Everyone likes to sign off the jobs they are doing and to have a record of the work entailed in the event they are required to refer back to the job. FAI is helping garages achieve this by adding service labels to its Timing Belt Kits and Timing Chain Kits. Two labels will be supplied in each kit, enabling the repairer to ‘sign off’ jobs and improve the traceability of the work done by providing the correct date and mileage – and reassuring drivers that their repair has been properly done.
One sticker is to go into the vehicle service manual or under the bonnet, whilst the other is attached to the copy invoice held by the repairer. Should the garage need to refer back to the repair, the garage and their suppliers can easily access the relevant information to quickly and accurately respond to any issues.
Timing Chain Kit replacement is more technical and involved than belt replacement. It is important that repairers should note that the engine oil and filter must be replaced when fitting a new timing chain, as old oil can be contaminated and affect the performance of the new parts.
Engine manufacturers and oil suppliers have worked closely to improve the longevity and performance of oils for modern engines and as a result generic engine oils cannot be used for timing chain kit replacement. It is imperative that engine specific oils are used as per the vehicle manufacturer’s specifications. Not to do so will result in the timing chain being incorrectly tensioned and may cause failure in use.
FAI – experts in Timing Belt Kits and Timing Chain Kits.
FAI supply a full range of Timing Chain Kits and Timing Belt Kits for most European and Asian vehicles, including the most modern on the road.
For its Timing Chain Kits, FAI provides every part you need to make a full repair, so there is no need to source different parts from different suppliers. Take the kit out of the box and do the job, with no time or money wasted.
When a motorist needs to have a new timing belt, the majority of the cost is in the labour, not the parts. It therefore makes sense to change the other critical component driven by the belt, the water pump, at the same time.
This is because once the engine has been stripped down to change the timing belt and other timing components, the majority of the final bill for the job will have been incurred. If the water pump is not changed at the same time and subsequently fails – which could be just a few miles down the road for an unlucky motorist ? the cost will have to be incurred all over again to strip the engine driveline down to replace the pump.
FAI’s great new Superkits with 49 references and many applications ? with particular strength for Volkswagen/Audi , Opel/Vauxhall and Citroen /Peugeot group vehicles ? come in one attractive box that contains everything needed to change a timing belt and water pump. It saves time, hassle and money for the motorist and gives our customers a bigger profit opportunity.
Full technical assistance is available from FAI should the repairer encounter any difficulty.
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