Partmaster’s hydraulic engine mounts, bushes
Partmaster’s comprehensive steering, suspension and bonded rubber range includes; engine mounts, strut mounts, sway bar links, suspension bushes, driveshaft couplings, steering rack mounts, ball joints, rack and tie rod ends, control arms and hanger bearings for all leading automotive makes covering European, Japanese and Korean applications.
Brands at a glance...
Febi Bilstein. Febi is one of the world's leading global manufacturers of automotive parts. The family-owned German brand has stood for continuity, quality, service, reliability and innovation for more than 170 years. These qualities stood out above the rest when Partmaster added Febi to its range of OEM quality brands.
Tenacity.Exclusive to Partmaster, Tenacity was founded in 1973, and has grown internationally as a leading bonded rubber manufacturer. All products are manufactured using hightensile steel, incorporated with OEM grade rubber (NR + BR) and powder coated rather than traditional painting. Combined with strict quality control, Tenacity is an international market leader. Visit: http://www.tenacity-autoparts.co.nz.
Mackay Founded in 1932, Mackay has grown to become a major Australian supplier of a diverse range of engineered rubber and bonded metal/ rubber product for OEMs, defence force and the automotive aftermarket. The company’s commitment to high standards in product development and material formulations results in a product respected worldwide.
Know your product
Not all mounts and bushes are created equal, and externally you might not be able to tell. Many modern Japanese, Korean and European makes incorporate hydraulic technology into specific engine mounts and bushings.
What is hydraulic technology? Hydraulic mounts/bushes have hollow chambers filled with hydraulic fluid and diaphragms, providing superior vibration isolation that would otherwise be transmitted to the chassis.
How is it better? Put simply, hydraulic mounts and bushes can operate in two frequency ranges. At low frequency they appear stiff for maximum performance, while dynamically in the high frequency range they are as soft as possible. Only hydraulic mounts can meet these conflicting performance requirements, just like the OEM items they replace.
Solid replacement? Non-Hydraulic replacements are just a hollow shell offering poor dampening performance, when in fact the application was designed with hydraulic technology parts. Replacement with a solid rubber design will often result in reduced lifespan and an increase in unwanted vehicle vibrations, meaning unhappy customers!
Look out for the hydraulic teardrop logo (HYD) to be sure you’re fitting the correct part for the right application without any hidden surprises.
Partmaster’s team of sales reps is just around the corner. For assistance, call toll free 0800 727 862 for more information. The range is available from Partmaster’s 17 stores nationwide, and can be found catalogued online at www. epartsonline.co.nz with a free, easily setup account.
The correct hydraulic mount.