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However what interests me is the in sourcing of cylinder manufacture. Would be nice if they would consider replacing hard chrome bores with niksil. Doing so in both the Sweden and USA facilities would allow for cross pollination of the US and world markets.

Again, interesting that they are investing in these locations, versus China, Mexico, etc.

Had to look up the difference between nikasil and chrome: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikasil.  Sounds like a cost issue?

Philbert

It likely is to some degree, but I have no idea how large the cost difference is. Of course not all "nikasil" really is as good as the original Mahle Nikasil, even though the patent has expired.

Prices on OEM cylinders have more to do with price policy than with production costs anyway!

 

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