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The Mahle PowerPak pistons are a race proven lightweight forged design that are complete with rings, wrist pins and locks.  They are also completely phosphate coated plus feature an anti-friction Grafal skirt coating.  PowerPak pistons are made from 4032 aluminum alloy to allow for tighter cylinder to wall clearances, and improved temperature stability.

1.5mm, 1.5mm, 3.0mm file fit performance ring set is included. For 383 c.i. S/B Chevy (4.000" bore x 3.75" stroke). Choose oversize diameter needed.

  1. Mahles phosphate coating provides the grey appearance to the piston. This dry lubricant coating (not to be confused with a thermal film coating) provides a lubricant film in the pin bores and ring grooves until the oiling system of the engine reaches operating pressure; particularly useful during the initial start-up or break-in of engines to protect against galling and microwelding. The piston crown is still machineable.
  2. Mahle’s GRAFAL skirt coating reduces drag, scuffing, friction and cylinder bore wear; reduces piston noise.

PowerPak Piston Chart (GIF)

Item Details

C/R 58cc=15.2, 64cc=13.8, 70cc=12.6
Piston Weight: 444 g
Rod Length: 6"


  • Comp Height 5.7" Rod:  1.425
  • Comp Height 6.0" Rod:  1.125
  • Pin Diameter:  0.927
  • Clearance Guide
    • *Meas. = 0.500
    • Min = 0.0025
    • Max = 0.0033

*The location to measure piston-to-wall clearance for each application. This point is calculated from the bottom of the piston skirt and indicates the widest part of the piston and thus where to measure.

CARB Warning

For race/ off road use or for use on pre-1966 vehicles.

Emissions warning: this part only legal for sale or use in California for racing (competition) vehicles which may never be used, registered, or licensed for use upon a public highway, or if installed in vehicles model-year 1965 or older; motorcycles model-year 1977 or older; or off-highway recreational vehicles (such as off-road motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles) model-year 1996 and older. Any other use renders the vehicle tampered and not legal for use on California public highways (any public street or roadway, public dirt road, public park, or publicly maintained right of way open to the use of the public for vehicular travel). Violations subject to $37,500 penalty per violation per vehicle, revocation of registration, loss of use on California public right of ways, and proof of correction for tampering. There are similar restrictions and penalties under federal law and the laws of all other states with penalties under federal law of up to approximately $45,268 per tampered vehicle and/or engine.


Piston StyleDome
Piston MaterialForged Aluminum
Piston Diameter
Connecting Rod Length6.000"
Piston Weight444 grams
Piston Ring StyleE
Wrist Pin Diameter0.9270"
Top Ring MaterialDuctile Iron
Second Ring MaterialCast Iron
Top Ring Thickness1.5 mm
Second Ring Thickness1.5 mm
Oil Ring Thickness3.0 mm
Oil Ring TensionStandard Tension
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