Information - Cylinder block (motor block)

The cylinder block is probably the most important part of any motor vehicle. Doubtless it can be called the base of any internal combustion engine. To the cylinder block are fixed such items like cylinder head, as well as units and transmission, and in the middle of the block there are a group of pistons and the crank mechanism. It is obvious that any of these units is experiencing stress. This means that the cylinder block is affected by high impact strength, variable in magnitude and direction. To oppose them, the cylinder block must be very hard, in order not to warp pressure.

The cylinder block has several additional features that are important for the whole mechanism. For example, the lubrication system, where the oil is transferred under pressure to the cylinder bores to the lubrication points. The cylinder block is also necessary for the cooling system – fluid moves through its openings in order to cool the engine. During operation, the engine creates a lot of noise in the car. Another task of the cylinder is to absorb, or at least reduce all engine noise to the minimum.

Of course, it is not very easy to implement all the requirements immediately, but for a modern car - it is a necessity. Therefore, the engine block - this is not just a piece of iron, as it is improperly considered by most drivers, but a complicated and costly mechanism, which is the result of computers work and precise mathematical calculations. It is not necessary to spend a weekend or more of your free time for shopping and service centers in search of the necessary spare parts. Our online shop offers a huge selection of cylinder blocks. So you can easily choose the one that is needed for your car.

Apart from the cylinder block, we always have such details as the strut bearings, coolant hoses, cylinder head bolts and flywheel.

What you need to know about engine block replacement: lifetime limits, common defects and their signs, tips and recommendations

There are no exact replacement terms for the engine block. In most modern cars cylinders and a crankcase are a single cast unit called the crankcase block. In order to avoid possible engine defects it is necessary to regularly perform diagnostics of this element. For example, an aluminum block is checked after 200 000 – 300 000 operational kilometers, an cast iron one – after 300 000 – 600 000 operational kilometers.

There can be the following defects of this component: cracks on the cylinder working surface, deformation of the engine block. Engine overheating and antifreeze level lowering in the expansion tank are signs of component breakdown. Engine overheating is detected with the help of the respective signal on the dashboard.

Engine block diagnostics should be performed at a service station, since it is impossible to carry it out yourself without professional equipment. Particularly, lifting equipment and a special stand are necessary. Moreover, auxiliary equipment is removed before component dismantling. The component is washed, ventilated with the help of compressed air and then it is checked for cracks. Component replacement is also performed by service station specialists. Even a slightest inaccuracy can lead to serious problems in engine operation.

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