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Denso issues injector repair warning

Denso is warning workshops against carrying out injector repairs in unclean conditions. The fuel injection system is at the heart of any diesel engine, pressurising and injecting the fuel to power an estimated 12.4 million vehicles across the UK. Yet like any essential component, it can often suffer the effects of wear and tear over time, eventually encountering problems which will require an injector repair. And with the average UK diesel car nearly seven years old* and diesel engines accounting for 40% of all licensed cars, fuel injection system repair can prove a fruitful source of revenue for repairers. However,...
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The seven mechanic jargon terms that baffle motorists

Nearly half of motorists (47 per cent) feel they’ve overpaid for car repairs because of confusing jargon used by mechanics. Drivers hearing their ‘big end’ has gone or they’ve got ‘mayonnaise’ under their oil cap is causing them to lose faith in their garages. MotorEasy, a UK-based cloud-based garage-to-consumer trading platform says that it is calling time on confusing mechanic jargon with the launch of its new ‘Lost in Translation’ campaign to promote “plain English” in car garages. It’s even worse for women with baffling workshop lingo causing a third (32%) of female drivers to stop using a garage because...
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Pagid’s manufacturing excellence highlighted in new video

Leading brake brand Pagid, has created a new video highlighting the manufacturing excellence that goes into making every one of its brake pads. The video, which can be viewed at www.pagid.com/video shows the stringent quality processes that are present at each stage of the manufacturing journey, from the receipt of raw materials, through production, quality control and testing, and finally to assembly and despatch to workshops. TMD Friction manufactures over one million-brake friction products across its world class manufacturing locations in Europe every single day - and invests €30 million in R&D annually. Every friction formulation is road tested for...
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ZF unveils new eAMT technology

ZF’s new eAMT (electrified Automated Manual Transmission) technology is an innovative concept for the hybridization of front-transverse vehicles that integrates the company’s electric axle drive system (eVD) and an automated manual transmission (AMT) into one system. The transmission actuator and the electric rear axle operate together with intelligent interaction. This results in the eAMT concept no longer experiencing tractive force interruption. The electric motor bridges the gap in accelerative force of the AMT, thanks to its design. In addition to the hybrid functions of electric drive and recuperation and boost, eAMT also features electric all-wheel drive. ZF software regulates the...
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Biggest ever fuel cell trial to begin next year

Toyota has announced it is to begin development of fuel cell powered delivery trucks in association with global convenience store operator Seven-Eleven. The joint project will see the two companies develop new fuel cell trucks and fuel cell generators, with the first stage of the project going live next year. The initiative aims to introduce technologies and systems developed by Toyota in the running of Seven-Eleven stores and the company’s distribution services. Stationary fuel cell generators and rechargeable batteries will also be introduced in the stores, managed centrally by building energy management systems. This will increase the proportion of renewable...
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VAG Wheel bearing removal

On the above vehicles the wheel bearing assembly can become seized within the aluminium suspension unit. This is due to a difference in composition between the arm and carrier, also known as galvanic corrosion

December
22
2017

NTN-SNR launches new 2018 suspension catalogue

NTN-SNR has just released its new 2018 suspension catalogue, which contains 360 pages and over 500 references including 160 new kits. The new catalogue covers all the major European and Asian vehicle manufacturers offering a comprehensive range of suspension products to both the retailer and garage workshops. A complete range containing 100% original quality parts. …

December
20
2017

Did you have problems starting your diesel engine this morning?

With the temperatures continuously dropping, a common issue for diesel-powered engines is problems starting in cold weather as diesel freezes. This can occur for a number of reasons and can be disastrous for the everyday driver. The good news? Actioil Diesel Treatment can not only treat your diesel system but it can also lower the …

December
20
2017

Checking clutch disks

Only install clutch disks that have been tested. ZF Aftermarket recommends always checking clutch disks for lateral runout before they are installed in the vehicle. The clutch disk is the component that makes the connection in the center of the clutch. It is a compact, very complicated component which is subjected to heavy loads. Together …

December
20
2017

Installing Clutches

Professional clutch replacement Replacing the clutch of a manual transmission so expertly that the gears can be shifted again perfectly is mere routine for an automotive technician. However, as manufacturer analyses of some clutches that are subject to complaint show there are exceptions in certain cases. In these cases, the damage pattern proves that observing …

December
14
2017

Causes of slipping clutches

Clutch slip may have various causes. Besides the clutch pressure plate and the clutch disk, the problem is often found in the release system. Additional causes include an incorrectly remachined flywheel or installation of the wrong clutch. Therefore, check: Release system wear, freedom of movement, adjustment Verify that the parts are correct for the vehicle …

December
11
2017

Expert Tips for Changing Timing Belts

Detailed instructions for timing belt kit CT999WP1 in a Fiat Panda MY 2004, 44 kW 1.2-liter engines up to engine number 2533528 with engine code 188.A4.000 ContiTech shows how to avoid errors when changing belts

December
11
2017

Timing belt tensioner installation and setup

The newly designed Gates timing belt tensioner, part number T43143, differs from the OE in that the Gates pulley does not come pre-tensioned and therefore does not require a securing pin

December
8
2017

Clutch does not disengage.

Causes If the clutch does not disengage, the problem is not necessarily the clutch itself. Frequent causes include faults in the release system, a jammed pilot bearing, or non-compliance with important installation requirements. Therefore, check: Were all professional check points observed during installation? Clutch release system Worn parts? Cable, hydraulics, pivot points. Correct setting?   …

December
7
2017

Pre-bleeding the hydraulic brake system

If you have vehicles in your workshop with EDS, EDS/ASR or EDS/ASR/ESP where a chamber in the brake fluid reservoir is completely empty, or if you need to undertake special bleeding because leaks have been found, this clip is ideal for you.

December
4
2017