• Safely Replacing TVD Bolts

    Trying to decide whether it’s safe to re-use a Torsional Vibration Damper (TVD) bolt is not straightforwa ...

    Trying to decide whether it’s safe to re-use a Torsional Vibration Damper (TVD) bolt is not straightforward. For a start, not all bolts are the same, not all TVDs are mounted in the same way, and they ...

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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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  • How to Fit a Timing Belt on a Skoda Fabia

    Timing belt replacement guide on a 2013 Skoda Fabia, Monte Carlo Engine: 1.6 TDi, 16-valve (engine CAYC) ...

    Timing belt replacement guide on a 2013 Skoda Fabia, Monte Carlo Engine: 1.6 TDi, 16-valve (engine CAYC) following issues with timing belt noise. ...

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  • TVD & Multi-Ribbed Belt Installation

    Reducing the risk of premature drive system failure. ...

    Reducing the risk of premature drive system failure. ...

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  • Replacing Thermostats Along with Water Pumps

    Gates explains why it makes sense to replace thermostats along with the water pump.  It is good garage pr ...

    Gates explains why it makes sense to replace thermostats along with the water pump.  It is good garage practice to change the water pump as part of a scheduled drive system maintenance programme. This ...

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  • PMM June 2017 – OUT NOW!!

    The June issue of Professional Motor Mechanic Magazine 2017 has hit the streets! PMM June includes all th ...

    The June issue of Professional Motor Mechanic Magazine 2017 has hit the streets! PMM June includes all the latest news, technical hints and repair advice, as well as the newest tools and products from ...

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  • Solving the Subaru Snag

    Why a new 'spacer' tool, from Gates, is the ideal solution. A new specialist tool, developed to resolve i ...

    Why a new 'spacer' tool, from Gates, is the ideal solution. A new specialist tool, developed to resolve issues in the drive systems of certain Subaru applications, demonstrates the success of a philos ...

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  • PMM March 2017 – OUT NOW!!

    The March issue of Professional Motor Mechanic Magazine 2017 has hit the streets! PMM March includes all ...

    The March issue of Professional Motor Mechanic Magazine 2017 has hit the streets! PMM March includes all the latest news, technical hints and repair advice, as well as the newest tools and products fr ...

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  • PMM February 2017 – OUT NOW!!

    The February issue of Professional Motor Mechanic Magazine 2017 has hit the streets! PMM February include ...

    The February issue of Professional Motor Mechanic Magazine 2017 has hit the streets! PMM February includes all the latest news, technical hints and repair advice, as well as the newest tools and produ ...

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  • How to fit tensioner T43133

    Gates shows us how to fit tensioner T43133 on a Hyundai, Kia 1.5, 2.0 and 2.2 D. ...

    Gates shows us how to fit tensioner T43133 on a Hyundai, Kia 1.5, 2.0 and 2.2 D. ...

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