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Feature   July 1, 2008   by Auto Service World

What’s New (July 01, 2008)

A/C Sealant Detection Kit

Neutronics Refrigerant Analysis, a manufacturer of automotive A/C service technology, has released the QuickDetect A/C Sealant Detection Kit to help service providers check for the presence of sealant in mobile A/C systems. If the sealant is not detected beforehand, it can potentially damage the shop’s refrigerant identifiers and refrigerant recovery equipment. The QuickDetect kit includes an A/C coupler, hose, test cartridge, and flow meter, and works on a very basic principle. When connected to the A/C system, it is designed to mimic a refrigerant leak. If sealant is present in the system, it will quickly solidify in the test cartridge and cause the flow meter to show “no flow.” The kit works with both R-134A and R-12 systems and comes with: 10 test cartridges, R-134A and R-12 couplers, a test hose, flow meter, syringe, and detailed instructions, in a custom moulded carrying case. Replacement cartridges are available separately in a 25-piece package, Model No. ACSD-25. Neutronics Refrigerant Analysis

Limited Edition Toolboxes

Matco Tools is now offering limited-edition Rat Fink graphic toolboxes. The Matco 5s Series boxes debuted in May and are available through August 2008. The newest limited-edition toolboxes from Matco display the famed artwork of Ed “Big Daddy” Roth. The special Rat Fink graphics package is available on four Matco toolbox models. The 5225RX and 5228RX are both double-bay toolboxes, while the 5325RX and 5328RX are triple-bay toolbox options. Like all Matco 5s Series toolboxes, the Rat Fink boxes are available in 10 different colours and two trim options: black or chrome. Matco Tools

Rancho Releases Master Catalogue

Rancho Suspension has issued its 2008-’09 Master Catalogue, featuring a complete line of adjustable MyRide shock absorbers, suspension systems, MyRide wireless controllers, RockGEAR accessories, and other related suspension components. The catalogue features close to 30 full-colour, informative “innovation” pages, along with several full-size, fullcolour images of Rancho’s products for a variety of late-model vehicles and UTVs, and includes vital engineering and specs alongside every image. The Rancho products highlighted in the catalogue’s innovation pages include the MyRide RS9000XL series shock absorbers; several highly engineered suspension systems for popular late-model vehicles; and the brand-new RockGEAR line of off-road vehicle accessories, powersports suspension, and shock absorbers. The catalogue is holepunched for easy storage and formatted for fast, easy reference. Tenneco Automotive

High-Performance Black Wheel

BBS of America has expanded its product line with the introduction of the new CH Black wheel. The new design features a black satin finish and is designed to meet factory performance demands. The CH Black wheel is the ideal complement for superior performers like the 2008 BMW M3 and 2008 Audi S5. The BBS CH Black wheel also features a stainless steel rim protector, which not only adds visual appeal, but ensures that driving enthusiasts can appreciate their wheel investment for years to come. The wheels are available for many popular European applications in the following sizes: 18×8, 18×8.5, 18×10, 19×8, 19×8.5, 19×9.5 and 19×10.

BBS of AmericaNew Rotor Line

ACDelco Canada has announced the release of its new rotor line. The new offering is an addition to the company’s DuraStop line and complements the entire brake line. The ACDelco rotor offers coverage for GM applications and is engineered to meet D3EA certification, which establishes brake component output performance consistent with federal motor vehicle safety standards. ACDelco Canada

Honda Ridgeline Tonneau Cover

ACI (Agri-Cover, Inc.) manufacturer of the Access, Lorado, LiteRider, and Vanish Roll-Up Covers, now offers a new Access Roll-Up Cover installation for ’06-’08 Honda Ridgeline trucks. The installation is a new and improved design and allows the Access Roll-Up Cover to install quickly and easily. Removal of the interior wall panels of the Honda Ridgeline truck bed is not necessary and no drilling is involved. Installation can be completed in an average of 30-45 minutes. Agri-Cover Inc.

Cross-bonding Adhesive

Lord Corporation, maker of Fusor Automotive Repair, has announced the launch of Lord Fusor 116 (Medium) and Fusor 117 (Slow) plastic to metal crossbonding adhesive. Designed to bond many types of rigid plastic to bare metal, OEM-proven Lord Fusor 116/117 Plastic to Metal Cross Bonding Adhesive is corrosionresistant and has a lifetime guarantee. This product bonds plastics such as fibreglass, FRP, SMC, carbon fibre, ABS, Metton, polycarbonate, and acrylic. In addition, Lord Fusor 116/117 bonds bare metal and is the perfect choice when cross-bonding bare metal to plastic. Ideal for ground effects, hood scoops, door skins, Kemlite roofs, trailer walls, factory truck hoods, and compact freight vehicles or RVs, Fusor 116/117 can be applied with an ordinary caulking gun. Lord Corp.

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