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Feature   July 1, 2005   by Auto Service World

What’s New… (July 01, 2005)


Hose Reel Line

Alemite has introduced its Hose Reel Product Line, a new non-stainless steel corrosion-resistant reel made of die-cast aluminum. This new product complements the company’s greatly expanded hose reel line. The corrosion-resistant aluminum reel contains powder-coated aluminum and corrosion-resistant internal components. The reel is particularly effective in high-moisture areas, including marine and paper mill applications. Alemite has also added a new stainless steel reel that is suitable for use in areas involving food handling, corrosive environments, metals processing, mines and general manufacturing. The reel offers quick breakdown for easy cleaning in any of these environments.

Stewart-Warner/Alemite

Monotube Shocks for Domestics

Tenneco has introduced 23 new Monroe Reflex units to be offered for popular domestic applications originally equipped with monotube technology. The new Monroe Reflex monotube product offering will cover popular Chevrolet, Ford, Hummer and Jeep applications that were factory-equipped with monotube technology. Among the leading monotube-equipped applications are Chevrolet 1500 Silverado 4WD (1999-04), K1500/C1550 4WD (1987-00), and S-10 4WD (1994-03) models; Hummer H2 (2003-04); Ford Ranger FX4 4WD (2002-04) and F-150 4WD (1997-03); and Jeep Grand Cherokee (1993-04) with UpCountry Suspension.

Tenneco Automotive

A/C Sealant Detection

The Neutronics Quick Detect A/C Sealant Detection Kit is easy to use and works on both R134A and R12 systems. Both professional technicians and vehicle owners are routinely using sealants in mobile A/C systems. Most of these A/C sealants react with moisture and air to create a seal. They are carried through the system by the refrigerant oil, escape through the hole in the system, and solidify to form a seal. These sealants can enter A/C components and A/C service equipment and cause damage by solidifying in the solenoids and tubing. The Quick Detect system comes with everything needed for a quick and easy test. If sealant is present in the system, it will quickly solidify in the disposable test cartridge and cause the flow meter to show “no flow.” The Neutronics QuickDetect A/C Sealant Detector Kit, Model No. ACSD, comes complete with 10 test cartridges, R134A and R12 couplers, a test hose, flow meter, syringe, and detailed instructions in a custom moulded carrying case.

Neutronics

Shock and Strut Catalogue

KYB America has recently launched its latest catalogue and has expanded its already extensive coverage for cars, light trucks, and SUVs, with the addition of over 250 new applications. The company has also included all the key product and application information that makes KYB’s catalogue convenient and informative. KYB’s 2005 product catalogue is trilingual (English, Spanish and French) and has new listings for a wide array of domestic and import vehicles, including performance upgrades.

KYB America LLC


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