Products and Services
Total Quartz Upgrading for API SN Plus
Total is ready for the initial available upgrade of API SN Plus.
In order to combat low-speed pre ignition issues in smaller, turbo-charged and more fuel-efficient engines and provide the ultimate engine protection, Total has upgraded current API SN products to have the new API SN Plus additive technology.
The following products are approved to claim API SN Plus specifications: Total Quartz 9000 Future FGC — SAE 0W-20 and SAE 5W-30 full synthetic motor oils; Total Quartz 9000 Future XT — SAE 5W-20, SAE 5W-30 and SAE 10W-30 full synthetic motor oils; Total Quartz 7000 Future XT — SAE 5W-20, SAE 5W-30 and SAE 10W-30 semi-synthetic motor oils; and Total Quartz 5000 Future XT — SAE 5W-20, SAE 5W-30 and SAE 10W-30 mineral motor oils.
For more information, visit: www.totalspecialties.com
Complete Synthetic Power Steering Fluid
Lubegard Complete Synthetic Power Steering Fluid, PSF 23232, is engineered with a proprietary additive package developed by ILI that includes two patented technologies: Synergol TMS and LXE. Together, these technologies provide the most advanced anti-wear protection available.
Synergol TMS is the first non-active, phosphorous-free surface molecule composed solely of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. It does not contain toxic, corrosive, metallic or polluting elements. As an extended life anti-wear material, it far exceeds normal PSF in safeguarding system components and is effective in a wider range of temperatures (-41 F to 130 F), providing excellent cold and high temperature performance.
For more information, visit: www.lubegard.com
Filter Application Guide Release
IPC Global Solutions has published their 2018 Ecogard Filter Application Guide. The 2018 Ecogard Filter Application Guide includes coverage for automotive and light-duty applications from 1995 to 2018.
The 2018 Ecogard Filter Application Guide features an overhauled cover design for a fresh new look, which emphasizes Ecogard’s continued focus on the installer experience. Also included are comprehensive updates to key features such as program popularity and buyer’s guides, expanded coverage for medium and heavy-duty applications, and improved graphical icons for quick reference. The new guide features over 50 new part numbers and expanded coverage into the 2018 model year.
2018 Ecogard catalogs are available today from IPC’s warehouses in Taunton, Massachusetts; Miami, Florida; and Los Angeles, California. In addition, the catalog is online at ecogard.com and has been published electronically to WHI, Epicor, ISI, Sage, Check Chart, DRB Systems, Autodata and other e-catalog providers.
For more information, visit: www.ipcglobalsolutions.com
Introducing Full Throttle
ITW Professional Automotive Products recently introduced a newly updated Full Throttle Performance Products brand of automotive aftermarket maintenance chemicals for professional installers and service providers. Effective immediately, this complete line replaces every product in the recently retired Heartland and MileGuard product lines available through authorized distributors.
In addition to a new logo and brand identity system, the new Full Throttle brand also features new packaging and labeling, including color-coded labels by vehicle system to help technicians easily identify products. The enhanced packaging features QR codes on products tied to ITW’s popular Tech U Training & Rewards programs for installers.
What’s inside the new Full Throttle packaging is new, too. Each product features new and improved technologies, formulations and broader application coverage for today’s advanced automotive technologies. The new Full Throttle line has a replacement for virtually every old Heartland and MileGuard product, and ITW’s distributor partners are ready to help make an easy transition.
Beyond new packaging and formulations, the new Full Throttle is backed by the resources of ITW Professional Automotive Products, which includes world-class production facilities and quality controls, consumer promotional support, in-store merchandising aids, technical support, application guides and a customer satisfaction guarantee, all designed to meet the professional automotive service community’s evolving needs at a competitive cost.
For more information, call 863.665.3338 or visit: www.fullthrottleproducts.com
Power Steering Fluid and System Service
BG Full Synthetic Electric Power Steering Fluid effectively combats corrosion, oxidation and unnecessary internal wear within today’s electric-hydraulic power steering (EHPS) systems. EHPS systems operate at high temperatures that can increase fluid deterioration. Over time, this deterioration causes friction, accelerates system wear and promotes the accumulation of deposits. The BG Power Steering System Service with BG Full Synthetic Electric Power Steering Fluid is the optimal solution.
Used as part of the BG Power Steering System Service, BG Full-Synthetic Electric Power Steering Fluid effectively counteracts these effects and reduces extreme heat generated within the power steering system.
Recommended every 30,000 miles (50,000 km), the BG Power Steering System Service cleans the entire power steering system and then removes the old fluid. Adding BG Full Synthetic Electric Power Steering Fluid will protect the system’s components and maximize its functionality.
For more information, visit: www.bgprod.com
Heavy-Duty Extended Quick-Release Grease Coupler
Lumax’s exclusive patented design heavy-duty extended quick-release grease coupler has an innovative design that firmly attaches onto the grease fitting, enabling hands-free greasing. The heavy-duty quick-release grease coupler locks-on and creates a leak-proof seal. The LX-1403-XL has a working pressure of 15,000 PSI and burst pressure of 22,000 PSI. It has hardened four-jaws to withstand high pressures without deformation. No spurts or splashes when disconnecting.
The integrated non-return valve enables the unit to be disconnected easily at high pressures. The compact five-inch length and 1.2-inch height is ideal for reaching recessed and hard-to-reach fittings. The LX-1403-XL has an integrated .125-inch NPT connection. It fits all SAE and metric grease fittings, which make it suitable for use on hand, battery-powered or air operated grease guns and bulk grease pumps. The ergonomic thumb lever design makes coupling and uncoupling totally effortless. No more tugging or time-consuming effort. No more twisting, yanking, stuck-on couplers or using a screwdriver to get it off.
For more information, visit: www.lumax.com
Shell Meets API SN Plus Specifications
As of May 1, 2018, select Pennzoil and Quaker State motor oils will be licensed by the American Petroleum Institute as complying with the specifications of the new API SN Plus category. Pennzoil and Quaker State motor oils that meet the SN Plus specification will have updated packaging to reflect the new SN Plus donut designation.
The following Shell Lubricants are licensed by the American Petroleum Institute as complying with the specifications of the new API SN Plus category: Pennzoil Platinum Full Synthetic Motor Oils — SAE 0W-20, SAE 5W-20, 5W-30 and SAE 10W-30; Pennzoil Platinum High Mileage Full Synthetic Motor Oils — SAE 0W-20, SAE 5W-20, SAE 5W-30 and SAE 10W-30; Pennzoil Gold Motor Oils — SAE 0W-20, SAE 5W-20, SAE 5W-30 and SAE 10W-30; Quaker State Ultimate Durability Full Synthetic Motor Oils — SAE 0W-20, SAE 5W-20, SAE 5W-30 and SAE 10W-30; and Quaker State Synthetic Blend Motor Oils — SAE 0W-20, SAE 5W-20 and SAE 5W-30.
These motor oils are designed to combat the abnormal consumption phenomenon known as low-speed pre ignition found in some engines equipped with turbochargers and gasoline direct injection. These modern day engines are designed to work harder, while still providing improved fuel economy and engine performance.
Additional Coverage for 2.5M Vehicles
Autolite just released six new product additions that will provide coverage for more than 2.5 million vehicles across the United States and Canada. Using Autolite’s intuitive Product Finder on Autolite.com, customers are able to quickly locate compatible parts for their specific vehicle or equipment, including the new product additions detailed below:
- Autolite Glow Plugs: Part numbers 1121, 1122, 1123, which covers 490,000 VIO for Ford and Dodge Sprinter/Jeep
- Autolite Platinum Spark Plug: Part number AP5324, which covers over one million VIO for BMW
- Autolite Double Platinum Spark Plug: Part number APP5324, which covers over one million VIO for BMW
- Autolite Small Engine Spark Plug: Part number 5923, which provides additional coverage for all-terrain vehicles