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Repair notes for brake lines and hand-brake cables

August
14
2018

Why was the VW Passat ‘smoking’?

EEC Technical Trainer Stuart Still investigates a VW Passat 2.0D – Black Smoke Emitted and Misfire on Idle I was recently presented with a VW Passat 2.0 D that had 225K miles on the clock and was fitted with a Bosch EDC 1.5 system. The main symptoms were hesitation and misfire on idle and I …

August
9
2018

Reading a Spark Plug-NGK Spark Plugs

Have you ever wondered how to “read” a spark plug? This video describes in detail the best process to examine a spark plug and assess its condition.

August
6
2018

1995 Camaro starting problem

Case study of a 1995 Camaro that has difficulty starting at times.

August
3
2018

How to Remove and Replace a Starter in Your Car | DIY Starter Installation

Learn how to remove and replace a starter in your car or truck. When your car doesn’t start, it’s time to change your starter. In this video we give you a lot of tips and tricks to install a Mahle starter in an easy way.

July
31
2018

Diesel know-how Electronically controlled diesel injection systems for cars

The diesel engine has a high degree of efficiency. this makes it economical and cost-efficient. No other internal combustion engine is as versatile as the compression-ignition engine.

July
26
2018

Valve Train Components Technology and Failure Diagnosis

Internal combustion engines require a cyclic supply of fresh air and the exhaust air produced during combustion must be removed. In a 4-stroke combustion engine, the intake of fresh air and removal of exhaust air is called charge exchange. In the course of several charge exchange cycles, the cylinder control devices (inlet and outlet ports) …

July
19
2018

Retrofitting of the V-ribbed belts on Renault 1.4 /1.6 16 V engines with K4J/ K4M air conditioning

The belt is very noisy, wears quickly and exhibits signs of abrasion. Because of the sideways oscillation, the tensile member, including the ribs, might rip out of the belt. If a timing belt starts slipping as a result, this can, in turn, lead to serious engine damage.

July
16
2018

Water pump, Bearing: broken, noisy, leaking

Water pump, Bearing: broken, noisy, leaking Causes: Wear Liquid infiltrations in the bearing Incorrect tension of the belt Presence of sealant in the system Presence of foreign matter, rust, plastic residues in the system Actions: Replace the pump Thoroughly clean the system Check the correct tension of the timing belt and other transmission components

June
29
2018

What killed the cat?

Although folklore may claim the feline variety has 9 lives, the vehicle ‘cat’ certainly does not. In this article published in May’s PMM magazine, our Technical Trainer Stuart Still explains why a comprehensive diagnostic routine should be undertaken before condemning emissions components. A great deal of my time is spent fault finding and diagnosing emission faults, …

June
27
2018