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Recent Posts


13/03/2019
Topic:
Ford Ranger

RANGER
RANGER
Posts: 1
I have had 3 rangers l like the look but found but had to many faults under warranty i moved to mitsubushi l200 and not had any faults i am not sure what is going on with the new ranger but it seems fuel related one of mine need new injectors at 20000 miles it may be the diesel in the uk is not right for them as my brother lives in south africa and has one with 140000 mile on it and its fine perhaps a addtive is needed i remember transit pumps falling apart whan they removed the sulfur from diesel it may be the case with the ranger
06/02/2019
Topic:
Replacing Smoke Test Equipment - Notifying the DVSA

Terry Gibson
Terry Gibson
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We have been asked by a member if it is necessary to notify the DVSA when replacing a Diesel Smoke Meter.

The MOT Testing Guide - Requirements for Authorisation - Premises & Equipment states:


3. .........................................................The renewal of mobile testing equipment does not have to be notified to DVSA provided that the replacement is on the current DVSA approved list and will not affect the range of vehicles that can be tested.

So, although notification is required for replacement/alteration of/to fixed test equipment, the only requirement for mobile equipment is that it is on the approved list.

The current DVSA approved list is maintained by the Garage Equipment Association and can be found here:

https://www.gea.co.uk/document-category/dvsa-acceptable-equipment/

edited by Terry Gibson on 06/02/2019
10/12/2018
Topic:
Extra cost

Rob Harris
Rob Harris
Posts: 10
Hi I have noticed on some forums that the employer has had to pay a extra cost to the training provider, has any one come across this with there apprentice
28/11/2018
Topic:
Digital Service Record - Updated Information V2 - (07/10/2017)

Gordon Woods
Gordon Woods
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Hello.

I contacted Toyota yesterday relating to ability to record service records when carried out outside the Toyota network.
The response is as follows.

If your vehicle has been serviced outside of the Toyota Network these will not be displayed on your My Toyota account and the service book will be the only way of recording these services.
I hope this information is of assistance to you and thank you for contacting Toyota.


Your local Toyota Center Parts Department will be able to order a service book for you.



As you are aware things are always changing, the above was the reply at this time.


Hope this helps.
27/11/2018
Topic:
Digital Service Record - Updated Information V2 - (07/10/2017)

graycox
graycox
Posts: 1
Hi we could do with some updates on this subject as i have a toyota yaris hybrid here now no service book issued
05/10/2018
Topic:
Subject: New Diagnostic tool required - any recommendations?

870047
870047
Posts: 8
I think Delphi are very good for the price my basic one even operates the windows and fuel gauge on my Citroen c5
But be warned only buy genuine one as it need to update of the net
And one off ebay will get wiped
05/10/2018
Topic:
Subject: New Diagnostic tool required - any recommendations?

870047
870047
Posts: 8
Smgray Wrote:
Hi Tony,
Don't rush into buying a diagnostic scanner have a think what makes you want it for?
VW it has to be VAG COM, vaux VAUX COM, French would be Dec superscan 3, all rounder, Auto com/ maxi das. Go to Maverick technology they sell them all and are very helpfull people, do google search for number.
Shane
edited by Smgray on 27/03/2014
03/10/2018
Topic:
cutting out problem on vauxhall movano van

870047
870047
Posts: 8
martin eggett Wrote:
has anyone had a problem with a vauxhall movano 3ltr turbo diesel engine code ZD3,
scanned vehicle came up codes df061,df051,df137
problem with van it goes into limpo mode? turn it off and back on again and works ok for a short period??
06/08/2018
Topic:
LANDROVER DEF 90 TRACTION CONTROL LIGHT

alanmk2
alanmk2
Posts: 1
L/ROVER DEF 90 at low speed or after a sudden jolt the ABS pump goes on and so does the traction control light. It does not occur at normal speed. It is pump operated , there are no fault codes, no earth problems , sensors are checked and seem to be fine and there is no play in the king pin. Any help greatly appreciated.?
16/07/2018
Topic:
Audi Digital Service Records

Graham Goode Motors
Graham Goode Motors
Posts: 35
Reputation: 3
OK Gordon, thank you for your prompt reply and useful suggestion. If this is all that I can do to remedy the situation that I will do as you have suggested. It's a bit frustrating as I can't understand why the record didn'tsave in the first place.
16/07/2018
Topic:
Audi Digital Service Records

Gordon Woods
Gordon Woods
Administrator
Posts: 43
Reputation: 3
Hi there is no way to add a previous service record to the system, it does not allow back dating of records. All manufacturer DSR systems have the same operating principle to add service record at the time of service. The only way to add the missed record is as a current date but with an explanation and correct dates within the comment area on the last section of a service entry. This is not ideal but at least the record would be available to view and print.
12/07/2018
Topic:
Audi Digital Service Records

Graham Goode Motors
Graham Goode Motors
Posts: 35
Reputation: 3
Sorry, it's me again!
Is there a way to retrospectively add a record to the Audi DSR system? We have just serviced a regular customers car and have discovered when entering the detail of this service, that for some reason the previous service has not been recorded!
An explanation of how to do this would be appreciated and I thank you in advance for your help.
28/06/2018
Topic:
Manufacturer Websites and Pass-Through

505509
505509
Posts: 3
iveco
05/06/2018
Topic:
Ford Ranger

PatriciaB
PatriciaB
Posts: 2
We have a Ford Ranger 2016 year,about once every 3 Month will not start, Leave for 20min starts & some times uneven running, but no fault code.
Came up once with CPS Fault, Fitted new made no difference.
Engine still takes 2-3 month before fault occurs again, Vehicle still under Ford Warranty, Has be back to Ford twice, Not able to reproduce Fault.
Anybody had anything same Thanks

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09/05/2018
Topic:
TEST

Terry Gibson
Terry Gibson
Administrator
Posts: 44
Reputation: 1
Test
31/01/2018
Topic:
Manufacturer Websites - BMW and Mini Online Service History and Technical Information (OSS to AOS)

Gordon Woods
Gordon Woods
Administrator
Posts: 43
Reputation: 3
Hi,
I have accessed the BMW AOS system from here using the BMW download guide and gained access to the service history section. using a Company Chassis number have been able to see the vehicles service history and ability to enter a new service record.
The system appears to be the same in layout and I had no issues. If you are following the guide I am not sure what is happening at your end. I would try and access the system again and if possible from another computer to see if full access can be gained. It is possible with your recent computer system issues that the add on to Chrome may be causing a problem or there is a possibility that your computer operation is affected in some way.

Gordon.
31/01/2018
Topic:
Manufacturer Websites - BMW and Mini Online Service History and Technical Information (OSS to AOS)

Graham Goode Motors
Graham Goode Motors
Posts: 35
Reputation: 3
Last week I followed the instructions for your downloads section to gain access to the BMW AOS system so that we could record BMW services on thier system. I thought I had entered a service but going back into the system today (so that I could write my own notes on the procedure) the system appears to have changed!
I have eneterd the same vehicle details that I used last week, an the system tells me that there are no services recorded for this vehicle, plus I can see no way to enter a new service record!
It could well be that I am making a fundamental error in what I am doing (I'm still flumoxxed after sorting out the problems I had with Mercedes!), but if I could please be pointed in the right direction I would appreciate it, so thanks in advance.
01/12/2017
Topic:
Renault Clio 62 plate

TDL Autos Ltd
TDL Autos Ltd
Posts: 1
Any help with the location of the heater/blower motor please

Thanks in advance
20/11/2017
Topic:
Subject: Garage Management Software

Jobsons
Jobsons
Posts: 2
Anybody heard of Accelerator which is marketed by Technopoly, or TechMan? We do recovery as well as repairs and getting a system that can cope with efficiencies and costs of vehicles used on recovery jobs is nigh-on impossible. Have looked into creating my own program but got talked into a ready-made system - Sales people have turned out to be better at their job than the product unfortunately!!
22/10/2017
Topic:
Mazda 6 est 2000 petrol 2006 fault codes u1900 u2516

Gordon Woods
Gordon Woods
Administrator
Posts: 43
Reputation: 3
Hi,

Thanks for posting your question - I have done some research based on the information provided and I will try to assist you in the resolution of this issue.

Unfortunately, it doesn't sound like the solution to this particular issue is likely to be straightforward - and will ultimately depend on diagnostic procedure (or someone who has seen this exact issue before).

Looking at the information have provided I have managed to find the following (from Mazda):

DTC U1900 - Reported by Instrument Cluster - Description: 'Communication error to other modules'
DTC U2516 - Reported by Instrument Cluster - Description: 'CAN system communication error'

Possible causes for both codes relate to CAN wiring harness issues (e.g. open or short circuit).

Based on these being the only codes reported, I would advise that you start by checking the connection to the instrument cluster and evaluating its integrity. If the connection is ok, I would then proceed to check the condition of the wiring harness from the instrument cluster to the nearest splice (as the Instrument Cluster is a terminating node on this particular network) - it may also be worth checking power and ground to the instrument cluster.

When the vehicle cuts out, you could try taking CAN line resistance measurements from the OBD connector - this should be done with the battery disconnected.

You should be conducting basic CAN diagnostics, you should see:

- Resistance of circa 60 ohms across CAN high and CAN low.
- No shorts to ground, power (on either side) or to each other.

If you have an oscilloscope, this could also be used to identify the issue (connect to CAN high and low, with a good ground reference - see what happens on the network when the vehicle cuts out, does either side go to ground/power?).

If you see 120 ohms when the vehicle is in its failed state, this means that the CAN circuit is open and you have lost a terminating node.

As mentioned previously, there does not appear to be an easy resolution to this fault, you will have to pick a place to start and conduct basic CAN diagnostics in order to rule out a CAN issue.

Due to the intermittent nature of this fault, I know that carrying out the above will not be straightforward.

I hope this helps.

Gordon.