well if i get a sleeve is it gonna cause me to order a different piston? cause i have already ordered it...how exactly does it work? do i bore it then put the sleeve in or what? thanks in advance for the help guys!dirtyfingers said:Yes, you definetley need to replate the cylinder. The plating is called nickasil, its like chrome plating. I f that plating is not there you will ruin an engine faster than you can say "duh". An option is to have the cylinder sleeved, which a cast iron liner that gets shoved in there and can be bored multiple times without replating of any kind.
well i already got the .030 piston ordered so i guess i should have it replated? also is it bad to bore it .030 over? im not racing it...i just wanted some extra powerDrBob said:If you wanted to sleeve it to .30 over, you would need to have the cylinder bored WAY over, then slide the sleeve in to bring it back down to only .030 over. This much machine work is expensive, and not really a benifit unless you plan to race the machine and tear the motor down weekly.
Yup, replate it. No. going .030 over is not bad at all. Some people get carried away and go too far over, but .030 is quite reasonable.DrBob said:[quote="99RM250]well i already got the .030 piston ordered so i guess i should have it replated? also is it bad to bore it .030 over? im not racing it...i just wanted some extra power