Dana Corp. has developed a new piston-ring coating technology, Perfect Circle PCF-480, designed to cut emissions and oil consumption while improving durability of light-duty diesel engines. The new thermally applied coating builds upon the current PCF-380 technology Dana already supplies to several heavy-duty OEM engine makers. It was formulated to decrease wear on both the ring and bore surfaces and is suitable for the lower duty cycle of passenger-car diesels. The material has a 30% harder ...

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