Formula Ford – Formula Renault - Street Car - Rally Teams - Track Cars - Historic Cars
We work with several professional and enthusiast race teams, across the country, helping them to both reduce team costs as well as improving performance.
For some teams we will treat the entire engine along with drive train components, for others we will treat just a few key items such as the camshaft and bearings.
Why use cryogenics?
Stability – ever wondered why you can get everything moving silky smooth on the bench but get wear spots when the engine has been running.
As engine components get to running temperature they are likely to distort, ever-so-slightly, causing those annoying little wear spots and small movements from when they are set when tuned. One of the main reasons is that when components are manufactured, stress is put into the item by the very method that makes them. It is this stress that causes the component to move, twist, distort as it gets to working temperature with in the engine.
The cryogenic process will dramatically reduce the amount of stored stress within a component by helping to form a unified bond between the crystals of the metal and so enabling the component to expand in a more uniform why as the reach their designed operating temperature.
The stress relieving properties of cryogenics work for both ferrous (by transforming austenite into martensite) and non-ferrous metals (by stabilising the crystaline structure previously set unevenly on fabrication).
Wear resistance – everyone knows that the continuous movement of metal against metal causes minute amounts of material to be removed. Over extended periods, over a race even, these small amounts add together to produce a significant loss of material and we all know the effects this has on performance.
Cryogenics will significantly reduce the amount of wear on a wide range on engine components giving the advantages of maintaining engine performance and reducing team running costs.
Most common items treated – Camshaft, break discs, pistons & rings, bearings, valve springs, rocker pins, liners, gear sets.