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Sump Kits for the Aftermarket

Having identified an unaddressed need in the aftermarket for a quality range of oil sumps, BG Automotive has launched its very own range of sump pan kits.

 

Estimated to be in excess of £10 million and growing*, the oil sump market is one that factors need to consider. Traditionally a specialist, or ‘dealer-led’ product, sourcing replacement oil sump kits that combine quality and value for money has not been an easy task. BGA’s competitively priced range is the largest in the aftermarket, providing motor factors with access to a wide range of kits.

Common faults and replacement issues

Located at the bottom of the engine, the oil sump acts as a reservoir and is the lowest hanging section of the engine. It is therefore susceptible to damage caused by road debris, traffic calming measures, curbs/pavements and any off road activity. The increasing number of road safety and traffic claiming measures on the UK’s roads are contributed to the increasing number of failures and therefore replacements of these parts.

These factors can lead to the pan becoming dented and weakened until a crack is formed, causing oil to leak from the engine. In a ‘best case scenario’ a loss of oil from a damaged pan can lead to an increase in oil consumption as the driver continues top up the oil levels within the vehicle. In the worst case, it can cause engine to destroy itself in a matter of seconds. All moving part that require oil will be affected, including the timing chain tensioner, camshaft, oil pump. Without the oil to separate the parts, even for as little as two seconds, they begin to touch each other and metal-to-metal contact occurs at high speed.

Steel pans are particularly prone to ruse, while alloy sumps are vulnerable to damaged sump plug/ threads

BGA’s Oil Sump Offering

BGA’s new range of OE quality oil sump pan kits includes aluminum and steel pans, all of which will be supplied with the relevant sump plug and associated oil sump gasket, sump gasket kit or BGA silicone sealant. With 65 references, covering over 2,800 applications, this is the largest range available in the aftermarket. And of course, all pans will be covered by BGA’s usual comprehensive warranty plan.

BGA will continue to extend and develop the range to over 100 references within the next 12 months and more than 150 within 2 years

BGA offers complete sump kits for a number of popular applications the parts listed below are unique to the BGA range.

Make

Model

Engine

Year

Engine Code

UK Car Parc

Citroën

Berlingo

1.4

02-08

KFW(TU3JP)

17,281

Fiat

Grande Punto

1.4

06-11

350A1000

25,903

Ford

Focus

1.8

02-05

FFDA

8,017

Ford

Transit

2.0

00-06

ABFA

15,724

Vauxhall

Corsa

1.7

96-00

X17D(4EE1)

11,163

*data courtesy of BGA market research

 

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