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Damage Diagnostics on Chain Drives

Cause: Poor quality oil (e.g. water or dirt in oil, used oil) Lack of lubrication (blocked oil nozzles) Very high mileage Corrosion Blocked or not working tensioners Poor running shafts (do not turn smoothly) Note: The damage can be detected by a well-run chain tensioner or by a test measurement of the chain pitch. Cause: …

May
8
2022

Unused radiator connections

Certain radiators can be used for multiple engine and transmission combinations. As a result, some connections are not used.

May
6
2022

Watch and Work Know-how – V-ribbed belts

Whether you are replacing a timing belt or timing chain, the “Watch and Work” video series provides practical tips on how to replace drive components correctly. Videos are easy to understand, can be replayed at any time and are always geared to the requirements of technicians in auto repair shops. Topic of the video: V-ribbed …

May
4
2022

Dayco – Tensioner Replacement Tips

Tensioner Replacement Tips

May
2
2022

Noise from the timing belt drive

Problem: Noise from the timing belt drive Cause: When the timing belt drive is tensioned, not only fastening of the shafts (Figs. 4, 5 and 6) but also loosening the camshaft sprocket and the high-pressure pump sprocket (Figs. 4 and 5) are essential. Otherwise, the belt tension is not distributed over the entire belt drive. …

May
1
2022

Clean hubs matter!

Clean hubs matter! Remember to always clean the hub faces with a wire brush to remove rust, reduce vibrations and noise! It will ultimately prevent comebacks, especially on older cars!

April
29
2022

Cabin air filters, a fast-growing market

The importance of the product The main purpose of the cabin air filter is to protect against pollution (dust, soot, combustion gases, bacteria, pollen) that we breathe inside our vehicles daily without realising it. Poor air quality inside the vehicle causes: allergies, throat irritation, sneezing; tiredness after long periods of driving; poor visibility due to …

April
27
2022

How to install TRICO Force wiper blades on your vehicle

TRICO Force Watch & learn how to efficiently remove windshield wiper blades with our step-by-step instructional videos.

April
26
2022

Brand new DMF locked – what’s going on here?

Some Dual Mass Flywheels (DMF) originally fitted by Hyundai, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Renault and Volvo are equipped with a locking pin on certain applications. This prevents both masses from being twisted against each other. This simplifies the factory installation process during production and at the same time serves as a kind of transportation lock.  Workshops often …

April
25
2022

Auxiliary & Back-up Automotive Batteries Explained

Auxiliary Battery Overview Modern vehicles with CO2 reduction technologies, high levels of specification, and new electronic driver aids may feature an auxiliary battery alongside the main vehicle starter battery or high voltage system battery on Hybrid and electric vehicles. Auxiliary batteries vary in size and specification dependent on the demands placed on it by the …

April
22
2022