However, in a world where savings of even a few dollars in piece price represent a notable victory, the possibility of removing $80 from the price of an engine block
could provide a strong incentive to explore this new solution.
Going back to Figure 1, the penetration is at the engine block
near a connecting rod in an area that would be difficult for a road object to penetrate without leaving any other evidence of impact, such as scraping.
Since then KS Aluminum-Technologie AG, a division of Kolbenschmidt-Pierburg, has been a supplier of aluminum engine blocks
in V arrangement, namely those made from the hypereutectic aluminum-silicon alloy ALUSIL.
In the case of the Dodge engine blocks
, the cam tunnel was 22" long.
They have enabled the production of engine blocks
that weigh about 66% less than their cast iron counterparts.
Corrosion particles can clog the small channels that make up the radiator, as well as the thermostat and cooling channels inside the engine block
, and they can also impede operation of the water pump.
Gun boring is the conventional approach to machining engine blocks
, according to Szuba, who directs R&D at Lamb.
Radio tag lines mention both the Engine Block
and the brand's tie to Gordon.
Today, for example, two engine blocks
can be cast at a time in the same die--corresponding to a 50% reduction in the casting cycle.
Left unchecked, these vibrations can continue traveling to the rear portion of the engine block
and cause cracks near the oil pan housing area and starter motor mounting flange.
Honda said: "Traditionally in automotive you use molten aluminium fired into a die to make an engine block
While the process parameter changes that CGI requires may seem rather off-putting, consider this: Woodruff says that by using CGI for an engine block
the mass can be reduced by 22%.