Privacy Policy

Privacy Statement
Litens Automotive ("Litens") has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to preserving your privacy as it relates to the collection, use and disclosure of personal information on this site:

Personal information is information that is personally identifiable to you. Personal information may include your name, email address and mailing address, as the case may be. Visitors to this Web site are not requested to reveal any personal information. However, on a voluntary basis, you may provide and disclose personal information to us in using certain features of our site.

Information Sharing
Litens will never disclose, sell or lease to any third party, either free of charge or for remuneration, any personal information that you provide on this site without your permission, unless we are required to do so by law.

Website Tracking Privacy Principles
In some cases, we collect information about you that is not personal information. Examples of such information include the type of Internet browser you are using, the type of computer operating system you are using and the domain name of the Web site and/or Internet Service Provider through which you are linked to this site. Such visitor data may be used to improve the content of this Web site and to help us determine which features and services are most important to its visitors. This is done through the use of standard technology called cookies.

Our Web site uses minimal cookies to deliver content specific to your interests. The cookie information does NOT include personal data such as name, age, phone number, email address or mailing address. If you would prefer, you can set your browser to reject cookies.

This site may contain links that take you to other Web sites. This privacy statement does not extend to the data collection practices of third parties and Litens does not assume any responsibility for the privacy practices, policies or actions of third parties. You should read the individual privacy policies of such sites and make an informed decision as to whether or not you wish to use these sites based on their privacy practices.

If you submit an email inquiry to this Web site, any personal information you might submit at the same time will only be used by Litens employees or its affiliates who need to have access to it in order to respond to your inquiry. When your personal information is no longer required for the purposes for which it was initially collected or in accordance with other statutory requirements, the information will be destroyed within the next twelve (12) months.

Unauthorized Use of information
Litens utilizes various methods to ensure the protection of your personal information. While these methods are considered to be effective, we cannot guarantee that such information will not be lost, used unlawfully or modified in a fraudulent manner since no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be completely confidential. Consequently, we bear no liability for the use that may be made of the information by you or any third party.

Litens reserves the right to change this privacy statement as it sees fit and without prior notice. However, we will ensure that any change to this statement is in compliance with the laws in effect in Canada with regard to this subject matter and posted on this page.

If you have any comments, questions or concerns regarding Litens' privacy statement or practices, please contact us in writing at Litens Automotive, 730 Rowntree Dairy Rd., Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada L4L 5T7

Solid Pulley vs. OAP (One-Way Clutch) vs. OAD™

This comparison of three leading alternator pulley designs demonstrates the danger of using the wrong type of pulley on a vehicle requiring an OAD™ pulley.

Note the severe level of belt drive vibration (see whiplashing belt tensioner) when a "solid pulley" is installed on the belt drive system.

Similarly, the use of an "OAP" ("one-way clutch") on this application also results in significant belt drive vibration, causing NVH issues and wear of key components.

This footage shows a Litens OAD™ pulley on the same application. Note the smooth, efficient, low-stress operation of the belt drive system.

Alternator Pulley Comparison

This video demonstrates the excessive levels of NVH, belt system stress and other severe issues resulting from the use of a solid alternator pulley on this Ford engine.

This clip shows the use of a variety of "one-way clutch" alternator pulleys on the same engine.

Now we see the smooth, efficient operation of the same engine belt drive system using an OAD™ pulley. The Liten OAD™ pulley was previously referred to as an isolating decoupler pulley or IDP and marketed under the RotorRX brand.

Solid Alternator Pulley Demonstration

This engine requires an overrunning alternator decoupler (OAD™) pulley. To show the importance of using the right pulley design, we installed an alternator equipped with a solid pulley.

Notice the severe vibration in the belt drive system. This condition will cause a loss of engine efficiency/fuel economy, shortened belt and bearing life, extreme NVH, and other problems.

One-Way Clutch (OAP) Demo

This is a closeup view of the belt tensioner on a vehicle equipped with the wrong alternator pulley design - a "one-way clutch" (OAP). This engine requires an overrunning alternator decoupler (OAD™) pulley.

Note the significant vibration and stress on the belt tensioner. This condition will likely lead to unsatisfactory levels of NVH and reduced component life.

Litens OAD™ Closeup

This tight view of an alternator equipped with a Litens overrunning alternator decoupler (OAD™) pulley shows how the patented spring-loaded mechanism absorbs belt drive vibration.

This innovative design - required on millions of vehicles - boosts engine efficiency and helps eliminate NVH issues.

It is never appropriate to use another alternator pulley design in place of an OAD™ on vehicles originally equipped with this technology.

This video was created using a strobe light to see how the OAD™ pulley compensates and absorbs the engine pulses being transmitted by the belt to the alternator rotor.

Benefits of OAD™ Pulleys

Several vehicle manufacturers now specify isolating decoupler pulleys (IDP) or Litens' overrunning alternator decoupler (OAD™) pulleys for their latest engines due to the extremely smooth, efficient belt drive performance made possible by this technology.

It is never appropriate to use another alternator pulley design in place of an OAD™/IDP on vehicles originally equipped with this technology.

Vehicle Makes/Models Requiring DECOUPLERS™
  • Chevrolet Cobalt   • Chevrolet Corvette   • Chevrolet Malibu   • Chrysler Pacifica   • Chrysler Sebring   • Dodge Caliber   • Dodge Caravan   • Dodge Prowler   • Jeep Compass   • Jeep Liberty KJ   • Jeep Patriot   • John Deere 4.5L Tractor   • Lexus GS   • Lexus IS   • Lexus ES   • Pontiac G6   • Pontiac Solstice   • Pontiac Vibe   • Saab 9-3   • Saab 9-5   • Saturn Ion (Redline)   • Saturn Sky   • Toyota Avalon   • Toyota Camry   • Toyota Corolla   • Toyota Matrix   • Toyota RAV4   • Toyota Sienna   • Toyota Solara   • Volvo V70   • Volvo XC90   • Volvo S80