TROY, MI — Delphi Corp. announced this week it is expanding its original equipment engine management offering to the independent aftermarket with the addition of ignition wire sets. The initial offering includes the 42 highest volume part numbers, covering 20 percent of the vehicles on the road in North America.
“This is our latest product introduction in the Engine Management category for the aftermarket in the U.S.,” said Lucia Moretti, global marketing director, Delphi Products & Service Solution. “We plan to complete our offering by the third quarter of this year, providing a complete solution for our customers.”
Based on past model-year history, it is estimated that ignition cable materials can break down over time due to heat and contamination, with average industry replacement at 75,000 miles. Each year, nearly 5 percent of all vehicles on the road will require a replacement wire set. Failed wire sets can cause rough idle, misfire under load and poor fuel economy, according to Delphi.
Delphi Packard Electric produced the first ignition cable in the United States in 1901 and today Delphi is one of the world’s leading suppliers of electrical and electronic distribution systems and ignition wiring products.
After a successful “sneak peak” at the 2004 AAPEX show last November in Las Vegas, Delphi’s ignition wire sets are readying for their debut to a vast line-up of distributors and their customers. The ignition sets will be marked with the Delphi Packard name to ensure wide technician brand recognition, said Delphi.
The ignition wire sets will be sold with original equipment boots, terminals and lead lengths to allow for no-hassle installation, and will be configured in application-correct 7mm or 8mm cable sizes to gain great acceptance by professional technicians.
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