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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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Getting to the heart of the problem

As a diagnostic specialist business, we are often asked to look at vehicles which have had previous repair attempts made. Sometimes the customers find us by themselves, as they may be frustrated with the performance of the previous repairer, or, the other repairer may choose to engage our services directly when they have run out …

October
12
2015

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Dayco offers advice on replacing timing belt in Ford C-MAX

The 1.6-litre TDCi diesel engine used in the Ford C-MAX, as well as several Citroën, Mini, Peugeot and Volvo models, features a timing belt driven water pump. As replacing the belt also requires the auxiliary drive system to be removed, Dayco recommends that all the systems’ components – timing drive and auxiliary drive – be …

October
5
2015

febi bilstein offers a complete solution on wiper motor repairs

All you need for professional repairs The most frequent cause for windscreen wiper motors to fail is the motor overheating or rotating too much. Also, age-related wear can lead to the wiper linkage binding. Since the wiper motor has no threaded holes, in order to replace it, usually additional self-tapping screws have to be sourced. …

September
16
2015

febi Cost-effective repair solutions! The rear trailinga arm bush on the Ford Mondeo 07, Galaxy 06 and S-Max 06

The rear trailing arm bush on the Ford Mondeo 07, Galaxy 06 and S-Max 06 is not available separately from the manufacturer. Previously, if this bush failed, the whole unit would have to be replaced as the components could not be bought separately. febi bilstein has the solution for a timely and efficient repair: The …

September
16
2015

Delphi Training Series video: How to Remove a Fuel Tank

A simple, step by step process for removing a fuel tank. A safer and effective fuel pump repair job begins here. See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOejsuF72vE

September
16
2015

50 shades of carbon with Frank Massey

Hoping to improve on my personal finances I decided to write something dirty for a change. I have written many times reflecting on problems associated with diesel combustion and it’s post combustion treatment failures. Also I recall referring to the close similarities with direct petrol injection principles. When dealing with our diesel car owners, a …

September
16
2015

febi cost-effective repair solutions: Do the ESP light or cornering lights not function as they should?

Do the ESP light or cornering lights not function as they should?
One cause of this can be a faulty steering angle sensor.

September
16
2015

Blue Print technical tip: Mitsubishi Pajero – Starter Motor options

Blue Print currently catalogue a choice of two starter motors on some of the Mitsubishi Pajero (grey import) applications. They are listed as 2.0kW or 2.2kW power ratings. It is imperative that the correct part is identified from the original unit. ADC412502 and ADC41217 are NOT interchangeable. There is a difference in the pinion protrusion …

September
16
2015

Blue Print Brake Caliper Fitment Guide (Handbrake Mechanism Type)

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE FITMENT Blue Print brake calipers are supplied pre-set to fit with new brake pads and discs without adjustment. If disc or pad wear has taken place (or the piston is retracted during fitment), MANUALLY ADJUST THE PISTON TO WITHIN 1MM OF THE PADS. If the piston is forced to adjust further than …

September
16
2015

Delphi Fuel Training Overview

Discover what you’ll learn when you take the Delphi fuel training course. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRYMLoh9Y5Q

September
16
2015