High Horsepower Engine Sealing
In the context of high-horsepower engine building, the pressure on a cylinder head can be so great that it can, in effect, marginally push it away from the engine block. This makes engine sealing one of the more prevalent challenges, and it gives whole new meaning to the phrase “keep your head down.”
Copper vs. MLS Gaskets for 1,500 HP
For a 1,500-hp capable engine, should it be sealed with copper or MLS gaskets?
Never Use Scotch-Brite on Aluminum Heads
Scotch-Brite may have some usefulness in the engine shop, but one place it should NEVER be used is on aluminum cylinder head deck surfaces. Using Scotch-Brite is the equivalent of strapping a chain to the cylinder head, having a buddy stand on it and dragging it behind a car on the street. Your results will
Hoops for High Horsepower
The hoop offers better sealing against exhaust gases because rather than the pressure trying to escape from a flat-on-flat surface, the hoop creates a lock between the head and the block to better seal the engine.
Engine Sealing Using Hoops and Receiver Grooves
When building engines beyond 2,000 horsepower, cylinder pressures can get intense, making the head gasket’s job of sealing the engine a tough one. To create better engine seal in these high-horsepower applications, engine builders such as Steve Morris of Steve Morris Engines, use hoops. In this Steve Tech, Steve walks you through how today’s hoops
Sealing Combustion Pressure: The Many Functions of Diesel Gaskets
To keep a diesel engine together, the most critical sealing component is the cylinder head gasket. The explosive force of the diesel’s cylinders cause engine vibration and cylinder head shift. Under high boost conditions (usually around 40 psi), the cylinder head will literally try to lift from the cylinder block.
Pistons and Rings – The Technical Price for Horsepower
One of the most overlooked components of the internal combustion engine is the piston ring. It is, by scale, one of the hardest working components in the engine. And when you are building an engine, before choosing your piston rings you have to determine your application.
Fel-Pro Introduces First-to-Market Complete Engine Sealing Coverage for ’02-’05 Jaguar 2.5L DOHC V6 Engines
The Fel-Pro Gaskets brand has introduced first-to-market complete engine sealing coverage for tens of thousands of 2002-2005 Jaguar 2.5L DOHC V6 engines (VIN D) registered in North America.
Fel-Pro Develops 6.0L Powerstroke Head Gasket Sealing Solution
The Fel-Pro Gaskets brand has introduced two innovative Fel-Pro PermaTorque MLS multi-layer-steel head gaskets that address a common combustion sealing issue encountered in 6.0L diesel engines used in more than 700,000 trucks manufactured between 2003 and 2010. The patent-pending PermaTorque MLS head gaskets (P/N: 26374PT – 18mm dowel applications; P/N: 26375PT – 20mm dowel applications)
PERA and Henkel Corporation Host Sealing Tech Webinar
Join PERA and Henkel Corporation for a webinar on sealing technology for the reassembly of reman engines on May 14, 2014 at 10:00 AM CDT. It will be presented by Darryl Small, Senior Market Application Engineer. This is a must see program for anyone involved in the reassembly of remanufactured engines. https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5551346605798412289 This presentation will include