First Line has released easy to identify engine mounting layout diagrams for every part number. The brand says the importance of accuracy in fitting engine mountings led it to offer the diagrams, available via the First Line WebCat, and MAM, with TecDoc to follow shortly. The diagrams also help First Line customers make sure they are buying the correct product for their specific needs. With 39 different Engine Mounting positions for both ‘in line’ and ‘transverse’ layouts, product identification can be quite challenging, First Line explains.
The Federation of Engine Re-manufacturers (FER) has announced details of its Southern Regional Meeting that will be held on Thursday 8 February at Reigate Manor Hotel in Surrey, commencing 19:30. As the meeting is of a technical nature, certificates of attendance will be issued to members.
Cataclean, maker of the patented fuel and exhaust system cleaner, has appointed John MacRae as sales manager, South of England. MacRae will focus on developing the engine care product’s customer base among road-going consumers and commercial vehicle fleets. He also has responsibility for developing the Cataclean motor cycle portfolio.
UK exhaust manufacturer Klarius has posted a series of web training videos to YouTube, explaining the nuances of exhaust design, and such necessities to engines as back pressure. Since back pressure is controlled by the design of the entire exhaust system – including diameter, shape and length of the exhaust and any baffles present in the muffler – Klarius states that detailed design and testing is a necessity. The company manufactures more than two million exhaust systems every year in the UK.
Renault, the French car maker, may stop offering diesel engines in most of its cars sold in Europe. The proposed move is a reaction to the cost of ensuring that diesel engines comply with tighter emissions regulations and the crackdown follows last year's diesel emissions scandal involving German car maker Volkswagen.
Ricardo has signed an agreement with Anhui Quanchai Engine Co., Ltd. ("Quanchai") – one of China’s largest diesel engine makers – to support the development of a new generation common rail diesel engine platform for commercial applications.
Infiniti (part of the Nissan group) will present VC-T (Variable Compression-Turbocharged), the world's first production-ready variable compression ratio engine and one of the most advanced internal combustion engines ever created, on September 29 at the 2016 Paris Motor Show (Mondial de l'Automobile).
Green Apple award-winner, EDT Automotive has reported network growth exceeding its mid-year expectations, adding two partners per week. It adds that it has treated nearly 30,000 vehicles to date. Celebrating its 3rd anniversary this month, EDT has recently expanded the business to include garages in Coventry, Manchester, Sheffield, Bristol and Newcastle. The business is now seeking partners in Norfolk, Suffolk, Lincolnshire, North and West Wales and Central Scotland.
Having joined engine detox specialist EDT Automotive as national sales manager in August, Jon Tatnall has been promoted to sales director with immediate effect. A motor trade man through and through, Tatnall was previously dealer principal at Yeomans Peugeot and Hyundai in Hastings. He started his career as a trainee sales executive at Sidlow Group, before taking increasingly senior roles at Lifestyle, Pinewood and Pendragon.
Since launching in the UK in summer 2013, EDT's engine detox treatment has generated over £1.1 million in turnover for franchised dealers including Inchcape, Sandicliffe and Hendy Group.
Five years and more than 35,000 European sales since the launch of its all-electric Leaf, proprietary data released by Nissan for the first time shows that 99.99 per cent of its battery units remain entirely fit for purpose.
The SMMT says that UK engine manufacturing output returned to growth in December, rising 6.7 per cent. However, output fell 6.2 per cent over the year, following retooling at a number of facilities, although the outlook is bright, thanks to major investments into UK engine manufacturing.
For the upcoming second round of the World Superbike Championship at the Aragón circuit in Spain, Pirelli will introduce a new rear tyre for the EVO class of riders. The aim of supplying a separate tyre solution for the EVO class, which was introduced this season and uses Superstock specification engines and electronics, is to reduce the performance gap between EVO bikes and full-spec WSBK machines. Pirelli says it will continue to offer EVO riders different tyres throughout the season, and their specifications may differ from one round to the next.