Originally Posted by Kosmic
I do read and listen to a few NASIOC members (observations/theories/hints) and you're one of them.
Thanks. It's nice to know people are at least paying attention.
I try to put as much thought as possible into my posts, as well as information, to help further the advancement of these engines. I do sometimes feel like it's wasted effort, though.
Thanks for the reminder that it's not always just an academic exercise.
p.s. It's a shame we can't ta-C DLC coat the cylinder bores and piston skirts. Because most other
coatings are too soft, and wear off, if the DLC coating stays on, it could seriously reduce friction there. That might free up a lot of power.
Also, don't forget the gears in your transmission. Those are prime targets for DLC coatings, as are the bearings, if they can be removed.
Gear friction is a major source of transmission losses, and gear/bearing wear is usually the long-term tranny killer, if outright power doesn't kill it first.