Runs like a well-oiled machine – new MEYLE-HD tie rod end for Opel
We have extended the ball pin of the MEYLE-HD tie rod end for select Opel models, including the Astra H, Zafira B, Meriva A/B, Vauxhall Astra Mk V, Zafira Mk II, Meriva and Meriva Mk II, by 3mm so that it now measures 25mm. This significantly increases part durability since load is now distributed across approximately 25% more surface area thereby minimising the surface pressure acting on the ball joint's plastic socket. As with all MEYLE-HD parts we also give an extended four-year warranty on the Opel HD tie rod end assembly.
In addition, our engineers have joined forces with lubricant specialist Fuchs Lubritech GmbH to formulate a bespoke MEYLE part grease. Compatibility of the fully-snythetic lubricant with the materials making up the joint, i.e. steel, plastics and rubber, has been further improved. The grease offers advanced anti-oxidation and anti-corrosion properties and ensures friction is distributed uniformly across the entire load range. The grease has been used on all MEYLE joints since the end of 2013.