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Automotive Trivia 8/26/16

Friddle: What does the automotive-related acronym "SRT" stand for?
Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle.
Last Week’s Friddle: Nismo is the in-house tuning, motorsports and
performance division of which Japanese automaker??

Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Nissan
Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: No Winner

 

 

Automotive Trivia 8/19/16

Friddle: Nismo is the in-house tuning, motorsports and performance division
of which Japanese automaker?

Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle.
Last Week’s Friddle: Which Ford automobile model superseded the Fairlane?
Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Torino
Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: No Winner

 

 

JASPER Conducts Submersion Pressure Testing on Subaru Boxer Engines


JASPER Associate Wayne Hedinger gives this Subaru 2.5L Boxer engine a submersion
pressure test to inspect for leaks.


Oil leaks have been a concern with Subaru’s 2.5L SOHC “Boxer” four cylinder ever since the engine appeared on the market in 1999.

As part of JASPER’s remanufacturing process, every 2.5L Subaru is pressure tested in a tank of water and checked for leaks, before it is live-run tested.

The heads, oil pan and oil pump are installed. All engine ports are sealed off and valve covers are attached. The unit is pressurized with 5 psi and lowered into the tank, where it’s submerged for a minimum of 30 seconds. During that time, Associates check for leaks at the oil pump seal, the cam seals, cam plug, cam cap sealing and the rear seal.

Once the engine passes this inspection, it’s removed from the tank and air dried. All the plugs and fittings are then removed. The water pump and timing components are installed; valves are adjusted and the engine is live-run tested.

 
 
 

Automotive Trivia 8/12/16

Friddle: Which Ford automobile model superseded the Fairlane?
Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle.
Last Week’s Friddle: What car company was first to offer a sunroof as a standard option?
Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Nash Motor Company (1937)
Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: No Winner

 

 

Automotive Trivia 8/05/16

Friddle: What car company was first to offer a sunroof as a standard option?
Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle.
Last Week’s Friddle: What model year did Nissan introduce the full-size Titan
pickup truck?

Last Week’s Friddle Answer: 2004
Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: No Winner

 

 

JASPER Announces New Part Supplier Award Winners for 2015

Jasper Engines & Transmissions recently announced their New Part Supplier Award winners for calendar year 2015 performance. There were nine total recipients named in the following three categories:

GROWTH AWARDS
Diesel Forward
S.A. Gear
United Engine & Machine Co.

SERVICE AWARDS
Sonnax Industries
Elgin Industries
Melling Engine Parts

QUALITY AWARDS
King Engine Bearings
Exedy Globalparts Corp. Dynax
BorgWarner Transmission Systems

 

Each supplier received a JASPER trophy honoring their key role and performance in 2015.

JASPER presents these awards, annually, to recognize the company’s key Partners in Success. The respective suppliers provided JASPER  “above & beyond” performance in calendar year 2015, based on the following criteria:

GROWTH – Award winners were based on percentage increase in the amount of dollars spent from 2014 to 2015 (minimum amount spent = $100,000).
 
SERVICE – Award winners were established by joint nominating efforts between Sourcing and Purchasing in key areas including: “Can Do” Attitude, Sense of Urgency, Timely Responses, Problem Resolution and High Level of Expertise.
 
QUALITY – Award winners were established by joint nominating efforts between JASPER Sourcing and Quality Teams in key areas such as: Corrective Action Requests-Responses, Warranties, Quality Control First-Piece History and Quality Issue Resolution.
 
“JASPER is proud to recognize all of our suppliers again this year,” said Jay Nelson, JASPER Supplier Development-Sourcing Manager. “We have developed great relationships with many of our suppliers, and they continue to be critical partners in the success of Jasper Engines and Transmissions.
 
“In the aftermarket industry, we must all continue to work closely together to provide the highest quality product at a fair price; which then delivers the greatest value to our customers,” said Nelson.
 
 
 
 

Automotive Trivia 7/29/16

Friddle: What model year did Nissan introduce the full-size Titan pickup truck?
Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle.
Last Week’s Friddle: Enzo Ferrari founded the Scuderia Ferrari racing team in 1929.

What is the definition of a Scuderia?
Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Stable
Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: Patrick N. – Georgetown, IN

 

 

Automotive Trivia 7/22/16

Friddle: Enzo Ferrari founded the Scuderia Ferrari racing team in 1929. What
is the definition of a Scuderia?
Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle.
Last Week’s Friddle: Which German engineer first patented the horizontally-
opposed engine?

Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Karl Benz
Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: No Winner

 

 

Automotive Trivia 7/15/16

Friddle: Which German engineer first patented the horizontally-opposed engine?
Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle.
Last Week’s Friddle: In what year did Jaguar introduce the first XJ6?
Last Week’s Friddle Answer: 1968
Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: No Winner

 

 

Willys-Overland-Knight Registry Visits JASPER Facilities

Nearly 160 members of the Willys-Overland-Knight Registry (WOKR) held their 56th Annual International Meet-up in Jasper, Indiana. During their June 20-23 visit, many of the members took time to tour JASPER's Wernsing Road and Power Drive facilities.

The WOKR was established to bring together people interested in the preservation of vehicles powered by "seeve-valve" engines, or the related family of Willys-Overland vehicles from 1903 to 1942. Nameplates included: Willys, Overland, Whippet, Stearns, Marion and other vehicles powered by a Knight sleeve-valve engine.

By definition, a sleeve-valve fits between the piston and the cylinder wall of an engine where it rotates, or slides. Ports, or holes, in the sides of the sleeves come into alignment with the cylinder's intake or exhaust ports at the appropriate stage of the engine cycle.

Thanks again for the visit WOKR, we appreciate your efforts in the preservation of these historic vehicles!