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Tiny Mystery Leak

This bulletin applies to 2011 Audi A8 vehicles. The MIL may be on, with no leak found in the EVAP system, and a DTC P0456 (very small EVAP leak) stored in the ECM.

Hard Brake

Some 2011 Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator vehicles may exhibit an intermittent hard brake pedal feel or firmness after extended cold soak. A new calibration is available that will improve this concern.

<p>The first video of the series reviews the rollout of the Mahle Original gasket brand at 2016 AAPEX; showing &ldquo;The Original&rdquo; King Richard Petty playing a prominent role in the announcement of the &ldquo;Drive with the Original&rdquo; Technician Promotion.</p> Mahle Launches YouTube Video Series

The first in a series of videos has been posted to the Mahle Aftermarket North America YouTube Channel documenting the building of the Mahle Ford Mustang at Petty’s Garage, the grand prize in the Mahle “Drive with the Original” Technician Promotion.

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VW Clutch Issue

This bulletin applies to 2009 and later Volkswagen Routan vehicles. If a transmission diagnosis points to a low clutch concern, monitor the main pressure (under data display) during reverse. If there is pressure loss in the low clutch, it will show when in reverse because reverse is essentially maximum output pressure.

<p>Paul Ferrandino has been named chief commercial officer of BPI.</p> Brake Parts Inc Names Ferrandino Chief Commercial Officer

Brake Parts Inc (BPI) has named Paul Ferrandino its chief commercial officer. He will report directly to David Overbeeke, president and CEO, and will oversee sales, marketing, catalog and technical services for North America and Latin America.

Dart Reprogram

This bulletin applies to 2013-2014 Dodge Dart vehicles equipped with a 2.4L engine, built on or before Feb. 14, 2014. The MIL may be on with DTC P2251 (O2 sensor 1/1 negative current control circuit open).

<p>The Standard Tech Star Challenge will award one grand prize winner everything needed to start his or her own automotive-related YouTube channel.</p> SMP Contest Will Crown the Next Automotive ‘Tech Star’

Standard Motor Products Inc. (SMP) will supply everything needed to start an automotive-related YouTube channel to the grand prize winner of its Standard Tech Star Challenge.  The contest runs through July 31, 2017.

<p>With cylinder #4 exhaust valves fully open, the exhaust cam reluctor should be parallel to the rocker cover gasket.</p> Dumb Design

Some 2011 Chevy HHR vehicles may show a Service Engine Soon light on, with DTCs P0016 and/or P0017 stored. This may be the result of a camshaft reluctor that has moved on the camshaft.

GM Endorses Hunter's Road Force Elite Wheel Balancer

General Motors Co. (GM) is calling a wheel balancer manufactured by Hunter Engineering Co. an essential tool for use in its service facilities in the United States.

Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance Turns up the Heat with Perfect Stop Powersports Summer Giveaway

Six professional technicians in the U.S. and Canada will win the powersports vehicle of their choice in the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance’s Perfect Stop Powersports Summer Giveaway. In addition, the Alliance is giving away 150 Visa gift cards, totaling $25,000.

<p>Rusty Bishop, CEO of Federated Auto Parts (far left) and Bill Maggs, CEO of National Pronto Association (far right) present top supplier honors to the Remy team (left to right): Gary Bostic, Frank Doria, Dave Nichols and Kent Talley.</p> The Group Honors 3 Suppliers for Sales and Service Excellence

The Automotive Parts Services Group (The Group) has honored three suppliers for sales and service excellence.

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<p>The new Rancho performance 4-inch Crawler short-arm suspension kit allows for use of up to 37-inch tires and fully integrates with the vehicle&rsquo;s factory stability controls.</p>
Tenneco Introduces Short-Arm Lift Kit for Jeep JKs
<p>The new fuel tank cleaning kit from Delphi comes with cleaning solution, gloves and a lint-free cloth. The low-suds cleaning solution is designed to easily treat and rinse up to a 40-gallon capacity fuel tank.</p>
Delphi Offers Fuel Tank Cleaning Kit
<p>Proto Industrial Tools says the new Proto Precision 90 Ratchet delivers high precision and offers high access.</p>
Proto Has New Precision Ratchet
<p>VMAC says the new Underhood30 air compressor for Ford Transit EcoBoost commercial vans provides 50% more output of a bulkier standalone air compressor at a fraction of the weight.</p>
VMAC Releases Air Compressor for Ford Transit Vans
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