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Jaguar Land Rover announces 150 Irish R&D jobs

Jaguar Land Rover has confirmed plans to open a software engineering centre and create 150 jobs in Shannon, Republic of Ireland, in 2018. Working alongside Jaguar Land Rover’s engineering team in the UK, the Shannon facility has an important role to play in realising the company’s vision for electric and automated driving vehicles. It will develop new technologies to support electrification and self-driving features on future Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles. Jaguar Land Rover has selected Shannon as it is globally recognised as a centre of excellence for current and future software engineering talent. Jaguar Land Rover Software Engineering Centre...
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Technicians now able to sign-up for training courses on REPXPERT

REPXPERT members are now able to sign-up online to attend live hands-on training events which will be held regularly at the REPXPERT Academy in Hereford. This means that over 10,500 active REPXPERT users in the UK can register for these sessions on the free garage portal, which also features comprehensive technical information and training videos on its LuK, FAG, INA and Ruville brands. The first session takes place on January 30th, when the well-known REPXPERT, Alistair Mason, will be delivering a course entitled ‘LuK Clutch Basics’. This anything but basic course, though, will contain an introduction to Schaeffler before delving...
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IAAF and FIGIEFA delighted with provisional Type-Approval legislation

The IAAF and FIGIEFA have welcomed the news that crucial provisions on the OBD connector and access to RMI have been included in the proposed EU legislation on Vehicle Type-Approval Regulation, signifying a huge step forward for the aftermarket regarding access to in-vehicle data. The EU Council's main preparatory body, COREPER, recognised the need for the independent automotive aftermarket to maintain access to diagnostic and RMI-related data. It also clarified that access will be granted whilst the vehicle is in motion. This is essential to perform diagnostic, repair and maintenance services, at least until a solution is found for telematics...
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2017 sees Record Low of Road Fatalities

Provisional road collision statistics for 2017, published by the Road Safety Authority (RSA) following an analysis of fatal collision reports supplied by An Garda Síochána, show that there has been a 15 per cent drop in road deaths in 2017 compared to 2016. Up to the 31 December 2017 a total of 158 people lost their lives on Ireland’s roads as a result of 143 fatal crashes, compared to 186 lives lost in 174 fatal crashes in 2016. This represents 28 fewer fatalities or a 15 per cent drop in deaths and 31 fewer fatal crashes or an 18 per...
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FER AGM fuelled by diesel ban talk

The Federation of Engine Remanufacturers (FER) held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Saturday 7th October at IAAF offices in Birmingham, with the proposed petrol and diesel ban firmly placed at the top of the agenda. The Federation, which celebrates its 80th anniversary in 2017, has grown this year with the addition of further members and held regional meetings that have proved to be very successful, giving members an insight into FER activity and discussing key policy. With technology continuing to evolve, FER is widening its remit having attracted attention from companies involved in wider remanufacturing such as remanufacturing turbos...
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DAYCO Controlling and replacing timing belts and automatic tensioner.

Controlling and replacing timing belts and automatic tensioner.

July
4
2017

How to Replace a Receiver Drier by Delphi Product & Service Solutions

Follow Delphi’s best practice advice to replace a receiver drier.

July
3
2017

BMW Mini Wheel Bearing Replacement

In this video we look at a BMW Mini with multiple warning lamps on and a grinding noise coming from the front of the vehicle. A diagnosis and replacement is then carried out to the left hand front wheel bearing and ABS sensor.

July
3
2017

Why spark plugs need to be replaced

This informative video talks about the many reasons why to change your spark plugs

July
2
2017

VAG 2.5 V6 TDI – Timing Belt set-up

Through our field visits we have learned of several possible issues with these engines. In a lot of cases these issues will lead to engine failure.

July
2
2017

Causes of clutch noise

Clutch noise such as whistling or clonking is not always an indication of a defective clutch. Whistling noises may e.g. also be caused by off-center contact of the clutch release bearing, a non-centered transmission input shaft, or a defective pilot bearing. Rattling noises may be due to load alterations if clutch disks are furnished with …

July
2
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.

July
1
2017

General information on fitting water pumps and flushing the cooling circuit

During changing of the water pump and the associated flushing of the cooling circuit, errors are often made, which can result in contamination of the new coolant and can jeopardize the proper performance of the new water pump. It is therefore especially important to flush the entire cooling circuit before changing the water pump, adhere …

June
28
2017

Installing new spark plugs

Learn the correct way to install spark plugs.

June
28
2017

Checking for a jumped timing chain or belt

This video shows how to use your PicoScope to check engine timing.

June
26
2017