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Old 08-14-2008, 10:02 PM   #1
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At first I thought the piston on my bent rod had a piece missing out of it, but then I inspected the other ones. I've never seen this before, but since it's the same on all my pistons from my '95 and the same from the donor '96 pistons I now have, I'm hoping that it's normal and ok. But take a look at the piston skirts, it appears that they are all cracked/chipped.

(The pistons still on the rods are my '95s, the pistons alone are '96s. The last picture shows the other side of the piston with the normal looking/even skirts.)

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Anyone else seen this or know why it is that way?
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Oil Squirters ir I remember correctly...
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Def for the oil squirters dumby :P
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...where can I find info about those?

the oil squirters I mean
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Oh, well ****. I feel dumb. Oh well, a continuing learning process this is...
In any case, I didn't look too hard when I took everything out. Was too busy putting parts in bags and marking them to make sure reassembly went well.
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...where can I find info about those?

the oil squirters I mean
They are on the block, squirt oil on the underside of the pistons.
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the literal underside of the pistons? all years?
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Yes and yes
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the literal underside of the pistons? all years?
They are on the block, and yes they literaly squirt oil onto the underside of the pistons, helps cooling. One of the many reasons our engines can take boost...
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It's perfectly normal.

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Here are the squirters.

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what pistons are those Ben?
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Those are stock pistons with ceramic coating.
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