Honing time and stone consumption increase with cylinder diameter and stroke length. It is therefore important to choose the right honing stones.
Diamond stones have superior endurance and remove material faster than ceramic stones. They are therefore suitable for coarse honing of large engines or highly worn smaller engines.
Ceramic stones provide superior oil retaining properties for the cylinder liner and are therefore mandatory when finishing the running surface structure.
Chris-Marine honing stones have been selected, tested and proven for most engine types.
The recommended standard ceramic honing stones are available for all Chris-Marine honing products. What stones to choose depends on engine type and size.
Initially, a diamond stone is used for removing wear edge, micro-seizures and surface glazing and for providing a well-de ned starting surface for the next step.
A rough ceramic stone is then used for removing smeared liner particles from the diamond stone and for giving the surface excellent oil-retaining properties.
A variety of grain sizes and qualities are available.
Contact us and we will recommend the best solution for you and estimate your consumption.