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Mk7 Golf wheel bearing installation video from Dayco

To assist technicians in fitting replacement wheel bearings correctly and efficiently, Dayco has added a installation video alongside (more…)
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Nissens: flushing the AC system a vital procedure

One of the major problems that any air conditioning (AC) system can suffer from is contamination of the refrigerant and lubricant mixture, which is necessary for the system's correct operation. (more…)
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Auto Trade EXPO postponed to May 7-8, 2022

The decision has been taken to postpone the Auto Trade EXPO from October this year to May 7th.-8th., 2022. (more…)
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Autodata shines light on air conditioning

Solera Autodata says it typically sees most use of its Service Air Conditioning module from early May through to late August, with a peak in late June. (more…)
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Gates to host free coolant systems webinar

Gates is to host a free technical webinar for mechanics entitled ‘The Coolant System’s Critical Solution’. (more…)
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Denso: Lambda Sensor fault-finding boosts workshop customer satisfaction

DENSO is helping workshops identify signs of faulty Oxygen Sensors with expert servicing tips As a leading manufacturer of Oxygen Sensors, DENSO is providing workshops with expert fault-finding tips to improve fuel efficiency and reduce exhaust emissions for environmentally-aware customers. A combination of ever-tightening environmental regulations and environmentally-aware motorists over the last decade has made …

May
25
2020

LuK: Dual Mass Fly Wheel

Since its launch in 1985, the LuK Dual Mass Flywheel (DMF) has been fitted as original equipment in ever-increasing numbers of vehicles. When a conventional single-mass flywheel  and conventional clutch reach their torsion angle limits at around 18°, the DMF, with its decoupled dual masses and a torsion angle of up to 100°, can absorb …

May
22
2020

Hella: Transmission Sensor

Transmission sensors record the transmission speed. This information is needed by the ECU to adjust the shifting pressure and for the decision which gear must be chosen. Function There are two different types of transmission sensors, a hall sensor and an inductive pickup. Their function is send voltage signals produced by changing magnetic fields developed …

May
18
2020

Centrifugal Pendulum DMFs

Dual Mass Flywheels (DMFs) set a new standard for drivetrain noise insulation and vibration damping when launched by LuK in 1985. A total of 63 million DMFs have since been manufactured, and one in three cars on European roads currently use DMF technology to aid comfort and reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. Now pendulum-type …

May
11
2020

Bearing Clearance

GLYCO explains the vital role of bearing clearances in modern engines. As engine builders continue to extract more power from less fuel, modern engines are subjected to greater temperatures and loads. With bearings taking the strain, bearing clearances are microscopic spaces with huge impact. BEING CLEAR ABOUT CLEARANCESA bearing clearance is the difference between the …

May
8
2020

Check For Damage

febi explains the importance of regularly inspecting high-pressure fuel pump cam followers to protect against consequential damage. VAG has been using fuel-stratified injection (FSi) to power their petrol engines since 2000. This system was designed with the aim to improve fuel consumption and engine efficiency. By running the engine with leaner fuel mixtures, emissions are …

May
4
2020

Wheel Cylinder Replacement

TRW was recently asked if a vehicle with a leaking wheel cylinder on the offside should have the nearside cylinder replaced as well. The answer is ‘yes’ and it is recommended that parts such as wheel cylinders should always be changed in axle sets. However, the age of the vehicle should also be taken into account. …

May
1
2020

OAP Technology and Quality

INA, inventor of the overrunning alternator pulley (OAP) warns factors and garages to beware of cheap imports and explains why it is worth investing in OE. The power and compression strokes of the internal combustion engine involve the acceleration and deceleration of the crankshaft whose rotational irregularities are transferred to the engine accessories through the …

April
29
2020

Valeo – make it simple to detect wiper defects!

With Valeo, make it simple to detect wiper defects … make it easy to sell! Wiper blades are a key visibility tool for drivers. While checking a car, it’s important and compulsory to have a look at them.

April
27
2020

Sensing Pressures

BOSCH speaks about diesel pressure sensors and pressure control valves. Fitted into a diesel engine, a diesel pressure sensor functions to relay a pressure drop in the common rail system to the ECU. The ECU uses this information to restore the pressure via a high-pressure pump. When modern vehicles experience common rail system problems, faulty …

April
24
2020