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Denso issues injector repair warning

Denso is warning workshops against carrying out injector repairs in unclean conditions. The fuel injection system is at the heart of any diesel engine, pressurising and injecting the fuel to power an estimated 12.4 million vehicles across the UK. Yet like any essential component, it can often suffer the effects of wear and tear over time, eventually encountering problems which will require an injector repair. And with the average UK diesel car nearly seven years old* and diesel engines accounting for 40% of all licensed cars, fuel injection system repair can prove a fruitful source of revenue for repairers. However,...
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The seven mechanic jargon terms that baffle motorists

Nearly half of motorists (47 per cent) feel they’ve overpaid for car repairs because of confusing jargon used by mechanics. Drivers hearing their ‘big end’ has gone or they’ve got ‘mayonnaise’ under their oil cap is causing them to lose faith in their garages. MotorEasy, a UK-based cloud-based garage-to-consumer trading platform says that it is calling time on confusing mechanic jargon with the launch of its new ‘Lost in Translation’ campaign to promote “plain English” in car garages. It’s even worse for women with baffling workshop lingo causing a third (32%) of female drivers to stop using a garage because...
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Pagid’s manufacturing excellence highlighted in new video

Leading brake brand Pagid, has created a new video highlighting the manufacturing excellence that goes into making every one of its brake pads. The video, which can be viewed at www.pagid.com/video shows the stringent quality processes that are present at each stage of the manufacturing journey, from the receipt of raw materials, through production, quality control and testing, and finally to assembly and despatch to workshops. TMD Friction manufactures over one million-brake friction products across its world class manufacturing locations in Europe every single day - and invests €30 million in R&D annually. Every friction formulation is road tested for...
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ZF unveils new eAMT technology

ZF’s new eAMT (electrified Automated Manual Transmission) technology is an innovative concept for the hybridization of front-transverse vehicles that integrates the company’s electric axle drive system (eVD) and an automated manual transmission (AMT) into one system. The transmission actuator and the electric rear axle operate together with intelligent interaction. This results in the eAMT concept no longer experiencing tractive force interruption. The electric motor bridges the gap in accelerative force of the AMT, thanks to its design. In addition to the hybrid functions of electric drive and recuperation and boost, eAMT also features electric all-wheel drive. ZF software regulates the...
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Biggest ever fuel cell trial to begin next year

Toyota has announced it is to begin development of fuel cell powered delivery trucks in association with global convenience store operator Seven-Eleven. The joint project will see the two companies develop new fuel cell trucks and fuel cell generators, with the first stage of the project going live next year. The initiative aims to introduce technologies and systems developed by Toyota in the running of Seven-Eleven stores and the company’s distribution services. Stationary fuel cell generators and rechargeable batteries will also be introduced in the stores, managed centrally by building energy management systems. This will increase the proportion of renewable...
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Air fuel sensor test using PicoScope

In this video, Pico’s own Ben Martins (an Automotive Applications Specialist in the UK), checks out the 6-way Premium Breakout Lead Set (PQ070) using it to check the air fuel ratio sensor on a Mazda.

January
17
2018

Fitting tip for the front axle stabilizer link bar for the popular Toyota Yaris

MOOG part number TO-LS-4733 is supplied with the rubber bushes and washers which are assembled in a specific sequence for correct fitment.

January
16
2018

Light source replacement does not have to be difficult – Part 1

This handbook includes vehicles where light source replacement requires more than a little work. Thanks to comprehensive explanations and detailed photos, this handbook helps make light source replacement simpler and more efficient.

January
15
2018

Connecting the Float Arm to the Fuel Pump

The float arm may come packaged separately from your new Delphi fuel pump. Here’s our quick and easy float arm installation process.

January
12
2018

Service Info – Timing chain KIT 559 0024 30

The sprockets mounted to the camshafts of the engines listed can be made of sintered metal or pressed steel.

January
11
2018

Replacement of rubber to metal components made easy

Replacing the rubber-to-metal components on a vehicle’s axle can be a challenging and time consuming exercise. Not every workshop has a hydraulic press to hand to enable an ef cient and swift job.

January
10
2018

Why are there different heat ranges?

One of the functions of a spark plug is to channel heat away from the tip of the spark plug. Learn about the various heat ranges and why knowing about them is important.

January
8
2018

Modi ed wheel bearing flange

In the vehicles listed above, the 3rd generation wheel bearings installed on the front axle are mounted with four screws on the steering knuckle.

January
4
2018

How do I choose the right spark plug?

Here is some basic information on choosing the right spark plug for your engine.

January
3
2018

Diagnosis of worn wheel end bearings

Wheel end bearings are vital components of a car. They are crucial for safe, quit operation, minimising rolling resistance and assuring proper ABS function. On average the replacement cycle is around 150.000 Km. This is only a rule of thumb, the lifetime of wheel end bearings is negatively impacted by:

January
2
2018