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Gates to host free coolant systems webinar

Gates is to host a free technical webinar for mechanics entitled ‘The Coolant System’s Critical Solution’. (more…)
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Record number of vehicles fail MOT due to emissions

Over 1.27 million vehicles failed the MOT across the UK last year because of faults relating to exhaust emissions, new research suggests. (more…)
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Lack of safety tech in new vans ‘alarming’, tests reveal

New tests that assess van safety have revealed an “alarming” lack of collision avoidance technology being fitted to commercial vehicles on sale in Ireland and Europe. (more…)
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Bosch introduces CVT for EVs

Bosch is introducing the CVT4EV, the continuously variable transmission with Bosch push belt, specially designed for electric vehicles. (more…)
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UFI awarded OE contract for Maserati EVs

UFI Filters has been awarded the contract for production of the dual heat exchanger on the front and rear electric axle on Maserati's new electric vehicles. Its thermal management systems will be OE in the Italian car maker's Folgore range of EVs, which includes the MC20, Gran Turismo and Gran Cabrio. UFI says this announcement is an important step forwards for its in the development of technologies for electric mobility. The filtration brand is already the supplier of UFI Multitube engine air filter for the new MC20 petrol car unveiled in September. Maserati Folgore is the legendary name that will...
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febi bilstein offers a complete solution on wiper motor repairs

All you need for professional repairs The most frequent cause for windscreen wiper motors to fail is the motor overheating or rotating too much. Also, age-related wear can lead to the wiper linkage binding. Since the wiper motor has no threaded holes, in order to replace it, usually additional self-tapping screws have to be sourced. …

September
16
2015

febi Cost-effective repair solutions! The rear trailinga arm bush on the Ford Mondeo 07, Galaxy 06 and S-Max 06

The rear trailing arm bush on the Ford Mondeo 07, Galaxy 06 and S-Max 06 is not available separately from the manufacturer. Previously, if this bush failed, the whole unit would have to be replaced as the components could not be bought separately. febi bilstein has the solution for a timely and efficient repair: The …

September
16
2015

Delphi Training Series video: How to Remove a Fuel Tank

A simple, step by step process for removing a fuel tank. A safer and effective fuel pump repair job begins here. See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOejsuF72vE

September
16
2015

50 shades of carbon with Frank Massey

Hoping to improve on my personal finances I decided to write something dirty for a change. I have written many times reflecting on problems associated with diesel combustion and it’s post combustion treatment failures. Also I recall referring to the close similarities with direct petrol injection principles. When dealing with our diesel car owners, a …

September
16
2015

febi cost-effective repair solutions: Do the ESP light or cornering lights not function as they should?

Do the ESP light or cornering lights not function as they should?
One cause of this can be a faulty steering angle sensor.

September
16
2015

Blue Print technical tip: Mitsubishi Pajero – Starter Motor options

Blue Print currently catalogue a choice of two starter motors on some of the Mitsubishi Pajero (grey import) applications. They are listed as 2.0kW or 2.2kW power ratings. It is imperative that the correct part is identified from the original unit. ADC412502 and ADC41217 are NOT interchangeable. There is a difference in the pinion protrusion …

September
16
2015

Blue Print Brake Caliper Fitment Guide (Handbrake Mechanism Type)

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE FITMENT Blue Print brake calipers are supplied pre-set to fit with new brake pads and discs without adjustment. If disc or pad wear has taken place (or the piston is retracted during fitment), MANUALLY ADJUST THE PISTON TO WITHIN 1MM OF THE PADS. If the piston is forced to adjust further than …

September
16
2015

Delphi Fuel Training Overview

Discover what you’ll learn when you take the Delphi fuel training course. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRYMLoh9Y5Q

September
16
2015

febi bilstein keeps the engine going

The flywheel is attached to the crankshaft and is designed to compensate for rotational variations from the crank. The flywheel stores kinetic energy and helps the crankshaft overcome the moment of inertia about dead points, and idle cycles. The flywheel is connected to the gearbox via the clutch assembly and the pinion of the starter motor …

September
15
2015

Blue Print – The Complete Braking Solution…

Not all discs are created equal… The market price of brake discs is being driven down, and in order to produce cheaper discs, some manufacturers reduce the weight/mass and quality of the material they use in the manufacturing of the disc. They do this by reducing the thickness of the friction plates (thus increasing the …

September
15
2015