New Parts for More Than 12 Million Vehicles Now Available From MOOG® Steering and Suspension

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Federal-Mogul Motorparts’ industry-leading MOOG® Steering and Suspension brand has introduced a complete strut assembly, control arm assembly and several additional new parts that together cover more than 12 million North American passenger vehicles. Federal-Mogul Motorparts is a division of Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation.

The new MOOG parts include a front complete strut assembly (No. ST8603) for more than 600,000 4WD Dodge Ram 1500 trucks, model years 2006-2008; control arm assembly (No. RK640588) for 1985-1987 Volkswagen Golf and Jetta models; MOOG Asia-Spec™ rack-and-pinion bellow kit (No. K150272) for more than 11.3 million late-model Honda, Lexus and Toyota applications; and an alignment cam bolt kit (No. K100154) for late-model Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger and Magnum models.

The company also has introduced MOOG wheel hub assemblies for the following applications: 2000-2002 Dodge Ram 2500 and 3500 (front, No. 515139); 2011-2014 Ford Explorer and 2013-2014 Ford Police Interceptor Utility (rear, No. 512460); 2013 Infiniti JX35, 2007-2012 Nissan Altima, 2009-2014 Maxima, and 2013-2014 Pathfinder (rear, No. 512388); and 2012-2014 Nissan NV1500, NV2500 and NV3500 models (front, 515137).

“Each of these new MOOG parts addresses important current and emerging service opportunities, and provides the quality, safety and performance that have made MOOG the preferred choice of vehicle repair professionals,” said Mark Boyle, director, steering and suspension products, North America, Federal-Mogul Motorparts.

As the automotive service industry’s “Problem Solver®,” MOOG Steering and Suspension develops innovative parts that improve on original designs for superior performance and durability and faster, easier installation.

 

To learn more about these and other MOOG Steering and Suspension parts, please visit the technician-focused www.moogproblemsolver.com website or contact your MOOG supplier. The latest MOOG product application listings also are available through Federal-Mogul Motorparts’ convenient www.FMe-cat.com electronic catalog. Like MOOG on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/moogproblemsolver and follow the brand on Twitter for product updates and special promotions.

Another Career First for Aric Almirola Crew Chief Trent Owens: MOOG® ‘Problem Solver of the Race’ Honors

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With just one week to go before his first Chase for the Sprint Cup, Trent Owens, crew chief for Aric Almirola and the MOOG® Steering and Suspension-equipped No. 43 Eckrich Ford, added another highlight to his resume: the MOOG “Problem Solver of the Race” Award. Owens picked up the weekly MOOG award after the 43 Ford Fusion improved by a race-best 0.192-second per lap to finish 10th in Saturday night’s Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway.

Sponsored by Federal-Mogul Motorparts, a division of Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation, the MOOG Problem Solver of the Race Award is presented to the crew chief whose car delivers the greatest second-half improvement in average lap time while finishing on the lead lap. Federal-Mogul Motorparts also sponsors the $100,000 MOOG “Problem Solver of the Year” Award, presented to the crew chief with the best performance throughout the 36-race Sprint Cup season.

The 43 team had already secured a Chase spot as a result of its victory in July’s Coke Zero 400 at Daytona, but Almirola and Owens showed no signs of sitting back to avoid trouble on Richmond’s .75-mile D-shaped oval. After starting 26th, the 43 car advanced into the top 15 in the first half of the race. As Owens continued to fine-tune the car’s MOOG-equipped chassis, Almirola improved to 12th with 60 laps to go and picked up two more positions in the late going to secure its second-straight top-10 finish.

“Consecutive top 10s is a great way to show you belong in the Chase field, and Aric and Trent have certainly earned their opportunity to compete for the season championship,” said Tim Nelson, motorsports director for Federal-Mogul Motorparts. “Like every crew chief on pit road, Trent never stopped exploring ways to optimize their steering and suspension, and that hard work ultimately helped them pick up several positions in the second half.”

Owens becomes the 17th different crew chief to earn weekly MOOG Problem Solver honors this year. With 10 races remaining, two crew chiefs – Jimmy Fennig (No. 99 Ford, Carl Edwards) and Steve Letarte (No. 88 Chevrolet, Dale Earnhardt Jr.) – are tied at the top of the MOOG Problem Solver of the Year standings with three weekly MOOG wins each. Four crew chiefs have two weekly Problem Solver wins.

MOOG Steering and Suspension is the preferred brand of professional technicians and NASCAR crew chiefs, and MOOG components are recognized as the automotive service industry’s “Problem Solver,” with innovative parts that improve on original designs by providing increased durability, enhanced performance and easier installation. NASCAR Cup champions have driven to victory with MOOG parts for an unprecedented 48 straight years.

For more information regarding the MOOG Problem Solver awards and MOOG products, visit the brand’s technician-focused www.moogproblemsolver.com website or contact your MOOG supplier. Like MOOG on Facebook at www.facebook.com/moogproblemsolver.

Innovative Fel-Pro® Head Gasket Design Addresses Common Sealing Issue Encountered in 6.0L Diesel Engines

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The Fel-Pro® Gaskets brand has introduced two innovative Fel-Pro PermaTorque® MLS multi-layer-steel 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.

Fel-Pro Gaskets, “The Gaskets Professionals Trust™,” are manufactured by Federal-Mogul Motorparts, a division of Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation.

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,” said Jim Daigle, product manager, sealing, Federal-Mogul Motorparts. “Our engineering team invested thousands of hours in designing and testing these new gaskets to ensure that they meet Fel-Pro standards.”

The new Fel-Pro PermaTorque MLS head gaskets feature several unique design enhancements that address combustion leakage and other issues encountered in these existing engines. 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 PermaTorque MLS gaskets also feature a highly controlled thickness of proprietary FKM rubber in all critical sealing areas. Each gasket is engineered to easily 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. Whereas some gaskets failed at approximately 300 engine hours, the Fel-Pro gaskets continued to provide an uncompromised seal. In addition, the Fel-Pro PermaTorque MLS gaskets withstood more than 1,000 extreme “thermal shock” cycles during which engine coolant temperatures were rapidly and repeatedly cycled between 240° F and -30° F.

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.

For more information regarding the new Fel-Pro PermaTorque MLS head gaskets for 6.0L diesel engines, please contact your Fel-Pro distributor or Federal-Mogul Motorparts representative.

Jimmie Johnson Crew Chief Chad Knaus Claims MOOG® ‘Problem Solver’ Honors at Atlanta

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Chad Knaus, crew chief for six-time NASCAR® Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson and the MOOG® Steering and Suspension-equipped No. 48 Lowe’s/Kobalt Tools Chevrolet, won the MOOG “Problem Solver of the Race” Award after the 48 car picked up 12 positions to finish fourth in Sunday’s Oral-B USA 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. It was Knaus’ second weekly MOOG win of the season, advancing him into a tie for second place in the $100,000 MOOG “Problem Solver of the Year” standings.

Sponsored by Federal-Mogul Motorparts, a division of Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation, the weekly MOOG Problem Solver award is presented following each Sprint Cup event to the crew chief whose car posts the greatest second-half improvement in average lap time while finishing on the lead lap. The Hendrick Motorsports-owned Chevrolet SS improved by a race-best 0.293-second per lap over the final 167 laps of Atlanta’s 1.54-mile quad-oval.

Johnson, who started 16th, didn’t improve his position until Lap 30, but then steadily advanced into the top 10 and top five, where he remained for most of the evening. The race was won by Johnson’s Hendrick Motorsports teammate, Kasey Kahne, whose MOOG-steered No. 5 Chevrolet became the fourth Hendrick car to qualify for the season-ending Chase for the Sprint Cup.

“Jimmie and Chad ran a really smart race on a track that has given them some trouble in the past,” said Tim Nelson, director of motorsports for Federal-Mogul Motorparts. “Chad’s chassis adjustments made a significant difference in the car’s performance and Jimmie was able to avoid contact and deliver his eighth top-five finish. They look like they’re ready to make some noise in the Chase.”

Several crew chiefs are also ready to make noise in the battle for the year-end $100,000 MOOG Problem Solver award. With 11 races remaining, Jimmy Fennig (No. 99 Ford, Carl Edwards) and Steve Letarte (No. 88 Chevrolet, Dale Earnhardt Jr.) remain tied for the lead with three weekly MOOG wins, followed by Knaus, Todd Gordon (No. 22 Ford, Joey Logano), Daniel Knost (No. 41 Chevrolet, Kurt Busch), Richard “Slugger” Labbe (No. 27 Chevrolet, Paul Menard), and Keith Rodden (No. 1 Chevrolet, Jamie McMurray) with two wins apiece.

MOOG Steering and Suspension is the preferred brand of professional technicians and NASCAR crew chiefs, and MOOG components are recognized as the automotive service industry’s “Problem Solver,” with innovative parts that improve on original designs by providing increased durability, enhanced performance and easier installation. NASCAR Cup champions have driven to victory with MOOG parts for an unprecedented 48 straight years.

For more information regarding the MOOG Problem Solver awards and MOOG products, visit the brand’s technician-focused www.moogproblemsolver.com website or contact your MOOG supplier. Like MOOG on Facebook at www.facebook.com/moogproblemsolver.

Fel-Pro® Introduces Three Exclusive Head Gasket Sets For Popular Subaru Engines

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Federal-Mogul Motorparts’ Fel-Pro® Gaskets brand has introduced three first-to-market PermaTorque® MLS multi-layer-steel head gasket sets for a variety of popular 2.5L engines used in late-model Subaru passenger vehicles. The new sets are among 31 additional Fel-Pro part numbers introduced in the past year for more than 2.3 million Subaru vehicles.

Each new Fel-Pro head set features the brand’s premium, problem-solving PermaTorque MLS head gaskets, which provide the robust seal needed to contain peak combustion pressures and temperatures and withstand the significant casting motion encountered in many of today’s automotive engines. Each gasket features multiple layers of full-hard stainless steel, precisely engineered sealing beads and the brand’s proprietary blue aftermarket coating, which accommodates a wider range of surface finishes. Also featured in each head gasket is the brand’s exclusive LaserWeld® stopper layer, which provides a precisely determined compression limit to help reduce head lift and bore distortion and prevent gasket damage while ensuring a superior combustion seal.

The following new PermaTorque MLS head sets are now available through Fel-Pro suppliers:

 

HS26531PT    2006-2007 Subaru H4 2.5L DOHC EJ255 (Forester, Impreza)

2007-2009 Subaru H4 2.5L DOHC EJ257 (Impreza)

2006 Saab H4 2.5L DOHC EJ255 (Aero)

HS26531PT1  2008-2012 Subaru H4 DOHC EJ255 (Forester, Impreza)

2007-2009 Subaru H4 DOHC EJ255 (Legacy, Outback)

HS26531PT2  2010-2012 Subaru H4 DOHC EJ255 (Legacy)

 

In addition to these new head gasket sets, Federal-Mogul Motorparts in the past year has introduced eight additional Fel-Pro head gaskets, six manifold sets, four valve cover sets, one oil pan set and 11 small-gasket sets for millions of 2.5L and 3.0L Subaru engines.

As “The Gaskets Professionals Trust™,” Fel-Pro gaskets feature an array of innovative designs and proprietary materials engineered specifically for the aftermarket repair environment. With engineering and manufacturing operations based in in Skokie, Ill., the Fel-Pro brand offers comprehensive gasket coverage across all sealing repair categories for vehicles dating back to 1909.

For more information regarding Fel-Pro gaskets, please contact your Fel-Pro supplier or visit www.felpro-only.com.

Jamie McMurray Crew Chief Keith Rodden Wins Second MOOG® ‘Problem Solver of the Race’ Award

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Jamie McMurray and the No. 1 McDonald’s Chevrolet led a race-high 138 laps and crew chief Keith Rodden took home his second MOOG® Steering and Suspension “Problem Solver of the Race” Award in Saturday’s Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway. The MOOG Problem Solver of the Race and $100,000 “Problem Solver of the Year” awards are sponsored by Federal-Mogul Motorparts, a division of Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation.

The weekly Problem Solver award is presented following each NASCAR® Sprint Cup event to the crew chief whose car posts the greatest second-half improvement in average lap time while finishing on the lead lap. The MOOG-equipped No. 1 Chevrolet SS was the fastest and best-handling car on the track for nearly half the race and delivered an event-high 0.017-second-per-lap improvement over the final 250 laps to finish eighth. Still seeking a position in the season-ending Chase for the Sprint Cup, the Chip Ganassi Racing team seemed destined for victory lane until the night’s ninth and final caution reshuffled the field. Joey Logano and the MOOG-equipped No. 22 Ford won the race. Logano’s crew chief, Todd Gordon, also has two weekly MOOG Problem Solver wins.

“It looked like Keith and Jamie had cracked the code here tonight – unlike everybody else, they were able to avoid the high line, which gave them a significant advantage until the track changed over the final 100 laps,” said Tim Nelson, motorsports director for Federal-Mogul Motorparts. “I’m sure they’re disappointed with an eighth-place finish, but the 1 car impressed a lot of people tonight.”

With 12 races to go, any of 16 crew chiefs could still take control in the battle for the $100,000 MOOG Problem Solver of the Year Award. Jimmy Fennig (No. 99 Ford, Carl Edwards) and Steve Letarte (No. 88 Chevrolet, Dale Earnhardt Jr.) share the lead with three weekly MOOG wins, followed by Rodden, Gordon, Daniel Knost (No. 41 Chevrolet, Kurt Busch) and Richard “Slugger” Labbe (No. 27 Chevrolet, Paul Menard) with two wins apiece. Ten crew chiefs have one Problem Solver win – and plenty of time to challenge for the lead.

“We’ve had guys get hot and string together multiple wins in the final 10 to 12 races, so I wouldn’t be surprised to see it happen again this year,” Nelson said.

MOOG Steering and Suspension is the preferred brand of professional technicians and NASCAR crew chiefs, and MOOG components are recognized as the automotive service industry’s “Problem Solver,” with innovative parts that improve on original designs by providing increased durability, enhanced performance and easier installation. NASCAR Cup champions have driven to victory with MOOG parts for an unprecedented 48 straight years.

For more information regarding the MOOG Problem Solver awards and MOOG products, visit the brand’s technician-focused www.moogproblemsolver.com website or contact your MOOG supplier. Like MOOG on Facebook at www.facebook.com/moogproblemsolver.

Fel-Pro® First to Offer Suzuki Head Gasket Set Featuring Replacement EGR Adaptor Gasket

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The Fel-Pro® Gaskets brand has introduced the aftermarket’s first head gasket set featuring an original equipment-style replacement EGR adaptor gasket for 2006-2008 Suzuki L4 2.0L DOHC engines. The new PermaTorque® MLS head set – No. HS26317PT2 – is now available through leading Fel-Pro suppliers. Fel-Pro gaskets are manufactured by Federal-Mogul Motorparts, a division of Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation.

Head gasket replacement on these Suzuki engines requires the replacement of the OE graphite/metal EGR gasket. Prior to the introduction of the new Fel-Pro PermaTorque MLS head set, this gasket was available only through Suzuki dealerships. The new Fel-Pro set enables engine rebuilders and other repair professionals to save time and as much as 50 percent of the cost of the OE gasket. The Fel-Pro replacement gasket also is available as a single part (No. 71379).

The new head set features a Fel-Pro PermaTorque no-retorque head gasket with a premium facing material, coating and robust combustion armor for an ultra-reliable seal. The set includes the more than 50 individual gaskets, seals, grommets and other components needed to perform a complete, high-quality repair.

As “The Gaskets Professionals Trust™,” Fel-Pro gaskets feature an array of innovative designs and proprietary materials engineered specifically for the aftermarket repair environment. With engineering and manufacturing operations based in Skokie, Ill., the brand offers comprehensive coverage of automotive sealing needs.

For more information regarding Fel-Pro gaskets, please contact your Fel-Pro supplier or visit www.felpro-only.com.

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