engine pulley

Engine Pulleys

With the increasing use of serpentine drive belts on late model engines, more idler and tensioner pulleys are being sold than ever before. Many of these pulleys are manufactured from moulded plastic to reduce cost. However, plastic offers limited durability when exposed to abrasive dirt, heat, or when excessive belt tensions is applied.

All engine pulleys incorporate ball bearings that run at very high revs relative to engine speed. Increasing belt load and exposure to dirt or moisture accelerates bearing wear. Nuline engine pulley designs replace moulded plastic with SG Iron (the same material used in harmonic balancers) or pressed steel offering far greater strength and resistance to wear when exposed to dirt. Special attention in manufacture is given to belt face contours and dimensions to ensure drive belt compatibility.

All ball bearings used are from OEM manufacturers and feature C3 rated high speed races,high temperature lubricant and heavy duty silicone seals for maximum service life at high RPM’s. The combination of these engineering features at a very economical price has made Nuline the number one choice for Australian vehicle repairers.

All popular domestic and US based 6 cylinder and V8 applications are covered by this range. Many popular imports and SUV applications that are particularly prone to pulley failure are also included.



A filters job is to separate out and prevent potentially contaminant particles from entering an engine. Air and fuel filters will catch dust particles and moisture. Oil filters will focus on metalparticles, sludge and carbon.

AAD Offers the following ranges:


The Sakura range includes oil, air, fuel and cabin filters for most vehicles on Australian roads today. With over 20 years’ experience in the Australian market, Sakura the brand is now well known and trusted for their high quality filters. All Sakura filters are guaranteed free from defect and are made in an ISO/TS approved factory.

Sakura is a world-class quality filter specialist with a huge range. Offering one of the biggest ranges in the Australian filter market with more than 1400 part numbers now available. Sakura offers a competitive price advantage, with no compromise on quality backed by its guarantee of all filters being defect free. This gives a definite reason for our customers to introduce these filters into their businesses. AAD is giving customers a real choice in filtration with Ryco and Sakura ranges now offered.


Utilising Australia’s only dedicated filtration laboratory and stringent testing procedures, Ryco’s design philosophy is to meet the vehicle manufacturers’ performance requirements. A good performing filter must excel in ALL 3 critical areas to be deemed fit todo the job: Efficiency, Life and Flow. The Ryco Engineering team conducts regular testing in these 3 critical areas, so that the Ryco name continues to provide you with genuine performance high quality filters, that you can trust.
Ryco Filters available from AAD include:


A superior oil filter performing efficiently will:

  • Prevent damage to the engine’s bottom end, including bearings and crankshaft
  • Long life = engine protected for the entire service interval
  • Improved flow = reduced risk of oil starvation enhancing engine protection

Air filters can be compared to the ‘lungs’ of the engine removing dust and dirt in the air stream that can damage the engine and its performance. Operating under immense performance pressure an average vehicle engine breathes in approximately 10,000 litres of air for every litre of fuel consumed. If the air filter is blocked or dirty the filters ability to reduce dirt passing directly into the engine is greatly reduced. The air filter plays the critical role in protecting engine wear which can lead to costly engine replacement.

Ryco air filters are made to with stand the harsh Australian conditions, which are some of the most severe in the world. Across much of Australia dust particles are mostly silica based one of the best abrasives around. Ryco air filters are designed, tested and manufactured to meet or exceed OE requirements and Australian conditions. We recommend that the air filter is serviced as per the manufacturer’s handbook recommendation ensuring your engine has optimal protection.

A superior air filter performing efficiently will:

  • Prevent damage to engine’s top end, providing protection to valves, rings and cylinder bores
  • Long life leads to improved engine performance = superior fuel economy, lower emissions and responsiveness
  • Improved flow = engine breathes properly. Superior power and fuel economy

A superior fuel filter performing efficiently will:

  • Prevent clogged, worn and damaged injectors. Helps avoid car breakdown and towing call outs – trouble free motoring
  • Long life = superior, more reliable performance. Superior fuel economy
  • Improved flow = Superior performance. Lower running costs
Cabin Air Filters

The quality of air we breathe is important to our health. The air inside our vehicles has been found to have a much higher concentration of pollutants than in the air just outside the vehicle – up to 10 times in some cases. Sufferers of asthma, allergy and other respiratory problems are especially at risk when concentrations of pollutants are elevated inside the vehicle.

Contaminants in the air such as pollen, fungus spores, dirt and dust pass unfiltered into the passenger cabin, along with the air intake and can trigger asthma,allergies, headaches, nausea, fatigue and giddiness. Ryco’s Cabin Air Filters, are designed to reduce the amount of harmful contaminants entering into your vehicle via the heating ventilation and air conditioning(HVAC) system, whilst providing a much cleaner breathing environment for you and your passengers.

Cabin air filters should be changed every 15,000kms or at least once a year. When the cabin air filter clogs up with dirt and other contaminants, the air flow entering the vehicle’s interior is significantly reduced. Over time, the clogged filter can lead to musty odours as well as decreasing the HVAC’s performance.

engine oil

Engine Oil

AAD stocks Gulf Western engine oil who is proudly Australian made and Australian owned. Gulf Western is the largest Aussie owned manufacturer of lubricants in Australia. OEM approved formulations. ISO9001 Quality endorsed company.

AAD offer the following Gulf Western Motor Oils:

  • Deisel Engine Oil
  • Petrol Engine Oil
  • Hydrualic Oil
  • Transmission Fluid
  • Gear Lubricants
LED Trailer Lights

LED Trailer Lights

Narva’s LED trailer lights and LED truck lights carry a 5 year LED warranty across the range, guaranteeing reliability and longevity from safety components that owners and operators should be able to depend on.

Cutting edge LED technology provides each lamp with a full body of optics, in a low-current and high-output alternative to factory incandescent lighting, making Narva LED lamps a worthwhile upgrade for those looking to increase their visibility without taxing power systems. Most lamps come with multi-volt (10-30v) circuitry, making them compatible with a wide range of vehicle setups.

Attractive housings based on modern truck and trailer aesthetics are designed to complement and improve new and old models, with virtually-unbreakable polycarbonate lenses ensuring the lamps do not succumb to the harshest of trying conditions. With hundreds of versatile lamps available for OEM and custom fitment, there is a Narva LED  model to suit every application and meet any ADR requirement.

Ignition Leads

Top Gun Ignition Leads

Modern engines operate at higher temperatures than ever before. This combined with a more congested engine compartment, places extreme stress on all parts found in the engine bay. This is especially true for ignition leads, which are often located in the most hostile environment of all. To help overcome these problems, Top Gun Standard Ignition Lead Kits are manufactured from the very best materials to the most exacting tolerances.
Features include:

Top Gun Standard 5mm, 7mm & 8mm Ignition Leads feature a stainless steel spiral wound core. This type of cable delivers excellent spark plug power and is designed for applications where heavy demands are placed upon the electrical system (reduces the amount of miss-fire than can occur in heavily loaded engines).
Excellent for igniting both lean and rich fuel mixtures as well as LPG applications (the voltage required to ignite LPG is approximately 20-30% higher than petrol. Made from premium grade temperature enhanced silicone. This material can endure temperatures of up to 250˚C. Cable features a double layer of silicone to ensure integrity of electrical insulation and an inforced fibre glass braid interwoven between these two layers, providing enhanced longitudinal strength. Where applicable Top Gun Standard 5mm & 7mm Multi-Valve Ignition Leads Kits come with spark plug & distributor/coil boots that closely resemble the original factory fitted kit.

Top Gun Standard Kits fit and perform perfectly. Top Gun Leads are backed with a 2 Year / 50,000km replacement warranty.


Top Gun Ignition leads are industry leaders.

Harmonic balancer

Harmonic balancers

Powerbond Harmonic balancer hubs feature high strength and tough SG Iron AS1831-400-12/SAE J434D4512 (also known as nodular iron) for maximum strength. This is the same material used in most crank shafts and has much greater crack resistance. The crank bore size tolerances for Powerbond OEM balancers are tight (±0.015mm) to ensure the harmonic balancer fits the full range of OEM crank shafts to avoids a loose fit. All thread holes are set to the OEM thread size.

Cheap Asian sourced harmonic balancers are usually manufactured from weak, brittle “grey” iron to try and save money, however grey cast iron is prone to cracking resulting in irreparable damage. Most OEM replacement balancers use press inserted dampening rubber which can be prone to spinning and dislocation in high torque and serpentine belt applications. Harmonic balancers that use hot, pressure bonded dampening rubber can withstand much greater torque.

Hand Protection

Permatex disposable gloves offer the most complete hand protection. Complete protection, hands down. Everyday, technicians hands come in contact with a variety of harsh chemicals, petroleum-based products and other tough soils. Permatex Latex and Nitrile Disposable Gloves protect technicians hands by providing a barrier against these nasty substances. Each glove is textured, ideal for secure grip of dirty parts and tools in wet or dry conditions. Beaded cuffs add strength, help prevent rollback and ease putting on and taking off.

Permatex Nitrile Gloves

Nitrile gloves are fast becoming the preferred standard in the automotive industry. Permatex Nitrile Disposable Gloves are made from a 100% synthetic rubber that provides superior resistance to a wide range of solvents and hazardous chemicals. Nitrile gloves are also an alternative for users with latex sensitivity. Available in powder free black, premium grade 5ml thick for superior strength and flexibility and lightly powdered blue, 4ml thick for tactile sensitivity. When superior chemical resistance is required, nitrile gloves provide technicians with ideal heavy-duty hand protection.

Suggested Applications: Offers protection from greases, fuels and many types of solvents and acids.

Permatex Latex Gloves

Natural latex gloves are idealfor general automotive and industrial repair work. Lightly powdered, the durable 6 mil thick gloves are easily put on or taken off. Permatex Latex Disposable Gloves provide comfortable, all-purpose hand protection at an economical price.

Suggested Applications: Ideal for all mechanical repairs that do not require extensive chemical resistance.


Gasket Makers

Permatex & Abro Gasket Makers offer significant performance advantages which include outstanding oil resistance, excellent torque retention and hi-temp, sensor-safe properties. Extended warranties, engine sensors and new component materials such as aluminum, bi-metal alloys and high-tech plastics, have created the need for superior RTV silicone gasket makers in both OEM production and service applications.
For full listings or further information please contact your local AAD.

Workshop Tools

Workshop Tools

Toledo has an extensive range of  general workshop tools including chisels and punches, airline tools, cleaning and inspection tools, pick up tools, pliers, vices, wrenches and much more. Founded in Australia more than 60 years ago, Toledo has become an industry leading name in quality hand tools.

Today, Toledo proudly delivers a range of more than 2,300 part numbers.


fuel pumps

Fuel Pumps

AAD offer a comprehensive range of Fuel Pumps. The range includes EFI and mechanical fuel pumps.

EFI Fuel Pumps: Large range of in-tank & external fuel pumps.

Mechanical Fuel Pumps: Engine driven fuel pumps for carburettor equipped vehicles.