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Shedding anxiety about EV travel ranges and charging

I’ve been there many times - wondering will I make it home in an electric vehicle, and finding charging stations out of order when I stop to top-up. It does cause anxiety and seems to be part of the teething troubles that come with any big transition. One positive is that it has caused me to be more aware of my speed, by trying to conserving battery, particularly on motorways. What is being done to overcome the critical barriers to mainstream EV adoption, two of which are range and charging anxiety (the other being costs)? A most interesting news of...
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Repair and maintenance of vehicles with advanced driver assistance systems

Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) are already part of the basic equipment for many vehicles. The number of these vehicles is growing constantly, which means that workshops have more and more customers who bring vehicles with ADAS for repair. In order to be well prepared for this application, TecRMI provides comprehensive repair and maintenance information on driver assistance systems. TecRMI offers access to extensive information for ADAS If there is an error in the assistance systems, it can cause the system to malfunction. In addition, calibrations often have to be carried out after a repair. It is crucial to know...
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Damage Diagnostics on Chain Drives

Cause: Poor quality oil (e.g. water or dirt in oil, used oil) Lack of lubrication (blocked oil nozzles) Very high mileage Corrosion Blocked or not working tensioners Poor running shafts (do not turn smoothly) Cause: Misalignment between the sprockets Poorly running shafts (radial stroke) Chain not running in the guide Rails mis-mounted Damaged sprocket Cause: Chain not running in the guide Rails mis-mounted Rails not sufficiently secured
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Busy workers: new belts for light commercial vehicles

These are hectic times for light commercial vehicles: The delivery van segment with payloads up to 3.5 t is growing steadily, with the number of new registrations in Western Europe rising continuously in recent years, bar a small dip in 2020. The key reason for this is our changing shopping habits. We are ordering more and more items online and the merchandise has to be brought to our front door somehow. So delivery services and logistics specialists are increasingly relying on the Ford Transit, Mercedes Sprinter, VW Crafter and the like. Delivery operations mean seriously hard work for the vehicles...
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How the Right Lubricants Can Extend the Life of your Car

  Vehicle Performance: How the Right Lubricants Can Extend the Life of your Car Every car requires lubricants. Whether it is engine oil, transmission fluid or even a coolant, the car you are driving will need them to operate. But not every car is the same and a one product fits all approach cannot be taken. If we take an engine as an example, the viscosity, additive pack and composition will all impact your choice and whether you can use a specific product in your car. To emphasise this, our technical team has put together an article highlighting the benefits of...
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Dayco: Solutions to Belt Squeal

Belt Squeal – A high pitched noise, typically lasting several seconds in duration. This type of noise will typically increase in volume as the engine speed increases, and is caused by relative slip between the belt and pulleys. Check out our video walking you through the troubleshooting process.

November
29
2021

Workplace

MAHLE: Air Conditioning Compressor Explained

Learn how the MAHLE air conditioning compressor works in this 3D animated video.

November
26
2021

Delphi: How to Clean Your Fuel Tank

Check out our Delphi Technologies website for more tips on how to clean your fuel tank!

November
22
2021

MOOG: What is rack and pinion steering?

While there are several types of steering systems used on the market, the two main ones are recirculating ball steering, which is mostly used for heavy vehicles, trucks and larger SUVs, and rack and pinion steering, which is commonly found on cars, small trucks and SUVs. How does rack and pinion steering work? Rack and pinion steering …

November
19
2021

NTN-SNR: Disassembly /Assembly recommendations Timing Kit KD457.26

Disassembly /Assembly recommendations Timing Kit KD457.26

November
12
2021

Sachs: Calibrating Conact – the pneumatic clutch actuation system

The Concentric Clutch Actuation System, abbreviated ConAct, is an electronically controlled pneumatic clutch actuation system for commercial vehicles. In this workshop tip you will learn why calibrating the ConAct clutch actuator is necessary. General note Our useful tips provide only an overview. The installation instructions and operating instructions provided by the vehicle manufacturer and the …

November
8
2021

Dayco – How to Replace a Timing Belt on a Volkswagen Jetta

How to Replace a Timing Belt on a Volkswagen Jetta

November
5
2021

Yuasa: Start Stop Vehicle – Battery Replacement WARNING

With growing EU legal requirements on vehicle manufacturers to reduce CO2 exhaust emissions, an increasing number of vehicles are being fitted with Start-Stop, Alternator Energy Management and Brake Energy Recuperation technology. In order to support these technologies and emissions savings, vehicle designers require new battery technologies in the electrical system for: i) Extended operation in …

November
1
2021

LuK: Concentric pneumatic clutch actuators CPCA

Concentric pneumatic clutch actuators (CPCAs) are used exclusively in commercial vehicles with auto-shift gearboxes. In contrast to concentric hydraulic clutch actuators, these are not actuated by a fluid, but pneumatically (with compressed air). The advantages of this system are savings in terms of mounting space and weight, plus a significant reduction in part variety.

October
29
2021

Delphi: Diesel Safety Tips

This Delphi Training Video includes our Delphi Senior Trainer Dave Hobbs explaining the safety tips and supplies to have on hand when working with diesel engines, voltage and more.

October
25
2021