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...Audi Q7 - Noise from the front suspension Question: A customer of ours has a 2008 Audi Q7 and they are complaining of an abnormal noise from the front suspension when driving over rough roads. We have heard the noise on road test, but cannot pin point the source of the noise with a visu...

...Trouble Tracer Brake Pads Brake specialists Ferodo have produced a useful fault diagnosis chart to highlight the issues that can result from incorrect brake pad fitment, pad handling and other brake problems. Below are some of the examples from the chart. Pad Contamination (1)
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...Brake pads - use related damage Brake pads are subjected to extreme conditions during ordinary service. Mintex details some types of physical damage that can be seen on brake pads, possible causes and what types of damage are acceptable. Surface cracks on friction material Surface cra...

...DPF Regeneration Modes A Diesel Particulate Filters (DPF) traps soot that naturally occurs during normal diesel combustion. Several modes are used by manufacturers to burn the trapped soot into ash. Ryan Automotive's Seamus Ryan provides an overview of the various modes and how they func...

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  • A Mazda without a spark
  • Dec 15

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...A Mazda without a spark A Mazda MX-5 (MK2) was coming out of hibernation to enjoy the brief spring sunshine. The owner noticed that their pride and joy was not performing as well as it should. After a bit of tinkering, changing the spark plugs and the air filter, they decided to take it...

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  • LuK Clutch Academy Opel Meriva 1.4P
  • Sep 19

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...LuK Clutch Academy Opel Meriva 1.4P REPXPERT Alistair Mason replaces the clutch on an Opel Meriva after the customer reported that the clutch was 'slipping'. Like other Opels, components are bolted to the subframe, which has to be lowered, so these helpful tips from LuK should help speed...

...An Astra lacking power A 2003 Opel Astra 1.7DTI was lacking power, and the customer had been told that the engine ECU was suspected of being faulty, as it wasn't switching the boost control solenoid. Seamus Ryan of Ryans Automotive recounts how the true cause of the problem was easily d...

...Turbo failure: causes and repair Damage to the turbine is one of the primary reasons behind poor turbo performance, or even complete component failure. Mahle explains how contamination, of some form, is generally responsible, and steps to take after a failed turbo has been replaced....

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  • LuK Clutch Academy Volvo V50
  • May 18

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...LuK Clutch Academy Volvo V50 This month, REPXPERT's Alistair Mason replaced the clutch on a 2010 Volvo V50, fitted with a 1.6TDi. The car had covered slightly less than 160,000 miles and reportedly suffered from the clutch 'slipping'. This engine is common between Volvo, Ford, Mini, Mazda...

...LuK Clutch Academy - Mini One (R52) REPXPERT Alistair Mason, is replacing the clutch assembly in a 2008 Mini One (R52), that has covered more than 72,000 miles. The customer had reported that the clutch was “slipping” under load, and a short road test confirmed the clutch was at the e...



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