At AAPEX, Delphi Technologies showcased new innovations in its aftermarket fuel handling portfolio. The company expects to launch 300 new fuel handling part numbers by the end of 2019 and is targeting an additional 400 new parts in 2020. These expansions help Delphi Technologies customers stay on the leading edge of coverage in fuel handling parts no matter the vehicle that enters their garage, said the company.
Chad Smith, VP, Aftermarket, North America, said, “We are committed to finding complete solutions to support our customers’ businesses. This means taking care of their parts, testing and training needs all in one program. And this is particularly true for fuel handling.”
Fuel handling program
With more than 2,000 part numbers in its fuel handling program, Delphi Technologies customers can expect full sales coverage in this area. This year alone, the company increased its fuel handling offering by more than 10 percent with plans for a 20 percent increase in 2020.
The new numbers announced in 2019 include fuel modules, gasoline direct injection (GDi) pumps, electric fuel pumps, hanger assemblies, mechanical fuel pumps, transfer units, fuel strainers, feed pumps, in-line solenoid pumps and accessories.
These fuel handling parts boast new and more durable packaging featuring the Delphi Technologies brand with simplified labeling. Inside the box, a new pillow-pack inflated encapsulating sheath protects modules and hangers during shipping to lessen the risk of damage.
New fuel pump delivery module
Delphi Technologies unveiled its latest fuel pump delivery module at AAPEX, with cutting-edge improvements designed to increase longevity and reliability. Major upgrades include:
• Longer wear-resistant lifespan: new carbon commutator and anodized aluminum pump components;
• Accurate and fast fuel level sender readings: button-style contacts with high conductivity, spring-loaded precious metals;
• Protected against corrosion: internal components are fully sealed with an overmolded armature;
• Protected against contaminants: high capacity synthetic mesh inlet filter; and
• Electric blue cover, filter and pump cap match the new Delphi Technologies brand and immediately signal Delphi Technologies quality.
“We’re proud of the stellar reputation our fuel handling program has earned, and we’re using our OE know-how to make a great product even better,” Smith said. “That’s why we’re giving our customers a sneak peek at our latest and greatest fuel pump module here at AAPEX, taking a mature product category in a fresh direction. Not only is it more durable, but it’s also instantly recognizable as a Delphi Technologies part thanks to the bright blue top.”
GDi service program
Delphi Technologies reinforced its OE credentials in GDi systems, offering training classes and adding new GDi pumps and testing equipment to its range. The company’s aftermarket portfolio includes more than one hundred GDi pumps with import and domestic coverage ranging from 2005-2018.
As a leading manufacturer of OE GDi technology, Delphi Technologies can provide the tools and expertise needed to diagnose and repair this complex system. The company demonstrated a working model of the new Hartridge Excalibur GDi Master at AAPEX, its first test equipment designed for gasoline systems. The Excalibur offers comprehensive injector testing with simple pass/fail criteria, making diagnostics and replacement a straightforward process. Its high pressure and high flow rate test capability match OE standards.
Training from an OE expert
In order to support customers’ businesses with a full service solution, Delphi Technologies offers hands-on training courses across a variety of topics, including diagnosing and repairing fuel systems. The classes are led by senior instructors and updated to reflect the latest technologies. For example, GDi represents one of the fastest growing areas of vehicle servicing, and technicians can learn about how GDi systems work and how to repair them in the advanced fuel systems course. They can also learn from their own home or garage with the Delphi Technologies YouTube channel, with videos on how to diagnose injector misfires, parts needed for a GDi repair, combatting vapor lock, and more.
Delphi Technologies’ reputation in fuel handling and OE expertise have also helped the company to kickstart a warranty reduction campaign in the category as a whole. It offers a fuel tank cleaning kit solution as part of its educational campaign to help technicians understand the need to clean the tank to avoid comebacks due to contamination. The importance of tank cleaning has been endorsed by the Car Care Council and Motorist Assurance Program (MAP), and added to Mitchell1 and Epicor.