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Author Topic:   Can i put new pistons on myself?
posted May 24, 2003 03:20 PM
With press fit pin pistons can i put them on myself or do i have to take them to someone?

posted May 24, 2003 04:21 PM
take them to a machine shop that has a rod heater.

posted May 25, 2003 12:28 AM
it's always best to take then to a shop so they can be sized for the pins and pressed on right

rico 08
posted May 25, 2003 07:26 PM
Take a small propane torch to the small end and put the pin in dry ice and it should work,just make sure you center the rod and wristpin in the piston quickly.

posted May 26, 2003 09:56 AM
I used to work in a machine shop and have seen people try and do it without the right equipment and it ends up costing them more in the end. Just have them done at the shop. Another opption is to have your rods made into full floating rods,that way you can change them on your own and they are better than the press rods.

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