Technical

Technical

A tale of diminishing returns

A tale of diminishing returns

20 Mar 2013

Tony Bhogal of Autoelectro looks at an extremely dubious warranty return

 

A heated issue

A heated issue

09 Jan 2014

A choice between using an aftermarket and OE component gives Barnaby Donohew a headache

 

Power is nothing without control

Power is nothing without control

10 Jan 2014

A Golf with a list of DTCs eventually ends up at Frank’s manor

 

Take it step by step

Take it step by step

21 Jan 2014

Matt Cleevely, of Cleevely Motors in Cheltenham, investigates a cutting-out fault on a VW Passat Estate 2006

 

It’s logical Captain!

Its logical Captain

27 Jan 2014

Component testing hints and tips from James Dillon 

 

Wiped out

Wiped out

06 Feb 2014

Technician Andy Crook realises all is not what it seems with a modified Nissan

 

An induction in heat

An induction in heat

10 Feb 2014

Aftermarket's independent test bench tries out the BISON heat inductor from Boston

 

March test bench

March test bench

25 Feb 2014

This month's test bench our tester puts the Traction BSU3-125 through it paces, check out the results

 

Flush and fill...

Flush and fill

11 Feb 2014

Aftermarket's independent test bench tries out a Wynn's transmission flush unit. Check out the results here 

 

Cut through the jargon

Cut through the jargon

24 Feb 2014

Technical expert James Dillon offers technical tips for network analysis

 

A wire is still a wire...

A wire is still a wire

04 Mar 2014

Snap-on’s Diagnostic Product Specialist explains vehicle electronics systems

 

Sensing a commercial issue

Sensing a commercial issue

13 Mar 2014

Blue Print technical consultant Jim Gilmour tries out the new G-Scan 2 on an Isuzu N series

 

Prevent premature failure

Prevent premature failure

20 Mar 2014

Tim Howes, Deputy General Manager of NGK, on the benefits of bespoke over universal lambda sensors 

 

Steering along the right line

Steering along the right line

27 Mar 2014

Snap-on’s Diagnostic Product Specialist, examines steering angle sensors 

 

Reman from Motor Man

Reman from Motor Man

31 Mar 2014

Why buy new when a re-man can save money and work just as well as an OE part?

 

Running in parallel

Running in parallel

07 Apr 2014

The NHS and the aftermarket are not so dissimilar, as Euro 6 looms

 

Hybrids offer huge potential

Hybrids offer huge potential

14 Apr 2014

Dave McCall looks at hybrid vehicles and asks: ‘Why should we get involved?’

 

How to make diagnostics pay

How to make diagnostics pay

21 Apr 2014

James Dillon on the importance of knowing what to measure

 

Elementary fault diagnosis

Elementary fault diagnosis

29 Apr 2014

An Audi A6 is brought back to life by David Massey of ADS

 

Critical facts

Critical facts

12 Jun 2014

This month, Frank Massey looks at current measurement, tools and process

 

A slippery situation

A slippery situation

20 Aug 2014

As vehicle technology develops, so too does the oil that goes into the engine

 

Sharing with FlexRay

Sharing with FlexRay

03 Nov 2014

An overview of the latest in-vehicle network

 

A vote for independence

A vote for independence

24 Nov 2014

Mechanical, but no political, dilemmas for a Citroen Relay

 

The coil-on-plug probe investigates

The coil-on-plug probe investigates

18 Dec 2014

Top Tech 2013 winner Steve Smith demonstrates alternative scope techniques

 

Garage visit to Clive Atthowe Tuning

Garage visit to Clive Atthowe Tuning

18 Dec 2014

Top Technician 2007 winner invites us into his world of tunes and remaps

 

Are You Experienced?

Are You Experienced

04 Jan 2015

Barnaby Donohew and colleagues are reminded that it is the correct type of experience that matters 

 

Don’t be scared of hybrid repair

Dont be scared of hybrid repair

15 Jan 2015

Open your workshop doors to hybrid and electric vehicle servicing

 

Ball joint health check

Ball joint health check

22 Jan 2015

We talk to TRW, to find out more about the health checks and tools involved with the humble ball joint 

 

Where component failure begins

Where component  failure begins

06 Feb 2015

Frank Massey finds a turbo issue is a sum of the parts rather than the part itself

 

Tackling electrical gremlins

Tackling electrical gremlins

23 Feb 2015

How to tackle ugly electrical faults and keep the customer on-side

 

A problem with referrals

A problem with referrals

12 Mar 2015

A referred Audi A4 makes its way into James’ workshop

 

Steering repairs

Steering repairs

19 Mar 2015

Scoping skills come into play with a steering assist fault

 

Beneath the waves

Beneath the waves

26 Mar 2015

How a simple test can reveal invaluable data

 

Ignition fault

Ignition fault

16 Apr 2015

Compression test suggests cylinder problems

 

The spark of knowledge

The spark  of knowledge

29 Apr 2015

There is more to electrical fault finding than protons, electrons and plumbing similes

 

Direct intervention always helps

Direct intervention always helps

11 May 2015

You shouldn’t be afraid of the latest fuel injection technologies

 

Proof isn’t always positive

Proof isnt always positive

11 Jun 2015

An Astra suffering from judder at large throttle is interrogated to see if the DTC rings true

 

Reasoning and diagnostics Part II

Reasoning and diagnostics Part II

13 Mar 2017

In this issue, Barney Donohew explores critical thinking

 

Teasing you with the TCU

Teasing you with the TCU

05 Apr 2017

What to do when the transmission control unit goes faulty?

 

Let go of my Lego

Let go of my Lego

03 May 2017

James looks at how the interconnected car can cause you headaches

 

The future of DPF servicing

The future of DPF servicing

08 May 2017

Change can seem shocking at first, but is it the future?

 
 
 

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