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Piston rings

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tired 8n

03-29-2012 01:46:28

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Is it possible to install two pistons with 3 rings and two pistons with four rings in my 8n without any future problems??? (It' what I have on hand..and I'm cheap!!)

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03-29-2012 08:23:01

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 Re: Piston rings in reply to tired 8n, 03-29-2012 01:46:28  
match install the pistons...install the pistons so that as one piston is moving down,its twin is moving up. This will help balance the weights.

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03-29-2012 06:41:01

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 Re: Piston rings in reply to tired 8n, 03-29-2012 01:46:28  
It is certainly possible but one wonders why you would wish to do this.


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tired 8n

03-29-2012 05:15:40

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 Re: Piston rings in reply to pete 23, 03-29-2012 01:46:28  
Actually how about that thought. Would it be better to just leave off the bottom oiler ring on the four ring piston ?

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03-29-2012 05:26:21

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 Re: Piston rings in reply to tired 8n, 03-29-2012 05:15:40  
No, if you had to leave one ring off make it one of the compression rings preferably the 3rd ring down. The oil ring would just make it start pumping oil.

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tired 8n

03-29-2012 06:09:38

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 Re: Piston rings in reply to Leroy, 03-29-2012 05:26:21  
Thanks guys, for all the help. Since it appears to be far from a Unanimous decesion I best play it safe and put in all 3 ring pistons.

Thanks for all your help!

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tired 8n

03-29-2012 05:12:27

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 Re: Piston rings in reply to SweetFeet, 03-29-2012 01:46:28  
Thanks. I did mean two different piston styles and NOT just leaving off the rings...

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cole in mo.

03-29-2012 04:32:05

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 Re: Piston rings in reply to tired 8n, 03-29-2012 01:46:28  
There may be a slight weight difference between the two, but this isn't a high reving drag race engine, once its all back togather you won't notice anything.

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03-29-2012 02:48:44

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 Re: Piston rings in reply to tired 8n, 03-29-2012 01:46:28  
Would not recommend will have compression issues, lubrication issues, plug fowling issues on the cylinders with one less ring. There should be someone out there with a couple of rings for you...pretty cheap...maybe free if you let us know what engine/size rings you need.

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03-29-2012 04:46:13

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 Re: Piston rings in reply to Jeffalex2, 03-29-2012 02:48:44  
Using both types should not cause any problems. Friend had a tractor with 2 standard pistons and 2 over bore and ran for years that way., Perkins.

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60 acre hillside

03-29-2012 03:43:00

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 Re: Piston rings in reply to Jeffalex2, 03-29-2012 02:48:44  
I think he meant different style pistons, not leaving rings off of two pistons.

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