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Part 2: Cylinder Bore Geometry & Ring Sealing

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Cylinder Bore Geometry & Ring Sealing Ed Kiebler of Rottler Mfg. and Keith Jones of Total Seal return to finish the conversation about engine cylinders and ring design. In this session, they tackle the often overlooked topic of bore geometry.

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Controlled Cylinder Bore Finish and Proper Ring Sealing

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Controlled Cylinder Bore Finish and Proper Ring Sealing Ed Kiebler of Rottler Mfg. and Keith Jones of Total Seal team up to discuss the latest in piston ring developments, industry trends, and the importance of controlled cylinder finish. This is the first of a two part series with bore geometry tackled in Session 2 on […]

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Revisiting Over/Under Balance and Other Anomalies

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Revisiting Over/Under Balance & Other Anomalies Randy Neal of CWT Industries is one of the foremost authorities on balancing any reciprocating object. In this webinar he revisited over/under balance to expand and clarify his webinar last December as well as cover new grounds in other anomalies in both gas and diesel engines.

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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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