Inside Line: Corteco

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Corteco points out that worn Torsional Vibration Dampers (TVDs) in some models are likely to generate noise and increase wear to other accessories in front end auxiliary drive systems.

Part number 80004883 is a new pulley kit that resolves the issue in this model range, but also ensures that the problem is fixed first time, without recourse to further investigation or remedial work.

That’s because Corteco OE Quality Pulley Kits have been introduced to help eliminate potential installation errors caused either by failing to fit new TVD bolts (and reusing the existing bolts) or installing incorrect ones.

All TVD bolts are not the same and Corteco TVD kits include the correct bolts, ensuring that bolt identification errors are eliminated at distributor and installer level. Many garages re-use the old bolts, but Corteco advises that new bolts are fitted every time in line with the recommendations of the Original Equipment manufacturer. By stocking the new Corteco kits, motor factors can be certain that the correct TVD bolts have been supplied to installers, every time. Installers will also benefit:

“Installers are more likely to fit new bolts when they are provided inside the boxes, with the pulleys,” says Corteco Product Manager Satbinder Rana.

TVD pulleys are increasingly fitted inside auxiliary drives in order to reduce crankshaft vibrations. As such, they are subject to wear. The introduction of the new kits is a move that encourages better workshop practice at garage level. It adds further value to the Corteco TVD product range, too.

“Unchanged, a worn TVD creates problems for the belt and other components in the drive, but it’s essential that new TVD bolts are installed when the new pulleys are fitted in order to preserve system integrity,” he adds.

Sales and Marketing Manager Steve Jarnet says:

“When supplied separately, the problems for motor factors have always been TVD bolt identification and parts storage. A single box resolves those issues and gives us the opportunity to enhance the warranty to our customers. As we’ve taken the opportunity to redesign the packaging, we’ve been able to improve part protection, reduce shelf space requirements and increase product visibility – all at the same time.”

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