Piston ring end gap is and important measurement to verify during engine assembly. Do this to ensure that the ring ends won't butt during engine operation and damage the cylinders. Also keeps cylinder pressures more consistent from bore to bore which means better effiiciency and power.
Installing Piston Rings The Easy Way "NO TOOLS"!
In this video I show and explain the easiest way to install your piston
rings with out breaking them.
I if you need to Clock your Rings, I made a video for that also..If your
looking for the diagram for the ring clocking specs you can find it on my
web site www.Nthefastlane.com Click the "Filling Cabinet Tab"
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Fitting of piston rings - Motor Service Group
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such as hands-on fitting instructions and system descriptions.
The mounting of piston rings bears a lot of potential for mistakes.
We show you the most important points that need to be considered.
How to Reseat / Lap Valves (Basic Valve Job)
In this video i'm explaining how to reseat or lap valves in a flathead or
overhead valve engine. Also can be called a valve job, but this is not a
complete valve job. I also used to much valve grinding compound, it does
not require a whole lot. Usually when a engine needs this done is when a
engine has low compression that is found to be leaking around the valves,
or sometimes a engine will backfire do to the valves not closing
completely/properly. Thanks for watching.
How to install pistonrings on a twostroke
Here I mount piston rings on a piston to a Speedfight 100cc and 50cc.
Surf to http://www.twostroke.se if you need new piston
Some hints, tricks and other things you should know at piston replacement:
Things to consider when installing an aftermarket Piston, is that you very
carefully to make sure it is identical with the piston as it is ordered in
the dimensions of the piston pin, both upwards and downwards, this so that
it can not turn the crank, push or hit the top when it rotates in the
Compare with your old piston before installation.
One must also carefully check every holes on the piston rings ports so that
they do not go over any channel in the cylinder, then the chances are that
the ruling in this case, sticking and breakage, leading to the cutting
cylinder. The arrow on the piston is at assembly towards the Exhaust port.
Choosing the piston:
B-piston recommend it for all used cylinders.
A piston for new cylinders or cylinders with new nicasil.
A B piston is slightly larger than an A piston in order to compensate for
wear. C piston is greater than B-piston etc..
Here you can see when I change the cylinder
How To: File Piston Ring End-Gaps
In this video, I show you how to file down the piston ring gaps for your
engine. Its something that is definitely do-able on your own with some
patience, and its a pretty useful skill if you like re-building motors.
Check out the new project garage facebook group!
Blueprint 106 - Cylinder Bore Inspection
We're close to the end of the 100-level series. In this video I show you
how to measure the cylinder bores using 2 different tools. I compare the
results and illustrate what to look for to determine whether or not your
engine is in-spec.
The block I'm using is a 6-bolt turbo
4g63 from early '92. It has 150,000 miles and this video also serves as a
testimony for the durability of Mitsubishi's cast-iron solid-decked Sirius
I engines. This engine will be cut for a new set of pistons, so these
measurements are needed to determine what size pistons I need to get.
.030" is as far overbored as you should ever take a 4g63. Boring larger
than that will take too much off the side clearances between the cylinder
walls and result in compromised strength from hot spots. The only time
you'll ever need to cut a bigger hole is when an imperfection prevents you
from using the pistons you have, or if you're changing to a larger piston.
If you cut the block to its service limit, you have no room to fix an
imperfection should one develop... so it's best to cut as little as you can
get away with. Boring a cylinder .020" over does not significantly
increase its displacement.
How To Tell If Your Engine Is Worn Out
Scotty Kilmer, mechanic for the last 45 years, shows how to test your
engine to see if it's just plain wearing out internally. A simple test with
a 50 dollar tool will show you. And if you want to ask Scotty a question
,he is now answering everyones' car questions live EVERY Saturday at 10 AM
CST on google events. Just be a member of google plus, and you can ask your
own question on Saturday morning.
How to Check Bearing Clearances Plastigage - Engine Rebuild Do It Yourself (Part One)
DIY engine rebuild. See Part Two:
How to check main and rod bearing clearances.
This is to prevent low oil pressure or seized bearings.
clearance required = .001" - .003" for almost all engines
I ordered the Plastigage wire here. $2.50
http://www.autozone.com/autozone/catalog/accessories (Search Plastigage)
Best Piston Installation Technique
this brief video shows you how to correctly install pistons into a sleev
without using excessive force! For people not familier with this type of
piston-ring compressor, it is a tapered sleeve manufactured by wiseco
383 Stroker 500HP+ rebuilt
a few days after everything was finished (old 383 Stroker with stock iron
heads)the engine blew up with a broken piston.I will post a video about
that later. Luckily the Engine-Block didn't suffer any damage and after
disassembly of the whole motor it was the perfect 4-Bolt base for a real
500+ HP 383 Stroker. This time I wanted serious horsepower!
So here we go, over 4.700$ in parts later...assembly is finished and right
now the motor waits for going back into the Truck. Still a lot of other
stuff to do at the Truck, but I think the Motor will be in the Truck
running, in about 4-5 Weeks.
The Parts used in the Rebuild 383 Stroker
- Airflow Research 195cc SBC Eliminator Street Heads
- COMP Cams Xtreme Energy Cam and Lifter Kits
- 1.6 Harland Sharp Roller Rockers
- SCAT Cast Crankshafts
- 6.0 in. SCAT Pro Stock I-Beam Connecting Rods
- Keith Black B122-040 Performance Pistons
- Mahle Piston Rings
- Trick Flow Chromemoly Pushrods
- Hooker Headers 2806HKR - Hooker Super Competition Headers
- ARP Head and Main Cap Bolts
- TCI SFI Approved Flexplate
- Professional Products 6.750 in. Harmonic Damper
- Proform Billet Aluminum Timing Tab with Self-Powered LED Light
- Peter Jackson noisy Gear Drive
- Edelbrock Aluminium Timing Cover
- Edelbrock Air Gap Performer RPM Intake
- Edelbrock 750 Performer Carb
- Fel-Pro Gaskets all arround
- Milodon Freeze Plugs
- MSD Digital E-Curve Distributor
- MSD Blaster 2 Coil
- MSD Super Conductor Wires
- K&N 5" Air Filter
- Proform Engine Dress-Up KIit
- Dual 14" Perma Cool Fans
- Mallory Fuel pressure regulator for return line system
- new Battery
- new 110 Amp Alternator
Still to come:
- True Dual 2,5" Flowmaster 50 Deltaflow Exhaust and 2 electric cutouts
- Driveshaft Safety Loop
- Rear Axle 4.10 Ring and Pinion with my powertrax locker
Many thanks to all the support and the nice guys that helped me to build
this beautiful Motor!!!Thanks guys you're great!!!:)
That's it for now...stay tuned!
5 Horsepower Briggs Restoration Project and How to unseize pistons and valves
May be a while on the rest, just hang in there, I will eventually work on
this again, its just going to take alot of money to get it bored out and
sleeved, new valves, new piston/rings, new rod, everything! i found an old
briggs and stratton engine block with a thrown rod, seized piston and
valves. In this video i unseize the piston and valves, and remove them. And
begin the clean up process. Cylinder might have to bored. Also note, i said
on the video that i may need a new piston because of the stuck rings, not
necessarily true, because the rings should come off with no problem. Unless
the piston is scored or worn, it shouldn't need replaced. Thanks for
watching, and please subscribe!
Installing The Pistons
Installing the pistons in my 5.4l for my F150. I used a Sealed Power ring
and piston set from Napa. I wanted to go with forged, but my engine guy
told me that in a street/strip block, forged pistons will actually
deteriorate the block faster and
are much noisier.