TechASSIST: Heater Blower Motors

As a moving part, blower motors will naturally wear out over time and likewise blower motor resistors are subject to heat when regulating voltage to the motor. This again makes them subject to failure over time.

However, it is always important to identify any other possible root cause, especially if the failure is deemed to be premature.

Blower motors not functioning correctly or not at all, can be caused by several key components in the electrical system. It is essential to test them all before replacing any of them. 

We recommend beginning diagnostics at the start of the related circuit rather than the end. Thankfully the components at this end are quicker, easier and cheaper to resolve!

However, it is still important to continue testing/inspecting all components even if a fault is found early on. As failure may have been caused by faults further up the chain.

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Vehicle Profile: Mini R56

BMW introduced an all-new, second generation of the Hardtop/Hatch Mini model in November 2006, on a re-engineered platform incorporating many stylistic and engineering changes. It uses the Prince engine, the architecture of which is shared with PSA Peugeot Citroën and is designed to be more cost-effective and fuel-efficient.Though the Mk II has a familiar look, every panel on the new car was changed from the previous model. New pedestrian impact safety requirements lead to an overall length increase by 60 millimetres (2.4 in) and the bonnet raised, to create more space for the front end to yield in case of impact.

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Commercial Vehicle Window Lift Regulators

Product Focus: Our Most In Demand Commercial Vehicle Window Lift Regulator

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What're Camshaft Adjustment Valves

TechASSIST: Camshaft Adjustment Control Valves

The camshaft adjustment valve (also known as an oil control valve) is an integral part of the variable valve timing (VVT) system in modern engines. Each manufacturer has different technology and terminology for the system, some of the most recognisable names include VVT, VVTi, VTEC and VTi (For a full list please see Table 1). Many of which have been introduced with iconic VVT milestone vehicles.

There will also be some differences between manufacturers as to how the systems operate but fundamentally the concept remains the same…

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Braking Misconceptions

When replacing brake pads, discs or shoes it can be easier and certainly cheaper to overlook some of the finer details such as fitting kits, disc shields and wear indicators. But these extras which technicians often misconceive as optional or irrelevant can have a significant impact on the longevity and performance of the newly replaced parts. The extended range of VXPRO braking parts delivers these components at better value to make the upsell much more appealing to fitters and drivers. To reinforce the message ELTA VXPRO discuss the real life benefits of each part.

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Vehicle Profile: Renault Megane II

The Renault Mégane is a small family car produced by the French car manufacturer Renault for model year 1996, and was the successor to the Renault 19. The Mégane has been offered in three and five door hatchback, saloon, coupé, convertible and estate bodystyles at various points in its lifetime, and having been through four generations is now in its fifth incarnation.

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Milestone vehicles throughout the history of variable valve timing.

We’ve been learning a lot about variable valve timing and the technology behind the various systems over the last year here at ELTA. Variable valve timing is a key process used by many vehicle manufacturers to meet increasing strict emission regulations. The methods used vary but the fundamentals remain the same. By gaining more control of valve lift depending on engine speed and conditions, greater efficiency can be achieved. There have been many milestone vehicles since its introduction but here are some of the most significant and iconic.

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New To Range: CamShaft Adjustment Valves

INTRODUCING A NEW COMPREHENSIVE RANGE OF ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT MATCHING QUALITY Camshaft Adjustment Valves AVAILABLE NOW IN VXPRO

ParetoVXPROApplicationsAPEC Part NO
1EE0805BMW 1&3, Mini …11367564734
2EE0803Vauxhall Astra MKV/VI, Chevrolet Aveo ..55567050
3EE0808Citroën C1,C3,C4,C5 , Peugeot 208 …1628924280
4EE0851Renault Clio III, Megane …8200240058
5EE0800Vauxhall Astra VI, Chevrolet Cruze55562223
6EE0812BMW 1,3,5,6,7 …11360149817
7EE0802Ford Ka, Fiat 500 …55209166
8EE0809Ford B-Max, C-Max …1319634
9EE0853BMW X1,X3,X5,X6,Z4 …11367516293
10EE0827Audi A3,A4,A6, VW Golf VI …06F109257A

For pricing and cross references please contact a member of our sales team on +44(0)1675 466 999 or email sales@elta.co.uk