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Coolant and antifreeze checklist advice from Finol

Ireland has seen shifting weather patterns this year, with both extreme heat and cold. Therefore, it is essential that your engine is well protected in these conditions ensuring that your vehicle operates efficiently. The first step is choosing the right antifreeze/coolant for your vehicle. Coolant is a liquid that keeps our engines from overheating, while …

September
10
2021

SACHS: Changing shock absorbers

The shock absorber, which is also called the vibration damper, is mainly responsible for safety and driving comfort. Find out in this workshop tip when to change shock absorbers, and how to correctly install new ones. General note Our useful tips provide only an overview. The installation instructions and operating instructions provided by the vehicle …

September
10
2021

LuK: The Dry Double clutch

Since automatic torque converter transmissions have been in existence, their greatest advantage, gear shifts under load, has been highly valued. However, due to converter losses, automatic transmissions had considerably reduced efficiency in comparison with manual transmissions. For this reason, great efforts were already being made to develop a DCT from an early stage. The objective …

September
6
2021

ZF – the transmission parts experts

As an expert in transmission parts, ZF Aftermarket supplies all the components needed for an oil change.  From ZF Lifeguard Fluid transmission oil to oil change kits – every component is designed to be perfectly compatible with the relevant transmission.  To support this, through the ZF proTech initiative, in-depth training courses are available to help …

September
4
2021

Apec: Recurring Brake Judder

Originally the vehicle was taken into the garage to replace a worn set of front discs and pads. After replacing the parts, the vehicle was test driven and the garage satisfied with the work that had been done. The vehicle was handed back to the owner and all appeared fine. However, a month or so …

August
30
2021

VARTA: How does a battery work?

A battery stores electricity for future use. It develops voltage from the chemical reaction produced when two unlike materials, such as the positive and negative plates, are immersed in the electrolyte, a solution of sulphuric acid and water. In a typical lead-acid battery, the voltage is approximately 2 volts per cell, for a total of …

August
27
2021

NGK: Electrode Gap v’s Voltage

This video explains the relation of the spark plug gap and the ignition voltage. A larger gap than the vehicle / engine manufacturers specification can stress the ignition coil and increase the coil failure rate.

August
23
2021

Valeo: [Electrification] Battery thermal Management for every powertrain

The performance and durability of any electric vehicle is highly dependent on the conditions affecting its battery. Today, the range of such vehicles depends on the weather, and is adversely affected by very hot or very cold conditions. The time required to charge the battery is also a major concern for owners and users of …

August
20
2021

febi: Radiator Coolant: More Than Just Antifreeze

For many vehicle owners, the perceived demands placed on the coolant in their car’s cooling system are extremely low. In winter, the coolant should not freeze – in summer, it should not overheat. That’s it. In reality, however, the demands placed on coolants for modern engines are enormous. This is especially on account of the …

August
16
2021

febi: Timing belt inspection and replacement

The timing belt provides precise synchronization for the rotary motion of the crankshaft, camshaft and any other accessory drives of the internal combustion engine. This in turn controls the opening and closing of the intake and exhaust valves and the precise fuelling of the engine, which is essential for accurate timing, efficiency and durability.

August
13
2021