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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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febi bilstein keeps the engine going

The flywheel is attached to the crankshaft and is designed to compensate for rotational variations from the crank. The flywheel stores kinetic energy and helps the crankshaft overcome the moment of inertia about dead points, and idle cycles. The flywheel is connected to the gearbox via the clutch assembly and the pinion of the starter motor …

September
15
2015

Workplace

Blue Print – The Complete Braking Solution…

Not all discs are created equal… The market price of brake discs is being driven down, and in order to produce cheaper discs, some manufacturers reduce the weight/mass and quality of the material they use in the manufacturing of the disc. They do this by reducing the thickness of the friction plates (thus increasing the …

September
15
2015

How to Identify Flex Fuel Vehicles

Tips on how to identify a flex fuel vehicle to ensure the correct replacement fuel pump is selected. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOHWs_AUYmo

September
15
2015

Scope school with Frank Massey

Frank Massey is one of the UK’s leading experts in vehicle Diagnostics with over 40 years of industry experience. He is renowned in the motor industry for his unrivalled expertise and knowledge as well as running a successful commercial workshop. I have written many times about adapting skills and choice of tools long before vehicle …

September
15
2015

Gm vivaro pt. 2

The first part of our assessment of the vivaro was to say the least a little confusing, not least to us. Several facts were unknown to us and as such had to be factored in to our conclusions. This leaves an element of uncertainty on our part. The dpf had been removed and modified software …

September
14
2015

Delphi Training Series video: How to Test the Alcohol Content of Gasoline

A step-by-step guide for a safe and simple way to test the alcohol content of gasoline. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8pV-x9uLiE

September
14
2015

Causes of DPF failure and how to perform a regeneration

Stuart Still, of EEC talks readers through the cause of DPF failure and how to perform a regeneration.   Last year, on my visits to various customers, I made enquiries about the general demand for Diesel Particulate Filters. I was staggered at the lack of DPF knowledge, especially the procedure regarding installation, encountering answers such …

September
9
2015

How to spot abnormal DMF wear

Make sure a damaged flywheel doesn’t result in starter motor failure, as Autoelectro explains

September
8
2015

How to overcome recurring alternator problems

It has been reported many times that, even after replacing the faulty alternator with a new one on some Ford Smart Charge systems, the problem is still not resolved. Analysis undertaken by Rolling Components has discovered that there are a number of reasons why this might occur: If the lamp is lit after fitting the …

September
8
2015

Servicing

This month I would like to pick up on several issues which I’m sure affect us all. It’s not often to feel satisfaction over a technical challenge, a vw polo TSI was dropped off suffering a problem with delayed crank starting.

September
5
2015