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Mistake with oil ring expander

 
Old 06-12-2019, 03:35 AM
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I have a doubt that has me worried. I have installed the 83.50 Supertech pistons rings in my engine as indicated in the picture of the guide. But I have made a mistake and I do not know if it is very serious.
I Placed the oil ring expander into the oil groove with the butted tips of the expander 45 degrees from either end of the wrist pin as the following picture shows:



The image has confused me I believed that all oil rings had to place to 45 degrees from the wrist pin. I have already assembled the entire engine. After this I have read the installation guide again and I have read that the expander has to be at 90 degrees!! The expander are correctly butted…

Is it a very serious mistake? Or can I continue as is? I do not want to disassemble the engine again for not breaking the cylinder head gasket and other gaskets ...



I appreciate your help.

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Old 06-12-2019, 06:05 AM
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So your oil expander is off by only 45 degrees? I would not worry about that, there is plenty of margin. I think I would only worry if it was off by more than 90 degrees.
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thanks for the answer, this is how I placed the oil ring expander:

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I sent the question to supertech and this is the answer:
This is no big deal. You are fine.
Already solved!
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