plated cylinder liners are being used
in increasing amounts both by original
equipment manufacturers, and by aftermarket
sources*. CAUTION Chrome
plated rings should not under any
circumstances, be installed in chrome
plated liners. Catastrophic destruction
will result. Plain cast iron-manganese
phosphate coated, or molybdenum rings
may be used.
It is normally difficult to detect
visually in a used cylinder if it
is chrome plated or not.
doubt exists, a solution of copper
sulfate (CuSO4), which
can be purchased at any drugstore
or chemical supply house should be
applied with a cotton swab to an area
of the liner. If the liner is not
plated, a copper color will appear.
If it is chrome plated no change will
* Cylinders are normally chrome
plated for two reasons. To increase
service life or to re-furbish worn