CYLINDER HEADS & COMPONENTS
KMP Brand® Cylinder Heads & Components
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Main Functions of the Cylinder Head
Investing in high-quality products can make a significant difference in the performance and longevity of your equipment. Quality cylinder heads help to reduce wear and tear on your equipment, ensuring that it operates efficiently and smoothly.
Sealing the Combustion Chamber: The cylinder head forms a seal over the engine’s combustion chamber, ensuring that the high-pressure, high-temperature combustion gases remain contained.
What’s The Difference Between The Cylinder Head And The Cylinder Block?
Primarily responsible for sealing the combustion chamber, the cylinder head controls the intake and exhaust of air and gases, and houses components like valves and springs.
The cylinder block, on the other hand, provides the foundation for the engine, housing the cylinders, crankshaft, and supporting the engine’s overall structure. These two components work together to enable the engine’s combustion process and power generation.
Signs Your Cylinder Head Needs Replacing:
- Overheating: If your engine consistently overheats, it could be due to a damaged or warped cylinder head that is no longer effectively dissipating heat.
- Loss of Compression: Reduced engine power, rough idling, or misfiring can result from a damaged cylinder head, causing a loss of compression.
- Coolant or Oil Leaks: Cylinder head gaskets can develop leaks, leading to coolant or oil seeping into the combustion chamber or outside the engine.
- Visible Damage: Cracks, warping, or corrosion on the cylinder head are clear indicators that it may need replacement.
Cylinder Head Components
Valve Seats: The valve seats are machined surfaces within the cylinder head where the valves make contact when closed. These seats ensure a proper seal and help with heat dissipation.
Combustion Chamber: This is where the air and fuel mix, ignite, and create power. The shape and design of the combustion chamber play a significant role in engine efficiency.
Injector Ports: Diesel engines use fuel injectors to spray diesel fuel into the combustion chamber. Injector ports provide a pathway for the injectors to deliver fuel.
Glow Plugs: Some diesel engines, especially in cold climates, use glow plugs to preheat the air in the combustion chamber for easier starting. These may be integrated into the cylinder head.
Replacement Cylinder Heads
KMP Brand® cylinder heads & components are produced in state-of-art manufacturing facilities to OEM specifications, designed to work flawlessly with KMP Brand® gaskets.