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scott_matus at yahoo.com
Wed Apr 23 07:58:22 PDT 2008
Wow you really know your metallurgy. I found the articles really interesting. I did not understand all of the terminology, but gave me new insight into block casting/treatment.
Mit 4 Al block engines.
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Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2008 18:04:25 EDT
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Subject: [V8] It's Sping .. with Nikasil, Alusil & Lokasil
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I'll second Cobram on this.
BMW info here: http://www.bmw4life.com/nikasil.htm
Some of the first patents on this technology (AKA: Alusil) were from work
done by GM/Reynolds with a Reynolds 390 Silicon alloy (etched).
Nikasil, was used as I recall, on early Porsche 911/917 race cars and
manufactured for them by; Mahle. Which was a thin-film coating type technology (As
BMW later used too).
Later 911/928 cars (and Ferrari) migrated to the Reynolds 390
silicon-and-aluminum alloy design, manufactured by 'KS'
Who manufactures many V-Aluminium blocks today including Audi.
KS Aluminium-Technologie AG (ATAG):
A more scholarly look at the technologies can be read here:
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