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Jaguar Land Rover announces 150 Irish R&D jobs

Jaguar Land Rover has confirmed plans to open a software engineering centre and create 150 jobs in Shannon, Republic of Ireland, in 2018. Working alongside Jaguar Land Rover’s engineering team in the UK, the Shannon facility has an important role to play in realising the company’s vision for electric and automated driving vehicles. It will develop new technologies to support electrification and self-driving features on future Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles. Jaguar Land Rover has selected Shannon as it is globally recognised as a centre of excellence for current and future software engineering talent. Jaguar Land Rover Software Engineering Centre...
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Technicians now able to sign-up for training courses on REPXPERT

REPXPERT members are now able to sign-up online to attend live hands-on training events which will be held regularly at the REPXPERT Academy in Hereford. This means that over 10,500 active REPXPERT users in the UK can register for these sessions on the free garage portal, which also features comprehensive technical information and training videos on its LuK, FAG, INA and Ruville brands. The first session takes place on January 30th, when the well-known REPXPERT, Alistair Mason, will be delivering a course entitled ‘LuK Clutch Basics’. This anything but basic course, though, will contain an introduction to Schaeffler before delving...
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IAAF and FIGIEFA delighted with provisional Type-Approval legislation

The IAAF and FIGIEFA have welcomed the news that crucial provisions on the OBD connector and access to RMI have been included in the proposed EU legislation on Vehicle Type-Approval Regulation, signifying a huge step forward for the aftermarket regarding access to in-vehicle data. The EU Council's main preparatory body, COREPER, recognised the need for the independent automotive aftermarket to maintain access to diagnostic and RMI-related data. It also clarified that access will be granted whilst the vehicle is in motion. This is essential to perform diagnostic, repair and maintenance services, at least until a solution is found for telematics...
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2017 sees Record Low of Road Fatalities

Provisional road collision statistics for 2017, published by the Road Safety Authority (RSA) following an analysis of fatal collision reports supplied by An Garda Síochána, show that there has been a 15 per cent drop in road deaths in 2017 compared to 2016. Up to the 31 December 2017 a total of 158 people lost their lives on Ireland’s roads as a result of 143 fatal crashes, compared to 186 lives lost in 174 fatal crashes in 2016. This represents 28 fewer fatalities or a 15 per cent drop in deaths and 31 fewer fatal crashes or an 18 per...
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FER AGM fuelled by diesel ban talk

The Federation of Engine Remanufacturers (FER) held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Saturday 7th October at IAAF offices in Birmingham, with the proposed petrol and diesel ban firmly placed at the top of the agenda. The Federation, which celebrates its 80th anniversary in 2017, has grown this year with the addition of further members and held regional meetings that have proved to be very successful, giving members an insight into FER activity and discussing key policy. With technology continuing to evolve, FER is widening its remit having attracted attention from companies involved in wider remanufacturing such as remanufacturing turbos...
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Best Practices for Steering & Suspension Diagnostics and Repairs

Why is it important to check steering & suspension? A vehicle’s steering and suspension system is an intricate network of linked components designed to work both together and independently to provide a smooth, stable, and safe ride. Since the suspension is typically the first system affected when it comes to road abuse, its components can …

October
20
2017

New time-saving tech tip video for commercial vehicle clutch cylinders

Diesel Technic UK & Ireland brand, DT Spare Parts, has released a new ‘Parts Specialists’ video detailing how to replace commercial vehicle clutch cylinders. The two mechanics, Björn and Lars, provide helpful tips along with a walkthrough on how to safely replace the component. The latest video sees the experts educate technicians by using DT …

October
17
2017

Autoelectro presents trio of diagnosis and solution examples in latest technical bulletin

Autoelectro, the independent remanufacturer of starter motors and alternators for car and commercial applications, has diagnosed and resolved three specific issues affecting three different applications. Vehicle manufacturers, Renault, Fiat and Mercedes, all feature in the Bradford company’s latest technical bulletin, available free-of-charge on Autoelectro’s website, and demonstrates the level of its considerable technical expertise. Focusing on the Renault Clio 2.0 …

October
16
2017

VW Touareg – Terminal 15 fails sporadically

The cause of failure for terminal 15 (switched plus) relates to a defective relay holder in the main fuse box in this case.

October
15
2017

Working on Hybrids – Safety Tips

Auto IQ Regulatory demands for better fuel economy and reduced emissions will continue to drive the increase in hybrid vehicles on the road today and for the future. In fact, by 2020, it is projected that volumes will nearly triple from the 2M vehicles produced in 2012. So there is no doubt we will continue …

October
10
2017

Tension setting procedure for PSA 2.2 HDI engines

In order to achieve optimum belt performance, it is always important that the correct installation tension and tensioning procedure is used.

October
2
2017

Peugeot 307 – ABS warning light illuminates

If the error mentioned above is identified in conjunction with an illuminated ABS warning light, a faulty power supply to the ABS/ESP control unit may be one possible cause.

October
1
2017

Causes and Effects of a Deformed Inner Tie Rod

Causes and Effects of a Deformed Inner Tie Rod

September
29
2017

DAYCO – Timing kit installation Lexus RX 400 H – Engine: 3MZ-FE

Timing kit installation. Timing belt and water pump replacement. Vehicle used as example for the KTBWP8330 kit assembly: Lexus RX 400 H

September
29
2017

Dayco – Timing kit installation Volvo XC70 2.4TDi– Engine: D5244T4

Dayco – Timing kit installation Volvo XC70 2.4TDi – Engine: D5244T4 Timing kit installation.

September
20
2017