Gates Releases 255 Aftermarket Parts
Gates Corp. has added 255 new part numbers to its Original Equipment (OE) quality automotive Articles line. The release includes heavy-duty water pumps, bulk size fiber braid lock-on hose, variable valve timing solenoids, and RPM Micro-V and timing belts.
The heavy-duty water pumps for popular truck applications are built using upgraded seals and bearings to handle heavy diesel loads. Precise face machining ensures a correct fit, according to Gates.
The company has added a new size of fiber braid lock-on hose (5LOC) which is now available in 300-foot bulk reel and 50-foot packaging. The company says this fiber braid reinforced hose is ideal for petroleum-based hydraulic oils, glycol antifreeze compounds, water, engine lubricating oils and air. It has an oil and mildew resistant cover, a 300-psi working pressure and meets specific performance requirements for fuel and B20 biodiesel fuel transfer applications up to 125 degrees Fahrenheit.
Gates says the Article release also includes a new line of variable valve timing solenoids that effectively restore the variable valve timing to proper operation and performance. The OE quality parts provide exact fit, easy installation and a practical solution to the failed operation of a VVT solenoid, which prevents oil flow and pressure to an engine’s cam phaser.
Gates has expanded its RPM (Race, Performance, Muscle) line with 22 new RPM Micro-V brand belts for many popular supercharged applications as well as a new timing belt for the 1993-1994 Nissan Maxima equipped with the 3.0L engine.
Gates says its RPM Micro-V belts use multiple adhesion gum layers and nylon reinforcement in a patented EPDM compound, resisting heat and extending service life.
The RPM timing belts use superior materials such as high-strength tensile cords, aramid reinforced rubber compound and tough tooth fabric. They have shown to be stronger, last longer and be less susceptible to damage from heat and contamination compared to the original equipment and competitive timing belts, according to the company.
“New Article development continues to be a top priority as market needs constantly evolve,” says Jack Ramsey, senior vice president, North American Automotive Aftermarket for Gates. “We are pleased to be able to offer Articles that address these needs on a steady, ongoing basis.”
For more information, visit www.Gates.com/automotive.