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Jaguar Land Rover announces 150 Irish R&D jobs

Jaguar Land Rover has confirmed plans to open a software engineering centre and create 150 jobs in Shannon, Republic of Ireland, in 2018. Working alongside Jaguar Land Rover’s engineering team in the UK, the Shannon facility has an important role to play in realising the company’s vision for electric and automated driving vehicles. It will develop new technologies to support electrification and self-driving features on future Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles. Jaguar Land Rover has selected Shannon as it is globally recognised as a centre of excellence for current and future software engineering talent. Jaguar Land Rover Software Engineering Centre...
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Technicians now able to sign-up for training courses on REPXPERT

REPXPERT members are now able to sign-up online to attend live hands-on training events which will be held regularly at the REPXPERT Academy in Hereford. This means that over 10,500 active REPXPERT users in the UK can register for these sessions on the free garage portal, which also features comprehensive technical information and training videos on its LuK, FAG, INA and Ruville brands. The first session takes place on January 30th, when the well-known REPXPERT, Alistair Mason, will be delivering a course entitled ‘LuK Clutch Basics’. This anything but basic course, though, will contain an introduction to Schaeffler before delving...
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IAAF and FIGIEFA delighted with provisional Type-Approval legislation

The IAAF and FIGIEFA have welcomed the news that crucial provisions on the OBD connector and access to RMI have been included in the proposed EU legislation on Vehicle Type-Approval Regulation, signifying a huge step forward for the aftermarket regarding access to in-vehicle data. The EU Council's main preparatory body, COREPER, recognised the need for the independent automotive aftermarket to maintain access to diagnostic and RMI-related data. It also clarified that access will be granted whilst the vehicle is in motion. This is essential to perform diagnostic, repair and maintenance services, at least until a solution is found for telematics...
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2017 sees Record Low of Road Fatalities

Provisional road collision statistics for 2017, published by the Road Safety Authority (RSA) following an analysis of fatal collision reports supplied by An Garda Síochána, show that there has been a 15 per cent drop in road deaths in 2017 compared to 2016. Up to the 31 December 2017 a total of 158 people lost their lives on Ireland’s roads as a result of 143 fatal crashes, compared to 186 lives lost in 174 fatal crashes in 2016. This represents 28 fewer fatalities or a 15 per cent drop in deaths and 31 fewer fatal crashes or an 18 per...
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FER AGM fuelled by diesel ban talk

The Federation of Engine Remanufacturers (FER) held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Saturday 7th October at IAAF offices in Birmingham, with the proposed petrol and diesel ban firmly placed at the top of the agenda. The Federation, which celebrates its 80th anniversary in 2017, has grown this year with the addition of further members and held regional meetings that have proved to be very successful, giving members an insight into FER activity and discussing key policy. With technology continuing to evolve, FER is widening its remit having attracted attention from companies involved in wider remanufacturing such as remanufacturing turbos...
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New Subaru special service tool

Industry concern has been raised regarding the Subaru hydraulic tensioner (Gates T43138) applications listed within this bulletin. This issue has prompted the Gates Engineers to closely analyze these specific applications. The following information pertains to these findings as well as providing a solution.

June
21
2017

What is a “Fouled” spark plug?

When a spark plug misfires, it may be a result of fouling. This video describes the various factors leading to a fouled spark plug.

June
20
2017

Installation recommendations for timing belt system on Honda 1.7L Engines

Installation recommendations for timing belt system on Honda 1.7L Engines

June
12
2017

How to Check For Faulty Air Mass Sensors

Simple steps to identifying a defective component. Nowadays, almost all vehicles have an on-board diagnostic,which records faults in the vehicle and stores the possible causes in a fault code memory.

June
10
2017

Secondary analysis

This video by Mick Jones and Autonerdz demonstrates the power of PicoScope, along with some of its advanced features.

June
10
2017

Saab and Subaru proper timing component setup

Gates Engineers have determined that certain Subaru timing components demand special attention in order to complete proper setup and ensure timing component longevity

June
5
2017

Testing an IAC type solenoid

This video shows a PicoScope Automotive Oscilloscope being used to test a solenoid type idle air control valve.

June
3
2017

Overview of the various LuK repair solution for your successful clutch repair

At LuK we are proud of over half a century of clutch expertise. When it comes to clutch repair, LuK supports garages from the diagnosis to the complete replacement. Since every repair is unique, each RepSet is specifically configured for the respective vehicle and contains all the necessary parts – of course in OE quality. …

June
1
2017

Serpentine system – What happens when serpentine parts wear

Do you know what happens when serpentine parts wear? Find out in this short video.

May
31
2017

Toyota 1.4 D-4D – Timing chain replacement

Toyota 1.4 D-4D – Timing chain replacement

May
30
2017