One way to make engines live and have good durability is to have just the right amount of bearing oil clearance. Maintaining a cushion of oil between the bearing and shaft is essential for proper bearing operation and to prevent metal-to-metal contact. Generally, tighter oil clearances are better due to the increased load distribution resulting
We all recognize that internal combustion engines generate heat as a by-product of combustion. Both air-cooled and water-cooled engines deploy strategies to dissipate that heat. This is all done in an effort to keep the engine from running too hot. But what does that have to do with piston rings? Before we get to that,
Polymer coatings in the engine performance industry have become extremely popular in the past 5 years. The usage of polymer coatings has been widespread, not only in engine bearings, but also in pistons, cylinder heads, bolts, and other engine parts operating in heated and pressured environments. King Engine Bearings has been at the forefront of
The GT35 turbo, which is a universal application turbo, is fit for any four or six-cylinder engine, as well as 3.0L-6.0L engines.
MaXpeedingRods, a manufacturer of performance parts such as connecting rods, crankshafts, turbochargers, and coilovers, has announced sponsorship of British Drift Championship racers Oliver Evans and Duane McKeever. The performance parts company, established in 2006, reaches more than 4 million car enthusiasts across America, Australia, Asia, Europe and other countries. Oliver Evans, who hails from the
Cleaning is being done every day and is an integral part of many businesses and their processes. One of the most commonly asked questions about using sodium bicarbonate (a.k.a. baking soda) as a blasting abrasive is simply: How does it work? Let’s start with: What is abrasive blasting? Abrasive blasting uses either pressurized air or
Forged pistons have been made in the same way for decades, with differences in machining differentiating one supplier’s product from another. But now, a new development called Aligned Grain Flow Technology (AFT) provides a breakthrough for additional strength without additional mass. After several years of experimentation and development by JE Pistons’ Advanced Product Development group,
Piston crown coating is a surprisingly affordable way to increase engine efficiency, horsepower and durability. It’s often said the internal combustion engines, which hold a special love/hate place in our heart, are basically air pumps, and while that’s a useful mental model when considering many aspects of how they operate, it’s more accurate to say
It’s been more than 100 years since the idea for a turbocharged engine was developed. Originally their use had been limited to very large diesel engines and while there have been additional innovations for use in automobiles, it was not always the most popular power adder. The boost was powerful but the cost was too
Sleeving an engine block is done for two primary reasons. The first is to repair a cracked or otherwise damaged cylinder to save the block. The second is increasing displacement by allowing for a larger bore size. In either case, the sleeving process must be performed carefully to ensure satisfactory results. Careful measurements are required
As the trend of “last mile delivery” picks up speed, fleet and repair shop owners are faced with the consequences of stop-and-go driving and extended idling periods. Anticipating these challenges and meeting them head-on will ensure a solid place in this market that’s set to grow exponentially.