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Nickies™ Cylinders and Sleeves

Nickies™ for 911 models (incl. 930, 964, 993 through 1998)

Charles

LN Engineering is proud to offer our Nickies™, the ultimate cylinders for your powerful & reliable aircooled engine.

It is not always that you hear high performance and long life paired together, especially when referring to performance aircooled engines. It is very typical, even with high-powered cooling systems, that high-performance engines run too hot, and as you know heat kills…

Nickies™ for 1997-2008 Boxster, Cayman, & 911

Charles

When rebuilding an M96 or M97 engine, there are many considerations when evaluating your options.

Re-ringing your M96 or M97 engine isn’t even an option for most rebuilds, however most engine builders re-ring engines after only doing a visual inspection of cylinder bores rather than measuring the cylinders for ovality and taper. It is a guarantee if the engine has not been sleeved, the bores are out of spec on even a “fresh” rebuild…

Nickies™ for 356 & 912 models

Charles

It is not always that you hear high performance and long life paired together, especially when referring to performance aircooled engines. It is very typical, even with high-powered cooling systems, that high-performance engines run too hot, and as you know heat kills…

The Secrets behind Nickies™

Charles

How are Nickies™ different from a factory aluminum cylinder?

There were three varieties of aluminum cylinders typically found on aircooled engines. First biral cylinders with aluminum fins cast around cast iron liners. These perform more like cast iron cylinders. Then there were early aluminum cylinders, utilized a ferral sputter or splatter-coat or chromal plating, typically identified by its dimpled bores. Later, Porsche turned to Mahle’s Nikasil™ and Kolbenschmidt’s Alusil™. Although both were aluminum, that’s where the similarity with “Nickies™” ends. So how are Nickies™ better?