HAMBURG, Germany — The Wulf Gaertner Autoparts AG presents a completely revised selection of water pumps. They include six newly developed MEYLE-HD water pumps for various VAG models.
They bear the seal “Made in Germany” and have been improved so much that they offer far more than the usual standard of quality to be found on the free market for spare parts, the company says. They have a mechanical seal which – by contrast with parts from the original manufacturer – is perfectly attuned to the demands faced by used vehicles, according to the company. Repair shops can give their customers a four-year warranty on the MEYLE-HD water pumps and at the same time they can rule out repeat repairs.
A broken water pump can quickly do a lot of damage. This is therefore a subject for garages which often leads to dissatisfied customers. The engineers at Wulf Gaertner Autoparts have therefore redesigned their range of water pumps. The manufacturer from Hamburg is now offering water pumps with SiC/SiC technology. All the products are now available with a new high-quality material design for the mechanical seal.
“Due to high demand from garages, we have applied our HD philosophy of improving on parts to water pumps, too,” explains Sven Nielsen, technology manager at Wulf Gaertner Autoparts. As the sealing ring especially plays a big part in the durability of a water pump, Wulf Gaertner Autoparts is using silicon carbide/silicon carbide seal faces (SiC/SiC) as well as a high-quality water pump bearing in OEM quality for its new MEYLE-HD water pumps. “This combination is primarily designed for the stresses in used vehicles in which the cooling system already shows signs of wear and corrosion, and where the cooling agent may also be contaminated”, says Nielsen.
The mechanical seal with the silicon carbide/silicon carbide face seals is significantly more resistant to abrasive substances such as dirt and various cooling agent additives. The secondary seal consists of peroxide-cured HNBR which has very high resistance to temperature and weathering. Thanks to these product characteristics, permanently high operating temperatures of up to 130°C have no effect on the water pumps.
With the six new MEYLE-HD water pumps which will all be available from January 2015, Wulf Gaertner Autoparts now covers the following VAG models among others:
•113 220 0018/HD (suitable for VW diesel engines 1.9-2.0 TDI)
•113 012 0042/HD (suitable for VW diesel engines 2.5 TDI
•113 220 0005/HD (suitable for VW diesel engines 2.5 TDI)
•113 012 0033/HD (suitable for VW petrol engines 1.6i | 1.8i | 2.0i)
•113 220 0023/HD (suitable for VW petrol engines 1.8 TSI | 2.0 TSI)
•113 220 0011/HD (suitable for VW petrol engines 2.0 TFSI)
As for all MEYLE-HD parts, Wulf Gaertner Autoparts also gives a four-year warranty on the new MEYLE-HD water pumps.