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Old 01-13-2019, 01:34 AM   #1
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Any one know a good ring installer tool, my thumbs get sore ofter a whole engine.
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Old 01-13-2019, 04:35 AM   #2
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Try using Viton O'rings Lawrie they don't hurt my thumbs.

Re wired the starting circuit today, boy what a difference, now just chasing a .10 Amp drain on the battery ?.
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Old 01-13-2019, 05:54 AM   #3
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you want to see the 33 stop now.
good to see you got the starting sorted
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Old 01-13-2019, 11:12 AM   #4
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Is this what you need
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Piston-Ring...xL1J:rk:2:pf:0


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Old 01-13-2019, 01:05 PM   #5
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Ronnie has it right - I use one all the time. It is also a great idea to pickup a ring end gap filer - has a little diamond wheel and a crank on the side. Is MUCH easier than using a hand file. (But they do remove material FAST - especially on cast-iron only rings).


I always buy "file to fit" rings - so that I can set my end-gaps to be exactly what I need.
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Old 01-13-2019, 01:14 PM   #6
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Ronnie has it right - I use one all the time. It is also a great idea to pickup a ring end gap filer - has a little diamond wheel and a crank on the side. Is MUCH easier than using a hand file. (But they do remove material FAST - especially on cast-iron only rings).


I always buy "file to fit" rings - so that I can set my end-gaps to be exactly what I need.
It's nice to know there are still a few that actually measure ring gap. Most shops that I am aware of, simply remove the rings from the package, install and "done".
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Old 01-13-2019, 03:57 PM   #7
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I have a KD tools #875 that has server me well for many years never seen one I like better....
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Old 01-13-2019, 03:59 PM   #8
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Thats the thing,but I saw a real nice one on utube, a falcom brand, could not find where to buy it.
I do have the ring filer,and it does remove metal fast from the cast rings,
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Old 01-13-2019, 05:14 PM   #9
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, now just chasing a .10 Amp drain on the battery ?.
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If an alternator, means its sensor is unswitched and always hot. 0.1 amp drain is usually not a problem unless battery is failiing or car sits for weeks without running. Jack E/NJ
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Old 01-13-2019, 05:17 PM   #10
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Lawrie, take a look at OEM Tools 25083.
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Rite in your own back yard. "LOL"

https://www.ebay.com.au/sch/i.html?_...&ul_noapp=true


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Old 01-13-2019, 07:24 PM   #12
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Lawrie, take a look at OEM Tools 25083.
Much better solution I agree. Breaks far fewer rings.
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Old 01-14-2019, 02:07 AM   #13
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Thanks folks, have bough one,will let you know how it is when it arrives.
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Old 01-14-2019, 09:35 AM   #14
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The one shown works very good for me.
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Old 01-14-2019, 10:52 AM   #15
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Lawrie, how about posting a photo of the one you ordered? Assuming it is different from the run of the mill type.
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Old 01-14-2019, 03:27 PM   #16
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will do but in a day or so ,as I,m away till wed
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Old 01-16-2019, 09:35 AM   #17
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It's nice to know there are still a few that actually measure ring gap. Most shops that I am aware of, simply remove the rings from the package, install and "done".
In the few engines I have built it did not tale long to do this. The gaps are usually plenty wide enough and after a few you can probably tell by eye if there will be a problem. If you do not do this you have no other way of knowing if you have the correct rings.
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Old 01-20-2019, 12:41 AM   #18
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This is the tool I got,looks good,I havent used it yet but will in a week or so.
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Yup, that's the one I like.
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Interesting, thanks for posting the photo Lawrie.
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