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DMF Stress Test tips from ZF Aftermarket

In spite of ever greater horsepower and higher torques, today’s vehicles actually run very smoothly. The dual-mass flywheel (DMF) plays a crucial role in this by absorbing and almost completely eliminating torsional vibrations with its integrated spring and damping system. If a mechanic does hear unusual noises, the DMF is usually the first port of call even though in many cases it isn’t the source of the problem. Here, ZF Aftermarket experts explain how to identify the possible cause of an unusual noise; before leaping to the wrong conclusion and exchanging the component unnecessarily. (more…)
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Debunking common HID myths

A new site providing information on Xenon HID bulbs, including debunking common HID myths has been launched. www.ringautomotive.com/en/refit-hids has been launched by vehicle lighting specialists Ring to give technicians and HID stockists all the resources and information they need about replacing xenon HIDs. Xenon HIDs are fitted on around ten per cent of the UK car parc, yet there remains myths and concerns around them in the aftermarket. With the new site, Ring says it wants to provide the facts around how HID headlight systems work, how often HID bulbs should be replaced, how to identify a quality bulb and...
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Meyle’s five steps for a clean cooling system

Thorough and regular flushing is one of the decisive steps in the maintenance of cooling systems. Contamination, e. g. due to the incorrect use of sealing compound in the cooling system, reduces the cooling capacity in the long run and can lead to premature failure of the water pump mechanical seal. (more…)
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HGV clutch and flywheel fitment and removal made easy by Laser Tools

New to the Laser Tools’ HGV range is this clutch & flywheel jack (part number 7249), designed to remove, install and transport (in the lowered position) 14 inch and 15½ inch double-disc clutches and/or flywheel assemblies as fitted to HGV vehicles. (more…)
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New Motorservice packaging defeats counterfeiters

The Motorservice Group is the sales organization of Rheinmetall Automotive’s global aftermarket activities. It is a leading supplier of engine components for the spare parts market, encompassing the Kolbenschmidt, Pierburg, BF and TRW Engine Components brands. (more…)
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Installation Tip for WPS3025 Coolant Pump for BMW 135i, 335i, 535i, 640, 740i from model year 2007

The electric coolant pump which has been removed may have prefitted dampers at the three screw.

March
26
2018

Installation Instructions for Diesel Particulate Filters

Before fitting a replacement Diesel Particulate Filter please ensure that the root cause of failure of the existing unit has been correctly diagnosed and rectified. Failure to correct any faults or defective components may result in damage to the replacement Diesel Particulate Filter and invalidate your warranty

March
23
2018

You’re in control of Brake Noise

Brake noise is one of the major reasons for a driver to visit a workshop. It can be a complex issue, and is often difficult to solve. WHAT IS BRAKE NOISE? Brake noise typically originates from vibration on a part within the wheel end section of the vehicle – between the tire and the connection …

March
21
2018

Does compression ratio affect the firing end temperature?

Find out how the compression ratio affects firing end temperature.

March
15
2018

Replacing control arms. How it’s done.

Control arms are installed in pairs on the front and rear axle and connect the chassis to the wheels as part of the suspension. They therefore significantly influence the driving characteristics of the vehicle. A dynamic or a comfortable driving style? The control arms are individually adjusted to the vehicle depending on the desired characteristics. …

March
12
2018

Pico Automotive Parking Sensor Test

Steve Smith of Pico Technology demonstrates the Guided Test for testing ultrasonic parking sensors.

March
9
2018

Ball joints Jeep Grand Cherokee

The Original Equipment ball joint for the Jeep is a complete unit which is not designed to be adjustable for caster and camber. This means they must be replaced every time the alignment angle changes.

March
7
2018

Coding lighting functions

For some years now, control units have been controlling, regulating and monitoring lighting functions.

March
5
2018

Service reset after oil change for vehicles fitted with a Diesel Particle Filter

How To Vehicle Applications Engine Models System Fiat Qubo 10 on, Bravo 07 on, Doblo 06 on Diesel Systems ABS Sensors This function resets the parameters in the data list for the engine oil quality and the distance to the next oil change. This operation must be carried out when changing the engine oil on …

March
2
2018

LuK Repair Solution for double clutch transmissions

Whenever a vehicle needs to go to the garage, our products and repair solutions are usually first choice to fix them.

February
28
2018