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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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SACHS useful tip: Clutch slips.

Causes of slipping clutches Clutch slip may have various causes. Besides the clutch pressure plate and the clutch disk, the problem is often found in the release system. Additional causes include an incorrectly remachined flywheel or installation of the wrong clutch. Therefore, check: Release system wear, freedom of movement, adjustment Verify that the parts are …

June
25
2018

Brake discs and wheel speed sensors in ABS systems

The advent of the anti-lock braking system (ABS) made it possible to improve safety during critical braking situations. Different road conditions (wet and slippery roads, for example) or suddenly appearing obstacles caused the wheels of vehicles without ABS to lock up and skid during emergency braking.

June
18
2018

Listen up! Top tips for solving brake noise.

You know that annoying sound you get when you pull up at the lights? Could be a high pitch squeal, screech, groan or rattle? Well that’s brake noise and it can be one of the first signs that something is wrong with your brakes.  It’s also one of the biggest sources of customer comebacks for …

June
13
2018

Dual Mass Flywheel Technology / Failure Diagnosis Testing tool / User Instructions

The rapid development of vehicle technology over the last few decades has brought ever higher-performance engines paralleled by an increased demand for driver comfort.

June
11
2018

New idler in the kits CT1014K2/ K5/ K3 and CT1078K1 for diverse Opel/ GM 1.7 DI/ DTI/ CDTI

The idler in the kit is different from the one previously installed in vehicles.

June
7
2018

Checks before fitting a new Diesel Particulate Filter

Before fitting a new Diesel Particulate Filter, you should check the following components on a vehicle: * EGR valve or EGR pipe blockage * Oxygen sensors * DPF pressure pipes and valves * Air flow meter * Intake manifold * Pressure switch * Engine temperature sensor * Engine oil – is it the correct specification …

May
31
2018

Proper disposal of shocks and dampers.

Environmental protection and disposal Our company places a high priority on protecting the environment. As a result, our concept of product quality includes not only optimum operating properties, long service life and convenient installation, but also saving resources and preserving the environment. For us, this means developing, producing and disposing of products in environmentally compatible …

May
30
2018

EricTheCarGuy and ScannerDanner Solve A Misfire (Part 2)

EricTheCarGuy and ScannerDanner Solve A Misfire (Part 2)

May
28
2018

Air-Conditioning Service Compressor Replacement and Flushing The Air- Conditioning System

The air conditioning compressor is driven by the vehicle engine via a ribbed or V-ribbed belt. It compresses and transports the refrigerant in the system.

May
23
2018

Hybrid Compressor Do’s and Don’ts

Do’s Do use PAG 46 oil or equivalent on first generation 2001-2003 Prius. Do use PAG 46 oil or equivalent on 2000-2006 Insight & 2005 Civic. Do always refer to manufacturer’s recommendations when servicing A/C Systems Do shut down High Voltage battery power when servicing any High voltage A/C compressor Don’ts Do not use any …

May
21
2018