Archive for August, 2013

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Casual Day in Celebration of Labor Day

Labor Day Donations

Susie Loven serves as JASPER’s Team Captain for both the Alzheimer’s Association and Relay for Life.

JASPER offers “Casual Days” throughout the year to help raise money for various charitable groups and foundations. Recent JASPER Casual Days have funded donations to Relay for Life and Dubois County Families with Direction. In celebration of this weekend’s Labor Day holiday, Casual Day donations are going to the Alzheimer’s Association. Associates can wear casual clothes for a $1 donation and JASPER matches the amount collected. Today, JASPER and its Associates raised over $3oo! Thanks to all who participated and have a great holiday weekend.

 

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Automotive Trivia

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Friddle: What is the first stroke on a four-stroke internal
combustion engine
?

Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle.

Last Week’s Friddle: Which European automaker manufacturers the
Sesto Elemento (“Sixth Element” in Italian)?

Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Lamborghini

Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: Wes

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It was a JASPER 4-Speed Transmission that took the top spot in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race this weekend, making it the third straight win for JASPER Race Products in NASCAR’s premier series. Brad Keselowski placed second in the NASCAR Nationwide Series Race.

A recap of the finishes in both the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series races follows.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series – Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway

1st     Matt Kenseth (JASPER4-Speed Transmission)
4th     Brian Vickers (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
5th     Joey Logano (JASPER Differential)
11th   Kyle Busch (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
14th   Clint Bowyer (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
28th   Denny Hamlin (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
30th   Brad Keselowski (JASPER Differential)
35th   Martin Truex, Jr. (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)

NASCAR Nationwide Series – Food City 250 at Bristol Motor Speedway

2nd    Brad Keselowski (JASPER Differential)
12th   Sam Hornish, Jr. (JASPER Differential)

The current Chase standings for drivers running JASPER Race Products are: Clint Bowyer in 2nd; Kyle Busch in 5th; Matt Kenseth in 6th; Joey Logano in 10th; and Martin Truex, Jr. in 14th (Current Wild Card).

Sam Hornish, Jr. is in 1st place in the Nationwide standings.

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JASPER Offers GM 6T70E & 6T75E Transmission

Jasper Engines & Transmissions is pleased to announce the release of the GM 6T70E & 6T75E Front Wheel/All Wheel Drive, CAN Electronically-Controlled Transmission.

Applications released include:
2007 – Current

GM 6T70E

Chevrolet:
Equinox
Traverse
Malibu

GMC:
Acadia

Saturn:
Outlook
Aura

Buick:
Enclave

Pontiac:
G6
Torrent

 

This Remanufactured JASPER Transmission has several advantages over the competition:

  • 100% installation of updated 3rd/5th & Reverse Wave Plate
  • JASPER will be supplying the TCM (Transmission Control Module) which is located inside the transmission
  • JASPER will reprogram the TCM to the latest available GM calibration
  • 100% installation of OEM Friction Clutch Plates
  • 100% Dynamometer-tested transmission with a state-of-the-art JASPER developed CAN (Controller Area Network) software package

For more information on the remanufactured products of Jasper Engines & Transmissions, contact us at 1-800-827-7455.

 

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Automotive Trivia

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Friddle: Which European automaker manufacturers the Sesto Elemento
(“Sixth Element” in Italian
)?

Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle.

Last Week’s Friddle: What automotive brand offered a high-performance,
turbocharged and intercooled, compact pickup truck named the Syclone
?

Last Week’s Friddle Answer: GMC

Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: Chris

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Automotive Trivia

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Friddle: What automotive brand offered a high-performance, turbocharged and
intercooled, compact pickup truck named the Syclone?

Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle.

Last Week’s Friddle: This year, Chevrolet is celebrating the 60th Anniversary of what
iconic sports car
?

Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Corvette

Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: Phil B.

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JASPER 4-Speed Transmissions and Differentials took top honors in this weekend’s NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series respectively. Both series ran the Watkins Glen road course. It went a bit deeper than that, however, as JASPER Race Products went on to claim the top three positions in both series.

A recap of the finishes in the Cheez-it 355 at the Glen is as follows:

1st     Kyle Busch (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
2nd    Brad Keselowski (JASPER Differential)
3rd     Martin Truex, Jr. (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
6th     Clint Bowyer (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
7th     Joe Logano (JASPER Differential)
19th   Denny Hamlin (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
23rd   Matt Kenseth (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
28th   Landon Cassill (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
32nd  Brian Vickers (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)

The current Chase standings for drivers running JASPER Race Products are: Clint Bowyer in 2nd; Kyle Busch in 5th; Matt Kenseth in 7th; Brad Keselowski in 8th; and Martin Truex, Jr. in 10th.

In the NASCAR Nationwide Series, Brad Keselowski and Sam Hornish, Jr. finished 1st and 2nd respectively – a repeat of Pocono last week -  Both drivers run JASPER Differentials. Also running JASPER Race Products in this week’s Nationwide race were Brian Vickers (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission), who finished 3rd; Joey Logano (JASPER Differential) in 21st; Kyle Busch (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission), finishing 24th; and Andrew Ranger (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission) in 26th.

Sam Hornish, Jr. is in 2nd place in the Nationwide standings.

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Automotive Trivia

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Friddle: This year, Chevrolet is celebrating the 60th Anniversary of what
iconic sports car
?

Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle.

Last Week’s Friddle: Which German automaker produces the Cayman,
a (RMR) rear mid-engined, rear wheel drive sports car
?

Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Porsche

Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: Paul M.

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Crawford is VPP Star Certified

JASPER’s Crawford County remanufacturing facility has earned Star Certification in the Indiana Department of Labor’s Voluntary Protection Program (VPP).

A ceremony, held July 22nd at the Crawford facility, provided an opportunity for Associates, staff and management to showcase their exemplary safety status to state labor officials.

“JASPER has a great safety culture,” said JASPER Safety Director Jason Pieper. “Earning Star Certification is just the foundation for where we want to be in our continuing safety journey.”

VPP, Indiana’s Voluntary Protection Program, was established to recognize and promote safety and health management programs throughout the state.

“You are one of just 59 VPP Star Certified sites in the state of Indiana, and there are over 480,000 employers in the state,” says Beth Gonzalez, VPP Team Leader for the Indiana Department of Labor.

“It’s all about Continuous Improvement,” said Zach Bawel, JASPER President and Chief Operating Officer. “Associates have done a great job submitting safety ideas as part of JASPER’s Continuous Improvement program. We must continue submitting these safety ideas, because the most important thing as Associate-Owners of the company is that our fellow owners go home safely.”

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JASPER Offers GM 3.6L Engine

Another Remanufactured JASPER Engine is Now Available!

JASPER is pleased to announce the release of the GM 3.6L High Feature, Dual Over Head Cam, Port Injected, Variable Valve Timing engine. This unit will include all 4 Camshaft Actuators, and Harmonic Balancer.

Applications released include:
2004-2008
Cadillac CTs, STS & SRX
GMC Acadia
Saturn Outlook
Buick Enclave

This Remanufactured JASPER Engine has several advantages over the competition:

  • 100% installation of NEW nitrated engine valves for improved heat resistance and the reduction of valve guide wear
  • Re-engineered JASPER piston with graphite coating to help prevent dry start-up and piston scuffing
  • 100% installation of NEW roller chains to prevent chain noise and excessive wear (2004-07 only)
  • 3 spoke dual belt balancers are replaced with 6 spoke to reduce engine noise
  • OEM only offers short block and heads, no long block is available at this time
  • JASPER will supply updated valve cover gasket to assist in proper PCV operation

For more information on the remanufactured products of Jasper Engines & Transmissions, contact us at 1-800-827-7455.