MOOG offers time saving solution to common suspension failure

Federal-Mogul Motorparts includes additional components to ensure a trouble free fitment during bush kits and wishbone installation

Bradford, UK, 21st October 2015… Federal-Mogul Motorparts, a division of Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: FDML), has released its latest MOOG® Easy Solutions Bulletin (ESB), detailing a common issue found in replacing some BMW bushes and wishbone products. MOOG identified that when changing the mounting hardware during the installation of new components, in many instances bolts and washers were heavily corroded. These parts are often damaged when removing them making them unusable.

As these accessories are important to the installation, it is vital to have them available at the time of fitment. MOOG now includes all the appropriate mounting hardware required to install the BMW parts, avoiding any extra components having to be purchased and ensuring a trouble free, time efficient installation every time.

The BMW models affected by these issues highlighted in the latest ESB include; BMW 3 series (E46, 02/98-04/05), 3 series Compact (E46, 06/01-02/05), 3 series Convertible (E46, 04/00-onwards), 3 series Coupe (E46, 04/99-onwards), 3 series Touring (E46, 10/99-02/05), Z4 (E85, 02/03-onwards), Z4 Coupe (03/06-onwards).

Easy Solution Bulletins are monthly communications from MOOG that provide its customers with support and information on common issues found in the aftermarket. The free, one-page PDF highlights inherent design issues with the original part, such as metal fatigue or fitting issues, and the problems they can cause both the installer and the vehicle owner. The document outlines the changes MOOG has made to its own aftermarket products to rectify these issues and provide high-quality products that are easier to install.

The current and previous MOOG Easy Solutions Bulletins, along with further technical support tools, are available to download here:

About Federal-Mogul
Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: FDML) is a leading global supplier of products and services to the world’s manufacturers and servicers of vehicles and equipment in the automotive, light, medium and heavy-duty commercial, marine, rail, aerospace, power generation and industrial markets. The company’s products and services enable improved fuel economy, reduced emissions and enhanced vehicle safety.

Federal-Mogul operates two independent business divisions, each with a chief executive officer reporting to Federal-Mogul's Board of Directors.

Federal-Mogul Motorparts sells and distributes a broad portfolio of products through more than 20** of the world’s most recognized brands in the global vehicle aftermarket, while also serving original equipment vehicle manufacturers. The company’s aftermarket brands include BERU®* ignition systems; Champion®spark plugs, wipers and filters; AE®, FP Diesel®, Goetze®, Glyco®, Nüral®and Payen®engine products; MOOG®steering and suspension parts; and Ferodo®, Wagner®, Beral®, Necto®, Duron®, Jurid®, Stop®and Abex®brake products.

Federal-Mogul Powertrain designs and manufactures original equipment powertrain components and systems protection products for automotive, heavy-duty, industrial and transport applications.

Federal-Mogul was founded in Detroit in 1899 and maintains its worldwide headquarters in Southfield, Michigan. The company employs nearly 50,000 people in 34 countries. For more information, please visit

*BERU is a registered trademark of BorgWarner Ludwigsburg GmbH

** All other trademarks shown are owned by Federal-Mogul Corporation, or one or more of its subsidiaries, in one or more countries.

Richard Doherty at Market Engineering
01295 277050

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