It’s the little things that make the difference; in this case they can be as small as the pins in a Deutsch plug. A properly crimped connection is as good of a connection that can be made; a poorly done crimp can be the source of intermittent failures, increased resistance, even an ignition source and will ultimately fail. Those over at Diesel Magazine wrote an article in the September-October issue of diesel workshop which can be downloaded for free here that articulates how to inspect a freshly crimped connector to determine whether it is acceptable or not.Read More
26/11/2014 9:58 AM
The Delco Remy 28SI alternator has been taking the lion’s share of the OE trucking business in the USA. With
manufacturers including Kenworth, Freightliner, and Peterbilt trucks and Volvo Navistar buses, the 28SI is fitted to over 80000 new applications every year, making it the number one alternator in OE heavy duty applications. With modern technology, high performance and efficiency in a compact and lightweight design, the moderately-priced 28SI represents terrific value for money, which is why it is so popular with the OE manufacturers.
19/11/2014 1:20 PM
BBI12-110A & BRBHC
Baxters have released two new products designed for those customers who require an alternative battery management or trailer brake controller product to fit their budget. The new BBI12-110A Intelligent Dual Battery Isolator and BRHBC Remote head brake controller may be just the alternative you need when this issue arises. Both products are designed here in Australia, come with a 3 year warranty for your peace of mind, and are designed with all the core functionality you need and the quality Baxters are known for.
Chipseal and Asphalt: why the difference actually has a huge impact on our industry and the parts we use.
29/10/2014 9:03 AM
The distinguishing lines between road types extend further than just sealed and unsealed, even in the realm of sealed roads the quality of road surface can vary substantially, as is the case between the two perhaps most common seen in modern developed countries.
Where this begins to have any real sense of meaning is that asphalt, the smoothest of the two is used to a much higher extent in Europe, Japan, Korea and the U.S.A., whilst Australia is heavily reliant on the rougher chipseal, especially on rural and intercity routes...Read More
6/10/2014 4:24 PM
Remote Sense Alternators – Improved heavy duty charging technology that really makes sense
The battery is the source of a vehicle’s electrical power but the alternator is its true lifeline – the heart that keeps the power available at a constant rate. The alternator voltage regulator needs a connection or reference point to monitor system voltage; this allows the regulator to “see” or “sense” voltage and either increase or decrease the field current to the alternator rotor in an attempt to maintain appropriate system voltage and keep battery charge maintained at the optimal level...
25/09/2014 3:45 PM
This article was in July's edition of Diesel Magazine and analysing every starter failure we come across as the authorized warranty agent for Delco Remy and Prestolite, this really rings home; more often than not the starter is not the root cause of the starter failure, merely swapping a new one in without diagnosing the true cause of the problem will result in a premature failure.
Also would just like to point out, the 39MT at 7.8KW that Diesel have used in a comparison would have to be our Dual Earth 8202308!Read More
9/09/2014 9:28 AM
Two weeks ago Baxters offered industry training across three days in Melbourne and Adelaide to several guests and customers. The event was sponsored by Delco Remy and ran participants through system diagnostics and fault finding to address the most common causes of starter motor failure...
1/07/2014 12:02 PM
Despite the advent of more efficient LED lighting, with more and more electrical ancillary equipment being present on modern diesel engines like active diesel particulate filtering, the power demands of modern vehicles are ever increasing. Combined with internal lighting and air conditioning it is becoming common to have commercial vehicles averaging in excess of 2kW per hour. In the event that the vehicle is utilized for any decent amount of time per year, this can add up to quite a bit of fuel consumptionRead More
30/04/2014 9:20 AM
The Delco Remy 4th generation 39MT – How Australia’s tough environment is making a great product even better.
Though relatively young in the Australian market, the Delco Remy 39MT starter has quickly become the most popular starter motor in heavy duty applications, with features like the IMS switch and OCP (over-crank protection) coupled with high power and light weight enough to convince both manufacturers and the aftermarket that the 39MT is the starter of choice.
However Remy International are not prone to resting on their laurels and the 39MT is now on its 4th generation, with no fewer than 9 improvements to the original design and Australia can be thanked for much of the information that has led to these improvements. Our harsh environment, long distances and poor roads mean that faults often appear earlier here than in other countries...Read More
28/04/2014 12:41 PM
In this industry, chances are the majority of us a pretty passionate about cars. For the past 22 years Variety, the Children’s Charity has been utilizing this passion to help raise over $173 million for disadvantaged children through the Bash event as participants build a preferably reliable, 40+ year old, 2wd car and undertake a road trip through rural Australia, Will Wallace of Upper Hunter Automotive Electrical in Scone NSW has previously been and will again be, one of these participants.