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DMF Stress Test tips from ZF Aftermarket

In spite of ever greater horsepower and higher torques, today’s vehicles actually run very smoothly. The dual-mass flywheel (DMF) plays a crucial role in this by absorbing and almost completely eliminating torsional vibrations with its integrated spring and damping system. If a mechanic does hear unusual noises, the DMF is usually the first port of call even though in many cases it isn’t the source of the problem. Here, ZF Aftermarket experts explain how to identify the possible cause of an unusual noise; before leaping to the wrong conclusion and exchanging the component unnecessarily. (more…)
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Debunking common HID myths

A new site providing information on Xenon HID bulbs, including debunking common HID myths has been launched. www.ringautomotive.com/en/refit-hids has been launched by vehicle lighting specialists Ring to give technicians and HID stockists all the resources and information they need about replacing xenon HIDs. Xenon HIDs are fitted on around ten per cent of the UK car parc, yet there remains myths and concerns around them in the aftermarket. With the new site, Ring says it wants to provide the facts around how HID headlight systems work, how often HID bulbs should be replaced, how to identify a quality bulb and...
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Meyle’s five steps for a clean cooling system

Thorough and regular flushing is one of the decisive steps in the maintenance of cooling systems. Contamination, e. g. due to the incorrect use of sealing compound in the cooling system, reduces the cooling capacity in the long run and can lead to premature failure of the water pump mechanical seal. (more…)
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HGV clutch and flywheel fitment and removal made easy by Laser Tools

New to the Laser Tools’ HGV range is this clutch & flywheel jack (part number 7249), designed to remove, install and transport (in the lowered position) 14 inch and 15½ inch double-disc clutches and/or flywheel assemblies as fitted to HGV vehicles. (more…)
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New Motorservice packaging defeats counterfeiters

The Motorservice Group is the sales organization of Rheinmetall Automotive’s global aftermarket activities. It is a leading supplier of engine components for the spare parts market, encompassing the Kolbenschmidt, Pierburg, BF and TRW Engine Components brands. (more…)
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Direct intervention always helps

I was surprised if not shocked quite recently during a direct injection training course @ preston and even more recently over in northern Ireland when I asked delegates how often they deal with petrol injection problems , & more specifically problems with direct injection ?

April
20
2015

MKW Motors explains Selective Catalytic Reduction (Part 1 of 3)

The reduction of pollutant emissions is an important challenge in automotive technology. In the first of three articles, MKW Motors explains Selective Catalytic Reduction.

April
8
2015

ContiTech Expert Tips: Detailed instruction for Ford Focus

Significant errors are frequently committed when changing the timing belt. To ensure that the belt change operation goes smoothly, the ContiTech Power Transmission Group provides fitters with a detailed installation guide. In this, ContiTech experts provide a stepby-step explanation of how to change the belt correctly in a Ford Focus 2.0-liter 16 V with engine …

April
6
2015

Investigations on a BMW X5 Can Bus system

Most technicians grimace at the thought of a Can Bus fault on a modern vehicle and rightly so as there can be many control units connected to the system which can cause the fault. This can make it quite overwhelming for a technician as to where to start in the diagnosis. Here we explain how …

March
24
2015

More scope school tips

This second instalment in an exclusive trilogy of oscilloscope guidance clinics from Steve Smith of Pico and Robert Keith of Woodford Diagnostics and Training who target those that fall into the category of users who are competent, but don’t yet fully know how to get the best from their tool… or, in other words, the …

March
19
2015

The evolution of DENSO’s Starter & Alternator technology

Starters and Alternators have a vital role to play – from starting the motor to keeping the vehicle running – no vehicle is complete without them. True pioneers of leading Starter and Alternator technology for modern cars, motorcycles and commercial vehicles, DENSO has become the world’s largest OE rotating machine manufacturers, with 33.4 percent global …

March
10
2015

DENSO offers radiator installation tips

With its original thermal technology fitted to almost 40 per cent of European cars, DENSO is the ideal choice for crash repairers when it comes to replacement Radiators.  The 850, OE quality Cooling Radiator references offered by DENSO Aftermarket Sales UK & Ireland for 4,600 vehicle applications are smaller, lighter and offer greater heat exchange …

March
9
2015

The season of politics

The combustion of diesel is so inefficient it now requires three post combustion processes to meet current emission standards .

March
7
2015

Top tips on A/C servicing from DENSO

As we move towards warmer weather this spring DENSO is highlighting the benefits of regular and effective servicing of air-conditioning systems. Vehicle manufacturers worldwide have come to rely on DENSO – the world’s number one in original thermal products – for efficient, reliable Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) components. DENSO’s outstanding engineering knowledge is …

February
24
2015

Damper pulley fitting instructions from NTN-SNR

The damper pulley has an essential role to play, as it drives all of the engine accessories. Here NTN-SNR offers advice on changing the damper pulley.

February
24
2015