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How Tos

Video: How to Check Piston Ring Gap

Proper piston ring gap is a delicate balance. Too much gap and compression gases and heat will blow by, causing loss of power and torque. Too little gap and the […]

Tech Articles

Piston Ring Compressors: Different Strokes for Different Folks

When installing pistons, the first step is to wipe the cylinder bores with a clean, lint-free towel, and apply a small amount of conventional (non-synthetic) oil to the walls. It’s […]

Q&A / Tech / Tech Articles

Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Piston Ring Thickness and Why Thin is In!

I’ve heard that late model engines now run much thinner rings than the older production engines. Are these thinner rings just there to improve fuel mileage or is there a […]

How Tos / Tech

Gap Rap: How to Measure and Set Piston Ring End Gap

When you shop for high performance piston ring sets, you’ll no doubt find there are many different sets and styles available (no big secret). And many of these ring sets are […]