Technical
  • Gates provides belt tension advice

    Gates explains how failure to loosen the camshaft sprocket when setting belt tension can lead to disastro ...

    Gates explains how failure to loosen the camshaft sprocket when setting belt tension can lead to disastrous consequences for the engine. For most of the latest models of camshaft sprocket, the sprocke ...

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  • PICO takes a look at a vehicle charging fault

    PICO technician Ben Martins faces a Renault Kangoo that is refusing to charge. Here is how he tackled the ...

    PICO technician Ben Martins faces a Renault Kangoo that is refusing to charge. Here is how he tackled the problem… Vehicle information Vehicle: Renault Kangoo Engine code: 5AM 400 Year: 2014 Symptom: ...

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  • NSK provides wheel hub bearings replacement tips

    The technical team at NSK realises that the replacement of wheel hub bearings is often not an easy proces ...

    The technical team at NSK realises that the replacement of wheel hub bearings is often not an easy process, so has provided automotive technicians with a selection of professional tips to help avoid c ...

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  • DPF Doctor dives into a DPF clean

    In this month's surgery, DPF Doctor Barry Lawson of Ewan Lawson Motors demonstrates the importance of a t ...

    In this month's surgery, DPF Doctor Barry Lawson of Ewan Lawson Motors demonstrates the importance of a thorough vehicle assessment before diving into a DPF clean. Vehicle information: 2011 Mazda 3 2. ...

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  • PICO runs through a BMW fault: Part 2

    Following on from part one of this feature, we rejoin PICO Technician Steve Smith as he continues his bre ...

    Following on from part one of this feature, we rejoin PICO Technician Steve Smith as he continues his breakdown of how to locate the intermittent knocking noises coming from a troublesome BMW. After o ...

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  • Scantec solves a Ford Fiesta issue

    Ross Kemp of Scantec Automotive wrestles with a Ford Fiesta that was exhibiting a central locking problem ...

    Ross Kemp of Scantec Automotive wrestles with a Ford Fiesta that was exhibiting a central locking problem. Here’s how he managed to solve the issue… As a German car diagnostic specialist, I often find ...

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  • HELLA answers technician's queries

    Throughout lockdown, HELLA’s technical team has been working overtime answering the queries of troubled t ...

    Throughout lockdown, HELLA’s technical team has been working overtime answering the queries of troubled technicians. Here, the experts highlight two areas of particular concern. Vexing Vauxhalls HELLA ...

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  • Arnott Europe provides best practice advice

    Arnott Europe, the air suspension specialist, provides PMM readers with a refresher on best practice for ...

    Arnott Europe, the air suspension specialist, provides PMM readers with a refresher on best practice for working on air suspension systems as business starts to pick up pace once again. Safety and pre ...

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  • Dayco replaces Ford Focus timing belt

    The technical team at Dayco details how to replace the timing belt on a Ford Focus II 1.6L TDCi using the ...

    The technical team at Dayco details how to replace the timing belt on a Ford Focus II 1.6L TDCi using the KTBWP9140 Dayco Kit. As replacing the timing belt requires the removal of the auxiliary belt, ...

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  • Blue Print changes clutch in a Škoda

    This month, Charles Figgins, Technical Marketing Manager at Blue Print, replaced the clutch in a 2006 Ško ...

    This month, Charles Figgins, Technical Marketing Manager at Blue Print, replaced the clutch in a 2006 Škoda Roomster, which was fitted with a 1.2L TSi engine and a five-speed manual gearbox. The vehic ...

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