Innovative National® Unitized Axle Shaft Seal Permits Faster, Easier Installation on Ford Super Duty 4x4 Trucks

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Patent-Pending One-Piece Design Eliminates Need for Special Tools,
Provides Superior Sealing Under All Operating Conditions

Southfield, Michigan, December 4, 2013.An innovative one-piece front axle shaft seal that permits faster, easier installation and provides superior sealing characteristics on Ford Super Duty 4x4 trucks has been introduced by Federal-Mogul's (NASDAQ: FDML) National® Oil Seals brand. The new, patent-pending unitized seal (No. 710825) is available immediately through National Oil Seals distributors and jobbers.

The new National seal - engineered for Ford F250, F350, F450 and F550 4x4 trucks equipped with Spicer 50 or 60 Monobeam front axles - features a sophisticated, one-piece design that helps provide proper axial alignment during installation to ensure trouble-free performance and longer life. The new design does not require a snap-ring and can be installed by hand.

"Our innovative new unitized National seal is ready to install right out of the box without tools and eliminates the misalignment concerns commonly associated with conventional oil seals for these applications," said Raymond King, director of business development, sealing, Federal-Mogul Vehicle Components segment.

Key features of this new seal include:

·         Advanced labrynth path for superior exclusion of potentially damaging contaminants
·         Internal thrust pad ensures proper axial alignment following installation
·         Annular ribs on seal O.D. provide superior retention within bore
·         Shur-Lock(TM) I.D. ribs secure seal against the shaft under all operating conditions
·         Shipped complete with O-ring for a complete installation

For additional information, please contact your National Oil Seals supplier or Federal-Mogul representative. To identify the correct National seal for any application, please use the convenient electronic catalog.

About Federal-Mogul

Federal-Mogul 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 segments, each with a chief executive officer reporting to Federal-Mogul's Board of Directors. Federal-Mogul's Powertrain segment designs and manufactures original equipment powertrain components and systems protection products for automotive, heavy-duty, industrial and transport applications. Federal-Mogul's Vehicle Components segment 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 with products including braking, chassis, wipers and other vehicle components.  The company's aftermarket brands include ANCO® wiper blades; Champion® spark plugs, wipers and filters; AE®, Fel-Pro®, FP Diesel®, Goetze®, Glyco®, Nüral®, Payen® and Sealed Power® engine products; MOOG® steering and suspension parts; and Ferodo® and Wagner® brake products.

Federal-Mogul was founded in Detroit in 1899. The company employs 44,500 people in 34 countries, and its worldwide headquarters is in Southfield, Michigan, United States. For more information, please visit

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