Casting Engine Blocks in GK Al Si 17 Cu 4 Mg 830003
Mahle produces cast aluminum 390 alloy engine blocks for both Porsche AG and Daimler-Benz AG. Mahle has been involved virtually from the beginning of both companies’ 390 alloy engine programs
This paper details Mahle's work in the development of the Porsche 928 V8 engine block, as well as the Mercedes 3.8 V8 block. It also details the production techniques used in the production of these blocks, and the cautions that must be exercised.