Join Date: May 2002
Location: near Rochester, New York,
The Guys above are right on, great information. Yes, Bevel does equal champer. The cylinder block valve notches or cylinder block notches can be used as references, for setting up the placement of the ring gaps. All ring gaps are offset from each other, as you don't want them lined up at all. Around 22 to 45 degree offset, depending on the ring. The rings are color coded to tell you which one goes on top and which is your second compression ring. Take your time reading the instructions several times, the data will be in there, I'm sure. On some of the Federal mogal rings, the Champer on the top of the ring, means it the top ring. The champer on the bottom inside edge of the ring, means it's the second ring down. Make sure to start at the bottom with the oil ring and work up. Don't expand the ring any more than you have to to get it on.
Put the Rod between a couple of pieces of wood and place it in a vise if you have to. This may make it easier to place the rings on. Bottom line is, stop and sit down and read the instructions over and over, it will finally make sense.
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