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Filtration: The Last Line of Defense

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Filtration: The Last Line of Defense Tim Golema, Senior Technical Sales Specialist for MAHLE Aftermarket, will explain how filters became such an important component in automotive engines and when they should be changed. He’ll discuss what you’ll know from cutting the can of an oil filter open and finally, does size matter?

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Engine Bearing Designs and Function

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Engine Bearing Designs and Function Dan Begle, MAHLE Performance Sales Engineer, talks about engine bearings: How they work, why they work, design fundamentals, bearing types and load rates. Dan brings a new perspective to this topic based on 40 years of racing background with 27 years working in NASCAR engine shops, the last 10 at […]

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Understanding the Characteristics of Flow in Induction Systems

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Understanding the Characteristics of Flow in Induction Systems In this webinar, Darin Morgan continues his discussion on flow in induction systems including the intake manifold and the cylinder head. He also touches on the exhaust side. This webinar was built around questions attendees submitted in advance and submitted during the presentation. Che...

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Taming the Myth of Over/Under Balance & Much More

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Internal Wear and its Effects on Oil Pump Performance In Randy Neal, owner of CWT Industries, addresses the issue of over/under balance; torsional loading, harmonic balancers and counterweight shaping among many other issues. Topics include 1st and second order balance, crankshaft excitation; do’s and don’ts for harmonic dampers; counte...

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Internal Wear and its Effects on Oil Pump Performance

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Internal Wear and its Effects on Oil Pump Performance In Tim Foster, Melling Engine Parts’ Aftermarket Development Manager, shares tells and shows you what you need to know regarding the effects of internal wear on oil pump performance. With the ever-increasing number of components that operate on the hydraulic power provided by the lubricati...

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Cylinder Finish and Piston Ring Relationship Explained

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Cylinder Finish and Piston Ring Relationship Explained In Ed Kiebler of Rottler Manufacturing and Keith Jones with Total Seal Piston Rings team up to discuss the science behind what makes a great finish. Ed Kiebler from Rottler Manufacturing explains how proper honing techniques produce the right surface finish for optimal piston ring performance w...

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More Than Gapless, More Than Racing

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More Than Gapless, More Than Racing Lake Speed, Jr. and Keith Jones of Total Seal Piston Rings discuss the efficiency of any engine citing piston ring friction as the biggest drag, custom ring designs, short production runs and obsolete or hard to find rings.

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Machining Powdered Metal Valve Seats

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Machining Powdered Metal Valve Seats Charles Barnett, President of Dura-Bond Bearing Company and Chuck Lynch, Director of Technical Services for AERA discuss why this material has become the material of choice for OE’s and how you can get around the issues of machining these very hard seats.

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Turbo Chargers, Our New Reality

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Turbo Chargers, Our New Reality Tim Golema of MAHLE Aftermarket discusses how turbo chargers are an integral part of today’s vehicles and how important it is to educate your customers about their care. He also discusses the subtle differences between power added turbos vs original equipment turbos.

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What You Don’t Know CAN Hurt Your Balance

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What You Don’t Know CAN Hurt Your Balance Randy Neal of CWT Industries talks about the critical procedures that greatly affect the quality of your balanced assembly. The goal of this webinar is to enlighten the balance tech that minor procedural errors can substantially corrupt their tolerance and accuracy.

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