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ATIS Pro Scope update

The ATIS Pro Scope Software Version 6.0 is now available from distributors, Ryan's Automotive. Update Version 6.0, comes with a lot of new data and general improvements, including more new vehicle measurements and pre-sets, more engine management wiring diagrams, more generic system pre-sets, samples and technical information. Update Version 6.0 also features a Sent protocal, some hybrid vehicle components, more air conditioning components, electric parking brake and new petrol and diesel components. The are a number of general improvements to the software layout. The multi channel scope software has also be revised with many new improvements including data logging, improvements...
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New AdBlue filling funnels from Laser Tools

AdBlue diesel exhaust fluid is a fact of life for the modern diesel engine, so to make life a bit easier Laser Tools has introduced these AdBlue Filling Funnels specially designed to screw directly onto the AdBlue filler neck. Two versions are available — straight (part number 6856) or angled access (part number 6865) — and they make the AdBlue filling process quick and easy, and best of all — no messy spillage! Screw the funnel straight on to the AdBlue filler neck then lift the internal anti-spill valve. The funnel is large with a generous 1.1 litre capacity. Keep...
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FER to discuss UK’s petrol and diesel engine ban 2040

With news that the UK government plans to ban sole petrol and diesel engine cars from 2040, the Federation of Engine Remanufacturers (FER) in the UK is looking at how its members are gearing up for the future. FER has been instrumental in integrating standards and efficiencies across the UK’s engine remanufacturing sector, all working to the British Standard BS AU 257: 2002, stipulated within its code of practice. With technology continuing to evolve, FER has widened its remit having attracted attention from companies involved in wider remanufacturing such as reconditioning turbos and major units. FER is encouraging members to...
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RecruitAuto.ie welcomes news that 48,000 more people at work in last year

RecruitAuto.ie, Ireland’s specialist auto industry recruitment website welcomed the latest Quarterly National Household Survey figures from the Central Statistics Office, showing that employment continues to increase strongly with 48,000 more people employed in the year to Q2 2017. In addition, 4 out of every 5 jobs being added are outside Dublin. Speaking today, Frances Fitzgerald TD, An Tánaiste and Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation said: “These figures are very encouraging and show that we are on the right path to full employment. My priority as Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation is to ensure that more jobs are created...
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Students help design new electric delivery vehicle

Students from Warwick University in England have designed a new electric delivery vehicle in association with design company, Astheimer. The Deliver-E is based on the platform of the electric Renault Twizy and is fitted with a 48-volt 6.5kWh battery system with a peak power of 36kW. It has an open-platform vehicle control system with a touchscreen interface. The battery system is the first module produced by the Warwick Manufacturing Group’s (WMG) new automated battery production line for electric vehicles. WMG is the university’s own industrial innovation project, charged with creating a UK supply chain for hybrid and electric vehicle battery...
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Single steps of removal and installation of a double clutch

Schaeffler Automotive Aftermarket offers a future-proof tool system for correct assembly/disassembly. It has a modular design and consists of a basic tool kit and several vehicle-specific tool kits. The range of tools can be easily adapted to new and future double clutch systems. This enables tools to be put together as required. Ralf Kuhlmey, technical …

May
8
2017

How to use the Gates belt wear gauge to check serpentine belts for wear

This is a short video showing how to use the Gates Belt Wear Gauge. This easy-to-use tool was designed with input from professional automotive technicians and gives instant pass/fail results. You can use it on or off the vehicle, one-handed, and even in places where you can’t see! – See more at: http://www.gates.com/catalogs-and-resources/resources/repository/videos/check-serpentine-belts-with-gauge#sthash.tH1pozqj.dpuf

May
6
2017

Fuel Bleed Tool

Some modern vehicle diesel systems are prone to air-locks when the fuel line is disconnected e.g. During a fuel filter replacement, air in the fuel system will prevent the engine from starting. In this video we show a fuel filter change on such a system, and how to use the Blue Print fuel bleed tool …

May
3
2017

Frank Massey’s Top Ten Tests with PicoScope: #8 Direct fuel injection – high-pressure pump testing

Frank looks at the function of the electronic control unit and hydraulic pump performance of pressure over time.

May
2
2017

Schaeffler Automotive Aftermarket offers a future-proof tool system for correct assembly/disassembly

Schaeffler Automotive Aftermarket offers a future-proof tool system for correct assembly/disassembly. It has a modular design and consists of a basic tool kit and several vehicle-specific tool kits. The range of tools can be easily adapted to new and future double clutch systems. Additionally, tools can be put together as required. Ralf Kuhlmey, technical trainer …

April
29
2017

Frank Massey’s Top Ten Tests with PicoScope: #7 Common rail pressure sensor testing

Frank looks at the performance of the high-pressure pump under full load.

April
28
2017

Identifying faults in the release system

Specialized knowledge helps prevent damage Many clutch deficiencies in commercial vehicles can be traced to the influence of faulty release systems. These deficiencies also include “capital” failures such as burnt-out clutches or poor disengagement performance, for which one might not initially suspect the release system. Therefore a precise inspection is very important. There are not …

April
26
2017

Picoscope version six

A movie showing picoscope software version six in action. Vehicle tested had a P0340 camshaft position sensor signal fault.

April
25
2017

Understanding the Accessory Belt Drive System

A new and improved Accessory Belt Drive System training video for Automotive Professionals.

April
23
2017

Frank Massey – Diesel Emissions

Sometimes it’s difficult to decide whether technological evolution or political dictate drives our industry. For some time it has been my opinion that the future of the small diesel engine vehicle has a short and limited future.

April
20
2017