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INA adds to OE tensioner parts range

A new batch of original equipment (OE) INA tensioner parts have been released into the UK and Irish automotive aftermarket.

New parts for an additional 1.63 million vehicles have been issued since the beginning of 2014, following the release of product for nearly 6.4m additional vehicles last year.

Recent new INA additions released by Schaeffler Automotive Aftermarket (UK) Ltd include some for many of the most popular vehicles on the road.

These include six new Over Running Alternator Pulleys (OAPs) part numbers for a host of Japanese and Far Eastern vehicles that include the Lexus/Toyota IS II 200d, 220d, 2005-, Auris, Avensis, Corolla, RAV-4 II, Verso, 2.0D-4D and 2.2D-4D, 2005-, HiAce 2.5 D-4D 2001-, Land Cruiser 3.0D, 2002- and Yaris 1.3, 2006-, and the Hyundai/Kia i20, ix20, i30, ix35 1.1CRDi, 1.4CRDi, 1.6CRDi and 1.7CRDi, 2008-, Rio, Soul, Sportage 1.1CRDi, 1.4CRDi, 16CRDi and 1.7CRDi, 2009-.

Every fifth car driving on the world’s roads are fitted with an OAP, which is an integral part of the Front End Auxiliary Drive system (FEAD) and is designed to absorb vibrations and fluctuations in the FEAD.

In addition FEAD belt deflection pulleys have been released for around 180,000 vehicles including the Mercedes C-Class C180, C220, C250, E200, E220 and E250 and Sprinter 210, 310, 213, 313, 216, 316 and 516, and Vito and Viano 2.2CDi, 2008-, with a FEAD belt tensioner also being introduced for vehicles that include the VAG Up, Mii and Citigo,1.0, 2011-.

Malcolm Short, Schaeffler Automotive Aftermarket (UK) Ltd Technical Services Manager, said: “The INA parts recently released into the independent automotive aftermarket cover both European and Far Eastern models from city cars through to some of the most popular saloons and light commercial vehicles, including the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter.

“We produce original equipment (OE) INA parts for many of the leading vehicle manufacturers whose models are worked on by independent garages on a daily basis and will continue to expand the range throughout 2014.”

More information on exact applications for these new parts is available at

Schaeffler Automotive Aftermarket (UK) Ltd is renowned for its INA brand, together with LuK clutches and FAG wheel bearings; all of which are backed by technical support and repair installation tips through the RepXpert website ( and a technical hotline – Tel: 08457 001100, Ireland Tel: +44 (0)1432 264264.