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Piston Rings

Piston ring end gaps are checked with the piston rings inserted approximately 15mm (5/8 in.) from the top of the cylinder. The piston ring gap specifications are listed in Table m.

Table m. Piston Ring End Gap

Piston ring side clearance is checked using feeler gauges. Measure each ring in its original groove. Piston ring side clearance specifications are listed in Table n.

Table n. Piston Ring Side Clearance

Install the piston rings with the gaps offset from each other by 120°, as illustrated earlier in Fig. 6-4.

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