Affordable OEM quality replacement oil seals
When replacing an oil seal, the last thing mechanics and workshop owners want is for the repair to fail and the customer to return with their vehicle leaking engine oil.
“Whether they’re on the camshaft, front or rear crankshaft, oils seals can be awkward and hard to access – replacing rear main oil seals in particular is a significant job,” says Motospecs/Kelpro product manager, Tim Wiggins. “It’s definitely not a job you want to do twice!
“The only way to ensure you don’t end up having to replace an oil seal more than once is to use an OEM quality replacement seal in the first place.”
Not all the same
“Advances in technology over the past decade mean that engines now work faster and at higher temperatures. As a result of the extra heat in today’s engines, oil seals must be manufactured using highly durable materials such as DuPont Viton, silicon and Polyacrylate,” explains Tim.
“Oil seals that are not manufactured to OEM specifications using the correct materials increase the chance that the oil seal replacement will fail.
“Particularly on late model vehicles, oil seals manufactured with inferior materials such as nitrile will not stand up to today’s engine conditions and are very likely to leak as a result.”
Kelpro oil seals only use exact OEM material specifications in all engine and transmission oil seals for most vehicle applications from 1996. This means all Kelpro seals are made with the superior materials capable of tolerating the high temperatures and high speeds in today’s engines.
“Another key factor in replacing oil seals is to ensure you are using a seal that fits perfectly. It can be tempting to find a replacement seal that’s roughly the same size as the old seal, but a repair done using an incorrectly-sized seal will not hold up, particularly if it’s made of inferior materials.”
Kelpro oil seals are the exact size as the OEM seal, ensuring a repair done with a Kelpro oil seal is a repair that’s going to last.
Kelpro’s range of OEM genuine oil seals has recently expanded to include top selling rear main oil seals sourced directly from Japanese OEM suppliers including Ford, Toyota, Subaru, Nissan and Hyundai.
“This addition to the range provides mechanics and workshops with more options. The top selling OEM rear main oil seals now feature a ‘G’ at the end of the part number, so you can be 100 percent confident they are genuine OEM oil seals, sourced from OEM suppliers,” says Tim.