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Rover Smart Key

This TSB applies to 2012 Range Rover Evoque, Range Rover LR4 and Range Rover Sport.

Audi can cry wolf

This TSB applies to all 2011-2012 Audi A8 and all 2012 A6 and A7 vehicles. While scanning the vehicle with GFF, the entry B120216 (reversible belt tensioner voltage too small) in address code 90 and 8F may be stored, and the vehicle has software version 060 or 070.

Engine over-rev

This TSB involves flash reprogramming the powertrain control module (PCM), or for vehicles equipped with a 2.8L turbo diesel engine, flash reprogramming the transmission control module (TCM) with new software. This applies to 2008 Chrysler Pacifica, 2008-2009 Town & Country/Grand Voyager, 2009-2010 Journey and 2007-2009 Sebring, Avenger and Sebring convertible vehicles.

BMW bleed

A vacuum charger is available for all BMW models for quick and reliable engine cooling system filling. The vacuum charger is offered as P/N 81 39 2 152 473, through any regional BMW distribution center.


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Wegmann automotive receives General Motors quality award for third year

Wegmann automotive USA Inc., a wheel balance weight OEM supplier in North America, has received the General Motors 2014 Supplier Quality Excellence Award.

Mahle will unveil TechPro product at AAPEX

Mahle Service Solutions, a division of Mahle Aftermarket Inc., will demonstrate its new TechPro product at the 2014 Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) Nov. 4-6 in Las Vegas.

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If you missed the free webinar, “The Evolution of OE Wheel Balancing Standards and Their Impact on the Aftermarket,” sign up to access a free archive of the complete event.

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