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News   August 31, 2018   by Adam Malik

New Rein aluminum water pump pulley kit for BMW

CRP Automotive has added a new Rein automotive aluminum water pump pulley and belt kits for popular BMW vehicles.

Application of part Nos. PKW0001 and PKW0002 include coverage for 1992-2006 3 Series, 1999-2005 5 Series, 2004-2006 X3, 2001-2006 X5, and 1997-2002 Z3 equipped with six-cylinder engines, totalling more than one million vehicles in the U.S. and Canada.

The new kits come complete with a genuine ContiTech serpentine belt, Rein aluminum replacement pulley, and the required hardware needed to mount the pulley to the water pump. The pulley is identical in fit, form and function to the original. It is designed to deliver a longer, more robust service life than the OE plastic pulley which is susceptible to heat degradation over time due from exposure to high underhood temperatures.

“BMW vehicles that feature the E34 E36, E39 or E46 chassis typically come equipped with plastic OE water pump pulleys,” explains Alex Ragucci, CRP Automotive Brand Manager. “These pulleys have been known to crack over time or when the water pump is being replaced. When the pulley fails, it can cause severe damage to the belt or water pump. That’s why Rein introduced the metal water pump pulley to ensure a more robust construction and longer service life.”

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