Mazda To Delay SKYACTIV-D Clean Diesel Launch In North America

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AUTOSERVICEWORLD.COM Mazda Canada Inc. has announced that the launch of its SKYACTIV-D clean diesel engine in North America is being further delayed from its Spring 2014 announced debut timing. While Mazda understands its SKYACTIV-D can meet emission regulation requirements without the use of a NOx after-treatment system, it has decided that further development is required […]

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Fuel Pump Failures Under Scrutiny Volkswagen and Audi TDIs are under investigation for fuel pump failures. The NHTSA opened the investigation in February 2011 on the 2009 and 2010 Golf and Jetta models. The issues seem to center around contaminated fuel and the high pressure fuel pump not being capable of dealing with diesel that’s […]

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Sales of Jeep® brand vehicles rose 61.8 percent in Europe (the 27 member states of the European Union, plus the four European Free Trade Association countries) in 2011 versus 2010 – compared to an industry decline of 1.4 percent – according to numbers released by the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA). Chrysler Group’s plan to […]

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The Association of Diesel Specialists (ADS) is the worldwide diesel industry’s leading trade association, dedicated to the highest level of service on diesel fuel injection and related systems. Members are located throughout the world and consist of independent repair shops specializing in diesel fuel injection, drive-in, governor and turbocharger service. Members also encompass original equipment […]

News@ADS December 6, 2010

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Is Succession Planning in Your Future?   One of the biggest challenges facing any organization is preparing for the future by identifying the leaders of tomorrow. If you have or have not thought about the topic, YOU NEED TO! Check out this issue of Nozzle Chatter, for ideas, tips and more.   LATEST NEWS CLIPS  […]

News@ADS November 29, 2010

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• The American Petroleum Institute reported an increase demand for ultra-low-sulfur diesel in October suggesting continued economic recovery.   A shortage of diesel in China is pushing up the premium for the fastest deliveries of oil as stockpiles in the country, the world’s biggest energy user, fell for a seventh month in October.   Exxon […]

Torque Wrench Maintenance and Usage Tips

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Technical Bulletin November 2010 Torque Wrench Maintenance and Usage Tips Courtesy of Snap On Tools A torque wrench is a precision instrument designed to apply a specific amount of force to a fastener. Whether tightening head bolts on an automobile engine, lugs for tire and rim installation or inspecting fastener tolerances on high-performance equipment, it […]