Patent Number: 8,714,131

Title: Method of manufacturing an engine block

Abstract: A method for manufacturing an engine block includes removing material from the top deck of the engine block surrounding a first opening to create a first recessed area, positioning a first insert within the first recessed area, removing material from the top deck of the engine block surrounding a second opening to create a second recessed area that at least partially overlaps the first recessed area, and positioning a second insert within the second recessed area.

Inventors: Ostein; Adam William (Edelstein, IL), Graham; Curtis John (Peoria, IL), Luick; Kegan (Corinth, MS), Moss; Jarrod D. (Corinth, MS)

Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.

International Classification: F02B 75/22 (20060101); B23P 6/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/06/12018