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Piston Rings Assembly Errors

Assembly errors can and will contribute to high base pressure and can cause oil to bypass the rings. This can create a build-up of abrasive carbon, which can lead to ring scuffing, a loss of ring control, and possible piston seizure.

Piston Ring Assembly

Probable Causes

  • Piston ring end gap misalignment
  • Expander end gap is same as oil ring end gap            

When piston failure has occurred, it is extremely important to thoroughly inspect all of the engine components during the disassembly procedure. This thorough inspection will lead you to the possible cause or causes of the piston failure and will ensure that the same piston failure doesn’t occur once the engine is repaired and placed back into service by your customer.

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