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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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Carbon clumps and timing chain fragments removed during engine clean

Pictures of a broken timing chain tensioner, extracted during an EDT Automotive engine clean, reveal the hidden contaminants lurking in our engines. The fragments were caught in the EDT engine cleaning machine’s filter, which is renowned for collecting up to half a litre of black sludge containing carbon, metallic particles and other contaminants.   David Holmes, Managing Director at EDT Automotive said: “It’s not unusual for our partner garages to find metallic fragments following an EDT machine service – we’ve even seen broken dipsticks before now. “It just goes to show what would have otherwise been left inside the engine...
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Avoiding Braking Comebacks

The last thing you want when you’ve performed a straightforward brake job is the customer returning a short while later with a complaint. Yet unfortunately brakes are one of the biggest sources of customer comebacks for many garages. They needn’t be! Because whilst some issues are outside the technicians control, others can be avoided from …

January
14
2019

Sachs: tip bleeding hydraulic clutch actuation system

Preventing malfunctions of the clutch actuation system by bleeding it correctly Even though the electrification of vehicle components is progressing inexorably – the electric power steering system just being one example – especially three components continue to be actuated hydraulically: the brake, the hydraulic or electrohydraulic steering system and the hydraulic clutch actuation system. What …

January
7
2019

MAHLE cabin filter – how it works

This animated video shows exactly why you should replace your cabin filter in regular intervals.

December
21
2018

Wheel End Bearings with ABS functionality

Wheel End Bearings often have impulse wheels which allow sensors to send a signal to the car’s ECU (Electronic Control Unit). The ECU calculates the wheel rotational speed based on this signal.

December
17
2018

How Damper Types Work

How do damper types work.

December
11
2018

Glow Plug Testing

This video explains an easy, fast glow plug function check.

December
7
2018

SACHS recommendation: Replacing defective suspension springs

Chassis springs – together with shock absorbers and spring strut support bearings – fulfill decisive safety and comfort functions. We therefore recommend regularly checking the component and, in the event of corrosion, cracks or breaks, replacing it. Defective springs negatively affect the vehicle handling and road safety: They extend the braking distance because they can …

December
4
2018

Testing keyless entry sensors

Pico’s Ben Martins walks you through the test for the Keyless entry sensor: how to connect, how to use the sensor detector tool and how to analyse the waveform.

November
30
2018

How to change a turbocharger

In our video a step by step guide shows the whole process of how to change a turbocharger.

November
27
2018

How to change your Champion oil filter on your motorcycle

Learn how to change the oil filter of your motocycle

November
23
2018