Home' Australian Automotive Aftermarket Magazine : Australian Auto Aftermarket e-Zine - Mar 13 Contents 36 AUTOMOTIVE AFTERMARKET MAGAZINE MARCH 2013
Ryco releases new 2013
Ryco has published a 2013 wall chart, which is
the first update since 2008.
The new chart covers Ford, Holden, Honda,
Hyundai, Kia, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Subaru,
Suzuki, Toyota and Volkswagen.
Data is listed by make, model, series, engine
comments, cylinders and capacity.
It covers more than 450 applications of
popular vehicles and includes the new models in
conjunction with previous series of each model.
The only exceptions to this are the Falcon,
Commodore and Corolla, which have additional
common series listed.
wall chart format for the first time along with new
filters about to be released to the market in
coming months such as the Ranger and Mazda
It also provides additional technical
information for some listings in a hand notes
section located at the bottom right hand corner of
For the most up to date information visit
Ryco's website www.rycofilters.com.au
Meanwhile, Ryco expects to release its new
wall chart for European vehicles at the AAA Expo.
"We can only fit so many applications on one
wall chart so we have released two," Ryco's
Melissa Simpson said.
"European vehicles make up a significant
part of the Australian car parc and workshops are
doing more European services and we certainly
have the range of filters for their next service.
"This up-to-date publication will become
another must-have in the trade but as always it is
best used in conjunction with the Ryco website."
The 2013 Ryco Wall Chart is available from
your local Ryco Filters representative, call
Ryco Customer Service on 1800 804 541 or
CouplerTec electronic rust proofing systems
High motor vehicle maintenance costs now means vehicles are being retained longer
Vehicles are an expensive and costly
investment and many owners would like them
to last longer.
It is estimated that $3000 to $4000 could
be saved for every additional year a vehicle is
kept on the road.
In the United States motor vehicle life spans
have now stretched to a record 11.1 years,
according to the research firm R. L. Polk, which
tracks vehicle sales and registrations.
In the 1960s and '70s, when odometers
typically registered no more than 99,999
kilometres before returning to all zeros, the idea
of keeping a car for more than 100,000 miles
was the automotive equivalent of jumping from
a plane without a parachute.
Today, as more owners drive their vehicles
further, some are learning that the imagined
limits of vehicular endurance may not be real
limits at all.
Cars that have survived for a million
kilometres or more have been widely
documented, but those tend to be exceptional
What's different and far more common today
is the online classified ads offering secondhand
Hondas, Toyotas and Volvos with 150,000 or
200,000-plus miles, not for parts, but as
vehicles with some useful life left.
There are different approaches to rust
proofing but some methods work better than
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concerned about the old oil spray process
because holes are drilled into a vehicle's doors
and other areas.
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a stone chip or scratch exposing bare metals to
the elements and making it easier for corrosion
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works to ensure that the oxidisation process is
Most rust damage comes from the inside out
and the combination of water, salt, heat and
oxidation work together to cause rust.
The rust can go unnoticed for some time
before it shows up as a hole in the metal and
then it spreads until costly repairs become
Stone chips and scratches in the paint left
untreated will cause surface rust and while it is
not damaging as perforation, surface rust still
Areas that go largely unseen are at greatest
risk to rust from these conditions.
Vehicle manufacturer rust proofing
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the effects of rust corrosion are most likely to
CouplerTec said a quality rust protection
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