• Spark plugs explored

    Engine combustion is a fascinating topic to gain an understanding of, particularly when comparing compres ...

    Engine combustion is a fascinating topic to gain an understanding of, particularly when comparing compression and spark ignition. It’s not hard to see the convergence and similarity between gasoline ( ...

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  • How Cataclean can help reduce emissions

    There’s lots of reasons that cars fail MOTs, but emissions doesn’t have to be one of them. Here, William ...

    There’s lots of reasons that cars fail MOTs, but emissions doesn’t have to be one of them. Here, William Jones, Sales Director at Cataclean, discusses the benefits of taking preventive steps to keep y ...

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  • EGR cleaning – a comprehensive guide

    Author: Gary Wood, The Diesel Doctor (TerraClean operator) The first thing that you need to understand is ...

    Author: Gary Wood, The Diesel Doctor (TerraClean operator) The first thing that you need to understand is that this tool is not just for cleaning the EGR valve, but the whole EGR system instead. The p ...

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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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  • EGR valve testing - the key steps

    These days, Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) systems are commonplace on a wide range of petrol and diesel ...

    These days, Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) systems are commonplace on a wide range of petrol and diesel engines in an attempt to reduce nitrogen oxide exhaust emissions. Due to the harsh operating en ...

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  • Techron: Fuel system cleaners

    Today’s modern engines are at the mercy of many variables that could ultimately affect the overall perfor ...

    Today’s modern engines are at the mercy of many variables that could ultimately affect the overall performance and longevity of your customers’ cars. The indifferent quality of the fuel available on f ...

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  • DPFs - how to perform a 'forced regeneration'

    TOOL USED: SOCIO 400 DIAGNOSTIC UNIT, AVAILABLE FROM TECNODIAGNOSTICS 1. Open the software and click into ...

    TOOL USED: SOCIO 400 DIAGNOSTIC UNIT, AVAILABLE FROM TECNODIAGNOSTICS 1. Open the software and click into ‘Car-MPV’. 2. Select your vehicle. 3. Once vehicle is selected you will then see the full syst ...

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  • How does a Diesel Particulate Filter work?

    The exhaust emissions standards for new cars have effectively required fitment of a Diesel Particulate Fi ...

    The exhaust emissions standards for new cars have effectively required fitment of a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) in the exhaust of diesel cars since 2009; this is when the 'Euro 5' standard as we k ...

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  • Exhaust system failures - common causes

    The exhaust system can become damaged due to various problems, which can be grouped into three different ...

    The exhaust system can become damaged due to various problems, which can be grouped into three different categories: rust, vibrations and incorrect use. All three categories will eventually generate f ...

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  • Catalyic converter failure - was the cat to blame?

    Although, we’re delivering this message in a slightly unusual way, the purpose of this article is to ulti ...

    Although, we’re delivering this message in a slightly unusual way, the purpose of this article is to ultimately get you to think differently about the way modern catalytic converters and DPFs work. Wi ...

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