Non-original remanufactured and copy turbos can be 40% down on performance with higher emissions, compared to OE remanufactured units.
Champion Brands LLC reports its Champion Oil brand is launching two new diesel engine oils at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show going on now in Las Vegas. Champion’s Blue Flame Synthetic Blend API FA-4 and CK-4 series oils will be a direct replacement for the current API CJ-4 diesel engine oil specification.
Imports of truck tyres into Europe have significantly increased over the past five years and have devoured market share formerly held by local players, particularly European retreaders.
Valeo Service has introduced a new two-year warranty scheme for its extensive range of commercial vehicle clutch products. Terms apply across all European countries with no mileage limitation. Valeo says the new warranty scheme will directly benefit road freight transport operators by optimising their total cost of ownership.
VMI Group broke ground on its new manufacturing plant in Leszno, Poland on 2 November 2016. In the first phase, the company is building a 13,500 m2 facility on its 8 hectare plot of land with goal of extending the current manufacturing capabilities of the company. VMI Group now has entities in 8 countries on 5 continents.
Campaigning body Transport & Environment (T&E) has published research suggesting original equipment vehicle manufacturers are “again manipulating official tests – this time on safety by adjusting indirect tyre pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) to pass the lab test but failing to perform on the road”.
Mercedes-Benz has given the Hunter three-axle commercial vehicle alignment system OEM approval.
Helping consumers understand the vital importance of replacing their vehicles’ worn shocks and struts can be a challenge in some situations, especially without the right support materials. Tenneco’s Monroe brand has helped solve this challenge through an innovative, hands-on countertop shock simulator that demonstrates how ride control units may affect driving safety.