LN Engineering’s Nickies™ Keep Porsches Purring
Wednesday, 23 March 2011
Ever wonder what makes a Porsche 911 Carrera purr like a kitten, while harnessing all that horsepower under the hood? Part of it is the wonder of Nickies™. Maybe you’ve heard that sports cars are high maintenance – always in the shop for this that or the other thing. It’s very typical, even with high-powered cooling systems, that high-performance engines run too hot, and as you know, heat kills. LN Engineering, a leader in the Porsche aftermarket for high performance products and services, is producer of the trademarked Nickies™ cylinders for aircooled and watercooled Porsches. Nickies™ make your engine run cooler and with more power, which means more time on the road and less in the shop. LN Engineering has established itself as the only premium brand in the industry with a well-respected name and customer base, devoted to continued research and development in the area of lubricants as well as improving the efficiency and longevity for all Porsche models. LN Engineering maintains a clear focus on service and support, differentiating itself from competitors by delivering aircooled precision performance since 2002. Through advanced metallurgy, material science, and engineering, LN Engineering’s Nickies™ cylinders provide increased strength, cooling and ductility (ability to be molded and shaped while maintaining strength). Nickies™ are 35% stronger than the best ductile iron available, debunking the myth that steel sleeves are needed for strength. Nickies™ also produce more horsepower! LN Engineering is owned and operated by Charles Navarro and Tammy Hellings, and the company is very involved in the local community. LN Engineering proudly supports Buy Local – Hire Local programs and all manufactures its Nickies™ cylinders and other associated product lines in the United States. To reduce dependence on foreign materials, LN Engineering purchases all manufacturing materials from U.S. sources and recycles 100% of scrap metal. They also use environmentally friendly solvents and coolants in the manufacturing process. To save both shipping costs and reduce emissions, the LN Engineering team drives a Prius to transport raw manufactured goods to their subcontractor 200 miles away, saving thousands a year on freight charges and using little fuel in the process, compared to using a cargo van for transport. And LN Engineering’s commitment to environmentally sound practices doesn’t stop there. “Although sports car manufacturers are striving to improve performance and increase efficiency of new models, little is done in the way of improving this on existing models. Limited by older technology, a reduction in emissions is limited to ensuring older vehicles are running as well as possible, so offsetting the carbon footprint of historically eco-unfriendly vehicles is one way to make sure we’ll be able to enjoy them for decades to come while improving our environment,” says Charles Navarro, President of LN Engineering. Charles currently is exploring options to carbon offset their parts shipping and their actual manufacturing process, as well as to offset the carbon footprint of an average Porsche customer’s annual mileage when using LN Engineering products. As a leader in the Porsche community, LN Engineering’s focus is on quality, service, and support. Carbonfund.org is proud to help LN Engineering succeed in their efforts to achieve high performance and maintain environmentally sound business practices.