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Restoration of the Year award winner’s epic 6,725-hour job

The epic 6,725-hour restoration of the one-off Pininfarina bodied 1954 Jaguar XK120 SE by world-class specialists Classic Motor Cars (CMC) won the Restoration of the Year award at the Octane Awards, presented yesterday (16th November) in London. This is the second time that CMC takes home the Restoration of the Year accolade; having done so previously in 2011 with the restoration of the Lindner-Nocker Lightweight, a legendary Jaguar that many thought to be beyond repair. The restorers are the only company to have won this award twice. Nigel Woodward, Managing Director at Classic Motor Cars, said: “CMC are tremendously grateful...
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Federal-Mogul Powertrain acquires Controlled Power Technologies

Federal-Mogul Powertrain has completed the acquisition of UK-based clean-tech development company, Controlled Power Technologies Ltd (CPT). The purchase provides a timely route for Federal-Mogul Powertrain to expand into the development and manufacture of powertrain technologies for electrification and hybridization that complement the company’s existing capabilities. Financial details of the acquisition have not been released. The new unit will offer its solutions under the name “Federal-Mogul Controlled Power Ltd”. Headquartered in Laindon, Essex and with a further site in Coventry (UK), CPT specializes in the development of 12V and 48V electric motor-generators for start-stop applications, mild hybridization, exhaust-driven electrification technologies, e-boosting...
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Genuine Parts Company acquires of Alliance Automotive Group

The Genuine Parts Company (GPC) from the United States has announced today that it has completed the purchase of Alliance Automotive Group (AAG) for a total purchase price of approximately US $2 billion, including the repayment of AAG's outstanding debt, effective today. AAG is the second largest parts distribution platform in Europe, with a focus on light vehicle and commercial vehicle replacement parts. Headquartered in London, AAG has approximately 8,000 employees and 2,100 company-owned stores and affiliated outlets across France, the U.K., Germany and Poland. It is a leading distributor of light and commercial vehicle parts to the independent aftermarket...
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Consider the potential real cost of part worn tyres

TyreSafe, the UK’s charity dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of correct tyre maintenance and the dangers of defective and illegal tyres, is currently reminding Britain’s motorists to make safety their primary concern when replacing their tyres. Irish motorists should also take heed of this very good advice. Part worn tyres may appear to be the cheaper option but numerous studies and investigations by TyreSafe and Trading Standards have highlighted significant concerns as to their roadworthiness. In fact, 93% of part worns inspected in the most recent activities have been sold illegally with more than half having safety-critical faults....
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Autoelectro unveils live chat messenger

Autoelectro, the UK’s largest independent remanufacturer of starter motors and alternators, has introduced upgrades to its popular live chat facility, as it aims to increase the communication channels between the company and technicians. Previously, users of Autoelectro’s online chat have had to turn away from their repair job and access their desktop computer before speaking to a technical expert; however, this has now been made easier because their queries can be answered from the palm of their hand by grabbing their smart phone or tablet. Once the user lands on the Autoelectro home-page, they will notice a red ‘speech bubble’ icon on the right-hand side. Once clicked on and after they’ve entered their name and e-mail address,...
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Secondary analysis

This video by Mick Jones and Autonerdz demonstrates the power of PicoScope, along with some of its advanced features.

June
10
2017

Saab and Subaru proper timing component setup

Gates Engineers have determined that certain Subaru timing components demand special attention in order to complete proper setup and ensure timing component longevity

June
5
2017

Testing an IAC type solenoid

This video shows a PicoScope Automotive Oscilloscope being used to test a solenoid type idle air control valve.

June
3
2017

Overview of the various LuK repair solution for your successful clutch repair

At LuK we are proud of over half a century of clutch expertise. When it comes to clutch repair, LuK supports garages from the diagnosis to the complete replacement. Since every repair is unique, each RepSet is specifically configured for the respective vehicle and contains all the necessary parts – of course in OE quality. …

June
1
2017

Serpentine system – What happens when serpentine parts wear

Do you know what happens when serpentine parts wear? Find out in this short video.

May
31
2017

Toyota 1.4 D-4D – Timing chain replacement

Toyota 1.4 D-4D – Timing chain replacement

May
30
2017

Transmission line pressure testing with WPS500X Pressure Transducer

A video from Autonerdz demonstrating the use of the WPS500X pressure transducer.

May
30
2017

Frank Massey’s Top Ten Tests with PicoScope: #10 DPF Sensor testing

Frank looks at diesel particulate filter (DPF) sensor testing, using our PicoScope 4425.

May
26
2017

Gates training series – The timing system

Of all the components in a modern engine, the timing belt system and the synchronization that it provides are crucial. Learn about the timing system, Gates timing component kits, and crucial details about component installation.

May
23
2017

Single steps of removal and installation of a LuK SAC

Using a special tool is an absolute must to ensure correct installation of the Self-Adjusting Clutch. No counteracting forces must be applied during installation to prevent early rotation of the adjusting ring in the clutch pressure plate. Ralf Kuhlmey, technical trainer at Schaeffler Automotive Aftermarket, presents the single steps of removal and installation of a …

May
21
2017