Originally posted by ben I think oil spray bars etc is i bit 'OTT'. My local tuners who are likely to do the work said that they built a race spec cally turbo which was somwhere near 400BHP and was completely reliable and they didnt fit them, its just knowing where to stop.
"reliable" for a race car is different than "reliable" road car.....
iirc the oilspray bar is not only for piston cooling, but (also) a part of the cure to solve the lubrication problem in the small-end bearing.
So maybe the company you spoke did something else to solve the lubricant problem (bigger oilpump?)
> So is it worth ceramic (or similar) coating the pistons to
> help with heat disapation?
Better for forced induction due to the inlet boost tempetures, probably not worh the money on N/A engines. Did read in another thread that a company can do the coating for £25 per piston head. Need to do a search as this company has a website with more info.
Been speaking to velos about this, they reckon that the std pistons on the 1400 can reliable (4000) give 200BHP at the wheels, but thought ceramic coating would increase there survival.
And a 1400 putting out 200+ ponys will be needing some water injecting and f**k off intercooler too. Be fast when I manage to get it finished. Then I'll wait 5 yrs to insure it!! lmao lmao
Oh wait more like Damn insurance!!