What Are Engine Blocks And How Are They Made?!

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A cylinder block also known as engine block is an integrated structure comprising the cylinders of a reciprocating engine and often some or all of their associated surrounding structures like coolant passages, intake and exhaust passages and ports, and crankcase.

What Are Engine Blocks And How Are They Made?!

Constituting 20% to 25% of the total weight of the engine, the engine block is the largest among the engine parts and it’s  the main housing of hundreds of parts found in modern engines.

For many years the engine block has being manufactured using cast iron alloys, but as the engine become more complicated, engineers found new materials to reduce its weight as well as to increase strength and wear resistance.

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