Inside Line: Meyle

Sven Nielsen, Technical Director from MEYLE, says the following difficulties may arise with the Range Rover L322:

Stabiliser links often worn out

Problem:

Intense strain and high surface pressure wear and stress on the ball joint. This causes a premature failure of the ball joint and generates noise at the front axle.

MEYLE-HD solution:

MEYLE in-house engineers increased the ball pin diameter to 22 mm, in addition to using wear-resistant synthetic ball sockets with high-tech grease. The reduction of the surface pressure ensures a significantly longer lifetime.

Owing to the larger ball head the ball surface on MEYLE-HD stabiliser links has been increased by up to 50%. This way we have managed to significantly improve the part‘s load carrying capacity along with its service life.

Worn out brake discs

Problem:

Worn out brake discs affect the braking behaviour of the vehicle negatively. Rust and corrosion may play a major role in this case.

MEYLE solution:

– Brake discs are subject to demanding external factors including heat, salt and moisture, making utmost resistance of the coating an essential performance criterion. The MEYLE Platinum Disc’s special UV finish, better than any conventional coating, ensures excellent anti-corrosion protection.

Comfort and switching problems

Problem:

Transmission oil is highly stressed. It is aging and wearing by abrasion, temperature and chemical processes. This leads to high risk of reduced driving comfort and modified gear
changing conditions, up to costly transmission defects! Despite successful oil changes comfort and switching problems still occur because during an oil change for technical reasons only max. 2/3 of the oil volume is changed. Therefore many deposits remain in the residual oil and in the transmission.

MEYLE solution:

– regular oil change every 6-8 years
– With a mileage exceeding 60,000 kilometres MEYLE recommends that the transmission fluid and filters be changed along with the respective components to maximise gearbox performance and service life.
– Any vehicle manufacturer’s individual specifications must be given priority.
– To ensure compliance with professional standards use special tools when refilling transmission fluid and checking the fluid level.
– Only by a comprehensive transmission fluid flushing almost a complete transmission cleaning is achieved. This requires type-specific special tools (available at tool specialists), e.g.:
• special lift to tilt the car (necessary to run out remaining oil)
• service station
• adapter kit for service station

Worn out tie rod ends

Problem:

Intense strain and high surface pressure wear on the tie rod end. Noise and play in the steering.

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