APRA President Bill Gager, announced today the release of a new 122 page book, Remanufacturing Automotive Mechatronics & Electronics, by Fernand J. Weiland. Weiland, Chairman of APRA’s Electronics & Mechatronics Division, organized and edited this book to inform the remanufacturing community on the upcoming product changes and encourage them to embrace these new technologies. Weiland
Federal-Mogul Corporation received the General Motors 2007 Supplier of the Year Award for its significant contributions to GM’s global product and performance achievements. The Company’s leading piston and connecting rod technology was highlighted by General Motors. The 16th annual award themed the "Best of the Best" was given during ceremonies Saturday, April 26
The Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association (APRA) has declared its support of the Motor Vehicle Owners’ Right to Repair Act (HR 2694) and strongly urges Congress to pass the legislation in order to ensure that car owners and their trusted repair shops have the same access to safety alerts and repair information as the franchised new
The ninth annual MAHLE Engine Builder Showdown, which takes place in May, has produced another record-breaking turnout among NASCAR engine builders. Twenty-four engine builder teams — including those from almost every NASCAR Sprint Cup race team, as well as teams from the Nationwide Series and Craftsman Truck Series races — have signed up for this
Federal-Mogul Corp. Class A Common Stock is now listed on the NASDAQ Global Market and began trading today under the ticker symbol “FDML.” President and Chief Executive Officer Jose Maria Alapont and a representative group of employees commemorated the listing at the NASDAQ MarketSite bell ringing ceremony in New York at the market opening. “Listing Federal-Mogul’s
Cummins Inc. has announced that it has earned a prestigious 2008 Automotive News PACE Award for innovation demonstrated by the 6.7L turbo diesel engine. The PACE Award ceremony, held on April 14 in Detroit, Mich., honors superior innovation, technological advancement and business performance among automotive suppliers. Cummins has been recognized for the 6.7L Dodge Ram
Federal-Mogul has reportedits first quarter 2008 financial results, including record quarterlysales of $1.86 billion, an increase of 8 percent over the same periodof the prior year. During the first quarter, the company recorded a one-time, non-cashcharge of $68 million relating to re-valuation of inventory, asrequired by fresh-start reporting following emergence from Chapter 11in December 2007.
The Automotive AftermarketIndustry Association (AAIA) has called on Congress to support H.R.5638, legislation that would amend federal patent law to provide anexception from design patent infringement for alternative repair partsused for the purpose of restoring a vehicle to its original appearance.The bill was introduced by Representative Zoe Lofgren (Calif.-16). Car companies’ use of design patents
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Thereis a cylinder head gasket design change for 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser2.4L VIN B engines. The hole size opening was changed to improve theability of oil drainback from the cylinder head and also improvecrankcase ventilation on 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L VIN B engines.Beginning in 2002 this opening was reshaped to a much larger size.