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Author Topic:   piston ring placement
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 13
posted September 05, 2001 05:48 PM
any ideas on ring placment,from the top i usually put 2nd ring in the 9 o clock ,top ring at 12 . i don't know if this is right or wrong thank you for your help.

Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 78
posted September 05, 2001 05:56 PM
Not sure what everyone else does. But I keep the gaps 180 degrees apart.

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 14
posted September 05, 2001 09:02 PM
I put the top ring gap closest to the intake valve, & the 2nd 180 from that. Someone once told me that was the furthest from heat & would make them last longer?

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 168
posted September 06, 2001 09:51 PM
Didn't the rings come with instructions. All the Total Seal rings that I have bought come with instructions for their preferred ring placement. I would do whatever the ring manufacturer suggested.

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 39
posted September 07, 2001 06:16 PM
I've never figured out why there are so many different placements. When I tear a motor down, they all have seemed to move around anyway.

Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 78
posted September 07, 2001 07:49 PM
This is true. LOL. Thats why I just start with the gaps as far apart as possible so theres less chance of them getting close or lining up.

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