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...Over the last year, we have been getting a steady stream of enquiries about how Stop-Start works. Most garages have some idea of the basic principals of some systems, but there are many problems associated with Stop-Start operation across a wide range of vehicle types.     ...

...Since the introduction of Controller Area Networks (CAN) in cars in the 1983, Bosch has continued to improve this method of communication between control modules. Modern vehicles have up to 70 modules communicating on various bus networks. This added complexity has  many garages runni...

...A 1997 Jaguar XJ8 4.0 came into a subscriber’s workshop, with the customer asking for the injectors to be cleaned. Previous garages had tried to identify the cause of poor idle quality and none had been successful. The first step was to code read for any faults stored, only 1 was retr...

...Steve Carter of eXponentia takes us through a not uncommon fault that he observed in a Ford Mondeo TDCi, and shows how to identify and repair the fault in a timely manner.  Although this fault was unusual in its severity, the fault itself is not uncommon and given that this par...

...The importance of system knowledge for a good diagnostic process is now one of the primary factors for an accurate diagnosis of modern systems.Time taken to understand how every components in the system behaves in operation is a key factor.     Recently we have had several...

...In 1995 BMW introduced the EWS2 system for passive immobilisation of the engine management systems. This was the first time they installed transponders into the ignition key with a rolling type encryption code. The main function was that each time the key was cycled, the code in the tr...

...    Recently a workshop started a turbocharger repair on a Mondeo that took longer than normal, due to a customer trying to source his own (cheaper) parts. In the mean time, the key for the Mondeowas mislaid. The customer came with a spare key and the garage tried to pr...

...We are getting a large number of enquiries on the best way to diagnose a fault on the SRS or airbag system. There is a lot of fear from technicians on what is the safe way to repairing SRS systems.  First, remember you are dealing with explosvie components, and there are set rules...

...Recently, we have received several calls form garages relating to various fault lights on the BMW X3 E83.     The SRS, ABS/DSC and 4X4 system warnings lights are illuminated. On investigation, the main code seems to be the LEW sensor, or commonly known as the Steering Angle...

...A common problem we are having with the replacement of the brakes on BMW vehicles fitted with a condition based service indicator.  When checking the condition of the brakes on the service menu, the technician then performs a brake pad reset after replacing the pads. But the problem o...



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