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  Mahle cast and forged graphite coated pistons and cylinders, 85.5mm, 87 mm, 88, 90.5, 92, 94, stock and stroker, A & B for VW Volkswagen
Mahle cast and forged graphite coated pistons and cylinders, 85.5mm, 87 mm, 88, 90.5, 92, 94, stock and stroker, A & B for VW Volkswagen.Mahle pistons and cylinder for VW Volkswagen have always been the engine builders choice when it comes to quality. The


 
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85.5mm cast piston and cylinder kit [Add $235.00]
85.5mm forged piston and cylinder kit [Add $349.00]
87mm cast (slip in) piston and cylinder kit [Add $269.00]
87mm forged (slip in) piston and cylinder kit [Add $349.00]
88mm forged Out of stock
88mm forged (machine in) Out of stock
90.5mm forged (stock stroke) piston and cylinder kit [Add $349.00]
90.5mm forged (stroker) Out of stock [Add $349.00]
92mm forged (stock stroke) machine in piston and cylinder kit [Add $349.00]
92mm forged (stroker) machine in piston and cylinder kit [Add $349.00]
94mm forged (stock stroke) piston and cylinder kit [Add $349.00]
94mm forged (stroker) piston and cylinder kit [Add $349.00]
94mm forged piston and cylinder kit for 1976-1979 Bus and 1980 to 1983 Vanagon [Add $349.00]
Wrist Pin Retainers

Piston Pin Keeper Options:
Teflon wrist pin retainer buttons [Add $12.00]
Tru Arc wrist pin retainers [Add $5.00]
Spiral lock wrist pin retainers [Add $5.00]
Use OEM style wrist pin retainers that are already included in the kit

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Mahle cast and forged graphite coated pistons and cylinders, 85.5mm, 87 mm, 88, 90.5, 92, 94, stock and stroker, A & B for VW Volkswagen.Mahle pistons and cylinder for VW Volkswagen have always been the engine builders choice when it comes to quality. They are also an OEM manufacture for Volkswagen. Mahle pistons are available in cast or forged with a graphite coating. Stock pistons were always cast but forged pistons are will endure higher temperatures with less distortion. If you drive your motor hard or at high rpm's for sustained periods (I know I do in my bus when freeway driving), forged pistons will endure more punishment. When using big bore piston sets (88mm-94mm), machining to the engine case and heads are required. Although using slip in big bore pistons sets (87mm and 88mm) can be convenient, there is a downside. If you enlarge the piston size from 85.5mm to 87mm or 88mm and do not increase the outside diameter of the cylinder, you are boring the cylinder thinner to accommodate larger pistons. Now you have less cylinder material to dissipate heat and the strength of the cylinder has been compromised. Excessive heat will want to distort the barrel and raise the oil and head temperature. Your best bet when choosing larger pistons and cylinders is to bore the case and the heads larger. 90.5mm cylinders are the thickest and will run cooler than 92's. 94mm cylinders are thicker than 92's but require 8mm head studs. 90.5's are usually for the guy who wants more power but and still run cooler. 94's are for the guy who just wants the make most horsepower and stomp everyone else. Stock 1600cc motors have a 69mm crankshaft. 69mm and 74mm cranks require stock stroke pistons and cylinders. 78mm-90mm cranks require stroker pistons. 76mm cranks can use either stock stroke pistons or strokers. If you use stroker pistons with a 76mm crank and stock cc heads, you can not get the compression ratio higher than about 7:1 due to the large amounts of deck height of pistons and cylinder. If you want the compression ratio higher with a 76 crank, you must use stock stroke pistons and a barrel shim to achieve desired deck height. Calculating compression ratios is only one of the key components if you want you motor to live. It is always a good idea to have your engine parts balanced , tap your engine case for full flow, so you can run an oil filter system, and keep you compression ratios conservative for pump gas. Keeping the oil clean and cool will keep it alive.


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