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Feature   June 1, 2008   by Auto Service World

What’s New (June 01, 2008)

Fuel Tank Assemblies

Spectra Premium Industries Inc. has introduced a new line of fuel tank assemblies with strap set included. These fuel tanks with fuel pump assembly already installed can save up to 52% on installation labour. Spectra is also offering a two-year warranty on the complete unit, including the fuel pump assembly. Spectra Premium

Three-Sided Trucks

Durham Manufacturing has introduced a new line of threesided trucks in four series. The first is without shelves, the second has one adjustable shelf, a third has two adjustable shelves, and a fourth has three adjustable shelves. All models are available in four sizes, ranging from 48 inches wide by 30 inches deep to 72 inches wide by 36 inches deep. All the trucks are 57 inches high, with three sides extending 48 inches above the base deck.

The trucks feature heavy duty, all-welded construction, using 14-gauge steel. The sides and back have a punched diamond pattern. Holes in the sides, in one-inch increments, permit mounting shelves at desired levels. Six-inch by two-inch phenolic bolt-on casters, two swivel, two rigid, assure a weight capacity of 2,000 lbs. A sturdy tubular push handle is provided for easy maneuverability. Finish is durable grey powder coat. Ships assembled, ready for use.

Durham Manufacturing

CTS-V Short Throw Shifter

Katech Performance has introduced a stainless steel short throw shifter for the 2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V, answering the need for a noise-free shifter at an affordable price. The Katech Performance shifter reduces shift travel by 30% to help drivers to be more prompt and accurate in their gear progression. This ultimately allows the vehicle to operate more consistently at an enhanced performance level. The company also has improved upon the knob fastening method with its new application. Katech PerformancePower Brake Boosters

Cardone’s Interactive Vehicle Dynamics (IVD) Power Brake Boosters offer original equipment designs, remanufactured back to original specifications. Over 25 SKUs covering 4.8 million vehicles are available through A1 Cardone First Source. Cardone

Diamond Superabrasive Honing Stones

Head Gasket Repair Kit

Goodson announces the release of its new Diamond Superabrasive Honing Stones. Features include the ability to hone Nicasil type materials with ease, using abrasive material that lasts typically 20 times longer than a typical stone. The new stones fit your AN or HN hone head, and are specifically designed to use with Goodson’s Rod Honing Oil (RHO-10) instead of a synthetic grinding coolant. The stones range from 70 grit to 600 grit (2.7″-5.5″). GoodsonCircle #154

Bar’s Leaks has introduced the Bar’s Leaks HG-3 Head Gasket Repair Kit. Made for automotive technicians, the kit is a three-step process made to completely seal cracked cylinder heads, blown head gaskets, intake gasket leaks, all block leaks, and other severe coolant leaks. It works on gasoline and diesel engines, cast iron or aluminum blocks and heads, multi-layer steel gaskets, copper head gaskets, and composite head gaskets. The kit includes a cooling systems preparation and cleaner, head gasket and block sealant, and head gasket and block treatment. Bar’s Leaks

Aluminum Flywheels

Fidanza Engineering Corporation has released aluminum flywheels for the Mitsubishi Lancer and Lancer Evolution X. Due to their lightweight design, the flywheels require roughly one-third less energy to turn, freeing up horsepower that otherwise is expended to turn the heavier stock flywheel. Fidanza’s aluminum flywheels are made from lightweight, high-quality machined 6061 T6 aluminum. A warp-proof 1050 steel friction surface and CNC-machined fastener holes and chamfers finish off the package. Incredibly durable, the flywheels can be paired with just about any clutch disc material available, from organic to Kevlar and even sintered iron. The product is finished with a heat-treated ring gear and military grade fasteners. The 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer and EVO X aluminum flywheels are fully SFI-approved.

Fidanza Engineering Corp.Air Helper Springs

Firestone Industrial Products Company announces its Ride-Rite air helper springs are now available for 2005-2008 Isuzu N-Series cab forward trucks, both Regular Cab and Crew Cab. The Isuzu cab forward Ride-Rite kit maximizes the truck’s load support to improve its ride quality and stability, by using air pressure to adjust Firestone’s air helper springs. In addition to smoothing the ride, Firestone’s Ride-Rite systems help maintain braking effectiveness, reduce tire wear, level off-centre loads–individual inflation valves allow for separate sideto-side adjustment–and increase vehicle stability. A pair of Ride-Rite air springs provides up to 5,000 pounds of load-levelling capacity. The Isuzu Ride-Rite kit (part #2440) includes everything needed for easy installation and comes with a twoyear limited warranty.

Firestone Industrial Products Company

Diagnostic Tool

Autologic Diagnostic System enables independent garages to provide comprehensive servicing on BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Land Rover, Jaguar, Volvo, Porsche, and VW/Audi in their own shops, including coding and programming, immobilizer key coding, module replacement, and even performance tuning. The bi-directionally competent Autologic diagnostic tool is kept up to date via the Internet.

Autologic Diagnostic Systems

Quick-Strut Assembly Applications

Tenneco Inc. has announced an expansion of its Monroe Quick-Strut Assembly offering for domestic and foreign nameplate applications. The Monroe Quick-Strut Assembly features a replacement bearing plate, upper and lower spring isolators, upper spring seat, coil spring, boot kit, and premium application-engineered Monroe Sensa-Trac strut. Tenneco Inc.

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