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Ignition

Playing pool at ELTA Automotive

Playing pool at ELTA Automotive

Engine, Fuel System, Ignition, Lighting, Out and about, Wipers
It may sound odd, making a 300-mile round trip to play a game of pool, but this is not a simple trip to a bar or snooker club. Instead, I’m playing at ELTA Automotive, and learning about the business at the same time. To be honest, it’s more about that than the pool, although the idea is a clever one. A chance to network with company bosses and other members of the press. I haven’t played in years, so when I’m drawn first, it adds pressure. But you’re not reading about the match, so I’ll move to that later. ELTA Automotive Ltd, originally named ELTA Lighting, is an independent, family-owned business, which was formed in 1993 by Chairman, Martin Bates. It consisted of just five people, one of which is Ian Hallam, who began by working ‘on the shop floor’ but has risen to become the
F1 offer with NGK

F1 offer with NGK

Ignition, Products
Ignition specialist NGK is urging members of its BoxClever independent garage loyalty scheme to act fast for a chance to win a fantastic VIP trip to the British Formula One Grand Prix. The ignition specialist is giving away two VIP tickets, including full hospitality, for the iconic F1 race at Silverstone on Sunday, July 8, and already many members have rushed to take part. The F1 experience will be won by a Boxclever member who is selected in a prize draw at the end of the company’s latest promotion which runs until the end of March 2018. The draw is open to all BoxClever members who following the purchase of NGK components are encouraged to collect the single boxes that the products come supplied in and return them in exchange for prize points. Every time a member banks boxe
Fault finding in glow plugs

Fault finding in glow plugs

Diesel, Ignition, Technical
A damaged or broken Glow Plug could spell disaster for a driver, causing a misfiring engine or at worst, failure to start. In turn it is vital for workshops to be prepared to capitalise on replacement demands. To make life easier for workshops and to keep customers on the road, DENSO has produced a diagnostic guide to help spot and fix common glow plug faults. Enlarged probe tip Causes: This is most often caused by excessive voltage being delivered through the glow plug, such as putting a 12 V Glow Plug in a 24 Voltage system. It could also be a result of a failure of alternators and regulators. Storing a glow plug in a damp environment can also lead to a probe tip becoming enlarged. Solution: Ensure you check the Glow Plug voltage is correct. Also look over the charging syste...