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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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Self-Adjusting Clutch (SAC)

As clutches are subjected to continuous wear and tear, LuK, as the first clutch manufacturer worldwide, has invested tremendous efforts in the development of a wear adjustment solution, which was successfully launched for volume production in 1995.

May
18
2018

Modification to the tensioning technology in the Ford 2.5 diesel

Modification to the tensioning technology in the Ford 2.5 diesel

May
15
2018

Water pump: Broken shaft caused by excessive belt tension / incorrect alignment

Causes: Incorrect fastening of the pump Incorrect alignment of the pump pulley in relation to the other transmission components Excessive tension of the timing belt Actions: Check the correct installation of the pump Check the correct assembly and alignment of all transmission components and make sure the timing belt is properly tensioned. Replace the faulty/damage …

May
11
2018

DPF fitting and fault diagnosis

Important information relating to DPF functionality, fitting and fault diagnosis A Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) is a service item and will need to be replaced at the end of its life. This will vary by vehicle manufacturer and the how the vehicle is maintained. If the DPF needs replacing due to blockage, this would usually …

May
9
2018

Shock absorbers and suspension strut mount rear axle

Suspension strut mount and shock absorber rear axle for KIA Cerato

May
7
2018

ETCG and ScannerDanner Solve A Misfire (Part 1)

This two-part video shows how ‘Eric The Car Guy’ and ‘ScannerDanner’ managed to solve a misfire using a combination of science and common sense.

May
3
2018

Lighting Diagnosis and Guided Troubleshooting

Vision is the most important sense for people who wish to drive safely. However, this sense may be severely impaired in twilight and bad weather or if the window panes are dirty. This impairment means an increased risk of accidents but the increasing traffic density also increases the risk potential on the road.

April
30
2018

ContiTech: Expert Tips for Changing Timing Belts- Citroën Sax

Signi cant errors are frequently committed when changing the timing belt. To ensure that the belt change operation goes smoothly, the ContiTech Power Transmission Group provides tters with a detailed installation guide. In this, ContiTech experts provide a step-by-step explanation of the correct change procedure.

April
30
2018

Common Rail Injector Programming for Mercedes

How To Vehicle Applications Engine Model System Mercedes Class C W204, E W212, E Coupé W207 and GLK X204 Diesel Systems Summary This function is used to program the DCU with the new injector codes after replacing injectors. The injector code is printed on the body. The code has 20 to 24 characters (framed in …

April
25
2018

INA Overrunning Alternator Pulley/Decoupler

Belt drive systems in motor vehicles perform two tasks:

April
23
2018