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New Denso video explains the engine management system

Further endorsing its long held position of providing both professional technicians and vehicle owners with useful technical information, Denso, a leading original equipment (OE) component manufacturer, has produced a new YouTube video (below) highlighting the function of the engine management system (EMS). This latest video presents an overview of what the engine management system does, as well as explaining why and how it does it. What is immediately obvious however, is the interdependence of the many elements that are at work in the system to ensure the engine operates at its optimum efficiency. The EMS effectively monitors and subsequently controls...
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Top tips for navigating the e-commerce landscape

An e-commerce website has quickly gone from being a ‘nice to have’ to a crucial tool for staying competitive in today’s market. Regardless of the industry you’re operating in, your customers will expect you to have a website – but what if you’ve never launched your business online before? MAM Software has revealed its top tips for making those all-important first steps into the online domain: Choose a fully-integrated e-commerce solution One of the best decisions you can make as a business owner is to choose a website that will directly integrate with your ERP solution. Details such as stock and pricing will...
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Panel discussion to address importance of upskilling and investing in staff

Alldata Europe, a provider of original vehicle manufacturer (VM) diagnostic, repair and maintenance data, will participate at the upcoming UK Garage & Bodyshop Event in Birmingham, taking centre stage in the Workshop Technical Hub on Wednesday 5th June at 15:30. (more…)
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Latest TechTalk.ie eNewsletter out now

The latest edition of the TechTalk.ie eNewsletter is available now and is brimful of technical articles to make life easier in the workshop for mechanics and technicians. (more…)
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Technicians urged to use correct oil for EV air con compressors

Delphi is advising technicians to be aware of the key differences between air conditioning (AC) compressors on vehicles with an internal combustion engine (ICE) and those on an electric vehicle (EV). (more…)
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Fitting instructions FIAT Punto 188 front shock absorbers and coil springs

KYB has launched a video showing the correct fitment of shock absorbers and coil springs to the front of Fiat Punto 188 (09.99-06.03) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8jiFEqqSsA

July
1
2015

Fitting instructions VW Golf lV, Bora, Jetta IV; Audi A3, Seat Leon, Toledo; Skoda Octavia front shock absorbers and coil springs

KYB has launched a video showing the correct fitment of shock absorbers and coil springs to the front of: Audi A3 2WD (09.96-05.03) Seat Leon (11.99-06.06) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yubXke-QpV8

July
1
2015

Fitting instructions AUDI A6, A4, A5, Q5, A7: rear shock absorbers and coil springs

KYB has launched a video showing the correct fitment of shock absorbers and coil springs to the rear of: Audi A6, A6 Quattro (11.10- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXLzloYuVm8

July
1
2015

Blue Print instruction on Air Con System Diagnostics | Part 5

Servicing Air conditioning and the Law You cannot now service or repair vehicle air conditioning systems unless you have proved your competence to do so – it’s the law. Proving your competence can be done through the IMI’s F Gas ATA qualification ‘Automotive Technician Accreditation – Air Conditioning Refrigerant Handler’. This process involves proving your …

June
30
2015

Blue Print instruction on Air Con System Diagnostics | Part 3

This is the third in a series of articles written to provide technicians with an improved understanding of manual air conditioning systems and diagnostic procedures for efficient repair. Early detection of trouble can result in prolonged component life as well as the customer not being bothered by unnecessary problems. Before you commence with a full …

June
30
2015

Blue Print instruction on Air Con System Diagnostics | Part 2

This is the second in a series of articles written to provide technicians with an improved understanding of manual air conditioning systems. The A/C electrical system consists of an ECU, (usually referred to as an amplifier), a selection of inputs – earths, lives and sensor values – with the primary output control function being the …

June
30
2015

Blue Print instruction on Air Con System Diagnostics | Part 1

This article is the first of a new series written to assist the workshop technician in developing an understanding of automotive air conditioning systems.

June
30
2015

Want to test the chain drive of Mercedes-Benz models with M271 engine (EVO)? No problem!

Rattling noises may be heard after a cold start in models with M271 engine (EVO). This may be caused by wear of the chain drive, sprockets, or elongation of the timing chain. This can lead to incorrect timings and, in the worst case, to engine damage. It is advisable to check the chain drive if …

June
30
2015

Efficient repair solution for Mercedes Benz Sprinter, Vito, Viano and VW Crafter, LT!

Initial warning signs that indicate trouble and faults in the area of the propshaft: • Noises coming from the direction of the vehicle’s underbody, mostly at specific revs/speeds • Unusual vibrations • Knocking noises in gear change situations The reason for this may be a faulty or worn universal joint. This may result in complete …

June
30
2015

Fitting instructions FIAT Ducato; CITROEN Jumper / Relay; Peugeot Boxer: rear shock absorbers and coil springs

KYB has launched a video showing the correct fitment of KYB shock absorbers and coil springs to the rear of: Fiat Ducato (01.94-12.01) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVKITWhCuZo

June
30
2015