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Never ones to rest on their lau­rels, the team at RYCO have once again proven their com­mit­ment to pro­vide in­no­vat­ing so­lu­tions for their cus­tomers with the launch of the all new RST200 Spin-On Fil­ter Fit­ment and Re­moval Kit.

“We un­der­stood that me­chan­ics were frus­trated they couldn’t get the ex­act tools to help them with fil­ter fit­ment and re­moval. Iden­ti­fy­ing the need to pro­vide a fil­ter re­lated prod­uct that could in­crease the me­chan­ics ef­fi­ciency and their sat­is­fac­tion of work­ing with Ryco Fil­ters in the work­shop was fun­da­men­tal to this de­vel­op­ment,” said Melissa Simp­son, Ryco mar­ket­ing com­mu­ni­ca­tions man­ager.

“Over the years we have had nu­mer­ous en­quiries re­gard­ing the avail­abil­ity of a fil­ter “wrench” that will fit fil­ters like the iconic Ryco Z9 that will ac­tu­ally do the job. Our cus­tomers asked… and now we have solved the prob­lem!” she said.

Com­pris­ing of nine cups, in­clud­ing four cups specif­i­cally de­signed to fit Ryco’s unique spin on fluted fil­ters like the Z9, the Ryco RST200 SpinOn Fil­ter Fit­ment and Re­moval Kit fits more than 14 mil­lion pas­sen­ger ve­hi­cle ap­pli­ca­tions.

“The RST200 Spin-On Fil­ter Cups Kit takes away the frus­tra­tion usu­ally ex­pe­ri­enced dur­ing the re­moval and re­fit­ting of spin on oil fil­ters,” Melissa ex­plained. “We have in­cluded a 3/8” ad­justable re­moval tool that fits spin off fil­ter can sizes from 65 to 101 mm as well as the cups that can be used with the hex wrench that comes as part of the kit. Al­ter­na­tively a stan­dard ½ inch drive ratchet can be used,” she said.

Prior to launch, Ryco’s R&D Depart­ment car­ried out ex­ten­sive test­ing to en­sure that the Kit was hard­wear­ing for busy work­shops, easy to use as well as fit­ting the unique flutes on fast mov­ing fil­ters like the Z9.

“Many peo­ple ask why we main­tain the unique flutes on fil­ters like the Z9, Z89A, Z516 and the Z416, and the an­swer is sim­ple – be­cause they have been in the mar­ket so long they have be­come in­stantly iden­ti­fi­able and are now an im­por­tant part of our her­itage,” re­marked Melissa. “Of course this meant that we had to come up with se­ries of cup de­signs specif­i­cally to fit th­ese fil­ters.”

To speed up the de­vel­op­ment process and to en­sure the fit was per­fect, Ryco used that lat­est 3D print­ing tech­nol­ogy to pro­duce the first off tool­ing cup sam­ples to acutely map the ta­per of the flutes.

“The RST200 Spin On Fil­ter Fit­ment and Re­moval Kit is sure to be­come one of the most pop­u­lar tools in work­shops through­out New Zealand,” Melissa said. “Bat­tling with hard to re­move fil­ters in ap­pli­ca­tions such like the Z418 in Toyota’s 1KD en­gine or the Z663 in Holden’s Cap­tiva will now be­come a dis­tant mem­ory,” she added.

To find out more about the all new RST200 Spin-On Fil­ter Fit­ment and Re­moval Kit visit our tool sec­tion at our web­site www.ryco.co.nz

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