ilicon carbide-based mechanical seals in many MEYLE water pumps
MEYLE has launched a quality campaign to demonstrate that water pumps can be designed to last longer.
To achieve this, the Wulf Gaertner Autoparts AG’s team of in-house engineers has scrutinised defective parts to pinpoint the root cause of premature water pump failure. Based on these findings, MEYLE water pumps have been re-designed to feature mechanical seals based on silicon carbide. Silicon carbide is a material distinguished by its extraordinary hardness compared to conventional standards on the independent aftermarket, thereby delivering extraordinary durability and increased service life while minimising friction.
Leading car manufacturers also rely on the seal type which is now fitted in around 40 per cent of the MEYLE water pump range. In addition to the specified MEYLE guarantee period, the company offers a minimum service life guarantee for MEYLE passenger car water pumps of 100,000 miles or 160,000 kilometres.