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What would a re-chromed cylinder look like? Would it be shiny or would I be able to see cross lines like a hone or bore job? I just got one from ebay and I don't think it's re-chromed as it claims. It seems like it's just honed.

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You should see cross hatch marks. Once a cylinder is replated it needs to be honed to hold the oil on the cylinder walls.

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You should see cross hatch marks. Once a cylinder is replated it needs to be honed to hold the oil on the cylinder walls.

Oh, is that why they hone the cylinder? Interesting... and makes sense. Is this also why newer engines don't have a break in period like the engines of old (due to the cross hatch honing pattern)?

Karl

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Oh, is that why they hone the cylinder? Interesting... and makes sense. Is this also why newer engines don't have a break in period like the engines of old (due to the cross hatch honing pattern)?

Karl

Newer engines still have a break in period. I don't know of any engine that isn't honed from the factory, even decades ago.

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