Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Calgary, Canada
Re: Engine Block Cylinder Wall Thickness
What kinda of sonic checker were they using? Seems weird it is that thin. I have sonic checked many a block and even 400,s are around .200. I personaly dont like to use any thing with a finished wall thickness under .215 on the thrust side and thats pushing it IMO. I have found some blocks up to .285 and thicker etc.
Sure they had the sonic checker calibrated? or was it measuring in Metric mode? Some Sonic checkers also use a dielectric? type lubricant on the probe also, and if it is not used it messes up the readings.
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Last edited by rszmjt; Dec 28th, 08 at 07:05 PM.