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What is the purpose of the ring gap? Does it mandatory to have a space between

The ring gap is to allow space for the piston ring to expand due to heat. It is mandatory to have space in between. There should be a specification for the engine's gap (certain number of mm range).

Hey Fayad, we have a webinar on this subject here: 149 | Piston Ring Gap - How it Destroys Engines

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