Last week’s Automechanika proved to be “invaluable” for EDT Automotive, as the award-winning engine decontamination specialist signed up eight garages live on the stand over the course of the three-day event, with more to follow-up on. The automotive aftermarket exhibition offered the EDT team a unique opportunity to interact with garage owners from locations right across the UK and Ireland. With the engine decontamination machine on hand for demonstration purposes, EDT states that its stand was “a hive of activity”.
It is a creeping process. Over the course of years the engine loses more and more of its performance. Its fuel consumption goes up, as do its emissions values. The fault lies with deposits on the inside of the engine that impede combustion. Liqui Moly says its Injection Cleaner helps in gasoline engines.
Standard Motor Products Europe (SMPE), one of the UK’s largest independently owned automotive parts manufacturers and suppliers, shows no let-up in its growth plans, with the announcement that its customers are set to further benefit from another expansion of its engine management programme.
The newest car engines by Mercedes require a very special oil. The new Top Tec 6300 0W-20 by Liqui Moly is one of the first oils to be officially approved by Mercedes for them. “This is a double leap in development – both for the engine technology of Mercedes and for our oil technology,” says Oliver Kuhn, deputy manager of the liqui moly oil laboratory.
Following on from EDT Automotive’s debut at Automechanika Birmingham 2018, the award-winning engine decontamination specialist has signed a further five garages after the event, taking the total of machines placed up to 14.
As part of its contribution to a recently completed major European research initiative to achieve more efficient and cost-effective hybrid powertrains for both passenger cars and commercial vehicles, Ricardo has created a new 48V e-motor offering up to a 50 per cent increase in power density compared with current production machines.
Standard Motor Products Europe (SMPE), one of the UK’s largest independently owned automotive parts manufacturers and suppliers, has introduced three new exhaust pressure sensors for sought after Ford diesel engine vehicles.
Engine decontamination specialist, EDT Automotive – now in its fifth year of trading – is looking to replicate its runaway success within the English market in Scotland for 2018. Having already treated over 45,000 vehicles since the company launched, according to founder David Holmes, things are now gathering pace north of the border: “Ian Stubbs, our regional director for the North, joined at the start of the year and our first machine (in Scotland) went live just before Christmas. Since then we have had enquiries from Scottish garages who have heard about our machine and what we do.
Since the launch of the high-performance engine assembly facility at the Shoreham Technical Centre in 2011, the Performance Products division of Ricardo has increased production six-fold and now regularly exceeds 20 engines per day – equivalent to an annual output of 5000.
Randstad, via its engine decarbonising brand TerraClean, has extended its partnership with double British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) champion Colin Turkington for the third year running, further strengthening its ties with motorsport.
The production of Jaguar Land Rover engines at Bridgend’s Ford Engine plant will end three months earlier than expected in September 2020. The union for motor industry workers, GMB, says the news could see more than 1,100 jobs lost at Bridgend Ford alone, and has requested an urgent meeting with the cabinet secretary for Economy and Infrastructure, Ken Skates, to discuss how best safeguard jobs in the motor industry.
Mahle Aftermarket has introduced seven new engine components including four pistons, two rings and one liner. The new piston 061PI00127000 covers Scania models while the piston with the part number 037PI00115000 is suitable for Volvo and Volvo (Penta) applications. Additionally, piston 175PI 00101000 covers Stihl MS260 and MS260C, and piston 028PI 00130000 covers a number of popular Audi, Seat, Skoda and Volkswagen models.
Carbon Clean, the engine decarbonising system that works with tap water, has launched a new compact CC-14 machine to complement the existing CC-16 unit. Both machines use electrolysis-based cleaning technology to remove the carbon deposits in engines which can cause loss of power, increased fuel consumption and more wear to engine components.