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Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Carbide Cylinder Bore Treatment           

Back to those cylinders: Not described in the modification, but one I think is a good remedy to heat and seizure problems is Bore Tech’s carbide impregnation process.           

Here’s what Bore Tech has to say about the matter: 

Immediate break-in
Improved ring seal
Superior oil retention
Less friction provides lower temperatures
Leaner fuel mixtures possible
Excellent wear characteristics
Anti-siezure properties            

BORE TECH has developed the only permanent surface enhancement process for motorcycles and small engine cylinders for longevity and power robbing friction reduction.There is no spray coating or plating for cast iron liners that compares to the performance of CARBIDE BORE PROCESS cylinders.           

The CARBIDE BORE PROCESS combines the best features of ceramics and cast iron cylinder bores.This evolutionary process of impregnating diamond-hard silicon carbide particles into the cylinder wall is truly a technical advance directed at the problem of bore surface wear.

The advantages of the process are compelling. This technique is not a coating that builds up or is a layer on top of the base metal, thus cannot be used to restore worn bores back to size.Imbedding the carbide particles into a straight, round bore locks the ceramics into the pores of the base metal in a manner that prohibits the particles from dislodging.A "Plateau" finish bearing curve provides good oil retention sites with optimum surface for ring sealing.

During the development, carried out by BORE TECH on the CARBIDE BORE PROCESS, all types of engines have been tested in various forms of competition.The extreme conditions of racing provided us with quick and accurate data feedback.Motorcycle road racers, motocross, and drag racers to snowmobile, watercraft, karts, and mini-sprints have gained phenomenal engine life as a result of this technology.            

BORE TECH uses mechanical infusion technology to force fine particles of silicon carbide under pressure into the cylinder wall.The carbide being twelve times harder than steel, gives an unusually wear-resistant that is also oil wettable.result is a cylinder that won't wear out (at least, not at anything approaching the normal rate) but actually breaks in like plain iron.           

They can also cut the oil groove at the bottom outside of the cylinder and drill the 1 millimeter holes.           

I use their process on all my engines for the reasons they mention in their literature above. I consider the added expense to be an excellent insurance.


Contact information: 

Bill Moeller
5977 Hutchinson Road
Batavia, Ohio 45103
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