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    OAP Technology and Quality

    INA, inventor of the overrunning alternator pulley (OAP) warns factors and garages to beware of cheap imports and explains why it is worth investing in OE. The power and compression strokes of the internal combustion engine involve the acceleration and deceleration of the crankshaft whose rotational irregularities are transferred to the engine accessories through the …

    April
    29
    2020

    How does a water pump work?

    How does a water pump work? – The INA water pump program

    March
    25
    2020

    Service Info: Coolant pump 538 0714 10

    In the timing system of the vehicles listed here, a manual tensioner pulley is used to tension the timing belt.

    May
    27
    2019

    Service Info: Visual differences in finger follower 422 0236 10

    Two different types of finger follower.

    November
    16
    2018

    Valve Train Components Technology and Failure Diagnosis

    Internal combustion engines require a cyclic supply of fresh air and the exhaust air produced during combustion must be removed. In a 4-stroke combustion engine, the intake of fresh air and removal of exhaust air is called charge exchange. In the course of several charge exchange cycles, the cylinder control devices (inlet and outlet ports) …

    July
    19
    2018

    INA Overrunning Alternator Pulley/Decoupler

    Belt drive systems in motor vehicles perform two tasks:

    April
    23
    2018

    Air bleeding of hydraulic valve lash adjustment components

    The beginning of hydraulic valve lash adjustment components dates back to the early 1930s, when the idea was born and patents were first registered in the USA. By the 1950s, hydraulic valve lash adjustment components were already a standard feature in 80 % of US passenger car engines.

    March
    26
    2018

    Service Info – Timing chain KIT 559 0024 30

    The sprockets mounted to the camshafts of the engines listed can be made of sintered metal or pressed steel.

    January
    11
    2018

    Valve Train Components

    The beginning of hydraulic valve lash adjustment components dates back to the early 1930s, when the idea was born and patents were first registered in the USA. By the 1950s, hydraulic valve lash adjustment components were already a standard feature in 80 % of US passenger car engines.

    November
    29
    2016