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piston ring price

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Jonny-K5, Jan 13, 2004.

  1. Jonny-K5

    Jonny-K5 1/2 ton status

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    i've got a 350 chevy in my driveway with the #3 piston ring broken. what should i expect to pay if i take it in to a respectable machine shop to fix the one cylinder. or should i have them all re ringed.what should this cost? i'm gonna call around for some prices, but i'd like to know the ballpark figure. the engine was rebuilt a few years prior, maybe 10 or 20k on the motor, so it doesnt need a full rebuild. i just want it driveable so it doesnt blow smoke out the one tailpipe .is this something i could do myself? i've done head swaps, but never ventured into the short block.
     
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    hastings rings are 35 a set. i would replace all of them instead of just one. its not that hard to go throught a motor.
     
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    so do it myself? how do you find out if it was overbored? are the pistons stamped?
     
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    i would do it myself. the pistons should be stamped on the top like 030 or 30.
    really the only special tool to do it is a engine stand
     
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    cool, the motor is already on a stand. thanks.
     
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    really the only special tool to do it is a engine stand

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    ....and a piston ring compressor. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    ZGS Not sure what size you'll need, but I like Childs & Alberts rings.
     
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    Don't forget a torque wrench!! and a deglazing stone, or new rings won't set it.
     
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    is a piston ring compressor required? or just make it easier? where do u get a deglazing stone? is that the same as a hone? any links?
     
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    check out this post and link in it about the deglazing. I don't know whether to believe it or not. I've never rebuilt any engine bigger than a 10hp Brigg's and Stratton. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    How do you know it's a broken ring?

    Why did the ring break would be my question.

    Do you know if you have bore taper? How would you know without taking it to a shop?

    Going through the struggles of taking a motor in and out, I would get it all checked out and take that motor out once.

    Good luck.
     
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    is a piston ring compressor required?

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    Yes. It is pretty much impossible to assemble the engine without one. /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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