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Latest technical guide from SKF Aftermarket demonstrates best practice and troubleshooting for timing and auxiliary system components

2015 September 04, 12:00 CEST

Gothenburg, Sweden, 09 September 2015: SKF has developed a new technical engine guide, creating an in depth view into the timing and auxiliary system and the functionalities of the water pump.

This guide demonstrates how to inspect and diagnose system damages and gives examples of the best way to replace defective parts. Instructional guides like this one help technicians carry out correct repairs, reduce warranty claims and increase customer satisfaction.


The SKF engine guide provides:

  • General information about the timing and auxiliary system as well as the water pump
  • In-depth explanation of system components like the freewheel alternator pulley or the active crankshaft damper
  • 55 visual examples of typical damages their likely root causes as well as explanations for correct handling of the component and solving the underlying issue
  • Five case studies focusing on damaged components at popular engines and the lesson to learn to avoid future damages or repeat repairs


The engine guide includes information such as:

  • Consequences of incorrect timing and auxiliary belt tension
  • Results of angular and parallel pulley misalignment
  • Tips for testing the function of the torsional vibration damper/active crankshaft damper
  • The importance of flushing the cooling system and replacing cooling fluid effectively


The engine guide is currently digitally available in eight languages (English, Dutch, French, Spanish, Czech, Polish, Portuguese, Turkish). Seven more languages will be made available during the fall of 2015 (Finnish, German, Hungarian, Norwegian, Danish, Russian, Swedish).

To order a digital copy of the engine guide, please contact your local SKF representative.

Printed versions will also be made available at selected authorized SKF distributors and dealers all around Europe.

SKF is a leading global supplier of bearings, seals, mechatronics, lubrication systems, and services which include technical support, maintenance and reliability services, engineering consulting and training. SKF is represented in more than 130 countries and has around 15,000 distributor locations worldwide. Annual sales in 2014 were SEK 70 975 million and the number of employees was 48 593.  

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