Piston Ring Replacement
|1.||Remove the piston from the cylinder block.|
|2.||Using a ring expander (A), remove the old piston rings (B).|
|3.||Clean all ring grooves thoroughly with a squared-off broken ring or ring groove cleaner with a blade to fit the piston grooves.|
The top and 2nd ring grooves are 1.2 mm (0.05 in.) wide. The oil ring groove is 2.0 mm (0.08 in.) wide (K20A4, K24A1 engines) or 2.8 mm (0.11 in.) wide (K20A5 engine).
File down a blade if necessary.
Do not use a wire brush to clean the ring grooves, or cut the ring grooves deeper with the cleaning tools.
NOTE: If the piston is to be separated from the connecting rod, do not install new rings yet.
|4.||Using a piston, push a new ring (A) into the cylinder bore 15-20 mm (0.6-0.8 in.) from the bottom.|
|5.||Measure the piston ring end-gap (B) with a feeler gauge:|
|6.||Install the top ring and second ring as shown.The top ring (A) has a T or 1R mark and the second ring (B) has a 2T or 2R mark. The manufacturing marks (C) must be facing upward.|
|7.||Rotate the rings in their grooves to make sure they do not bind.|
|8.||Position the ring end gaps as shown:|
|9.||After installing a new set of rings, measure the ring-to-groove clearances:|