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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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ContiTech Expert Tips: Detailed instructions for Audi A3

Significant errors are frequently committed when changing the timing belt. To ensure that the belt change operation goes smoothly, the ContiTech Power Transmission Group provides fitters with a detailed installation guide. The ContiTech expert provides a step-by-step explanation of how to change the belt correctly in an Audi A3 1.8-liter T with engine code ARZ.

June
23
2015

Be in the know

Why an independent garage should demand more than just technical information from its technical information supplier…

June
8
2015

ContiTech shows how to avoid errors when changing timing belts

Significant errors are frequently committed when changing the timing belt. To ensure that the belt change operation goes smoothly, the ContiTech Power Transmission Group provides fitters with a detailed installation guide. In this, ContiTech experts provide a step-by-step explanation of the correct change procedure for a timing belt on an Audi A3 1.8-litre T with …

May
20
2015

50 shades of carbon

Hoping to improve on my personal finances I decided to write something dirty this month. Having 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 process of …

May
15
2015

How to diagnose misfires

Willie Barry of AGE offers some top tips on diagnosing misfires. Air/fuel ratios caused by leaking fuel pressure regulators and other fuel control issues can also cause general misfires on other vehicles. Freeze-frame data obtained by a scan tool can be used to determine the conditions under which a general misfire has occurred. In these …

May
8
2015

Knock sensor advice from ADS

Automotive Diagnostics Services (ADS) offers advice on how to determine, where the problem lies when a Knock Sensor or Knock Control fault appears on the diagnostic equipment When we see a Knock Sensor or Knock Control fault on our diagnostic equipment its not always clear as to whether the fault is coming from a faulty …

May
6
2015

MKW Motors explains Selective Catalytic Reduction (Part 2 of 3)

The NOx sender consists of two chambers, two pump cells, several electrodes and a heater. The sensor element consists of zirconium dioxide. This substance has the characteristic that, when electrical voltage is applied, the negative oxygen ions migrate from the negative electrode to the positive electrode.

May
6
2015

Opel Astra J – loss of coolant

The Opel Astra J can experience a loss of coolant near the exhaust gas recirculation cooler (EGR cooler). Here Hella Ireland offers some tips on fixing the problem. If you suspect a leak in the cooling system, special attention should be paid to the EGR cooler. A crack in the housing can lead to a …

April
27
2015

Scope School Part 3

In the final chapter of Pico’s three-part clinic we cover capture and analysis features that technicians will find invaluable during diagnosis procedures. Steve Smith is a former Toyota Master Technician and winner of the 2013 Top Technician competition. He now puts his extensive knowledge to good use as an Automotive Application Specialist for Pico Technology. …

April
22
2015

Direct intervention always helps

I was surprised if not shocked quite recently during a direct injection training course @ preston and even more recently over in northern Ireland when I asked delegates how often they deal with petrol injection problems , & more specifically problems with direct injection ?

April
20
2015