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MDMD8
Member
posted January 15, 2004 08:04 PM
I had this happen to me one time I took it back and they had to take it back off the rod and hone the hole they some how nicked it pressing in the pin.


sdhnc29
Member
posted January 15, 2004 09:29 PM
The piston pin bore is galled. You need to have it pressed off, pin bore honed, and re-installed, like BIGDADDYBOZ had done. I'd take a good look at everything else also. Especially if your piston is a sign of what your machinist will let go out his door.

Steve

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MDMD8
Member
posted January 16, 2004 06:51 AM
quote:
Originally posted by MDMD8:
I RECENTLY HAD MY RODS PRESSED ON MY PISTONS.THE QEUSTION IS ONE OF THE RODS IS REAL TIGHT.ALL THE OTHERS ARE FINE.I PUT OIL ON AND TRIED TO WORK IT LOOSE BUT NO LUCK.

If it's tight now... it'll just get worse when it's run. Tight pins can cause premature rod bearing wear too.

I'd be a little concerned if all the rest of the work was done by the same person. I would have fixed the tight pin before it was boxed and sent home. Just my $.02



MDMD8
Member
posted January 16, 2004 07:33 AM
The best way to get rods installed on pistons is to heat the rod end first, then just slide the pin onto the rod. I have done this for 15 years an never had a problem. All the machine shops in my area do it the same. I would really question your machine shops methods.


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