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Posted by: Warrior

06/12/2003, 07:05:27

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Hello, I'm new to this board. I am a mechanics engineering student. It's a pretty tough carrier and I'm doing my best to hang in there.

OK, my question:

What type of steel is used to manufacture steel cylinder liners for car engines. I know that steel instead of cast iron liners are available.

Thanks,

Warrior







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Posted by: RKimball

06/12/2003, 22:23:20

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It has been my experience that the 'steel liners' you are refering to are actually of cast iron. Cast iron has the ability to take heat coupled with long wear qualities. However, I think there are some alunimun engines that have been tried with steel liners. I think you will find that even they use various cast alunimum alloys presently. The problem is the difference in heat expansion between aluminums and steels. .... of course now that I have said this there will be some one that will quickly and warmly provide details of some new developments in this field, since my experience (old farts are like that, it is the forward marching of technologies) Isn't it neat to be engineers, and be involved in and/or witness new developments?
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Posted by: Cragyon
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06/12/2003, 09:48:50

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Most engine cylinders/block are cast steel. I don't know the spacific material used for the casting process, but the cylinder walls are plated or nitrided for wear and friction resistance.






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