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...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...

...    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...

...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, 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...

...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...

...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.     ...

...When empty, a valve located at the bottom of the Knecht Filter KC195 filter, which is fitted to numerous diesel powered Alfa Romeo, FIAT, PSA and LDV vehicles is free to move up and down within a cage.   This valve is designed for water drainage and locati...

...Spark Plug specialist NGK has issued advice on plug replacement on BMW N43 and N53 engines, which were fitted with ZKBR7A-HTU NGK spark plugs as original equipment. The engines feature on the BMW 1 series and under the bonnet of a 3, 5 or 6 model. The spark plug is a semi-surface type,...



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