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New workshops at Automechanika

Practical workshops have been a part of Automechanika Frankfurt for many years. Now, on the occasion of the event’s 25 year anniversary, the range of workshops on offer is being expanded yet again with new offerings that include bodywork repair and paintwork, augmented reality, truck competence, diagnostic techniques and digital communication. Every day from September 11-15, trade visitors will have an opportunity to take part in a total of 15 workshops free of charge. Registration is now open online, and certificates of participation will be awarded. Digitization and technological developments are presenting automotive workshops with new challenges on a daily...
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Multi-purpose diagnostic tool launched

Launch has unveiled the CRP MOT PRO, a multi-purpose vehicle diagnosis tool, set to boost support for professional technicians, available with over ten special functions. The diagnostic device provides full OBDII & EOBD diagnostic functions for a comprehensive list of American, Asian, and European vehicle manufacturers, making it one of the most reliable, all-encompassing diagnostic tools available. Along with providing diagnostic solutions for professional technicians at MOT garages and testing stations, the CRP MOT PRO is also suitable for car enthusiasts to enable the ability to diagnose problems at home. Providing full system diagnosis coverage for each manufacturer, the CRP...
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Schrader to show new sensor and retrofit kit at Automechanika

This year is the 25th edition of Automechanika Frankfurt and Schrader, the automotive aftermarket brand of Sensata Technologies, is attending the show from September 11-15. During these five days, visitors will have the chance to meet Schrader sales, technical and engineering experts who are ready to answer any TPMS (tyre pressure monitoring systems) related questions and offer practical tips and suggestions. Schrader says it is participating in the show with an updated product portfolio and wants to share innovative TPMS full-service solutions with its customers. During the event, Schrader will present its patented, programmable TPMS EZ-sensor, what it says is...
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Sealey unveils new American pro workshop modular system

Supplied flat packed, Sealey’s new red and black range of units provide a number of ways to create your perfect work area in a durable metal finish. The modular design enables easy upgrading and bespoke configurations. Standard features include ball bearing slides on the drawers and metal handles and pulls. Cabinets are supplied with a lock and two keys, adjustable shelves, worktop and integrated perforated peg boards in each door, which is ideal for tool storage. Back panels are supplied with four masonry fixings which allow the panel to be mounted to a wall. There are three package deals available...
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Tons of benefits to training with trucks

Twenty year old Corey Unwin from Mansfield in England isn’t afraid of a bit of heavy lifting. ‏‏The heavy vehicle apprentice is in the last few months of his three year apprenticeship which will see him gain his Level 3 qualifications as a Heavy Vehicle technician in the UK. Corey is looking ahead to a career working in the motor industry.‏ ‏Corey, who works for heavy vehicle specialist, Mechanician, based in Nottinghamshire, began his apprenticeship through a local college. He’s now completing his training with the UK’s national training provider, 'Remit Training', at its new state-of-the-art Automotive Academy in Derby.‏...
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EEC – Installation Instructions for Catalytic Converters

Before fitting a replacement Catalytic Converter please ensure that the root cause of failure of the existing unit has been correctly diagnosed and rectified. Failure to correct any faults or defective components may result in damage to the replacement Catalytic Converter and invalidate your warranty.

February
19
2018

OSRAM Motorcycle Bulb Range

OSRAM’s motorcycle bulbs feature high efficiency, performance and design. Having the right lighting plays an important role, especially for motorcycles and scooters. In the hours of darkness, motorcycles are more difficult to see than cars, and motorcyclists always rely 100% on their lighting. We have a solution for all needs and all types of motorcycles. …

February
19
2018

You’re in control of brake efficiency

Drivers can experience loss of braking efficiency in different ways: overheating, brake fade and brake pad degradation are just a few. ‘Vapour lock’ and ‘spongy pedal feel’ are serious brake efficiency issues and here we bring you our in-depth advice. A. VAPOUR LOCK One of the most frightening and dangerous losses of braking efficiency, vapour lock is connected with …

February
16
2018

Wire Colors: NTK Oxygen Sensors-NGK Spark Plugs-Tech Video

Have you ever wondered what the wire colors represent in your NTK oxygen sensors? Here, we explain the function of each wire in 1,2,3 and 4-Wire sensors, as well as Wideband and Universal sensors.

February
14
2018

Coil on Plug Ignition

Investigation of a coil on plug ignition system using a four-channel PicoScope and their coil-on-plug ignition probe

February
9
2018

Wishbones replacement BMW

When replacing wishbones on the BMW 3-series E46, it’s usually necessary to fit both wishbones and rear bushings, which are supplied separately.

February
7
2018

Removing and installing the front disc brakes

For illustration purposes, a BMW 320i (E90) fitted with a Brake Caliper Type Teves FN is used in the following service note as an example, but this can also apply to other vehicle models equipped with brake calipers of the same type.

February
5
2018

How to Fit a Brake Shoe Kit by Delphi Product & Service Solutions

Easy to follow, best practice tips on installing a new brake shoe kit.

February
2
2018

Service Info – Conversion of the wheel bearing module

For the DANA axles listed above (S63U, S75U, T75U), bus manufacturer Alexander Dennis has switched wheel bearing suppliers from Timken to FAG.

January
31
2018

Belt failure due to improper installation of the tension spring: CT 942 K1 (Hyundai 1.4-1.6-l/16 V, various models)

The belt drive fails due to a torn timing belt.

January
29
2018