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2&3 About IAAF-G and how the IAAF is continuing & improving the work of the ADF 4&5 The MOT Club, how IAAF-G members can receive vital MOT support 6&7 Technical Troubleshooting: Variable Geometry Turbos 8 How to join and make sure you are part of the success.

A word from Tony Sackett president

jonas Zambakides

Call to Arms

mike owen

Independent garages now have a strong voice WELCOME to the first G-Bulletin with exciting news of how you can help safeguard your future in the independent automotive aftermarket. Independent garages now have the opportunity to join a new industry body that’s been formed to fight for their rights. The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) will represent the interests of the UK’s workshops alongside other parts of the independent aftermarket. The new body has been evolved out of the Automotive Distribution Federation (ADF) – the

organisation that for many years has championed the interests of the distribution sector of the UK independent aftermarket. Now for the first time we have parts manufacturers, distributors and garages all working together for the good of the independent sector. The IAAF now has its own dedicated garage section, IAAF-G, where members will benefit from the most comprehensive package of political engagement, technical support, MOT help, training, legal and business services ever offered to this sector. IAAF-G is an independent voice for the independent repairer that will work closely alongside all other sections of the IAAF (see inside for more information). IAAF-G will be headed up by two big-hitters who both have a proven track-record in campaigning on behalf of independent garages; Jonas

Zambakides, as chairman, and Mike Owen, who will manage the operation.

For the first time we have parts manufacturers, distributors and garages all working together Zambakides, MD of independent Porsche specialist JZ Machtech, said: “I believe that the IAAF has independent garages’ best interests at its core and will provide the tools and assistance that will secure their future.” Owen added: “The intention for the future of the independent garages through the IAAF is to create THE premier association for the independent sector. Independent garages should now rally to the flag and show their solidarity to an association that is totally focused on their well being.

This is an exciting time for independent garages as they now have a strong voice to represent them in the automotive aftermarket. As the UK independent aftermarket has developed, the IAAF (created from the ADF) has moved, almost organically, from its roots as the Motor Factor Association, to be much more of an umbrella organisation, encompassing the industry’s major manufacturers, suppliers, the buying groups and campaigning organisations. The setting up of the garage section, IAAF-G, brings the crucial missing element into one independent unified body. This first issue of the G-Bulletin gives you information of what the IAAF-G can offer you to help you run your business more professionally and help you have a greater say in the running of your industry.”

The Voice of the Automotive Aftermarket www.iaaf.co.uk

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Garage Section There has never been a better time for independent garages to join the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) BY joining the IAAF-G (Garage Section), independent garages will be signing up to an organisation with an unrivalled track record in representing the interests of its members at the highest level. They will also gain access to a variety of industryleading services… As part of the organisation’s IAAF-G garages will gain access to a raft of essential services aimed at helping them conduct their business more efficiently and professionally as well as being part of an organisation with a proven record of representing the interests of their members in the corridors of power, both in the UK and in Europe. The IAAF has evolved out of the Automotive Distribution Federation (ADF), which has a

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respected history of representing its members on a wide-range of issues including: • Block Exemption Regulations • EURO V, 5, & VI Regulations • Garage Codes of Practice • Type Approval of Catalytic Converters and Particulate Filters • Designs Protection proposals • Vehicle Scrappage Incentive • Warehousing Safety • Health & Safety Regulations • Copyright Law (Performing Rights Society – PRS) • Batteries & Accumulators

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By joining the IAAF-G, members will gain access to: • Full lobbying representation • Legal Services – a legal helpline for vital information when needed • Regular communication with the G-Bulletin, e-bulletins and a brand-new, informative website www.iaaf.co.uk • Technical Solutions and access to help • Plus, very competitive rates for optional services There’s also MOT Support with a special deal on MOT Club Membership to IAAF-G members with a 10% discount on membership (turn to page 4).

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IAAF-G (Garages) About:

IAAF-D (Distribution) About:

The IAAF-G will sit alongside the organisation’s distribution and lobbying sections – each with its own experienced and professional management team.

The IAAF-D will continue to carry out the function ests of the UK’s motor factors and the distributio chairman and IAAF president Tony Sackett and IA

A word from Jonas Zambakides... “I believe that the IAAF has independent garages’ best interests at its core and will provide the tools and assistance that will secure their future. Just as important to me is that it has always been my intention to play an active roll in helping achieve this vital goal and, therefore, I’m delighted to be a part of such an organisation as the IAAF-G, which will lead from the front in representing the independent garage sector”

As you can now see there’s never been a better time to join the IAAF-G. a garage force that has come about because it had become increasingly apparent that there was little effective lobbying being done on behalf of garages. The Voice of the Automotive Aftermarket

A word from Brian Spratt:

“Over the last few years, the activities and achiev ted our independent garage and workshop custo them joining us in the new IAAF. “The parts manufacturers, importers and wholesa now become the IAAF’s distribution section (IAAF our new IAAF-G colleagues in pushing forward th Parts distributors, at all levels in the market, can b continue to be the Voice of the Independent Parts

Technical Solutions are supplied by the long established and respected Mototek Solutions. Peter Coombes, owner of Mototek Solutions, said: “The IAAF has chosen a package of technical services produced by Mototek Solutions, which revolves around a technical helpline, as well as technical bulletins and topics that are offered both as a printed product and additionally, as a web based service.” Services include: • The Technical Helpline – Talk directly to helpline operators who have a wealth of experience of dealing with modern vehicle systems, all with access to a database of problems and solutions as well as a library of technical information.

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and achievements of the ADF have also benefitshop customers, so we’re really pleased to see

nd wholesale distributors that were the ADF will ction (IAAF-D) and we will be working alongside forward the independent aftermarket’s agenda. arket, can be certain that the new IAAF-D will ndent Parts Aftermarket.”

Technical Bulletins – 12 issues a year, covering a wide range of topics including known problems, explanations of newer vehicle systems, diagnostic problems etc. Online Technical Topics – a regularly updated web-based service giving 24/7 access to a wide range of problems and solutions, with an easily searchable database of problems listed by manufacturer, model and topics.

From the Left: Mike Owen, Brian Spratt, Jonas Zambakides, Quintin Cornforth, Tony Sackett

Turn to pages 6 & 7 for examples of the technical tips you can obtain.

Have a greater say in YOUR future. IAAF-G membership is available for just £20 a month (£240 per annum), but anyone joining in before the end of 2010 will be eligible for a massive 50% discount on their monthly subscription until the end of the year. So for just £10 a month you could benefit from being a member of the IAAF (see back page)

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IAAF-L (Lobbying) About: The IAAF-L has been created specifically as a lobbying body to represent the wider interests of the UK’s independent aftermarket – in all its forms – with government and other industries, whether in the UK, Europe, or on a global basis, chaired by former ADF president Quintin Cornforth.

A word from Quintin Cornforth: “The IAAF will be extremely active in campaigning on key industry issues. The Right to Repair campaign is one such example. It has far reaching implications and benefits for motorists, allowing them the choice of where they have their car serviced so that they can choose what’s best for them - as opposed to what’s best for the vehicle manufacturer. At long last, the independent aftermarket as a whole, but the garage sector in particular will have a dynamic voice with which to communicate with government, the public sector and Industry in general. This can only be good for all concerned.”

find out more visit www.iaaf.co.uk

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THE MOT CLUB IAAF-G members can receive vital help in carrying out MOT work IAAF-G members can now gain access to vital MOT support by signing up to The MOT Club at a specially discounted rate. They can obtain a variety of invaluable business aids at a reduced 10 percent rate to help them carry out MOT work, professionally and profitably. The MOT Club was established in 2001 and became an instant success; it is a leading voice regarding the representation of testing stations and testers and is recognised by VOSA, DFT and CITA – the international body for vehicle inspection. What’s more, it isn’t a trade association, but a commercial one, providing a wide range of services and benefits to service repair companies, which is why linking up to the IAAF can only benefit the independent garage members as they come on board.

Huw Roberts, Managing Director, Motor Trade Technologies

The services available to the IAAF-G members through The MOT Club will include: • Service Schedule Data • VSI Data and MOT Diary • Annual Site Checks and QC • Full support on site for appeals and enforcement action • MOT pocket guides • MOT helpline • Trade Insurance Scheme • IR and Legal Assistance The MOT Club will also offer IAAF-G members discounts off handheld scan tools, engine analyser, handheld MOT test units, full technical data CDs, garage management system and training. It is part of Motor Trade Technologies (MTT), which was formed by Huw Roberts, the well-respected aftermarket expert.

MTT is the flagship of five specific automotive aftermarket offerings within the MTT network, which incorporates the expertise, skills and knowledge of Stafford Computer Technology, Motor Trade Software, The MOT Club and Mobile Tracking Systems. Huw Roberts said: “Our group has significant financial support from its majority shareholder, Electra Partners, who are one of London’s largest VCs. We plan to provide MOT Club membership to garages that wish to join the IAAF and this will be done at a 10% rebate over normal fees. We will also offer AutoinTouch at a special price. The AutoinTouch system is used by over 1200 service repair workshops in the UK.” AutoInTouch LIVE is a business management tool designed to improve the operational efficiency of today’s busy vehicle repair and servicing workshop. It combines the fundamental features of garage administration into an easy to use

For more information about Motor Trade Technologies, look at www.motortradetechnologies.com

A special 10% discount on Mot Club membership for IAAF members The Voice of the Automotive Aftermarket

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and affordable package. AutoinTouch is packed with many features including an Electronic Diary, VRM Lookup, Reminder Letters, SMS Messaging, Online MOT Booking all in an intuitive sleek modern interface. Roberts added: “In addition we will be looking at ways of providing support in other areas to the IAAF in the future. I’m excited about being a part of this new initiative and believe the service repair sector can gain a great deal having a truly independent organisation representing them and defending their future.” IAAF’s Quintin Cornforth said: “Having Hugh’s MOT Club linked to the IAAF’s considerable lobbying power both in the UK and internationally, makes us an instant choice for the independent, especially with the MOT Club on board, to provide a wide range of support, training and inspection services.”

10% Discount off Motorcodes for IAAF members find out more visit www.iaaf.co.uk

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Technical Troubleshooting Peter Coombes, of IAAF technical partner Mototek Solutions Ltd, looks at a problem that can tax the most experienced technician in a taster from the technical bulletins, which are now available to garage members

Common Problem with Variable Geometry Turbochargers FOR a few years now, many of the light vehicle diesel engines have been fitted with Variable Geometry Turbos (VGT). For the VGT systems, boost control is achieved by the movement and regulation of internal mechanical components, which adjust the angle at which gasses are directed across the surfaces of the impeller vanes. As a result the traditional wastegate control valve has been eliminated from these systems. The Variable Geometry Turbos have been fitted to an increasing range of vehicle with both PSA and VAG vehicles being prominent. A: Position sensor B: Actuator vacuum canister

Variable Geometry Turbocharger

The boost control regulation actuators mechanism on the VGT systems do have an almost identical appearance to conventional wastegate control systems, i.e. a vacuum capsule with an external link rod.

As a rough guide, therefore, if the link rod goes directly into the main body of the turbo assembly (similar to the example illustrated), it is likely to be a Variable Geometry Turbo (VGT) type. If the link rod connects to an external drop arm and the other end of the drop arm connects to a spindle it is a traditional wastegate system. Although there VGT systems are generally reliable, there are some common problems that usually result in a lack of power. In a high percentage of cases, problems can be traced back to sticking or seizing of the internal Variable Geometry Turbo (VGT) components, and a quick check can often prove what is at fault. With the engine switched ‘OFF’ a fairly specific amount of free play should be measured on the actuator rod (typically 8mm). In normal operation, when the engine is started and vacuum is therefore applied (from the vacuum pump), the actuator capsule rod should be seen to move thus eliminating the free play. However, with the engine OFF (no vacuum applied) the free play is not evident, this can indicate that the internal Variable Geometry Turbo (VGT) components are sticking. Unfortunately, successful rectification is usually only achieved by replacement with a new Variable Geometry Turbo (VGT) unit.

Position sensors have been fitted to later Variable Geometry Turbos (VGT) systems and the sensor is used to monitor the movement of the variable geometry actuator mechanism. The illustration on the next page shows a Turbo charger position sensor is fitted to the external actuator and directly connected to the internal diaphragm; this allows the Engine Management ECM to determine the exact position of the actuator rod (by monitoring the signal from the position sensor) and consequently, this is an indication of the exact position of the internal Variable Geometry Turbo (VGT) components. By combining the position sensor information with other information, the Engine Management ECM is then able to monitor the operation of the Variable Geometry Turbo (VGT) under all drive conditions, detecting such values as boost pressures, rise/ fall time of boost as well as any deviations from the expected values.

If you would like more technical information contact the IAAF

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Breaking the Code… With reference to the article on problems with Variable Geometry Turbochargers, if a fault is detected that relates to the variable geometry actuator position sensor, it is possible that one of the following EOBD fault codes could be retrieved. P2562 - Turbocharger Boost Control Position Sensor Circuit P2563 - Turbocharger Boost Control Position Sensor Range / Performance P2564 - Turbocharger Boost Control Position Sensor Circuit Low P2565 - Turbocharger Boost Control Position Sensor Circuit High P2566 - Turbocharger Boost Control Position Sensor Circuit Intermittent

Apart from fault code P2563, the codes are most likely to be activated due to electrical faults in the sensor circuit or wiring e.g. a short or open circuit or poor connection. However, if fault code P2563 is activated, this relates to a position sensor Range / Performance problem, which in basic terms means that the sensor is not detecting the expected movement of the actuator mechanism. The fault code could be activated because the sensor is not detecting movement of the actuator mechanism, which could be due to lack of actuator movement (seized mechanism); this would therefore mean that the boost pressure is being incorrectly controlled. The specific fault code therefore provides an indicator as to what is happening or, in this case, not happening. With this particular type of fault, the ECM could therefore activate a fault code relating to incorrect boost pressure as well as a code relating to the position sensor.

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Brian Bristow, of North’s Garage, near High Wycombe

Why I joined the IAAF I was attracted to the IAAF because it is determined to be the independent voice of the industry. In the past I have been an active member of another automotive trade association where I sat on a number of committees, but now want to be part of an organisation that really speaks up for independents. “I know Quintin Cornforth and many of the other people involved in the IAAF and feel they really know the business. I have been involved in the industry for 50 years and always keep up to date in with new technology. What I need now is an organisation to stand up for people like me, those who deal with the real concerns of independents. It’s easy to talk the talk, now we need some real action and get the ball rolling. “I hope that other garages join the IAAF-G so that it becomes a powerful force and helps safeguard the future for independents.”

See the back page to find out how you can join the IAAF-G

find out more visit www.iaaf.co.uk

...AND HAVE A GREATER SAY IN

YOUR FUTURE

Independent garages now have a much greater opportunity to influence the running of their industry • The IAAF will lobby on their behalf to get their opinions heard both in the UK and in Europe • The IAAF is formed by the Automotive Distribution Federation (ADF) which already has a renowned track record gained by active representation of independent automotive distributors and suppliers

Included in monthly membership: • Full lobbying representation • Legal Services – a legal helpline for vital information when you need it

Technical Solutions including: • Technical Helpline – talk directly to helpline operators who have a wealth of experience of dealing with modern vehicle systems, all with access to a database of problems and solutions as well as a library of technical information

• Regular communication with a quarterly magazine, e-bulletins and a brand-new, informative website

• Technical Bulletins – 12 issues a year, covering a wide range of topics including known problems, explanations of newer vehicle systems, diagnostic problems etc

• Technical Solutions (optional extra)

• Online Technical Topics – a regularly updated web-based service giving 24/7 access to a wide range of problems and solutions, with an easily searchable database of problems listed by manufacturer, model and topics

• MOT Support (optional extra)

MOT Support including:

Prices for 1-3 Branches

• A special deal on MOT Club membership to IAAF members with a 10% discount membership

Membership Fees 2010 (inc. 50% discount) Technical Solutions MOT Club (inc. 10% discount)

• A nationwide technical team to assist members with all elements of their MOT business with a 24-hour response to propose enforcement action by VOSA • Access to annual site inspections of the MOT Bay and its testers for MOT test stations • Plus unlimited accesses to technical, legal and enforcements action representation

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PLEASE FILL IN THIS FORM AND RETURN TO IAAF: YOUR NAME: POSITION: COMPANY NAME: NO. OF GARAGES:

Monthly Fee Total £10.00 + vat (PA £120 + vat)

£10.83 + vat (PA £130 + vat)

£32.30 + vat (PA £389 + vat)

TOTAL: per month/per annum

(delete as appropriate)

For companies with more than 3 garages please telephone for further details.

How to Pay Online at www.iaaf.co.uk or by telephoning 0845 3131 506

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