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Old 02-17-2009, 12:05 AM   #1
Mawheaton
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Question piston rings...end gap?

I'm about to install a set of OEM standard size rings on a new piston.
The rings are the type that have an overlaping gap. Do I need to be concerned with actually measuring and possibly gapping these?. thanks, MW, Tucson
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Old 02-17-2009, 01:43 AM   #2
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Take your finger and dip in oil

Lube up the cylinder.

Take piston ring #2 and insert into cylinder and use piston in opposite direction push in about 1.5"

Use feeler guage to measure gap.

Compare to OEM spec.
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