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SIMI says thousands of motor industry jobs under threat

The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) has today issued their Quarterly Motor Industry Review Q2 of 2019 composed by Economist Jim Power. It makes for stark reading, despite the economy performing strongly, the environment for new car sales continues to remain very challenging. (more…)
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New Goetze and AE catalogues launched

Tenneco and Federal-Mogul Motorparts have launched two new catalogues from its Engine Expertise brands, Goetze and AE.  Coverage has been significantly expanded by both brands, each aiming to provide vehicles across Europe with OE-quality engine components. The catalogues feature intuitive catalogue formatting and incorporate additional material and information on installation, troubleshooting and technical details. “The new Goetze and AE catalogues not only bring a host of new part references, but the design has been improved to be more useful and instinctive to navigate,” explains Massi Milani, executive director, marketing, EMEA aftermarket, Tenneco/Federal-Mogul Motorparts EMEA. “We have successfully increased coverage across...
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TPMS simplified

TPMS Sensors can become confusing with all the various models and types on the market and all the different procedures for programming / learning the sensors. Here Ryan's Automotive  explains  some of the differences. Sensor Types OE Direct Fit The application list for OE Direct Fit sensors has many different part numbers specific to certain vehicles. Whether purchased from the vehicle manufacturer or from aftermarket OE suppliers like HUF Intellisens, these sensors come with the specific protocol and the ID Code for that vehicle already programmed into the sensor. The ID code then needs to be learned to the car...
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The ABC’s of ACEA specifications with Finol Oils

Understanding engine oil can be complicated and making the right choice for your vehicle can be time-consuming. In fact, many of us will pick up the first bottle we see without understanding what we are putting into our vehicles. As difficult as it may be, it is incredibly important to choose the right oil as it can have various effects on the running ability and longevity of your engine. Choosing the right type of engine oil not only increases the life of your engine, but it can also allow your engine to run much more efficiently. This can increase your...
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Carbon clumps and timing chain fragments removed during engine clean

Pictures of a broken timing chain tensioner, extracted during an EDT Automotive engine clean, reveal the hidden contaminants lurking in our engines. The fragments were caught in the EDT engine cleaning machine’s filter, which is renowned for collecting up to half a litre of black sludge containing carbon, metallic particles and other contaminants.   David Holmes, Managing Director at EDT Automotive said: “It’s not unusual for our partner garages to find metallic fragments following an EDT machine service – we’ve even seen broken dipsticks before now. “It just goes to show what would have otherwise been left inside the engine...
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How to correctly install ball joints

Learn how to correctly install ball joints with this instructional video.

October
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2018

Replacing a compressor – Everything you need to know

Professional replacement of a compressor and the numerous associated work steps are a complex problem. In order to provide comprehensive help for this task, however, we have combined everything you need to keep in mind and consider in one brochure.

October
12
2018

Bleeding process of CSC 510 0097 10

Bleeding procedure for vehicle-side connector with short flange

October
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2018

ContiTech: Expert Tips on Replacing Timing Chains

Detailed instructions for a TC 1003K1 in a 1.2 l VW Polo with engine code BMD, model year 2010

October
10
2018

Nissan X-Trail 2.0 dCi 110 kW M9R

Timing kit installation KTC1020: Nissan X-Trail 2.0 dCi 110 kW M9R

October
1
2018

How to correctly install a camshaft

If you want to prevent early wear and breakage of a new camshaft, learn how to install it correctly, here.

September
28
2018

Recognize Damages to the Chassis and Steering System

Careless driving and dirt accumulation significantly increase the risk of wear on safety-relevant chassis and steering components. Workshops need to pay attention to typical damage patterns and remedy defects as required. If chassis or steering components are damaged, the person steering needs to expect the handling of their vehicle to become critical. Experts at ZF …

September
24
2018

Brake adjustment: Running clearance

Achieving the optimum running clearance between the brake pad and disc will help avoid overheating.

September
21
2018

Frank Massey’s Top Ten Tests with PicoScope: #2 Actuator Duty Current

In Frank’s second test he looks at a Turbo Control actuator, measuring control duty and current.

September
18
2018

Technical information: Brake pad wear indicator

The wear indicator is a monitoring device used to inform the driver promptly when the brake pad has reached its minimum thickness/wear limit.

September
7
2018