Torsional vibration dampers (TVDs) reduce vibrations in the crankshaft to ensure the belt runs smoothly. This makes for a more comfortable ride and at the same time prolongs the service life of belt drive components.

Ten new TVD pulleys have been added to our range. All come with the relevant fixing bolt, so our customers no longer need to order the bolts separately. “In most cases, it makes sense to change the bolt when you change the TVD pulley,” says Adrian Rothschild, head of product management EMEA. Why? “Because the manufacturer's specs often stipulate that a new bolt is required when the TVD is replaced. And now we supply these expansion bolts as part of the package.” We’re aiming to add further items to the range, as these complete packages give fitters quick access to all the parts they need to replace a TVD pulley. You can identify them by the “S” at the end of the type designation and they cover all the most important applications:

VD1094S for e.g. Citroen 1.6 HDi

VD1080S for e.g. Peugeot 2.0 HDi

VD1104S for e.g. Nissan 1.9 dCi

VD1002S for e.g. VW 2.TDi

VD1105S for e.g. BMW 3.0d

VD1110S for e.g. Ford 2.0D

VD1120S for e.g. BMW 2.0d

VD1113S for e.g. Renault 1.5 dCi

VD1127S for e.g. BMW 18d

VD1031S for e.g. Opel 2.2DTI

Further information is available, as usual, at the PIC ( or in TecDoc-based online catalogues.
In the course of 2021 we’re aiming to offer a TVD solution for 80% of all vehicles in Europe – and to achieve the same success here as with our TVD pulleys for the Volkswagen Group’s EA211 engine family.

All-rounders for the Workshop:

New TOOL BOX V08 for EA288 and EA211

The new TOOL BOX V08 is now available for repairs to Volkswagen’s EA288 and EA211 engines. And it’s a real all-rounder, as the tools it contains can be used for timing belt repairs in some 90% of all Volkswagen Group vehicles from production year 2013 onwards – thanks to the shared modular design construction . This platform enabled the 1.4l – 2.0l TDI engines to be fitted not only in the Volkswagen Golf, but also in the SEAT Leon, Škoda Octavia, Audi A3 and many other VW Group vehicles. And this standardization makes the TOOL BOX V08 a versatile helper in your everyday work.

The box contains everything the professional will need – from camshaft fitting tools to locking pins and timing belt clamping devices. The tools are made from high-quality steel and fit neatly into the foam insert in their sturdy hard-shell case. Needless to say, for registered workshops this toolbox also comes with a five-year guarantee. (Continental Aftermarket - PIC Product Information Center (

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