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hippysmack [Removing / Installing Piston Rings]
techtalk:ref:engmech02e [2019/03/10 03:50] (current)
hippysmack [Removing / Installing Piston Rings]
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 Then you simply center the widened ring around the piston and lift it up and off. \\ Then you simply center the widened ring around the piston and lift it up and off. \\
  
-**Caution**:​ only spread the ring just enough to remove / install the ring.+**Caution**:​ only spread the ring just enough to remove / install the ring. ((photos by Hippysmack)) \\
  
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-The oil rings are usually removed by hand. \\  +The oil rings are usually removed by hand. \\ 
 +Locate the split on the top oil ring, hold pressure against the opposite end so it doesn'​t move. \\ 
 +Carefully lift out and up at the same time on one end and try to raise that end at least to the top of the piston before letting go. \\ 
 +(so you don't scratch the side of the piston) \\ 
 +Then push out and around at the same time until the ring is out of the groove. ((photos by Hippysmack)) \\
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 +Locate the split on the bottom oil ring. ((photos by Hippysmack)) \\
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 +Remove the bottom oil ring in the same fashion as the top oil ring. \\
 +The expander ring comes off the same way. ((photos by Hippysmack)) \\
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 +**Installation**:​ \\
 +Installation is in reverse starting with the expander ring. \\
 +The clearance is tighter if you install the top / bottom oil rings first and it just wastes time having to take them back off to get the expander ring on. \\