WASH AND WIPE

Valeo Service UK has launched HydroConnect™, a new wiper blade range providing 96 per cent OE flatblade car parc coverage with just 42 part numbers.

HydroConnect™ is made up of three different product ranges: HydroConnect Front™ specially designed for vehicles originally fitted with front flat blades, HydroConnect Rear™ made for vehicles originally fitted with rear flat blades, and also HydroConnect Upgrade™, introduced for vehicles originally fitted with conventional front blades.

The new flat blade uses pioneering multi-connection technology ensuring the HydroConnect Front™ fits 12 types of front arms and the Hydro Connect Rear™ fits six types of arms, both with just three More >

BETTER VISION

Mini Spares can now offer original style sealed-beam headlamps as used on classic Minis as well as many other British classics.

The sealed beam lamps include a pilot light and were probably the most common right hand drive light unit used on Minis up to 1990.

Order as part number 13H3471A. Sold singly, two required per car, of course and they cost £11.52 inc VAT each.

For more details contact 01707 607 700 or visit www.minispares.com ENDS.

STRONG SEAL

Power Seal from leading car care specialists Auto Finesse is ideal for enthusiasts who like a bit of advanced goodness for their cars.

The product is a paint sealant that features advanced cross-linking polymers that can last up to a year on your car’s bodywork.

Although it can be applied by hand for the very best results it should be applied with the aid of a DA or rotary orbital polishing machine that leaves a gloss-like finish.

You’ll also need to ensure that the car’s bodywork is clean and free of other wax residue so prep first with panel wipe or and Isopropyl More >

DURATEC DRY SUMP

Burton Power now offers a complete dry sump kit to fit Ford Duratec HE engines. The kit is a single pressure, single scavenge dry pump kit and eliminates the need for an external pump, pulley and belt drive (the big problem area for more conventional dry sump arrangements).

This dry sump kit has been designed with the assistance of one of motorsport’s best engine designers and is perfect for all inline applications from road to full race.

Although there are other kits that place the pump internally in the sump this kit benefits from a lengthy, in-depth development and the lessons learned More >

SHAMPOO AND SET

The boffins and designers at Autoglym’s UK HQ have clearly taken a leaf out of the beauty industry’s book with their latest product release; the all-new Ultra High Definition Shampoo.

Keen to make washday something of a multi-sensory experience, Autoglym has gone all-out to create something really rather special with this latest product, with a shampoo that looks good, works incredibly, smells divine and even feels fabulous! It’s not just the car that’s going to enjoy this experience, that’s for sure!

Let’s start with the lather… the last time you saw foam this thick and luxurious, you were either in the bath, seriously larging More >

NICE TONIC

Just The Tonic Tar & Glue Remover, from Autobrite Direct is a hydrocarbon-based formula that contains no nasties or chlorinated solvents or methanol.

It is very effective at getting shot of tar, glue and road residue and is safe on most painted surfaces and works.

A 500ml bottle costs £10 and is available from www.autobritedirect.co.uk ENDS.

A NICE WARM BLANKET

Forge Motorsport has released details of its superb new turbo blanket that will fit most turbocharged cars to give several benefits.

The main function of this blanket is to isolate the radiant heat normally produced by any ‘charger during normal operation. Forge originally created this product for its own Mk1 turbocharged ‘Berg Cup’ race car – and found it to be hugely effective in reducing under-bonnet temperatures in even the harshest of conditions – and under gruelling race and track day temperatures.

Reducing under-bonnet temperatures is always a good idea, as generally speaking, it will help to prolong the life of most More >

DON’T SWEAT

During the winter months, preventing damp and the build-up of moisture in a garage can be a headache. Chris Michael from Meaco, a leading UK supplier of dehumidifiers and air purifiers, gives advice on preventing this annual winter nightmare

As the temperature falls, condensation rises, creating moisture, which will eventually cause mould and damp. Just turning up the heating in the winter will not get rid of condensation, and is not always a practical solution in a garage. A damp property means damp air, and raising the heating will only heat up the wet air molecules, rather than raise the room More >

IT’S REGULATIONS

Webcon has announced that it can now supply genuine Malpassi adjustable fuel pressure regulators for turbocharged carburettor engines.

Part number WFR601 is priced at £63.82 inc VAT and features 8mm push on unions as follows – HP fuel supply in – Return to tank – Turbo input – Output to carburettor

Available now from 01932 787 100 or visit www.webcon.co.uk ENDS.

SHRINK TO FIT

Whether maintaining existing wiring, or fitting a new set of fog lights to your kit or classic car, these two kits from Gunson supply the essentials for a complete and tidy electrical wiring installation. The Electrical Connector Kit (part number 77070) includes over 300 items such as insulated terminals, heat shrink tubing, spade connectors, ring connectors, cable ties and fixing rings. A must-have kit for anyone working on classic or modern vehicles.

The Heat Shrink Tubing kit (part number 77041) offers a comprehensive selection of pre-cut heat shrink sheaths in both black and coloured varieties. At 45mm in length, they are More >