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recoat or sleeve, what better?

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like it says, whats the best way to go? both are about 200 but you have to pay for machine work for the sleeve.

have at it.

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do you mean replate? i would never sleeve something that can be plated. plating is far superior, assuming is done right and isnt electrofusion.

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it is a much harder surface than any type of plain old metal, it wears better, transfers heat better. you also dont lose a bunch of material like you would when machining a sleeve into a new cylinder. in theory it has better oil retention, and less friction than steel or iron. also because it is so thin, it wont have a tndency to "pull away" from the cylinder, or become lose from contant disimilar expansion and contraction of disimilar materials. i hope that made sense

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it is a much harder surface than any type of plain old metal, it wears better, transfers heat better. you also dont lose a bunch of material like you would when machining a sleeve into a new cylinder. in theory it has better oil retention, and less friction than steel or iron. also because it is so thin, it wont have a tndency to "pull away" from the cylinder, or become lose from contant disimilar expansion and contraction of disimilar materials. i hope that made sense
All true. Also:

Since the plating expands and contracts at the same rate as the cylinder casting, the bore is more dimensionally stable.

The piston-to-cylinder clearance can be tighter than with a sleeve. An aluminum piston expands more than a steel sleeve, so the clearances have to be greater for a sleeve. With a plated cylinder, the piston and cylinder both expand at the same rate and by the same amount, so the clearances can be tighter, making a quieter, longer lasting, and better performing engine.

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