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  Powertrain Ltd - Engine - Gearbox - K Series - L Series - KV6 - K4 - VVC - Turbo - PG1 - Rover 25 - Rover 45 - Rover ...
Powertrain Ltd is a British company based in the West Midlands, producing engines and transmissions to a wide client portfolio.
Powertrain Ltd is a subsidiary of Phoenix Venture Holdings and supplier of the award winning K Series petrol engine, L Series diesel engine and PG1 transmission.
Powertrain’s LPS (Low Pressure Sandcasting) Foundry was conceived in response to a demand for a casting process that could supply the thin-walled, lightweight, aluminium cylinder head and block on which the K Series Engine family concept was based.
www.powertrainltd.com   (2846 words)

 Media.Ford.com: The Products
Ford has a leadership position in powertrain technologies such as six-speed automatic transmissions to simultaneously boost performance — without necessarily going to larger engines — and fuel economy with the wider ratio spreads allowed by the extra gear.
The most significant powertrain improvement, from the driver's perspective, is the new 4.6-liter V-8, with three-valves per cylinder, and single overhead cams with variable cam timing.
The powertrain control module (PCM) directs solenoids to alter the oil flow in the hydraulic cam timing mechanism, which rotates the camshafts in relation to their drive sprockets.
media.ford.com /products/presskit_display.cfm?vehicle_id=1303&press_subsection_id=423&make_id=92   (2035 words)

 Powertrain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It is the portion of a vehicle, after the transmission, that changes depending on whether a vehicle is front wheel drive, four wheel drive, or rear wheel drive.
The manufacturing of powertrain components and systems is a key factor in the competitive position of companies in the automotive and other (truck, motorcycle, tractor, construction equipment…) vehicle industrial sectors.
The resulting advanced powertrain designs in turn impose significantly more severe requirements on the shape, flatness, waviness, roughness, and porosity,of powertrain subsystems, as well as limitations on the allowed presence of potential defects in the surfaces and other dimensional characteristics of the system components and assemblies.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Powertrain   (641 words)

 Engines: H and K-series
POWERTRAIN was a very busy company between 2000 and 2005 - KEITH ADAMS explains how it was working on an exciting range of developments that would have modernised MG Rover's engine line-up and power its cars confidently into the future...
Powertrain engineers were very proud of what they achieved with the G-Series engine, and Nic sums up the situation best: "It was the G-Series that stands out, because of what was achieved in such a short space of time.
Powertrain was also moving forwards with its advanced camless engines and plans for up-to-the-minute transmissions.
www.austin-rover.co.uk /powertrainf.htm   (2988 words)

 Delphi Cylinder Deactivation Powertrain Mount
The cylinder deactivation powertrain mount is applicable where additional powertrain isolation is desired, and is particularly intended for a vehicle that has large powertrain forcing functions, such as cylinder deactivation gas engine and diesel engine applications.
The cylinder deactivation engine mount meets both fundamental requirements by reducing the mount stiffness at only the disturbance frequency of the powertrain, while at the powertrain rigid body mode frequencies, the stiffness and damping of the cylinder deactivation powertrain mount are similar to a conventional hydraulic powertrain mount.
The cylinder deactivation powertrain mount uses the principle of fluid inertia to generate a dynamic rate dip that results in a decrease in stiffness of the mount at the desired frequency.
www.delphi.com /manufacturers/auto/chsteer/mount/cyldeact   (479 words)

 Shopping for a Car Warranty - MSN Autos
Powertrains involve engines and transmissions as well as other components that help a vehicle move, including axle assemblies.
But while GM bolstered its powertrain warranty to rival the 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranties of Hyundai and Kia, it left alone the limited, basic, bumper-to-bumper warranty that covers most of the non-powertrain parts of a car.
But at Hyundai, which has the longest limited powertrain warranty in the industry—lasting 10 years/100,000 miles—a vehicle's powertrain coverage drops to 5 years/60,000 miles if the vehicle is sold before the original warranty expires.
autos.msn.com /advice/article.aspx?contentid=4024206   (1248 words)

 ABC News: GM Increases Powertrain Warranties
General Motors has increased the powertrain warranty on all of its 2007 passenger vehicles to five years and 100,000 miles, citing confidence in the quality of its vehicles.
GM said the powertrain warranties are the best of any "full-line manufacturer" in the industry, and will be in addition to the current three-year, 36,000 mile bumper-to-bumper guarantees.
Lincoln powertrain warranties were extended to six years or 70,000 miles, up from the previous four-year, 50,000-mile bumper-to-bumper guarantee.
abcnews.go.com /Business/wireStory?id=2401036   (432 words)

The vehicle powertrain is the set of systems that convert energy and apply forces and torques to the vehicle in order to control its trajectory and attitude.
Powertrain system modeling is at the heart of all projects in PCRL, whether they are for simulation, diagnostics or control.
This may be as simple as decreasing engine torque briefly during the speed or inertia phase of the shift for improving shift quality, to a complete transmission and engine drive-by-wire system (e.g., BMW 750il) with powertrain controllers continuously calculating the required system inputs.
powertrain.engr.wisc.edu /res.html   (2316 words)

 GM - Powertrain - Homepage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
With the launch of 19 New or significantly revised powertrain products for 2007, GM has added 14 engines and 5 transmissions to the 2007 model year portfolio along with the strategic application of technologies to some of GM's most renowned powertrains.
GM Powertrain is the industry leader in producing a broad spectrum of products that power automotive, marine, and industrial applications.
They support, in large volumes, a wide variety of applications that live on city streets and highways, at the race tracks and off-road courses, in water, at farms, in buildings and even in international military operations.
www.gm.com /automotive/gmpowertrain   (206 words)

 Global - Volvo Group : Volvo Powertrain
The driveline, which consists of the engine, gearbox and the driveshaft or driveshafts, is often described as the heart of a vehicle.
Volvo Powertrain is responsible for the development and production of heavy engines, gearboxes and driveshafts.
Powertrain is also a substantial manufacturer of heavy gearboxes in-house, with production in Köping, Sweden and Hagerstown, Maryland, in the US.
www.volvo.com /group/global/en-gb/career/businessstructure/powertrain   (132 words)

 GM extends 5-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty to used cars - USATODAY.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
The only difference between the powertrain warranty included with the 2007 models and the used vehicles is there will be no courtesy transportation forowners in the event of warranty repairs.
Enhancing the warranties for powertrains on the new models was an effort to boost the automaker's reputation for quality in comparison with its main Japanese rivals.
Brian McVeigh, general manager of GM fleet and commercial operations, said extending the powertrain warranty to GM certified used vehicles made during the previous five model years is a continuation of that strategy.
www.usatoday.com /money/autos/2007-02-02-gm-warranties_x.htm   (559 words)

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The powertrain test bed is intended to replicate the platform automotive company control system designers might use to test and verify their control designs.
Powertrain Selection The powertrain to be used on the OEP is from a 1996 Ford Taurus LX, which is a very typical passenger car powertrain.
This powertrain was available as a spare from another project, and we are familiar with its sensors and actuators, and general scheme of operation.
vehicle.me.berkeley.edu /mobies/powertrain/reports/Dynamometer_System.doc   (2556 words)

    Powertrain News on XPower Forums   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Powertrain Ltd, today has given a presentation on Intelligent Valve Actuation (IVA), a technology critical to the development of its camless engine, at the 100 th SAE Congress in Detroit USA.
Powertrain Ltd, the Midlands based manufacturer of engines and transmissions and sister company to MG Rover Group, has a record number of its engines on motorsport grids this weekend.
Powertrain Ltd will be shortly inviting all drivers of fl cabs in Birmingham to a presentation on the economic and environmental benefits of the K Series LPG conversion.
www.mg-sportcars.co.uk /Powertrain.htm   (10637 words)

 Inside GM Powertrain - Car Craft Magazine
In 1991, GM Powertrain was formed to bring the multitude of divisions together into one group.
This merging of efforts created one of the largest powertrain producers in the world, but perhaps more importantly, it also helped facilitate and accelerate the development of new technologies, which brings us back to the focus of the event.
GM Powertrain is developing a number of new technologies for future vehicles, many of which will see showrooms within a few years.
www.carcraft.com /techarticles/0303_gm_powertrain/index.html   (408 words)

 GM Moves to Maximize Powertrain Plants
Mueller tells WAW that GM Powertrain's North American initiatives are combined with ongoing activities in its European powertrain joint venture with the Fiat Group to form a two-pronged global initiative that will deliver world-class, cost-effective powertrains for GM and its affiliates — all in a flexible environment.
The second portion of GM's powertrain strategy is directed through its joint venture with Fiat — an arrangement that covers the total of each company's European and Latin American powertrain operations.
Mueller asserts that GM and its equity alliances “comprise 24% of world powertrain capacity,” and that much of GM's powertrain efforts outside North America are focused on maximizing that capacity.
waw.wardsauto.com /ar/auto_gm_moves_maximize   (360 words)

 BASF Corporation PlasticPortal Powertrain/Under the Hood
In the Powertrain and Under the Hood areas, Ultramid® nylon can be used for parts in the engine block and in engine lubrication such as camshaft timing gears, chain guides, toothed belt covers, air intake modules, engine covers, oil sumps, oil filter housings, valve bonnet and cylinder head covers.
Applications in the powertrain and under the hood area include fuel tank modules, tank level sensors, gasoline pump housings,and roll-over valves.
Powertrain and Under the Hood applications include fuse holders, circuit breakers, electric connectors for transmissions and electronic engine components.
www.basf.com /businesses/plasticportal/pp_auto_market_PT_en.html   (473 words)

 Integrated Powertrain Solutions
In an increasingly competitive market place, where customers rightly expect high performance with low fuel consumption and emissions, it is reassuring to know there is a company that can help develop every element of an engine, from concept to production.
MAHLE Powertrain is constantly researching into future technologies to ensure that we are prepared for their introduction as soon as they are proven.
We are highly skilled in calibration for optimum performance and we develop embedded electronic control systems in-house, to manage the powertrain in conjunction with the vehicle network.
www.mahle-powertrain.com /C1257126002DFC22/Print/W26HHCPG200STULEN   (260 words)

 Renesas Technology - Automotive
Renesas is one of the leading suppliers of semiconductors for powertrain electronics.
Renesas supports this approach with the SH705x microcontroller family that is upwardly-compatible in software, with cores from 10 to 500 MIPS for Automotive and a huge peripheral mix.
We are partner to the 12 leading global powertrain suppliers.
www.renesas.com /fmwk.jsp?cnt=powertrain_root.jsp&fp=/applications/automotive/automotive_system_solutions/powertrain_applications   (382 words)

 DaimlerChrysler Service Contracts 7/70 Powertrain Care Plus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Reduces any existing Powertrain Warranty Deductible to the deductible you chose for the entire time the plan is in effect.
An added feature that can save you money, should you require towing or roadside assistance during the time the plan is in effect.
This plan enables you to transfer its coverage one time to the second owner and ONLY if the 7/70 Powertrain Warranty is also transferred (transfer fee of $50 applies in most states).
www.servicecontracts.chrysler.com /gn/gn_770powertrain.html   (398 words)

 GM Certified Used Vehicles get same powertrain warranty as new models – Motor Trend The General Forum Forum
The warranty for these vehicles that range in model year from 2002 to 2006 begins with their original in-service date and is fully transferable, as well.
Just like the powertrain warranty on the new models, this one covers components in the engine, transmission, transfer case where applicable and the final drive assemblies.
The fully transferable limited powertrain warranty covers more than 900 components related to the engine, transmission, transfer case (if applicable) and final drive assemblies on all GM Certified Used Vehicles sold in the United States.
forums.motortrend.com /70/6205942/the-general-forum/gm-certified-used-vehicles-get-same-powertrain-war   (1199 words)

 Imagine | Powertrain
This library is the design accelerator for your powertrain systems in business areas such as automotive, 4-wheel drive, trucks, coach and bus or off-highway vehicles.
The user-friendly AMESim Powertrain library helps you to develop new design concepts efficiently without having to write a single line of code.
Powertrain system models are numerically stiff, extremely non-linear and are often modeled with discontinuities.
www.amesim.com /software/libraries/lib_powertrain.aspx   (312 words)

 Inside Line: Ford Adds Two Years to Powertrain Warranties -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Ford's new, longer powertrain warranty is meant to beef up the company's image as a maker of reliable vehicles.
The powertrain warranty improvements, which start Friday, are part of a larger product program that includes improved standard safety equipment on Ford vehicles and a beefed-up roadside assistance program.
The previous powertrain warranty on Ford and Mercury vehicles was the same as the three-year, 36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty for those brands.
www.edmunds.com /insideline/do/News/articleId=116108   (492 words)

 A & D Technology Inc. - Powertrain development and test automation tools
With over 20 years of experience, and more than 1600 installations worldwide, AandD Technology Inc. is the world leader in providing the latest and most complete powertrain testing solutions to a variety of industries, including automotive, off-highway, small engines, diesel, fuels and lubricants, and motorsports.
We offer a full range of testing tools, including data acquisition and control, combustion analysis, dynamometers, automated calibration and rapid prototyping tools, and test data management.
Whether your needs include an automated high-performance dynamic test cell, or a reliable, low-cost cell for durability testing, we have the experience and expertise necessary to get your powertrain testing application up and running more quickly and at less cost.
www.mtspt.com   (153 words)

 Chrysler discontinues powertrain warranty starting in 2006 - May. 16, 2005
Funding earmarked for powertrain warranty will be allocated to "other dealer and consumer marketing efforts," John Schenden, chairman of the Chrysler-Jeep national dealer council, told Automotive News, an industry publication.
Chrysler's soon-to-be discontinued powertrain warranty is one of the longest in the industry.
Chrysler vehicles from model years prior to 2006 with a powertrain warranty that has not expired, are still entitled to the original warranty, a company spokesperson said.
money.cnn.com /2005/05/16/Autos/chrysler_warranty   (325 words)

 Millbrook Engineering - Test & Development Solutions
With its combination of high speed tracks, hills and emissions laboratories Millbrook is an ideal location for powertrain testing and validation.
With a range of curves from cambered bends to hairpin corners, the powertrain is subjected to lateral accelerations and differential loading.
For applying additional realistic and repeatable loads into the whole powertrain, special features within the tracks are designed to input shock loading and low frequency high peak torque loading.
www.millbrook.co.uk /durability_powertrain.asp   (140 words)

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