Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board - Reply to Topic
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Engine> positioning piston rings on piston
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Thread: positioning piston rings on piston Reply to Thread
Title:
  
Message:
Trackback:
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Topic Review (Newest First)
03-21-2009 05:33 PM
DoubleVision I agree with the others, after break in it don`t make any difference.
03-21-2009 05:09 PM
327 / 350 hp
Quote:
Originally Posted by geormor9
Hello, I'm installing pistons in my chevy 350 and would like to know the right
position of oil ring and the 2nd and top rings on both sides of the motor
Hi guys,,Looking at eng from rear and looking down,/// 2-5 O`clock for oil-ring spacer end gaps.8-11 O`clock for ring-rail gap. 9 O`clock for 2nd comp ring and 3 O`clock for top comp ring..... Hope this helps..... jim
03-21-2009 04:23 PM
cobalt327 I agree that the rings migrate around on their own.

I believe the reason for setting the ring gaps staggered when assembling is for nothing more than assuring that at start-up, the end gaps won't be aligned.

After initial start-up, the end gaps go where they go.
03-21-2009 02:07 PM
Argess I usually install the top two, with the gaps about 2.5 inches apart, centered around the wrist pin line. I put the oil seperator ring with the gap centered on the wrist pin line, but on the side oppposite the top two rings. The scraper rings are isntalled with gaps 2 inches apart and centered on the seperator gap.

But you know, I'm not sure how much it matters. Rings, and in particular, compression rings, like to move (rotate). Not uncommon for ring gaps to be lined up on dissasembly. I've been told this is more common on engines that were bored without using deck-plates.
03-21-2009 01:30 PM
DoubleVision The tri position, bottom ring 6 o`clock, 2nd ring 10 o`clock. Top ring 2 o`clock.
03-21-2009 01:20 PM
geormor9
positioning piston rings on piston

Hello, I'm installing pistons in my chevy 350 and would like to know the right
position of oil ring and the 2nd and top rings on both sides of the motor

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:05 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.