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Toyota Prius Brake Bleed

Toyota Prius brake bleed process. You may need to bleed the brakes as part of a routine service (e.g. brake fluid change – as outlined by the manufacturer’s service schedule) or when completing other jobs such as replacing the brake calipers, brake lines or hoses.

July
3
2020

Superkit Installation

This video demonstrates how to replace brake shoes and wheel cylinders using a TRW Superkit (pre-assembled brake shoe kit).

July
1
2020

Ignition Coil Function

The ignition coil is a high voltage (low current) transformer that converts the vehicle’s 12 volt power supply to the 25-30,000 volts required to jump the gap of the spark plug, thus instigating combustion. How Ignition Coils Work With the development of engine management, ignition coils have undergone a complete redesign. Gone are the traditional …

June
29
2020

Rear Disc and Pad Change

This video demonstrates the steps required to change the rear brake discs and pads of a Hyundai i40. Unlike most disc and pad changes this process requires input from suitable diagnostic equipment as the i40 has an Electric Parking Brake or EPB.

June
25
2020

The low down on Thermostats

Gates identifies thermostats as an area of strong product growth. A prolonged period of cold weather, principally in February and March 2013 extended the replacement season for thermostats and caused a surge in sales. Gates is already reporting a sales rise of more than 50% in this sector compared with figures for 2012 – and 2012 …

June
19
2020

Corrosion and how it affects braking systems from Apec

Corrosion is a natural process that deteriorates metal or its properties because of a reaction with the environment. The corrosion that we are most familiar with is the formation of rust on the surface of metals when they are exposed to Oxygen and moisture. Rust is Hydrated Iron Oxide which is the by-product produced by …

June
15
2020

Honing Perfection

Federal-Mogul Engine Expertise shares some insight on honing – the finishing touch for the perfect cylinder bore. Cylinder bore honing is a highly effective way to improve the bottom end of an engine. It is an essential step after an engine re-bore, as a “tidying-up” procedure. Cylinder bore honing is also effectively remedy’s an engine …

June
13
2020

Borg & Beck advises on cabin filter replacement

Replacing Cabin Filters when a vehicle is in for a service is usually part of the service schedule, but it is quite often overlooked, as many vehicle owners don’t know they exist or what they are for and therefore are not willing to pay for it to be replaced. “With a few key questions, for …

June
8
2020

Autoelectro presents trio of diagnosis and solution examples

Autoelectro, the independent remanufacturer of starter motors and alternators for car and commercial applications, has diagnosed and resolved three specific issues affecting three different applications. Vehicle manufacturers, Renault, Fiat and Mercedes, all feature in the Bradford company’s latest technical bulletin, available free-of-charge on Autoelectro’s website, and demonstrates the level of its considerable technical expertise. Focusing …

June
1
2020

Ryans Automotive: DPF filter regeneration modes

Figures mentioned here are general figures and may very from brand to brand The Engine Control Module (ECM) of the engine determines continually the amount of the soot mass (particles) in the particle filter and estimates the remaining operational range. The determination is based on the amount of intake air, injected fuel and load factor. …

May
28
2020