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Some 2012 Ford Explorer vehicles equipped with the 2.0L gasoline turbocharged direct injection (GTDI) engine and built on or before 8-17-2011 may exhibit a MIL on, with DTC P1289 (cylinder head temperature sensor CHT circuit high) and/or P1290 (CHT sensor circuit low) stored in the PCM memory.

Bummer Bimmer

This bulletin applies to 2009 BMW 128i models produced from June 2006 to 2009. After replacing the CAS (car access system), the vehicle has a no-crank condition. The likely cause: The CAS “Line Mode” is still active.

<p>Some of the new ASE designs feature the ASE logo using today&rsquo;s current trends such as technical blueprints, camouflage, and distressed, in bright as well as traditional colors.</p> ASE Updates and Expands ASE Store

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) has relaunched its ASE Store, featuring an updated, easy-to-use website and an expanded product line for automotive technicians who want to show their pride in their ASE certifications.

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Blown Honda Fuse

This bulletin applies to 2009-2011 Honda Pilot models that exhibit one or more of the following problems:

<p>Garage Gurus helps technicians keep pace with the latest vehicle technologies through more than 100 diagnostic and repair workshops and related technical support.</p> Garage Gurus Earns Reaccreditation, Multiple Commendations

Garage Gurus, Federal-Mogul Motorparts’ technical education platform for technicians and other front-line professionals in the North American auto care industry, has been reaccredited to Continuing Automotive Service Education (CASE) standards by the Automotive Training Managers Council (ATMC) and National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).


Hey, BUB, Don’t RAP

This bulletin applies to 2010 Chevy Equinox models, where a red OnStar LED is illuminated and DTCs B1446 or B1447 for OnStar back-up battery failure is in the VCIM.

<p>Permatex&rsquo;s Fast Orange Grease X Mechanic&rsquo;s Laundry Detergent removes automotive grease, oil, tar, greasy dirt, automotive fluids and odors from clothes.</p> Fast Orange Grease X Mechanic’s Laundry Detergent Earns Retailers’ Choice Award

Permatex, a division of ITW (Illinois Tool Works Inc.), was awarded the 2016 Hardware Retailer Choice Award from the North American Retail Hardware Association during the 2016 National Hardware Show for its Fast Orange Grease X Mechanic’s Laundry Detergent.

<p>Note the likely oil leak source.</p> Leaky Toyota

Some 2005-2008 Toyota Tacoma models equipped with the 1GR-FE engine may have a small engine oil leak located where the Bank 1 cylinder head, engine block and timing cover meet.

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Innova Electronics Forms New Telematics Division

Following the acquisition of Aftermarket Telematics Technologies LLC (ATT) and its Vehimatics connected car technology, Innova Electronics Corp. has formed a new division, Innova Telematics Solutions.

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