You've probably heard the term "Clean Diesel" used in the automotive industry recently. That's because vehicle manufacturers, the petroleum industry and many trade organizations have invested heavily in developing and promoting this new technology. The goal is to clean up diesel emissions to meet new federal and European standards while at the same time exploiting diesel's fuel economy advantage and improving the public perception of diesel. Clean diesel technology represents a significant achievement in meeting these goals. Let's take a look at Clean Diesel: what it is, and what it is not.
About GB Remanufacturing
GB Remanufacturing, Inc. began operations in 1986. The company, founded by William Kitching and his son Michael Kitching, remains family owned and operated.
The company's first product line was choke pull-offs and was offered to carburetor remanufacturers and part suppliers. GB expanded its product line to include throttle position sensors, mixture control solenoids, and other carburetor components based on customer feedback and demand.
Seeing the future was fuel injection, GB developed a remanufactured fuel injector line which was released in 1990. Since then, GB has focused on expanding its coverage and product lines to include over 900 SKU's which cover over 20,000 vehicle applications. As a result, GB has established itself as the market leader for remanufactured fuel injectors.
GB believes its success is rooted in offering our customers high quality products that are competitively priced while providing excellent customer service and support. The company has enjoyed steady and profitable growth since its inception and continues to grow through expanded distribution and new product development.
Our FutureGB has invested in both personnel and capital equipment to facilitate its future growth plan. With dedicated sales professionals, an active engineering department, and a proven management team, GB feels it is well positioned within the industry.
News & Media
The economic down-turn has resulted in fierce competition from the original equipment manufacturers (OEM) for out of warranty maintenance and repair. National television and print ads reinforce the use of "genuine OEM replacement parts installed by your local dealer to ensure a quality repair."
The Ford Power Stroke 7.3L engine has established its legacy as a reliable and stout diesel engine. Over two million of the engines were produced from 1994 through 2003. It was replaced with the 6.0L Power Stroke engine in 2003 because it could not meet new federal emission standards.
We are often asked if injectors should be replaced in sets. The short answer is yes, although it does impact the economics of the repair bill. Here are some tips on selling your customers a set of injectors rather than replacing just the bad units.
In our first edition of GB TechNews we introduced you to Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) and the various fuel injection systems in use today, including multi-port and throttle body fuel injection. In edition two we finished up with part two of the Injection 101 article and provided an update on the rapid implementation of GDI. As we discussed in our previous newsletter, diesel is gaining market share and as a result opens up a significant market for repair facilities and their parts suppliers. In this edition we want to introduce you to Diesel Injection Theory. If you’re unfamiliar with diesel injection this is a great place to get started.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What is GB's Warranty Policy?
All fuel injectors are warranted against any factory defects for 12 month or 15,000 miles. GB Remanufacturing's liability is limited to the replacement or repair of the defective part(s). No allowance will be made for labor, installation charges, or damage claims. Any evidence of tampering, abuse, or improper installation voids this warranty. Warranty items must be accompanied by a return merchandise authorization number (RMA #) and a detailed description of the claim.
- What is GB's Core Return Policy?
Cores must be returned in the original box, number for number, to receive full credit. If not received in the original box, maximum allowable credit is 10% of the published core charge.
No core credit will be given if the following conditions are present:
- Damaged, cracked, melted, or broken electrical connector
- Visible signs of rust, fire damage, water damage, or physical abuse/force
- Broken pintle
- Non-OEM style injectors (Lucas disc style)
- Does GB Have an Overnight Shipping Program?
- GB Remanufacturing offers overnight freight service for those requiring parts next day.
- What is GB's Merchandise Return Policy?
- All returned merchandise must be accompanied by a return merchandise authorization number (RMA #). Authorized returns are subject to a restocking fee.
- Does GB have an R & R Program?
- GB Remanufacturing provides rebuild and return (R&R) services for customers with unique and hard to find applications. In most cases, R&R items can be shipped the same day they are received.
Contact UsGB Remanufacturing, Inc.
2305 E. Cherry Industrial Circle
Long Beach, CA 90805