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When Should I Replace My Pistons?

When Should I Replace My Pistons?

Piston rings are integral to the efficient running of a marine or industrial engine. If properly cared for, they can last a long time – significantly improving the lifespan of your machinery and saving time and money. Failure to regularly review your pistons...
Can overheating damage piston rings?

Can overheating damage piston rings?

Even when the best precautions are taken, piston rings can still fail. Understanding why is integral to solve the problem. Overheating is one of the primary reasons piston rings fail. In this short guide, we’ll look at why this happens and what can be done to rectify...
What are piston rings made of?

What are piston rings made of?

Piston rings operate at higher temperatures than fabric, elastomeric, or polymer seals. If damaged, sealing rings allow engine oil to become polluted by hot exhaust leaking from the cylinder into the crankcase. So what are piston rings made of and how do these...
What are the signs of worn piston rings?

What are the signs of worn piston rings?

Piston rings are a key engine component as they take care of several high workload functions at once. This, combined with the high temperature and corrosivity of their environment is one of the reasons that they go through a lot of wear and tear. An important part of...

How to fit piston rings

If you’re not sure how to fit industrial piston rings, we’ll cover everything you need to know in this short five-step guide. If you still have questions at the end, our technical experts will be on hand to help. 1. Fit with caution & use the right equipment...