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Maintenance and repair of Denoxtronic systems in commercial vehicles

Five generations of the exhaust gas treatment and dosing system Denoxtronic were installed in a large proportion of diesel vehicles throughout the last 18 years.  This system injects the urea-water solution AdBlue into the exhaust stream and converts, in combination with the SCR catalytic converter, harmful nitrogen oxides (NOx) into water and nitrogen. Around 12 million systems are in operation worldwide in trucks, construction and agricultural machinery. They are also used in stationary systems with diesel generators. For their long running times and high mileages, commercial vehicles need regular maintenance. The need for Denoxtronic service opens up a great potential...
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Denso focuses on air conditioning

Denso is a leading original equipment (OE) manufacturer and system supplier to vehicle manufacturers (VMs) globally and a pioneer in the design and development of air conditioning (AC) systems. Ensuring these systems are functioning correctly is an important responsibility for workshops and, particularly as the weather gets warmer, both a comfort and safety benefit for drivers. Denso’s expertise and innovation is at the heart of its market leading AC products for both VMs and the aftermarket. However, to ensure they continue to perform effectively for as long as possible, it’s crucial that the AC system is maintained and serviced correctly....
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ZF Aftermarket: The right oil

Our 8HP demonstrates how to drive well in cars like the current BMW M5. But how do you lubricate it well so that it always stays that way? The answer to this question is both simple and complicated: with the right oil. Oil is much more than just a lubricant. It cleans, protects, cools, cares and protects against electric shocks too. The base oil accounts for 70-80%. This determines, for example, the viscosity, the temperature behaviour or the oxidation resistance. The rest is the actual “magic ingredient” – the additives. Oil vers. temperature Some ensure that the oil behaves similarly...
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Getting your vehicle summer ready

In the summer, drivers need to consider the effects of the heat on their vehicle(s) and themselves whilst driving. Extreme heat can push your vehicle past its limits and leave you stranded on the side of the road waiting for the recovery truck. With this in mind, here are some simple tips that may prevent your vehicle from breaking down. Check your coolant levels regularly and make sure your coolant reservoir is filled to the right level, as a low coolant level may enable your engine to overheat. Never open the radiator cap when the radiator is hot to check...
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DRiV Motorparts prepared for electric future

Tenneco says that its DRiV Motorparts business is committed to helping distributors and workshops capture EV parts and service opportunities: (more…)
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ContiTech: Detailed instruction for Ford Focus

Significant errors are frequently committed when changing the timing belt. To ensure that the belt change operation goes smoothly, the ContiTech Power Transmission Group provides fitters with a detailed installation guide. In this, ContiTech experts provide a step-by-step explanation of the correct change procedure.

January
20
2015

Workplace

Volkswagen Polo

I have written many times about adapting skills and the choice of tools long before vehicle systems became ever more integrated, I can reflect back over several years where many respected diagnostic organisations scorned the use of the oscilloscope.

January
12
2015

Knowing when to stop

Many of you will know from our training programme and presentations around the country that knowing when to stop is as important as knowing what you are doing. This story hot from our workshop just last week is a tale about both. David my son , has over many years become recognised as an expert …

January
11
2015

CBS Reset E60

Please read these instructions fully prior to attempting any Reset Functions Ignition on Set the odometer trip meter back to zero by pushing it once. Switch the ignition back off again. 1. Switch the ignition on (so that the battery, Oil and Parking brake lights are displayed) and the key is ready to start the engine – …

December
21
2014

Citroen Relay

A second-hand engine, a replacement gear box, and a new egr valve, I’m sure there was more to consider. The owner specialised in transporting vehicles across the country, and offered to drive the vehicle to Preston.

November
5
2014

The next technical era

I was tempted to call this feature new technology, it is however not all that new. What’s remarkable is the way in which the chosen technologies are fully integrated, even in vehicles of a more modest price range.

October
9
2014

Clutching at straws

13 plate Audi 1s don’t often go wrong, when a dual control driving instructors vehicle time is in short supply. Clutch and brake pedal switches have been around for some time. Their purpose has expanded for several reasons.

August
5
2014

Mercedes E350

This month’s story is becoming more and more commonplace this week alone has seen two vehicles, with identical faults. Both man made involving different manufacturers. A Mercedes e 350 212 blue motion. had been presented to us from a local independent technician.

November
29
2013

Under pressure

The first interesting challenge this month reflects directly on my involvement in the oe quality campaign. A very concerned and select group of oe manufacturers feel the need as I, to bring awareness to the risks of using components that simply do not match the original build specification.

November
29
2013