Torque Factor

Torque Factor

Episode 4: Dirk Fuchs on electrification training and certification

April 22, 2020

In this episode of Torque Factor, Dirk Fuchs, technical training manager with ZF Aftermarket, joins Scott Brown to discuss vehicle electrification and how training and certification can benefit the industry. Fuchs discusses the current European Electric Vehicle Expert certification, titled ECE-100, and introduces the training program that ZF has developed for BMW and the aftermarket.

Jeff Del Rossa, founder and CEO of ProMAXX Tool, joins the show to discuss metallurgy science, broken fasteners, and how his unique products help technicians solve difficult broken bolt scenarios.

Brown catches up with Holly Wolfe and Donny Seyfer at the 2020 Vision Hi-Tech Training and Expo as they provide an update on what’s happening with NASTF.

  • Recall: 19V-761 – GM Truck platforms, All 4WD with 3.08 GU4 rear axle and the 5.3L L83 engine. 2014-2018 Silverado/Sierra 1500, 2015-2020 Tahoe/Yukon, and 2015-2020 Suburban. Inadvertent braking causing severe pull to right or left.
  • Case study: Diagnostic Network presents a case study on identifying and repairing a misfiring 2001 Lexus with a scope and a current probe.
  • Industry update: PTEN magazine and Diagnostic Network partner by supporting the new Disaster Support user group, a group designed for members to coordinate with peers in response to disasters like the current COVID-19 pandemic. is home to Torque Factor, and Professional Tool and Equipment News, Professional Distributor, and Fleet Maintenance magazines. Have a topic or question you’d like discussed on a future episode? Email us at:

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