Bearings and bearing shells are available in improved versions for the area of engine tuning and also regeneration / restoration or reconstruction. For example, the main bearings, intermediate shaft bearings or connecting rod bearings and many more can be purchased in high-quality versions. If you want to perform engine tuning, you need components that are suitable for increasing performance. However, many automotive parts that were installed ex works are not suitable for tuning. What should be considered when buying improved bearings and cups for the vehicle is explained below.
Bearings and cups for the vehicle
Bearings have two components that move against each other and, in modern versions, occur as plain bearings. Plain bearings are lubricated with oil from the oil pump. The resulting oil film ensures that metallic contact between the component and the plain bearing is largely prevented. Wear is to be reduced in this way. However, wear and tear cannot be prevented. It is therefore advisable to regularly check the bearings and bearing shells in order to replace worn parts in good time. In particular, high-performance vehicles are sometimes susceptible to this. For example, you should regularly replace the bearing shells on BMW “M” vehicles. The E36, the E46 but also the E60 as an M variant are particularly affected.
Bearings and bearing shells - examples
Bearing cups are available, for example, for main bearings or connecting rods. High-quality, improved bearings are available, for example, as main bearings for the crankshaft and bearings for the intermediate shaft. Connecting rod bearings that are used in racing are also available as high-quality, improved tuning bearings for road vehicles. When buying improved bearings and cups for car tuning or repairs, it is essential to pay attention to quality items that can also be used in racing. It is advisable to buy bearings and cups from well-known manufacturers.
Check and change regularly
Tuned or factory-made very powerful engines are exposed to extreme loads. The essential, wear-resistant components must be checked regularly and replaced when worn. Bearings and bearing shells are part of these components, which must be checked and replaced regularly. In the case of performance-enhanced engines, wear can take place even faster, and regular maintenance and replacement is all the more important. The reason for the faster wear is the higher friction caused by the increased performance. It is therefore important to use bearings and cups that can withstand the high loads and that are suitable for racing. Nevertheless, high-quality components do not replace regular maintenance and the continuous, timely replacement of wear parts.
Which bearing shells for tuned engines?
There are bearing shells commercially available that are specially designed and suitable for motorsport. The bearing shells are characterized by high resilience with extreme engine performance. When buying an improved bearing shell for auto tuning, it should be ensured that the article for the respective engine power (for main bearing shells) is designed. For example, there are improved versions available on the market that are suitable for 8V motors. These main bearing shells have an additional circulation groove. The additional circumferential groove ensures optimal lubrication and the loss of friction on the crankshaft lower. A reinforced connecting rod bearing set is also available for almost all other engines. One set always comes with all cups and some manufacturers give the reinforced cups a special sputter coating, for example. It makes the bearing shells even more stable. Bearings and bearing shells should always be installed properly.
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