• Gates investigates a timing belt failure

    The technical team at Gates investigates the cause of premature timing belt failure in the Synchronous Be ...

    The technical team at Gates investigates the cause of premature timing belt failure in the Synchronous Belt Drive System (SBDS) for a number of Ford, Peugeot and Citroën models. Models: Citroën C3, C4 ...

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  • Gates introduces Automotive Catalogue App

    Now available for download, the Gates Automotive Catalogue App adapts the flexibility provided by smartph ...

    Now available for download, the Gates Automotive Catalogue App adapts the flexibility provided by smartphone and tablet operating systems to create a simple, fast and flexible tool. Offering an improv ...

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  • A fix for noisy drive systems

    Gates describes a solution to a timing belt replacement issue that will reduce the number of comebacks fo ...

    Gates describes a solution to a timing belt replacement issue that will reduce the number of comebacks for garages. Models: Skoda, VW, Audi, Seat Petrol engines: 1.6L, 2.0L Year: Wide ranging The sche ...

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  • Gates hosts live webinars

    Gates has increased the frequency of its live webinars to help mechanics return to the workshop with more ...

    Gates has increased the frequency of its live webinars to help mechanics return to the workshop with more product knowledge and a better understanding of all related technical aspects. With so many wo ...

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  • Case Study: How to prevent a broken adjuster

    Gates traces the cause of a broken adjuster to a common fitting error and provides the ideal solution. En ...

    Gates traces the cause of a broken adjuster to a common fitting error and provides the ideal solution. Engine: VAG 1.4, 1.6, 2.0L Fuel: Diesel, common rail Year: 2012 onward When the Gates Claim Handl ...

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  • Live Webinars

    Gates has increased its technical support services that are beneficial for distributors and its garage cu ...

    Gates has increased its technical support services that are beneficial for distributors and its garage customers by launching live webinars via GatesTechZone. The initial webinar series will cover a w ...

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  • A Timing Belt Mystery

    Two UK drive system installers were left feeling puzzled last month by the same kind of catastrophic engi ...

    Two UK drive system installers were left feeling puzzled last month by the same kind of catastrophic engine failure on a specific type of Ford 1.8 diesel engine. These engines were fitted to a wide ra ...

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  • Belt-in-Oil Part Numbers

    Gates has introduced Belt-in-Oil (BiO) part numbers for oil pump drives and cam belt drives to its afterm ...

    Gates has introduced Belt-in-Oil (BiO) part numbers for oil pump drives and cam belt drives to its aftermarket range. ...

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  • Belt Replacement Guide on a VW Golf

    Gates explains why installing replacement timing belts on 1L three-cylinder petrol engines in the VW Golf ...

    Gates explains why installing replacement timing belts on 1L three-cylinder petrol engines in the VW Golf and other engines presents a different set of challenges. ...

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  • How to Install Thermostats in 10 Easy Steps

    Gates provides some general guidelines for replacing the traditional style of car thermostat. However, re ...

    Gates provides some general guidelines for replacing the traditional style of car thermostat. However, remember to always refer to the vehicle manufacturer's recommended procedures for replacement and ...

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