Forged pistons, silicon content and sidewall clearance

Heick Resources
Mon, 4 Aug 2003 10:00:03 -0500

> 1.  Don't go w/ forged pistons unless you really need them.
> 2.  Oil squirters that cool the pistons are very good.

> 3.  Hi Tech coatings can dramatically reduce the amount of heat absorbed
> the piston.

Funny how independent communities vary. In the 3S-GTE (MR2 Turbo) community,
we say use forged on nearly every rebuild, and generally stay away from
coatings. We do agree with oil squirters though ; ^) Most performance Toyota
engines come with them factory.

Terry Heick
Modern Sports Car
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