VDO Air Flap Actuators The electric actuator with an integrated position sensor and optional integrated electronics allows intake manifold throttles or turbo charge guide vanes, for example, to be continuously adjusted. Giving more precise control means that it takes the place of standard pneumatic drives that can no longer satisfy these more stringent requirements.
VDO Sensors and VDO Motors With help of the BMW Valvetronic System, the vehicle power is more direct and increased. On the other hand the consumption is reduced by up to 10% in a petrol engine. Within this system the airflow is controlled by the Variable Valve Lift and replaces the Throttle Valve. Nevertheless, a […]
VDO Digital Linear Actuators Digital linear actuators gradually control the adjustment of intake air in the throttle valve bypass and therefore the engine speed when idling. Working with the sensors, and an electronic control unit, they quickly correct variances in speed.
VDO Idle-speed Controllers Idle speed governors dynamically control the adjustment of intake air in the throttle valve bypass and therefore the engine speed when idling. Working with the sensors and an electronic control unit, they quickly correct variances in speed.
VDO Electromotive Throttle Valves In this type of throttle, the butterfly valve, is mechanically linked to the accelerator pedal. The angle of the valve is monitored by the throttle electronics, which remain in constant communication with the engine management system. The resulting data is compared in real time with a range of information from other […]
Engine Actuators: The Perfect Balance A vehicle’s fuel needs to be prepared correctly for combustion, i.e. mixed with air and the fuel/air mix is then fed into the engine’s combustion chamber. The engine management system features various actuators that work together to ensure optimum combustion at all times. Regardless of the changed engine load status […]
A water pump ensures that coolant flows through the engine to allow the combustion heat that is transferred through the engine components is cooled down. The new Echlin range of water pumps have a modern-design mechanical seal that enables the units to be more tolerant to coolant abnormalities. The shaft and impeller material follow OEM […]
The function of a thermostat is to block the flow of coolant to the radiator until the engine has reached a certain temperature as prescribed by the OEM. Therefore, when the engine is cold, no coolant flows through the engine. Once the engine reaches its operating temperature, normally 92 degree celsius, the thermostat opens. By […]
The name pencil coil is derived from the shape of the coil. The pencil coil is situated above the spark plug and is normally clamped down with a bolt. The pencil coil is connected to the Engine Control Unit (ECU) via a special wiring harness and can generate electrical energy of up to 35 000 […]
A coolant temperature sender is normally fitted into the cylinder head to indicate the coolant temperature within the engine via the temperature control indicator fitted to the cluster. Sender units are designed and tested to exactly deliver the ohms as per the engine manufacturers criteria. This means that the readings displayed can be trusted giving […]