cylinder sleeves Archives - Engine Builder Magazine
Darton Ford Modular Seat Tight Sleeve

This sleeve makes the block much stronger than the stock aluminum using ductile iron sleeves.

Darton Ford 3.5L EcoBoost MID Kit

Easily increase bore size or stay with the stock bore and push 40+ psi of boost.

Darton MID Sleeve Kit

Excellent for street or strip applications, Darton’s ductile iron MID sleeve kits offer 130,000 psi of tensile strength.

Darton Sleeves’ Seal Tight Sleeve Kits

Darton’s sleeve kit maximizes fitment and installation ease.

Installing Flanged Sleeves in a Cummins Block

Jeff McCord at LinCo Diesel Performance walks you through the necessary steps for properly sleeving a block. It might sound like a simple process, but any errors can mean catastrophic head failure down the road.

Press Fitting Cylinder Sleeves

There’s something extremely satisfying about a good sleeve job on an engine. There’s also a number of ways sleeves can be installed, so Jeff McCord of LinCo Diesel Performance shows you the way his shop does it and how it helps in high-horsepower diesel applications.

Sleeving an Engine – Part 2

Once you’ve selected your sleeve, you have to make sure it’s properly installed and machined in order to put the engine back together. Steve Morris of Steve Morris Engines explains the sleeving process.

Sleeving an Engine – Part 1

There are a few different sleeve types when it comes to repairing a block or setting up your engine for additional horsepower. Steve Morris of Steve Morris Engines discusses the different options and what he likes to do in his engine builds. This is Part 1 of a two-part video.

Inside PowerBore Cylinder Sleeves

Engine Builder gives you an inside look at PowerBore Cylinder Sleeves’ Salem, OH manufacturing facility. See the process PowerBore uses to manufacture its sleeves and install them into an engine. For more information: PowerBore Cylinder Sleeves

Dry Sleeving Engines

As aluminum continues to be a preferred material for newer engine blocks, and as existing cast iron blocks continue to be driven for more and more miles and under tougher and tougher operating conditions, sleeves continue to be the saving grace.

Cylinder Sleeves – Not Sexy, but Necessary

Sleeve installation continues to be a solid market for engine builders and machine shops Sleeving – at its crudest definition – is fixing a round hole. However, you better believe there is much more than that going on, and the opportunity for engine builders and machine shops to make money is tremendous. Whether a block

Melling Cylinder Sleeve 2018 Catalog

An updated Melling Cylinder Sleeve Catalog is now available for download on the Melling website.