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DMF Stress Test tips from ZF Aftermarket

In spite of ever greater horsepower and higher torques, today’s vehicles actually run very smoothly. The dual-mass flywheel (DMF) plays a crucial role in this by absorbing and almost completely eliminating torsional vibrations with its integrated spring and damping system. If a mechanic does hear unusual noises, the DMF is usually the first port of call even though in many cases it isn’t the source of the problem. Here, ZF Aftermarket experts explain how to identify the possible cause of an unusual noise; before leaping to the wrong conclusion and exchanging the component unnecessarily. (more…)
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Debunking common HID myths

A new site providing information on Xenon HID bulbs, including debunking common HID myths has been launched. www.ringautomotive.com/en/refit-hids has been launched by vehicle lighting specialists Ring to give technicians and HID stockists all the resources and information they need about replacing xenon HIDs. Xenon HIDs are fitted on around ten per cent of the UK car parc, yet there remains myths and concerns around them in the aftermarket. With the new site, Ring says it wants to provide the facts around how HID headlight systems work, how often HID bulbs should be replaced, how to identify a quality bulb and...
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Meyle’s five steps for a clean cooling system

Thorough and regular flushing is one of the decisive steps in the maintenance of cooling systems. Contamination, e. g. due to the incorrect use of sealing compound in the cooling system, reduces the cooling capacity in the long run and can lead to premature failure of the water pump mechanical seal. (more…)
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HGV clutch and flywheel fitment and removal made easy by Laser Tools

New to the Laser Tools’ HGV range is this clutch & flywheel jack (part number 7249), designed to remove, install and transport (in the lowered position) 14 inch and 15½ inch double-disc clutches and/or flywheel assemblies as fitted to HGV vehicles. (more…)
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New Motorservice packaging defeats counterfeiters

The Motorservice Group is the sales organization of Rheinmetall Automotive’s global aftermarket activities. It is a leading supplier of engine components for the spare parts market, encompassing the Kolbenschmidt, Pierburg, BF and TRW Engine Components brands. (more…)
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OSRAM: Experience the difference between standard halogen bulbs and upgrade bulbs!

Now you can see for your yourself the real difference in light output of halogen bulbs. This video compares a low quality standard bulbs with OSRAM ORIGINAL bulbs as well as leading upgrades: NIGHT BREAKER LASER and COOL BLUE INTENSE.

February
27
2018

Glow Plug fault-finding tips help shine a light on common ignition mishaps

DENSO’s Glow Plug range features leading OE technologies, allowing motorists to cold start their vehicles in sub-zero temperatures while providing extended post-heating temperatures to help lower emissions. However, with lower temperatures set to continue over the next few months, workshops will find degraded, broken or cracked Glow Plugs a common sight in customer vehicles, with …

February
26
2018

OSRAM ULTRA LIFE – Longlife Upgrade Halogen Headlight Bulbs

The OSRAM ULTRA LIFE® range is a popular long life halogen upgrade for motorists that drive for long periods of time with their lights on or where bulb replacements are complex. By fitting ULTRA LIFE® products motorists can be safe in the knowledge that their headlight bulbs will last longer and need replacing less often. …

February
26
2018

Mounting instructions for CT 984 K2 and CT1015 K2, e.g. Audi, VW 2.5 TDI V6

The tension lever chafes against the tensioning pulley. (Figure 1) This can result in serious damage to the engine.

February
25
2018

Hyundai i40 – Replacing rear brake discs and pads (EPB)

This video demonstrates the steps required to change the rear brake discs and pads of a Hyundai i40.

February
23
2018

OSRAM XENARC ULTRA LIFE Upgrade HID (Xenon) Bulbs

To compliment the popular halogen range, OSRAM are excited to introduce XENARC® ULTRA LIFE®. Whilst most standard HID bulbs have a longer lifetime than halogen bulbs XENARC® ULTRA LIFE® HID bulbs offer a massive 10 year guarantee and will last up to four times longer than standard Xenon (HID) bulbs. The XENARC® ULTRA LIFE® range …

February
23
2018

OSRAM Automotive: The Complete Bulb Range

The complete range of OSRAM Automotive bulbs. Upgrade bulbs for headlights, giving more light, better visibility and distinctive looks.

February
22
2018

Timing kit installation Skoda Octavia 2.0 TDI – Engine: CEGA

Timing kit installation. Timing belt and water pump replacement. Vehicle used as example for the KTBWP5630 kit assembly: Skoda Octavia 2.0 TDI.

February
21
2018

OSRAM Installer Programme – Sign Up Now!

The OSRAM Installer Programme offers an exclusive opportunity to garages, workshops and MOT test stations in the UK and Ireland to sign up and become a stockist and installer of the OSRAM OE automotive bulb and lighting range with one of the leading automotive bulb and lighting accessory manufacturers in the world. Signing up is …

February
21
2018

OSRAM NIGHT BREAKER LASER: performance upgrade bulbs that provide up to 130% more light!

New NIGHT BREAKER® LASER provide up to 130% more light on the road ahead compared to a standard OSRAM OE bulb. LASER also provides a longer light beam that reaches up to 40 metres further on the road ahead and a 20% whiter light compared to a standard halogen bulb. A combination of a highly …

February
20
2018