Clevite's new High FFT liners use an improved manufacturing technique that increases flange strength by 20%.
Clevite Engine Parts has introduced new High Flange Failure Threshold (FFT) Liners for Caterpillar 3400 series engines. These liners employ an improved manufacturing technique, which significantly increases liner flange strength. Clevite's lab testing shows that liners using this improved technique have a much greater resistance to cracking and flange separation.
Jay Wagner, Heavy Vehicle Cylinder Components Team Leader for Clevite Engine Parts said that Clevite was able to refine the existing rolling technique used in manufacturing these liners. Liners produced under this improved process have flanges that can survive forces surpassing 150,000 PSI. Wagner added that this represents a 20% increase in flange strength over the previous design.
"What this means for the end user," stated Wagner, "is minimized cracking and longer flange life." High FFT liners are a Clevite exclusive and are offered on its current wet sleeve 226-4506 for Caterpillar 3400 series engines. This product is easily recognizable from the earlier 226-4506 by its distinctive black water jacket and bright finishes on both the flange and sealing area.
The High FFT Liners are currently available and can be ordered through your Heavy Duty Sales Manager. For additional information on the High FFT Liners and other heavy duty products from Clevite Engine Parts, call 1-800-338-8786, or visit the Clevite Engine Parts web site at www.engineparts.com.
Clevite Engine Parts Division is a part of Dana Corporation's Automotive
Aftermarket Group. Clevite provides a wide scope of under-the-hood products for the global replacement parts market, including Clevite® engine bearings, Victor Reinz® gaskets, Perfect Circle® piston rings and Clevite® engine parts. Clevite 77® is the officially licensed engine bearing of NASCAR®.
Dana Corporation is one of the world's largest suppliers of components, modules and complete systems to global vehicle manufacturers and their related aftermarkets. Founded in 1904 and based in Toledo, Ohio, the company operates some 300 major facilities in 35 countries and employs more than 75,000 people. The company reported sales of $12.3 billion in 2000. Dana's Internet address is http://www.dana.com.