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Frozen diesel – how modern diesel gels

The formulation of diesel has changed dramatically in recent years. Regulations introduced mean that the levels of sulphur in diesel must be reduced. Biofuel and FAME (Fatty Acid, Methyl, Ester) are added to diesel up to seven per cent. (more…)
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Bosch: risks of a starter activated for too long

If the starter is activated for an extended time, for example, in the case of excessively long venting processes after diesel filter changes, there is a risk of thermal overload of the unit. (more…)
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ELVES extends electric and hybrid vehicle training opportunities

This December, ELVES will once again be offering ATFs in Ireland the opportunity to undertake electric and hybrid vehicle awareness training through its Electric ELVES programme. (more…)
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Bosch spark plugs as original equipment – a success story

The Bosch portfolio contains more than 1,000 types of spark plugs for a wide range of vehicles and engines. Many vehicles around the world when they are launched already have Bosch spark plugs under their bonnets. (more…)
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Pandemic restrictions lead to reduced greenhouse gas emissions from Transport in 2020

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has today published its provisional greenhouse gas emissions for Ireland for 2020. (more…)
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febi: NVH in the Car: What’s Behind It

NVH – this abbreviation is used again and again when it comes to annoying vibrations in the vehicle. But, what do these three letters stand for? They stand for “Noise, Vibrations, and Harshness”. This refers to all disruptive noises and vibrations that can be felt or heard during a car journey. Here is a more precise look …

June
29
2021

LuK: Fiat 500 Abarth Clutch Replacement

Fiat 500’s sporty little offspring set us a challenge larger than the car itself. With a book time of 5.5 hrs and a manufacturer recommending the engine should be removed to change the clutch we felt that was a bit traumatic (and impossible) so we set out with a more conventional approach even if it …

June
22
2021

NTN-SNR: Recommendations for the correct fitment of CVJ’s

Recommendations for the correct fitment of CVJ’s

June
18
2021

Replacing Stabilizer Mounts with ZF

Stabilizer mounts defective? The symptoms Noise coming from near the axles is often difficult to locate. The many different components in a passenger car axle often make a fast, reliable diagnosis a timeconsuming process. The first thing to check is then normally the suspension, stabilizer links, tie rods and compression ball joints. The stabilizer is …

June
15
2021

Denso: Lean Vs Rich O2 Sensor

Oxygen sensors monitor the air fuel mixture under idle, moderate acceleration and cruise conditions. Oxygen sensors have a small range of limits in detecting and adjusting the difference from an optimum air/fuel ratio. A lean mixture can result in poor vehicle performance and even damage your engine. A rich mixture can result in unburnt fuel …

June
11
2021

Micro Hybrid & Hybrid Vehicles Explained by Yuasa

Background As a result of current increasing global warming issues, the environmental pressures on vehicle manufacturers to reduce their vehicle exhaust Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emissions and improve fuel economy has now been reinforced with EU Legislation. This new EU legislation on emissions targets passed in 2009 commits vehicle manufacturers to cut the average CO2 emissions from …

June
8
2021

Delphi: ADAS Radar calibration (Type 1) using Delphi Technologies DS diagnostics

In this video we will calibrate a type 1 radar (visible radar), using the Delphi Technologies DS software and the CRC-150 equipment.

June
4
2021

NGK: Relation of clogged DPF / EGR valve and defective glow Plugs

The September 2009 emissions standard EURO 5 covers diesel cars sold from January 2011 on, and the glow system begins to play an even more relevant role, crossing its strategies with several different engine systems

June
1
2021

Dayco: Timing Belt

Dayco Timing Belt

May
28
2021

LuK: Nissan Navara 2.5 DDTI Clutch Replacement

Alistair Mason replaces the clutch and dual mass flywheel (DMF) on a Nissan Navara 2.5 DDTI, which had covered more than 103,000 miles. Following complaints of the clutch ‘slipping’, his assessment confirmed the cause, and a clutch and DMF replacement was advised. The workshop information and a scheduled time of just over three-and-a-half hours were …

May
25
2021