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Offline itsafatboy

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Dot on piston rings? what if put in wrong,
« on: Wednesday, April 11, 2012. 03:12:40 PM. »
So i think i put them in dot up both the second and top ring on Axtell pistons , but now that i have the heads on i cant remember if i put dots up, how will i know if the top ring is dot down, i hate second guessing this crap,   

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Re: Dot on piston rings? what if put in wrong,
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday, April 11, 2012. 03:26:40 PM. »
if the rings are installed wrong,itll use oil
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Re: Dot on piston rings? what if put in wrong,
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday, April 11, 2012. 04:00:12 PM. »
what kind of rings do you have with a dot on the top ring?

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Re: Dot on piston rings? what if put in wrong,
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday, April 11, 2012. 04:29:24 PM. »
yep the top ring and second ring had dots ,

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Re: Dot on piston rings? what if put in wrong,
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday, April 11, 2012. 06:10:16 PM. »
Smoke real bad...... mine did. :crook:

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Re: Dot on piston rings? what if put in wrong,
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday, April 11, 2012. 06:12:47 PM. »
Let's just say you will know if they are upside down. :cry:
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Re: Dot on piston rings? what if put in wrong,
« Reply #6 on: Thursday, April 12, 2012. 01:21:03 PM. »
what kind of rings do you have with a dot on the top ring?

My CP pistons came with rings that had dots on them. Can't remember if they were packaged in with the pistons or separately though. I got them from HQ.

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Re: Dot on piston rings? what if put in wrong,
« Reply #7 on: Saturday, April 14, 2012. 08:12:39 AM. »
Is the dot etched on one side of the ring? Dot goes up.. 


Is the dot punched in the ring and a dimple is on one side and bump on the other?
Dimple goes down on the top oil ring scraper and up on the bottom oil ring scraper.... (smooth face against the ring groove. Commonly found on oil ring scrapers....  That locks the scraper ring in place so it can't rotate in use keeping the gaps speed in the original configuration.


That said the ring manufacturer can mark them any way they want and the directions would tell you the correct way. The slope on the ring is to scrape on the down stroke not on the upstroke.



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Re: Dot on piston rings? what if put in wrong,
« Reply #8 on: Saturday, April 14, 2012. 01:32:53 PM. »
thanks i took it off to make sure and of course i put them on fine, just a memory thing, oh well back together,

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Re: Dot on piston rings? what if put in wrong,
« Reply #9 on: Saturday, April 14, 2012. 01:37:11 PM. »
thanks i took it off to make sure and of course i put them on fine, just a memory thing, oh well back together,
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Re: Dot on piston rings? what if put in wrong,
« Reply #10 on: Saturday, April 14, 2012. 02:10:47 PM. »
Was there anyone that read the first post and didn't know he was going back into the motor just to be sure????    :emoGroan:

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Re: Dot on piston rings? what if put in wrong,
« Reply #11 on: Saturday, April 14, 2012. 02:12:30 PM. »
Nope.. :pop:
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Re: Dot on piston rings? what if put in wrong,
« Reply #12 on: Saturday, April 14, 2012. 04:49:02 PM. »
Just built my motor and puled it back apart to check the o-ring on the bottom of the cylinders. Couldn't remember if I put both of them on.