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Proven mechanical fixes for those trickier jobs

Autodata, part of the Solera group, has provided the following technical article which tackles two tricky mechanical faults on the Citroen DS3 and the Ford Mondeo. (more…)
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Additives & Oil Seals

Today’s cars are becoming increasingly powerful but are still retaining the convenient size which fits with the chaotic world we live in. With cars becoming more demanding, the engines have to do more while trying to meet efficiency targets, this is helped by the engine oil that we put in to keep the car ticking over. Today’s cars are becoming increasingly powerful but are still retaining the convenient size which fits with the chaotic world we live in. With cars becoming more demanding, the engines have to do more while trying to meet efficiency targets, this is helped by the...
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The INA Decoupling Tensioner (534 0707 10)

The shift toward e-mobility doesn’t stop at the spare parts market. Schaeffler Automotive Aftermarket is gearing up for the demands of tomorrow. On 48-V hybrids, the conventional alternator is replaced by an Integrated Starter Generator (ISG). While switching from the charge phase to the boost phase, the direction of the belt drive’s torque is reversed. In addition, this directional change and the higher output of the generator result in higher loads acting on the V-ribbed belt, bearings and other components. Therefore, the INA FEAD KIT repair solution (FEAD = Front End Auxiliary Drive) for 48-V hybrids developed by Schaeffler now...
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Repair manual LuK GearBOX for Ford DPS6/Renault DC4 Transmission

Gearbox series: 6DCT250 Gearbox type: DPS6, DC4 Manufacturer: Getrag Application: Double clutch transmission The 6DCT250 6-speed double clutch transmission was developed by Getrag for vehicles with a maximum torque of up to 280 Nm. Ford is one of the vehicle manufacturers to use this gearbox under the DPS6 designation in the compact and medium-sized vehicle segment. Typical failures: The main reason for failure of the Ford DPS6 gearbox, usually at a high mileage, is wear of the main bearings. This form of wear can be caused by wear debris in the gearbox oil. Wear of this nature on the DPS6...
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Battery Maintenance: 4 steps on cleaning

This week, let's take a look at another auto part that is often forgot; the auto battery and it's connections.  Here is the second of four 'under the hood' cleaning tips that can help give your vehicle a fresh start for the new season, and hopefully not have to use those jumper cables anytime soon. Clean the battery’s connections Your vehicle’s battery survived the winter, but even though temperatures are rising, your battery seems a bit sluggish, a common sign of battery terminal corrosion. Corrosion disrupts the electricity flow from the automotive battery to the battery terminal, which can affect...
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PEUGEOT 307 / 308 / Expert – Malfunction of the lighting system

The light switch position in the above vehicles may not be detected by the control electronics in certain cases. If this happens, the lighting system may not switch on due to faulty software.

March
16
2016

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Toyota Verso-S – Smoke generation

Smoke generation may be experienced when driving one of the vehicles listed above. Engine oil can collect in the charge-air cooler and get into the combustion chamber, thus causing smoke to be generated during operation

March
3
2016

Technical Information – Damper weights on the brake caliper

When a moving vehicle brakes, oscillations occur at the brake caliper. These oscillations generate vibrations, which can lead to unpleasant breaking noises. In order to dampen (eliminate) these unwanted oscillations, additional weights are attached to the component in question. These weights are known as damper weights.

January
4
2016

Five Steps for Powering Down a Hybrid/EV (Promoting and Profiting with Hybrids)

What steps should you take when powering down a hybrid vehicle? The Delphi Training Series breaks it down for you. To see the full webinar promoting and profiting with hybrids, visit https://youtu.be/ZRy75nLZjRU

December
16
2015

What is brake noise?

Brake noise typically originates from vibration on a part within the wheel end section of the vehicle – between the tyre and the connection to the chassis. Noise is often blamed on the brake pad itself, but can come from any part, from the wheel bearing to the ball joint. Within the brake system, it’s …

December
16
2015

ContiTech: Detailed instructions for Fiat 500 1.2 Timing belt change

Significant errors are frequently committed when changing the timing belt. To ensure that the belt change operation goes smoothly, the ContiTech Power Transmission Group provides fitters with a detailed installation guide. The ContiTech expert provides a step-by-step explanation of how to change the belt correctly in a Fiat 500.

December
6
2015

Blue Print adds video to Blue Print TV

Blue Print has posted a new video on its YouTube channel that 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. Blue Print says that under no circumstances …

November
12
2015

RS6 Tech Topic

The badge on the boot displays the magic letters RS6. Then you look to the other side and it’s the big one, V10! This one is bigger than most due to the previous tuning work by – Revo software and Milltek exhaust delivering 700 bhp. The problem is simple enough; a battery that is losing …

November
3
2015

ContiTech Changing Timing Belts: Detailed instructions for Fiat Doblò

Large numbers of the 1.6 D Multijet diesel engine are installed in Fiat vehicles. Significant errors are frequently committed when changing the timing belt. To ensure that the belt change operation goes smoothly, the ContiTech Power Transmission Group provides fitters with a detailed installation guide. In this, ContiTech experts provide a step-by-step explanation of the …

October
30
2015

Clutch clinic – Citroen C5 2.0HDI (RHZ)

In this article LuK’s technical team takes a closer look at the 2.0HDI engine (RHZ) from a Citroen C5. The specific vehicle is fitted with a Dual Mass Flywheel (DMF) and pull type clutch which still today give some issues when being installed. This article will also refer to some applications from Peugeot, Fiat, passenger …

October
22
2015