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Competition Coatings - valve springs
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The purpose of coating a valve spring is to reduce friction and wear as well as reduce heat in the spring..
The major enemy of valve springs is heat. Heat is generated in two ways. The first is through external friction and the second is through internal or "molecular" friction
When a spring operates it "twists". this generates friction where it rides on the head or spring cup as well as at the retainer. In addition when running a multiple spring, either using flat dampeners or additional inner coils, heat is generated as the seperate pieces rub against each other. This leads to two problems, flattening of the edges of the coil and heat. Both of which combine to reduce spring life. Competition Coatings Queensland can greatly reduce this problem. Since the coatings are extreme high pressure lubricants they will reduce friction. The heat normally generated by the above described conditions will be greatly lowered due to this ability. The coatings have no functional build-up and thus will not interfere with the designed interference of the multiple coils. you will not see any strange residues in your oil filter as is common with other coatings.
The area where competition coatings leave all other coatings behind is in the area of thermal dispersion. If you were only to use a single coil spring, you still would have heat generated in the spring as it flexed. This is due to molecular friction. Our coatings will aid in the more even distribution of heat over the coil and more rapid removal of heat from the part. Other coatings have the opposite effect. Polymers for example will "seal" the spring and trap the heat in the spring. While with multiple spring set-ups you may see improvements due to reduced friction, it will only be as great as found when using our coatings system. This is because of our materials ability to disperse additional heat from the spring.
This improvement is one of the most beneficial to be found in an engine. If your springs begin to fatigue, engine power and the ability to maintain RPM is reduced. While this coating will not show as a power gain on a dyno, with a fresh engine, it will definately at the track, since the engines power does not fall off as it would normally with fatigued springs.    This page last modified Monday March 11, 2013 at 07:36:31 PM