Steel friction welded pistons available from AFA

AFA Industries says it now offers forged steel friction welded one-piece pistons for Caterpillar C-15 engines in its In-Frame and Complete Overhaul Kits.

AFA says the new piston’s design features a stronger ring land for better ring seating and our exclusive formula Manganese Phosphate coating that insures less wear on break-in and additional protection against high Sulfur diesel fuel corrosion. The company adds it is important to have the exact engine serial number when specifying these kits as some of them are for 550HP and below engines.

AFA describes the piston-equipped kits as follows:

  • Part Number IFC15-APL – In-Frame Overhaul kit – PISTONLESS – FOR ENGINE S/N’s BXS/KRA/MXS/NXS/RKS/SDP/(some)TRB – Contains the Liners, Liner Sealing Rings, Piston Rings, Upper Gasket Set, Oil Pan Gasket, Rod & Main Bearings to repair the engine while it is still in the vehicle. NOTE: When re-using the Steel Pistons, AFA has specially designed an In-Frame Overhaul kit to rebuild the C15 engines with both the Cover Plate Design 1-piece pistons and the Friction Welded Design 1-piece pistons. You must specify which pistons your particular engine is equipped with in order to get the correct kit.
  • Part Number IF3564787 – In-Frame Overhaul kit – FOR ENGINE S/N’s BXS/KRA/MXS/NXS/RKS/(some)TRB – Contains the Friction Welded Design 1-piece Steel Pistons,Liners, Liner Sealing Rings, Piston Rings, Upper Gasket Set, Oil Pan Gasket, Rod & Main Bearings to repair the engine while it is still in the vehicle.
  • Part Number IF3564787-1 – In-Frame Overhaul kit – FOR ENGINE S/N SDP – Contains the Friction Welded Design 1-piece Steel Pistons, Liners, Liner Sealing Rings, Piston Rings, Upper Gasket Set, Oil Pan Gasket, Rod & Main Bearings to repair the engine while it is still in the vehicle.
  • Part Number OH3564787 – Complete Overhaul kit – FOR ENGINE S/N’s BXS/KRA/MXS/NXS/RKS/(some)TRB – Contains the Friction Welded Design 1-piece Steel Pistons,Liners, Liner Sealing Rings, Piston Rings, Upper Gasket Set, Oil Pan Gasket, Rod & Main Bearings to repair the engine while it is out of the vehicle.
  • Part Number IF3564787-1 – In-Frame Overhaul kit – FOR ENGINE S/N SDP – Contains the Friction Welded Design 1-piece Steel Pistons, Liners, Liner Sealing Rings, Piston Rings, Upper Gasket Set, Oil Pan Gasket, Rod & Main Bearings to repair the engine while it is out of the vehicle.
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