XPart supplies ‘ultimate fix’ for MG Rover K-series engine

MG Rover parts specialist XPart now offers the best known aftermarket solution for head gasket repairs on K-series engines
By: Katharine Earley
Dec. 1, 2009 - PRLog -- Technicians tasked with replacing head gaskets on MG Rover K-series engines now have access to the new Multi-Layer Steel (MLS) Gasket Kit from XPart, designed to be the most efficient and durable solution to date for MG Rover K-series engine repair. XPart has developed the kit utilising the engineering expertise at Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC), which employs many former MG Rover engineers at Longbridge. The company will distribute the kit via its nationwide network of wholesalers and AutoService centres.

“After a period of thorough testing we are convinced that the latest MLS Gasket Kit offers technicians the best known fix for head gasket replacement,” comments Don Lindsay, Service Marketing Manager, XPart. “It should prove popular among MG Rover, Caterham and Lotus owners using K-series engines, and offers a sophisticated, reliable option for the replacement of head gaskets.”

In designing the new kit, XPart and SAIC have used a combination of the revised lower oil rail designed by MG Rover engineers, higher tensile 10.9 grade long stretch bolts and a new single piece multi-layer steel gasket engineered by SAIC for its new N-series engine. The gasket should not be fitted in isolation and it is the kit together with revised torque settings that provides the best known repair. The XPart parts warranty only applies when the full kit has been used.

“The Rover 25 we used to trial the latest MLS gasket has now covered many miles as a heavy use courtesy car and I have complete confidence that in line with all of our other MLS gasket equipped cars, it will continue to give reliable service for the remainder of its life”, explains Patrick Warner, Managing Director, Sterling Automotive. “We have been using MLS head gaskets for over two years with a 100 percent success rate. The latest kit from XPart helps make this even more affordable for customers. We would recommend fitting the MLS gasket set which comes with a strengthened lower oil rail and new head bolts, as well as a water pump.”

XPart will continue to offer the original K-series components as part of its MG Rover original parts range and envisages this kit as being particularly popular among enthusiast and car restorers.

For further information on XPart and its worldwide network of MG Rover AutoService centres and parts wholesalers, please visit www.xpart.com.

XPart (www.xpart.com) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Caterpillar Logistics Services UK Limited, one of the automotive industry’s leading supply chain management companies. It has established a network of more than 250 XPart AutoService centres (www.xpartautoservicecentre.com) across the UK, providing franchise-quality repair at aftermarket rates. Its product range contains more than 40,000 parts for MG and Rover vehicles and 35,000 parts for all makes of vehicle. Since 2001, it has been responsible for the supply of genuine MG and Rover parts, and has recently signed an agreement with MG Motor UK to supply replacement parts for the new MG TF car.

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