1 Million KM on Liqui Moly

A Belgium motorist has just reach a very significant milestone in his Mercedes E 270 CDI. Marc Ghys from Wiekevorst has become a KM millionaire and having passed the million kilometre mark in his trusty car, he put a large part of the vehicle longevity down to oils and additives by LIQUI MOLY.

Marc’s mechanic says that the motor is still in an exceptional condition thanks to LIQUI MOLY even after averaging 60,000 Km a year in his 2000 E Class. Marc says he used LIQUI MOLY right from the start. LIQUI MOLY oil was used at every change and in every second oil service the oil circuit was cleaned with LIQUI MOLY Motorclean and LIQUI MOLY Cera Tec was added as wear protection. This combination ensured a clean engine and the extra protection for a long service life. Just five injectors and a few glow plugs have been the sum of the major maintenance over the 17 years.

One slight issue is that at the million milestone the six-figure odometer gave up the ghost and got stuck at 999,999 km. Evidently the Mercedes engineers had not expected such a high mileage.

Marc Ghys has now bought a new car, a Mercedes E 220 d and that will also get the full LIQUI MOLY treatment.

Rymec - High quality Clutches at great value prices.

rymecWith an aging car population and high mileage UK imports now running at unprecedented levels, demand for replacement clutches is on the rise. With these older cars customers want quality and reliability, but they are also looking for good value. ADEs Rymec clutch range can provide the perfect solution, with clutches tested to OE quality at very competitive prices.

The range features a comprehensive selection of generic clutch kits that can be a practical and profitable addition to any clutch stock offering. These kits are tested to OE specification and offer an economical substitute to more expensive manufacturer kits.

The Rymec range offers quality kits at competitive prices and covers European, Japanese and Korean applications. All applications are featured on TecDoc to make product identification easy.

We also stock a comprehensive range of Rymec replacement Concentric Slave Cylinders.

Please ask your rep for full details.

Get more healthy in 12.6 minutes

mann-cabin-7-17People are increasing health conscious these days so if someone was given the opportunity to improve their health and it would take less than 13 minutes they would generally think it a good idea.

12.6 minutes is the average time it takes to change a vehicle cabin filter and a simple change can bring some serious short and long term health benefits.

Put simply, an effective cabin filter means cleaner in-car air. An ineffective filter means that pollen, particulates, metal grit, dust and dirt can all enter the passenger compartment untreated. This can cause health issues for vehicle occupants, especially allergy sufferers, increase driver fatigue and mean a dangerous film build up on the inside of a windscreen. Dirty air can also cause expensive damage to sensitive components in the vehicle air conditioning system.

Cabin filters will naturally clog over time and become less operationally effective. ADE supplier MANN-FILTER, is the leading OE filter supplier of cabin filters globally and recommends the cabin air filter should be replaced every 15,000 km.

All replacement MANN cabin air filters are OE quality and come with detailed fitting instruction in the box to make the process as simple as possible.


fispa-egrOur FISPA range of sensors and electrical components is already proving to be very popular. It features many items that are experiencing fast rising demand in the aftermarket, with one of the fast movers being EGR valves.

 EGR valves control the engines emission of Nox by re-circulating a portion of exhaust gas. They are important components, but are sometimes prone to clogging and eventual failure. Common symptoms of a failing EGR Valve are; rough idling due to the EGR valve mechanism staying open, knocking noise from the engine due to the EGR valve mechanism staying shut, increase in Nox emission and erratic engine functioning. These symptoms will often cause the check engine light to come on.

There are a number of different ways an EGR valve can fail, and many factors that can cause them to fail. Below are some of the most common cause of failure:

 Insufficient flow in the EGR system is usually down to a build-up of carbon or other impurities and can sometimes cause the valve to get stuck in the closed position. There are other reasons for lack of flow such as problems with the Differential Pressure Feedback Sensor, common on some Ford engines, problem with the EGR vacuum switching valve, often found on Toyota vehicles, a clogged catalytic converter or Diesel particulate filter (DPF), carbon build up in the temperature sensor, or electrical issues.

Excessive EGR system flow occurs when the mechanism is stuck open. This is sometimes due to a clogged or dirty air filter, an intake leak, or turbo issues. Catalytic Converter clogging can also be an issue, or a there may be a fault with the EGR temperature sensor, valve gasket, vacuum control or switching valve. Problems with the DPEE sensor causing this issue are common on certain Ford and Mazda models, while Nissan vehicles can be prone to a fault with the EGR Control Back Pressure Transducer valve.

If the EGR Valve is faulty it will decrease driving performance and increase fuel consumption. If the issue is not resolved it can also cause damage to other systems and components.

The FISPA range from ADE features replacement EGR valves for a wide range of makes and models, all detailed on TecDoc. FISPA is a very well respect OE supplier and has over 25 years experience in this specialist field. Its high quality components are produced in ISO accredited factories and are competitively priced to offer big savings over dealer alternatives.

Stay Cool and clean

lm-rad-cleanDirt in the cooling system of a vehicle can often cause expensive consequential damage. Radiators and the cooling circuit are sophisticated systems that are sensitively to impurities. Problems can be avoided with LIQUI MOLY radiator cleaner, which reliably removes deposits and dirt from the cooling circuit.

The cooling system on a modern car is now generally more compact than before but has to actually work harder. Added to this active thermal management of the motors also leads to the pumps sometimes being switched off during vehicle use, which fosters the formation of slime and deposits in the cooling system.

LIQUI MOLY radiator cleaner is simply added to the cooling water, the radiator is switched on and the motor left to run. The active ingredients then dissolve deposits, slime and dirt. After 10 to 30 minutes these are drained together with the old cooling water and the system is rinsed with water. Now it is clean and can once again deploy its full output. Also, the service life of the water pump is increased and problems with the cooling system are prevented.


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