My initial response (edited long before you replied to it...) was overly aggressive and im sorry i lashed out offending your diva tendensies making you go into a full steaming meltdown culuminating in petty remarks.
Forum for me is not all about the sickest first post. Its often about where we end up as well as the stories inbetween and some fun offtopic. Also i would never have found the info below without some pressure/drive to prove someone wrong.
Would like to hear the thoughts on these liners by the rest of you. I enjoyed your previous posts Lee++
"This chapter will cover all applicable concepts, but focus in particular on separate cylinder liners."
"Wear-resistant cylinder liners which consist of a hypereutectic AlSi alloy were developed byPEAK Werkstoff GmbH as a lightweight alternative to the considerably heavier cast iron cylinder liners, but also as an alternative to the relatively expensive monolithic engine block made from the hypereutectic primary AlSi17Cu4Mg (ALUSIL®) casting alloy. The cylinderliners can then be cast-in, preferentially using the high pressure die casting process with alower cost (secondary) AlSiCu casting alloy."
What is Silitec?
A decent sum up from this guy below: http://www.finishing...3799/3605.shtml
"Cylinder sleeves, or liners, in the crankcases of newly designed V6 and V8 engines from Mercedes-Benz AG in Stuttgart, Germany, are made of a special aluminum-silicon alloy that enables piston-ring tension to be reduced by nearly 50 percent. The new low-friction alloy composition also improves heat transfer in the housing, and provides greater stiffness and lower weight for the aluminum blocks.
A new low-friction aluminum-silicon alloy in the cylinder sleeves of Mercedes-Benz production engines reduces piston-ring tension by half.
In addition, the reduction in cylinder distortion (higher dimensional stability) that is possible with this alloy results in less noise and friction; engine-oil consumption and exhaust emissions are thus reduced. Mercedes-Benz is the first automaker to use the innovative Silitec material in production.
Aluminum die-cast engine crankcases are normally fitted with gray cast-iron cylinder sleeves or cylinder barrels with a galvanized nickel coating to avoid high friction from surface pores that form on the cylinder walls produced in conventional die-casting operations. The new liners are manufactured from a hypereutectic aluminum-silicon-copper-magnesium alloy that is spray-compacted while it is cooled in a nitrogen-rich atmosphere, producing billets with an optimal microstructure. The billets are then formed into cylinder liner blanks in an extrusion press.
Finally, the blanks are specially treated in an environmentally friendly process, aqueous exposure. The resulting smooth surface structure improves friction characteristics and cuts the engine's oil consumption and hydrocarbon-emissions levels. The new cylinder-barrel finishing technology, which includes both the material composition and the surface treatment, was developed by Mercedes-Benz with a partner company."
Another one i have not yet read: http://www.ewp.rpi.e...aft_4_14_11.pdf
Have fun with your alchemy.
You would have said the same thing about Nikasil if that was suggested today.
Hey Fatboy.. congratulations on losing credibility and proving your narrow mindedness all while achieving basically nothing.
Im going to continue to make posts more or less in the same way as i have. Sylinder liners is interesting, it's not alchemy and i dare say it is something most here found interesting. Lets continue shall we?
Edited by MatsNorway, 28 August 2014 - 21:08.