear. Throughout their lifespan, shock absorbers are subject to continually increasing levels of wear – with exceptional sources of strain, such as potholes, bumpy roads, heavy payload or towing, or environmental factors including dirt, moisture and road salt taking an...
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Euro Car Parts Team PR Reilly hosts training event

Euro Car Parts Team PR Reilly recently held a training event in Santry, Dublin to explain the benefits of Hella Gutmann’s CSC Tool. The CSC (Camera Sensor Calibration) Tool from Hella Gutmann Solutions is a comprehensive and flexible solution for the calibration of camera-based driver assist systems. Adaptive lighting, automatic distance control, multi-collision braking, lane departure warning and other camera-based safety systems are becoming a common feature of many mid-size and compact cars. Following even relatively simple procedures including wheel alignment/geometry checks and windscreen replacement, the sensors and cameras required by these systems have to be calibrated and adjusted with...
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Delegates continue to praise Autoinform LIVE 

With just days to go until this year’s Autoinform LIVE event at the GTG Academy in Wolverhampton, delegates from previous shows have shared their feedback on what they think makes the event so worthwhile. Taking place on November 25-26, this year’s event features 24 timetabled training seminars, each delivered by an OESAA-approved coach, and covers topics such as new MOT legislation, double clutch technology and maximising profits through marketing. Last year’s Autoinform LIVE attracted over 400 industry professionals, making it OESAA’s most successful show to date. Attendees were only too happy to submit their encouraging feedback, either via email or...
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Restoration of the Year award winner’s epic 6,725-hour job

The epic 6,725-hour restoration of the one-off Pininfarina bodied 1954 Jaguar XK120 SE by world-class specialists Classic Motor Cars (CMC) won the Restoration of the Year award at the Octane Awards, presented yesterday (16th November) in London. This is the second time that CMC takes home the Restoration of the Year accolade; having done so previously in 2011 with the restoration of the Lindner-Nocker Lightweight, a legendary Jaguar that many thought to be beyond repair. The restorers are the only company to have won this award twice. Nigel Woodward, Managing Director at Classic Motor Cars, said: “CMC are tremendously grateful...
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Fitting instructions RENAULT Megane II 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: Renault Megane II, Megane II Grandtour (10.02-11.08) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EV0B3Fpo8LY

June
30
2015

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