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Our Editor and News Editor will be away on holidays until the 18th of July. Our office will remain open for all other business.
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How to Install a Harmonic Balancer

10 easy steps to balancer removal and replacement Harmonic balancers are used to help lessen the vibration of the engine. Maintenance and replacement are important. Below are the key steps necessary for proper removal and installation. Step 1 – Remove the belt or belts from the front of the engine. Step 2 – If your vehicle requires it, drain and remove the radiator to gain access to the balancer. Step 3 – Remove any pulleys bolted to the balancer. Step 4 – Use an impact wrench to remove the large bolt in the center of the balancer. Step 5 –...
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Brake Warning System In Detail

A. Brake warning system In general, the dashboard light that indicates a problem with the brake system has an alarming red colour (depending on the vehicle model) to indicate that there is an immediate risk, potentially compromising the general safety of the vehicle. It should never be ignored. There are several reasons why the brake system warning light may light up. The problem is that according to the survey mentioned below, almost half of the people on the road don’t recognise the risk and consequently don’t react accordingly. Many drivers can’t identify mission-critical dash lights According to a recent survey...
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Changes on the horizon for air con servicing, Waeco warns

Back in March, the Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association (OESAA) welcomed air conditioning (AC) specialist Waeco to the organisation. Its territory sales manager for workshop equipment, Andrew Bastable, has called the group’s determination to prioritise education in the automotive aftermarket “refreshing”. Waeco’s desire to align itself with the membership, so workshops can be prepared for a mixture of internal combustion engines (ICEs) and electric vehicles (EVs) coming through their doors, is evident. Waeco boasts more than four decades of AC engineering and manufacturing prowess, delivering systems and consumables suitable for passenger, truck, bus, agricultural and construction vehicle markets. Bastable said...
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Cabin Air Filter Failure and Diagnosis

We rely on our cars more today than we ever have done; they are used for minor tasks and for the big moments in life. We all tend to look after our cars keeping them clean and tidy, getting them serviced yearly, but some parts are prioritised more than others. If the Cabin Air Filter is not replaced this can lead to an inefficient clean air flow and protection of the driver and passengers from a build-up of outside contaminants, eventually completely blocking the filtration process as the debris continue to build up, to avoid this there should be regular...
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MOOG: What is rack and pinion steering?

While there are several types of steering systems used on the market, the two main ones are recirculating ball steering, which is mostly used for heavy vehicles, trucks and larger SUVs, and rack and pinion steering, which is commonly found on cars, small trucks and SUVs. How does rack and pinion steering work? Rack and pinion steering …

November
19
2021

Workplace

NTN-SNR: Disassembly /Assembly recommendations Timing Kit KD457.26

Disassembly /Assembly recommendations Timing Kit KD457.26

November
12
2021

Sachs: Calibrating Conact – the pneumatic clutch actuation system

The Concentric Clutch Actuation System, abbreviated ConAct, is an electronically controlled pneumatic clutch actuation system for commercial vehicles. In this workshop tip you will learn why calibrating the ConAct clutch actuator is necessary. General note Our useful tips provide only an overview. The installation instructions and operating instructions provided by the vehicle manufacturer and the …

November
8
2021

Dayco – How to Replace a Timing Belt on a Volkswagen Jetta

How to Replace a Timing Belt on a Volkswagen Jetta

November
5
2021

Yuasa: Start Stop Vehicle – Battery Replacement WARNING

With growing EU legal requirements on vehicle manufacturers to reduce CO2 exhaust emissions, an increasing number of vehicles are being fitted with Start-Stop, Alternator Energy Management and Brake Energy Recuperation technology. In order to support these technologies and emissions savings, vehicle designers require new battery technologies in the electrical system for: i) Extended operation in …

November
1
2021

LuK: Concentric pneumatic clutch actuators CPCA

Concentric pneumatic clutch actuators (CPCAs) are used exclusively in commercial vehicles with auto-shift gearboxes. In contrast to concentric hydraulic clutch actuators, these are not actuated by a fluid, but pneumatically (with compressed air). The advantages of this system are savings in terms of mounting space and weight, plus a significant reduction in part variety.

October
29
2021

Delphi: Diesel Safety Tips

This Delphi Training Video includes our Delphi Senior Trainer Dave Hobbs explaining the safety tips and supplies to have on hand when working with diesel engines, voltage and more.

October
25
2021

Exhaust Gas Temperature Sensor testing with Scope

Shows the testing of a NTK Exhaust Gas Temperature Sensor

October
22
2021

NTN-SNR: Brake disc hub kit Removal / installation recommendations

Brake disc hub kit Removal / installation recommendations

October
18
2021

Seat Ibiza: Installation of the New Timing Chain Kit with febi

Nowadays, it is quickly assumed that most engine problems are more electrical than mechanical, especially when the malfunction indicator light on the dashboard is activated. The following example revolves around a Seat Ibiza with a three-cylinder engine with twelve valves. A diagnosis was performed and the following Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTC) appeared: (P0106) – Manifold …

October
13
2021