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Old 08-28-2009, 11:57 PM
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Originally Posted by garyroushkolb
I've had that happen also, what I decided was that it was taking metal off the inside of the ring groove and not making it wider. Home depot has a cool lighted magnifier that you can use to see for your self. I don't thinks it's a problem unless you take alot of metal out. What you don't want to do is scrape the lands wider as that will make the rings flutter.
That's the thing, I think it's the lands. The inner face of the groove is still carbon covered. I'm fairly certain the lands are being scraped. Although I do admit it's a small amount per land, I don't want to jeopardize combustion seal. What alternatives could I use to? I heard the piston ring method could scratch the inner face and cause more harm than good. I'm not sure, maybe I could file the ring? Please let me know.
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