Bar's Products has introduced its 2005 Product Catalog/Calendar including photos and information about car racing teams, drivers and clubs sponsored by the company's Bar's Leaks brand.
The catalog covers vehicle chemicals offered from Bar's Products.
Contact: Bar's Products. Phone: (800) 521-7475. Internet: www.barsproducts.com.
Kleen Wheels Corp. has developed WheelMates, a device to provide easy wheel removal.
The non-metallic discs are designed to be placed on the wheel mounting surface of a brake rotor or brake drum to provide a clean, smooth mounting surface. The discs-which the company claimed prevent rust and corrosion on contact surfaces and also reduce brake noise and pedal pulsation-are available in six sizes.
Contact: Kleen Wheels. Phone: (800) 327-6548. Internet: www. kleenwheels.com.
Arnco has launched QuikGel, a self-sealing polyurethane liner to prevent punctures on off-road tires.
The liner is designed to reduce downtime from flat tires by providing protection from punctures up to 0.25-inch in diameter. The material offers protection to the middle of the sidewall and has extra shoulder coverage for lateral punctures plus coverage in high-risk areas of the tire.
The material is suited for skid steers, agriculture, telehandlers, golf cars, lawn and garden, ATV and other applications. The company also claimed the liner operates cooler than solid or filled tire options. It is compatible with bias or radial tires.
Contact: Arnco. Phone: (800) 821-4147. Internet: www.arnconet.com.
BP Lubricants Americas has debuted Castrol GTX Diesel to handle the revitalization of diesel engines within the passenger car and light truck markets.
The 15W-40 oil is designed to protect the engine from piston deposits, oil thickening and valve train wear while minimizing the formation of engine sludge, the company claimed.
The oil is recommended for Cummins, Navistar, Ford, Volkswagen and Mercedes-Benz four-stroke diesel engines where API CI-4, CH-4, CG-4 oils are required.
Contact: BP Lubricants. Phone: (973) 633-2200. Internet: www.castrol.com/us.
AutoWare Technologies L.L.C. has released its Video Training Series on Tires and Wheels.
The series is aimed at helping technicians prepare for the Specialty Equipment Market Association's Z5 custom wheel and tire specialist exam.
The company said the wheels portion of its training series focuses on technical terminology, measurements, conversion formulas, the effect of tire pressure monitoring systems on aftermarket wheels and different types of wheels and finishes.
The series also covers proper wheel installation, especially with a lug-centric wheel.
The tire portion of the training deals with construction components, reading the service description, plus-sizing, understanding load and inflation tables, TPMS and some diagnostic information.
Contact: AutoWare Technologies L.L.C. Phone: (866) 841-0900. Internet: www.autowaretech.com.
Hennessy Industries has released a new Coats RC-200 tire changer designed for motorcycle and ATV tires.
The company said the changer was designed with extra power to handle tires with stiffer sidewalls.
The unit's Robo-Arm flexes stiff sidewalls while three-position rim clamps provide clearance for sprockets and brake discs. The clamps can handle up to 23-inch motorcycle rums and ATV rims down to six inches.
Special clamp, lift tool and bead loosener socks as well as duckhead booties provide protection to rims, the firm claimed. The changer eliminates metal-to-metal contact between the unit and rim.
A gear-reduction turntable also offers controlled speed so the operator can better manage the tire changing process. The operator also can control clamp pressure.
Contact: Hennessy Industries. Internet: www.ammcoats.com.
Kafko International Ltd. has introduced Oil Eater Cleaner/Degreaser for cleaning jobs that previously required solvent or acid cleaners.
The substance dissolves grease and oil on multiple surfaces and won't harm skin, the company claimed. It also can be used in a parts washer and with a pressure washer. The non-flammable cleaner contains no acid, abrasive or petroleum solvents.
Contact: Kafko International Ltd. Phone: (800) 528-0334. Internet: www.oileater.com.