Press release #Automotive Aftermarket

Add-on for EPS 708 and EPS 815 diesel test benches

New test kits for the inspection of VDO common-rail pumps on Bosch diesel test benches

  • Improved and more flexible utilization of Bosch diesel test benches
  • Access to test plans for VDO pumps via access code
  • Diesel experts from Bosch and VDO ensure high repair quality
Heiderose Dreiner

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Bosch has improved the scope of application of its diesel test benches allowing an even more flexible use and increased utilization. Authorized diesel experts equipped with Bosch EPS 708 and EPS 815 diesel test benches can now also test and maintain common-rail pumps by the Continental brand VDO thanks to two newly developed test kits. Depending on already existing workshop equipment, there are two different test kits available. CP VDO retrofit kit is designed for those workshops equipped with Bosch EPS 708 or EPS 815 diesel test benches and CP1, CP3, CP4 and CP third party test kits. The CP VDO Complete kit, however, only requires the Bosch CP4 test kit. Having been developed by both Bosch and VDO in close cooperation, the new test kits are approved by VDO for CR pumps.

Bosch provides the test plans including test values for VDO pumps on the TestData CD for EPS 708 and EPS 815. In order to unlock these data, an access code is required, which is only available for VDO Diesel Repair Service (DRS) Partners. This code has a validity of one year and can be ordered again once it expired. VDO provides the repair instructions as well as the spare parts required for pump repairs.

Authorization for workshops

By means of the authorization, VDO assures only workshops with both the necessary equipment, the required know-how and original spare parts will test and maintain VDO pumps. Wholesalers can provide interested workshops with more information about the DRS partner concept.

Contact person for press inquiries:
Heiderose Dreiner
Phone: +49 721 942-3145

The Automotive Aftermarket division (AA) provides the aftermarket and repair shops worldwide with modern diagnostic and repair shop equipment and a wide range of spare parts – from new and exchange parts to repair solutions – for passenger cars and commercial vehicles. Its product portfolio includes products made as Bosch original equipment, products developed in-house and specifically manufactured for the aftermarket, as well as services. About 13,000 associates in more than 150 countries, as well as a global logistics network, ensure that spare parts reach customers quickly and on time. AA supplies testing and repair-shop technology, diagnostic software, service training, and information services. In addition, the division is responsible for the “Bosch Service” repair-shop franchise, one of the world’s largest independent chains of repair-shops, with some 15,000 workshops, and more than 1,000 “AutoCrew” partners.

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The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 420,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2022). According to preliminary figures, the company generated sales of 88.4 billion euros in 2022. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT provider, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, Industry 4.0, and connected mobility. Bosch is pursuing a vision of mobility that is sustainable, safe, and exciting. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to facilitate connected living with products and solutions that either contain artificial intelligence (AI) or have been developed or manufactured with its help. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiary and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. With its more than 400 locations worldwide, the Bosch Group has been carbon neutral since the first quarter of 2020. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At 128 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 85,000 associates in research and development, of which nearly 44,000 are software engineers.

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