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    Keep in touch safely with electrical coils from febi

    Electrical coils are necessary to provide a exible connection between the electric and electronic systems of the trailer and the towing vehicle.  Not only does this include the lighting of the trailer, but also tail lifts and other electrical components are supplied with power by the towing vehicle. 

    September
    28
    2021

    febi: Radiator Coolant: More Than Just Antifreeze

    For many vehicle owners, the perceived demands placed on the coolant in their car’s cooling system are extremely low. In winter, the coolant should not freeze – in summer, it should not overheat. That’s it. In reality, however, the demands placed on coolants for modern engines are enormous. This is especially on account of the …

    August
    16
    2021

    febi: Timing belt inspection and replacement

    The timing belt provides precise synchronization for the rotary motion of the crankshaft, camshaft and any other accessory drives of the internal combustion engine. This in turn controls the opening and closing of the intake and exhaust valves and the precise fuelling of the engine, which is essential for accurate timing, efficiency and durability.

    August
    13
    2021

    febi: NVH in the Car: What’s Behind It

    NVH – this abbreviation is used again and again when it comes to annoying vibrations in the vehicle. But, what do these three letters stand for? They stand for “Noise, Vibrations, and Harshness”. This refers to all disruptive noises and vibrations that can be felt or heard during a car journey. Here is a more precise look …

    June
    29
    2021

    Stay Topped Up: A Look at AdBlue® with febi

    The Euro 6 emission standards introduced in September 2014 require that oxides of nitrogen (NOx) emissions be cut by more than 50% when compared to previous levels. This is intended to decrease the pollutants released by diesel exhaust gases and to diminish their environmental impact. As a result, a growing number of vehicle manufacturers are …

    May
    18
    2021

    febi: Teflon-Coated and Low-Friction Timing Belts

    In regard to moving components, modern engines require the highest wear resistance – especially direct-injection turbo diesel and gasoline engines. For this reason, they are mainly equipped with timing chains at the factory. The alternative to the timing chain is a timing belt. Due to their material – plastic or rubber – they are lighter …

    March
    22
    2021

    febi: Overview of the Different Timing Chain Types

    Not all timing chains are the same: there are a variety of types that differ in shape and design depending on the requirements and load of the individual motors in which they are used. Here, we would like to introduce the most important ones. Roller Chains The roller chain is the most popular chain used …

    January
    25
    2021

    febi: Tips for Checking the Oil Level in 5-Speed Automatic Transmissions (722.6) from Mercedes-Benz

    The oil level in the automatic transmission should be checked after an oil change or if a leak is suspected. The problem with 5-speed automatic transmissions (722.6) from Mercedes-Benz: no oil dipstick for the transmission is supplied during manufacturing. Things to Consider Oil dipsticks provided by replacement part suppliers like febi offer a remedy for …

    December
    21
    2020

    febi: Tips for Low-Noise, Effective Braking

    Rattling, vibrations, squeaking: noises during braking can significantly impair the driving experience. But what exactly is behind these NVH phenomena (what NVH means is explained here) and how can this be prevented? How Noises are Generated Braking noises are caused by vibrations with high-pitched tones that you can hear. Imagine that you trace the edge …

    December
    7
    2020

    Good Vibrations with Febi Rubber-Metal Parts

    Due to the increasing complexity of the vehicle chassis, more importance is being placed on rubber-metal parts, such as mountings for control arms, stabilisers, engine, gearbox and strut top mountings. These parts ensure that all components are solidly connected to the chassis; additionally, mounting bushes provide strong connection points between the components and firmly fix …

    September
    17
    2020