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Old 01-31-2013, 04:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Simple piston ring installation?

My Suzuki Swift head repair had problems. Apparent oil starvation to some cam bearings costing the bearings and the cam. So now the head's off again, and I've been reading that the rings are likely to start leaking worse after the head's been done.

On another forum was a suggestion to replace rings without even touching the main caps or crankshaft. Just remove the pistons. But they also talked about touching up the cylinders with a ball hone.

My question is, can you do this while protecting the rest of the engine from the honing residue, and if so, what would be the steps to protect it?


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