Wagner OEX pads, were selected as having the best new packaging in the marketing category of the annual AAPEX Packaging Showcase.Top Tec ATF 1800 is now available for ZF model 8HPxx transmissions.Mitchell 1 announced the release of its 2016 Emission Control Application Guide

Product Notes - January 2016

Federal-Mogul Motorparts wins AAPEX award for Wagner OEX Brake Pad packaging

Southfield, Mich.—Federal-Mogul Motorparts’ revolutionary new line of Wagner OEX replacement brake pads received a prestigious award for product packaging during 2015 AAPEX in Las Vegas. Wagner OEX pads, were selected as having the best new packaging in the marketing category of the annual AAPEX Packaging Showcase.

The award-winning packaging is the first to hit the market featuring the Wagner brand’s new,  distinctively modern look and feel. The new Wagner OEX packaging highlights the patent-pending design of the brake pads, which feature sophisticated shapes and precision-engineered slots and cuts that enhance performance by increasing turbulent airflow, allowing for cooler operation and improved stopping power. Leading pad features and benefits are presented in clear, appealing graphics against a clean, white background.

Additional benefits of Wagner OEX brake pads include reduced rotor wear and dusting and up to two times longer pad life, particularly important on pickups, SUVs and CUVs — North America's largest and fastest growing vehicle segment — which often encounter a wider range of loads and more challenging operating conditions.


ZF TRW introduction ride control program at AAPEX

Las Vegas—TRW Aftermarket, a business unit of the newly created ZF TRW division, unveiled a TRW branded, all-makes, ride control program at AAPEX 2015.

The TRW branded all-makes ride control program will comprise shock absorbers, strut and spring assemblies, mounts, dust covers, bump-stops and coil springs. It is an OE-derived premium range which will provide  quality, driving dynamics and durability. The program will cover 95 percent of the car parc in North America and will be on sale to aftermarket customers in the first half of 2016.

Mark Thorpe, vice president TRW Parts & Service North America, said, “The TRW branded ride control program will encompass the best of both ZF and TRW: our combined engineering prowess, manufacturing skill, technological development and marketing support. The program signals the next step in our development of selected ZF and TRW aftermarket product lines to offer North American customers market-leading ranges which offer comprehensive car park coverage and are first to market with coverage of new vehicles.”

The business advocates that it pays to fit OE quality parts manufactured by a company that has also developed the technologies behind them.

Prior to the introduction of an all-makes TRW branded ride control program in North America, ZF Services’ aftermarket ride control program was taken to market under the well-established product brand Sachs, which stands for high performance and reliability in OE-Quality. The Sachs brand will continue to be available across North America for the European OE Import program.


Liqui Moly increases applications for Top Tec ATF 1800 automatic transmission fluid

Ulm-Lehr, Germany— Advanced automatic transmissions ensure that engines operate in the most efficient range, which increases driving comfort as well as fuel economy. It has also resulted in transmissions with an increasing number of gears with finer incrementation and requiring high performance oils such as Liqui Moly’s Top Tec ATF 1800. It’s range of application has been increased following extensive testing.

Top Tec ATF 1800 is now available for ZF model 8HPxx transmissions. Transmissions of this type are installed in various models by the manufacturers of BMW, Dodge, Iveco, Jaguar, Jeep, Lancia, Land Rover, Maserati, Rolls-Royce and Volkswagen. “This recommendation closes a gap in our line of automatic transmission fluids”, said Harry Hartkorn, head of the Liqui Moly Applications Engineering Team.

The transmission fluid is approved by Dexron VI and Mercon LV. The lubricant manufacturer also recommends its product for vehicles with the following specifications: Aisin Warner AW-1, BMW 83 22 0 142 516, BMW 83 22 2 152 426, BMW M-1375.4, Fiat 9.555550-AV5, Hyundai SP IV, Nissan AT-Matic S Fluid, Toyota WS, VW G 055 005, VW G 055 540, VW G 060 162.


Mitchell 1 introduces 2016 Emission Control Application Guide

Poway, Calif—Mitchell 1 announced the release of its 2016 Emission Control Application Guide (ECAT16) for domestic and import cars, light trucks, vans (diesel engines) and Class ‘A’ motor homes with gasoline engines, model years 1966-2016. The new guide provides vehicle-specific emission system information for repair shops that perform smog inspections.

“As engine controls become more intertwined with other vehicle systems, Mitchell 1’s new Emission Control Application Guide can help shops cut through the complexity,” said Nick DiVerde, senior marketing director, Mitchell 1. “For repair shops that use the online repair information in ProDemand, this printed companion guide is a great resource to help stay in compliance with state emission standards.”

Content featured in the 2016 edition includes:

• Emission application tables
• Engine displacement conversion charts
• Emission control visual inspection procedures
• Approximately 40 years of domestic and imported basic ignition timing specifications
• 1980-2015 maintenance reminder light reset procedures
• The latest EPA Emission Recall Bulletins
• I/M areas that require ignition timing and EGR function testing
• Quick reference listing for major systems, devices and components

Standardized emission control abbreviation list for:

• 1966-2016 domestic cars, light trucks and vans (gasoline engines)
• 1968-2016 import cars, light trucks and vans (gasoline engines)
• 1966-2016 medium and heavy duty domestic trucks (gasoline engines)
• Class “A” motor homes (gasoline engines)
• 1984-2016 domestic and import cars, light trucks and vans (diesel engines)

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