From left: Jens Schueler, Import Vehicle Community chairman present the Best Problem Solver Award to Dawn Gonzalez, Lumileds Marketing Communications manager, Automotive Aftermarket, and Ann-Marie Hines, Lumileds Sr. Marketing manager, Automotive Aftermarket.One of the many value-added improvements Jasper made was redesigning the piston.Classic 20W-50 was developed especially for year-round use in younger classic cars built after 1960.The caliper is available in five colors - black, red, yellow, white and fluorescent yellow and can be paired with the B-M4 caliper on the rear axle, where applicable.Shell Rotella Gas Truck is recommended for use in gasoline-powered pick-up trucks and SUVs.Raybestos has realigned their product offerings into three distinct lines, Element3, Raybestos R-Line and Specialty.Idemitsu’s full line of vehicle-specific ATF and CVTF products cover virtually every Asian transmission available in the U.S. market.A 2016 Ford Escape 1.6L valve before (left) a BG Platinum Fuel System Service and after.

National Product News - January 2019

Lumileds earns award for Philips X-tremeUltinon LED Headlights at 2018 AAPEX

Farmington Hills, Mich.—Lumileds received a prominent marketing award for its New Philips X-tremeUltinon LED headlight during the 2018 AAPEX Show in Las Vegas.

The Philips X-tremeUltinon LED Headlight was named the Best Problem Solver by the Import Vehicle Community in their 2018 Import Product and Marketing Awards. The award was given for the innovation and ingenuity in product design for aftermarket solutions to common parts prone to failure.

Philips X-tremeUltinon LED headlights deliver up to 200 percenty brighter light when compared to standard minimum legal requirements in low beam test results. They also provide up to 6500 K artic white light for high-end styling that is noticeably whiter than standard.

 

Jasper Engines & Transmissions announced the release of an extension to the current Chrysler 5.7L HEMI V8 product line.

Jasper, Ind.—Jasper’s Chrysler 5.7L HEMI V8 product line is now available for the following late-model applications: 2016 Chrysler 300; 2016 RAM 1500; 2016 Dodge Challenger; 2016-2017 RAM 2500; 2016 Dodge Charger; 2016-2017 RAM 3500; 2016 Dodge Durango; and 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Jasper redesigned the pistons for stronger compression and multi-layer steel head gaskets to ensure superior protection against leaks and improved combustion seal.

 

Mitchell 1 announces introduction of ProSpect, a mobile vehicle inspection and check-in application

Poway, Calif.—Mitchell 1 announced the introduction of ProSpect, a mobile vehicle inspection and check-in application integrated with the Manager SE shop management software that offers the option to take the system beyond the walls of the auto repair shop to start the vehicle intake and inspection processes right at the vehicle. ProSpect is accessed on a mobile phone or tablet device and streamlines the customer greeting and vehicle inspection processes by allowing service writers to decode the VIN (or license plate to VIN), conduct multi-point inspections and write an estimate or repair order before the customer even steps into the shop.

 

New motor oil by Liqui Moly for classic cars

Ulm-Lehr, Germany—German oil and additive specialist Liqui Moly has developed an oil for classic cars that is exclusively designed for the engine technology of decades gone by: The Classic 20W-50.

Low viscosity synthetic oils are generally not suitable for the assemblies of classic cars. These are made up of other materials such as white alloys, non-ferrous alloys and had different fabrication tolerances and oil change intervals to modern cars. That’s why the oil technology should come from the same time as the engine technology. The new Classic 20W-50 is clearly superior to old oils from that time. “It combines the compatibility of old oils with modern wear protection technology,” said Dietmar Schmid, application engineer at Liqui Moly. Classic 20W-50 was developed especially for year-round use in younger classic cars built after 1960 and which are already equipped with an oil filter element.

 

Brembo introduces new B-M6 Caliper at SEMA Show 2018

Las Vegas—Brembo debuted its all-new B-M6 six-piston aluminum monobloc brake caliper at the 2018 SEMA Show in Las Vegas.

The caliper is designed for the front corners of sports coupes and sedans, high-performance SUVs, and supercars that use either cast-iron or Brembos advanced CCM-R carbon-ceramic discs. It is available in five colors - black, red, yellow, white and fluorescent yellow and can be paired with the B-M4 caliper on the rear axle, where applicable.

Developed to increase overall braking performance, the systems provide consistent braking power and feel under extreme conditions. Typical applications would include Audi S/RS models, BMW M2/M3/M4, X5M/X6M, Chevrolet Camaro and Corvette, Ford Mustang, Porsche 911/Turbo/GT3, and many more.

The B-M6 caliper accommodates brake discs up to 410x36mm (16.14x1.42”), and is optimized for use with wide annulus discs and brake pads, providing significantly more braking surface area.

 

Shell Rotella expands portfolio with introduction of Shell Rotella Gas Truck engine oil

Las Vegas—Shell Lubricants is introducing Shell Rotella Gas Truck full synthetic engine oil providing, protection for towing and hauling for gasoline-powered pickup trucks and SUVs. The oil, from the makers of Shell Rotella heavy duty diesel engine oil, offers protection in three viscosity grades: 0W-20, 5W-20 and 5W-30 beginning in January.

Shell Rotella Gas Truck is recommended for use in gasoline-powered pick-up trucks and SUVs, including those that experience more extreme conditions, including driving with heavy loads, stop and go driving, frequent short trips, extreme hot or cold temperatures, and extensive idling. The oil is approved for use in Ford, GM, Ram and Toyota gas-powered trucks and SUVs.

 

Raybestos unveils ‘Big Brake-Thru’ at AAPEX 2018

McHenry, Ill.—Raybestos has realigned their product offerings into three distinct lines, Element3, Raybestos R-Line and Specialty, according to Kristin Grons, marketing manager for Brake Parts Inc (BPI). The new product lines were showcased at the Raybestos booth during AAPEX.

“Each line is packaged in distinctly identified boxes to help professional technicians manage their inventories and to help them quickly select the right brake parts for each job,” Grons said.

The three distinct product categories allow:

• Straight-forward inventory that is easier to manage

• Simple and clear product families that easily work together, providing great performance for the entire braking system with less comebacks

• Increased sales by selling the complete braking system

• Kits for top applications - easy to market, easy to sell

 

Idemitsu Lubricants America introduces new ATF and CVTF products at AAPEX

Las Vegas—Idemitsu Lubricants America introduced three new products at the 2018 AAPEX Show. The OEM formulated automatic transmission fluid (ATF) and continuous variable transmission fluids (CVTF) will bring the number of Idemitsu’s full line of vehicle specific ATF and CVTF products to 12, covering virtually every Asian transmission available in the American market.

Idemitsu ATF and CVTF products are exclusively designed to meet the unique needs of specific vehicle transmission applications. They are precisely engineered to match OEM friction materials and exact viscosity requirements for “dialed-in” performance, smoother shifting, anti-shudder durability, oxidation durability and deposit control.

OEM specific formulas:

• ATF Type HK4 – For Hyundai, Kia and Mitsubishi vehicles with automatic (non-CVT) transmissions that require the use of ATF SP-IV.

• CVTF Type TLS-FE – For Toyota, Lexus and Scion vehicles equipped with continuously variable transmissions requiring the use of CVTF FE.

• CVTF Type N3 – For Nissan and Infinity vehicles equipped with XTRONIC continuously variable transmissions requiring the use of CVTF NS-3.

 

BG Products new fuel system service removes carbon to help restore fuel efficiency

Wichita, Kan.—BG introduces the new BG Platinum Fuel System Service, an enhanced atomization procedure which removes carbon from fuel systems.

“After nearly a decade of research and on-vehicle testing, we can confidently say that we have developed a revolutionary solution to the carbon buildup problems in today’s engines,” said Darin Greseth, BG president and CEO. “No teardown, no downtime, no walnut shells, just BG.”

While some existing service solutions may have an impact on deposits, improper atomization can cause pooling and may result in hydrolocking the engine. Chemistries, equipment, and even re-engineering have tried to address this issue, but still the deposits remain unbroken in the intake.

The BG Platinum Fuel System Service solves this problem with innovative equipment and a procedure that offers the most effective atomization for removal of deposit buildup.

 

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