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Checking the Vehicle electrical systems & 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 …

February
1
2022

Oil Consumption: What Is Normal?

Having to pull over because a warning light appears on the dashboard? The oil light may come on at the most inconvenient times. This pesky light can indicate, among other things, that the oil level is too low. But it can also indicate an abnormal oil pressure, a clogged oil filter, a malfunctioning oil pump …

January
28
2022

Yuasa: Why test batteries?

A vehicle’s battery is rarely checked by workshops unless a problem is reported, so its health is unknown to the driver or technician. There may be no obvious signs, but if it is heavily discharged or defective it will fail when the weather gets colder. When a non-start situation occurs it causes considerable distress for …

January
25
2022

How Do I Know When My Wiper Blades Need Changing?

Windscreen wipers are a vital but often overlooked safety feature of your car. Specifically, the wiper blade which contacts your windscreen removes dirt, ice, rain, snow, ice, and road grime from your view. It’s imperative this humble device is operating at its best to ensure you have a clear and unimpeded view when driving.  But …

January
22
2022

How to extend the life of your battery

When it comes to charging a battery outside of the vehicle or application, the right treatment can make all the difference. To get the most out of your VARTA battery, there are a few tricks to keep in mind. 1. Disconnect the cables This is very important: Disconnect the cable leading to the negative terminal first! …

January
18
2022

First Line Ltd. offers advice on common challenges with replacing lower suspension arms

First Line Ltd. has issued best practice advice on the common challenge of replacing the lower suspension arms on the Land Rover Discovery III/IV or Range Rover Sport. First Line Ltd. recognises, that under normal conditions, suspension arms typically need to be replaced at around 75,000 to 85,000 miles due to the wear of the …

January
11
2022

LuK dual mass flywheel with sensor ring – 415 0564 10 – 415 0796 10

In this Drive/Train video, Darragh looks at LuK dual mass flywheel 415 0564 10 and explains how it needs to be fitted using an indent on the crankshaft as opposed to relying on a dowel pin. This is a part of our #drivetrainqr code program. #DriveTrain #ExpressSpares #clutchandflywheel #partstoolsknowledge

January
8
2022

Dayco wheel bearing kit KWD1001

The Dayco wheel bearing kit KWD1001 comes with assembly accessories. Note: The installation position of KWD1001 usually is on front axle but, for 4WD versions only, it can be also on the rear axle. Assembly Procedure Loosen the hub nut by no more than 90°. Raise the vehicle on the lift positioning it perfectly horizontal. …

January
4
2022

Delphi: ADAS camera calibration using Delphi Technologies DS diagnostics

In this video we will calibrate the front camera, using the Delphi Technologies DS software and the CRC-150 equipment.

December
17
2021

SACHS: Self-Adjusting Clutches XTend PC Type I, II, III, IV

Self-Adjusting Clutches XTend PC Type I, II, III, IV

December
13
2021