Cloyes Earns AAPEX 2019 Best New Product Award
November 12, 2019—Cloyes' Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Chain Kits earned the Best New Product Award in the Hard Parts category of the New Product Showcase at AAPEX 2019.
“Chains can experience wear and stretch, guide contact surfaces can become damaged and guide bracketry can break, tensioner damage can occur, and sprocket tooth wear will develop when operating with an unstable chain,” said Jason Thompson, vice president of engineering and product development for Cloyes. “For these reasons, and the fact that timing component cost is a fraction of the labor costs required to replace the components, it is recommended to replace all components when making the repair. This is certainly the approach we took with our VVT chain kits.”
Cloyes VVT Chain Kits offer technicians a complete repair solution for higher mileage vehicles. These kits are designed for the replacement of worn or damaged timing chains, tensioners, sprockets, guides, and VVT actuators, also known as cam phasers. Cloyes parts are CAD-designed and manufactured using premium materials. Each part is tested and measured for function, fitment, and durability to ensure optimal performance.Testing against the OE actuator, the Cloyes units exhibited 20 percent less frictional drag and produced 10 percent more torque at the same oil pressure.