VW Type 1
LN Engineering is proud to offer Nickies, the ultimate cylinders for your powerful & reliable aircooled engine.
It is not always that you hear high performance and long life paired together, especially when referring to performance aircooled engines. It is very typical, even with high-powered cooling systems, that high-performance engines run too hot, and as you know heat kills! Higher operating temperatures result in a thermally overloaded engine that, among other things, has cylinders that fail to seal against the head and have significantly shorter life spans versus stock engines.
Our Nickies™ package is the culmination of every technological advance related to pistons and cylinders for your aircooled engine! Nickies™ make the difference!
Our NSC-plated, CNC billet, solid aluminum Nickies™ provide:
Significantly reduced head temperatures
Increased horsepower (dyno proven!)
Significantly reduced cylinder wear and increased ring life
Superior oiling (our NSC plating, like Nikasil™, is oleophilic i.e. oil-liking)
Tighter ring gaps and improved ring seal w/o need for gapless rings
Reduced friction and tighter skirt clearances
Improves efficiency of stock upright type 1 and type 3 pancake cooling systems
Cylinders can be re-honed or re-plated at a fraction of the original price
Reduced engine weight
Improved head sealing without the need for 5th or 6th studding.