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On-site Machining and Installation of Cylinder Sleeves (Lining)

A few weeks ago, one of our clients in the Quebec region, who had previously benefited from our mobile machining services, entrusted us with another assignment: the repair of a 6-cylinder engine.

More specifically, the task involved machining cylinder sleeve bores and manufacturing cylinder sleeves, a process sometimes referred to as engine lining.

Here’s how our team went about this job. But before we delve into the detailed steps of this project, let’s take a look at what the engine lining of cylinders actually involves.

WHAT IS CYLINDER LINING, AND WHAT ARE ITS ADVANTAGES?

Cylinder lining is a technique for repairing or modifying engines in which a new cylinder sleeve is inserted into the existing engine block. The cylinder sleeve is a cylindrical metal liner that fits into the engine block and provides a new cylinder surface for the piston to operate in.

The advantages of cylinder lining are as follows:

  1. Engine Repair: Installing a new cylinder sleeve allows for the repair of a worn or damaged engine by providing a new cylinder surface for the piston to operate in.
  2. Performance Enhancement: Cylinder lining can also be used to increase the cylinder size, which raises the engine’s displacement and can enhance its performance.
  3. Cost-Effective: Cylinder lining can be a less expensive alternative to a full engine block replacement.
  4. Durability: Steel or cast iron machined cylinder sleeves are more resistant to wear than the original cast iron engine block, potentially extending the engine’s lifespan.
  5. Versatility: Cylinder lining can be performed on a wide range of engine types, making it a versatile solution.

THE STEPS OF OUR CYLINDER LINING ASSIGNMENT

On-Site Machining of Sleeve Bores

Because it was impossible to move the machine’s engine for repair, our mobile machining team went to the client’s facility.

On-site, they initiated the operation by boring the upper and lower sleeve seats for the engine’s 6 cylinders.

Next Step: “Sleeving” 24 Engine Holes

Another part of the project involved “sleeving” 24 engine holes.

Once again, our mobile machining team took charge of this task, right at the client’s location.

Manufacturing 12 Cylinder Sleeves

To complete the repair, it was also necessary to manufacture 12 cylinder sleeves (6 upper and 6 lower sleeves).

Our mobile machining team provided the measurements to our in-house machinists. Once produced in our workshop, the sleeves were delivered to the job site for installation.

AT OUR PLACE OR YOURS? WITH OMNIFAB, YOU HAVE THE CHOICE!

After reading this project, you probably have a better understanding of how our mobile machining and welding services can assist you if one of your heavy equipment needs repairs. They save you from having to move your equipment.

We have mobile equipment that allows us to perform various types of operations, but most importantly, our employees work diligently and precisely to minimize delays and ensure excellent work.

So, whether it’s at our facility or your location, our team will do what it takes to meet your needs. Just contact us!