Quality from the Heart
Components at a Glance
Oil pump: Complete supply in manufacturer quality
The oil pump is considered the heart of the engine. Accordingly, Ferdinand Bilstein attaches great importance to quality for this important component.
Some of the offered oil pumps are produced in-house near the company headquarters in Ennepetal. A rigorous selection process from alternative suppliers ensures consistently outstanding product quality across the entire product range.
Each oil pump offered by Ferdinand Bilstein is tested under real operating conditions. On the in-house oil pump test bench, engine operation is simulated and every oil pump is tested for pressure, revolutions per minute and litre capacity. The oil has operating temperature during the process.
Oil pump maintenance and repair: Always check attachments as well
In order for the engine to be lubricated continuously and evenly, the oil has to circulate non-stop. If the oil pump responsible for this important task fails, considerable engine damage can occur.
Therefore, the functionality should be checked at the slightest hint with an oil pressure gauge.
When replacing the oil pump, the surrounding components should also be tested for wear. This applies, in particular, to an existing pressure relief valve, which should be replaced at the same time as the oil pump.
In addition, the oil pump drive should be checked for its condition. If these components fail, another repair will be up. febi bilstein offers complete oil pump sets for various types of vehicles, which contain all the spare parts required for a professional exchange.
Sump pan: Weight reduction and fuel savings
The times when commercial oil pans were heavy, massive components are a thing of the past.
With the sump pan made of plastic, febi bilstein presents a brand new product line and covers a wide range of Volvo models with a single part number
The advantage of the plastic oil pan is the reduced weight (about 60 % savings compared to oil pans made of aluminium), which saves fuel and thus relieves the environment. Oil pans from febi bilstein are made from polyester resin with 30 % glass fibre content according to OE specification.
In addition to the oil pan, febi bilstein also offers the appropriate gasket
Oil cooler: Quality is crucial
Modern engines have to deliver more and more power. As a result, the engine oil is significantly more stressed than in previous engine generations: It becomes very hot due to great stress, which adversely affects durability in particular.
The oil cooler protects the engine oil from excessive thermal load. In order to maintain the characteristics of the engine oil, permanent heat dissipation is necessary during oil cooling. The temperature is considered optimal at about 90 – 100 degrees Celsius. If the oil temperature rises by only ten degrees Celsius, the function and service life of the engine oil is negatively affected.
. In the case of commercial vehicles, oil coolers can be found not only on the engine, but sometimes also on the gearbox or the hydraulic system.
Oil coolers today consist of pressed aluminium plates, which are manufactured in a layer construction. The oil can freely circulate between these individual plates without great pressure loss. All febi oil coolers are tested intensively by our certified quality management for different requirements and loads with regard to the essential points such as accuracy, dimensional accuracy and material quality.