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New battery adds 100km extra range to Nissan e-NV200 van

This week in Oslo, Europe’s Green Capital for 2019, Nissan unveiled the new longer range e-NV200 van at their ‘Futures 3.0’ event. The new 40kWh battery for the 100 per cent electric Nissan e-NV200 promises an amazing 60 per cent extended range of up to 280km (or 174miles). Such are the rapid advances in battery technology that this is achieved without any increase in size of the battery itself. Production of lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles began in 2012. This latest version is a laminated lithium-ion battery that is fully recharged from a domestic supply in 21.5 hours, from a...
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Autoinform Live coming soon

Autoinform Live, the automotive training show takes place this year at CTG Training, in Wolverhampton, November 25-26. A weekend of live hands-on diagnostics, where the latest latest products, technology and equipment available in the aftermarket will be showcased is promised. Autoinform Live will offer live training sessions, seminars and on vehicle demonstrations, and the opportunity to learn new techniques and network with the best garages across the UK and Ireland. There will be more than 20 separate training seminars covering business development, new technologies, diagnostics, hybrid technology and oscilloscope testing and much more! Book now on http://www.oe-suppliers.org/autoinform-live-2017.html
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Londoners saved from 900 tonnes of CO2 by BYD ADL electric bus fleet

After a year in service and a million kilometres, London’s first and Europe’s largest fleet of zero emission pure electric buses, operated by Go-Ahead London for TfL - have saved Londoners nearly 900 tonnes of harmful CO2 pollution. The buses are built in Britain by the BYD ADL electric bus partnership. The 51-strong fleet of single decker buses, which operate out of Go-Ahead’s Waterloo depot on routes 507 and 521, have made a major contribution to tackling the air quality crisis on the streets of the capital and have already led to further quantities of buses from the BYD ADL...
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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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NGK offers Lamda sensor tips

Tim Howes, Deputy General Manager, Supply Chain & Technical Service, NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd offers some advice on when Lambda sensors should be replaced. NGK Spark Plugs is the world’s largest manufacturer of Lambda sensors under the NTK brand name and supplies a comprehensive range of Lambda sensors to the UK aftermarket. The experience …

February
19
2015

How to fit modern car batteries

The days of connecting and forgetting a car battery are coming to an end. Today’s batteries need to be installed correctly or the customer may soon need to return to the garage. This step-bystep guide will help you to correctly fit the right battery in the right way. Without battery coding, the car’s battery management …

February
19
2015

KTS tricks & tips

The Bosch KTS family is celebrating 25 years of helping technicians quickly diagnose and fix vehicle faults. It’s vital that you get the best from your diagnostic equipment, and these tricks and tips will help you improve efficiency and help customers. Automatic VIN Look up A lot of people don’t know it’s there, or how …

February
19
2015

Change in manufacturer of tensioning pulley V55881 from CT 1148 K1

Change in manufacturer of tensioning pulley V55881 from CT 1148 K1 for various Fiat Ducato / Iveco Daily models; all 2.3 D

February
16
2015

Injecting Some Sense

Developments in automotive technology, driven mainly by emission legislation, have challenged not only the way we approach problems but also how we run, market and develop our skills and invest in what has become a complex, lucrative and rewarding industry. Clint Eastwood put it much better – ‘The good, the bad, and the ugly’, ‘A …

February
3
2015

Caution V Common sense.

Diagnostics by nature can be quite repetitive, and I’m tempted to say boring; the obvious danger is omission or complacency in your process. This risk becomes greater with experience, the temptation to pre judge or take short cuts is always there. Sometimes the challenge is down to incomplete information, or the dreaded been worked on …

January
25
2015

ContiTech: 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 step-by-step explanation of the correct change procedure.

January
20
2015

Volkswagen Polo

I have written many times about adapting skills and the choice of tools long before vehicle systems became ever more integrated, I can reflect back over several years where many respected diagnostic organisations scorned the use of the oscilloscope.

January
12
2015

Knowing when to stop

Many of you will know from our training programme and presentations around the country that knowing when to stop is as important as knowing what you are doing. This story hot from our workshop just last week is a tale about both. David my son , has over many years become recognised as an expert …

January
11
2015

CBS Reset E60

Please read these instructions fully prior to attempting any Reset Functions Ignition on Set the odometer trip meter back to zero by pushing it once. Switch the ignition back off again. 1. Switch the ignition on (so that the battery, Oil and Parking brake lights are displayed) and the key is ready to start the engine – …

December
21
2014