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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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Change in manufacturer of tensioning pulley V55881 from CT 1148 K1

Change in manufacturer of tensioning pulley V55881 from CT 1148 K1 for various Fiat Ducato / Iveco Daily models; all 2.3 D

February
16
2015

Workplace

Injecting Some Sense

Developments in automotive technology, driven mainly by emission legislation, have challenged not only the way we approach problems but also how we run, market and develop our skills and invest in what has become a complex, lucrative and rewarding industry. Clint Eastwood put it much better – ‘The good, the bad, and the ugly’, ‘A …

February
3
2015

Caution V Common sense.

Diagnostics by nature can be quite repetitive, and I’m tempted to say boring; the obvious danger is omission or complacency in your process. This risk becomes greater with experience, the temptation to pre judge or take short cuts is always there. Sometimes the challenge is down to incomplete information, or the dreaded been worked on …

January
25
2015

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

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