Thread: To Sleeve or not to sleeve?
04-21-2014, 10:25 AM #1
To Sleeve or not to sleeve?
Can someone with experience rebuilding 1200PV motors advice whether resleeving is a good idea or not?
I have a cylinder with broken skirts and a new WSM sleeve ready to install. I'm getting conflicting information but I'm not sure who I can trust because they want my business. One guy tells me to purchase a re-nik'd cylinder from them vs resleeving. And the machine shop told me that resleeving is a good option even with broken skirts. Since I already have a sleeve, resleeving is cheaper. However, the guy that wants to sell the cylinder is telling me that a resleeve can blowup in a week. I find that hard to believe and I'm looking for some unbiased advice from the fine folks of the GH.
04-23-2014, 06:30 PM #2
Has anyone re-sleeved a cylinder with broken skirts?
04-24-2014, 07:44 AM #3
Don't do it, the cylinders are nikasil plated for a reason, the metal is stronger and silica in the metal reduces friction and heat. A sleeved cylinder will run hotter.
04-24-2014, 08:12 AM #4
Also, when you sleeve, the sleeve takes up area in the transfer ports, ultimately changing the performance of the cly. ( for the worse).
IMO NOT a good idea.
04-24-2014, 10:10 AM #5
all good points, plus without the skirts the cylinder is junk
04-24-2014, 02:19 PM #6
Thanks for the honest feedback. That's exactly what I was looking for.
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