Why not iron lining for trimmer and blower engines

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by yungman, May 19, 2008.

  1. yungman

    yungman LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Calif.
    Messages: 1,274

    What is the reason none of the String trimmers, hedge trimmers and blowers have engine that has cast iron lining? Even the best of the best have only chrome plating except Maruyama who claimed it is chrome impregnated. What is even chrome impregnated?:waving:
  2. 44DCNF

    44DCNF LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,478

    wiki nikasil
  3. LarryF

    LarryF LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,171

    I had thought it was to keep the weight down. Sorry, I don't know the difference, if any, between chrome plated and chrome impregnated. But if I had to guess, it would be that impregnated would mean more chrome.
  4. dutch1

    dutch1 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Jayhawk
    Messages: 2,241

    There is a lot of heat generated in high rpm 2 strokers. Aluminum transfers heat much better and quicker than steel.


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