DAIMLERCHRYSLER CORP. has initiated work aimed at eliminating cast iron cylinder liners in U.S.-made aluminum-block engines used in Chrysler vehicles. DaimlerChrysler AG's Mercedes already employs aluminum-block engines that use a thermal spray coating in place of iron liners, and the division is helping to transfer that technology to Chrysler in the U.S. DCC officials say two 3.2L V-6 engines were shipped to Germany for coating and now are back in the U.S. for dynamometer testing. ...

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