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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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Knock sensor advice from ADS

Automotive Diagnostics Services (ADS) offers advice on how to determine, where the problem lies when a Knock Sensor or Knock Control fault appears on the diagnostic equipment When we see a Knock Sensor or Knock Control fault on our diagnostic equipment its not always clear as to whether the fault is coming from a faulty …

May
6
2015

MKW Motors explains Selective Catalytic Reduction (Part 2 of 3)

The NOx sender consists of two chambers, two pump cells, several electrodes and a heater. The sensor element consists of zirconium dioxide. This substance has the characteristic that, when electrical voltage is applied, the negative oxygen ions migrate from the negative electrode to the positive electrode.

May
6
2015

Opel Astra J – loss of coolant

The Opel Astra J can experience a loss of coolant near the exhaust gas recirculation cooler (EGR cooler). Here Hella Ireland offers some tips on fixing the problem. If you suspect a leak in the cooling system, special attention should be paid to the EGR cooler. A crack in the housing can lead to a …

April
27
2015

Scope School Part 3

In the final chapter of Pico’s three-part clinic we cover capture and analysis features that technicians will find invaluable during diagnosis procedures. Steve Smith is a former Toyota Master Technician and winner of the 2013 Top Technician competition. He now puts his extensive knowledge to good use as an Automotive Application Specialist for Pico Technology. …

April
22
2015

Direct intervention always helps

I was surprised if not shocked quite recently during a direct injection training course @ preston and even more recently over in northern Ireland when I asked delegates how often they deal with petrol injection problems , & more specifically problems with direct injection ?

April
20
2015

MKW Motors explains Selective Catalytic Reduction (Part 1 of 3)

The reduction of pollutant emissions is an important challenge in automotive technology. In the first of three articles, MKW Motors explains Selective Catalytic Reduction.

April
8
2015

ContiTech Expert Tips: 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 stepby-step explanation of how to change the belt correctly in a Ford Focus 2.0-liter 16 V with engine …

April
6
2015

Investigations on a BMW X5 Can Bus system

Most technicians grimace at the thought of a Can Bus fault on a modern vehicle and rightly so as there can be many control units connected to the system which can cause the fault. This can make it quite overwhelming for a technician as to where to start in the diagnosis. Here we explain how …

March
24
2015

More scope school tips

This second instalment in an exclusive trilogy of oscilloscope guidance clinics from Steve Smith of Pico and Robert Keith of Woodford Diagnostics and Training who target those that fall into the category of users who are competent, but don’t yet fully know how to get the best from their tool… or, in other words, the …

March
19
2015

The evolution of DENSO’s Starter & Alternator technology

Starters and Alternators have a vital role to play – from starting the motor to keeping the vehicle running – no vehicle is complete without them. True pioneers of leading Starter and Alternator technology for modern cars, motorcycles and commercial vehicles, DENSO has become the world’s largest OE rotating machine manufacturers, with 33.4 percent global …

March
10
2015