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World’s first road noise active and control technology

HMG (Hyundai Motor Group) has just announced the development of the world’s first Road Noise Active Noise Control (RANC) system. The first-ever system dramatically reduces noise within the cabin of a vehicle. RANC builds on the Group’s current Active Noise Control (ANC) technology, which actively reduces noise by emitting soundwaves inverted to incoming noise. ANC is a software-driven technology that analyses the in-cabin sound to decrease engine and road noise, versus than the passive method of blocking noise through sound insulation. The existing noise insulation method involved sound insulations and dynamic dampers, which not only increased weight but also failed...
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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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Piston Replacement – What you have to consider

Uwe Rosenau explains what you have to consider when replacing pistons. Piston replacement – MAHLE MPULSE Tool Time Part 1.

September
2
2019

How to check your car for vibrations

It’s normal for your car to vibrate slightly when you’re driving thanks to the rotation of the crankshaft, transmission gears and other moving parts in your engine. But, when these gentle vibrations feel more like shaking, it’s time to investigate the reasons why. How to check your car for vibrations The most common reasons for …

August
30
2019

Volkswagen Bora Model: 2.0i Variant Model year: 2002-2005 All models with ABS

ABS warning light illuminates Error code: 1486

August
26
2019

Wheel bearings Disassembly and assembly

Wheel bearings are designed to last the lifetime of the vehicle. However some fail at an earlier stage. Regardless of the quality of a wheel bearing, there are a wide range of influencing factors that might cause it to fail prematurely, such as poor road conditions or contact with curbs.

August
23
2019

Freewheeling!

An overrunning alternator pulley can compensate for cyclic irregularities. These occur in all conventional internal combustion engines. After all, such engines do not have a continuous operating principle, but one that is divided into individual cycles.   For the belt, of course, these fluctuating speeds and torques are toxic. The solution: an overrunning alternator pulley. …

August
21
2019

Apec Toothed ABS Ring Fitting Instructions

Apec Toothed ABS Ring Fitting Instructions

August
20
2019

Blue Print Wiper Blades – Flat: Top Lock – Large

This video shows the installation of a Blue Print flat wiper blade to a top lock style wiper arm.

August
19
2019

Timing kit installation Volvo XC70 2.4 Diesel – Engine: D5244T4

Timing kit installation. Timing belt and water pump replacement. Vehicle used as example for the KTBWP5920 kit assembly: Volvo XC70 2.4 Diesel.

August
16
2019

Basics of diesel intake, compression, power and exhaust

Our Diesel 101 training video teaches helps you get down to the basics for diesel intake, diesel compression, diesel power, and diesel exhaust. Watch the video to find out what our Delphi Senior Trainer Dave Hobbs has to say.

August
14
2019

Flexible Coupling Testing at European Exhaust & Catalyst

Flexible Coupling Testing at European Exhaust & Catalyst

August
12
2019