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Jaguar Land Rover announces 150 Irish R&D jobs

Jaguar Land Rover has confirmed plans to open a software engineering centre and create 150 jobs in Shannon, Republic of Ireland, in 2018. Working alongside Jaguar Land Rover’s engineering team in the UK, the Shannon facility has an important role to play in realising the company’s vision for electric and automated driving vehicles. It will develop new technologies to support electrification and self-driving features on future Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles. Jaguar Land Rover has selected Shannon as it is globally recognised as a centre of excellence for current and future software engineering talent. Jaguar Land Rover Software Engineering Centre...
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Technicians now able to sign-up for training courses on REPXPERT

REPXPERT members are now able to sign-up online to attend live hands-on training events which will be held regularly at the REPXPERT Academy in Hereford. This means that over 10,500 active REPXPERT users in the UK can register for these sessions on the free garage portal, which also features comprehensive technical information and training videos on its LuK, FAG, INA and Ruville brands. The first session takes place on January 30th, when the well-known REPXPERT, Alistair Mason, will be delivering a course entitled ‘LuK Clutch Basics’. This anything but basic course, though, will contain an introduction to Schaeffler before delving...
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IAAF and FIGIEFA delighted with provisional Type-Approval legislation

The IAAF and FIGIEFA have welcomed the news that crucial provisions on the OBD connector and access to RMI have been included in the proposed EU legislation on Vehicle Type-Approval Regulation, signifying a huge step forward for the aftermarket regarding access to in-vehicle data. The EU Council's main preparatory body, COREPER, recognised the need for the independent automotive aftermarket to maintain access to diagnostic and RMI-related data. It also clarified that access will be granted whilst the vehicle is in motion. This is essential to perform diagnostic, repair and maintenance services, at least until a solution is found for telematics...
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2017 sees Record Low of Road Fatalities

Provisional road collision statistics for 2017, published by the Road Safety Authority (RSA) following an analysis of fatal collision reports supplied by An Garda Síochána, show that there has been a 15 per cent drop in road deaths in 2017 compared to 2016. Up to the 31 December 2017 a total of 158 people lost their lives on Ireland’s roads as a result of 143 fatal crashes, compared to 186 lives lost in 174 fatal crashes in 2016. This represents 28 fewer fatalities or a 15 per cent drop in deaths and 31 fewer fatal crashes or an 18 per...
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FER AGM fuelled by diesel ban talk

The Federation of Engine Remanufacturers (FER) held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Saturday 7th October at IAAF offices in Birmingham, with the proposed petrol and diesel ban firmly placed at the top of the agenda. The Federation, which celebrates its 80th anniversary in 2017, has grown this year with the addition of further members and held regional meetings that have proved to be very successful, giving members an insight into FER activity and discussing key policy. With technology continuing to evolve, FER is widening its remit having attracted attention from companies involved in wider remanufacturing such as remanufacturing turbos...
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Multi-Stage Torsional Dampers for Commercial Vehicles

Misunderstandings regularly occur when installing clutches with a permanent PTO as, for design reasons, the springs of the torsional damper sit loosely in the spring recesses. ZF Services would like to point out that this is not a fault.

July
29
2017

Changing belt inspection methods

Standard industry belt diagnostics call for replacement of a serpentine belt if it shows three cracks in a three inch section. This is a good rule of thumb for Neoprene, but not so good for EPDM. EPDM belts inherently resist cracking because of the increased elasticity, so a visual check for cracks is not a …

July
27
2017

Common rail Injector coding

The amount of fuel injected is proportional to the injector duration (opening time), fuel rail pressure, fuel temperature and fluid viscosity. A target value for injector duration under specific conditions is programmed into the control unit (ECU) engine control map. The fuel injectors are machined to very fine tolerances but because of individual characteristics such …

July
22
2017

Hyundai or Kia timing belt tensioner

After performing a thorough analysis of the timing system on these vehicles, Gates Engineers have determined a need to highlight proper installation and setup procedures of the timing belt tensioner. This tensioner is a spring type automatic tensioner with eccentric adjustment for setting the initial tension. Tension in the drive is increased by rotating the …

July
21
2017

How to Replace a Compressor by Delphi Product & Service Solutions

Learn how to fit a new compressor with an easy to follow steps.

July
17
2017

Greasing the hub Spline of Clutch Disks

If the clutch disk is not greased correctly when it is installed, then fretting corrosion may occur in the hub spline. In this case, the clutch disk will seize instead of sliding along the transmission input shaft. For this reason, ZF Services expressly points out that it is imperative to grease the spline profile correctly. …

July
17
2017

DAYCO Control and replacement of auxiliary transmission components

Control and replacement of auxiliary transmission components.

July
14
2017

How to Replace a Condenser by Delphi Product & Service Solutions

Follow our clear step-by-step guide to replacing a faulty condenser.

July
10
2017

Clutch Installation – Here’s What to Consider.

Replacing the clutch of a manual transmission so expertly that the gears can be perfectly shifted again is mere routine for an automotive technician. However, as manufacturer analyses of some clutches that are subject to complaint show there are indeed very few exceptions.

July
8
2017

False Perception of Aftermarket Timing Belts

The Gates Technical Team has recognized these applications for potentially difficult timing belt installations. It is also common for steps in the installation procedure to be overlooked resulting in lost time and warranty returns. Industry publications as well as professional technician forums may recommend the use of only an OES replacement timing belt due to …

July
5
2017