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Sealey launches new range of pistol grip video borescopes

Sealey have launched a new range of high performance pistol grip video borescopes with 85mm colour TFT screens. Each model features video record and playback, still images and live-stream video via the AV out connection. The borescopes incorporate waterproof probe pods which have an IP67 rating. Videos and images are stored on a 4GB micro SD card, which is supplied and allows up to 4.5 hours of video and 10,000 images. These can easily be transferred to a PC via the USB connection. The Borescopes also feature a digital zoom control and rotate/flip function of the image, and up to...
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Autopaint Supplies confirms Auto Trade EXPO participation

Autopaint Supplies has confirmed its participation at the Auto Trade EXPO, at Citywest Exhibition Centre, Dublin, October 20-21. Autopaint has become one of the Ireland's leading distributors of automotive coatings, body shop equipment and consumables to the collision repair industry. With a head office in Dundalk, Co. Louth and with depots in Dublin, Roscommon and Cork, the company strives to meet the demands of its burgeoning customer base, offering high levels of customer service and very competitive prices.
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Car-o-liner looks forward to Auto Trade EXPO

Car-o-liner, the collision repair equipment specialist, is looking forward to exhibiting at the Auto Trade EXPO, at Citywest Exhibition Centre, Dublin, October, 20-21. Car-O-Liner's Speed frame alignment system for vehicles with light cosmetic damage will be on display at the Auto Trade EXPO. The Speed is one of the most effective lighter weight benches on the market. Packing a 5-ton draw aligner with 2,500 kgs (5,500 lbs.) of lifting capacity, there isn't much that this bench can't tackle in the way of cosmetic damage repair. The Speed’s convenient draw aligner can be turned 180º around the platform at one end...
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Schaeffler REPXPERT hails recent LuK Clutch Systems’ training event a resounding success

Schaeffler REPXPERT was delighted with the positive attendance at its LuK Clutch Systems training event, held at the REPXPERT Academy in Hereford on Tuesday, January 30. Technicians, many of whom had travelled far to take part, participated in an engaging session, presented by well-known REPXPERT, Alistair Mason. Throughout the day, the group were provided with a thorough introduction to Schaeffler, before immersing themselves in the world of clutch systems. Finally, each member of the group was tasked with installing and testing a Schaeffler dual mass flywheel. It proved to be the perfect opportunity for the technicians to show off what...
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Auto Trade EXPO returns to Citywest

The Auto Trade EXPO, Ireland's only trade show for the automotive aftermarket, returns to Citywest Hotel & Exhibition Centre, Dublin on October 20-21 after a gap year in 2017. Nine months ahead of the EXPO, organisers Automotive Publications is reporting that 90 per cent of the exhibition space has already been booked, and that this year's event is shaping up to be a wall-to-wall sell-out. The Tech Zone, which proved to be very popular in 2016, is making a welcome return this year, and the list of speakers will be announced in the coming weeks. To enquire about stand availability...
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Damper pulley fitting instructions from NTN-SNR

The damper pulley has an essential role to play, as it drives all of the engine accessories. Here NTN-SNR offers advice on changing the damper pulley.

February
24
2015

Having a good process – Polo GTI

This month I would like to pick up on several issues which I’m sure affect us all. It’s not often to feel satisfaction over a technical challenge, a vw polo TSI was dropped off suffering a problem with delayed crank starting. A local independent car dealer had presented the car to a friend working in …

February
24
2015

Jim Investigates…

Being Blue Print’s in-house Technical Consultant, Jim Gilmour spends a large portion of his time on the road visiting customers and workshops. Recently hewas faced with a 2003 Toyota Avensis 2.0 diesel with a running problem. The complaint was of an intermittent and sudden loss of power. Only one thing for it, time for a …

February
23
2015

Solving diminishing cooling capacity in Mazda3

In the course of a longer journey in a Mazda3 (model year 2006 onwards ) with the air-conditioning running at full speed, it is possible that the cooling capacity of the air- conditioning system begins to diminish. Hella Ireland looks at possible reasons.

February
20
2015

Getting to the cause of underpowered Renault Megane II

Willie Barry of AGE explains how he got to the root of the problem on an underpowered 2005 Renault Megane II 1.9Dci.

February
20
2015

LuK advises on Kia Cee’d 1.6 CRDi clutch replacement

The Kia Cee`d is a small family hatchback with various engine and body style options available to choose from. Launched in 2006, it has become increasingly popular on Irish roads so these handy hints from LuK will be of great use to any technician carrying out a repair.

February
20
2015

Air Conditioning Compressors

The AC compressor is driven by the engine via a poly-V-belt or multiple V-belts and compresses or pumps the refrigerant in the system. Hella Ireland explains, there are different types of compressors. Function The refrigerant coming from the evaporator is sucked into the compressor in the gaseous state at low temperature and low pressure, compressed …

February
19
2015

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