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New profile clamp withstands temperatures of up to 900 °C

Norma Group has developed the VPP Compact High Temperature, a new VPP profile clamp that can withstand component temperatures of up to 900 °C. (more…)
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Timing belt failure investigated by Gates

Gates has investigated the cause of premature timing belt failure in the Synchronous Belt Drive System (SBDS) for number of Ford, Peugeot and Citroen models with 1.6L petrol and PSA diesel engines. (more…)
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Ireland produces over half a million tonnes of hazardous waste annually

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has today published its latest hazardous waste (including lead-acid batteries) figures for Ireland. (more…)
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ZF supplies chassis parts for numerous LCV models

High mileage, heavy loads, constant use – the light commercial vehicle is the automotive workhorse. With this class of vehicle subjected to considerable pressure and stress, this segment of the vehicle parc offers significant service and repair opportunities for workshops. ZF Aftermarket helps independent garages position themselves in this segment and here, under its Lemförder brand, the business offers repair tips for one of its most popular vehicles, the Volkswagen T5. LCVs are often used daily to carry high payloads meaning they are also subject to high wear. Failure rates for LCV safety inspections are higher in all age categories...
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Volkswagen rolls out augmented reality headsets in UK

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VCV) in the UK is rolling out augmented reality headsets for technicians across its Van Centre network to help speed up complex repair work. It claims this will deliver potential savings to customers over five years of downtime equal to Stg.£1 million. The innovative system allows experts based at the Technical Support Centre (TSC) to send precise visual instructions remotely to technicians at Van Centres and Mobile Service Clinics to ensure any maintenance issues can be fixed as quickly and efficiently as possible, minimising the time a van spends off the road. VCV UK claims that the...
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Engine analysis with PicoScope

Frank Massey from ADS shares his views about the theory and terminology behind engine analysis with oscilloscopes.

February
21
2020

How to change a turbocharger – Shift into turbo!

In our video a step by step guide shows the whole process of how to change a turbocharger. If your turbocharger is broken, you have to get a new one. So far, so good. But what has to be taken care of during the installation? And does a new turbocharger really solve the problem? In …

February
19
2020

Seven Reasons To Visit a Mechanic

While some car repairs are easy to do yourself, some jobs are either too complex or require specialised tools, making it difficult, time consuming  and even dangerous to do them yourself. In which case, it’s necessary to visit an experienced mechanic. Here are seven warning signs that you might need to book a service. Steering …

February
17
2020

HELLA LEDAYLINE -Installation story of LED daylight (Example Skoda Octavia model year 1999)

The LEDayLine 15 and 30 daytime running lights are set apart by their shallow depth, simple mounting and low energy consumption. Once the mounting frame has been secured to the vehicle front, the daytime running light simply “snaps” into the mounting frame fixture.

February
14
2020

LuK DMF – Visual inspection and damage patterns

Visual inspection and damage patterns

February
12
2020

How to Install an Injector into the HK1400 Cambox

A step-by-step guide in to installing an injector into the HK1400 cambox.

February
10
2020

How to check brake rotor thickness

This instructional video takes you through the steps of checking your brake rotors/discs, including some helpful tips and advice from Ferodo.

February
7
2020

Old fuel boat

This video explains how to prepare your boot engine for winter to avoid aging fuel problems in spring.

February
5
2020

Hydraulic braking systems – Replacing the fluid reservoir

Performing repairs following an accident or changing a brake master cylinder that does not have its own reservoir may make it necessary to replace the brake fluid reservoir. It is important to carry out such repairs with due care and attention using the correct special tool.

February
3
2020

Guided Test: CRD (Bosch) solenoid injector – current at idle

The purpose of this test is to check the actuation current within a Bosch Common Rail Diesel (CRD) solenoid injector circuit with the engine at idle.

January
31
2020