Federal-Mogul Motorparts, a division of Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: FDML), has released its latest MOOG® Easy Solutions Bulletin (ESB), detailing a common issue found with Volkswagen wishbones for vehicle applications including the Lupo and Polo models.
The steering and suspension specialist has redesigned the component to solve the issue and improve durability.
Jonathan Allen, marketing manager at Federal-Mogul Motorparts, said: “We are constantly developing our products to improve the MOOG range, enabling us to offer longer lasting, more cost effective components for our customers.”
MOOG identified that the bushes were wearing prematurely due to excessive movement within the wishbone’s bush housing.
To solve the problem, the vertical bush has a new design that features an enhanced rubber compound, significantly improving the lifetime of the parts.
Additionally, larger welds are used to strengthen the joint of the bushes to the arm.
The models affected by these issues include: Volkswagen Lupo (6X1-6E1) 05/97>06/04. Volkswagen Polo (6N1-6NF) 09/94>12/99, and Polo (6N2) 10/99>10/01.
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