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  • Heating cylinder liners for insertion into aluminum engine blocks [PFS]
    Temperature indicating paint was applied to the part for testing purposes. The part was then placed into the induction heating coil and the power was turned on. In just under 30 seconds, the part achieved temperature...
  • Heating cylinder liners for insertion into aluminum engine blocks [IH]
    Temperature indicating paint was applied to the part for testing purposes. The part was then placed into the induction heating coil and the power was turned on. In just under 30 seconds, the part achieved temperature...
  • 2007 Mitsubishi Outlander LS
    . Under the hood, a 220-hp V6 engine is teamed to a six-speed Sportronic automatic transmission that can be manually shifted via a floor shifter or, on XLS models, by steering-wheel-mounted paddles. The 3-liter engine uses an aluminum cylinder block and variable-air induction and valve timing
  • 2004 Mitsubishi Diamante
    a restyled front end for 2004, but to my eye, it's the trunk, rear deck, and lighting that show some spark of innovation. The front grille and headlights look like they were borrowed from a Pontiac Grand Am or Sunfire. The four-door sedan is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 with a cast-iron block and aluminum
  • F-150 Pickup Gets a New Heart
    To complement the newly redesigned 2004 Ford F-150, a new three-valve-per-cylinder 5.4-liter V8 will beat under the hood. The powerplant delivers 300 hp at 5,000 rpm and 365 lb-ft of torque at 3,750 rpm. The aluminum head has two intake valves and one exhaust valve per cylinder, for a total of 24
  • 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier LS
    Review of the 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier LS "Practical " probably best describes the 2003 Cavalier LS sedan, though GM's best-selling car is also fun to drive. A 2.2-liter DOHC four-cylinder Ecotec engine smoothly churns out 140 hp and 150 lb-ft of torque. Twin balance shafts in the cylinder block
  • Ain't that America
    suspension use unequal-length control arms, and a push-rod/bell-crank system which links to horizontally mounted spring dampers. The modular (MOD) 5.4-liter V8 provides 500 hp at 5,250 rpm and 500 lb-ft of torque at 3,250 rpm. The aluminum powerplant carries high-flow, four-valve cylinder heads
  • 2004 BMW 530i
    a 3.0-liter in-line six-cylinder engine, boasting a healthy 225 hp and 214 lb-ft of torque. The aluminum powerplant features dual overhead cams, four valves per cylinder, variable-valve timing, and a two-stage intake manifold. A flap mechanism switches between two paths for air entering the engine
  • Composite cylinders get user friendly
    of sizes and configurations. A new generation of cylinder tubing, however, lets designers take advantage of high-performance composites, along with lower costs and greater design flexibility. Composite cylinders outperform their steel and aluminum counterparts in several significant ways. For instance

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