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Alto introduces friction clutch, friction ring for GM 8L90E

Alto has introduced two new products for the General Motors 8L90E transmission: a torque converter friction clutch and a torque converter friction ring. The GM 8L90E torque converter friction clutch (above left) has a x30 bent tooth design and is meant for 2015-2019 6.2L engine applications. GM 8L90E torque converter friction ring (seen above) has a

Sonnax highlights end plug kit for GM 8L90, 8L45

Sonnax highlights its O-ringed end plug kit for GM 8L90 and 8L45 transmissions. According to the company, wear on various OE end plugs in GM 8L45 and 8L90 transmissions allows critical leakage at the following circuits, default override, lube flow regulation and converter lockup/release. These pressure losses impair control of clutches, effect lube flow regulation

Sonnax, Transtar highlight case saver kit for Ford 6F35 transmissions

Sonnax and Transtar highlight the case saver kit for Ford 6F35 transmissions. According to the companies, first- and second- generation 6F35 transmissions are notorious for worn axle bushings, which allow external leakage. This premature bushing wear can be caused by a worn differential support, which affects endplay negatively. The thrust bearing that rides on the

Transtar highlights coolers and warmers for Nissan Versa, Sentra

Transtar highlights its line of coolers and warmers for Nissan vehicles. Models covered are the 2010-2012 Nissan Ventra and the 2013-2018 Nissan Sentra. According to Transtar, the ideal operating temperature for the transmission and fluid is between 160 and 200 degrees Fahrenheit. Transmission fluid cannot be over-cooled, so Transtar suggests adding an aftermarket cooler as

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Hydramax releases under-dash hydraulic clutch system for Chevrolet C10 trucks

American Powertrain has introduced a new line of Hydramax bolt-in, under-dash Hydraulic Clutch Systems, a kit designed for 1967-1972 Chevy C10 trucks. The kit features an integrated under-dash hydraulic master cylinder and a bolt-in clutch pedal. The included clutch pedal allows for conversion to hydraulic, or an automatic car to manual. The new Hydramax kit

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Sonnax introduces bushing kits for GM transmissions

Sonnax has introduced a line of bushing kits for GM transmissions, which the company says can help avoid bushing failure, harsh shifts, burnt clutches and gear ratio or solenoid codes. Models covered are the GM 6L45/50 (part number #104030-01K) and the GM 6L80/90 (part number #104030A-01K). According to Sonnax, these kits limit bushing wear and

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Sonnax highlights oversized cooler, main converter and converter relief valve kit

Sonnax highlights its oversized cooler, main converter pressure and converter relief valve kit (#122740-10K) for Aisin Seiki AS66RC and AS69RC transmissions. The company says this kit can help avoid fluid loss that causes poor cooling, low cooler feed, low converter charge, TCC slip and TCC slip codes in these transmissions. Installing this kit re-establishes correct

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TransTec introduces electronic power steering rack and pinion seal kit for BMW 1 Series

TransTec has released a new Electronic Power Steering (EPS) Rack and Pinion Seal Kit for the BMW 1 Series. Models covered are: Engine type/size: 1.5/1.6/2.0/3.0 Liter Turbo Years: 2011-2019 According to the company, the TransTec electronic rack and pinion seal kit includes everything technicians need for a complete mechanical repair, including all o-rings, metal clad

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Alto introduces friction clutches for Mercedes 722.9 transmission

Alto has introduced a new line of friction clutches for the Mercedes 722.9 (Speedshift MCT seven-speed). The clutches cover model years 2008 and on, and feature Alto’s G3 high-performance friction material. There are two varieties; you can find full specs for # 117710A371 here, and for # 117712A371 here.

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ZF names new North American aftermarket VP

ZF Aftermarket has announced Ben Smart as the new vice president of aftermarket for region North America. Smart has more than 15 years of experience in sales and marketing managerial roles across the financial, business and commerce sectors. He has been with the ZF Group since 2015, and was with TRW Automotive since 2010, prior

BendPak introduces Litestix portable LED work light

BendPak has introduced Litestix, a portable LED work light powered by a rechargeable lithium battery. The company says this product was designed to allow technicians versatility with where they place work lights without cords getting in the way. According to the company, Litestix uses 36 LED bulbs to provide 1,200 lumens of bright light. With high and low

Stellantis to invest in electrified transmission development in Indiana plants

Stellantis announced plans to invest a total of $229 million in three of its Kokomo, Indiana, plants for electric transmission development. The investment will support retooling of the Kokomo Transmission (KTP), Kokomo Casting and Indiana Transmission plants to produce the fourth-generation eight-speed transmission. This new transmission will have the flexibility to be paired with internal

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