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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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Installation notes for brake repairs

Our brake repair notes and tips are drawn straight from practical experience. Compiled for you as a technical support, their illustrated step-by-step procedures make them a quick and useful “brake aid”.

November
23
2018

Five Surefire Steps to Power Down a Hybrid

When a customer comes into your shop with a hybrid electric vehicle (HEV), be sure to stay safe. ASE certified master technician, Dave Hobbs, breaks down the five key steps to powering down a hybrid.

November
20
2018

Service Info: Visual differences in finger follower 422 0236 10

Two different types of finger follower.

November
16
2018

ContiTech: Expert Tips for Changing Timing Belts- Fiat Panda MY 200

Detailed instructions for timing belt kit CT999WP1 in a Fiat Panda MY 2004, 44 kW 1.2-liter engines up to engine number 2533528 with engine code 188.A4.000

November
12
2018

Timing kit installation VW Golf VII 1.4 TSI

Timing kit installation KTB819, Volkswagen Golf VII 1.4 TSI

November
9
2018

How to Adapt Air Suspension Systems

How do you adapt air suspension systems? The Delphi Training Series breaks it down for you.

November
7
2018

CV Trouble Tracers – Brake Pads and Discs

CV Trouble Tracers – Brake Pads and Discs

November
2
2018

Spark Plug Electrode Wear

This video explains the electrode wear of spark plugs, especially the difference between single spark and wasted (double) spark systems. It shows in detail why in double spark ignition systems, spark plug electrode wear is different on some cylinders.

October
29
2018

SACHS useful tip: Replacing CDC dampers.

Early in 2012, the twelve millionth CDC damper for passenger cars since the start of production in 1994 left the line at ZF Friedrichshafen AG’s Schweinfurt location. Ride comfort and dynamics More and more automotive manufacturers opt for the continuously variable damping system called Continuous Damping Control (CDC) in their vehicles. It permanently monitors influencing …

October
26
2018

Sight block kit

Steve Smith talks us through the Sight block kit

October
22
2018