Piston Rings, Part 3: Lord of the Circular Cylinder Seals

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This final installment of our tech editor’s ring trilogy gets deeply into the subtleties of preparation and installation.  Talk about hands-on!
If you are using an oil control ring support rail, it must be installed correctly. The dimple is there to ...

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