360° initiative continues to grow

The 360° initiative continues to research, source and add new products; typically non-core, traditionally ‘dealer only’ or ‘hard to find’ parts.

Based on excellent customer feedback received, the 360° team has helped add further new parts to the FPS portfolio. These include 17 Vauxhall-specific niche parts, a clutch release bearing for Fiat 500 and a vacuum pump gasket for Ford applications.

Vauxhall-specific niche parts

17 additional Vauxhall parts are now available from FPS.

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Popular products include:
• Oil Pumps & Oil Pump Repair Kits for Astra, Corsa, Combo, Insignia, Meriva & Zafira (2010>)
• Wiper Motor with linkage for Corsa & Vivaro (2014>)
• Brake Pads for Vivaro (2014>)
• Expansion Tank for Meriva (2010>)
• Air & Cabin Filter for Viva (2015>)

Click the NTR flyer here for product information.

Clutch release bearing (part no. 3151000137)

Clutch bearings are a niche product group for FPS; however an application gap has recently been filled with the introduction of this part for Fiat 500 1.4 (2009-2012). The part covers OE numbers: 46466726, 73501249, 46515184, 55220302 and 7625958.

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A clutch release bearing is required to disengage the drive between the rotating clutch and engine with a stationary clutch release fork. The bearing does not rotate until the clutch pedal is depressed and it makes contact with the rotating clutch plate release fingers. Like all bearings, this is a wearable component; sitting in traffic with the clutch pedal held down will reduce the service life of a clutch release bearing, wearing it out faster. Typical symptoms of this are a whirring or whining noise when the clutch pedal is depressed.

The part is catalogued on the F:Drive and MAM Autocat+ under Clutch Friction/Clutch parts–flywheels and available on same/next-day delivery.

Vacuum pump gasket (part no. VP041G)

This new-to-range part has been added to fill a gap in the FPS portfolio and covers popular Ford Transit applications.

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The part is now catalogued on both the F:Drive and MAM Autocat+ and can be found via Hydraulics/Brake Hydraulics/Vacuum Pump Gasket. The part is now in stock and available same-day.

To enquire about a part not already stocked by FPS or to let us know about a new technology you have heard about or  a niche part you need, please email at 360@fpsdistribution.co.uk.

FPS has also launched a permanent 360° feedback button on the F:Drive homepage for customers to update the 360° team directly. The feedback related to the 360° initiative could be about gaps in range, niche requests or new and emerging technologies that FPS should be preparing for.

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It’s really simple to use: log on to the F: Drive, click 360° button, input feedback direct onto the online form, press submit and it will be emailed straight to  the 360° team to look into.