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Old 11-18-2002, 04:00 PM
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anybody ever heard of chromeing the tops of pistons-i heard its a little trick that keeps the pistons from melting by reflecting the heat back into the chamber and its supposed to give a little more power too.

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many coatings have applied to pistons even chrome but it doesn't last due to expansion and contraction and heat. the new space age ceramics resemble chrome and work well, the object is to reflect heat into the chamber, heat is energy.
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so i quess sillicone pistons help to reflect heat?
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Silicon is an element used in small percentages to achieve the metalurgy desired in the aluminum. It isn't used as a coating.
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got it-thanks guys
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