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Part numbers, the core meaning of life for repairers – Part 1

By Jack Regan, 16.08.12
Posted in Materials & Engineering | Public | Update
Volkswagen Golf II parts laid out
Every single vehicle built in the world has a record of the major building blocks that went into its build (engine, transmission, body style, trim pack, electrical systems, LHD or RHD and so on…). That data is linked directly to the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) and is the core data that the vehicle manufacturer aftermarket ...

Part numbers, the core meaning of life for repairers – Part 2

By Jack Regan,
Posted in Materials & Engineering | Public | Update
Volkswagen Golf II parts laid out
The Ford system has had to adapt for items not thought of when Model T existed – so electronic fuel injection and (now) engine management lives under the master part number for carburettor. Similarly electronic stability control lives under the brake system master part number. Aside from this adaption, each part number has three elements ...

Repairability and the Repairer

By Andrew Marsh, 21.06.12
Posted in Featured | Public
Repairability and the Repairer crash test
For many years repairers – major groups, individual companies and consumers – have toiled with the difficulty of getting products apart, understanding the required repair, obtaining the required bits and getting the whole thing back together, preferably working as it should do. For as many years manufacturers of parts through to entire vehicles have sought ...

Repairability and the Repairer – part 1

By Andrew Marsh,
Posted in Business News | Public | Update
Repairability and the Repairer crash test
Repairability and the Repairer For many years repairers – major groups, individual companies and consumers – have toiled with the difficulty of getting products apart, understanding the required repair, obtaining the required bits and getting the whole thing back together, preferably working as it should do. For as many years manufacturers of parts through to ...

Repairability and the Repairer – part 2

By Andrew Marsh,
Posted in Business News | Public | Update
Volkswagen MQB electrical architecture
So what? Well the power of the internet is bringing more questions to bear on the manufacturers. Those questions are in turn becoming more specific, and more demanding. The problem is not going away, and the current global economic situation is pushing this further than ever before. In recent weeks there have been some interesting ...
 
 
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