Your Perkins engine is built to last. However, at some point in its life, your engine may need overhauling to extend its life and maximise its performance. One area you’re sure to inspect and assess during this process is the engine’s cylinder components. These include your pistons, piston liners, piston rings and valves. Your local distributor can provide the genuine parts, assistance and expertise to help you during the overhaul process.
Perkins engines offer world-class reliability, performance and durability but after 8,000 to 10,000 hours of operation, it may be necessary to give your engine an overhaul.
An overhaul is a major engine strip down, where you take it apart into its component parts. These components are then assessed for wear, and reconditioned or replaced where necessary.
The process is also commonly carried out when a machine is being sold on, either by the seller or buyer, to increase the value of the machine or give the buyer confidence that the engine will have a trouble-free life.
It’s hard to know which parts you’ll need to replace, as it depends on the conditions in which you use your engine and what type of application it’s being used for.
One area that may need attention is the cylinder components. These are an important part of your engine and are subject to extreme conditions, as they are in contact with the fuel combustion. They are also subject to the rapid movement to turn that process into rotational force.
By choosing our genuine components, you’ll be safeguarding your engine and ensuring it runs long into the future. That’s because they’ve been precision engineered to fit your specific engine and rigorously tested. Buying genuine Perkins parts is especially significant when it comes to cylinder components because pistons, rings and liners are all designed to work together as one piece. Using just one non-genuine part can lead to the poor performance of your engine and put the whole system at risk.
Other reasons to choose genuine Perkins cylinder components include:
Your distributor has the expertise to tell you exactly what you need – both in terms of parts and practical assistance – for a successful cylinder overhaul.
All genuine Perkins parts come with a 12 month warranty to offer you additional peace of mind.
The pistons are the beating heart of an engine’s combustion system and they have to be able to withstand considerable explosive forces - and staggering temperatures of up to 1,000 degrees centigrade.Learn more
Piston liners line the cylinder in which the pistons run. They are typically made of a more durable metal than the engine block itself and replacing them when they are worn can extend the life of your engine.Learn more
Piston rings seal the combustion chamber. They are set with precision so as to apply the correct pressure on the cylinder wall or liner, which ensures there is a consistent film of oil across the cylinder's working surfaces. This provides sufficient lubrication and protects against wear.Learn more
Perkins valves cover both inlet and outlet options and they’re designed to withstand the temperatures of the combustion process. Problems tend to occur as a result of poor or inappropriate maintenance of valves and they should be checked regularly.Learn more