Sturdy Mountings. Sturdy Engines.
With a growing portfolio of engine mountings that covers more than 800 references, FIRST LINE shares updates and what this means for the current market.
With the surge in popularity for diesel parts in the aftermarket and the inclusion of engine mountings in MOT inspections, there has been a significant growth in demand for quality mountings.
THE LATEST FOCUS
First Line engine mountings are available with unique characteristics to accommodate the OE specifications of various vehicle manufacturers.
Mainly fitted to the rear of transverse engines to limit engine movement and vibration under load. This makes them particularly susceptible to wear, resulting in noticeable vibration which can lead to MOT failure.
Hydraulic Engine Mountings
Becoming increasingly popular particularly for modern diesel engines, hydraulic engine mountings are built to increase vibration dampening and noise isolation. First Line hydraulic engine mountings are manufactured in accordance to OE specifications to ensure they achieve true equivalency in performance standards and quality.
Electronically Controlled Hydro Mountings
These mountings provide the benefit of increased comfort and smoothness during the ride. The design of the mounting changes the stiffness during idling and driving to counteract the torque of the engine.
EVOLVING WITH TECHNOLOGY
One of the primary ways in reducing emissions is by decreasing the weight of a vehicle. If a vehicle is 10% lighter, it can reduce fuel consumption by 6-8%, calling for an evolution of components and systems. Today, high loadable engine mountings with a majority of structural parts made from fibreglass reinforced polyamides are becoming mainstream.
This has many benefits in addition to weight reduction. Resistant to rust and corrosion, it also helps create a better load distribution on the axles. Load reduction on the front axles has a positive effect on the driving dynamics and enhances driving safety.
In comparison to steel or aluminium construction, these plastic mountings can be up to 35% lighter and it can also be recyclable*.
*Depending on percentage of plastics used in its construction.
GET IT RIGHT, GET IT QUICK
To facilitate quick identification of engine mountings, First Line has introduced technical layout drawings to help motor factors pinpoint the exact part needed. This unique offering to the UK aftermarket has 39 different mounting positions for ‘in line’ and ‘transverse engine’ layouts, covering a total of 117 positions for all First Line engine mountings.
These images can be found on MAM Autocat to ensure that no matter the choice of parts, the motor factor is able to quickly and easily supply the correct engine mounting, reducing the need to source from the OE dealer.