Continental unveils new metal water pump housing for engines

Continental has unveiled a new metal water pump housing for vehicle engines, made of plastic, mostly polyethylene or polyurethane. This material is comparatively inexpensive and popular in automotive engineering. The new water pump housing is made of cast aluminum and is therefore significantly tougher and more durable. Continental offers registered workshops a five-year guarantee on this product.

Continental is offering the aftermarket part for the first time in its CT 1143WP2 and CT 1143WP3 timing belt kits plus water pump. These are required for repairs on the engine of the Golf VI and other 1.8 and 2.0 TFSI engines built between 2004 and 2015. The dimensions of Continental’s new aftermarket component, on the other hand, are absolutely identical to those of the manufacturer’s original part. The fitter can install the housing without further modifications and offer customers a durable, reliable solution in excellent quality.

“In this alternative to the original part of the manufacturer we are responding specifically to the needs of the aftermarket,” says product manager Adrian Rothschild.

In addition to the power transmission belt and the water pump, the kit also contains the thermostat and the coolant sensor. Consequently, the fitter has all the necessary components quickly to hand, which makes the fitting work substantially easier and safer. “We are therefore offering our customers an optimized repair solution including the necessary sensor technology,” says Adrian.

In 2018, Continental generated sales of €44.4 billion and currently employs more than 244,000 people in 60 countries.

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