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New profile clamp withstands temperatures of up to 900 °C

Norma Group has developed the VPP Compact High Temperature, a new VPP profile clamp that can withstand component temperatures of up to 900 °C. (more…)
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Timing belt failure investigated by Gates

Gates has investigated the cause of premature timing belt failure in the Synchronous Belt Drive System (SBDS) for number of Ford, Peugeot and Citroen models with 1.6L petrol and PSA diesel engines. (more…)
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Ireland produces over half a million tonnes of hazardous waste annually

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has today published its latest hazardous waste (including lead-acid batteries) figures for Ireland. (more…)
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ZF supplies chassis parts for numerous LCV models

High mileage, heavy loads, constant use – the light commercial vehicle is the automotive workhorse. With this class of vehicle subjected to considerable pressure and stress, this segment of the vehicle parc offers significant service and repair opportunities for workshops. ZF Aftermarket helps independent garages position themselves in this segment and here, under its Lemförder brand, the business offers repair tips for one of its most popular vehicles, the Volkswagen T5. LCVs are often used daily to carry high payloads meaning they are also subject to high wear. Failure rates for LCV safety inspections are higher in all age categories...
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Volkswagen rolls out augmented reality headsets in UK

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VCV) in the UK is rolling out augmented reality headsets for technicians across its Van Centre network to help speed up complex repair work. It claims this will deliver potential savings to customers over five years of downtime equal to Stg.£1 million. The innovative system allows experts based at the Technical Support Centre (TSC) to send precise visual instructions remotely to technicians at Van Centres and Mobile Service Clinics to ensure any maintenance issues can be fixed as quickly and efficiently as possible, minimising the time a van spends off the road. VCV UK claims that the...
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NVH – Noise Vibration and Harshness

Pico’s very own Steve Smith talks about our NVH kit and completes a 3-axis vibration measurement.

November
15
2019

Exchanging the Plain Bearing | MAHLE MPULSE Tool Time Part 3

Uwe Rosenau explains what you have to consider when exchanging the plain bearing. – MAHLE MPULSE Tool Time Part 3.

November
12
2019

EASY GUIDE: The Why And How of Ball Joint Replacement

Ball joint failure isn’t a common problem, but can be the result of years of driving along bumpy, uneven road surfaces. A broken ball joint may be the cause of a mysterious clunking noise or drifting steering. And once they’re worn, they will seriously affect your steering and suspension. If a ball joint fails completely, …

November
8
2019

Information on brake repairs

Become a brake professional with Hella Pagid and Sidney Hoffmann! Sidney Hoffmann is known as a member of the “PS Profis”, who are looking for the desired car type on the second-hand car market for their spectators at sport1. Now Sidney Hoffmann reports and informs about everything about brakes.

November
5
2019

Common Rail 101: Non Hydraulic Common Rail Systems

This Delphi Training Series video explains an overview of the non-hydraulic common rail systems.

October
31
2019

DMF function tests

Overview The LuK testing tool allows you to perform the following tests on the DMF: Measuring the freeplay angle Measuring the rock These tests, in combination with a visual inspection to check grease egress, thermal load, clutch condition, etc., allow for a reliable assessment of the DMF’s operational condition. The freeplay angle is the angle …

October
28
2019

Blue Print Wiper Blades – Hybrid: Hook

This video shows the installation of a Blue Print hybrid wiper blade to a hook style wiper arm.

October
28
2019

Two Main Non Hydraulic Injector Types

Delphi Senior Trainer Dave Hobbs talks about the two main non-hydraulic injector types: the most common one, Electromechanical (Solenoid), and the Piezo injector.

October
25
2019

What does a catalytic converter do?

A catalytic converter is a device located in the exhaust system of all cars and most light trucks after 1990. It chemically changes pollutants like carbon monoxide hydrocarbons and nitrous oxides into harmless substances like carbon dioxide, nitrogen and water vapour. A converter uses an inside structure called a substrate that is plated with precious …

October
23
2019

How to change a Ferodo motorcycle Brake Pad

Our expert mechanic teaches you how to change a brake pad on a motorcycle.

October
21
2019