“It’s nice to be wanted, but it’s even nicer to be needed.” In a nutshell, that’s Monro Muffler Brake Inc.’s philosophy when it comes to online tire sales.
Federal-Mogul Motorparts’ Fel-Pro Gaskets brand has introduced two PermaTorque MLS head gaskets that address a common combustion sealing issue encountered in 6.0L diesel engines used in more than 700,000 trucks manufactured between 2003 and 2010.
The patent-pending PermaTorque MLS head gaskets (No. 26374PT – 18mm dowel applications; 26375PT – 20mm dowel applications) are now available through Fel-Pro distributors.
The company says many owners of trucks equipped with Powerstroke 6.0L diesel engines have encountered premature head gasket failures and resulting engine damage caused by leakage of combustion gasses into the cooling system. The engines, originally equipped with multi-layer-steel head gaskets, have been known to experience combustion leakage at as early as 50,000 miles of service under heavy loads.
“These engines generate a great deal of power, heat and combustion pressure and are being run in vehicles seeing heavy use, which can exceed the sealing capabilities of conventional, OE-style MLS head gaskets,” says Jim Daigle, product manager, sealing, Federal-Mogul Motorparts.
The new Fel-Pro PermaTorque MLS multi-layer-steel head gaskets address combustion leakage and other issues encountered in these existing engines, according to the company.
The gaskets include a highly advanced new embossment design that creates increased spring force and significantly more robust sealing contact than conventional gasket designs under extreme loads.
The new gaskets also have a highly controlled thickness of proprietary FKM rubber in all critical sealing areas. Each gasket is engineered to accommodate engine overbore.
The new Fel-Pro gaskets provided leak-free performance in dynamometer tests used for 6.0L engines in 2003 to 2010 diesel trucks.
The new gaskets also help customers address premature push rod wear and resulting oil contamination caused by undersized push rod guide holes in the OE gaskets.
Federal-Mogul Motorparts engineers developed patent-pending oversize guide holes surrounded by a non-abrasive material in potential contact areas.
Fel-Pro Gaskets are manufactured by Federal-Mogul Motorparts, a division of Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation (FDML).
For more information, contact a contact your Fel-Pro distributor or Federal-Mogul Motorparts representative.
James "Jim" Stocking Sr., the second-generation owner of Park Tire Co. in Lincoln Park, Mich., died Wednesday, July 19, 2017. He was 93.
The fact that overall sales at Monro Muffler Brake Inc. increased in the first quarter of fiscal 2018 is hardly news. The company's aggressive approach to acquisitions helps it continually add to the sales column. But in the latest quarter, Monro's existing, comparable stores helped the bottom line, too. And that's news.
Fourteen representatives from the tire industry are vying for four seats on the Tire Industry Association's board of directors. Each will serve a three-year term.
Monro Muffler Brake Inc. is acquiring 20 more stores in Michigan, Illinois and Indiana.
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Women in Auto Care (formerly Car Care Council Women’s Board) is accepting nominees for the annual Women of the Year Awards, which include Auto Care Woman of the Year, Female Shop Owner of the Year and Auto Care Woman of Excellence.
The University of the Aftermarket Foundation has awarded 127 students with scholarships for the 2017-18 academic year.
Nexen Tire Corp. has signed a memorandum of understanding "to explore strategic partnership opportunities" with Mubadala Investment Co. The strategic investment fund has made a direct investment in the tire maker as part of the agreement.
Following leaks from South Carolina in early June that Orangeburg County is expecting an investment of $1 billion from a Chinese company named “Wanli,” many in the tire industry wanted to know more details. Chief among them was the question, “Who on earth is Wanli?”
Dealer Strategic Planning Inc. (DSP) has hired George Kingman as the 20 Group’s associate director. Kingman brings extensive experience in sales and store management, productivity improvement and team building to DSP.
Dealer Strategic Planning Inc. (DSP) has unveiled a new logo for the company. The fresh, storefront design symbolizes the enhanced services DSP is offering to its 20 Group members.
Steve Shannon Tire Co. has expanded its footprint in northeastern Pennsylvania with the purchase of two Sandone Tire Car Care Center stores from Scranton-Dunlop Inc.