Technical
  • Filter Myth Busting

    In the first of a two-part series, MANN- FILTER addresses some common myths associated with filters. ...

    In the first of a two-part series, MANN- FILTER addresses some common myths associated with filters. ...

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  • Shock Absorber Replacement Guide; Mini One

    KYB runs through the process for replacing the front shock absorbers on the Mini One, One D, Cooper, Coop ...

    KYB runs through the process for replacing the front shock absorbers on the Mini One, One D, Cooper, Cooper D, Cooper S, Cooper SD (R56, R57) (10.06-). ...

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  • Changes in the Battery Market

    Ecobat explains why garages need to be clued up on changes in the battery market. ...

    Ecobat explains why garages need to be clued up on changes in the battery market. ...

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  • Avoiding Vapour Lock

    PMM spoke to brake specialist Ferodo, a brand of Federal-Mogul, to gain some insight into how vapour lock ...

    PMM spoke to brake specialist Ferodo, a brand of Federal-Mogul, to gain some insight into how vapour lock can be avoided, diagnosed and corrected. ...

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  • The Importance of Correct Tyre Inflation

    Having the correct tyre pressure is important for numerous reasons. From tyre lifespan, to safety and fue ...

    Having the correct tyre pressure is important for numerous reasons. From tyre lifespan, to safety and fuel economy, having too much or too little air in your tyres can have wide-ranging implications. ...

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  • EFB Guidance

    There seems an air of mystery about EFB batteries and how to look after them. The reality is that there i ...

    There seems an air of mystery about EFB batteries and how to look after them. The reality is that there is no mystery at all. PMM has asked Rotronics, the UK partner for Midtronics and CTEK, to explai ...

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  • Bright Sparks

    Tim Howes, of NGK Spark Plugs, explains why the spark plug is the pacemaker at the heart of every petrol ...

    Tim Howes, of NGK Spark Plugs, explains why the spark plug is the pacemaker at the heart of every petrol engine. ...

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  • Turbo Fault Diagnosis: Is an Electronic Fault Responsible?

    Removing a turbocharger unnecessarily due to misdiagnosis is a common occurrence. With a focus on Rotary ...

    Removing a turbocharger unnecessarily due to misdiagnosis is a common occurrence. With a focus on Rotary Electronic Actuator (REA) and Simple Rotary Electronic Actuator (SREA) faults, Tom Wright, Mele ...

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  • Throttle Valve Sensor Diagnosis & Replacement

    If the malfunction indicator lamp suddenly lights up and the car judders on acceleration, or the fuel con ...

    If the malfunction indicator lamp suddenly lights up and the car judders on acceleration, or the fuel consumption is unusually high, a defective throttle valve sensor may be at the root of the problem ...

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  • Premature Accessory Belt Drive System Failure

    The premature failure of an accessory belt drive system in a 2001 Peugeot 306 1.8D 8V (engine code XUD7) ...

    The premature failure of an accessory belt drive system in a 2001 Peugeot 306 1.8D 8V (engine code XUD7) provides another mechanical mystery for the Gates inspector to solve. ...

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