-We specialize in BMW and Mini parts, supplying independent workshops and retailers.
Our products here at Mettec are well known for product quality. When you buy our parts you can expect exact fitment and reliability
If we wouldn’t happily fit a product to our own car, we won’t sell it. In fact, many of the parts on offer are either from original equipment suppliers or are equal to OEM quality, so you can be assured of the fit and longevity of everything you buy. We back it up with a 12 month warranty.
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A gasket is a mechanical seal which fills the space between two or more mating surfaces, generally to prevent leakage from or into the joined objects while under compression.
- GP gasket material is a universal non- asbestos grade for medium to high loadings.
- High quality aramid fibre with a nitrile rubber binder.
- Good resistance to oils, fuels and hydrocarbons
- Anti-stick finish on both sides and is green in colour.
Applications: For many industrial sealing applications
Maximum Temperature: 200 degrees C continuous, 400 degrees C maximum temperature
Maximum Pressure: 100 Bar maximum pressure
The inboard (chassis) end of a control arm is attached by a single pivot, usually a rubber bushing. It can thus control the position of the outboard end in only a single degree of freedom, maintaining the radial distance from the inboard mount. Although not deliberately free to move, the single bushing does not control the arm from moving back and forth; this motion is constrained by a separate link or radius rod.
A vehicle’s engine-cooling system serves not just to keep the engine cool, but to also keep its temperature warm enough to ensure efficient, clean operation. System components include a radiator to dissipate heat, a fan or fans to ensure adequate airflow for radiator cooling, a thermostat valve that opens when the desired operating temperature is reached and a water pump (or coolant pump) to circulate coolant through the engine, hoses and other components. Most vehicles now employ an expansion tank that allows the coolant to expand, and exit, the cooling circuit when hot, and to return when the car is turned off and the engine cools.
An air filter catches all the above-mentioned crud long before it can get to the engine. Often, the filter will be protected in a plastic box, to even further guard the engine from contaminants. If you let an air filter get too dirty, it will starve the engine of air, which the combustion process needs to make power most efficiently. Theoretically, an air filter could get so dirty that the engine wouldn’t run. But what’s more likely is that a dirty air filter will deprive the engine of just enough air to hamper performance. Research with modern, fuel-injected cars shows that a filthy air filter can significantly rob an engine of power, but won’t affect fuel economy all that much
Having a sufficient amount of fuel in the tank is absolutely crucial for proper and reliable vehicle operation. Yet, even a full tank of fuel is of no use if the fuel supply from tank to engine isn’t totally reliable. Our high-quality fuel supply systems provide assurance across a wide range of vehicle makes and models.
A bushing or rubber bushing is a type of vibration isolator. It provides an interface between two parts, damping the energy transmitted through the bushing. A common application is in vehicle suspension systems, where a bushing made of rubber (or, more often, synthetic rubber or polyurethane) separates the faces of two metal objects while allowing a certain amount of movement. This movement allows the suspension parts to move freely, for example, when traveling over a large bump, while minimizing transmission of noise and small vibrations through to the chassis of the vehicle. A rubber bushing may also be described as a flexible mounting or antivibration mounting.
In the broadest definition, a sensor is a device, module, or subsystem whose purpose is to detect events or changes in its environment and send the information to other electronics, frequently a computer processor. A sensor is always used with other electronics, whether as simple as a light or as complex as a computer.
A shock absorber (in reality, a shock “damper”) is a mechanical or hydraulic device designed to absorb and damp shock impulses. It does this by converting the kinetic energy of the shock into another form of energy (typically heat) which is then dissipated. Most shock absorbers are a form of dashpot.
For an engine to work at its best, the fuel/air mixture in each cylinder must fire just as the piston reaches top dead centre (TDC).
It takes a certain time for the spark-plug to ignite the mixture and for the combustion to build up. This time stays roughly the same no matter how fast the engine is running.
The timing mechanism is set to fire the plug a short time before the TDC. But because the mechanism is worked by the motion of the engine, this time would normally decrease as the engine ran faster, and the plug would fire too late.
So a mechanical device is fitted to advance firing – make it happen earlier – with increasing engine speed.
The load on an engine – whether it is pulling hard or cruising – also affects the timing.
A lightly loaded engine works best if the ignition is advanced an extra amount. A second vacuum-operated device controls this independently of the first.
A windscreen wiper or windshield wiper (American English) is a device used to remove rain, snow, ice and debris from a windscreen or windshield. Almost all motor vehicles, including cars, trucks, train locomotives, watercraft with a cabin and some aircraft, are equipped with such wipers, which are usually a legal requirement.
A wiper generally consists of a metal arm, pivoting at one end and with a long rubber blade attached to the other. The arm is powered by a motor, often an electric motor, although pneumatic power is also used in some vehicles. The blade is swung back and forth over the glass, pushing water or other precipitation from its surface. The speed is normally adjustable, with several continuous speeds and often one or more “intermittent” settings. Most automobiles use two synchronized radial type arms, while many commercial vehicles use one or more pantograph arms.