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    Gates to host free coolant systems webinar

    Gates is to host a free technical webinar for mechanics entitled ‘The Coolant System’s Critical Solution’.

    February
    12
    2021

    Best Practise -Audi A6 (C5)

    Installation tips for the Audi A6 (C5) 2.4 – V6 (AML) – it’s best practice to replace the thermostat while servicing the timing belt drive.

    November
    26
    2020

    Micro-V® Belt Troubleshooting Guide

    As the Micro-V® XF belt does a tough job in a demanding environment, it is very important to detect belt wear in time and to have the belt replaced before it fails. The recommended replacement interval is 4 years. Heat, stress and abrasion affect Micro-V® XF belts. Slipping belts cause heat build-up, leading to potential accessory damage …

    October
    30
    2020

    Overrunning Alternator Pulley Technology

    Overrunning Alternator Pulley Technology

    October
    5
    2020

    Belt & Water Pump Replacement

    In a tough economic climate, everyone wants to keep costs down. Gates explains that it is all for cost savings – but only if it makes sense. Garages want customers to return because the service is good, rather than because it is cheap. Carrying out inappropriate repairs based on the end user’s assessment of what …

    September
    21
    2020

    Emission Solutions

    Emission Solutions GATES explains how Electro-Mechanical Drive (EMD) stop-start systems can reduce fuel consumption by up to 10% and what it takes to maintain their optimal performance. Legislators are aiming to limit carbon emissions down to 95g CO2/km for all new passenger cars and LCVs fitted with similar engines by 2020. The tightening of emissions …

    August
    26
    2020

    Timing belt failure investigated by Gates

    Gates has investigated the cause of premature timing belt failure in the Synchronous Belt Drive System (SBDS) for number of Ford, Peugeot and Citroen models with 1.6L petrol and PSA diesel engines.

    August
    25
    2020

    Best Practise -Audi A6 (C5)

    Installation tips for the Audi A6 (C5) 2.4 – V6 (AML) – it’s best practice to replace the thermostat while servicing the timing belt drive.

    July
    22
    2020

    The low down on Thermostats

    Gates identifies thermostats as an area of strong product growth. A prolonged period of cold weather, principally in February and March 2013 extended the replacement season for thermostats and caused a surge in sales. Gates is already reporting a sales rise of more than 50% in this sector compared with figures for 2012 – and 2012 …

    June
    19
    2020

    GATES MICRO V KIT

    GATES MICRO V KIT ENG v041

    April
    17
    2020