Vehicle Profile: Ford Focus 1.0 EcoBoost – 120/125/140PS 2012>

Ford Focus 1.0 EcoBoost

The Ford Focus mid-cycle facelift (Mk 3.5) features a raft of changes made to both the exterior, interior and engine line up.

Revisions made to the body were thinner and sharper headlights, a new trapezoidal grille, giving the front more sporting intent than the previous model. The new front end is similar to that of the 2014 Mondeo as well as the face-lifted 2013 Fiesta.

Mechanical improvements to the face-lifted Ford Focus are chassis revisions to all versions, to make the car more planted on the road, and the steering is also sharper than the pre-facelift model, while also offering greater feedback for greater driving pleasure and fun, which has been the trademark of the Focus since it launched back in 1998.

The 1.0 litre EcoBoost proved incredibly popular. The award-winning three-cylinder engine is produced in two variants, with 100 and 125 hp (75–93 kW) and 138 bhp (103 kW; 140 PS).

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Vehicle Profile: Audi A1 2010-2015 1.6 105 BHP

Audi A1 2010-2015 1.6 105BHP

The Audi A1 supermini launched in 2010 and has become a popular choice with young urban buyers. This generation of the A1 sold almost 100,000 vehicles every year in Europe. Most of these 2010-2015 vehicles will now be out of warranty and are being serviced by the independent aftermarket.

With the combined power of VXPRO and VisionPRO; ELTA boasts diverse and extensive parts coverage for this pint-sized performer. Here are just some of the Sense, Control and Driving Vision products on offer. Full listings can be found on TecDoc, Aldoc and MAM Autocat.

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New Product Focus: DISA Valves

BMW DISA Valves

EE4289 AIR INTAKE CONTROL (DISA) VALVE UPPER

BMW 1 SERIES 2005->2013
BMW 3 SERIES 2004->2013
BMW 5 SERIES 2004->2013
BMW 6 SERIES 2004->2010
BMW 7 SERIES 2005->2015
BMW X1 2009->2011
BMW X3 2006->2008
BMW X3 2011->2012
BMW X5 2006->2008
BMW z4 2005->2009

Replaces Original Equipment no. 11617522928

DISA Valve Upper

Lower DISA Valve BMW

EE4290 AIR INTAKE CONTROL (DISA) VALVE LOWER

BMW 1 SERIES 2005->2013
BMW 3 SERIES 2004->2013
BMW 5 SERIES 2004->2013
BMW 6 SERIES 2004->2010
BMW 7 SERIES 2005->2015
BMW X1 2009->2011
BMW X3 2006->2008
BMW X3 2011->2012
BMW X5 2006->2008
BMW z4 2005->2009

Replaces Original Equipment no. 11617522929

Introducing DISA Valves

DISA Valves are Air Intake Control Valves introduced by BMW to improve performance by controlling the path or air as it flows through the engine.

The name stems from the German ‘Differenzierte Sauganlage’ or Differentiated intake system in English. We will be posting a full TechASSIST bulletin to cover them in more detail soon.

EE4289 and EE4290 replace upper and lower DISA valves found on BMW engines spanning as far back as 2004. Like any electronically operated valve, these parts often fail with age and usage so are sure to continue to increase in demand.

Replacemnt is essential as failed valves have been known to spew plastic parts into the engine with causing serious damage.

For more information, please contact our sales team on +44 (0)1675 466 999 or email sales@elta.co.uk

CV FOCUS

CV Focus Commercial Vehicle Parts

ELTA Launch CV Parts Focus

We're putting our commercial vehicle component range in the spotlight with CV Focus.

Commercial vehicle 24v bulbs have always been a staple of the ELTA product portfolio. Businesses throughout the globe have trusted ELTA and Lucas bulbs to guide their fleet for decades.

As the ELTA range has expanded so has our CV offering. Wiper blades, beacons, work lamps, strobe lights, horns and window regulators are now all firm favourites amongst those in the know.

For the first time we've collated our most popular CV parts into a handy guide. The first edition of ELTA CV Focus is available now. Get your download here.

Driven by Quality

Elta Automotive Limited are proud to be an ISO 9001 accredited company. Commitment to quality flows through everything we do.

We understand the business implications when a commercial vehicle is off the road. All ELTA products are designed to deliver original equipment performance combined with outstanding reliability and undergo meticulous testing procedures throughout the manufacturing process and beyond. Ensuring the vehicle is not off road again for the same fault any time soon.

We also understand the responsibilities of running a commercial vehicle or fleet and so all of our replacement products conform to the ECE regulations where required, including R37 E marked bulbs and R65 and R10 certification for beacons and work lamps.

ECE R37

New Product: EX6013 / EX6014 Fuel Vaporizers

Ford Transit Fuel Vaporizers

NEW FORD TRANSIT FUEL VAPORIZERS

The ELTA VXPRO fuel vaporizer range has been incredibly well received since the initial launch in January 2019.

The EX6000 fuel vaporizer for the incredibly popular Transit (2011>2014) has seen particularly high demand. This well respected workhorse is likely to see higher mileages and more intense conditions than passenger vehicles so it's no surprise.

In response to customer demand we are pleased to announce the introduction of two new replacement Transit fuel vaporizers, to extend coverage by including the earlier 2007>2014 Transit and the latest 2017> models. This now caters for an extra 157,524 Ford Transits on the road!

Vehicle Performance Guarantee

All VXPRO components are tested to ensure operation within the manufacturer’s original parameters, guaranteeing that there will be no change to the vehicles original performance.

OE Matching Performance

VXPRO components deliver original equipment matching performance combined with added value from sensible pricing and additional support services from ELTA Automotive.

EX6013 Ford Transit Fuel Vaporizer

Ford Transit Fuel Vaporizer EX6013

FORD TRANSIT 2007>2014
125,653 VEHICLES ON THE ROAD

EX6014 Ford Transit Fuel Vaporizer

Ford Transit Fuel Vaporizer EX6014

FORD TRANSIT 2017
31,871 VEHICLES ON THE ROAD

Bigger Brand and Lower Price – Why Settle For Any Other Budget Wiper Blade Range?

Bigger Brand Lower Price

In the search for a low priced wiper range to meet demand from drivers on a budget, many motor factors and retailers resort to generic or unrecognised brands in order to achieve the required market price point. But what if you could offer a budget wiper blade from a brand that drivers recognise and trust?

Introducing the new Lucas ECO Wiper Blade range. Big brand conventional wiper blades with a small price tag!

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TechASSIST: Diagnosing Lambda Sensor Issues

Lambda Sensor Fault Diagnosis

Lambda sensors were first fitted to cars in 1977 to improve the efficiency of combustion engines and help to reduce harmful exhaust emissions such as carbon monoxide.

Lambda sensors operate by measuring the amount of oxygen in the exhaust. An efficient engine requires a specific amount of air and fuel in it’s cylinders at combustion. The perfect ratio being 14.7:1 (14.7 parts air to 1 part fuel). This perfect mixture is called Lambda and this is where the unusual name originates. However, they are often also called oxygen sensors or O2 sensors due to their fundamental role of measuring oxygen. The levels calculated by the Lambda are sent as data to the ECU which then calculates and determines how best to achieve the ideal mixture of air and fuel at combustion.

An incorrect air/fuel mixture will be either rich or lean:

• In a rich mixture the air is high in unburned fuel, though low in oxygen.
• A lean mixture has the opposite balance and is high in oxygen due to not enough fuel being injected.

Many vehicles now feature a pre-cat Lambda Sensor and a post-cat Lambda Sensor. Whilst the pre-cat Lambda Sensor communicates to the ECU regulating the air/fuel ratio; the post-cat Lambda Sensor performs a diagnostic role, monitoring the Catalytic Converter.

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New VXPRO Batteries

VXPRO Batteries

Power up your profits with VXPRO batteries

A range of VXPRO Ultra Alkaline and Lithium button cell batteries are now available from ELTA Automotive.

The range is tailored to automotive applications including key and alarm fob button cells alongside universally popular AA and AAA battery packs.

Benefitting from strong VXPRO branding and premium quality packaging; The range will help motor factors and car accessory retailers maximise sales and provide profit boosting up-sell opportunities.

VXPRO batteries are manufactured to deliver long lasting power and impressive shelf life... Although we don't think they'll hang around that long!

Power up your sales today with VXPRO. Call 01675 466 999 for more information and pricing.

VXPRO battery range

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