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,ENGINE BUILDS ,TUNING TECH ,PISTONS 101 ,ENGINE TECH ,Tech

How to Break-In An Engine

You have one chance to break-in an engine correctly. Doing it the right way is worth power, torque, and engine longevity. We walk you through the ideal way to break in a new or freshly built engine. 

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,CHEVY ,ENGINE TECH ,Tech

Everything You Wanted to Know About the GM LS Engine Family

It has become the most popular, most sought-after, and most studied GM engine of the 21st century. Yet we can trace the GM V8 LS family – Gen III and IV – with a nearly straight line right back to the origins of the 265 small-block Chevy that.. READ MORE

,PISTONS 101 ,Tech

Different Wrist Pin Oiling Styles Explained

Wrist pins have one of the hardest jobs in an engine, carrying tremendous loads from combustion, then trying to slow down rapidly accelerating pistons and send them back the other direction. Proper wrist pin oiling is essential to keeping them..

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,PISTONS 101 ,ENGINE TECH ,Tech

2618 vs. 4032 Piston Material Differences

Before a single machining operation is performed, the perfect aluminum alloy must be selected. 2618 and 4032, the two most prolific piston materials, have a long list of differences that make them best-suited for specific applications. 

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,PISTONS 101 ,ENGINE TECH

What is Vertical and Horizontal Gas Porting For Your Pistons?

We explain the differences between horizontal and vertical gas porting on a piston and how it plays a role on ring seal. Is horizontal (laterial) or vertical gas porting better for you?

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