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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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Blue Print instruction on Air Con System Diagnostics | Part 2

This is the second in a series of articles written to provide technicians with an improved understanding of manual air conditioning systems. The A/C electrical system consists of an ECU, (usually referred to as an amplifier), a selection of inputs – earths, lives and sensor values – with the primary output control function being the …

June
30
2015

Blue Print instruction on Air Con System Diagnostics | Part 1

This article is the first of a new series written to assist the workshop technician in developing an understanding of automotive air conditioning systems.

June
30
2015

Want to test the chain drive of Mercedes-Benz models with M271 engine (EVO)? No problem!

Rattling noises may be heard after a cold start in models with M271 engine (EVO). This may be caused by wear of the chain drive, sprockets, or elongation of the timing chain. This can lead to incorrect timings and, in the worst case, to engine damage. It is advisable to check the chain drive if …

June
30
2015

Efficient repair solution for Mercedes Benz Sprinter, Vito, Viano and VW Crafter, LT!

Initial warning signs that indicate trouble and faults in the area of the propshaft: • Noises coming from the direction of the vehicle’s underbody, mostly at specific revs/speeds • Unusual vibrations • Knocking noises in gear change situations The reason for this may be a faulty or worn universal joint. This may result in complete …

June
30
2015

Fitting instructions FIAT Ducato; CITROEN Jumper / Relay; Peugeot Boxer: rear shock absorbers and coil springs

KYB has launched a video showing the correct fitment of KYB shock absorbers and coil springs to the rear of: Fiat Ducato (01.94-12.01) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVKITWhCuZo

June
30
2015

Fitting instructions FIAT Ducato; CITROEN Jumper / Relay; PEUGEOT Boxer front shock absorbers and coil springs

KYB has launched a video showing the correct fitment of KYB shock absorbers and coil springs to the front of: Fiat Ducato (01.94-12.01) Citroen Jumper / Relay (01.94-1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KG80k9NdRQU

June
30
2015

Fitting instructions RENAULT Megane II rear shock absorbers and coil springs

KYB has launched a video showing the correct fitment of KYB shock absorbers and coil springs to the rear of: Renault Megane II, Megane II Grandtour (10.02-11.08) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EV0B3Fpo8LY

June
30
2015

Fitting instructions SMART Fortwo rear shock absorbers and coil springs

KYB has launched a video showing the correct fitment of KYB shock absorbers and coil springs to the rear of: Smart Fortwo Cabrio (01.07-) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GszQ2-9XV7A

June
30
2015

Fitting instructions MERCEDES Citan; RENAULT Kangoo II, front shock absorbers

KYB has launched a video showing the correct fitment of KYB shock absorbers to the front of: Mercedes Citan (11.12-) Renault Kangoo II (02.08-) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FI58DSvvEGA

June
30
2015

It’s logical Captain!

Component testing hints and tips from James Dillon Often the difficulty when facing a broken vehicle which is presenting a fault code, is working out quickly and accurately exactly what the root cause of the problem is. Our resident diagnostic trouble-shooter, James Dillon, has put together this short ‘hints and tips’ piece to help technicians …

June
30
2015