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...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...

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  • LuK Clutch Academy VW Crafter CR 35TDi
  • Dec 15

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...VW Crafter CR 35TDi LuK Clutch Academy The Volkswagen Crafter, launched in 2006, is becoming a popular commercial vehicle on Irish roads and is available in many model ranges. LuK takes a look at the CR35TDi LWB in this handy guide on clutch replacement. The Crafter is a re-badged...

...AC Servicing - system flushing To perform properly, the AC system must be clinically clean inside the loop. Refrigerant and lubricant working in high temperatures and pressures, as well as components with precise mechanisms (compressor, expansion devices), require cleanliness for optima...

...Common turbo problems - REA/SREA failure modes Rotary Electronic Actuators (REA) or Simple Rotary Electronic Actuators (SREA) are fitted to many variable geometry turbos and control the variable vane movement. This TechTip from Melett explores the benefits of the these actuators, and poss...

...Opel Astra-K: Brakes binding Question: We are having difficulty finding the cause of a brake binding fault on a 2015 Opel Astra. The brakes are being lightly applied without the pedal being depressed. We have checked the brake calipers and they are not sticking. Can you assist us? Answ...



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