Installation of 1- or 2-Piece Piston Oil Rings

At Hastings Manufacturing, we know piston rings, and we want to pass that knowledge on to you. In this video, we’re going to cover the installation of 1 and 2 piece oil rings.

For a 2-piece oil ring, install the coil spring in the groove first.
Prior to installing the oil ring, note where the gap is on the coil spring as this will need to be placed at the heel of the oil ring.

Then, use a proper ring installation tool to open the oil ring just enough to allow the ring to go over the top diameter of the piston. Work the opened ring down from the top of the piston to the oil groove. Place the ring squarely into the piston groove, taking care to keep it flat. Release the tension of the ring installer tool. Keeping in mind, if the spring has dual pitch, the color code must be at the gap.

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