The engine is generally considered to be the heart of a vehicle.
Its design requires a balance between peak performance and torque, along with the lowest possible fuel consumption and low emissions. Modern engines are precision work — just as every single spare part from Ferdinand Bilstein.
In the field of engine management, we offer a comprehensive range of timing chains and belts for European passenger cars — of course, in tested OE matching quality.
The timing chain is an integral part of the internal combustion engine. As a connecting piece between the crankshaft and the camshaft, it ensures precise synchronisation and often also drives other components.
If camshaft and crankshaft are not running synchronously, the engine power is greatly reduced and errors in engine management can occur. If the timing chain wears a lot, it can skip or even tear. This may result in costly engine damage.
Ferdinand Bilstein procures part of the timing chain range from original equipment supplier iwis. The exclusive aftermarket partnership also includes timing chains that are even more durable thanks to TRITAN technology for chain bolts. iwis applies the exceptional, specially developed coating process to achieve improved resistance to aggressive oil-carbon-fuel mixtures.
Timingchains, designed as sleeve or roller chains, consist of an arrangement of inner and outer chain links. The joint surfaces form bolts and sleeves.
With decreasing oil quality caused by ageing and aggressive oil-carbon fuel mixtures, the wear in this joint is particularly noticeable in turbo-direct-injection engines, which leads to chain elongation.
Premium manufacturer iwis has revolutionised the "Physical Vapour Deposition" (PVD) technology TRITAN for chain bolts, which is significantly more resistant to these conditions.
Advantages compared to non-coated chains:
NOTE: The TRITAN name and coating process are copyrighted by iwis.
The task of the chain tensioner is to tension the timing chain in all operating conditions and to intercept unwanted vibrations even if wear elongation of the chain has occurred due to engine operation.
Quality is of enormous importance with this important component. This is why chain stretchers are precisely manufactured by Ferdinand Bilstein. Part of our chain stretchers are manufactured in our in-house production near the company headquarters in Germany on modern, CNC machines.
This ensures quality "Made in Germany".
Timing belts combine the characteristics of a timing chain and an auxiliary belt (flat belt). On the inside of the belt, teeth are formed from abrasion-resistant rubber or plastic, which engage in a special gearwheel. This construction has the following advantages compared to V-ribbed or flat belts:
Ferdinand Bilstein offers a wide range of timing belts, including timing belt sets and suitable accessories.
To avoid damage to the timing belt, febi bilstein recommends the following:
Meanwhile, there are even timing belts, which no longer perform their work dry outside the engine housing, but that run in the oil in the engine housing. This new technology comes into effect for the oil pump drive, for example, in the Ford 1.0l Eco Boost Engine, Peugeot 1.2 Vti and VW EA288 1.6/2.0 TDI vehicles.
When replacing the timing chain or belt, the surrounding components should also be tested for wear.
In order for all parts to work together perfectly, it is extremely important that they are made accurately and from high-quality materials.
Ferdinand Bilstein offers complete timing chains and belts for certain types of vehicles, which contain all the required parts for a professional exchange.