How to Properly Size Piston Rings?

Answer Piston rings endure a tremendous amount of pounding and exposure to heat inside the cylinder walls. They work harder than any other moving component in the automobile. They must travel up and down ... Read More »

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How to Gap Piston Rings?

Piston rings seal the gap between pistons and engine-block cylinder walls to regulate combustion gases and the flow of oil. Usually there are three rings per piston, two compresson rings and an oil... Read More »

How to Check Piston Rings?

Piston rings seal off the pistons in the combustion chamber so that no energy escapes during the compression stroke. Normally, three rings come with each piston: an expansion ring, a compression ri... Read More »

How to Remove Piston Rings?

The piston ring fits into the groove of a piston so that a seal is formed between the piston and the crankshaft cylinder's wall. There are several types of pistons and piston rings available, depen... Read More »

How to install piston rings?

Time to install the rings on your pistons, you can install them with your fingers and I'll show you how this is done.