OEX game chang­ers

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OEX is paving the way for the au­to­mo­tive in­dus­try with the in­tro­duc­tion of three in­no­va­tive prod­ucts set to change the way au­to­mo­tive spe­cial­ists re­pair se­lected Toy­ota ve­hi­cles.

These prod­ucts in­clude the DXA433U and DXA4041 al­ter­na­tors to suit Land Cruis­ers, and the DXS575 starter mo­tor to suit Prado, Hi­ace and Hilux. Phil Hughes, gen­eral man­ager of Ash­downIn­gram New Zealand, says they are truly chang­ing the game.

The change came about when com­mon prob­lems were be­ing iden­ti­fied to OEX through feed­back from auto elec­tri­cians. “The in­no­va­tive change means one part can be used for mul­ti­ple ve­hi­cles, re­duc­ing costly work­shop er­rors and sim­pli­fy­ing re­pairs,” he said.

DXA433U and DXA4041’s patented de­sign for LandCruiser al­ter­na­tors of­fers a quick and easy so­lu­tion to switch­ing the reg­u­la­tor type within the al­ter­na­tor.

Toy­ota Land Cruiser 79, 80 and 100 Se­ries tra­di­tion­ally re­quired one of two iden­ti­cal look­ing al­ter­na­tors, both with dif­fer­ent reg­u­la­tor func­tions. These al­ter­na­tors were eas­ily con­fused, re­sult­ing in in­cor­rect units be­ing in­stalled in ve­hi­cles, which re­sulted in ve­hi­cle elec­tri­cal faults.

In the past, if the wrong al­ter­na­tor was pur­chased and a fault was show­ing, an ad­di­tional reg­u­la­tor was re­quired. This was not only an added ex­pense, but caused sig­nif­i­cant de­lays sourc­ing reg­u­la­tors and ex­tra hours of la­bor to re­move, fit the new reg­u­la­tor and re­fit the al­ter­na­tor.

Both al­ter­na­tors were de­vel­oped to over­come this chal­lenge for diesel and petrol LandCruiser ap­pli­ca­tions. Now with the sim­ple re­moval of a screw, the al­ter­na­tor can change from the de­fault set­ting of ac­tive to an in­ac­tive warn­ing light func­tion.

The DXS575 starter mo­tor will also save hours in the work­shop with the use of a new and unique switch ter­mi­nal. De­spite the Prado, Hilux and Hi­ace us­ing the same starter mo­tor, the switch ter­mi­nal dif­fers be­tween them. The DXS575 gives the op­tion of in­stalling the sin­gle unit for ei­ther ve­hi­cle with­out the need of un­re­li­able adap­tors.

These new OEX in­no­va­tions means one unit can be used for mul­ti­ple ap­pli­ca­tions, mak­ing or­der­ing and stock man­age­ment eas­ier for work­shop own­ers.

Hughes says these new in­no­va­tions are proof that OEX is work­ing with, and for, their cus­tomers. “We are in­cred­i­bly proud of the ef­fort and time we have put into the cre­ation of the DXA433U, DXA4041 and DXS575 and we truly be­lieve they will change the in­dus­try and save time and money for work­shops and cus­tomers alike.”

OEX is avail­able from Ash­downIn­gram. Visit ash­down-in­gram.co.nz for more in­for­ma­tion and branch lo­ca­tions.

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