Magneti Marelli Parts & Services has underscored its aim to increasingly serve as an aftermarket one-stop-shop, presenting a renewed range of timing-chain kits. Chain drive solutions are increasingly used by leading Asian manufacturers, and, over time, have also gained popularity among European manufacturers in the wake of engine downsizing.
The range of kits offered by Magneti Marelli Parts & Services for the correct substitution of the timing chain is kept constantly up to date, and now guarantees excellent coverage of European and Asian vehicles on the road, for brands such as Audi, BMW, Fiat, Mercedes, Mitsubishi, Toyota and VW, to name but a few. The range is composed of complete products that contain all the necessary components, such as bolts, nuts, oil seals and gaskets, allowing rapid and precise intervention.
Some chain kits offered by Magneti Marelli Parts & Services provide for two possible configurations: a basic configuration, which in any case contains everything necessary for installation, and a more extensive version, which contains, for example, gears, guides and chains for substitution of the oil pump command. Some kits also contain particular components to replace original parts that are often difficult to procure as after-market products, such as drilled chains or VVT (variable valve timing) gears, when required.
All the components in the chain kits offered by Magneti Marelli Parts & Services stand out for their use of a range of metallurgical processes to guarantee high, long-lasting performance. These include the carbon-nitriding of the chain links to increase surface hardness and resistance to stress/wear; pin surfaces treated with a chrome-vanadium alloy to increase resistance to corrosion and wear, and pinion teeth hardened through an induction-temperature process. All the components are furthermore subjected to strict tests and controls that demonstrate quality in line with the most rigorous market standards.
To provide support for car-repair professionals, Magneti Marelli Parts & Services has set up a series of technical bulletins that allow simple access to technical descriptions and fitting instructions and that can be viewed via a QR code on the chain kit packaging.
The company has also created a catalogue dedicated to the composition of every kit, containing photographs, general component data and indications of original equipment part numbers. This has proved to be highly appreciated for a range of products such as chain kits, where it is often complicated to identify the right part to use.
The timing-chain-kit catalogue is available in paper form or can be downloaded from the spare parts section of this website.
All the products in the chain-kit range offered under the Magneti Marelli Parts & Services brand come in dedicated and unmistakable yellow and blue packaging, which has been specifically studied to protect fragile components, such as gaskets and oil seals. They are available for all workshops in Italy via the widespread network of brand spare-part retailers.
With this significant expansion of the range of timing-chain kits, Magneti Marelli Parts & Services underscores its aim of offering the spare-parts market products that satisfy all demands related to vehicle maintenance and repair, also covering the newest models on the road; products that stand out for their quality in line with original equipment, their performance and their excellent value for money.