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Denso issues injector repair warning

Denso is warning workshops against carrying out injector repairs in unclean conditions. The fuel injection system is at the heart of any diesel engine, pressurising and injecting the fuel to power an estimated 12.4 million vehicles across the UK. Yet like any essential component, it can often suffer the effects of wear and tear over time, eventually encountering problems which will require an injector repair. And with the average UK diesel car nearly seven years old* and diesel engines accounting for 40% of all licensed cars, fuel injection system repair can prove a fruitful source of revenue for repairers. However,...
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The seven mechanic jargon terms that baffle motorists

Nearly half of motorists (47 per cent) feel they’ve overpaid for car repairs because of confusing jargon used by mechanics. Drivers hearing their ‘big end’ has gone or they’ve got ‘mayonnaise’ under their oil cap is causing them to lose faith in their garages. MotorEasy, a UK-based cloud-based garage-to-consumer trading platform says that it is calling time on confusing mechanic jargon with the launch of its new ‘Lost in Translation’ campaign to promote “plain English” in car garages. It’s even worse for women with baffling workshop lingo causing a third (32%) of female drivers to stop using a garage because...
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Pagid’s manufacturing excellence highlighted in new video

Leading brake brand Pagid, has created a new video highlighting the manufacturing excellence that goes into making every one of its brake pads. The video, which can be viewed at www.pagid.com/video shows the stringent quality processes that are present at each stage of the manufacturing journey, from the receipt of raw materials, through production, quality control and testing, and finally to assembly and despatch to workshops. TMD Friction manufactures over one million-brake friction products across its world class manufacturing locations in Europe every single day - and invests €30 million in R&D annually. Every friction formulation is road tested for...
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ZF unveils new eAMT technology

ZF’s new eAMT (electrified Automated Manual Transmission) technology is an innovative concept for the hybridization of front-transverse vehicles that integrates the company’s electric axle drive system (eVD) and an automated manual transmission (AMT) into one system. The transmission actuator and the electric rear axle operate together with intelligent interaction. This results in the eAMT concept no longer experiencing tractive force interruption. The electric motor bridges the gap in accelerative force of the AMT, thanks to its design. In addition to the hybrid functions of electric drive and recuperation and boost, eAMT also features electric all-wheel drive. ZF software regulates the...
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Biggest ever fuel cell trial to begin next year

Toyota has announced it is to begin development of fuel cell powered delivery trucks in association with global convenience store operator Seven-Eleven. The joint project will see the two companies develop new fuel cell trucks and fuel cell generators, with the first stage of the project going live next year. The initiative aims to introduce technologies and systems developed by Toyota in the running of Seven-Eleven stores and the company’s distribution services. Stationary fuel cell generators and rechargeable batteries will also be introduced in the stores, managed centrally by building energy management systems. This will increase the proportion of renewable...
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OSRAM XENARC ULTRA LIFE Upgrade HID (Xenon) Bulbs

To compliment the popular halogen range, OSRAM are excited to introduce XENARC® ULTRA LIFE®. Whilst most standard HID bulbs have a longer lifetime than halogen bulbs XENARC® ULTRA LIFE® HID bulbs offer a massive 10 year guarantee and will last up to four times longer than standard Xenon (HID) bulbs. The XENARC® ULTRA LIFE® range …

February
23
2018

OSRAM Automotive: The Complete Bulb Range

The complete range of OSRAM Automotive bulbs. Upgrade bulbs for headlights, giving more light, better visibility and distinctive looks.

February
22
2018

Timing kit installation Skoda Octavia 2.0 TDI – Engine: CEGA

Timing kit installation. Timing belt and water pump replacement. Vehicle used as example for the KTBWP5630 kit assembly: Skoda Octavia 2.0 TDI.

February
21
2018

OSRAM Installer Programme – Sign Up Now!

The OSRAM Installer Programme offers an exclusive opportunity to garages, workshops and MOT test stations in the UK and Ireland to sign up and become a stockist and installer of the OSRAM OE automotive bulb and lighting range with one of the leading automotive bulb and lighting accessory manufacturers in the world. Signing up is …

February
21
2018

OSRAM NIGHT BREAKER LASER: performance upgrade bulbs that provide up to 130% more light!

New NIGHT BREAKER® LASER provide up to 130% more light on the road ahead compared to a standard OSRAM OE bulb. LASER also provides a longer light beam that reaches up to 40 metres further on the road ahead and a 20% whiter light compared to a standard halogen bulb. A combination of a highly …

February
20
2018

EEC – Installation Instructions for Catalytic Converters

Before fitting a replacement Catalytic Converter please ensure that the root cause of failure of the existing unit has been correctly diagnosed and rectified. Failure to correct any faults or defective components may result in damage to the replacement Catalytic Converter and invalidate your warranty.

February
19
2018

OSRAM Motorcycle Bulb Range

OSRAM’s motorcycle bulbs feature high efficiency, performance and design. Having the right lighting plays an important role, especially for motorcycles and scooters. In the hours of darkness, motorcycles are more difficult to see than cars, and motorcyclists always rely 100% on their lighting. We have a solution for all needs and all types of motorcycles. …

February
19
2018

You’re in control of brake efficiency

Drivers can experience loss of braking efficiency in different ways: overheating, brake fade and brake pad degradation are just a few. ‘Vapour lock’ and ‘spongy pedal feel’ are serious brake efficiency issues and here we bring you our in-depth advice. A. VAPOUR LOCK One of the most frightening and dangerous losses of braking efficiency, vapour lock is connected with …

February
16
2018

Wire Colors: NTK Oxygen Sensors-NGK Spark Plugs-Tech Video

Have you ever wondered what the wire colors represent in your NTK oxygen sensors? Here, we explain the function of each wire in 1,2,3 and 4-Wire sensors, as well as Wideband and Universal sensors.

February
14
2018

Coil on Plug Ignition

Investigation of a coil on plug ignition system using a four-channel PicoScope and their coil-on-plug ignition probe

February
9
2018