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78 AUTOMOTIVE AFTERMARKET MAGAZINE AUGUST 2013
Install the correct tensioner on the
Ford Fiesta engine
Over the last few years the original equipment tensioner for the
synchronous drive on the Ford Fiesta with the 1.6-litre FYJ engine has
changed a few times.
The changes include a different
pulley diameter (60mm and 62mm) and
a different appearance (with and without
an oblong hole).
Now, Ford OEM and OES have
replaced these tensioners by a new
version (62mm, OE number 1361840/
To ensure the Gates kit remains the
same as the OE product, Gates has also
made the change by including the new
tensioner in the TCKSF1086, instead of
the former type. The new tensioner can
replace all former types without problem.
It is easier to install and avoids incorrect tensioning because the back plate cannot
Install the new tensioner using the removed bolts (20Nm), install the new belt
T1086, and pull the retaining pin out.
No other manipulating is needed as the spring-loaded pulley will
tension the belt correctly.
Scan the QR code with your smartphone or visit
www.GatesAustralia.com.au/feedback to tell Gates about a problem you
have come across, or any technical information you are looking for.
Protex Ultra is ultra
quiet and clean, offering
Protex Ultra disc brake pads from Australian
Truck & Auto Parts (ATAP) are continuing to
These premium pads are delivering on their promise
to be clean, quiet and perform at an excellent level.
In just over two years the part numbers have
The success of these pads is due to the very latest
friction material technology.
Protex uses a premium ceramic friction formulation
and the latest in positive mould technique - this
manufacturing technology is the current preferred OE
The process directs heat and pressure to each mould
cavity to ensure consistent compressibility which is a
key factor in reducing brake noise and enhancing
Protex Ultra's advanced formulation contains ceramic
and copper fibres which improves its ability to dissipate
heat and maintain stable performance over a wide range
This friction formulation has the characteristics to
reduce harmonic pad vibration and rotor wear, which is
a primary cause of wheel dust.
An added feature of this premium disc pad is a triple
layer advanced shim technology.
A steel shim is encased in a specially formulated
nitrile rubber to reduce pad vibration.
ATAP's Carlee Reed said feedback from the
aftermarket regarding Protex Ultra was great.
"Resellers are very excited and impressed with the
level of customer satisfaction and are extremely happy
to always recommend the brand," she said.
"To put it simply, there's no noise, no fade and they
are very clean.
"Some users have noticed no difference in
performance and operation to the OE pads."
The range covers all popular vehicles on Australian roads
and is available now through ATAP branches nationally.
Mackay 2013 hose
Mackay, a leading Australian radiator
and engine hose manufacturer, has
just released its 2013 hose and
cooling system catalogue.
The new catalogue has grown to 446 pages
and contains in excess of 350 new hose part
numbers covering more than 1200 individual
The catalogue page layout has also been
improved with hose pictures now back under
each model listing, making it even easier to
identify the correct Mackay CH hose for a given
Other new products listed are heater valve taps, blanking caps, vehicle hose
packs, universal application hoses and heater and fuel hoses.
All other references such as the 'where used guide' and the ID listing have also
been fully updated.
The new 2013 issue upholds the popular features and expansive range content
that Mackay catalogues are renowned for, so it is no surprise that it is widely
considered as an industry standard hose catalogue.
For your free copy contact your Mackay distributor or email
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