FAI News

anti_rollAnti Roll Bar Bush Kits

FAI have introduced 15 new part numbers in this growing product sector. The vehicle kits consist of two anti roll bar bushes, based on our top selling applications. These kits offer a number of customer benefits:

  • Competitively priced and easy to sell in pairs.
  • Easy to pick and easy to stock.
  • One kit does the job. Convenient for the fitter and greater vehicle stability when replaced in pairs.

Part Numbers are:

SS2173K Ford KA 96-08 13mm SS2172K   Ford KA 96-08 15mm

SS2189K Ford Focus 98-04 18mm SS391K     Ford Escort 98-00 16mm

SS2200K Ford Galaxy 95-06 17mm SS2566K   Ford Mondeo 93-96 16mm

SS395K Ford Mondeo 93-96 19mm SS4761K   Ford Mondeo 00-07 19mm

SS2175K Ford Transit 91-00 20mm SS2190K   Audi A3 96-03 21mm

SS1320K GM Vectra 95-02 16mm SS1304K   GM Astra/Corsa 00- 16mm

SS4961K Merc Sprinter 95-06 24mm SS5458K   VW Golf 97-04 23mm

SS1293K   Renault Megane 96-99 18mm


New to range

Elastic PK Belt for Ford Fiesta, Fusion, Mondeo and Mazda 2 applications. Part No. - 6PKE1019


Coming soon

Following the success of the BMW wishbone kit for the E46 – SS6214 and SS6213, FAI have decided to introduce an integrated solution for the BMW Mini 01-06 which includes the wishbone complete with rear bush. Details available shortly.


Making Business Easier

distHigh quality products and excellent value have been two firm foundation on which ADE has over the years built its success. A third vital factor has also always been first class service and in recent months we have made some further improvements in this area to provide customers with an even better service level.

On-line ordering, extended opening hours, extended order times and a new delivery schedule means that it is now easier than ever to do business with ADE, something that can really give your own business a competitive edge.

Since we introduced our new range of deliveries customers all over the country have been greatly impressed by the speed

Remember new delivery schedules now in effect are:

Dublin Deliveries, at least 3 deliveries per day :

  • Order before 9.45am for delivery before 12.00pm
  • Order before 12.15pm for delivery before 3.00pm
  • Order before 2.30pm for delivery before 4.30pm

Deliveries to Cork / Fermoy / Midleton / Cahir / Mallow / Charleville. - Order before 10.45am for delivery before 3.00pm

Deliveries to East Coast areas / Midlands / North East  Order before 10.45am for delivery before 3.30pm

Deliveries countrywide: Order up to 6.00pm for delivery before 12.00pm the following day (Saturdays included)

Remember we are now also open on Saturdays for your added convenience from 9.00am to 2.00pm.

You can also order on-line 24 hours a day 7 days per week. With our on-line service you can also get up to the minute information on prices, stocks and product information. If you are not already registered please click here and fill in your details.  





Liqui Moly Screenwash Antifreeze

lm-iceFrozen windscreen washers are at best an inconvenience but can also be very dangerous. With a cold winter predicted the simple solution is to use an effective winter screenwash antifreeze.

Windshield Antifreeze (L6903) from Liqui Moly prevents windscreen washing systems from freezing up and is effective up to – 30 °C. It can be used diluted and undiluted and also contains a highly effective cleaning additive. It increases the driver visibility through clear windows for added safety and does not attack paints, rubber or plastics. L6903 is competitively priced and comes in a convenient 500ml bottle.

FAI Timing Belts and Chains

faitcFAI continues to introduce new timing chain and belt kits to meet latest demand and is also adjusting it current range in line with market feedback. This allows the range to meet customer needs more effectively while also offering even better value.

Two new kits have been introduced to offer more cost effective alternatives to two existing part numbers:

TBK499 is an option to TBK138

TBK516 is an option to TBK216

The key difference in these two kits is the removal of the high cost hydraulic damper.

A new option is also now available for the popular TCK56 application for Toyota Yaris. This kit is now available without VVT hub or sprockets, as part number  TCK107.

FAI also recommends that engines that are fitted with a timing chain and timing belt should have both replaced at the same time as a matter of course. This offers increased reliability and will workout more economical in the long term. Some popular part numbers that should be fitted together are:

TCK7  & TBK190  Citroen, Ford, Mini and Peugeot applications

TCK99 & TBK246 Citroen, Ford, Peugeot and Volvo applications

TCK105  & TBK166  Audi and VW applications

TCK106 & TBK138 Audi, Skoda and VW applications

For full application listing visit the news section at


Brake Fluid Testing

brake-testElectronic devices to test automotive brake fluid when in service are becoming increasingly popular. Correctly designed and used, they can make a real contribution to road safety, while providing profit opportunities for garages.

However, customers should be aware that these testers are not all of the same design  and some are very much better than others. We are aware of many incidents where electronic brake fluid testers have incorrectly failed new product straight out of a bottle, while under different circumstances passing product as acceptable which had become dangerous for use.

 In our experience any brake fluid tester which does not actually heat the fluid is likely to give misleading or even dangerous results. Such testers will estimate the water content electronically by measuring the conductivity (or occasionally the capacitance) of the fluid, which in theory increases as water is absorbed. The tester then converts this measurement to supposed boiling point and indicates the result commonly as a display of green, yellow or red lights, depending on the conductivity.

Unfortunately, this measurement principle is fatally flawed as the conductivity of new brake fluids varies substantially, from not only between DOT 3, DOT 4 or DOT 5.1 types but also from formulation to formulations within a DOT grade depending on the additives used. This means that unless a conductivity tester is calibrated on one manufacturer’s product and then used for that product only, it is likely to give very inaccurate results.

In contrast to this type of equipment testers are available which actually heat a sample of the fluid to establish the boiling point, thereby getting away from the problem of varying conductivities. In our experience these provide the best balance of performance and economy currently available. Even so caution is needed, careful handling and regular calibration being required if results are to be reliable.



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