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Old 11-30-2008, 05:46 PM
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order pistons and rings together as a engineered "matched parts" set/kit....

because a valve went thru the piston the whole motor needs to be torn down and inspected for damage (and wear) and cleaned

at that point it makes more sense to buy a "master rebuild" kit which includes "everything" new....
timing chain/bearings/valves/cam/pistons/rings/assembly gaskets/oil pump/etc/etc/etc

the kit will very likely be cheaper than buying each and all the parts needed by the time you are done....

buy it after the motor shop that will do the machining has determined if the crank and rods are worn and the cylinders do need to be bored to order the correct kit sizes combo

because it is used in a boat which is a constant heavy load on the motor,,,it will be wise to have the new different pistons weight and crankshaft re-balanced

Federal Mogul is truly worldwide, I would expect your local auto parts store can special order a kit in for you....

Last edited by red65mustang; 11-30-2008 at 06:00 PM.
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