7 best piston manufacturers

Review of the best according to the editors. About the selection criteria. The the material is subjective, is not advertising and is not serves as a guide to the purchase. Before purchase is needed consultation with a specialist.

The piston in the internal combustion engine takes over the entire the energy of the explosion of the air-fuel mixture. Therefore to the detail very stringent requirements. Over the years pistons wear out beyond the tolerances allowed by the plant. Sometimes it is necessary to open the engine due to valve breakdowns or violations tightness. In some cases, replacement of one or all pistons. Today in the domestic market more than a dozen manufacturers sells their products. However, not all pistons suitable for installation in a power unit. Our recommendations experts will help motorists choose the most reliable and durable parts.

About Piston Selection

Sizes of pistons. One of the main technical Characteristics is the piston diameter. It is selected taking into account workings in the cylinder. If there are no problems with the cylinder, then pistons with the sizes recommended by the car manufacturer. To determine the diameter of the cylinder use a tool called caliper. Measurement is carried out in 4 zones, measurement is also done two planes. When a cylinder bore is required, then under a new the diameter of the piston is selected. Clearance between piston and cylinder in the new engine ranges from 0.05 to 0.07 mm, the maximum value during operation should not exceed 0.15 mm.

Classification of pistons. Since under each repair size requires a certain piston diameter then there are 5 classes. They are denoted by letters of the Latin alphabet from A to E. The diameter changes from class to class by 0.01 mm. A similar gradation occurs along the diameter of the bore under the piston finger. Only the difference between neighboring classes is 0.004 mm, and marking is done in numbers. Repair Information the piston is applied to the piston bottom in the form of digital and alphabetic marking.

The weight of the pistons. The most important point in the selection of pistons is their mass. This is especially true when one of the pistons. Each model has certain tolerances, but in many ways it depends on the type of motor. Experts recommend before by adjusting the mass of the pistons, revise the piston fingers, then you can make working sets.

  1. The most stringent tolerances of highly accelerated powertrains, which are put on sports cars. The difference in mass is from 0.01 to 1 g.
  2. In most foreign cars and domestic cars, the weight of the pistons may vary by 1-2 g.
  3. For low speed off-road engines and commercial transport (GAZelle, UAZ) allowed a run in 3-4 g.
  4. The largest tolerances tractor boasts engines (up to 10 g).

We selected 7 best piston manufacturers in our review. These companies successfully sell their products on the Russian market. At the distribution of seats the editorial board studied the opinion of experts and took into account reviews of domestic motorists.

Rating of the best piston manufacturers

Nomination a place manufacturer rating
Rating of the best piston manufacturers 1 AUTOWELT 5.0
2 Frenkit 4.9
3 TEIKIN 4.8
4 Yenmak 4.7
5 Nural 4.6
6 Motordetal-Kostroma 4.5
7 STI 4.4

AUTOWELT

Rating: 5.0

AUTOWELT

The young German company AUTOWELT managed to gain confidence Russian motorists. Since its inception (2000 g) the manufacturer has mastered a wide range of spare parts for European, Japanese and Korean cars. The company managed to succeed in the market thanks to close cooperation with such well-known enterprises, like RIKEN, Daido Meta, etc. Experts noted high quality parts and a rich assortment of parts. Brand offers consumers over 5,000 items. In the catalog you can find pistons, camshafts, bushings, timing chain tensioners, gaskets and much more. Company employees quickly respond to changes in the market, developing new products.

Russian engine repairmen note reliability and durability AUTOWELT parts. Complaints from customers are very rare.

Advantages

  • high quality;
  • rich assortment;
  • reliability;
  • affordable price.

disadvantages

  • not found.

Frenkit

Rating: 4.9

Frankit

The Spanish company Frenkit specializes in the production of brake components for passenger cars. Arouse genuine interest domestic motorists and pistons. Experts explain this fact of high quality workmanship and durability of parts. All brand products are certified in accordance with the requirements international standard ISO 9001. The catalog contains spare parts for a wide range of cars, starting with European and ending with Russian. Designed for Russian-speaking consumers convenient online catalog, you can download the version in PDF format or in electronic format. The brand is second in the review.

Users in the reviews report that they installed in their cars and pistons, and repair kits. It’s very easy to pick up a part, and indeed the price of the product is adequate.

Advantages

  • high quality;
  • acceptable price;
  • exact dimensions;
  • durability.

disadvantages

  • not found.

TEIKIN

Rating: 4.8

TEIKIN

The TEIKIN brand appeared on the auto parts market in 1974. It owned by Indonesian company PT. EDICO UTAMA. Originally it was planned to work only in the Asian region, and the details produced for Japanese and Korean cars. However over time products began to be delivered to Europe and America, and the lineup replenished with Ford cars. Today the company operates at 35 countries located on 5 continents. Product quality Confirmed by ISO / TS 16949: 2002, but conveyor The brand cannot yet boast of assembly. The catalog presents pistons, sleeves, gaskets and other automotive components.

According to its users, TEIKIN is great. alternative to the original. By the way, often instead of the original pistons online stores send TEIKIN.

Advantages

  • high quality;
  • a wide range of;
  • reliability;
  • high-quality processing.

disadvantages

  • Often parts are given as the original.

Yenmak

Rating: 4.7

Yenmak

The Turkish company Yenmak was established in 1965 with the aim of development and production of engine parts. The first products were sleeve. A little later, the manufacturer mastered pistons and cylinders. IN now the assortment has replenished with liners and piston rings. The company owns two factories located in Turkey. Experts note the modern equipment of enterprises, the use of the best materials and raw materials. Product quality consistent ISO 9001 standard. About 62% of auto parts are delivered to exports, mainly the United States, France and Germany. Brand deservedly gets into our review.

Domestic motorists were faced with Yenmak pistons. Most of the reviews are positive, but there are cases of their failure immediately after overhaul.

Advantages

  • European quality;
  • careful selection of raw materials;
  • modern equipment;
  • reasonable prices.

disadvantages

  • defective pistons come across.

Nural

Rating: 4.6

Nural

The most high-tech production in Europe may boast the Nural brand. He owes his appearance in Turkey the American concern Federal-Mogul, which he built in Izmit and Arslanbee is two modern enterprises. Brand products not only supplied to Turkish Ford-Otosan automobile plants, Andolu-Isuzu, Oyak-Renault, Tofas-Fiat, but also on a number of well-known giants Audi, BMW, Caterpillar, Deutz, Ford, GM, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Volkswagen. All of it passes 100% control. Both factories successfully passed certification according to international quality standards DIN EN ISO 9001, QS 9000.

Experts and ordinary users appreciate the combination prices and qualities of Nural pistons. Although the brand is still little known in our country.

Advantages

  • European quality;
  • modern production;
  • tight quality control;
  • affordable prices.

disadvantages

  • products are not common in Russia.

Motordetal-Kostroma

Rating: 4.5

Motordetal-Kostroma

July 13, 1967 the Soviet government signed a decree on the construction of a plant for cartridges, pistons and piston pins in Kostroma. The first parts were made for Ulyanovsk and Zavolzhsky motor factories. The company developed rapidly, supplying new sets of pistons, sleeves and fingers on the conveyors of the Minsk Motor factory, OJSC Rybinsk Motors, OJSC Altaytidal. In 1996 began production of spare parts for trucks MAN, Mercedes, IVECO, Volvo, Renault. The products received ISO 9001 quality certificate, and in 2015 the brand became an official Ford supplier. According to experts, high the quality of the pistons the manufacturer managed to achieve due to timely modernization of equipment and technologies.

Users have no complaints about product quality. Leaves only the assortment is desired.

Advantages

  • high quality;
  • modern production;
  • reliability;
  • affordable price.

disadvantages

  • modest assortment.

STI

Rating: 4.4

STI

More than 30 years engaged in design, development and manufacture of engine parts Togliatti enterprise STI. Experts note the originality of technical solutions, thorough study of new models. There is a motor in the manufacturer’s catalog kits, crankshafts, camshafts, pistons, connecting rods and other details. The partners of the company are Russian auto repair and tuning Services. The brand closes our review, because it is still necessary to improve product quality.

Domestic motorists in the forums are actively discussing reliability and durability of pistons STI. Complaints come in mainly for short life. Sometimes cracks appear in pistons, there are cases of increased gasoline consumption on car Lada after overhaul.

Advantages

  • reasonable prices;
  • own developments;
  • Hi-tech;
  • modern equipment.

disadvantages

  • unstable quality;
  • modest assortment.


Attention! This rating is subjective, is not advertising and does not serve as a guide to the purchase. Before the purchase consultation with a specialist is necessary.

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