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Re: AC C piston ring orientation

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Orange Fever

11-11-2012 09:57:27
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You don"t need to aline in an specific order. Just remember you never align them all in the same spot. This would cause blow by and oil cunsumption problems. What i do is offset the ring gap by 3rds or 180 degrees from one another. The oil ring scraper I place one at 10 o"clock above the wrist pin and the other at 4 o"clock below the wrist pin. There should also be instructions on which side of the ring faces up.

As for assembly lube i use whichever weight of oil I"m running in the crankcase for assembly. Set your rings in a bowl of oil before you place them on your pistons. Oil the gland that the rings are to be install in on the piston. oil the inside of your piston sleeves before placing your piston into them. oil the wrist pin and where the rod connects to the wrist pin. Need less to say just oil everything, no oil will cause damage when you start the engine. I even place a little oil on top of piston for more lubercation when starting. So with all this oil just make sure your deck is oil free and dry for your head gasket to seal.

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BushogPapa

11-11-2012 12:46:40
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 Re: AC C piston ring orientation in reply to Orange Fever, 11-11-2012 09:57:27  
I like to orient the end-gaps somewhat over opposite wrist-pin ends..staggering a rather small amount..

Ron..



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rustred

11-11-2012 14:29:25
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 Re: AC C piston ring orientation in reply to BushogPapa, 11-11-2012 12:46:40  
yep thats the way i do it. keeping the gaps towards wrist pin area and out of the major and minor thrust area of piston.



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Noah in IA

11-11-2012 17:07:32
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 Re: AC C piston ring orientation in reply to rustred, 11-11-2012 14:29:25  
thanks guys - that's the info i was looking for!



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