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Denso issues injector repair warning

Denso is warning workshops against carrying out injector repairs in unclean conditions. The fuel injection system is at the heart of any diesel engine, pressurising and injecting the fuel to power an estimated 12.4 million vehicles across the UK. Yet like any essential component, it can often suffer the effects of wear and tear over time, eventually encountering problems which will require an injector repair. And with the average UK diesel car nearly seven years old* and diesel engines accounting for 40% of all licensed cars, fuel injection system repair can prove a fruitful source of revenue for repairers. However,...
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The seven mechanic jargon terms that baffle motorists

Nearly half of motorists (47 per cent) feel they’ve overpaid for car repairs because of confusing jargon used by mechanics. Drivers hearing their ‘big end’ has gone or they’ve got ‘mayonnaise’ under their oil cap is causing them to lose faith in their garages. MotorEasy, a UK-based cloud-based garage-to-consumer trading platform says that it is calling time on confusing mechanic jargon with the launch of its new ‘Lost in Translation’ campaign to promote “plain English” in car garages. It’s even worse for women with baffling workshop lingo causing a third (32%) of female drivers to stop using a garage because...
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Pagid’s manufacturing excellence highlighted in new video

Leading brake brand Pagid, has created a new video highlighting the manufacturing excellence that goes into making every one of its brake pads. The video, which can be viewed at www.pagid.com/video shows the stringent quality processes that are present at each stage of the manufacturing journey, from the receipt of raw materials, through production, quality control and testing, and finally to assembly and despatch to workshops. TMD Friction manufactures over one million-brake friction products across its world class manufacturing locations in Europe every single day - and invests €30 million in R&D annually. Every friction formulation is road tested for...
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ZF unveils new eAMT technology

ZF’s new eAMT (electrified Automated Manual Transmission) technology is an innovative concept for the hybridization of front-transverse vehicles that integrates the company’s electric axle drive system (eVD) and an automated manual transmission (AMT) into one system. The transmission actuator and the electric rear axle operate together with intelligent interaction. This results in the eAMT concept no longer experiencing tractive force interruption. The electric motor bridges the gap in accelerative force of the AMT, thanks to its design. In addition to the hybrid functions of electric drive and recuperation and boost, eAMT also features electric all-wheel drive. ZF software regulates the...
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Biggest ever fuel cell trial to begin next year

Toyota has announced it is to begin development of fuel cell powered delivery trucks in association with global convenience store operator Seven-Eleven. The joint project will see the two companies develop new fuel cell trucks and fuel cell generators, with the first stage of the project going live next year. The initiative aims to introduce technologies and systems developed by Toyota in the running of Seven-Eleven stores and the company’s distribution services. Stationary fuel cell generators and rechargeable batteries will also be introduced in the stores, managed centrally by building energy management systems. This will increase the proportion of renewable...
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Torque and Gun tips and trouble tracing

A torque value is the applied turning force when tightening a nut or bolt.

April
2
2018

Technical Tips For The Lighting Professional

If complaints are made about the above issue, this does not necessarily indicate the presence of a fault.

March
30
2018

Denso offer A/C fault-finding help

With Spring in motion, more and more drivers will be switching on their air-conditioning systems expecting a breath of fresh air. However, after months of non-use, many will be greeted by the unpleasant surprise of a failed compressor which is often down to the wrong type of refrigerant being used. A compressor is the main …

March
29
2018

Our How To for checking the EGR on K9K engines

How To Make                      Model                           System Renault                 1.5 K9K (08-10)          Diesel systems Microdiesel : EGR valve status This function allows the EGR status to be read and the operation of the valve to be checked. The EGR valve status is indicated in a list with a status number. IFR-50: Test preconditions Key on or engine running. …

March
28
2018

Air bleeding of hydraulic valve lash adjustment components

The beginning of hydraulic valve lash adjustment components dates back to the early 1930s, when the idea was born and patents were first registered in the USA. By the 1950s, hydraulic valve lash adjustment components were already a standard feature in 80 % of US passenger car engines.

March
26
2018

Installation Tip for WPS3025 Coolant Pump for BMW 135i, 335i, 535i, 640, 740i from model year 2007

The electric coolant pump which has been removed may have prefitted dampers at the three screw.

March
26
2018

Installation Instructions for Diesel Particulate Filters

Before fitting a replacement Diesel Particulate Filter please ensure that the root cause of failure of the existing unit has been correctly diagnosed and rectified. Failure to correct any faults or defective components may result in damage to the replacement Diesel Particulate Filter and invalidate your warranty

March
23
2018

You’re in control of Brake Noise

Brake noise is one of the major reasons for a driver to visit a workshop. It can be a complex issue, and is often difficult to solve. WHAT IS BRAKE NOISE? Brake noise typically originates from vibration on a part within the wheel end section of the vehicle – between the tire and the connection …

March
21
2018

Does compression ratio affect the firing end temperature?

Find out how the compression ratio affects firing end temperature.

March
15
2018

Replacing control arms. How it’s done.

Control arms are installed in pairs on the front and rear axle and connect the chassis to the wheels as part of the suspension. They therefore significantly influence the driving characteristics of the vehicle. A dynamic or a comfortable driving style? The control arms are individually adjusted to the vehicle depending on the desired characteristics. …

March
12
2018