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Mercedes-Benz introduces its first UK female CV breakdown specialist

A nice story from the north-west of England - Fallon Hignett has graduated as the UK’s first female Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicle breakdown specialist. The 19-year-old from Liverpool works as a commercial vehicle technician at North-West Dealer Roanza Truck & Van. She joined the company after finishing school three years ago, earning a place on the Mercedes-Benz Apprenticeship Programme. Although her apprenticeship does not finish until October, she has already taken the next step on her career path by achieving the qualification required to become a mobile breakdown technician, joining the Service 24h team at Roanza’s branch in her home city. Fallon spent time shadowing a senior colleague before embarking...
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Ford inspection drones keeping engine plant workers safely grounded

Ford employees are now using cameras mounted on drones to safely and efficiently inspect high-rise gantries, pipework and roof areas at the company’s Dagenham Engine Plant in the UK. Previously, the team carried out this important maintenance work by using automated extendable platforms and scaffolding to check 40-metre-long gantries that support the plant’s heavy machinery. Each inspection area would take a laborious 12 hours to complete. Now, with feet firmly on the ground and controlling drones equipped with GoPro cameras, maintenance staff can thoroughly inspect each area in just 12 minutes. The whole production facility can be covered in a...
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Preventing NVH in vehicle braking systems

When deciding what car to buy, one of the highest priorities for potential customers is the cabin experience. Layout, comfort, technology and audio are all major influencers of customer perception, and are areas where automotive manufacturers can significantly differentiate their vehicles. This is why manufacturers spend vast sums on R&D to reduce NVH (Noise, Vibration and Harshness). NVH is a critical focus in the automotive industry that engineers address at the earliest stage of the design process, including NVH generated by the braking system. Specialist brake development During the development of a new model, vehicle manufacturers depend on their brake...
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German Sound Quality Finals to take place at Automechanika Frankfurt

On September 15, Automechanika will play host to a hotly contested competition for the best vehicle sound system in Germany. This year’s show will offer amazing sound experiences ranging from discreetly integrated high-end sound systems to supercharged bass speakers for those who really love it loud. Automechanika Frankfurt will be commencing its 25th edition in just three weeks, and this year it says it is focusing more than ever before on cars that have already found its owners. Examples of this include the extensive treatment of classic cars, Reifen and the expansion of CarMediaWorld to include the German Sound Quality...
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Road Safety Authority urges parents to ensure children are properly restrained in vehicles

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) and An Garda Síochána are appealing to parents, guardians and teachers to ensure road safety, in particular seatbelt safety, is on the back to school lesson plan for all school children. RSA research shows that 10 per cent of children traveling in the back seat of vehicles are not using proper restraints such as child car seats or seat belts. In 2017, the RSA conducted a nationwide study that observed seatbelt usage by 3,861 children both in the front and the rear seats of the vehicle. As part of the study, 93 per cent of...
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Delphi Fuel Training Overview

Discover what you’ll learn when you take the Delphi fuel training course. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRYMLoh9Y5Q

September
16
2015

febi bilstein keeps the engine going

The flywheel is attached to the crankshaft and is designed to compensate for rotational variations from the crank. The flywheel stores kinetic energy and helps the crankshaft overcome the moment of inertia about dead points, and idle cycles. The flywheel is connected to the gearbox via the clutch assembly and the pinion of the starter motor …

September
15
2015

Blue Print – The Complete Braking Solution…

Not all discs are created equal… The market price of brake discs is being driven down, and in order to produce cheaper discs, some manufacturers reduce the weight/mass and quality of the material they use in the manufacturing of the disc. They do this by reducing the thickness of the friction plates (thus increasing the …

September
15
2015

How to Identify Flex Fuel Vehicles

Tips on how to identify a flex fuel vehicle to ensure the correct replacement fuel pump is selected. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOHWs_AUYmo

September
15
2015

Scope school with Frank Massey

Frank Massey is one of the UK’s leading experts in vehicle Diagnostics with over 40 years of industry experience. He is renowned in the motor industry for his unrivalled expertise and knowledge as well as running a successful commercial workshop. I have written many times about adapting skills and choice of tools long before vehicle …

September
15
2015

Gm vivaro pt. 2

The first part of our assessment of the vivaro was to say the least a little confusing, not least to us. Several facts were unknown to us and as such had to be factored in to our conclusions. This leaves an element of uncertainty on our part. The dpf had been removed and modified software …

September
14
2015

Delphi Training Series video: How to Test the Alcohol Content of Gasoline

A step-by-step guide for a safe and simple way to test the alcohol content of gasoline. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8pV-x9uLiE

September
14
2015

Causes of DPF failure and how to perform a regeneration

Stuart Still, of EEC talks readers through the cause of DPF failure and how to perform a regeneration.   Last year, on my visits to various customers, I made enquiries about the general demand for Diesel Particulate Filters. I was staggered at the lack of DPF knowledge, especially the procedure regarding installation, encountering answers such …

September
9
2015

How to spot abnormal DMF wear

Make sure a damaged flywheel doesn’t result in starter motor failure, as Autoelectro explains

September
8
2015

How to overcome recurring alternator problems

It has been reported many times that, even after replacing the faulty alternator with a new one on some Ford Smart Charge systems, the problem is still not resolved. Analysis undertaken by Rolling Components has discovered that there are a number of reasons why this might occur: If the lamp is lit after fitting the …

September
8
2015