The following chart shows the SAE recommended Automotive compression ring end gaps. These recommendations are followed for the majority of the ring line unless a certain application requires deviation from the chart. These deviations are noted in the ring section. It is unnecessary to adjust end gaps in most cases. Our ring end gaps are measured in precise gauges that are accurate to .0001" for the diameter for which the rings are intended. Remember -when fitting rings to cylinder bores, every .001" change in bore diameter changes the end gap by approximately .003." Example: A bore .002" greater than the base diameter increases the ring gap by .002" x .003" = .006". Cylinder
Diameter Ring Gap
2.000 - 2.999" .008 - .016"
3.000 - 3.999" .010 - .022"
4.000 - 4.999" .012... continue reading
Having determined what sort of material best suits your needs/application, the main design and detail features of the piston now need consideration. The over-riding factor that influences just what is best for an A-Series engine is the block's propensity for flex at higher rpm, and the crank's equal propensity for flex at the same sort of rpm levels. Both combine to require a piston... continue reading
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