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