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Why a reference library of ‘known values’ makes sense

Creating a reference library of ‘known’ vehicle behaviour in a variety of conditions can help garages to overcome emissions problems relating to Lambda sensors, as Daniel Barker, TEXA’s Technical Manager, explains.   Looking at the calls logged through our technical helpline recently I was amazed to find that one of our most popular reports still …

July
27
2015

How to use a 4 gas analyser to spot potential problems

Although the humble 4 gas analyser is seen as an essential tool to carry out an MOT, I’m still surprised at how little information is retrieved by the technician after completing an emissions test, to aid with fault diagnosis. The problem is that the MOT only requires values of CO and HC plus a Lambda …

July
27
2015

Blue Print instruction on Essential Electrical Skills – Part 1

Essential electrical skills

July
22
2015

Solving noise problems: Ferodo Tips for correct brake removal

If a road test is possible, carry this out first, and note the conditions under which the noise occurs.

July
21
2015

Spark Plugs Feature – The Small Giant

When it comes to automotive components the spark plug is the small giant of the powertrain. If someone else has coined that phrase before I apologise, but it is an extremely good description of the component that is the pacemaker at the heart of every petrol engine, the spark plug. Precise control of ignition  has …

July
20
2015

Glowplug overview

Tim Howes, Deputy General Manager – Supply Chain & Technical Service, NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd give an overview of the main types of glow plugs, and which ones a Motor Factor should stiock.

July
20
2015

Ford S-Max – TDCI

The Ford S-Max is the clutch fitter’s dream. Really easy to do and with a few pointers from LuK it should be easy to beat the book time of around five hours. The S-Max has proved a popular purchase in the UK and Ireland after gaining a reputation for reliability and quality and as a …

July
20
2015

Toyota Aygo 1.0 – Semi Automatic Transmission

The LuK technical team looks at the Toyota Aygo, which was launched in 2005, and advises independent garages undertaking the four hour clutch repair, tackling the semi automatic transmission in this article. If the vehicle has alloy wheels then it is a good possibility that they are secured with anti theft bolts so make sure …

July
20
2015

Honda CR-V 2.2cdti

The Honda CR-V launched in 1995 is a popular multi-purpose vehicle which is now onto its fourth generation. LuK takes a look at the clutch replacement on the third generation 2.2cdti model. This handy guide should prove to be a worthwhile read for any garage in the aftermarket. No special tools are required to complete …

July
20
2015

Common causes of brake noise

There are a number of reasons why brakes make a noise, however, the problem does not always arise from the brake pads themselves. Global leader in brake technology, Mintex, discusses the most common reasons: New pads fitted with old discs Probably the most common cause of complaint has nothing to do with the new pads …

July
3
2015