Line Boring

Understanding Line Boring and Why It Is Essential

By definition, line boring is enlarging the hole by drilling or casting using one or more cutting tools that are installed within the boring head.

Using this technique, the greater accuracy of the hole diameter is achieved during the operation. Boring machines are used to restore worn out or damaged line bores with maximum accuracy. Precision is significant in a vehicle’s engine block, which is a reason why line boring is generally utilised to restore damaged bores and its adjacent parts. If in any case the machining parts are not even, it can cause misalignment, vibration and even malfunction. When a machine is not aligned even just a little, the machine simply won’t work. This is why this type of repair is not so uncommon.

Because engine blocks wear out and become damaged and unbalanced in its form, this causes the engine block bearings to seize and spin.

Depending on the difficulty of the job or the intricacy of the engine block, or how damaged a bore is and how many they are, could take longer. If it requires only a simple repair, it would take just a few hours.

Always remember that repairs sometimes requires irregular boring bars because of the design of the engine block. If in case the boring bars does not go with your engine, your mechanic would build a custom boring bar with the needed measurements to complete the job.

ARA Engine Reconditioning offers an extensive resizing and alignment service for diesel, petrol, locomotive and marine motors. Our goal is to expand the life expectancy and proficiency of your engine block and meet or surpass factory standard tolerance levels.

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