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rsz_logo-meyle-3d-716x537pxWorkshop staff who have to replace water pumps can now find helpful support for this repair job on “MEYLE TV” on YouTube. In their latest video, the “MEYLE Mechanics” explain why it is necessary to flush the cooling system. The video also takes a look at the special features of MEYLE-HD water pumps.

For garages, water pumps are a subject that regularly leads to customer complaints. The demands made of the water pump in old cars are greater than for new vehicles. The cooling systems become contaminated from use (wear and tear, ageing) and from possible repairs (replacing the cylinder head gasket, opening the cooling system). It is easy for particles to spread through the entire cooling system and therefore to penetrate the sealing gap of the mechanical seal and destroy the smooth surface. A faulty water pump and an insufficient volume of cooling water can quickly do a lot of damage to the engine.

So the “MEYLE Mechanics” show why it’s important to flush the cooling system in their latest video. And in the process they explain how to protect a water pump from wear and tear and breaking down.

MEYLE-HD water pumps use mechanical seals of silicon carbide. In contrast to the pure (hard) carbon technology normally used in the after-market, silicon carbide is an extremely hard material and correspondingly resistant. The new MEYLE-HD water pumps also use four-point roller bearings as well as angular contact ball bearings. These types of bearings have the ability to support high loads while at the same time absorbing high axial forces. As with all MEYLE-HD parts, there is also a four year warranty on the new MEYLE-HD water pumps.

 

The new video on MEYLE-HD water pumps can be found at: https://youtu.be/i0Hy3eTq5eY.

 

For more information: www.meyle.co.uk

skillauto photoThe search for the UK’s best young automotive technicians has entered its final phase with the announcement of the finalists in the Institute of the Motor Industry’s SkillAuto competition, who will compete for gold at the UK Skills Show in November. Six Autopaint and Autotech and seven Autobody competitors will advance to the final at the Birmingham NEC.  Around 100,000 people are expected to visit the Skills Show, which provides a platform for the best of the nation’s young talent to compete in their chosen fields, as well as giving visitors the chance to “have a go” at new skills and gain careers advice.

Competition tasks included preparing and painting panels, scratch repair and colour matching for Autopaint competitors; whilst Autobody competitors faced such challenges as welding, metal finish repairs and plastic fill repairs. Autotech tasks included a timing belt change on a Land Rover TD4 engine, transmission reassembly, a detailed inspection of a Jaguar XJ and various fault diagnosis activities. The objective of all tasks is to test candidate’s ability to work on real world challenges under time pressures associated with a busy workshop.

Steve Nash, the IMI’s Chief Executive, said: “Congratulations to all of the SkillAuto competitors that have made it through to the upcoming finals.  SkillAuto is a vital tool for placing the spotlight on the importance of skills in the motor industry. Many people are still unaware of the technical complexity of modern vehicles and the high level of skills required to maintain and repair them. The young people that have reached the final represent the high calibre of apprentices the motor industry needs and they are role models for future generations of automotive professionals.

SkillAuto is sponsored and made possible by IMI Awards, Würth, Morelli, GTG and Car-O-Liner. To find out more about SkillAuto and career opportunities in the motor industry, please visit www.autocity.org.uk.

Texa UK Limited is proud to announce that the Texa Edu Training Centre has been approved and granted IMI Awards Centre Approval, (Institute Of The Motor Industry). This means that anyone attending one of the Texa training courses will have the opportunity to gain an IMI Awards Level 3 Unit on completion of a final test. This certificate can now be used towards IMI Membership or used in conjunction with other units towards a level 3 qualification.

Previously Texa Edu courses were only available to Texa Diagnostic equipment end users, Texa have now opened their training centre to anyone looking to enhance their knowledge.

They are now are offering Automotive training courses on:
Commercial Vehicle Braking, covering foundation air braking, ABS and EBS systems. This course covers the system operating principals and diagnostics.

Electrical Electronic Principals and Testing, this course is based around electrical circuit operation and testing, multimeter testing, component testing including sensors and actuators through to pulse width modulation testing.

F-Gas, from the July 4 2010 legislation is changing regarding air-conditioning systems. Anyone working on air-conditioning systems or anyone handling refrigerant will need to have a gas handling for mobile air-conditioning systems qualification. TEXA Edu are now offering an IMI Awards Level 3 in Automotive Refrigerant Handling (EC842-2006). This is a one-day course for delegates with a good prior understanding of air-conditioning systems, repair and maintenance.

Texa are also offering a two day air-conditioning course, the first day covers the basic operating principals of an air-conditioning system. Different types of systems and a breakdown of each individual component and its operation. Air-conditioning machine operation, recovery and refrigerant filling, diagnostic testing, repairs and leak check. Day 2 will be the same as described in F-Gas training.

For more information: 01282 606787 or www.texa.co.uk

Texa contact office:
Becky Jump
bjump@texa.co.uk
01282 606787