10-26-2009, 06:24 PM
how do i know if my jugs are plated they just look like aluminum and the few scratches arent chipping....also i can see some light crosshatches but that might just be the moron before me cleaning the cyl up to sell me this thing ??????
10-26-2009, 09:57 PM
They are either sleeved with iron or plated, aluminum by itself wouldn't be able to handle the stresses of the combustion process for very long.
10-28-2009, 05:58 PM
Plated, nikasil. Crosshatching is good, it keeps some of the oil up in the cylinder for lubrication for the rings...
10-29-2009, 04:46 PM
i thought your not supposed to see crosshatching on a plated cly
10-29-2009, 10:12 PM
The new ones show crosshatching from the factory. When you disassemble a top end and see crosshatching, that should give you a warm fuzzy feeling that there has not been too much wear on that cylinder ;) As I said before, the crosshatching keeps oil up on the cylinder wall so the rings don't scrape it all off to allow some lubrication between the rings and the cylinder on the up-stroke.
10-30-2009, 05:25 PM
thanks it does help seeing how i just dumped 500 into repairing the crank cant wait to hear her run again