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For Immediate Release August 28, 2012

Contact: Kathy Brysse

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Thermostat news from Gates

Gates adds 15 new thermostats to its range now offering the best coverage (93%) of the European car parc in the market. With their OE design and self-cleaning and self-aligning valve, the Gates thermostats offer an exact fit and prevent leakage. 

The 15 new references cover some of the more recent models of the BMW 1 and 3 series, Fiat Punto, Ford Mondeo, Mazda 5, Opel Astra and Volvo S40.

The latest development in Gates thermostat range is map-controlled thermostats.  These highly advanced thermostats are controlled by the motor management system which regulates a heating resistor in the wax element of the thermostat. This new technology allows for a more accurate engine warm-up and a continuous adjustment of the coolant temperature to the current driving situation.

The result is lower fuel consumption, fewer emissions, less wear and extended durability from a range that produces exceedingly high car park coverage from a small stock holding.  Less stock is required because the Gates thermostat range includes different seals and gaskets, so the same thermostat reference can be used for a whole range of vehicle types. For example, TH00188G1 covers over 1035 applications including Peugeot 106, Skoda Octavia, Citroën Saxo, Volkswagen Golf, Audi A4 and Renault Clio.

Gates adds that some gaskets have an adhesive back that eliminates the need for gasket cement and halves installation time.

Next to thermostats, Gates also supplies wide range of cooling hoses, heater hose connectors and radiator and expansion tank caps.  More information on applications and sizes is found online in Gates application catalogue: www.gatesautocat.com.