Maintenance Matters

October 1999 Issue

New Cylinder Shoot Out

Superior’s Millenniums top the competition in consistent quality and value.

In the not-too-distant past, the purchase of factory new cylinders for an engine overhaul was rare, expensive and usually reserved for those with fat wallets. It was nothing to find an $1800 price tag attached to a bag containing a factory-fresh cylinder and copious amounts of cosmoline. Because of this price gouging, cylinder overhaul companies flourished in the 1960s and 1970s. Things have changed dramatically. Now, factory new cylinders aren’t much more expensive than reworked jugs. Only supremely skin flinted owners won’t at least consider them when overhauling or topping an engine.

Competition is such that on some engines—certainly not all—you can buy new cylinders from two or mor...

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