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188 | How to use a ring compressor

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188 | How to use a ring compressor

Once you’ve got your rings fitted onto your piston and you’re ready to fit the piston into the engine block, you’re going to need to use a ring compressor in order to compress the rings into their ring grooves and allow the piston to be inserted into the bore. If you get this wrong then you risk damaging or even breaking a piston ring. This may also end up scoring your freshly honed bore. In this webinar we’ll look at both tapered style ring compressors and ratchet-style ring compressors and demonstrate how to correctly use them.