Cleaning Your Pistons
(7 December 2023)
After you have removed the pistons, examine them and the cylinders for scoring that would suggest more than
just ring replacement. Then remove the rings by very carefully spreading them from the break (called a ring gap).
A tool can be purchased called a ring spreader that can make this a bit simpler. An inexpensive ring spreader looks
like a pair of pliers that open when squeezed. More expensive rings spreaders have the same design but also have
a band to wrap completely around the circumference of the ring to ensure that you don't elongate or spread the
ring gap too far. This is not that important on your old rings since you are throwing them away but on the new
ones it is critical.
Once the rings are removed from the pistons, examine the grooves that the rings fit into and make sure they
are not damaged. You will need to clean the grooves carefully to remove carbon and dirt that would hamper the correct
seating of your new rings.
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