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   How does cryogenic treatment of my engine increase Horsepower, Torque and overall engine life?

Answer:
   By treating your entire engine with our Vari-Cold (TM) process, you will dimensionally stabilize and stress relieve your parts, so that they will be able to maintain their shape and size as RPMs, friction and heat increase inside of your engine.  Our one time permanent process will create a smoother surface on the face of your parts, increase piston ring seal, reduce blow by and increase compression, thus resulting in more horsepower.
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Question:
    Should I break my engine in before or after I have it cryogenically treated?

Answer:
    
We recommend having the engine broken in "after" the treatment.

Question:
    Can you cryogenically treat brake rotors and what are the benefits?

Answer:
    
Yes, brake rotors are a prime example of dimensional instability in metals.  Excess heat cause rotor warpage and premature brake pad wear.  After having the rotors cryogenically tempered, not only will the rotors not warp but they will also have increased wear resistance.  Plus, the brake pads will last much longer.  Expect a 300% to 400% increase in brake rotor life as a result of cryogenic treatment.

Question:
     Do you treat brake drums as well as brake pads? 


Answer:
    Yes, we do cryo brake drums and pads with a noticeable  increase in wear resistance and durability.


Question:
    What advantage can you gain from treating valve springs?  Can you gain some stiffness and/or will they tend not to weaken as quickly?

Answer:
    Cryogenically treating your valve springs can increase spring durability 50% to 800%.  Spring pressure may also increase 1% to 2%.

Question:
    Do I need to disassemble my motor to have it deep cryogenically processed?

Answer:
  Yes.  First, if any parts are of dissimilar materials, such as those found in an assembled motor or have force fits, like two-stroke crankshafts, we highly recommend them being disassembled prior to processing.  The reason being dissimilar materials contract and expand at different rates and may conflict with each other if at close tolerances during the process.  Second, is because seals and gasket materials may be damaged as a result of the cryogenic process.  Those must be removed prior to the process. 

Question:
     Will the clearances of my motor change after having them cryoed?


Answer:
    
No.  Cryogenics does not change a part dimensionally.  During the deep cryogenic process the material will contract.  This is one reason we like the parts disassembled prior to the cryo process.  With some engine parts being tightly toleranced, and with the phase changes going on in the metal, we do not want to take a chance that the parts will be harmed.  All parts expand and contract with large changes in temperature.  The difference is that a cryoed part will keep its shape as originally designed instead of becoming dimensionally unstable like uncryoed parts during operating temperatures.

Question:   
     I am having various items ceramic and powder coated, should I have the cryo treatment done before this process?


Answer:
    
Yes, parts must be cryo treated prior to ceramic or powder coating.  The metal definitely contracts as it is cooled.  The ceramic and powder coating will not contract with cooling.  This will create stresses between the metal and the coating, and stress is not good.  Other coatings, however, such as Titanium, Nitride, ARVIN, Chrome, will be enhanced if cryoed after the coating is applied!







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