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What material is it build of?

What material is the crankcase, crankshaft, cylindrical piston, piston rings and the cylinder barrel build by?

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I believe everything you mentioned, with the exception of the crankcase, are steel. The case is aluminum alloy.

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Aren't the pistons themselves aluminum?

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Aren't the pistons themselves aluminum?

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That is a yes on the pistons, cast aluminum,connecting rods and piston wrist pin are steel also.




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So the crankcase and the piston rings are made by aluminum and the rest i asked for is made by steel?

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So the crankcase and the piston rings are made by aluminum and the rest i asked for is made by steel?
not the rings but tr piston itself.the rings are steel.




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What material is the crankcase, crankshaft, cylindrical piston, piston rings and the cylinder barrel build by?
The crankcase, piston, and the exterior of the cylinder "barrel" (also known as a jug or block) are made of aluminum alloy. There is a liner made of steel that is pressed into the cylinder "barrel", that the piston rings contact.

As mentioned previously, the crankshaft, piston connecting rods, piston rings and piston wrist pins are made of steel too.

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