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Post  colibriguitars on Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:19 pm

hi guys!
here my first Cox engine dieselized with no teflon or o rings.
made a cast iron slave and contra piston... here the pics!
waiting for a test run, but it has burst with a prime with engine in my hand.... Cox Diesel engine with no teflon disk or o rings! Img_4310
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Post  colibriguitars on Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:21 pm

more pics....Cox Diesel engine with no teflon disk or o rings! Img_4314
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Post  Oldenginerod on Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:37 pm

Nice job. Looks really well made. Have you used a heavier duty crankshaft? I'd be worried about over-stressing the crank pin and ball-joint.
Not sure what Valentine engines use, but I'd never seen discs or o-rings used in diesel engines prior to getting involved in the Cox scene. I grew up with diesels as a kid and they all only ever used a contra-piston close fit in a sleeve.

Hope you have good success with it.

Rod.
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Post  Mike1484 on Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:43 pm

O rings have been in use for 65 years ( O.K. and McCoy ) on contra pistons . I really like that slave cylinder set up . New to me and I've made a few diesel heads in my time . And yes a Diesel crank or heavy duty crank is a good idea if you plan a long life for your engine .
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Post  Oldenginerod on Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:02 pm

Mike1484 wrote:O rings have been in use for 65 years ( O.K. and McCoy ) on contra pistons . I really like that slave cylinder set up . New to me and I've made a few diesel heads in my time . And yes a Diesel crank or heavy duty crank is a good idea if you plan a long life for your engine .
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It only seems to be U.S. engines that use an o-ring. Not sure why that is or what the perceived advantage might be. The only thing I can think is that it may cut production cost by not having the extremely fine tolerances of the contra-piston fit used in European diesels. The o-ring also gives the engine another potential point of failure.
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Post  Surfer_kris on Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:22 am

Yes, we never understood the teflon and o-ring stuff on this side of the pond...  Shh

One can also make a proper counter piston inside the head, without having to modify any cylinders. This was sold as an after market product here in the early 80-ties, the smaller counter piston diameter gave an easier tuning:


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