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...ABS and ASB Systems Introduction Since the advent of the SNR-patented Active Sensor Bearing (or ASB®) system in 1997, there has been confusion over the differences between the meanings of ABS and ASB. ABS stands for Anti-Lock Braking system and simply indicates that a vehicle has...

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  • LuK Clutch Academy Mercedes C220 CDi
  • Mar 15

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...Mercedes C220 CDi LuK Clutch Academy Introduced in 2000 to replace the aging W202 range, the Mercedes C Class W203 is a proven contender for the competitive executive compact market. As many vehicles are no longer covered by the manufacturer’s warranty, this makes the Mercedes a perfect...

...Turbocharger system air leaks The turbocharger forces extra air into the engine's combustion chamber, increasing engine efficiency and power output. The turbo operates in demanding conditions, and relies on various systems in the vehicle. Regular vehicle service is of crucial importance...

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  • Toyota D-4D Suction Control Valve Replacement
  • Mar 15

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...Toyota D-4D Suction Control Valve Replacement Certain models of Toyota fitted with the 2.0 D-4D engine, can suffer from malfunctioning Suction Control Valves (SCV), causing running issues such as a sudden lack of power, which can be intermittent, and often puts the engine management lig...

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  • LuK Clutch Academy Nissan Navara 2.5 DDTi
  • Sep 19

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...LuK Clutch Academy Nissan Navara 2.5 DDTi REPXPERT Alistair Mason replaces the clutch and dual mass flywheel (DMF) on a Nissan Navara 2.5 DDTI, which had covered more than 103,000 miles. Following complaints of the clutch 'slipping', his assessment confirmed the cause, and a clutch and...

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  • Common Rail Diagnostics with Frank Massey
  • Feb 15

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...Common Rail Diagnostics The efficient and complete combustion of an oil based fuel is fraught with problems. It’s pretty much certain that additives, rather than thermal emission control, will dominate the current and near future diesel development. Autoinform’s Frank Massey describ...

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  • Battery care, maintenance & diagnosis
  • Sep 19

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...Battery care, maintenance & diagnosis The vehicle battery is a critical integrated component of the electronics network. Increasingly, it also is responsible for the total electromotive force in electrical vehicles. I will comment on this development later! Despite this, it remains litt...

...DSG filter & oil servicing A direct-shift gearbox (DSG) is an electronically controlled gearbox with 2 clutches, or in other words two manual gearboxes in one unit, controlled by electronics. Not a manual, but also not a traditional automatic gearbox, febi’s Collin Kennedy explains h...

...Intermittent Faults One of the most challenging issued faced by technicians is the intermittent fault that only occurs rarely, but has a big impact on the performance of a customer's car. It disappears just as fast, leaving behind it only a fault code. On investigation of the fault code,...

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  • An Overboosted Mitsubishi L200
  • Dec 14

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...An Overboosted Mitsubishi L200 The Mitsubishi L200 pick-up is well known for its ruggedness and load lugging capabilities. The example in question is a 2003 model, which is regularly put to work pulling a mini digger in addition to other ground work duties. The vehicle had covered over...



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