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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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The Hybrid Compressor: Know the Difference

HVAC differs from one hybrid to the other and some systems, such as Honda & Prius 2001-2003, have used a scroll compressor which can be powered via belt when the engine is running or electrically when the engine is off. Most of the newer hybrids have changed to an inverter compressor which is a high …

September
17
2017

Ford B-Max – ABS warning light illuminates

If the above error is discovered together with an illuminated ABS warning light, this may be due to the brake pressure sensor.

September
15
2017

Why Oil balancing is critical when replacing a compressor

When installing a new service compressor on a vehicle it is important to make sure the compressor is oil balanced correctly with the correct type and amount of lubricant. The purpose of oil balancing is to make sure the amount of oil in the air conditioning system remains at the correct level.

September
8
2017

Timing kit installation Renault Megane II 1.5 dci – Engine: K9K 732

Timing kit installation. Timing belt and water pump replacement. Vehicle used as example for the KTBWP5320 kit assembly: Renault Megane II 1.5 dci.

September
8
2017

How to read a micro v-belt PK number

A “PK” number is a worldwide standard metric belt measurement printed on most Micro-V serpentine belts.

September
6
2017

Ford Edge – Functional failure of the front headlamps

The complaint has been made that the front headlamps in the above vehicles experience a functional failure during operation.

September
3
2017

Fuel systems

There has been a big evolution in car fuel technology: pressures have gone a lot higher, fuel permeation is legally controlled and there are numerous different fuel blends.

September
2
2017

Why and When to Change the Compressor

Causes of Compressor Failures: Lack or excess of refrigerant oils Internal corrosion Lack of servicing (regular changing of receiver drier)

August
30
2017

Timing kit installation Land Rover Free Lander II 2.2 TD4 – Engine: 224DT

Timing kit installation. Timing belt and water pump replacement. Vehicle used as example for the KTBWP7150 kit assembly: Land Rover Free Lander II 2.2 TD4.

August
30
2017

Hydraulic Vs. Mechanical Tensioners

It is important to understand the difference between Hydraulic & Mechanical timing belt tensioners. Here we highlight key points in the function and installation of the hydraulic tensioning method for the timing system.

August
28
2017