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SIMI says thousands of motor industry jobs under threat

The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) has today issued their Quarterly Motor Industry Review Q2 of 2019 composed by Economist Jim Power. It makes for stark reading, despite the economy performing strongly, the environment for new car sales continues to remain very challenging. (more…)
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New Goetze and AE catalogues launched

Tenneco and Federal-Mogul Motorparts have launched two new catalogues from its Engine Expertise brands, Goetze and AE.  Coverage has been significantly expanded by both brands, each aiming to provide vehicles across Europe with OE-quality engine components. The catalogues feature intuitive catalogue formatting and incorporate additional material and information on installation, troubleshooting and technical details. “The new Goetze and AE catalogues not only bring a host of new part references, but the design has been improved to be more useful and instinctive to navigate,” explains Massi Milani, executive director, marketing, EMEA aftermarket, Tenneco/Federal-Mogul Motorparts EMEA. “We have successfully increased coverage across...
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TPMS simplified

TPMS Sensors can become confusing with all the various models and types on the market and all the different procedures for programming / learning the sensors. Here Ryan's Automotive  explains  some of the differences. Sensor Types OE Direct Fit The application list for OE Direct Fit sensors has many different part numbers specific to certain vehicles. Whether purchased from the vehicle manufacturer or from aftermarket OE suppliers like HUF Intellisens, these sensors come with the specific protocol and the ID Code for that vehicle already programmed into the sensor. The ID code then needs to be learned to the car...
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The ABC’s of ACEA specifications with Finol Oils

Understanding engine oil can be complicated and making the right choice for your vehicle can be time-consuming. In fact, many of us will pick up the first bottle we see without understanding what we are putting into our vehicles. As difficult as it may be, it is incredibly important to choose the right oil as it can have various effects on the running ability and longevity of your engine. Choosing the right type of engine oil not only increases the life of your engine, but it can also allow your engine to run much more efficiently. This can increase your...
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Carbon clumps and timing chain fragments removed during engine clean

Pictures of a broken timing chain tensioner, extracted during an EDT Automotive engine clean, reveal the hidden contaminants lurking in our engines. The fragments were caught in the EDT engine cleaning machine’s filter, which is renowned for collecting up to half a litre of black sludge containing carbon, metallic particles and other contaminants.   David Holmes, Managing Director at EDT Automotive said: “It’s not unusual for our partner garages to find metallic fragments following an EDT machine service – we’ve even seen broken dipsticks before now. “It just goes to show what would have otherwise been left inside the engine...
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How Does the Relationship Between Current Draw and Pressure Affect Return Systems?

How does the relationship between current draw and pressure affect return systems?

April
1
2019

Ignition Timing & Temperature – NGK Spark Plugs

Ignition timing affects spark firing end temperature. This video explains, in detail, the proper way to avoid pre-ignition.

March
25
2019

Sachs Workshop Tips: Leaking Shock Absorbers

When are dampers leaky? Apparently leaking shocks often don’t indicate a defect, but are absolutely tight and functioning properly. A certain amount of “perspiration” is completely normal, and even necessary to lubricate the piston rod seal. Therefore never assess the dampers after driving in the rain. When you check them, they must be dry. Here …

March
18
2019

Transmission Sensor

Transmission sensors record the transmission speed. This information is needed by the ECU to adjust the shifting pressure and for the decision which gear must be chosen.

March
11
2019

Use of lubricants with release bearings

Installation notice: Use of lubricants with release bearings

March
1
2019

How to Avoid Injector Contamination & Leaks

Delphi Senior Trainer Dave Hobbs gives tips on how to avoid injector contamination and leaks.

February
25
2019

Instructions on how to Replace Strut Mounts

The top fastening of the suspension strut is attached to the chassis via the strut mount – also known as the suspension strut mount. Since the strut mount must have both a damping force and a rotatable mounting for unhindered steering resetting, there are strict requirements for its function and wear resistance. Checking the strut …

February
18
2019

How to change MAHLE oil filter

Nothing as easy as changing an oil filter! Still, if you want to keep your job simple and quick, without having to deal with a leak in the end, you have to be aware of a number of things, that can make or break your results.

February
11
2019

Instructions for removing the 7-speed direct-shift gearbox 0AM with dry double clutch

Instructions for removing the 7-speed direct-shift gearbox 0AM with dry double clutch

January
28
2019

Failure of the idler roller

Failure of the idler roller from CT 1079 K1 due to overheating (Opel, Renault, Saab engines 3.0 DTI V6 )

January
22
2019