Connectors Dorman Products, a division of R&B Inc., has introduced "Quick Disconnect"-brand connector fittings for fuel, transmission and coolant lines and hoses.
Although most of these types of parts were previously only available from original equipment manufacturers, the company said its connectors meet or exceed OE and industry specifications and have a limited lifetime warranty.
Contact: R&B Inc. Phone: (800) 523-2492. Internet: www.rbinc.com.
Evaporator core cleaner
DWD2 Success Distribution Inc. is marketing DWD2 for cleaning the evaporator core in vehicle air conditioning systems.
The company said the foam-like product can be injected into the system to clean out dirt and debris which may contain mold spores, fungus and bacteria. The process takes about 30 minutes.
Contact: DWD2 Success Distribution Inc. Phone: (877) 438-3932. Internet: www.dwd2.com.
Brake spring tool
Thexton Manufacturing Co. is offering a Brake Return Spring Remover/Installer (part number 464).
The company said the tool, used instead of a screwdriver, works on virtually all domestic and import brake drums. It has a point and camming lever at one end and is tapered and slotted at the other for removing and installing springs.
Contact: Thexton Manufacturing Co. Phone: (800) 328-6277. Fax: (612) 831-5938. Internet: www.thextontools.com.
Great Lakes Powder & Finishing Equipment has introduced the RB-2 Rim Blaster for refurbishing steel or aluminum truck rims.
The unit has two slots, allowing two wheels—measuring up to 26.5 inches in diameter—to be cleaned at the same time. The company said the system can handle up to 200 wheels per day.
The RB-2 comes with a full load of steel shot, an automatic door lock and safety switch, two manual timers and fork lift moving support.
Contact: Great Lakes Powder & Finishing Equipment. Phone: (216) 831-9716. Fax: (216) 831-4342.
Tire repair station
Rema Tip Top/North America Inc. has introduced the Rep Boy Tire Inspection & Repair Station, a single-post unit designed for passenger and light truck tires.
The Rep Boy has fully adjustable spreading jaws, four tilt settings, and a top portion that swivels 360 degrees for easy access to any area of the tire, Rema said. A tool tray is attached to the center post of the unit, which is compact enough to be used in a confined area.
Contact: Rema Tip Top/North America Inc. Phone:(800) 225-7362. Internet: www.rematiptop.com.
Century Lincoln Service Equipment, a Pentair Inc. subsidiary, has introduced the Model 1232 Lincoln Power Luber cordless, rechargeable grease gun.
On one charging, the 7.2-volt grease gun can dispense three 14-ounce grease cartridges at 5,000 psi, according to Century Lincoln.
The luber includes an 18-inch flexible hose with spring guard, battery charger and carrying case.
Contact: Century Lincoln Service Equipment. Phone: (800) 328-2921, ext. 345.
Mac Tools has debuted the Electronic Torque Meter, a hand-held unit to test and calibrate mechanical torque tools such as electronic screwdrivers and wrenches.
Mac Tools said the easy-to-use unit is more accurate than conventional torque wrenches or testers, is easily transportable and requires fewer keystrokes to set up.
Contact: Mac Tools. Phone: (800) 622-8665. Internet: www.mactools.com.
Electronic tire inflator
Vangard Inc. is offering the Futura Pro 145 computerized tire inflator for passenger and truck tires.
The Pro 145 features a digital readout, locking chuck and 30 feet of hose. It inflates or deflates tires to pressures ranging from three to 145 psi. When the selected pressure is reached, a beeping alarm and warning light are activated as the air flow is shut off.
Contact: Vangard Inc. Phone: (320) 393-2033. Fax: (320) 393-2585.