Schaeffler Automotive Aftermarket (UK) has introduced a range of new FAG wheel bearings for light commercial vehicles (LCVs).
The new additions have further strengthened the FAG brand’s offering for the UK and takes the total vehicle parc covered by new part numbers released so far in 2012 to more than 3.16 million.
New arrivals include an FAG Gen 2 RIU wheel bearing for a vehicle parc of nearly 63,000 including the Mercedes Sprinter, Volkswagen Crafter 30-35, 30-50 up to 1850kg, 2006-, front, another for more than 46,000 vehicles including the Mercedes Viano, Vito 3.2, 3.5 CDi 09/2003-, front, and one for more than 2,100 vehicles including the Mercedes Sprinter 3.5t 4×4 03/2009-, front.
There is also a range of Gen 1 FAG bearings for more than 80,000 vehicles including the Iveco Daily II, 2002-, rear, the Iveco Daily II 2002-, front , and the Iveco Daily II, III 1999-, front.
Conceived especially for the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Vito and Viano models, and for the VW Crafter, the new Gen 2 RIU repair solution reduces the time it takes to remove and reinstall the wheel bearing unit by up to 60%. This offers garage owners a real benefit because if a light commercial vehicle needs new wheel bearings, only the wheel bearing unit itself needs to be replaced, and not the complete knuckle.
The core element of the new repair solution for light commercial vehicles is a Generation 2.1 wheel bearing unit with double-row angular contact ball bearings – all components in the same OEM quality FAG is renowned for. This compact wheel bearing unit also possesses defined and pre-set bearing play, plus life-long lubrication and sealing.