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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

SACHS: Procedure for cleaning the contact surfaces

Rough engine running and noises when starting or switching off the engine are in some cases too quickly associated with a possible dual-mass flywheel (DMF) defect. Often though the cause of these faults can be found in an unexpected place – in the vehicle electrical system. In this workshop tip we look at this issue …

August
9
2021

VARTA: Capacity and Cycle Life

In the beginning of this video we’re quite technical, but with getting through it, you understand how the capacity of a battery is determined and how a higher capacity allows you to drain more energy out of the little box installed in your vehicle.

August
6
2021

Land Rover Freelander 2 TD4 Clutch Replacement with LuK

​​​​​​​2008 Land Rover Freelander 2 TD4 fitted with a 2.2 TDI engine, the vehicle has covered just over 133,000 miles and the vehicle has been brought into the workshop with reported clutch slip, a short road test confirmed this and clutch replacement was advised. On an initial inspection this can look quite a large job …

August
3
2021

Yuasa: AGM & EFB Automotive Batteries Explained

AGM Explained Improved active mass efficiency, through better absorption of the acid Increased lifespan due to minimal active material shedding due to battery design Higher cold start values Totally Maintenance Free – zero water consumption Spill proof/leak proof Designed to meet latest OEM vehicle demands Compatible with sensitive electronic equipment AGM technology now factory fitted …

July
26
2021

NGK: Prevention of Spark Plug Ceramic Insulator Cracks

This video describes how spark plugs can be damaged during installation by using a poor quality spark plug socket wrench. It explains which features a good spark plug socket wrench should have.

July
19
2021

febi: NVH in the Car: What’s Behind It

NVH – this abbreviation is used again and again when it comes to annoying vibrations in the vehicle. But, what do these three letters stand for? They stand for “Noise, Vibrations, and Harshness”. This refers to all disruptive noises and vibrations that can be felt or heard during a car journey. Here is a more precise look …

June
29
2021

LuK: Fiat 500 Abarth Clutch Replacement

Fiat 500’s sporty little offspring set us a challenge larger than the car itself. With a book time of 5.5 hrs and a manufacturer recommending the engine should be removed to change the clutch we felt that was a bit traumatic (and impossible) so we set out with a more conventional approach even if it …

June
22
2021

NTN-SNR: Recommendations for the correct fitment of CVJ’s

Recommendations for the correct fitment of CVJ’s

June
18
2021

Replacing Stabilizer Mounts with ZF

Stabilizer mounts defective? The symptoms Noise coming from near the axles is often difficult to locate. The many different components in a passenger car axle often make a fast, reliable diagnosis a timeconsuming process. The first thing to check is then normally the suspension, stabilizer links, tie rods and compression ball joints. The stabilizer is …

June
15
2021