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Ever heard of “free gap” in a piston ring? It’s a valuable spec to know before assembling your engine, and can tell you a lot about the operating environment inside your motor later on.

The piston ringleaders over at Total Seal Piston Rings made a quick, three-minute video that’ll explain what piston ring free gap is, how to measure it, and what to look for during engine disassembly. It’s invaluable information to help you determine if you’re using the right piston rings for your particular engine, and what changes need to be made to ensure optimal engine performance.

Check it out:

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