• Are you Boxing Clever?

    Now in its tenth year, NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd’s BoxClever garage loyalty scheme has been a huge success ...

    Now in its tenth year, NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd’s BoxClever garage loyalty scheme has been a huge success since its launch.  Based on the same principles as many retail-specific reward initiatives tha ...

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  • Ignition coils: common faults

    The experts at Mobiletron detail why changes in ignition system technology has created a need for more ad ...

    The experts at Mobiletron detail why changes in ignition system technology has created a need for more advanced ignition coils and how technicians can overcome some of the associated issues with these ...

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  • Lambda sensors explored

    Tim Howes, Deputy General Manager – Supply Chain & Technical Service, NGK Spark Plugs (UK), looks at the ...

    Tim Howes, Deputy General Manager – Supply Chain & Technical Service, NGK Spark Plugs (UK), looks at the origins of vehicle Lambda sensors and the various types. ...

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  • It pays to go for reman

    When an ABS light illuminates on the dashboard of a VAG or BMW it can indicate a problem that will start ...

    When an ABS light illuminates on the dashboard of a VAG or BMW it can indicate a problem that will start as an intermittent fault and, over time, will become permanent and need repairing. ...

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  • ECU remapping – What is it?

    Q.How does an ECU control the engine and why is it so important? Modern cars are much more reliable, more ...

    Q.How does an ECU control the engine and why is it so important? Modern cars are much more reliable, more efficient, develop more power, last longer and require less servicing than their older counter ...

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  • Sensor fitting tips – ABS and camshaft sensors

    ABS sensor fitment It is a common problem that, after replacing the ABS sensor, the warning light is stil ...

    ABS sensor fitment It is a common problem that, after replacing the ABS sensor, the warning light is still illuminated. The standard practice of clearing the code by re-setting the ECU does not always ...

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  • Hybrid technology - diagnosing high voltage systems

    Advances in the motor industry mean that many people find it hard to keep up with the technology. The gen ...

    Advances in the motor industry mean that many people find it hard to keep up with the technology. The general consensus seems to be that these “advances” just mean that the vehicle manufacturers want ...

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  • How to test Air Mass Meters while they're still on the vehicle

    Believe it or not, potentially faulty Air Mass Meters can be checked whilst the component is still fitted ...

    Believe it or not, potentially faulty Air Mass Meters can be checked whilst the component is still fitted to the vehicle. Although it may not be possible to conduct the same extensive testing that AMM ...

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  • The crucial role of NOx sensors

    Due to the need for a reduction in response time delays and the ever increased accuracy of the control sy ...

    Due to the need for a reduction in response time delays and the ever increased accuracy of the control systems of the modern internal combustion engine, some new and very specific sensor technologies ...

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  • A scope: A key to diagnostic dilemmas

    It’s not such a long time ago that oscilloscopes were once the reserve of scientists, with their use main ...

    It’s not such a long time ago that oscilloscopes were once the reserve of scientists, with their use mainly focused on measuring complex signals in laboratories. As we all know, though, the cost of so ...

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