King Engine Bearings will be hosting an engine builder roundtable at the 2022 Performance Racing Industry (PRI) trade show in Indianapolis. “Master the Engine” seminar will be hosted by King’s Technical Manager, Ron Sledge, with six engine builders in a Q&A format, uncovering the latest engine building trends, best practices, and insider tips and tricks.
Nowadays, a bearing (in a performance setting) must be both hard and soft. Retaining geometry is of utmost importance, but it also must be malleable and able to adjust for stress and flexing.
Engine bearings are the mainstay of Daido Metal’s operations, and have been adopted by all Japanese automobile manufacturers.
King Engine Bearings is heading back to the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) trade show and will be presenting a new tech seminar revealing all the latest developments in race bearings. The company has been fortunate to continue with product development during the pandemic and is excited to share two years’ worth of innovative products and
Since motorcycle bearings are smaller than automotive, the oil clearance is smaller too. In order to achieve optimal conditions of hydrodynamic lubrication, the absolute tolerance of the oil clearance should be tighter than that of bigger automotive bearings.
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
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
Join PERA for a webinar on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 10:00 AM CST with Dan Begle, performance sales engineer, with MAHLE Aftermarket, Inc. Dan Begle will bring a new perspective to engine bearings, how they work, why they work, design fundamentals, bearing types, load rates, and overlays. Dan will share his knowledge gleaned from over
When we started here in the U.S., we were facing loyal customers of other brands. It was a huge challenge to convince them to try our bearings.
Bearings may seem simple, but bearing selection, fit and installation can make or break your engine build. Steve Morris explains in part 2 of understanding bearing clearances.
Join PERA for a webinar on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 10:00 AM CDT. Ron Sledge, Performance and Technical Manager for King Bearings has over 30 years’ experience in automotive engine bearings. In this webinar, Ron will talk about problem solving solutions to engine bearing failures. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information
Ron Sledge of King Engine Bearings will cover the importance of correct geometry and surface finish to get the proper performance from an engine bearing.