Crankcases in Focus
- As the housing for the drive mechanism and cooling jacket, the crankcase forms the central component of the engine.
- The crankcase has a number of functions and tasks, including:
- - Accommodating the crank drive mechanism
- Accommodating and connecting the cylinder head(s)
- As a mounting for the crankshaft and, if applicable, the camshaft
- Accommodating lubricant and coolant ducts
- Integrating a crankcase ventilation system
- Connecting to the gearbox and valve control drive
- Accommodating various auxiliary components
- Closing the crankcase to the outside by means of the oil pan.
- BF crankcases are produced primarily from grey cast iron by sandcasting.