Home' Australian Automotive Aftermarket Magazine : Australian Auto Aftermarket E-zine December Contents 28 AUTOMOTIVE AFTERMARKET MAGAZINE DECEMBER 2012
Spareco releases DPF
How and why Diesel Particulate Filters (DPF) fail and the
procedures involved with diagnosis and rectifying faults has
led to many technicians suffering head-scratching moments.
market with its DPF diagnostic tool.
The DPF is a filter that removes particulates and
soot/carbon from the exhaust gases and is a serviceable item
that needs replacing at the end if its life.
This varies with each vehicle manufacturer and main
dealers account for the majority of DPFs fitted within the
The OE manufacturer warranty does not cover 'over-
filling', as this is regarded in the same way as oil, fuel or air
filters -- the warranty only covers mechanical failure.
As such, the aftermarket is missing out on an opportunity
to increase its sales and profit margin because DPFs are a
high ticket product.
Spareco along with European Exhaust and Catalyst, a
UK based emission control specialist, have introduced a
DPF diagnostic tool avoiding the need for DPF replacement
and faults to be managed by main dealers.
The DPF tool performs static regenerations, resets the
EOLYS additive light, identifies DPF related fault codes, has
a filter replacement function and a simple push button
operation and is programmed for the full range of Spareco
DPF applications for vehicles manufactured from 2000
Manufacturers covered include Alfa Romeo, Audi, BMW,
Citroen, Fiat, Ford, Opel, Hyundai, Jaguar, Kia, Mazda,
Nissan, Peugeot, Renault, SAAB, Skoda, Volkswagen and
New updates are added constantly and can easily be
uploaded once the supplied software is installed.
Spareco is an Emission Control Specialist company
based in Brisbane offering a full range of universal and direct
fit catalytic converters, diesel particulate filters and exhaust
To find out more download the latest Emission Control
System Catalogue from www.spareco.net or phone
07 3808 9388.
Dayco's most innovative engine belt
advancement proves a hit with installers
Dayco Australia has reported that
its most advanced engine belt
design to date, the recently
released Dayco W Profile Poly
Rib engine belt, has been a
runaway success with automotive
repairers across the nation.
Featuring an Aramid
reinforced EPDM compound, the
new Dayco W-Profile Poly-Rib
engine belt range has been
designed to quieten the most
problematic engine drive
Judging by its immediate
success in the aftermarket, there
is no doubt that Dayco's latest
innovation is living up to expectations.
Dayco's patented new W-shaped rib design ensures
engine belt stability and accuracy over a longer service
life, which is imperative to the silent, responsive and
economical performance of modern day engines and
their ever increasing auxiliary systems.
Dayco has engineered each W Profile Poly-Rib
engine belt application based on the general
characteristics of each vehicle's belt drive system.
It is important to note that there is no single engine
belt design that will work with every application and this is
why there are many issues that are created by replacing
engine belts that are not application specific in their design.
This new Dayco engine belt design has been developed
and tested to deal with the all too common aftermarket
application issues such as squeal caused by relative slip
between the engine belt and a pulley, squeak caused by a
momentary slip and chirp caused by relative misalignment by
pulleys in a drive system.
After releasing an initial range of Dayco W Profile Poly-Rib
engine belts to cover popular Holden, Toyota, Mitsubishi and
Nissan models that have known problem noisy drives, Dayco continues to roll out
additional rib belts in this construction.
In order to accurately check engine belt wear, repairers can also receive a free Dayco
Engine Belt Wear Awareness Gauge to easily check engine belt wear levels to recommend
replacements to their customers when necessary.
These gauges are available from Dayco distributors nationwide and can be requested
online at www.dayco.com.au
"We are not surprised at all with the professional installer now demanding the Dayco
W-Profile Poly Rib engine belt over conventional ribbed belts currently being offered by
other belt suppliers," Dayco Australia Managing Director, Arnold Mouw, said.
"This advanced design was two years in the making, representing a considerable
research and development investment by Dayco, to ensure that automotive repairers are
using the highest quality aftermarket engine belt products available to suit each specific
"Such is the success of the new Dayco W Profile Poly -Rib engine belt range that it
will gradually replace the existing quality Dayco Poly-Rib engine belt range.
"We are proud to be delivering this state of the art engine belt technology to the
For more information visit www.dayco.com.au
Dayco Australia Managing Director Arnold Mouw on a seat made
from Dayco engine belts.
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