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ATIS Pro Scope update

The ATIS Pro Scope Software Version 6.0 is now available from distributors, Ryan's Automotive. Update Version 6.0, comes with a lot of new data and general improvements, including more new vehicle measurements and pre-sets, more engine management wiring diagrams, more generic system pre-sets, samples and technical information. Update Version 6.0 also features a Sent protocal, some hybrid vehicle components, more air conditioning components, electric parking brake and new petrol and diesel components. The are a number of general improvements to the software layout. The multi channel scope software has also be revised with many new improvements including data logging, improvements...
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New AdBlue filling funnels from Laser Tools

AdBlue diesel exhaust fluid is a fact of life for the modern diesel engine, so to make life a bit easier Laser Tools has introduced these AdBlue Filling Funnels specially designed to screw directly onto the AdBlue filler neck. Two versions are available — straight (part number 6856) or angled access (part number 6865) — and they make the AdBlue filling process quick and easy, and best of all — no messy spillage! Screw the funnel straight on to the AdBlue filler neck then lift the internal anti-spill valve. The funnel is large with a generous 1.1 litre capacity. Keep...
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FER to discuss UK’s petrol and diesel engine ban 2040

With news that the UK government plans to ban sole petrol and diesel engine cars from 2040, the Federation of Engine Remanufacturers (FER) in the UK is looking at how its members are gearing up for the future. FER has been instrumental in integrating standards and efficiencies across the UK’s engine remanufacturing sector, all working to the British Standard BS AU 257: 2002, stipulated within its code of practice. With technology continuing to evolve, FER has widened its remit having attracted attention from companies involved in wider remanufacturing such as reconditioning turbos and major units. FER is encouraging members to...
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RecruitAuto.ie welcomes news that 48,000 more people at work in last year

RecruitAuto.ie, Ireland’s specialist auto industry recruitment website welcomed the latest Quarterly National Household Survey figures from the Central Statistics Office, showing that employment continues to increase strongly with 48,000 more people employed in the year to Q2 2017. In addition, 4 out of every 5 jobs being added are outside Dublin. Speaking today, Frances Fitzgerald TD, An Tánaiste and Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation said: “These figures are very encouraging and show that we are on the right path to full employment. My priority as Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation is to ensure that more jobs are created...
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Students help design new electric delivery vehicle

Students from Warwick University in England have designed a new electric delivery vehicle in association with design company, Astheimer. The Deliver-E is based on the platform of the electric Renault Twizy and is fitted with a 48-volt 6.5kWh battery system with a peak power of 36kW. It has an open-platform vehicle control system with a touchscreen interface. The battery system is the first module produced by the Warwick Manufacturing Group’s (WMG) new automated battery production line for electric vehicles. WMG is the university’s own industrial innovation project, charged with creating a UK supply chain for hybrid and electric vehicle battery...
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Spark output

Case study of a 1995 Camaro that has difficulty starting at times.

April
20
2017

Toyota and Lexus Hybrid ‘high voltage’ shutdown procedure

This video shows the shutdown process that needs to be carried out when working on, or in the close proximity of, any part of the high voltage system on the Toyota Prius, Toyota Auris and Lexus CT200h models (e.g. air conditioning compressor, rear suspension, etc). Under no circumstances should you work on the high voltage …

April
15
2017

Pico’s Can Test Box

Pico’s Can Test Box in action on a GM class II bus.

April
15
2017

Operation and testing coil over plug ignition (4 wire) – Toyota/Lexus

This case study is perfect for anyone interested in the working details of Toyota/Lexus coil over plug ignition system, and the very similar three-wire designs used by many other manufacturers. We spend a lot of time with the Pico on this one, but don’t forget the other basic checks I discuss, including the spark output, …

April
10
2017

Removal and installation of a dry Renault double clutch

The video ensures professional replacement of a Renault double clutch by demonstrating in detail the individual steps required and even addresses the challenges you could face during repair. The video shows the technical trainer from Schaeffler Automotive Aftermarket using both the LuK RepSet 2CT and the LuK special tools, which have been individually customized for …

April
9
2017

Understanding running compression waveforms

Viewing the pressure waveforms from inside the cylinder of a running engine can provide a great deal of diagnostic information. Understanding these waveforms will help you spot valve issues, blocked catalytic converters and restricted air intakes.

April
5
2017

Preventative System Maintenance for the Consumer

The average car owner may not know about some of the preventative system maintenance concepts relating to systems. Protect yourself from breakdowns by having your serpentine, timing and cooling systems checked.

April
2
2017

Brake Judder N°2

Brake judder is the vibration felt through the steering wheel and suspension when the brakes are applied at certain speeds and pressures. In the previous leafl et Brake Judder N°1 we already discussed a few causes of brake judder and provided you with the appropriate solutions. But apart from hub and/or disc run-out and severe …

April
1
2017

Enables the independent workshop to repair vehicles with double clutches.

Leading manufacturers increasingly equip their vehicles with double clutches which are fun to drive and while at the same time offering fuel-efficiency and reduced CO² emissions. A double clutch consists of two clutches which allows a quick switch between gears. The LuK RepSet 2CT repair solution enables garages to repair dry double-clutch systems fast, efficiently …

March
31
2017

How to check for a jumped timing chain or belt

The method of timing verification shown in this video can be used on any car. Even on old school, non-computer controlled systems. I am also showing in this video how to properly align the timing chains on a 2003 Suzuki Aerio 2.0

March
30
2017