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Lack of safety tech in new vans ‘alarming’, tests reveal

New tests that assess van safety have revealed an “alarming” lack of collision avoidance technology being fitted to commercial vehicles on sale in Ireland and Europe. (more…)
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Bosch introduces CVT for EVs

Bosch is introducing the CVT4EV, the continuously variable transmission with Bosch push belt, specially designed for electric vehicles. (more…)
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UFI awarded OE contract for Maserati EVs

UFI Filters has been awarded the contract for production of the dual heat exchanger on the front and rear electric axle on Maserati's new electric vehicles. Its thermal management systems will be OE in the Italian car maker's Folgore range of EVs, which includes the MC20, Gran Turismo and Gran Cabrio. UFI says this announcement is an important step forwards for its in the development of technologies for electric mobility. The filtration brand is already the supplier of UFI Multitube engine air filter for the new MC20 petrol car unveiled in September. Maserati Folgore is the legendary name that will...
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Launch Pro 5 speeds up diagnosis process

Launch has added a new high-end professional diagnostic tool to the market. Available through Irish distributor Woodford Diagnostic & Training, the Launch X431 Euro Pro 5 Plus enables technicians to diagnose issues and faults on a wide number of vehicles efficiently and easily. Based on the most up-to-date Android OS 9.0, the tool inherits the hallmark Launch benefits of wide vehicle coverage, powerful test functions, accurate test data and numerous special functions. It also comes in a robust carry case with all necessary leads and a wide selection of legacy OBD 1 adapters. The PRO 5 also supports the HD3...
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Nissens to acquire part of AVA Cooling

Nissens has revealed it is to acquire a selection of subsidiaries in AVA Cooling from Enterex International Limited Group. (more…)
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Jim Investigates…

Being Blue Print’s in-house Technical Consultant, Jim Gilmour spends a large portion of his time on the road visiting customers and workshops. Recently hewas faced with a 2003 Toyota Avensis 2.0 diesel with a running problem. The complaint was of an intermittent and sudden loss of power. Only one thing for it, time for a …

February
23
2015

Solving diminishing cooling capacity in Mazda3

In the course of a longer journey in a Mazda3 (model year 2006 onwards ) with the air-conditioning running at full speed, it is possible that the cooling capacity of the air- conditioning system begins to diminish. Hella Ireland looks at possible reasons.

February
20
2015

Getting to the cause of underpowered Renault Megane II

Willie Barry of AGE explains how he got to the root of the problem on an underpowered 2005 Renault Megane II 1.9Dci.

February
20
2015

LuK advises on Kia Cee’d 1.6 CRDi clutch replacement

The Kia Cee`d is a small family hatchback with various engine and body style options available to choose from. Launched in 2006, it has become increasingly popular on Irish roads so these handy hints from LuK will be of great use to any technician carrying out a repair.

February
20
2015

Air Conditioning Compressors

The AC compressor is driven by the engine via a poly-V-belt or multiple V-belts and compresses or pumps the refrigerant in the system. Hella Ireland explains, there are different types of compressors. Function The refrigerant coming from the evaporator is sucked into the compressor in the gaseous state at low temperature and low pressure, compressed …

February
19
2015

NGK offers Lamda sensor tips

Tim Howes, Deputy General Manager, Supply Chain & Technical Service, NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd offers some advice on when Lambda sensors should be replaced. NGK Spark Plugs is the world’s largest manufacturer of Lambda sensors under the NTK brand name and supplies a comprehensive range of Lambda sensors to the UK aftermarket. The experience …

February
19
2015

How to fit modern car batteries

The days of connecting and forgetting a car battery are coming to an end. Today’s batteries need to be installed correctly or the customer may soon need to return to the garage. This step-bystep guide will help you to correctly fit the right battery in the right way. Without battery coding, the car’s battery management …

February
19
2015

KTS tricks & tips

The Bosch KTS family is celebrating 25 years of helping technicians quickly diagnose and fix vehicle faults. It’s vital that you get the best from your diagnostic equipment, and these tricks and tips will help you improve efficiency and help customers. Automatic VIN Look up A lot of people don’t know it’s there, or how …

February
19
2015

Change in manufacturer of tensioning pulley V55881 from CT 1148 K1

Change in manufacturer of tensioning pulley V55881 from CT 1148 K1 for various Fiat Ducato / Iveco Daily models; all 2.3 D

February
16
2015

Injecting Some Sense

Developments in automotive technology, driven mainly by emission legislation, have challenged not only the way we approach problems but also how we run, market and develop our skills and invest in what has become a complex, lucrative and rewarding industry. Clint Eastwood put it much better – ‘The good, the bad, and the ugly’, ‘A …

February
3
2015