When a cylinder fails to carry its share of the load, the other cylinders must pick up that load. This can easily cause some of the cylinders to experience excessive firing pressures, temperatures and even detonation.
During detonation, pressures well in excess of design values will occur. This overloads pin bushings, connecting rod bearings, and main bearings. But the real damage to the engine is caused by the extreme temperatures which accompany detonation.
Thermal stresses caused by the extreme temperature can result in cracked cylinder heads and cylinders. Lubrication breakdown results in scuffing and wearing of rings and liners, wearing of port bridges and ultimately to piston seizure.
Our balancing services, can help alleviate these problems.
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