Burton Power has announced that it can now supply Mahle Motorsport HD big end bearing sets for the Ford Duratec I5 2.5-litre five-cylinder engine.

The new range of Mahle Motorsport bearings contains technology that has been transferred from the company’s F1 bearing technology and they feature an HD cast substrate with a lead-indium overlay.

All bearings in this range are identified by laser marking as opposed to stamping. For motorsport applications, where higher temperatures are experienced, the effectiveness of heat transfer into the housing should not be compromised.

If stamping is heavy and extends around the bearing, it causes poor back contact and the efficiency of heat transfer is reduced. While stamping is the cheapest method of identifying a bearing laser marking is an alternative method that creates smaller, more consistent marking that does not distort the backing and as such does not disrupt the back contact and subsequent heat transfer.

The Mahle bearings retail at £136.40 inc VAT with more details at the other end of 0208 554 2281 or www.burtonpower.com ENDS.